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December 2016

Clear Box Tray with Leah

Hello Clear Scraps friends! Leah here with you today to share one of the amazing acrylic boxes that Clear Scraps offers. This one is the Acrylic Keepsake Tray Box. Once hubby saw this on my desk this morning, he quickly exclaimed he needs some for his desk. So, they will make great gifts for any time of the year, and for most anyone on your hard to buy for list. 



I apologize for my poor picture quality, I just switched to a new laptop and haven't had a chance to install all my programs yet.

To start building this, which is super easy, peel off all the protect film from both sides of the acrylic.
I then cut pattern papers slightly less than the dimensions of the box. I adhered the pattern papers on the outside walls to hide the glue, and made sure to use double sided paper so there would be a design facing inside the box as well.

I then laid out the pieces as they would be adhered together, ready to go.


 If you look closely  you can see little notches protruding out further so they will fit into the holes on the base. When I used my Beacons 3-in-1 glue, I placed a thin bead of glue along the bottom line of the walls, avoiding the protruding notches. I did this to create more stability. The first two walls are the hardest, but after you have them all in, it stands up well. Then,  you will add the adhesive circles to the outside walls that come included with the box, which makes it extra sturdy.


Just place two circles on each adjoining wall at the top and bottom like above, and you are good to go. I let this dry and set for an hour or so before moving on. Grab a drink, watch a show, then come back to it. :)


Now I just added a few small embellishments and I now am the proud owner of a new Alcohol Ink storage tray. I use these so often, I have decided to leave them out on my desk.


 (backside view)


Thanks for stopping in and have a WONDERFUL New Year!!

Products used: Clear Scraps Acrylic Tray Box; Echo Park Pattern Paper; Prima flowers; Beacons 3-in-1 Glue; Simple Stories Bradz; Pink Paislee Ephemera; 

Leah Crowe

Clipboard Wall Art

hi everyone!  hope you are having a lovely holiday season.  can't believe it is almost new years eve!  do you have any fun plans?

anyway, today i wanted to share with you a fun clipboard i made using the small scallop landscape clipboard and some fun papers from photoplay.

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these little clipboards are so fun for displaying a few favorite photos.  they make is so easy to get them out of the box and out into your environment.




Create Acrylic Clipboard


Hello Clear Scraps fans! I bet by now, you will have tons of Christmas photographs to scrap with. For today's post, I would like to share with you all an altered acrylic clipboard which I've created using Clear Scraps scalloped portrait acrylic clipboard and a chipboard "Create" title.

Here are some close-ups on it.



Hope you all like today's project and Happy New Year everyone!

xx Irene Tan

NEW Designers WANTED!

We’re thrilled to announce that our Creating Made Easy Kit Club by Clear Scraps is looking to bring on a few new Design Team members or Guest Designers! We’re looking for talented, social, and committed designers who love to create with Clear Scraps products, who are able to meet a monthly deadline. 
To apply, please email with the following information:
  •  A single paragraph telling us a little about yourself. When did you start scrapbooking? How would you define your style? What do you love about Clear Scraps products? Are you on any other design teams? Have you been published before?
  •  Help us get a good sense of whom you are and your paper crafting history. Let us know why you would be EXCITED to work with Clear Scraps. Please note that previous design team experience is not required.
  •  A link to your online gallery and/or blog so that we may see samples of your various paper crafting projects. If you have a scrapbook resume we’d love to see that as well.
  •  A scan or high quality photo of 1 layout, 1 card, and 1 other type of project that showcases your style. 
  •  Please include all of your contact information, including address, phone number, and return email address.
The deadline for all applications to be received is January 20th
Compensation includes a Monthly Kit as well as opportunities to be published and earn products or other payments. 
The individuals chosen to join the team will be notified via email and the new team will be announced here on the blog in February.  New design team members will be required to submit 3-4 monthly assignments based on Clear Scraps products, including blog posts, and FB posting. Help promote the Clear Scraps Kit Club on social media.
USA only please, due to time sensitive mail restrictions. 

Fun Girly Skull Phone Stand by Pinky

Hey there Clear Scraps friends! I am SO excited today!! It's Pinky again and anyone who knows me, knows me and my boys LOVE skulls and fun girly skull items. so when Clear Scraps came out with a Pirate Skull Stencil I was THRILLED and knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. 

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This fun and funky skull phone stand! Most of my friends have phone cases with pink and skulls, why not a phone stand too! I used modeling paste with the Clear Scraps 6" Pirate Skulls Stencil to stencil  the front, then used black paint on the back for the eye patch areas, notice I added blue crystals to the other eye for a fun girly effect. Then I graduated Krylon Spray Paint on the back. 

Skull Stencil Phone Stand by Pinky Hobbs Clear Scraps - 1

Can you see the glitter crossbones on the top? When everything was dry I used modeling paste to add that and glittered it for an added bonus, then added more crystals!

I mean it's pretty cute and perfect for that teen girl or skull loving mom like me. 

I also used yellow and pink paint for the base, it's a lovely combo of pastels to offset the stenciling work I did. 

I used the Clear Scraps Vintage Phone Stand as the core of the project, the cast acrylic really is fantastic to work with and lasts for a lifetime. There are very neat tablet stands too, just check out the links. 

Happy Wednesday my friends, have a beautifully crafty day!

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

December Tag - Nancy

hi everyone!  nancy here today to share with you a tag i had made for christmas.  yes, i know i am a bit late, but better late than never....and besides, you can always get a jump on next year.  hee hee

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to begin the tag i misted some burlap through the 6" damask mascil. before removing the mascil from the burlap, be sure and blot the stencil...this will help with the bleeding.

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next, i covered my chipboard tag with some patterned paper i had in my stash.  clear scraps chipboard is nice and sturdy and will easily hold up to whatever type of adhesive you choose. 

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then i created a poinsettia with the clear scraps clear craft sheets and the tim holtz tattered poinsettia die.

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after cutting the poinsettia, i inked it using a few different colors of stazon ink.  don't forget to remove the protective coating from the acrylic.  

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finally it was time to layer the tag.  first the layer of burlap.

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then the poinsettia.

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a few flowers and a sentiment die cut.

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and finally a few bits of ribbon and pearls.

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i really like how this tag turned out and it looked lovely hanging from my daughters gift.

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happy holidays,


December Tag with Connie

Hi, Connie here with my December Tag tutorial using an acrylic tag by Clear Scraps and some fancy Christmas paper.   This is a cute and easy tag that will make your Christmas package look so very special!  


Supplies used:

Clear Scraps / Acrylic tags,  acrylic lamp embellishment.

Other: pattern paper, stickers, rhinestones, ribbon,  ink spray for snow, Beacon and StazOn black ink.



  1. Apply StazOn black ink to acrylic lamp post shape.
  2. Trace acrylic tag shape on pattern paper and cut out.
  3. Adhere acrylic tag to pattern paper tag with Beacon 1-IN-3.
  4. Pop up stickers and apply to front of acrylic tag.
  5. Add rhinestones and ribbon.
  6. Speckle with white paint for snow effect.


Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Mini Shaker Angel Tutorial

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a fun little project using the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Angel.  

This little shaker  can be used in several different ways,  an ornament or an embellishment or on a card,

layout or just about anything you want. I gave one to one of my grand kids and she loved it!  

Today I'm going to show you how to make this quick easy project.


To start remove the it from the packaging and you're going to notice it comes in 5 different pieces.  

The first piece is the solid backing of the shaker.  You're going to start with this piece.  Adhere the 

patterned paper of choice to the back piece and trim off the access.  next remove the film from the acrylic piece.

Adhere the second chipboard piece to the solid back of the shaker.


The next step is to adhere the second chipboard piece to the second, building them up to create a 

hollow area for your sequins, beads or whatever you decide to add to your shaker.



The next step is to add your fun shaker pieces.  I added sequins and seed beads.


Now it's time for your clear Acrylic piece.  I adhered this piece using Beacons 3-in-1.  It holds the 

pieces together  with no worries of it coming apart.  On top of the acrylic piece you will adhere your final

chipboard piece.


Time to add the finishing touches.  I used chalk ink to color the chipboard and then embossed with embossing powder.

Embossing powder is optional.  This will have do be done carefully as it will melt the acrylic if it gets too hot.  If you are

more comfortable, you can do this stem before you adhere the final piece onto the acrylic.


When you are finished you can embellish as you please.  I simply added a piece of ribbon

and a flower.


Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today!

Be sure to stop by and check out all the beautiful Clear Scraps projects this month by our talented designers!




3D Acrylic X-Mas Trees with Debbie

Hi friends!   Today I'm sharing a fun Christmas project using Clear Scraps 3D Acrylic x-Mas Trees.
December is always a really busy month for most of us, however these fun
Clear Scraps 3D Acrylic x-Mas Trees won't take you long at all.   They are the perfect size for
a small table decoration or a gift for a friend.  
 To create this set I covered with Patterened Paper. Be sure to follow the directions on the package for the assembly.  
Each tree has a slit in them, be sure to remove any paper covering the slits as you will need to slide the trees together using these. 
Once you have the paper adhered to each tree, punch small holes in each branch using a cropodile.
 Do not punch too close to the edge or you will not be able to attach your embellishments.  
Once you have all the holes punched you can assemble the trees.  I used Beacon 3-in-1 to adhere it together.
You're ready to add your embellishments to your trees.  I tied ribbons through the holes on the
large one, and small ornaments on the smaller ones along with some eyelash yarn on one of the trees.
 Hope you give this fun project a try, it makes the perfect decoration for your holidays or for as gift for a friend.
Be sure to stop by and check out all the beautiful Clear Scraps projects this month by our talented designers!
As always thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps  blog today!!

Wonderland December Tag

Happy Christmas Eve eve as my kids like to call it.

Leah here with you today to share my December monthly tag.


This one is fairy quick and simple, just how I like it. :)

This month I used a chipboard base for the tag, and covered it in pattern paper from Crate papers Snow & Cocoa collection.


I then added a quick little mascil edging using the 6" Geo pattern from Clear Scraps and some Seafoam Acrylic Paint. I really fell hard for that geo pattern this month! :)


The rest, as we say is history.

I was able to use some wonderful diecuts and scrap gold twine to create this little cutie.


May your Holiday celebrations and Christmas be magical and filled with wonder and an abundance of Love!!


Leah Crowe



Acrylic Christmas Sleigh

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Are you all busy preparing for Christmas? Clear Scraps has these acrylic 3D sled that is so cool and you can easily alter it to add another piece of home decor to your home.

Here are some close-ups on the sled.

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I've decorate this sled with some alcohol ink, glitters, pattern papers, pearls, ribbons and flowers.

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Altering this sled is so much fun! Happy creating!

xx Irene Tan

Happy Family Mini Album

Hey everyone!  Hope you are having a great day, preparing for the holidays.  Me?  I am hanging with my family, so grateful to have everyone home for the holidays.  Which brings me to this little mini mini I made with some of my favorite family photos.  

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I love the clear pages which allow me to display both sides of my paper.  This makes my paper stretch further as well as allowing me to use both sides.



Mini Shaker Stockings

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm on the blog today to share some fun techniques I used on the new Mini Shaker Stockings!  The Mini Shakers are so fun to work with and you have a large variety of shapes to choose from!  Each shaker comes with 1 chipboard back, 3 chip forms, and 1 acrylic divider.  


Before beginning to embellish my shaker, I painted the chipboard pieces with white acrylic paint.


Once allowing the paint to dry, I was ready to start my first shaker!  An easy way to add some bling to your chipboard is using embossing ink and powder!  I simply applied my ink pad directly to the surface of the shaker then sprinkled with glitter embossing powder.


Remove the excess embossing powder and apply heat to set!


I then assembled my pieces by adhering the chip forms to the front and back of the acrylic divider.  


Now you are free to embellish your Shaker! I adhered a few sequins as well as added die cuts from a Christmas line.


For my second Shaker, I covered the chipboard back with patterned paper with a vellum overlay. I then used my 6 inch Nordic Snowflake Mascil with metallic texture paste to add some sparkle to the vellum! You definitely need to allow ample drying time before going on to the next step. Also, your vellum may bubble but once dry, it will smooth out.


I added pieces of die cuts and flair as well as a few enamel dots to accent my Shaker!



Thank you for stopping by today! Check out the selection of Shakers at the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!


Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, flair: Fancy Pants Designs; enamel dots: Teresa Collins Designs, Crate Paper; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics, My Mind's Eye; texture paste: Heidi Swapp; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections; sequins: Making Memories; metal clip: Tim Holtz; adhesive: Beacon Crafts


Peace on Earth Mini Album!

Hello everyone Its Angel here bringing you a Mini Mixable Little Bits to hold a few of your special christmas photos.

You can get your mini here at Clear Scraps!

Peace on earth Mini Album 1

These are small enough to fit in stockings are in your purse.

For the entire book I cut pattern paper to fit each page by tracing it to the paper using a pencil then cutting them out.

Now for a peek of the inside pages..

Peace on Earth Mini Album 2

Peace on earth Mini album 3

I cut out pieces of the patter paper to make these cute pages pop!

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I attached the mini using ribbon tied in front of the mini.

Other supplies used- Old Time Christmas by Craft Smith Paper Collection, Doilies, Ribbon, Acetate Snowflake from paper house, 

Clear Scraps Acrylic Sled Box Floral Arrangement

Hi friends!   Today I'm sharing a fun Christmas project using Clear Scraps Acrylic Sled Box. 
December is always a really busy month for most of us, however this fun Sled Box won't take you long at all.   Its the perfect
size for a small table decoration.  
 To create this floral arrangement simply follow the directions on the Acrylic Sled Box. I used Beacon 3-in-1 to adhere it together.
When it dries completly, trace the sleigh onto patterned paper of choice and adhere to the sled.  I wanted to leave toe skis of the 
sled clear so I only added paper to the top half of the sled.
Once you have the paper adhered, use clear embossing ink around the edges and then add some glittery silver or coordinating embossing posder to edge of the sled.
You're ready to add your floral arrangement to the center of the box, youcan cut s small piece of 
floral foam to fit the inside and then simply arrange your floral picks as you wish. 
I added a big bow to the front and a small poinsietta flower to finish it off.  
 Hope you give this fun floral arrangement a try, it makes the perfect decoration for your holidays or for as gift for a friend.
Be sure to stop by and check out all the beautiful Clear Scraps projects this month by our talented designers!
As always thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today!!