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May 2017

May Tag

Hello, Angel here sharing with you my May Tag!

Today I used the Chipboard Tag Album to create this  flowery tag from Clear Scraps!

May Tag

May is the month of Mother's Day! You can create this tag and attach it to any gift you want to give her. You also simply can use this as a card!

First I added some cut outs from some Graphic 45 paper collection and covered the tag with some of the same paper as well.

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Then I layered some fussy cut flowers from the same collection. Added some white flowers which was from my stash as you can see below.


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I also fussy cut out the butterflies as well and added some silver glitter to them so they can sparkle.I then added a cut out of the word Mother's day and made bows. I attached a twine bow to the bottom and a ribbon bow at the top.

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There you have it the perfect Mother's day Tag!

Angel Lebouef

 Products used:

Clear Scraps: Chipboard Tag Album

Other: Beacon 3-IN-1, twine, Distress ink, Ribbon, flowers,Graphic 45 Paper Collection

Balloon Acrylic 12x12 Layout

Hello! Jennifer here on the blog today to share a project I created with the new Balloon Acrylic 12x12 Layout! If you haven't had a chance to play with these fun products, you must try them!  They simply lie on top of your background page and you can embellish with paper, paint, or alcohol inks!  I thought the Balloon theme was perfect for photos of my daughter's 13th birthday get together with friends! 


Before adding my papers, I used four different colors of alcohol inks.  A fun way to apply is to simply "drop" the ink onto the acrylic in order to get a watercolor effect.  I will also take a paper towel to mop up any extra liquid. Alcohol inks dry quickly as well as won't run.    


Here, you can see a close up of the alcohol inks. I backed the Acyrlic Layout with a neutral patterned paper then added in embellishments in each space.  


One of the smaller spaces are perfect for a photo or to add some journaling, as I did!  


I also took patterned paper and covered a few of the balloons. I used Beacon Zip Dry to adhere and then trimmed with my scissors.  Using a sanding tool helps to even the surfaces out, as well.  



If you want to add a background pattern in one of the spaces, its easiest to measure out your piece first and then adhere behind the acrylic layout.  Also, you can cut your paper 1/4 of an inch smaller and adhere directly to your background piece. 


Thank you for stopping by today! Check out the variety of Acrylic Layouts in the Clear Scraps shop! 

Have a great day!

Products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, stickers, enamel dots: Crate Paper; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; foam numbers, stamp, journaling pen: American Crafts; inks: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb. 

A Special Mini Album

hi everyone!  nancy here today to share with you a mini album that means a lot to me.  one of my best friends son's died recently so I created this Lovely Mixable album for her with some of the pictures i had of him. his favorite color was orange, so i broke into my stash of really old papers to create this masculine orange album.  the photos will be going in later to protect the families privacy.

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i have a number of 2x3 photos printed and ready to fill this album.  




Photo Magnet Coasters

Happy start of the week my friends.

Today I am sharing a sweet gift for my grand-childrens' mommy for Mothers Day.


I used the awesome acrylic Coasters, Dragonfly and Feather Mirror Embellishments to create this cute decorative gift. I just noticed that my face was showing in the Feather Mirror. Oops. :) The quality of the embellishments are great!


I cut my pattern paper to 3.5" squared and rounded the corners. Then added in some off sticker labels and tissue paper, along with the beautiful mirror embellishments, and I had a lovely start to the fridge magnet.


Next I adhered some ½" magnetic strips to the back and voila.

A quick and easy gift that is from the heart and priceless. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Leah Crowe

Layout with Treble Clef Chipboard Embellishments

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm on the blog to share a layout I created using the new Treble Clef Chipboard Embellishments !  My daughter has been playing the viola for four years and I knew these would be perfect for one of her concert photos!  


Before starting my page, I set aside the chipboard pieces and painted with black acrylic paint to help them stand out! I allowed them to dry while starting to work on my background!


Using a white piece of cardstock and the 12 Inch Twinkle Flourish Mascil, I lightly misted with blue spray ink. I thought the curves of the flourish would accent the end of the music notes of the chipboard embellishments! 


Here is the end result of the Mascil and spray ink!  Remember you can go as light or dark as you prefer!  


I love how the black color of the Treble Clef and music note look against the lighter colors of the collection I used!  



Thank you for stopping by and reading!  I hope this inspires you to do some creating with Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments! There is a HUGE variety of shapes as well as frames! Check them out in the Clear Scraps shop!  

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, letter sticker, flair: Basic Grey; enamel dots: Crate Paper, Teresa Collins Designs; foam letters, stamp: American Crafts; spray ink: Heidi Swapp; ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon Crafts, Tombow; misc: sewing machine, thread. 

The Feathers Layering stencil by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a few cards showcasing the new Feathers Layering stencil by Clear Scraps.  I created several cards, with this stencil, and each time the feathers were just beautiful.  I cut them out, shaped them (by bending up the sides and cutting into the feathers) and added foam dimensional adhesive, popping them up.

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Such an easy project with gorgeous results!! I used Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks with the Feathers Layering stencil.  Foam squares were used to apply the PowderPuff Chalk ink. Worked great and shading was achieved.  I went from light colored ink to dark inks.  Clear Scraps has a great assortment of Layering stencils ~ check them out!

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These three cards were created using the same Feathers Layering stencil and the PowderPuff Chalk inks. Wanted to share these also~

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Supplies used:

Clear Scraps: Feathers Layering Stencil, 6" Chevron stencil

Quick Quotes: PowderPuff Chalk Inks, Windsong paper

Stamps: Darkroom Door

other: twine, buttons

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member


Bon Jour Paris

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a fun Printer's Tray I made using the new Square Tray Frame.  

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Of course I had to use the photo I took of the Eiffel Tower, because nothing says Paris more than that, Oui?  

I painted the tray with a white crackle finish to give it a soft antiqued look.

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  And filled a few of the squares with shaker goodies, small flower and seed beads.
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tiny butterflies
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and of course I embellished the frame with lots of beautiful florals, butterflies, chipboard and resins.

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I hope you find a fun way to use the printer trays.




Fancy Send it Clear Card

Happy May Day Clear Scraps friends. Today I am sharing the Fancy Send it Clear Card.


Clear Scraps thinks of it all, as you also get a Clear envelope to mail your card in! How cool!


I took the 3" x 12" My Joy border stencil and colored in parts of the stencil using Faber Castell markers.




I heat set the ink using my heat gun, then adhered the panels together to create my card.

I wanted to add a touch of color to the envelope so I grabbed one of the markers and colored around the edge of the envelope.


Have a fabulous day!

Leah Crowe