Previous month:
April 2017
Next month:
June 2017

May 2017

Steampunk Balloon Layering Stencil Video Tutorial by Pinky

Hey there Clear Scraps friends, it is Pinky today and  I know everyone has been asking about the New Clear Scraps Layering Stencils, so I thought I would make a video using one of them, the Steampunk Balloon Layering Stencil, which I used on a tag!

Layered Stencil June Tag by Pinky Hobbs - 1

This was a fun tag to create and perfect for my mixed media use of the Layer Stencil. 

Here is the video of how I used the stencil, and hopefully give you an idea of how these thicker stencils are perfect for mixed media or art projects, 


You can also download the video here:

Download Clear Scraps Layered Stencils Video by Pinky

Happy Crafty day friends, enjoy your Wednesday. 

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

May tag by Connie!

Hi, Connie here to share my May tag using the Film Strip Chipboard embellishment along with the 6" Flourish Branch stencil by Clear Scraps.  The ranch is really green and I have been taking lots of photo's so that is the inspiration for the May tag.

Clear scraps_chipboard film strip_c. mercer

I have prepared a collage showing the steps in creating this tag.

Clear scraps_may tag_c. mercer

Cover the chipboard tag with pattern paper. I chose a newspaper print.  Use Black StazOn ink to add color to the Film Strip chipboard piece.  Add pattern paper behind the Film Strip chipboard piece.  Stencil background, using the 6" Flourish Branch, on the tag front and then adhere the Film Strip chipboard piece to tag front.  Finish by adding flowers, a butterfly and rhinestones. Add twine and ribbon to complete the tag.

Products used:

Clear Scraps: Chipboard tag

Clear Scraps: Chipboard Film Strip embellishment

Clear Scraps: 6" Flourish Branch stencil


pattern paper, rhinestones, pins, twine and ribbon

StazOn Black ink and Beacon 3 IN 1

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member



Water Color Card with Debbie

Hello friends!  So glad you could join me on the  Clear Scraps blog today!  I'm sharing a fun project with you today. 

I don't know how many of you have ever tried water coloring but you will love it!  Trust me!  I'm not great at it, however it is the most forgiving art I have tried in a long time.  Today's card is a little different than the layout is previously shared.


To begin this card I traced the shapes of the 5x9 Feathers Stencil using a Versa Marker and embossed it with copper embossing powder.  I used water color paper and it wasn't expensive and either were the water color paints.  There are many varieties available so if you're just starting out try some from the local hobby stores.  I used white embossing powder to emboss the images and simply water colored in the lines.  It doesn't have to be perfect as I said it's very forgiving!

I simply colored in the shapes and and the background and then added some splatters and Clear Scraps Sequins.


 Hope you give this fun  and easy technique a try!

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today!!  


Water Color layout with Debbie

Hello friends!  So glad you could join me on the  Clear Scraps blog today!  Debbie with you sharing a fun project with you today.I don't know how many of you have ever tried water coloring but you will love it!  Trust me!  I'm not great at it, however it is the most forgiving art I have tried in a long time.  Years ago I took art classes and was an avid oil painter.  I made several paintings and got impatient with the amount of time it took to finish one painting.  You sometimes had to wait days to let the painting dry. Oil painting can stay wet for days, you can actually put them in the freezer and just pick up where you left off.  It's more of a wet on wet technique where as water coloring you want it to dry before adding the next layers of color.  It's very forgiving and so relaxing. 

  To begin this layout I stamped and embossed several flower images onto my layout.  I used water color paper and it wasn't expensive and either were the water color paints.  There are many varieties available so if you're just starting out try some from the local hobby stores.  I used white embossing powder to emboss the images and simply water colored in the lines.  It doesn't have to be perfect as I said it's very forgiving!

Once my water coloring was done I added a few Clear Scrap Sequins and the chipboard piece Journey.  All available in the Clear Scraps store.  I simply embossed the chipboard word with black embossing powder to make it pop a bit.





Hope you give this fun  technique a try! There are tons of water coloring tutorials on you tube to learn some of the super easy techniques.

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today!!  


Mini Dog Bone Album by Angel

Today I have a Mini Dog Bone Album to share with you. You can get this and many others over at Clear Scraps!

Dog bone Mini Album

These are such Cute Little Mini's! The can be hooded to keychains and purses or even books and bag zippers. Carry your precious Doggies around with you.

Dog bone Mini Album 3 Dog bone Mini Album 3
Here is a few sample pages. i used Beacon zip dry and some Photo Play paper Collection to make this little Mini come to life. You can use any embellishments you choose to create that special look you want. These mini's are so cute they are sure to be a hit.

All you need to do is trace your bone pieces to your favorite paper and adhere them done with zip Dry and embellish away. 

Here is the back pages..

Dog Bone Mini Album 1Angel Lebouef

May Tag with Debbie

 Hi friends! Today I'm sharing my May tag for Clear Scraps. Hope you are all enjoying warmer weather and longer days.   I love that I live in a part of the country that I can enjoy all the seasons!  We have been enjoying much warmer days than usual here in the Rocky mountains and the flowers are out and the grass is  green!  It's a little early for us but we are hoping for no more snow or freezing weather.

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 Acrylic Tag Album.



 For this acrylic tag I adhered the paper to the back of the  tag and embellished the tag on the front with  flowers.

I popped up all the pieces with pop dots for dimension.

To finish it off add some twine to the top.

Hope you enjoyed my May Tag and hope you're playing along with the design team on the Clear Scraps 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!!


Acrylic Photo Bin~

Hi, Connie here with a really cool project created using the Clear Box Letter Box by Clear Scraps.  This is the second box I have created using this product.  I changed it up this time. Instead of standing upright I have it laying on the back of the box. Let me show you ~

Clear Scraps_Clear Box_c.mercer

Clear scraps_letter box_c.mercer

My inspiration was to create a bin for my photos that are in line to scrapbook.  This was achieved by turning the box on its back and attaching feet to the back of the box.  The 4 X 6 photos will fit, corner to corner.  I am showing, in the above photo, smaller pictures that will lay flat.  I have a picture to show you how to lay out the box and adhere it together.

Clear scraps_acrylic_clear box_c.mercer

The box is easy to assemble. I used Quick Grip by Beacon to adhere the sides together.  The paper was adhered to each section with Zip Dry by Beacon.   Once the box is assembled the feet are ready to put on.  Quick Grip was used for this also.   Works fast.  The last part was to embellish the top of the box.  Beacon 3 IN 1 was used to adhere the embellishments to the top of the acrylic box. 

Clear scraps_acrylic_letter box_c.mercer

Clear scrap_acrylic_c.mercer

Products used:

Clear Scraps Clear Box Letter Box

other: Beacon: Quick Grip, Zip Dry and 3 IN 1.

pattern paper, embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member


Good morning friends. Today I have to share with you the Expressions Large LOVE vertical tile.

It is so fun to create with these.


It is so easy to decorate each letter individually by tracing the letter of the acrylic onto paper.


Then just cut it out and adhere onto the expressions word tile.

I also used a Wire Mixer to give some pattern to my paper. I saved the Mixer to use again for another time.


Then decorate to your liking, add some twine, and you're done.



Here's a close up of my cute little puggy wug, Ooxie.


Have you created things with Clear Scraps products? We would love to have you share them on our Facebook page.
Have a great day!

Leah Crowe

May Tag with Jennifer

Hello!  I'm here today to share my tag for this month!  It's almost summer time so I thought it would be fun to use the Ice Cream Shaker!   These are such cute accents for your pages or tags!  

I started with using alcohol ink on my acrylic tag! I then flipped over my tag and added "rays" of patterned paper adhering with Beacon Zip Dry.



I set aside my tag to assemble my Shaker! I first painted the top chipboard frame with acrylic paint. Once dry, I used a glitter embossing powder to give it some shine!  I adhered different patterns in each of the layers of the ice cream as well as added in sequins. I covered the "cone" in patterned paper, trimming with scissors. I finished by tying in pink and white bakers twine to accent! 


Using black Staz On Ink I stamped on my sentiment at the bottom of my tag.  


Thank you for reading today!  Hope this inspires you to try one of the fun Shaker shapes! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper: Crate Paper; sequins: Jillibean Soup; Crate Paper; inks: Ranger: stamp: Dylusions; embossing powder: Recollections: bakers twine: Whisker Graphics.  

Easter Printer Tray!

 Angel here today  to share with you this Easter printer tray frame! You can choose from many designs at ClearScraps! I just love making shakers with them. 

Easter Layout Shaker

I have used my Niece's first easter photo to make this keepsake tray! All you need is your favorite paper collection and embellishments to get this look.

Easter Close up 1

Here I used the stickers that came in the collection to embellish my tray.

Easter Close Up 4

I also added flower clusters as well.

Easter Close up 2

In certain squares I added some seed beads in white and pink sequins to use as a shaker. I love that added movement this gives to the piece. I used Beacon Zip Dry adhesives to put my tray together. Love that Stuff.

This can be used as a decor , keepsake or even a gift! 

Angel LeBouef

Layout with Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments

Hi friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share another layout I created with some awesome Clear Scraps products!  I love the large variety of chipboard shapes and embellishments! They are the perfect accent to your projects! I create a lot of layouts and I love adding pieces in.  For my page, I used the new Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments.


I used one of the XL Deco Shapes as my background for my layout! I love using these as they are a nice alternative to regular cardstock!  The easiest way to color acrylic is with alcohol ink! I used Butterscotch Alcohol Ink from Ranger to color my background. 


I cut apart the Vine Circle Chipboard Embellishments and painted with acrylic paint in off-white.  I then used embossing powder to add some shine to each circle!  




Lastly, I used Staz-On Ink in black to stamp my title. Staz On is the only ink recommended for acrylic because it is solvent based and dries quickly! And you run less risk of smudging your ink!  



Thank you for stopping by today! You can see the variety of Chipboard Shapes and Titles by visiting the Clear Scraps shop! Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts: Crate Paper; inks: Ranger; stamps: Impression Obsession, Heidi Swapp; bakers twine: The Twinery; embossing powders: Recollections; punches: Paper Shapers. 

Sisters Scrapbook Layout

hi everyone!  nancy here today to share with you a fun layout i made with the new banners 12x12 acrylic layout.  these acrylic layouts make creating pages for your scrapbook so quick and easy.  the design is already done.

i began by sponging different bits of acrylic paint onto the backside of the layout to add additional color.

Sisters_layout_clearscraps_nancy keslin

that super cute bike?  one of the adorable chipboard embellishments available from clearscraps.  this bike with basket can be found here.
Sisters_layout_clearscraps_nancy keslin

i really love the look of naked chipboard.  and since the pieces are laser cut they have cool detailing on the edges which gives them cool depth.
Sisters_layout_clearscraps_nancy keslin

how sweet are the little banners on this layout.  i couldn't resist cutting little pennants out of some of my favorite papers.
Sisters_layout_clearscraps_nancy keslin

well, thanks for stopping by.



May Tag

Hi Clear Scraps Friends. Leah here with you today to share my May tag using Clear Scraps chipboard tag album and feather layering stencil.


I kept this tag pretty simple as I wanted to showcase the stunning Feathers stencil.


The quote actually resonates with me quite a bit, as I started this week on Weight Watchers to start achieving some personal health goes. 


Have a great week!
Leah Crowe

Beehive Layering stencil by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a couple of projects showcasing the Beehive Layering stencil by Clear Scraps. The layering stencils are so much fun to create with and easy to blend colors on the design.   

    Clear scraps_layering stencil_card_tag_c. mercer

The first being a card and the second a tag.  Both were created the same except the tag was stenciled on the fold of the cardstock and then fussy cut out.

Clear scraps_layering stencil-c. mercer

Steps to create the card:

Stencil the image on white cardstock using a light ink and then a darker ink for shading around the Beehive image. Stamp the chicken wire pattern over the top of the Beehive.  Add the Bee's, from the layering stencil, at this time. For the card, double mat on yellow cardstock and adhere to the front of the card. Add twine and buttons for embellishments.  Add the sentiment in the center of the Beehive opening.

Clear scraps_beehive stencil_card_c. mercer

Steps for the tag:

Repeat the steps for the card but instead stencil the Beehive image on the fold of white cardstock. When all the steps are complete cut out the Beehive leaving the small loop at the top attached ( the fold). Punch a small hole and run twine through.  Add the sentiment to the opening of the Beehive. 

Clear scraps_layering stencil_tag_c.mercer

To see more Layering stencils by Clear Scraps go the stencil section in the online store.

Products used:

Clear Scraps Beehive Layering stencil


cardstock: white, yellow and black

Darkroom Door background stamp (chicken wire)

Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks

1" round punch

small "Bee Happy" stamp

Divine Twine


Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

May Tag with Nancy

hey everyone.  nancy here today to share with you the tag i made for may.  i have been having so much fun creating these monthly tags and use them as dividers and dash boards in my planners.  are you a planner girl?

May_tag_nancy keslin_clear scraps_stamp

to begin, i stamped my image onto the back side of the tag (ok, really..there isn't a back side, but decide which way you want your stamp to face when you are complete) using stazon.

May_tag_nancy keslin_clear scraps_stamp

then i colored my image, again on the back side of the tag.  i used alcohol markers for this to ensure it would stay.
May_tag_nancy keslin_clear scraps_stamp

i stamped a doily image onto some deli paper to back my tag and give some depth and a sheer background without it being completely clear.

May_tag_nancy keslin_clear scraps_stamp

and finally, my favorite part.  i added some flowers. yes, i know it makes my planner a little fat, but don't shame it.  i like my traveller's notebooks fat.  lol
May_tag_nancy keslin_clear scraps_stamp
and here she is, ready to spend the month with me.
May_tag_nancy keslin_clear scraps_travellers notebook
thanks for stopping by.