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April 2017

Bucket Shaker into a Basket Shaker~

Hi, Connie here with a cute idea using the Bucket Shaker by Clear Scraps.  By using different embellishments the Bucket Shaker can easily become an Easter Basket.  The Easter Basket is displayed on a vintage Easter book that was given to me by a friend.  Super cute table center piece for Easter.

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I used pattern paper on the inside of the Bucket Shaker (soon to be Easter Basket)  and then painted the frame with acrylic paint.  To achieve the crackle effect, apply crackle paint over the acrylic paint.  When it is dry you will have a lush, vintage looking finish on the frame of the shaker.

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The chipboard Easter word was given the same finish as the frame but a darker acrylic paint was used on the word.  Both acrylic paint colors are in the pattern background paper of the shaker.  The inside was filled with sequins by Clear Scraps. 

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In this photo you can really see the gorgeous crackle on the frame and chipboard word.  I love the look!! Beautiful and so easy to achieve.  It would love great hanging from an Easter Basket.

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One last photo with the Easter Shaker displayed on a neutral background.

Products used:

Clear Scraps: Easter chipboard word. Bucket Shaker and Sequins/Ocean  & Princess

Paper: S.e.i.

Buttons: Buttons Galore & More

Other: crackle paint, acrylic paint ( two shades of blue), Easter grass, vintage flowers and chain.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member


Capture Life Pint Sized Mini by Pinky

Hey there Clear Scraps friends and fans, it's Pinky again today and I wanted to share this cute little Pint Sized Mini Mixable Album with you, because they are SO FUN to create and a quick trip down memory lane!

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I am loving this PINT sized Mini and it's perfect for a few photos the pages are chip and acrylic, so it's a great way to try out Clear Scraps. 
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I just had fun decorating this one using the chipboard page and covering it completely with photos of my trip. 
I used some Echo Park papers for this one. The pink around the edges is a Sharpie Paint Pen, which pairs nicely with the acrylic. And then of course rhinestones. 

Fun and easy memories and it makes great gifts!

Happy Wednesday friends,

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

April Is Autism Month- Autism Tag by Pinky

Well hey there friends, it is Pinky today and today I wanted to share my very special monthly tag for the month of April.

I chose to make a  mixed media Autism Tag, and use the 6" Puzzle Stencil from Clear Scraps. They actually designed this stencil with some of the designers and Autism in mind so it is VERU special to my heart because my sone Gage has Severe Autism.

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For this Autism Tag I took a Chipboard Tag from the Tag Album and Tag Box Set and I used 3 different colors of paint, I actually base painted it a soft green them sponged on purples and blues, and smeared it all and sponged on again. I wanted a really the die look in the background. 

After that I took the 6" Puzzle Stencil from Clear Scraps and used embossing ink over the 6" Puzzle Stencil, removed the stencil and then embossing powder and a heat gun to create the blue puzzle background.  I then took my wonderful Autism stamps from a friend's store A Creatibe Journey with Melissa and created the "My Son Has Autism, What's Your Superpower" quote by mixing and matching them. 
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I also used the tiny heart stamps to create the hearts and used a pearl pen to make them red and pop up. 

I really put my love into all my projects but the Autism ones are extra special. 

Do you have anyone with Autism in your life?? <3

Happy Tuesday my friends.

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

Pug Love with Heart Printer Tray Frame

Hi everyone!  It's Jennifer and I'm sharing one of the fun Printer Tray Frames today!  These are one of my favorites of the new releases and you have your choice of five shapes!  For my project, I used the Heart Printer Tray Frame.  This was so fun to use to capture some of my favorite photos of our dog, Max. He is such a personality!  


For your top frame, you can either use acrylic paint, stamping, or cover with patterned paper. I wanted to use the fun dog print patterned paper so I chose the latter. The easiest way, for me, is to apply Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to the front of my frame and adhere directly to the paper.  Once the adhesive was dry, I used my scissors, an exacto knife and healing mat to remove the excess paper.  I then sanded the sides with my sanding tool. 


Next, I added my photos and background papers to the bottom frame again using Beacon adhesive and trimming the excess.  After everything is in place, I adhere the bottom chipboard piece as well as the 2nd chipboard frame.  


Before adding my acrylic piece, I used some "chunky" glitter I picked up at Michael's  and wood veneer pieces to create a shaker spot.  


Spots where I don't have photos, I added die cut pieces from the collection I used.  




Thank you for stopping by today!  Check out all of the Printer Trays by click HERE!  Have a great day!  


Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, wooden veneer shapes:  Jillibean Soup; foam letters:  American Crafts;  glitter: Recollections; adhesive: Beacon, 3M.  

All Mixed Up

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a sweet little mini album I made using the All Mixed Up Acrylic Album.  I think I have decided I enjoy making mini albums more than 12x12 traditional pages lately.  I think it is just so fun to create for a specific event.  And how do I love going through older photos of my children when they were babes.....I can't believe these were 10 years ago.

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I love the stepped albums as it is so fun to see all the different papers and embellishments sticking out behind the current page.

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and this collection from Echo Park mixed with a few miscellaneous embellishments from my stash is just so much fun.

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Hard to believe that these three are now 21 and almost 19 and 15.

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Luckily they are still super close and always have a good time hanging out...even if it isn't at a farm.  

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Thanks for stopping by today.




Small Pennant Easter Banner

Happy Monday Clear Scraps family. Here's hoping your week is off to a beautiful start.

Today on the blog I am sharing this cute little Easter banner I made using Clear Scraps Small Pennant Banner, 3 sets of fabby mascils (6" Monarch Butterfly, 6" fishscales, 6" groovy heart) and an acrylic sheet to cut out the bunnies on the end of the banner.


I used some cute doodlebug paper from the March Creating Made easy kit as well as some station ink from my stash to add the stencils to the acrylic.

Here are some close ups.


I found a cute bunny silhouette design online, printed it out, then traced it onto a acrylic sheet, then cut it out to add to the banner.

So easy and so cute!


I LOVE the look of the different stencils on the acrylic. Very spring and happy-like, right?


I hope you have a Blessed Easter and we'll see you next time!

Leah Crowe


Scrapbooking with acrylic~

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using a XL Deco acrylic shape by Clear Scraps.  These shapes are fun to make a scrapbook page from, just treat them like you would paper.  

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I have a tutorial on how this scrapbook page was created, using an acrylic shape.

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  1. Remove plastic film from the acrylic shape.  With a sanding block rub up and down, on the surface, of the acrylic front.  By doing this you are taking the shine off the acrylic.  You should have a nice mat finish.
  2. Wipe the surface with a damp towel and dry.
  3. Stencil a pattern on the front of the acrylic shape, using the 6" Brick Wall stencil by Clear Scraps.  For best results use StazOn black ink.
  4. Layer pattern paper to create a photo mat for the photograph.  Glue the photo mat to the acrylic front using Beacon 3-IN-1.

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I really love the frosty look, of the acrylic, by sanding it lightly.   After the layering of paper, to create a photo mat, speckle the front with  irRESISTible Texture Spray.  It works great with acrylic.

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Let dry. Add a 5" X 7" photo in the space that was created from layering the papers.  

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Supply list:

Clear Scraps: XL Deco Shape, 6" Brick Wall stencil.


Beacon 3-IN-1, StazOn ink, irRESISTible Texture Spray, S.e.i.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/ DT Member

Planner Dashboard

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a project I made using the new Pocketwatch Chipboard.  I don't know about the rest of you, but I have been doing a lot more embellishment in my planners lately (yes, I am a #plannergirl) and decided it would be super fun to make a shaker dashboard.

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I began with a page protector that I cut down to the size of my planner (this one is a personal size 6 ring planner) and sewed along three edges with my sewing machine.  

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I filled the pocket with sequins and then sewed up the top.  Super simple.  

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I painted the chipboard with some Prima Gold Crackle Texture Paste, and rubbed in a bit of black mica to age the pocket watch chipboard a bit and then used some Beacon Zip Dry to adhere it to my pocket.  A few holes punched and it is ready to go.

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This was super fun and super easy to complete.  I hope you try making one.



Selfie Fun Star Layout by Pinky

Hey there friends, hopefully you are having fun this month creating with Clear Scraps, it's Pinky today with another ACRYLIC layout! If you love scrapbook pages, these are so fun and easy to create.

This page is the new design the Stars 12X12 Acrylic Layout it starts like this.


Then you peel off the film and go to town creating!

For this one I took the back of the layout and colored it with my Gelatos, but I didn't want them to smear off so after I did the Gelatos coloring and smudging, I took spray paint and coated over the Gelatos colorings, to seal it in. I used pastels because I am on a pastel kick and I didn't want to drown out the colors from the Gelatos. 

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After I spray painted I took some Beacon Zip Dry and I adhered the Stars 12X12 Acrylic Layout to an Echo Park Patterned paper, leaving the photo mattes without adhesive.

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Now the reason I left the photo mattes without adhesive was so that I could slide my photos in easily, then I adhered them. Also I took the NEW Sequins from Clear Scraps and added them to a couple of the stars. I used the Lovely Sequins.

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I also wanted more bling so I used gold glitter. 

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When I started scrapbooking it was very therapeutic for me and I used it to encourage myself, lately I have found myself back to scrapbooking as therapy, and trying to encourage myself to continue every day with positivity. Hopefully crafting has the same support for you! 

Happy Monday friends!!

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer




Banners 12X2 Acrylic Layout

Hello friends! Jennifer here sharing one of the new acrylic layouts! I am a big fan of banners so I was excited to work with the Banners Acrylic 12x12 Layout!  This layout has space for larger photos or multiple smaller ones.  



Before embellishing, I used alcohol ink in Mermaid to color my acrylic.  Honestly, I never know how much of the acrylic I'm going to cover when I'm creating my layout, so I color the entire layout. Alcohol ink is the best way to add color to your acrylic! It is solvent based that works with the non-porous surface as well as dries quickly!  


I used different patterns with a hand punch as well as added in pennants behind my banner. And did you know you can stitch through Clear Scrap acrylic?  I used my sewing machine to secure my paper pieces! 


For my upper banner, I adhered patterned papers to random pennants using Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive.  Then using scissors and a sanding tool, I removed excess paper to smooth out the look. 



Thanks for stopping by today! Check out the large variety of Acrylic Layouts in the Clear Scraps Shop!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts:  Pink Paislee; letter stickers, stamp: American Crafts; ink: Ranger;   wooden veneer stars: Studio Calico; washi tape: Queen and Co; punches: Fiskars, Marvy Uchida; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; misc: sewing machine, thread. 

Dry Erase Monthly Calendar

Happy Monday Clear Scraps friends!

Today I have a cute, yet effective dry erase calendar up on the blog  and I even show you how I create it with a video tutorial.


You'll need the Clear Scraps 12x12 Calendar Mascil & 12x12 Acrylic Sheet, Alcohol Ink, Beacons Adhesive, and a few minutes of your time carved out to make this cute calendar.


Have you checked out our other Mascils? So much cuteness!
Thanks for stopping in, see you next time!

Leah Crowe