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Summer Love

Angel here today to bring you some Summer Love! Today I am using the Heart Printer Tray Frame from Clear Scraps. These are so cute and loads of fun to play with

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I got to spend the whole day loving up on this little cutie and decided to frame the day. I used the heart tray frame as shown here.. There are many designs you can choose from. be sure to go over and check out the shop.

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After choosing the paper I traced it to fit my heart frame I then adhered it into place. After I  then added my photos and a few embellishments. Before you add the clear  Heart to your frame you must add your seed beads and sequins to the sections you choose. Like I did here..You can add anything you would like too that you may want to save as a keepsake.

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I wanted the burlap look to show but also wanted some color to the outside frame as well.  I then decided to use Tim Holtz distress stain in black soot and rubbed it all over the frame piece. Pad to Frame. Here is a close up of the frame and the shaker part.

Printer Tray 3

There you have it! A place to showcase your summer love! 

Angel Lebouef

Chipboard Script Word Titles

Hello Clear Scraps friends!  Debbie with you today sharing a fun birthday card.  This card is a water color card.

If you haven't tried water coloring you should, its fun and easy and very forgiving!! 


I simply stamped my images and embossed them with an opalescent embossing powder.  

Water colored the image and stamped the Happy Birthday Sentiment on the front.

The big bold Wishes Script Title stands out on this card.  To alter the chipboard I simply embossed it

twice with Versa Mark Ink and black embossing powder.

To finish the card off I added Clear Scraps Spring Sequins to the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today!!



Lace Doily Frame

Hello everyone! Angel here today showing you how I used supplies from Clear Scraps to create this cute frame of my sweet niece at her 6 month old celebration.

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I purchase the wooden frame at a local craft store and then used acrylic paint in light pink to paint the entire frame. I also left out a piece of the Rattle Shaker from my last project so not to waste it I painted that as well to use on my frame. I used some tattered rose distress ink on the rattle piece as well to give me some extra pink.

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I then used the Stencil-Masking from Clear Scraps called Lace and Doily Border .

Frame 1

Then I used vintage distress ink to ink the stencil print onto my frame.

Frame 3

Frame 4

I then inked all edges around the outside and the inside of the frame. Added flowers and a bow using twine tucked in. I also added rhinestones to the rattle and on the bottom corner for just that added touch I needed to make it stand out.

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This is really fun and quick project you can make for any gift giving. Even a memory you can display in your home as decor. Its something anyone can treasure..

Angel Lebouef


Stenciled Wall Hanging Tutorial with Debbie

Hello Clear Scraps friends!  Today I'm sharing a fun home decor projects using a  3x12 Border Stencil with the word Remember on it.

I purchased a wooden wall hanging in the clearance aisle at the hobby store with the sole intentions of altering it to fit my decor.

The farmhouse look is such a fun style and one that can fit into any decor. So here's what I did with this fun wall hanging.


To get started on this I simply took acrylic paint in colors to match my decor(also happens to be my favorite color ever.)



Once your paint is dry, place your stencil onto the front of your wall hanging and paint over it with white acrylic paint.



The next step is to wrap som twine around your wall hanging and using a staple gun, staple it in the back to keep it in place.



Add some coordinating close pins.


To finish it up add some photos and you have a great wall hanging!


I hope you will give this fun project a try and be sure to check out all the beautiful stencils and wall decor for your home in the Clear Scraps store!

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today! 



July Tag with Jennifer

Hello! Jennifer on the blog today to share my tag for July!  For this month, I did an outdoorsy, travel theme! I started with a chipboard tag from the Chipboard Tag Album and painted it a bright turquoise!  I set my tag aside to dry so I could decorate one of the pieces from the Compass Chipboard Embellishments!



I painted my Compass with white acrylic paint then added  sparkly light blue embossing powder. I then cut out my pieces of patterned paper and affixed to my tag.  Using Beacon Adhesive, I adhered my Compass to the center of the tag. To finish I added bakers twine to the top of the compass.  


Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope this inspires you to create a tag of your own with Clear Scraps products!  Be sure to check the blog for more inspiration from the design team! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts: Simple Stories; paint:  Ranger; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; distress ink:  Quick Quotes; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; misc: ribbon, sewing machine, thread

July Tag with Connie~

Hi, Connie here with my July tag with Clear Scraps.   I used a couple of the chipboard embellishments, along with an acrylic tag, to create a festive 4th of July tag.

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Remove the plastic film from both sides of the acrylic tag before creating your project.  Adhere pattern paper to the back of the tag using Zip Dry by Beacon.  Layer pattern paper, journal cards and stickers on the front of the tag (directly on the acrylic) and adhere with Zip Dry or use dimensional adhesive.  Shade around the tag with ink.  Add ribbon or twine to the top.  Finish embellishing with buttons and rhinestones.  

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Last step, paint the chipboard pieces (the star and the 4th of July word piece) using acrylic paint. Red for the word embellishment and yellow for the star. Let dry and adhere to the front of the tag.  Use Wink of Stella/clear to add sparkle to the star and word embellishment.  The tag is ready to tape to a big watermelon and enjoy!!

Products used:

Clear Scraps: chipboard word (4th of July)

Clear Scraps: chipboard stars

Clear Scraps: Acrylic tag


Zip Dry by Beacon

Paper: Authentique

Buttons Galore and More

Wink of Stella/clear


divine Twine


Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Deco Mini Album

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a chipboard mini album I made for a friend using the 6.5x6.5 Deco Chipboard Album.  

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This little mini is a great size for 4x6 photos that you want to highlight, or smaller photos if you choose to go with more on each page.

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Each page has a simple enough shape that cutting the edges to go around all the curves is simple.
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but has enough interest to keep it from becoming boring.
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Thanks for stopping by.


Summer is in full swing

Happy day Clear Scraps family!

Summer is into full swing and what better way to embrace that than to decorate one of our Large Expressions Summer Clear word title.


These large vertical titles are so much fun to create with.


I traced each letter on pattern paper then cut them out and adhered them to the backside of the title.


Once all the paper was adhered I added in some interest with alcohol ink around some of the edges of the letters.


Add inn some embellishments, a little ribbon hanger, and voila.

Something perfectly Summer-y for your door or home decor.

Leah Crowe

XL Clear Shape Layout

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 12 x 12 patterned paper behind my XL Clear Shape.  

I adhered it and to the back of the shape and then started to build the layout on the top of the XL Clear Shape

Cut  2 mats from coordinating paper and adhered them to the center of the XL Clear Shape popping them up 

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

I finished this layout by adding fussy cut flowers from the coordinating patterned paper, die cut butterflies and borders. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today!!   





July Tag with Debbie

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing my July tag for Clear Scraps.

Hope you are all enjoying warmer weather and longer days.  

 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 Acrylic Tag Album.



 For this Acrylic 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 July 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!!


July Tag!

Angel here today bringing you my take on this months tag! I used Acrylic Album Tag .  

You can get yours here at ClearScraps!

July tag main photo

To get started I traced the tag on the pattern paper that I though would work best.I then cut pieces from the paper collection(Graphic 45) that i wanted to used and inked the edges with vintage distress ink.

July tag 1

I  placed the images to my liking onto the tag.

July tag 2

I added bling, ribbon and string to this tag as well..

Below is a few close ups.

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Hope you enjoying your summer!

Angel LeBouef



Butterfly Shaker Shape Tutorial

Hello!  Jennifer here to share an easy, fun tutorial with the Butterfly Shaker Shape! If you haven't had a chance to play with these fabulous products, you need to!   They are so easy to decorate and add to a tag/card, mini book! For my shaker, I made it into a fun home decor piece...and I'm going to show you how!


Shaker shapes come in five pieces:  a chipboard back, three chipboard forms, and one acrylic piece.  I first covered my chipboard back with patterned paper using Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive.  I trimmed the extra paper as well as sanded the edges with a sanding tool.  Next, I took the top chipboard form and painted with white acrylic paint.  I set it aside to dry so I could construct my shaker.  

After adhering my first chipboard form, I used my Beacon adhesive to affix ribbon as pictured.  Using my scissors, I trimmed the edges of the ribbon show they would not show once I adhered the rest of my pieces.  Next, I affixed my second chipboard form. 


Did you know Clear Scraps sells sequins?   Here, I used the Spring Sequins pack for my shaker.  It's helpful to add them to the center of your shape so the sequins do not become affixed to the edges.


Once my top chipboard frame was dry, I was ready to add some bling!  I used embossing ink and sparkly embossing powder which is a perfect way to embellish your chipboard! 


To finish, I added a metal sentiment and baker's twine as well as a metal charm to the top of the ribbon. 



Thank you for stopping by today! Check out all of the fun Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used: patterned paper:  Crate Paper; metal pieces: Tim Holtz, 7gypsies; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder:  Recollections; adhesive: Beacon Adhesives; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; misc: ribbon




Patriotic Journal ~

Hi, Connie here with a patriotic journal using the USA chipboard piece by Clear Scraps.  Clear Scraps makes many shapes and designs in chipboard and this one is a favorite of mine.  I wanted to create  something really special with it. Something you would want to keep, so a journal was created showcasing  the USA chipboard.  Take a look~

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Zip Dry by Beacon was used to secure the pattern paper to the composition notebook front. Stencils by Clear Scraps were used to create a fun and messy background for the USA chipboard piece.  Layers of pattern paper were added as well.  

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The USA chipboard piece is painted with red and navy acrylic paint.  A star punch was used, to create the three stars, on the USA shape.  Dimensional adhesive was used to adhere the USA shape to the front of the journal.  

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The 6" chevron and the 6" star stencil, used with black archival ink, to create the background for the journal.  The stencils were randomly placed on the journal and stenciled in sections.  Just a little here and a little there, using a small section of the stencil at a time.  Simple to do with great results!

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The back of the journal, just like Clear Scraps products, made in the USA.

Products used:

Clear Scraps: Chipboard USA

Clear Scraps: 6" Chevron stencil and 6" Stars stencil


composition notebook

Zip Dry by Beacon

Paper: Authentique

Divine Twine

Button Galore & More

Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

A Little Disney Magic

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a layout I did using the Shooting Stars Acrylic Layout.  With all the news coming from D23 I was in the mood for a little Disney.

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I removed the clear plastic covering from the layout in pieces and then applied the glitter to just those areas.  First the stars...then the trails...and finally the black border.  Yes, it was time consuming, and yes there is now glitter everywhere...but I feel it was well worth cute is that?

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I used the Magical Chipboard Word Title (also covered in glitter...I'm all about the theme.)  Glitter and acrylic don't always stick together, so be sure and seal the glitter before you move on.

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A few embellishments from my stash and the layout was complete.

Thanks for stopping by.



Stencils, the focal point~

Hi, Connie here with a couple of cards using the stencil as the focal point.   Clear Scraps has many stencils that can be made the focal point of the card or scrapbook page.  Sometimes you just need that single image that will stand out and look amazing ~ I think I can help you with that :) Take a look~

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Using pattern paper a card is constructed along with a background.  Half the work is done in creating a fabulous card.   Now for that stand alone image that will explain the card to recipient.  I chose the flip flops from the 6" Beach Fun stencil by Clear Scraps.  

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Some embellishments were added to the flip flops along with the sentiment, buttons and twine.  The flip flops were stenciled on white cardstock and cut out.  I used Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk ink for these cards.   Stamps were used to create a border at the bottom of the card.

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The anchor is on the same 6" Beach Fun stencil. I love the way the cards look and the process was not difficult.  Stencils are a great tool in creating art. So many possibilities with one stencil.  The 6" Beach Fun stencil has five large images that are great for a focal point type card like these.  I hope you give this a try~

 Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member