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June 2017

June Tag with Debbie


 Hi friends! Today I'm sharing my June 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!  Hope you all enjoying your Summer!

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 Chipboard tag I adhered the paper to 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 June 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!!


Seashell June Tag with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with my June tag using acrylic and a bunch of cute embellishments by Clear Scraps.  The embellishments are made using stencils by Clear Scraps. So easy!! Just stencil on white cardstock and trim out. Add dimensional adhesive to pop them up and super cute!!!

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The background is created using  the 6" Anchor and Helm stencil with StazOn ink.  The acrylic tag was sanded first, giving a frosted look and then stenciled.  The Helm chipboard piece is by Clear Scraps.   Added color to the chipboard using StazOn ink. 

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Products used:

Clear Scraps: Acrylic tag

Clear Scraps: 6" Ocean Friends, 6" Beach Fun and 6" Anchor and Helm stencil.

Clear Scraps: Chipboard embellishment: Helm/Anchor.


StazOn ink, Lawn Fawn stamps, Beacon Quick Grip, trim, pearls and netting.

Thank for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member 

Beach Fun Layout

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a fun summer layout I did with a few of the photos I snapped recently at the beach using The Palms 12x12 acrylic layout.  I think Susan knows I have three children as this layout has space for three photos.  lol

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I inked the back side of the acrylic with Stazon in a couple of colors.  I then painted the palm tree trunk and sun with acrylic paints.  A bit of paper completed the trees, and then lots and lots of yummy flowers, resins, and chipboard completed the look.
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Be sure to check out this, and all the other acrylic layouts available from Clearscraps.



Altered Frame with Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments

Hello friends! It's Jennifer and I'm here to share a quick and easy project using Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments!  I used the whimsical Bike with Basket Chipboard Embellishment and added it to a frame to create my own home decor piece! 


I colored the bike and small flower with turquoise paint and then added embossing powder to give both some sparkle!  I adhered my bike with Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive; it dries fast and works great with Clear Scraps products! 


I adhered my small flower to the title card to accent!


Using my Silhouette, I cut multiple flowers in different patterns and layered across my frames' edge adding in buttons and stickers.  



Using Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments as well as Acrylic pieces are wonderful accents to your projects! Be sure to check out the large selection in the shop! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers:  Echo Park Paper; metal clip: Tim Holtz; frame: Jillibean Soup; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; embossing powder/ink: Recollections;  misc:  buttons

Vintage Phone Stand


Hi friends! Debbie with you today sharing a Clear Scraps Vintage Phone Stand.  This is such a fun and easy project and also

very handy when it comes to charging your phone or having a place to set it when your home. So many of us don't have land lines anymore

and rely on our cell phones to communicate.  This is a perfect project to give as gifts or for your home use.


I simply added patterned paper and paper flowers to the back and stamped a sentiment.

I hope you liked this fun project!

Thanks for stopping by the ClearScraps blog today!


Chipboard Beachy Banner

Hello friends!  Debbie with you today sharing a summery beach banner I created with Clear Scraps Large Banners.




To get started on this banner I simply traces the chipboard onto patterned paper and then cut it out.  You will need 2 pieces per banner piece. 

Adhere 1  piece of patterned paper to one banner piece. Do this for the rest of the pieces, do not cover the back yet.


Cut 10 - 2x12 strips of coordinating paper  and punch one side of each strip.




Adhere 1 strip to one side of the chipboard on the back and trim excess.


Now do the opposite side of panel and trim. Cover back panel with patterned paper.



Next step is to add some modeling paste using the 6'' Swirl Stencil


Before it dries add some embossing powder and heat set.



Once this is dry you are ready to embellish your banner pieces.




To embellish these banner I used hand made flowers, rosettes and die cut doilies.  To give it a finishing touch I used some gel medium and 

adhered some Clear Scraps Ocean Sequins to the pieces.

Thanks for stopping by The Clear Scraps blog today!

Hope you give this fun Banner a try!



Bible Journaling with Clear Scraps

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog and I'm sharing some Bible Journaling pages I created with Clear Scraps' fabulous products!   Who ever created the idea of "coloring" in your Bible was genius! What a wonderful way to strengthen your faith by using the art of scrapbooking!  


For my first pages, I used the Crown Chipboard Embellishments that are perfect for my scripture!  The Chipboard Embellishments are light enough that they won't make your layouts too heavy.  I lightly sprayed my pages with yellow spray ink followed by adding strips of patterned paper and washi tape.  After placing my letter stickers, I was ready to add my embellishments! 


I painted my crowns with white acrylic paint; once dry I added Sparkle White Embossing Powder and set with my heat gun.  


I adhered jewels as well as an enamel dot to accent my crown. 


Here, I added Silver Pearl Paint from Viva Decor in the bottom openings of my crown. 


For my second spread, I wanted to use mainly distress ink and Clear Scraps Mascils!  


Using my 6 Inch Diamond Mascil and Distress Ink, I created a fun background for my pages! Its helpful to use washi tape or painter's tape to hold your Mascil in place while inking! Simply move your Mascil as needed to line up the diamonds when inking.  


Next, I used the 6 Inch Whimsical Butterfly Mascil  and three complimenting colors of Distress Ink. With this Mascil, its important to take your time around the smaller openings. I found it helpful to also hold down the center of the Mascil while inking.


Here is the end result...I love how it turned out!  



For my last spread, I used the 3x12 Truth, Peace, Love Mascil to document the Fruits of the Spirit!  I used pink and yellow spray inks with my Mascil and outlined with a black journaling pen.  




Thank you for stopping by! I hope this inspires you to do some bible journaling with Clear Scraps! Have a great day! 

Additional products used: patterned paper, washi tape, stickers, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, decorative clips:  Simple Stories:  letter stickers: Simple Stories, October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup; spray ink:  Dylusions, October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp; embossing ink/powder: Recollections; jewels, stapler: Teresa Collins Designs; journaling pen: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Beacon Adhesives. 


Acrylic Scrapbook page with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a Scrapbook page using an acrylic sheet by Clear Scraps.  I created a background, for the page, using a Geo pattern stencil by Clear Scraps. 

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By sanding the acrylic sheet you get a frosted look and by adding stencils you have created a fun background for your photos. Very cool technique to use when creating with acrylic.  StazOn ink/Black was used to stencil the color on the acrylic sheet.  

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Love the frosted look of the acrylic by simply running a piece of sand paper over the front of the acrylic.  Remember to remove the plastic film.

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Layer pattern paper in the center of the page.  Add embellishments, stickers and journal strips. The chipboard word " Friends" is by Clear Scraps.  It was painted with acrylic paint and then adhered with Beacon's Quick Grip the page.  

Products used:

Clear Scraps: Deco Shapes

Clear Scraps: chipboard word "Friends"

Clear Scraps: 6" Geo Stencil

Other: S.e.i./paper, Beacon Quick Grip, StazOn ink

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Mini Clipboard sticky note holder by Angel

Today I am going to share with you a small clipboard from clear scraps that I turned into a sticky note holder!

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I used the Small Clipboard holder along with some mini post it notes and some paper collection pack!

To begin I covered my entire clipboard with background paper but tracing and cutting it out. Then adhering it down with beacon liquid glue.

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I then Fussy cut some clouds from the paper collection and added pop dots under one of the clouds. I also used a element from the chipboard pieces from the same collection.

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Added my mini sticky notes and a twine bow under the clip and now I have a clipboard sticky note holder!

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Angel Lebouef

XL Clear Shape Page Layout with Debbie

Hello friends! Debbie with you today sharing a fun layout using a Clear Scraps XL Clear Shape 



I started this layout by building up the background using a DCWV Die Cut sheet behind my XL Clear Shape.  

I adhered it and to the back of the shape and then trimmed off the excess.

The next step is to adhere another Die cut to the back of the XL Clear Shape, this time I used and Anna Griffin die cut in white.

Cut a large circle for the center of your layout and adhere to the front of your XL Clear Shape.  Add your photos to the large circle popping them up 

with card board or pop dots, whatever you have handy. 

I also  deco foiled a Clear Scraps Maple Branch Chipboard Embellishment.

This is a simple and fun way to decorate your chipboard pieces.

Hope you give this fun and quick technique a try next time you're working with chipboard.

Adhere this to your layout as shown.



I finished this layout by adding flowers, die cut butterflies and Clear Scraps Spring Sequins



Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today!!  







Deco Scallop layout by Leah

Hello Clear Scraps family! Today I'm sharing some goodies from my Clear Scraps arsenal. These are some of my favorite, FAVORITE items to create with.


First of all, the XL Deco acrylic shape is one of my go to items. I use it quarterly without fail. Its such a classic design and goes with any design style.

I added two background papers on the backside of the acrylic, and then layered up my embellishments on the top side.

The Circle Scallop frame has so many possibilities to be used, however I chose to let that create the focal point with the photo on the layout.


The last highlight are the brilliant Pennants. They are perfect plain, or in this case, pattern paper added to the backside and embellishments loaded on the top. Add ribbon and done. So Cute!


There you have it friends. I hope your weekend is beautiful!

Leah Crowe


Printer Tray with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a Printer Tray project, showcasing our Texas home, by Clear Scraps. These are some photos that were taken by a friend showcasing small, fun details of the ranch. The Printer Tray was so perfect to display these images .

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The photos are trimmed down to 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" and secured in each square on the Printer Tray. The sections were glued together with Beacon Quick Grip. The top frame is painted with acrylic paint. Buttons were put in one section of the Printer Tray.  I was going for a bold look.  

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The cluster at the bottom is the Windmill chipboard embellishment by Clear Scraps.  Ivy, flowers, star and buttons were added along with the year date.  Fun project to create!

Products used:

Clear Scraps: Square Printer Tray Frame

Clear Scraps: Windmill chipboard embellishment  

other: Beacon Quick Grip, buttons, ivy and flowers, stickers, Divine twine and acrylic paint

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

June Tag with Jennifer

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm back on the blog to share my tag for this month!  Dream catchers are definitely in trend right now and I love the color palette of this Echo Park Paper collection! I'm going to show you easy techniques to give your tag some wow! 


First off, I colored my Acrylic Tag with Ranger Alcohol Ink in Butterscotch.  We prefer alcohol inks over any other because they are solvent based and will "adhere" to the smooth, non-porous surface of the acrylic.  Also, it dries fast!  I chose one color but you can definitely play around and blend in different favorites! 


I then FLIPPED my tag over (to prevent any smudging of color) and used the 6 Inch Imagine Mascil with metallic paste.  I wanted to use only the "dream" script so I blocked it off using washi tape.  


Before lifting my Mascil, I lightly sprinkled the metallic paste with dry glitter to give a little sparkle to my tag! 


Ok so it didn't turn out perfect but its a learning process right? LOL  I think I was in too much of a hurry and didn't use my anti-static pouch.  


Once my  word was dry, I added patterned papers from the collection as well as stickers.  I love pennants and created a banner with some of the coordinating stickers! I also used foam tape to pop up my dream catcher to give some dimension to my tag! Lastly, using some spray ink I colored my ribbon to match my paper  and tied to the top once dry!


Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you to do some creating with Clear Scraps acrylic and Mascils!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Echo Park Paper Co; ink, glitter: Ranger; metallic paste, spray ink for ribbon: Heidi Swapp; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; ribbon: SnugHug; border punch: EK Sucess; misc: thread, sewing machine. 

June Tag - Nancy

Hi everyone!  Nancy here, and today I wanted to share with you a fun, summery tag I made with one of the Clear Scraps Acrylic Tags.

To begin, I inked the inside of my embossing folder.  

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When the tag is embossed it inks the raised portion.   So, not only is the tag embossed, but it is colored.

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Then I stamped lots of my doll stamp onto a number of different papers to create my doll.

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I assembled all the different layers of my tag.  My doll, my papers, a few flowers and chipboards.  And then I had to splatter a bit of paint on it.  

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All in all, the tag came out super cute and summery.

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Thanks for stopping by.