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March 2017

Rounded Tabs Chipboard Mini Album

Hello friends!  Debbie with you today sharing a fun mini album entitled A Treasure from the Sea using Clear Scraps Round Tabs Chipboard Mini Album.  

The album itself is 6.5" x 6.5" and has four chipboard pages.

I decorated the Front cover by simply covering it with patterned paper and then adding a Title Block to the center.

I added stenciling with modeling pasted and then sprayed with a Coral glimmer mist.

When all that was dry I used gel medium to adhere sequins, shaved ice and seed beads around the flowers.




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Page 3 and 4


Page 5 and 6


 The back cover remained plain  however I did cover it with patterned paper.  I hope you will give this fun little album a try and 

for those of you who actually live by the water this is perfect for a day out on the beach.

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today!




Tropical Vaca Acrylic Layout by Pinky

Hey there Clear Scraps friends, it's Pinky today and I am back from the Bahamas to share my first layout from my vacation, so I HAD to choose the NEW Clear Scraps Palms 12X12 Acrylic Layout of course!


Check out how it comes in the package, and it's so easy to assemble. 

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I took paint on the back side and painted it in tropical colors, then set it out to dry. After that I used  Beacon Adhesive to adhere it to a sheet of card stock, then I used Gel Crayons from Faber Castell to color in more of the Palm and Sun. You can see the yellow on the sun and the pops of green on the trees and I added more color in the paper as well. I felt like a kid!

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I started adding photos and stickers. I really just had fun with it all, it was a fun trip and I love how easy it was to create the layout. 

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Have you tried these Acrylic Layouts? So much fun, and so many designs as well.

Even this 12X12 Waves Acrylic Layout would be fun or many others for a vacation or cruise!


It has renewed my scrapbooking excitement for sure! Happy Crafting friends!!

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer



March Tag by Connie~

Hi, Connie here with my March Tag tutorial using an acrylic tag by Clear Scraps and one of the new chipboard embellishments!  Using one of the chipboard bird houses it was fun to create a tag with family in mind.  Let me show you~

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  1. Trim the overlay paper to the size of the acrylic tag.    
  2. Trim out the blue cardstock to the size of the tag.  Lay the tag on the cardstock and trace around the tag and cut it out.
  3. Adhere the blue cardstock to the back of the acrylic tag.  Then adhere the green overlay paper to the front of the acrylic tag.
  4. When it is dry use a hole punch, to create the opening, for the twine to be tied at the top of the tag.

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  5. Paint or use ink to add color to the bird house. 

  6. Adhere to the front of the tag.

  7. Paint the word Family with dark blue acrylic paint. Let dry. Adhere to bottom of the tag.

  8. Splat white and black paint over the front of the tag .

  9. Add felt leaves, flowers and buttons.

  10. Add sentiment and tie the twine in the punched out hole at the top of the tag.

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Supply list:

Clear Scraps: Acrylic tag, Chipboard Bird Houses, Chipboard Word (Family)

Beacon 3-IN-1


acrylic paint, sticker, felt leaves, buttons, flowers and twine.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member


Small Rectangles Printer Tray Frame

Hello!  Jennifer here to share another awesome new release from Clear Scraps!  I know I have many favorites but I have to add the Printer Tray Frames to the list!    What a fun twist for your layouts or home decor pieces?  For my project, I used the Small Rectangles Printer Tray Frame which has many different size openings for your photos. Each Printer Tray Frame comes with five pieces: 1 chipboard back, 3 chipboard cut outs, and 1 acrylic piece.  


I find it easiest to adhere your papers and photos to the back of the bottom chipboard cut out but you can also measure and adhere your pieces directly to the chipboard back.  


Once you have your photos and paper in place, you are ready to adhere the bottom two chipboard frames as well as the acrylic overlay.  I think the acrylic is a fun way to create "pockets" or small shakers. In the far left slot, I used acrylic stars and sequins. You can also add some journaling or little embellishments as well! 


Once I adhered my top chipboard frame, I added a cute insta-frame embellishments over the top.  I also used a bit of bakers twine to accent.  


The wider slots can hold larger photos or you can use strips of paper/chipboard to "break" them up. I used both a photo and a journaling spot on the bottom left.  


Thank you for stopping by today! Please check out all of the variety of shapes of Printer Tray Frames in the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, wooden buttons, chipboard:  Shimelle for American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; enamel dots:  Simple Stories; sequins: Jillibean Soup, Teresa Collins Designs; acrylic title and stars: Colorcast Designs; paint: Americana; adhesive: Beacon Adhesive, Tombow; journaling pen: American Crafts; washi tape: Bella Blvd. 

Printer Tray

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you my take on one of the new printer trays from Clear Scraps.   There were 5 new printer trays released at 2017 Creativation, formerly CHA, and I just fell in love with the heart shape.

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a few photos of my love and I together with some gorgeous Prima flowers and paper by Photo Play

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and a fun doll stamp from Julie Nutting

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This project was complete in no time. 

Thanks for stopping by,



DragonFlies by Angel

Wow playing with the acrylic layouts are so much fun. If you have not seen these yet you must go check them out here. I got to play with this dragonflies 12x12 acrylic layout from Clear Scraps!  Check this out..

Dragonfly Layout!

I had so much fun creating this one. Here is a closeup of the dragonfiles .

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I used a few different colors of alcohol inks to make these pop out from the paper and acrylic. Love the effect it gives. They look so realistic.

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I also added stickles to outline the wings and black dots on the tail and eyes.These remind me of the stain glass windows at church. Just beautiful. I sure hope you give these a try.

Angel Lebouef


Mixed Media Family Layout

Hello friends!  Debbie with you today I'm sharing a layout using Clear Scraps 6 inch Heart Arrow Stencil and Chipboard Word Title Embellishments.

I'll be sharing a  few photos here with you and then I'll share a process video so 

you can follow along if you decide to use any of the techniques here or all of them.






Here is a short video for simple techniques on altering chipboard and stenciling.


Thanks so much for taking a peak at my layout and thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today!


Memories Layout by Debbie


Hello Friends, Welcome to Clear Scraps Blog! Debbie with you today and so glad you could
join us for tutorials, inspiration, ideas on working with the  Clear Scraps Maple Branch chipboard embellishments.
Today I’m sharing
a fun layout using several techniques, distressing, inking, fussy cutting, altering chipboard
embellishments, and tearing and layering patterned papers.
Starting with the background you’ll be layering two main sheets of patterned paper; the first
sheet is the base of the layout and is a full sheet of paper.
The second sheet is torn about one third away from a full sheet, distress and ink the torn edge
and adhere it to the full sheet, set the remaining paper aside for use on another layout.
To give your layout a layered look tear strips from coordinating paper or scraps and distress the
edges and ink.
Tuck them under your first layer one at a time adhering as you go, this will give your layout the
look of multiple layers.
Matt your photo with a scrap from the paper you are using and tear the bottom. Ink the edges.
To give your photo dimension you can use pop dots, foam tape or squares. Since these are
quite expensive I use squares of cardboard and hot glue, I adhere it to the back of the mat and
then to the layout.
For this layout I used a floral paper and cut around the floral patterns to use as embellishments.
To finish up I used ink, Glimmer Mist and embossing powder to finish the Chipboard.
Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today!
Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today and checking out my project!  Be sure to check by daily for more new product and 
some beautiful inspiration from our design team!!







March Tag with Leah

Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here, woohoo!

Today I'm sharing how I made my March tag. Doesn't it just scream spring, sunshine, and happiness?


I used Clear Scraps Scalloped Tags for this months tag.

To start, I decided I wanted a dry embossed effect, so I grabbed my embossing folder and positioned it atop the tag.


Once I ran it through my Big Shot, I peeled off the protective film from the front and back of the acrylic tag.


I love the feeling of peeling the film away from the acrylic after having embossed it. I then adhered the pattern paper to the back using Beacons 3-in-1 liquid adhesive.


Use your Kraft knife to cut away the excess paper. I then took some alcohol ink (you could also use Stazon ink) to add some color and definition to the embossed words. Then, start layering your tags or pattern papers.


add embellishments 





Have a beautiful weekend!

Products Used: Clear Scraps Scalloped Tags, Pattern Paper: American Craft; Ephemera: Pink Paislee; Embossing Folder: Dear Lizzy; Adirondack Alcohol Ink, Pop Dots, Beacons 3-in-1.

Leah Crowe



Love in March~

Hi, Connie here with a layout page using the Expression Large Love Word by Clear Scraps.   You will need to have a pair of scissors and a steady hand to get started.  Creating with acrylic adds great dimension to a layout page.  Get those scissors~


The LOVE word is a vertical piece of acrylic.  To achieve this design the acrylic will need to be cut in half. Using scissors cut the acrylic below the heart.  Remove the plastic from both pieces.  Lay out the letters on the pattern paper and trace the shape.  Cut the letter shapes and adhere to the back of the acrylic pieces.  Ink with StazOn black around the acrylic.  

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Attach both pieces of the word to the center of the layout with Beacon 3-IN-1.  Embellish the page and then tell your story.

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Shading each letter makes the word really pop off the layout page.  Dimensional adhesive is used on the extra embellishments and stickers on the layout page.  The journal strips are created  in Microsoft Word, printed out, trimmed in strips and shaded with black ink.  Every other strip is adhered with dimensional adhesive.

Supplies used:

Clear Scraps: Expressions Large Love V 

other: Beacon 3-IN-1 adhesive, StazOn/black

pattern paper, stickers, black ink (for splats)  

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

March Tag by Jennifer

Hello! Jennifer here today to share my March tag along with steps on my technique!  I started with a chipboard tag from the Chipboard Tag Album and painted the front with Distress Paint. 


Once my tag was dry, I used the new 5x9 Grass Butterfly Layering Stencil.  First, using metallic texture paste and the grass portion of the stencil, I lightly applied my paste to the bottom portion of the tag. 


It is best to clean off whatever medium you use on your layering stencil right away; water and a paper towel usually does the trick!  Next, ensuring my stencil was dry, I applied modeling paste to the butterflies. Confession, I used acrylic paint first but I didn't like how it turned out! LOL So, I covered it up with my modeling paste. 


Before lifting my stencil, I sprinkled some Stickles Dry Glitter to the modeling paste to give the butterflies some extra shine! 


Once dry, I was ready to embellish my tag with paper and die cuts! 



Thank you for stopping by! Hope that our March tags are inspiring you to do some creating with Clear Scraps! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, button: Maggie Homes for Crate Paper; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; metallic texture paste: Heidi Swapp; paint:  Ranger; glitter: Stickles; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; misc: ribbon.  



It's a Girl Card by Angel

I just love the cute shakers that was released here at Clear Scraps ! They are just the cutest. I decided to make a baby card using the baby rattle shaker.

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These are so fun to play with. I added a sticker to the center and then filled it up with seed beads.I used a baby paper line to cover of the chipboard piece but you can do whatever you want to these.

Here is a close up of the baby rattle shaker!

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It was not complete without a cute bow. 

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Angel Lebouef

March Tag - Nancy

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you my March tag.  I made the tag with one of the chipboard tags from the Tag Album and Tag Box Set and some Quick Quotes papers.

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I began by cutting out the basic sizes and shapes I would need to create the layers for my tag.  I use a file to clean the edges of my paper from the chipboard so I get a nice clean line  

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Then, I dry brushed and splattered a bit of paint on all my layers to soften the colors and patterns.

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I find that a fan brush works best for me when trying to get a somewhat controlled splatter on my projects.  A toothbrush also works well, but  then I would need two brushes.  hee hee

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Next I layered my papers using different thicknesses of foam squares to add dimension.

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A few coordinating flowers (these are from Prima Marketing)

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And a butterfly (also Prima)
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as well as a jeweled medallion.

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This tag was so fun to create and left shortly after I finished, winging its way to my daughter at University.

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Thanks for dropping by.


March Tag with Debbie

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing my February tag for Clear Scraps. March has many meaningful days for me but the majority of people share one day in particular and that day is St. Patty's Day.  Traditionally the color for march is Green!  Celebrating with all our Irish friends and sometime pretending we have a little Irish in all of us!

Seems like life is always too busy for the most important things, however this fun tag won't take you long at all. I created this tag with Clear Scraps Chipboard Tag Album.


 For this acrylic tag I adhered the paper 6othe tag and embellished the tag on the front with handmade flowers. I popped up all the pieces with pop dots for dimension. To finish it off add a piece of twine bow to the top.

Hope you enjoyed my February 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!!


Flour De Shaker in a tag!

Hi, Connie here with a gift idea using the Flour De Shaker by Clear Scraps.   Using an extra large tag and the Flour De Shaker, a super cute tag/card was made and even doubled as a gift.  Let me show you what I mean~

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This is the front of the tag,  decorated with pattern paper and stickers.  To make the fold in the tag, find the center of the tag and score two lines , one on each side of the center guide. About a 1/2" space will work great for the shaker to have space. The background is acrylic paint splatted on with an old toothbrush. My favorite way to add color randomly to a background card or tag.  Here is a few step out photos of how the Flour De Shaker by Clear Scraps came together.

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Trace the shape of the Flour De on pattern paper and cut it out.  Small nail scissors work great for this.  Use Beacon 3-1 to adhere the pattern paper to the back  shaker chipboard piece. Add sequins to the inside, of the shaker, and glue on the frame and acrylic piece.  Remember to remove the plastic from the Flour De  shape.  Use a small paint brush and paint the front frame with acrylic beige paint.  The sides  were also painted .  When the paint is good and dry, the Flour De Shaker is ready to be adhered to the inside of the tag.


An inside look before the gift was added ~

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The money was rolled up and stuck in under the twine.  

Products used:

Clear Scraps Flour De Shaker

other: pattern paper, twine, embellishments, acrylic paint, ex. lrg. black tag, stickers, Beacon 3-1 adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member