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January 2017

New Layer Stencil & Mini Rattle Shaker

Happy Tuesday friends. So, how have you been enjoying the new releases thus far? Amazing, right?! 

Today I am sharing a card I made out of the new Layer Teddy Bear Stencil, as well as the Mini Shaker Rattle.


I had made a video showing how to use the new layer stencil, but I ended up losing the video when I switched phones. 

Soooo, the card is 5.5" square. And the layer stencil is 5" x 9", so a perfect fit. This is what the stencil looks like.


I started by dabbing alcohol ink on the body of the stencil onto an acrylic square. Once that dried, I lifted the stencil and placed the bottom section (the second layer) of the stencil on the body. I then used a different color and dabbed more alcohol ink through the stencil. So fast, so easy, and SO cute!


Looking at the Teddy Bears, I just thought this would make the cutest baby card. So I then put together the Mini Shaker Rattle, added some star sequins, and adhered it to the card.


I hope you enjoyed this post today. Keep checking back for new ideas and inspiration!

Products Used: Clear Scraps: Teddy Bear Layer Stencil, Mini Shaker Rattle, 12x12 Acrylic Sheet; Pattern Paper: Simple Stories, American Craft; Alpha: October Afternoon; Brads: Simple Stories; Cardstock: Coredinations; Ink: Adirondack Alcohol Ink (Butterscotch & Teakwood), Srtazon Ink; Glitter: Martha Stewart, Crate Paper Sequins; Adhesive: Beacons 3-in-1

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Design Team 



January Tag By Angel

Today I would like to show you my tag for the month of January using Clear Scraps Tag. And the new chipboard filmstrip!

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I have used some graphic 45 papers along with flowers , bling,and ribbons and some acetate to create this look. I just layered everything.

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For the filmstrip I used some heat embossing powder in blue .Here is a close up of the filmstrip.

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Lots of new yummy goodness heading your way on the blog. Be sure to keep yours eyes open for the new CHA releases.

Angel Lebouef

Altered Acrylic Tablet Holder

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Hello Clear Scraps friends! For today's post, I would like to share with you all an altered acrylic tablet holder which features Clear Scraps acrylic tablet stand.

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I've decorated this tablet stand using pattern papers, doilies, flowers and lace. I've also used the "Imagine" mascil to create the wording on this tablet stand.

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Thanks for dropping by and see you all again soon!

Daisies 12x12 Acrylic Layout

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm here to share another fun NEW release from Clear Scraps!  I am loving the 12x12 Acrylic Layouts and the great variety to choose from!  One of the layouts I received was the Daisies 12x12 Acrylic Layout. I flipped my layout to fit my vertical photos which is another awesome feature of these products! 


Before adding my photos, I wanted to add some color and sparkle to my acrylic! I used alcohol inks and glitter paint in random spots on the layout allowing colors to mix. 




Once dry, I backed my Acrylic Layout with white cardstock as well as added patterned paper to frame my photos. I also added brads and enamel dots to accent the daisies.  



And because I can't do a layout without layering, I found a Silhouette cut file similar to the daisies and cut different sizes from the patterned papers.  I layered a few on top of the acrylic daisies to add some dimension.  




Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying all of the new releases!  Have a great day!


Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, brads, enamel dots, washi tape, chipboard, stickers:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; alcohol ink: Ranger; glitter paint: Tattered Angels; adhesive: Beacon, 3M. 


A Mini album with a Cupcake shaker~

Hi, Connie here with a cute mini album that would work great for a birthday gift.   I used the Cutie Mixable and the Cupcake Shaker by Clear Scraps,  to create a birthday album.  

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I did a step by step to show you how the mini was created ~

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Supplies needed: Cutie/mixable by Clear Scraps, Binder pages 5 X 7 (chipboard), Beacon 3-IN-1, pattern paper,  Cupcake Shaker by Clear Scraps and rhinestones (filler for the shaker).

Cover the bottom part of the chipboard Cupcake with pattern paper.

Cover the top part of the Cupcake with a different pattern of paper and cut it out. 

Adhere both parts, top and bottom to chipboard. Let dry.

The Shaker part of the Cupcake comes with three top chipboard pieces.  Glue one on the top of the cupcake.  Sandwich the acrylic in between the the second and third piece of the top chipboard. Add rhinestones (or filler) to the first one you glued to the covered chipboard top.  Glue the sandwich piece to the first one, covering the rhinestone (filler).

Paint or ink the chipboard part of the top of the Cupcake.  Decorate.

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The back cover is acrylic with chipboard inside pages.

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This will look darling with the pictures from the birthday party added.   

Clear Scraps products used:

Binder pages 5 x 7

Cutie/Mixable mini album  (front and back cover only)

Cupcake Shaker

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member


organization for the new year

hi everyone!  hope you are having a great day.  me?  trying to get myself to stay organized this new year.  i am really hoping that by creating some lovely storage items i will be more persistent in keeping things tidy.

have you seen all the gorgeous acrylic boxes clear scraps makes?  swoon.  for this project i used the clear box much fun to create with and perfect for dropping things in when i walk through the door (think keys, phone, coupons, etc.)

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i used some older websters pages papers, lots of gorgeous prima blooms and embellishments and of course a bit of trim and glitter to make it pretty.  thinking now, it may be nice to set this next to my bed to hold some jewelry while i sleep....hmmmm




NEW CHA 2017 Release Layer Stencil Cards by Pinky!

Hey there friends, it's Pinky today with TWO NEW Releases for CHA 2017 the NEW Layer Stencils.

First of all the Birdhouse Stencil for the card below. Which I used paint mixed with modeling paste and added GLITTER of course on a Clear Scraps 12X12 sheet of acrylic I turned into a card. 



The only difficult part was waiting for the paste to dry!


For the second card I used the Flowers Layering Stencil, I used spray paint and modeling paste for this one. 



There are several new layer stencils, check them out!

I can't wait for CHA and all the new releases, be sure to stop by and say hello!

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

January Tag - Irene Tan

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Hello Clear Scraps fans! It's Irene here! Today, I would like to share with you all my tag for this month which features Clear Scraps acrylic tag and the "Imagine" mascil.

Here are some close-ups on this tag.

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I've used the mascil with some dimensional paint to create the title for this tag.

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I've also highlighted the edges of this tag with some paint markers.

Hope you all like this tag and Happy 2017!

January Tag by Jennifer

Hello and happy 2017!  We are excited to continue to share our "Tag of the Month" with you and hope that you will be inspired to create with many of the awesome Clear Scrap products!  Today, I'm sharing a quick and easy technique to add some sparkle to your chipboard!  

First, I started by using painting the edges of one of the chipboard tags with white acrylic paint.  I then fit and layered pieces of patterned paper from a fun winter collection and adhered to the front of my tag.  


To embellish my tag, I used the Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishments.  I started my painting them with the same white acrylic paint.  Once dry, I applied the painted surface directly to the embossing pad and added a fun light blue glitter embossing powder.  After removing the excess powder, apply heat directly to set. 


Here is a close up of one of the snowflakes!  I added a cute color coordinating button to the center to add some dimension! 


I used the larger snowflake as my "base" to add stickers and additional buttons; I love how it turned out!  I finished my tag by adding some ribbon to tie at the top! 


Thank you for stopping by! The Clear Scraps shop has a large variety of chipboard shapes to choose from! And keep watching the blog for projects featuring new Clear Scraps products! 

Have a great day!


Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers: Echo Park Paper; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections for Michaels; border punch: EK Success; adhesive: Beacon 3-in-1; misc: ribbon, thread, sewing machine, buttons

Fleur De Lis Shaker

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Hello Clear Scraps friends! Happy 2017! It's Irene here with my first post for 2017. Have you gotten a chance to take a look at the new releases by Clear Scraps? Today, I'm sharing an altered shaker which features Clear Scraps newly released Fleur De lis shaker. 

Here are some details.

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To decorate this shaker, I've painted and added pattern paper to it.

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Hope to see you all soon!

Layout with Feathers Layering Stencil

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm happy to share with you a layout I created with one of the new Clear Scraps products! Its like a kid on Christmas when CHA rolls around and we get to see what Susan and Jim have designed for us to work with!  Every release I am amazed and this year is no exception!  The layering stencils are ingenious and so fun to use!  

One of the stencils I received was the 5x9 Feathers Layering Stencil  which is one of my favorites!  The stencils are easy to use; it just takes a little planning and patience.  



I knew I wanted to use modeling paste as my base, so I used washi tape to secure my stencil to my cardstock background.  While allowing the modeling paste to dry, I cleaned off my stencil and dried. 


Once my modeling paste was thoroughly dry, I got out my Gelatos  and used a wet brush (and my finger) to color in the details of the feathers.


And here is the final result! Is it perfect? No..but I know in time and some practice I will get the hang of it :)  


Here are some additional shots of my page!  




Thanks for stopping by! I hope you check out all of the fabulous new releases coming during CHA!  Have a great day!


Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, brads, die cut, decorative clips: Simple Stories; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; spray ink:  Heidi Swapp; stamp:  American Crafts; ink: Ranger; adhesive: 3M, Beacon; misc: thread, sewing machine. 

Printer Tray frames with Leah

Wheee! This release this year from Clear Scraps is SO exciting! Susan and Jim have really outdone themselves, and I am so ecstatic about showing you one of the newest releases for CHA this year. The new Printer Tray Frames are SO much fun to work with nothing better than maybe drinking a coffee while creating.hehe


I love how many spots there are for pictures and journaling. I added sequins to two spots on here. It was perfect for this layout of my grandsons first birthday. I adore these photos and had to scrap them again.



I also added a few stamps to the acrylic, which creates such a 3d effect.


Keep checking back over the next few weeks to see all the exciting new products coming to market very soon!

Leah Crowe



Stencil a card~

Hi, Connie here with a quick card using the 6" Holly Christmas Bulbs stencil by Clear Scraps. This is a beauty!!!! So pretty.  Perfect time to bling up a card.  

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The card is 5" x 5".  The stencil is 6"x 6".  You will have about 1/2 " over hang, perfect!  I used archival ink and applied it with a sponge.  Easy way to get a great look.

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Products used:

Clear Scraps 6" Holly Christmas Bulbs

other: acrylic stamp, bling, twine and Wink of Stella for some sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

New Year - Lets Plan Together

hi everyone!  hope your new year is off to a great start.  is one of your resolutions to get more organized this year? did you know that clear scraps makes planners?  ones that you can personalize?  and being that they are acrylic are nice and sturdy?  i created this planner with the acrylic 5x7 album.  i love that it has dividers so I can separate out my pages, and these days there are so many places you can get pages you can really customize your planner any way you like.

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of course, i used some of my favorite color able note cards from prima marketing to embellish my pages.  oh, and how cute is that little chipboard dragonfly on the cover?

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what are your planner plans for 2017?