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February 2017

Family History Mini Album By Angel

Hello Everyone! Today I want to show you my Mixable Lacey Album that I created using the Mixed Album from Clear Scraps!

Mini Album-Angel Cover

I always loved family history. Its fun to see how your ancestors was like and if you have any traits from them.Most of of the old photos. For this Mini I used some family history paper from the Photoplay collection.

Here is a peek inside the Album!

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The blank spaces is where I would place the photos. But if you gift them you would want to maybe let the person add the photos they would want. but adding the space as shown they would now just where placement would be.

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Here I made a pocket to add the information cards as you see there.You can also tuck in more photos as well if you wish.

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Lots of spaces to fill in your information.

Below is a close up of how I outlined each heart on the acrylic part of the album using a alcohol marker.(Spectrum)

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Then I add some stickles to the bottom of each heart as shown below.

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There you have it a perfect little piece of history. You can make these and give as gifts empty as shown so all they have to do is add there own information or fill it up and give this to your parents or grandparents using there own information. how sweet it would be for them to remember those that was part of there lives.

Be Sure to Visit Clear Scraps to choose the album of your Choice!

Angel Lebouef

XO Stenciled Shaker with Pinky

Hello my lovely Clear Scraps friends, it is Pinky today and this is my newest project to share a fun stenciled XO Shaker and I have a tutorial too!

Clear Scraps Butterfly Stencil Modeling Paste Shaker Pinky Hobbs - 7

So this adorable butterfly in the background is the NEW Release 6" Swallowtail Butterfly Mascil/Stencil.

Here is how I created this Shaker: I took the chipboard base in the Shaker package and painted it a Pistachio Green. 

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ThenI took Heavy Gesso and 3 colors of regular acrylic paint, and mixed each one into small dabs, creating 3 soft colors. 

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After that I used the new 6" Swallowtail Butterfly Mascil/Stencil and used all 3 colors of the created Gesso to create the butterfly in the center of the base. I light sprinkled with translucent glitter andphook off the excess and set it aside to dry. I also took the top chipboard ring and coated it in the colored Gesso, and sprinkled with glitter as well.

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Then I took the acrylic top after I removed the protective film from the top, I used the 6" XOXO Mascil/Stencil using the leftover pink Gesso I created I put one XO onto the front as shown. 

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I set that aside to dry as well then adhered the two layers of chipboard to the base, using Beacon Zip Dry. 

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I then added the Lovely Sequins from the Clear Scraps store, removed the protective film from the bottom of acrylic top. and adhere it to the top of the chipboard. 

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I filed off the excess Gesso on the cover chipboard ring, then adhered it to the top of the acrylic. 

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I painted the sides using PINK and it's done!

These Shakers are adorable to create. 

Which shape if your favorite?

 Here's hoping you have a beautiful crafty day friends, 

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer


February Tag with Jennifer

Hello! I cannot believe its February already!  That does mean another round of tags from our design team! I have to admit that I love Valentine themed paper and embellishments!  :)  So today I'm sharing my tag of the month! 

Did you know you can use spray paint on your acrylic?  Many of our designers love to utilize their favorite colors of spray paint on their tags or other Clear Scraps projects! Here, I used gold foil spray; it takes one coat and goes on beautifully!  


While allowing my tag to dry, I painted the Flourish Heart Chipboard Embellishment with white acrylic paint.


Once my paint was dry, I applied clear embossing ink, red glitter embossing powder and used my heat gun to set.  


Before adding my papers and embellishment to my tag, I wanted to add a background. At first I thought about using modeling paste but then  remembered that I had the coordinating stamp set to the paper line I was using!  StazOn inks are highly recommended to use on acrylic because they are fast drying. I used my black StazOn with two of the sentiments and did some random stamping on my tag (opposite of what side I applied my paint).


Now I was ready to start adding papers and my embellishments! I love to layer so sometimes its just a matter of experimenting to see what looks good! If a more simple look is your style that's ok...there is no wrong way to create!  


Here is a close up of the embossed chipboard! I had a bit of tough time with my embossing ink and had to go back and re-do some spots.  Overall, I love how it turned out!  


Also, showing the close up of the stamping; I think the black and gold gives some contrast to the reds and pinks!  


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope this inspires you to do some creating of your own with Clear Scraps acrylic!  Sometimes we can be surprised by what we come up with!  Have a wonderful day! 

Additional products used: patterned paper, chipboard, stickers, flair, clear stamps: Crate Paper; border punch: EK Success; inks: Ranger, Staz On; embossing powder: Recollections for Michaels; spray paint: Krylon; ribbon: Maya Road: decorative clip: 7 gypsies; adhesive: Beacon Adhesives, 3M; misc: thread.


February Tag by Angel

I so LOVE the new shakers that have been released. If you have not seen them yet you must go check them out over at Clearscraps!.

Today I want to share with you my tag for February!  I used the NEW owl shaker along with the chipboard tag.

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How Cute is that? I just had to add feathers to this tag as it just seemed fit. I also cut out the butterflies and flower images from the paper line to add to this as well.

Close up owl

I used seed beads to add in my shaker for his eyes and belly. Flowers and sticker letters finished up this tag along with a bow! I just loved this shaker!

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Be sure to head over to Clear Scraps to see all the new releases that has come out! You will not want to miss out on all these goodies.

Angel LeBouef

Love you - Heart Printer Tray Frame with Leah

Happy Wednesday Clear Scraps family!
Today I am sharing another favorite new release, the Heart Printer Tray Frame!


Each tray comes with 1 - chipboard back, 3 - chipboard cutouts and 1 - acrylic divider.
This creates great depth and reminds me of a shadow box. Perfect for creating and using as home decor.


Since the photos are the true hero here, I wanted to add some color and pattern paper. I achieved that by gluing the top cutout to a piece of pattern paper, then cut it away using a Kraft knife. 


I stamped a few hearts and words atop the acrylic divider using Stazon Ink.


Beneath the title in that sectioned heart, I added miniature beads and flock. It's so pretty in person.

After everything dried, I pained the edges of the heart with a light pink acrylic paint to bring color to the edges, and also as an added way to seal in the micro flock I ended up adding on the inside.

What's your favorite Printer Tray Frame so far?

Products Used: Clear Scraps Heart Printer Tray Frame; Pattern paper: Crate Paper, HipKitClub; Stamp: Fiskars; Flowers: Prima; Alphabet: American Crafts; Butterflies: Heidi Swapp; Ink: Stazon; Adhesive: Beacons 3-in-1

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps DT

Valentines Heart Shaker

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm here to share a quick and easy project using the Mini Shaker Heart!  If you have not had a chance to try out these fun products, you must! I promise, they are a piece of cake to put together as well as a variety of uses! And for store owners these are great for make and takes!  


All you need is a little bit of acrylic paint, some coordinating patterned paper, and sequins/glitter!  I painted the base chipboard as well as the edges of the two frame pieces and the top piece with Distress Paint. While allowing my paint to dry, I used Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive to adhere my patterned paper to the base chipboard.  I then cut any excess paper and as well as sanded the edges. 


Constructing your Shaker is easy!  Again using a water based adhesive, like Beacon, glue your two frame pieces to the base piece.  Next you are going to add your glitter or sequins the CENTER of your shaker.  A good tip I learned from our fearless leader, Pinky, is to wave a dryer sheet over the top of your shaker before applying any embellishments. This reduces any static when you adhere your acrylic piece!  I used some chunky gold glitter I found at Michaels that I love; in hindsight I think I got a little overzealous with it LOL. Now you are going to adhere your acrylic piece....its best to apply your adhesive to the chipboard instead of the acrylic.  Now you are ready to apply the top frame!  Also, its not a bad idea to use a little additional acrylic paint on the sides of your shaker to make sure all of the chipboard is covered.  


Once everything was dry, I added a metal charm from Tim Holtz's Idealology and bakers twine from my stash! Small fabric flowers work great, as well! Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps shop to see all of the variety of shapes available! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper: Crate Paper; metal charm, paint: Tim Holtz; bakers twine:Whisker Graphics; glitter; Recollections for Michaels; adhesive: Beacon Adhesives. 

New Printer Tray Frame by Angel

Hi today I would like to share with you the new printer tray that I have done. You can get these at Clear Scraps

These are very fun to play with below is the Rectangle/Square Printer Tray Frame that I got to design with!

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I just loved putting this together. I used lots of flowers to make a cluster on top of the tray as you can see.


I also added twine to make a bow and cut of the paper elements to use as decor.I also added netting to give my at sea look.


Inside the printer tray i add some starfish and some seed beads to one the the squares. I add the paper pieces where I wanted them along with the photos and title. 

These are very fun to play with. I am in love with this new release product!

You can also use this to save memorable things in them like your child's hair, teeth, bracelet from hospital, coin collections, rose petals from your first date, the ideas are endless. They do come in other shapes as well.

Be sure to head over to the store and get yours..

Angel LeBouef


Shovel Shaker ~

Hi, Connie here with a new product  alert.  Clear Scraps has the cutest line of Mini Shakers and have added new ones.  The one I'm sharing with you is the Mini Shovel Shaker. So cute and being a beach fan, I added sea shells inside the shovel.  

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The more you practice, at putting the Mini Shakers together, the better you get.  They are not hard at all, just watch your corners and make sure the shape is lined up.  

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The step out pictures are pretty clear as to how to put the Shovel Shaker together.   Cover the back of the shaker with pattern paper, sand edges and glue chipboard frames together.

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Add the small sea shells or beads inside the shovel and clamp down.  Paint the top of the Shovel Shaker frame and adhere over the acrylic frame.  Finish decorating the front of the Shovel Shaker.

After you have created a gorgeous shaker, it can be added to a card front, tag or used as an embellishment for a tote.

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 Products used:

Shovel Shaker by Clear Scraps

other: small sea shells, acrylic paint, stickers,  pattern paper, Beacon adhesive and twine. 

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Memories Printer Tray Frame

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Hi Clear Scraps friends! It's Irene here with you all today. Have you seen the new printer tray frames by Clear Scraps? I'm here to share with you all today one of my altered printer tray using Clear Scraps heart printer tray frame.

Here are some details on it.

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To create some textures and dimension on it, I've used the "Memories" stencil by Clear Scraps and some dimensional paint to create the title for this tray.

Hope you try to alter some of these fun printer trays.

Circle Printer Tray ~

Hi, Connie here with a great new product from Clear Scraps.   It is called a Printer Tray and it can be treated like a shadow box or a scrapbook page.  It is made from chipboard and comes with an acrylic front.  Small items can be added, to a section of the tray, just like with the small shakers.  Let me show you ~

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I created this one using memorabilia from a recent basket ball game we attended.  I even added heart beads to one of the sections. This project can be displayed or added to a scrapbook, which is what I will do with this one.  It is thin enough it will fit in the plastic page sleeve.  I created a step out to show how this was created.

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*Adhere the pattern paper to the back of the printer tray.  Sand edges.

*Lay out the photos you want to include and trim them to fit in the space on the printer tray.

*Adhere the photos and memorabilia into the sections on the printer tray.

*Do a test and lay the chipboard frame over the top to make sure it is in the proper section.

*Paint the top frame and let it dry.

*Adhere the acrylic front the bottom chipboard frame.

*Adhere the painted frame over the acrylic front.

Supplies used:

Circle Printer Tray by Clear Scraps 

This  was a fun project and I look forward in creating with other printer trays.  

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Love Forever

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a project made with February and Love on my mind, the super fun Large Love Expressions.

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I covered the backside of the acrylic with some gorgeous patterned paper and then added bits of modeling paste to the front to soften and add texture.

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I dry brushed the beautiful Forever Chipboard word with some white gesso do give it a distressed look.

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Lastly I added bits and baubles, tiny flowers and resin pieces to highlight the acrylic letters and my photo.

Thanks for stopping by.


Heart Layer Stencil card with Leah

Wheee. I am back once again to share this beyond COOL Heart Layer Stencilon a card this time.

I promise I have other layer stencils to showcase, but right now, this one is just my favorite. I seem to be turning to it a lot.


I placed the stencil on my pattern paper, and using my Prismacolor Colored Pencil, colored in the hearts.
I then lined up the layer stencils to add the dots around the hearts.
Place a flower and a sweet embellishment, and we could call it done.


However, I really wanted to get my point across with the LOVE theme.
You know, this is the month for Hearts and mushiness. :)

I colored this fabulous Chipboard Heart embellishment and framed it using some scrap paper, then adhered it smack dab in the center inside the card. This one is probably going to my honey. :)

Products used: Clear Scraps Heart layer Stencil, Heart Chipboard Embellishment; Pattern Paper: HipKitClub Taffeta; Brads: WRMK; Adhesive: Beacons 3-in-1, Zots glue dots; Flowers: Prima; InkL Faber Castell Pitt Pen; PrismaColor Pencils; Ephemera: Crate Paper

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps DT