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December 2016

December Tag with Debbie

Hi friends!   Today I'm sharing my December tag for Clear Scraps.  December is always a really busy month

for most of us, however this fun tag won't take you long at all.   I  created this tag with Clear Scraps Acrylic Tag Album.  


All of the tags and patterned papers, doily etc are added to the back of the tag, the embellishments are on the front.

The doily peaks through the clear tag and is behind all the papers and small tags.

I embellished the tag by fussy cutting flowers from coordinating paper and adhereing to the front..

To finish it off add a ribbon bow to the top and some flowers.


Hope you enjoyed my December Christmas Tag and hope you're playing along with the design team on the ClearScraps Blog and making your own pretty tags!

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


As always thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps  blog today!!


Oh Christmas Tree

Angel back with you showing you how I decorated these cute decor 3D Chipboard X-Mas Trees. These would make great centerpieces or even look great next to your christmas villages..

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I really had a Blast with decorating these. You can get these here at Clear Scraps!

All trees was covered with different pattern papers before decorating.

Here is a closer look .

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I used some mini Christmas Bulbs and glued them right on the tree. I also used lots of ribbon and made bows and glued that as well. I was not happy yet till I added mini roses and rhinstones . I just felt I need it to be fuller..

Tree close up 2

Since this tree was the small one I added just the mini bulbs and some ribbon bows streaming down from the top. I also added some rhinestones.

Tree closeup 3

The last tree was done with mini bulbs and rhinestones along with bows.

Happy Holidays!!

Other Supplies-Mini Bulb ornaments in red, green, white, rhinestones, Assorted ribbon, mini red roses, Christmas bow ornaments, paper collection Old time Christmas for Craft Smith

Celebrate the Season Clipboard & Process Video

Hi Clear Scraps family, Leah here with you today to share my very awkward process video. lol  I really did enjoy making this to share with you all, and am going to try to start creating one of these a month. Hopefully as time goes on, I will get less awkward with the voice overs. :)


I used the small rectangle scallop clipboard as well as the chipboard sled embellishment to make this cute seasonal decor item.

If you are interested in the process video, it's below!



Thanks for stopping in!! xoxo

Leah Crowe



3D Acrylic Christmas Trees ~

Hi, Connie here with a tutorial on how I created these 3D Acrylic  Christmas Trees by Clear Scraps. The 3D trees also come in chipboard too.  I see them with pine cones all around, sitting in snow with a couple of deer hanging around.  With that in mind that was the look I was after when creating these folk art trees.

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*Remove the plastic film from the acrylic tree pieces.  Each tree will have two tree pieces. 

*Assemble the trees.  They slip into each other creating the tree. 

*I used a mat dark green spray paint to add the color to the trees. 

*The star was painted gold and then the trees were speckled with white acrylic paint

They look amazing to me.  Plain, cozy and comfy!!  Looking forward to decorating for the holidays with these pretties!!

Clear Scraps products used: 3D Acrylic Christmas Trees

other: Forrest green spray paint,  white/black acrylic paint and gold paint (for star on top of trees)

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

December Tag by Jennifer

Today I have my tag for this month as well as a quick tutorial!  I love playing with the Clear Scraps acrylic tags and Mascils and they are a perfect accent to holiday presents!


Just a little bit of modeling paste or paint with some glitter goes a long way!  I used the 6 inch Ribbon Tree Mascil and applied a light layer of modeling paste to the surface of my tag. 


Before allowing the modeling paste to dry, I lightly sprinkled red glitter to the surface. After a few moments, I carefully lifted my Mascil from the tag. Allow ample drying time before adding any embellishments! I did back my tag with a patterned paper which is an option.  


Thank you for stopping by! I hope the design teams' December tags are inspiring you to do a little creating with Clear Scraps!

Have a wonderful day! -Jennifer

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts: Fancy Pants Designs; enamel dot, modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; ribbon: Hug Snug; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; misc: thread, glitter


Angel sharing Shaker Ornaments!

Today I bring you ideas on how to turn those shakers to ornaments..

If you like me and love christmas you always find crafts to do with the kids or even just want to make the decorations yourself these are perfect.

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The first one is the snowman. I added fake snow and sequins in his belly and black seed beads in his hat. I also added some acetate snowflakes to add that special look. then made a bow to put by his neck! I heat flocked the outside of the snowman shape in white.

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For this Stocking Shaker I added some fake snow to the boot along with sequins and black seed beads to the cuff above it.I then added a pompom trim to the stocking along with a bow. I heat embossed the outer shape of the stocking in red glitter embossing powder.

Clear Scraps Ornament Stocking-Angel

Last Shaker is the angel.Isn't she a beauty ? For her I added seed beads and sequins to her body and only seed beads in her head.Then a matching bow. I heat embossed the outside of the angel shape in shabby white embossing powder.

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All Shakers I added Gold christmas rope to hang them in the tree. I just clue the string to the back.

Other Supplies - Sequins in red, gold, mint, Fake snow, seed beads in black, white, Assorted Ribbons and gold rope, Embossing powder in shabby white, and Glitter red, Heat flock in white, Scraps of christmas papers, Paper house acetate snowflake sheet,

Crystal Snowflakes Holiday Card Tutorial by Pinky

Hey there friends, HAPPY SATURDAY! It's Pinky today, and I have a fun little card tutorial to share today that I created making "Crystal Snowflakes". 

Clear Scraps Clear Snowflake Card by Pinky Hobbs - 3 (1)

For this card I took 3D Gloss Gel and I used the Clear Scraps 6" Holly Christmas Bulbs Mascil/Stencil on a 4X6 piece of 12X12 Clear Scraps Acrylic (after removing the front protective film of course) that I cut out using my regular paper trimmer. 

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You can see the design is crisp and sharp. I allowed it to dry overnight, it didn't need overnight but I like to set it and forget it so to speak. 

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After that I trimmed out another 4X6 piece of Clear Scraps Acrylic from the same 12X12 sheet, and I used some leftover scrap papers from the Creating Made Easy December 2016 Kit to place inside the back page, then I used a white shimmering sheet of card stock for the back t cover my adhesive. (Beacon is my go to for Clear Scraps acrylic).

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It's hard to see but I hope you can actually see the "crystal snowflakes" they are gorgeous in person. 

I brushed the edges using StazOn Cotton white ink for a "snow" effect. StazOn is the perfect ink for this, and you really could brush the snowflakes with it as well for a snowy look.

Clear Scraps Clear Snowflake Card by Pinky Hobbs - 2 (1)

I used a 1" strip of paper along the top to adhere the acrylic pieces together, it was a fun and unique way to create a card, I can't wait to do this one again!

Happy crafting my friends, and have a beautiful Saturday.

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer.

Christmas Stocking Shaker Ornament

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Hello Clear Scraps fans! It's Irene here. Have you all seen Clear Scraps new shakers? These shakers are so much fun to alter and you can turn them into an ornament, an embellishment or even a little gift.

For today's post, I've altered a mini stocking shaker and made it into an ornament for my Christmas tree. Here are some details on it.

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I've decorate it with some flowers and glittered pins.

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Hope you all give these shaker a try and have fun!

xx Irene Tan

Preparing for Santa

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a new mini album I made using the Mixable Lacey.  

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I love making mini albums ahead of time so that after an event all I have to do is add photos.

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This time of year gets so hectic it is so nice to know that as soon as the big day is over all I have to do is print my photos and I am good to go.

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I added in lots of space for different photo sizes.  I love that the size of this mixable allows for photos as large as 4x6 (ok, they could probably even have some a little bigger, but 4x6 works for me.

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Don't forget though to leave room to slip those photos in.  I often add a piece of foam tape and just leave the backing on...this way the item doesn't smoosh, and I can still slip in the photo later.

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And for those photos that I don't have room for?  I created a little pocket on the back page.

Hope you have a great day.



Joy Acrylic Large Word Title

Hello friends! It's Jennifer and I'm sharing a fun home decor piece I created using the Expressions Large Joy Vertical Clear Word Title!  If you haven't had a chance to play with the Word Titles, you must try! There are a variety of words to choose from!

Just in time for the winter/holiday season, I chose the "Joy" Word Title to decorate and hang in my front entry way!


I simply selected a favorite Christmas collection and adhered patterned paper to the "J" and "Y" using my Beacon 3-in-1 Craft glue and a sander!  I also used a paint pen in white to outline my edges.


To accent, I adhered pieces of coordinating stickers and chipboard to the letters as well.   


The "O" in Clear Title is a cute snowman!  For him, I got out my 6 inch Nordic Snowflakes Mascil  and some metallic texture paste!  


Once dry, I cut out a little hat for the snowman and embellished with chipboard and bakers twine. I also added enamel dots for his eyes and buttons! 



Thank you for stopping by today! Check out the selection of word titles by visiting the Clear Scraps shop! Have a wonderful day!


Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, stickers, enamel dots: Carta Bella Paper; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Hug Snug; metal charm and pin: Tim Holtz; metallic texture paste: Heidi Swapp; misc: paint pen, journaling pen.  

December Tag by Angel

Today I bring you my December Tag! My Favorite time of the year!

Clear Scraps December Tag Angel

You can get your tag HERE at Clear Scraps!

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I just love the bright fun colors in Christmas! Here I cut apart images from the paper line and used a snowflake punch to add more embellishments using while still using the paper. Also added little rhinestones to the snowflakes for that extra sparkle.

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In the photo above I attached three stripped straws together giving the image of candy sticks. I then added a bow using mesh ribbon to finish the look.

Happy Holidays!

Other Supplies - Graphic 45 and Authentique Paper Collections, Rhinestones, Snowflake Paper Punch, Paper Straws, Mesh Ribbon, Doilies, Ribbon, Glue Gun, Tape Runner, scissors 

December Tag Of The Month by Pinky

Hey there Clear Scraps friends, it's Pinky today and I am excited to share my December Tag which is the Tag of the Month. I had so much fun making the "Snowy Door" Tag using the Tag Album & Tag Box set. 

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I loved using the 6" Holly Christmas Bulbs stencil/mascil for the back of the tag- with metallic paints, then turning it over and adding the snowy effect with a clear medium and glitter and also using the Fancy Window Chipboard Embellishment as the "door". Christmas and snow always get me in the mood to create and craft outside of my usual crafting, I think it's my favorite time of year to craft with all the snowy scenes. So many ways to create snow-scales. 

I have created a full instructions PDF sheet you can download right below:

Download December Snowy Door Tag by Pinky

It shares step by step  how I created this Tag and how you can create your own. I loved leaving it clear so you can see through, that is definitely my favorite part of working with acrylics!

Have you tried creating any of the monthly tags? How did yours turn out? Share them on the Clear Scraps Facebook Page! 

Happy crafting my friends. Enjoy your Christmas crafts and all the holidays spirits. 

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer


Snowy Christmas Tree Card by Pinky

Hey there Clear Scraps friends, it's Pinky today and you know it's my favorite time of year to craft so why not start those special handmade Christmas cards!

Clear Scraps Send It Clear Tree Card Pinky Hobbs - 1

Today I wanted to share a special Christmas Tree Send It Clear Acrylic card with you, these Send It Clear Cards come pre cut and ready to assemble and decorate and they are so unique and fun!

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For this card I simply used the 6"Holly Christmas Bulbs mascil with 3D Gloss Gell (Transparent) and I used the tiny snowflakes to create a clear snowflake pattern. You can't see it above but look here. 

Can you see the clear snowflakes?

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After I created the icy snowflakes I added white Pearls to the front and for the tree itself and the paper behind it I used the Creating Made Easy December 2016 Kit papers which are My Mind's Eye and stickers for the entire card!

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For the snowy effect on the edges I used StazOn Cotton White ink and added rhinestones to the tree.

I love snow and the pretty crafts you can create with the snowflakes and trees. Perfect for the holiday season. 

Be sure to check out the Creating Made Easy December 2016 Kit.

Don't forget the Send It Clear Cards! Great designs for all seasons. 

I hope you enjoy the holidays and the upcoming craft season. 

Happy crafting friends and a peaceful Sunday to you all. 

Happy Holidays, Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer


Shaker Bell Tag

Hi, Connie here with a fun and sparkly holiday tag, using the new Mini Shaker Bell, from Clear Scraps!  The Mini Shakers come in six shapes and images.  They would make a super cute ornament set for the holidays.

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The mini shaker is so easy to assemble and decorate.  What you put inside the shaker is the fun part.  Really, it is all up to you  what to fill the inside with.  I used decorative sequins in the Mini Shaker Bell. 

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Supplies used:

Clear Scraps: Mini Shaker Bell, 12" Doily Stencil and 6" Imagine Stencil

other:  Sequins, gold embossing powder, Kraft tag, paper doily and  acrylic paint/black, white.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member