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September 2017

Fancy Shabby Tag with Debbie and a Goodbye

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a shabby tag for Clear Scraps and saying a heartfelt thank you

to Susan Frase, Cristal Hobbs (Pinky) and one of the most fabulously talented design teams

I have had the honor to work with.  

These ladies are kind hearted and when you need support they are there for each and every one of us.

It was truly a pleasure and an inspiration to have the fortune to work with each of them.

The days are getting shorter and we are actually feeling much cooler temps where I live.  

More rain and cool mornings and warmer days, all signs of Fall for us.  Fall is my favorite time of year,

I love the sound of rustling leaves and the sound of the Aspen's and here in the Rockies the fresh clean air.

The colors are so rich and pretty, I just can't get enough.

You can actually feel the change coming.  

We will still have some warm days but not hot summer days.  

 Hope you are all enjoying your Summer! So here's one more tag for 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. 

I also used the Oval Fancy Chipboard Frame.


To alter the the frame I simply used Distress Stain on it and then added embossing powder in 3 colors, 

Purple, Blue and Copper.




If you get a chance stop by my blog and say hi!


As always thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today!!



Phone Stand~

Hi, Connie here with the Vintage Phone Stand by Clear Scraps.  I love creating these phone stands. They make such a cute gift and they are easy to decorate.  

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This is easy to put together.  I chose to back the acrylic with pattern paper and shade with ink.  Lay the acrylic phone stand on pattern paper and make a pattern to cut out.  Adhere with ZipDry by Beacon. Embellish the front with stickers, die cuts and buttons.  Adhere with Quick Grip by Beacon.  The cutout at the bottom is to run your charger cord through.

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Clear Scraps makes several different styles of Phone stands.   They even have Tablet stands.  

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A fun project with awesome results!!!!

Products used:

Clear Scraps: Vintage Phone Stand


pattern paper, stickers, die cuts and buttons.

Beacon Quick Grip and ZipDry

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Family Acrylic 5x7 Tab Album

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm sharing a cute mini I created using the Acrylic 5x7 Tab Album and the Family Chipboard Word Title.  Clear Scraps mini books have always been a long standing favorite of mine! I compiled some favorite family photos together to document! My grandmother is always asking for photos of the family so I thought this would make a nice gift!  


The front of my album is covered with patterned papers as well as the Family Chipboard Word Title! I used white acrylic paint to color my chipboard.  Using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive works best when adhering chipboard to your projects!  


The 5x7 Acrylic Tab  Album comes with 4 pages perfect for 4x6 photos! I love adding in extra pages by using envelopes or decorative bags. Here, I used a glassine bag as an extra insert!




Clear Scraps has a large variety of smaller embellishments that accent your projects! Here, I used one of the Butterfly Mixers (which are one of my favorites!).    I secured it with a little dab of Beacon Adhesive as well as a staple.  I then added a decorative brad to the center as well as added bakers twine. 


You can see I added another extra page by using a kraft treat bag! 



Thanks for stopping by! Hope this inspires you to create a mini album of your own with favorite photos! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, enamel dots, brads, epoxy clips, decorative pins, stamp, washi tape: Simple Stories; enamel shapes: American Crafts;  bakers twine: Whisker Graphics, The Twinery; punches: Fiskars, EK Success, Paper Shapers; metal sentiment: Tim Holtz; ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon Crafts, 3M; misc: doily, sewing machine, thread, metal rings, glassine bag, kraft bag.  

Back To School September Tag by Pinky

Hey there again Clear Scraps family, fans, and friends, it is Pinky today with a fun Back To School themed Monthly Tag for September. If you are new to Clear Scraps acrylic, this is a fun project to try, it gives you the feel for working with acrylic and ideas on working on a small project that is less intimidating. 

Clear Scraps Back To School September Tag Pinky Hobbs - 2

First of all  PAINT is amazing on acrylic, so it is an easy gateway to introducing yourself to working with this nonporous texture. 

For this project I used the awesome Creating Made Easy September 2017 Kit and it comes with really fun stickers, papers and what not to try out. 

Clear Scraps Back To School September Tag Pinky Hobbs - 2

The papers and the fun projects you can make are totally worth the 29.99 shipped price.

There are some times I just like to let the clear acrylic shine in my project and this month is one! Share your tags and Clear Scraps Projects on Facebook, let's see what you are creating!

September 2017 Kit

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

Patina Fancy Gate Chipboard

Hello friends! Debbie with you today sharing a fun layout using the Fancy Gate Chipboard Embellishment.

I started this layout by building up the background using modeling paste and the 

Clear Scraps 6" Seamless Flower Stencil.



I wanted to give the Fancy gate a worn patina finish so I did all that with Distress Stain and embossing powder.

I started out by giving the chipboard a coat of Distress Stain in Vintage Photo and then added my clear ink.

Sprinkle one color at a time and then heat set. I used a pearly green and a copper color.

Randomly sprinkle it in different areas of the chipboard as you see in the above and below photos.    

 When the layout was finished I added some seed beads and sequins using Gel medium to adhere them to the layout.




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

Hope you give this chipboard technique a try, it's one of my go to techniques for many projects.

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today!!


Tag Chipboard Mini Album

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a Chipboard 6x6 Tabbed Album.  

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I love working with chipboard as it is so fun to heavily distress and make them looked worn and aged.

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And since the mini album is ring bound, you can make the pages as thick or as thin as you like.

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I love adding lots of foam tape behind my embellishments to add dimension.  
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And the distressed papers on top of the chipboard really give the whole album a shabby chic look.
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Thanks for stopping by today.


Fall layout and Tutorial

Hello Clear Scraps Friends!!  Debbie with you today sharing a layout and tutorial for embellishing your chipboard pieces to make them look realistic.

 For this layout I embellished the Clear Scraps Cattails Chipboard Embellishments with Flower Soft.  

It gives your cattails a fuzzy look to them which makes them look and feel real.  



To begin this layout I built up my background with some dimensional paint in Copper color and Clear Scraps Fern Leaf Stencil.





To alter the chipboard Cattatils, I simply inked them with some distress ink

and then added some 

adhesive to the cattail and adhered the Flower Soft.



Die cut some doilies and adhere your photo, doilies and Cattails to the layout as shown.


Add your favorite embellishments, for me it's always some flowers but I also added some lacey, leaf flourish die cuts to this one.


Add some splatters and your layout is complete!!


Hope you will give this fun Fall layout a try!  Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog today! 



Glitter your acrylic video

Hi Clear Scraps friends. Today I have two videos to share with you.

One is how to apply glitter and sealant to your Acrylic pieces, and the other is the full video of how I put together this Mixable Beach Album.


Here's the first video, it's really short and I had a great time putting it together for you.



If you're interested in how I glitter the acrylic and put the album together, check out my video below.



Here's a close up of the front of the album and shovel.


Here are a couple of the inside pages.




Have a wonderful day and check out all our other Mixable albums!

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps DT


Fall Decor with Swirl Tree Layering Stencil

Hello! Jennifer here on the blog to share a home decor project I created using one of the Clear Scraps Layering Stencils!  Fall is upon us here in the Central US which means time for putting out all of my autumn decorations!  Using the layering stencils helps put a personal touch on your creations! 

For my project, I used an 8x8 canvas and the Swirl Tree Layering Stencil! And I'm going to show you exactly how I created my tree! 


Each Layering Stencil has a two part design to create a unique image. First, I placed my stencil onto the paper securing with washi tape.  Using modeling paste and brown acrylic paint mixed together, I filled in the trunk portion of the stencil.  


While my paper was drying, I washed the stencil with water so I could be ready for the next layer!  For the leaves portion of the stencil, I used Inka Gold in Copper and Gold. I tried to use a dabber but found it was a lot easier to just spread the paste with my finger! LOL  I probably used a bit too much so my leaves didn't turn out as "clean" as I would've liked.  FYI, if you haven't used Inka Gold, you must try it!  


After my paints were dry, I was ready to embellish with chipboard pieces and stickers.  


An up-close of my stenciling...not perfect but that's ok!  Sometimes its a learning curve!  I have to admit that mixed media is not my strong point..but I love trying new things!  


Thanks for stopping by! You can check out the variety of Layering Stencils in the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, stickers, enamel dots, die cuts:  Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; journaling pen: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon Adhesives, 3M; circle punch: Fiskars; spray ink: Heidi Swapp, Tattered Angels;  modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; misc:  thread, sewing machine, acrylic paint.   


True Buds, a scrapbook page with Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using a chipboard bicycle and an acrylic border, to embellish my page, by Clear Scraps.  

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Instructions for the chipboard and acrylic border:

  1. Take out 4 different acrylic paints and starting with the wheels on the bicycle, add color.
  2. Let dry and start painting the body of the bicycle. 
  3. Paint the seat and handle bars and then the basket.  
  4. Paint the flower and adhere to the basket.
  5. You can seal the chipboard piece if you like.  I left this one with a mat finish


       6. The color was added to the acrylic border with StazOn orange ink.  I applied the ink pad directly to the border and covered the acrylic.  Let dry.

Design the page using pattern paper. Adhere photos. Adhere chipboard bike and basket embellishment with Quick Grip by Beacon.  Works so well, just like the name:).   The acrylic border was adhered with Zip Dry by Beacon.  The title and journal strips were added along with some small buttons.  Once the Clear Scraps elements were painted and inked the page came together quickly. Be sure and stop by the store and take a look at all the wonderful chipboard pieces that are great for scrapbook page elements, cards, home decor, Christmas ornaments and so much more. 

Products used:

Clear Scraps: Chipboard Bike and Basket

Clear Scraps: Acrylic Circle Punch Border


Paper: Illustrates faith

Buttons Galore & More

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Shaker Magnet by Angel

Today I want to share with you my Shaker Magnet and my process.

Shaker Magnet


First of all I used the shaker from Clear Scraps which you can get  Many different shapes here.

I then used Beacon Liquid glue and pattern paper to do the process below.

Magnet Shaker 2

After glueing down the pattern paper to the base I added sequins.

Magnet Shaker 3

Add more glue to one frame piece and stick that down on top your bottom base. you will continue that process on top of the same frame piece.

Peel off the clear coat on the acrylic and glue that down sealing in your sequins.

Shaker Magnet 4

For the last frame piece I painted it with acrylic paint then glued that piece down on top of the acrylic piece. once that is completed you can decorate the top any way you like. I used cut outs from pattern paper and layered that on top a gold foliage mesh leaf.

Magnet Shaker 1

To complete your magnet shaker you must add a magnet on the back. I used one strong magnet but you can put as many as you like.

Now its ready to be on the fridge or on a magnet board. 

Happy Crafting.

Angel Lebouef

Stars Acrylic Layout

Happy day Clear Scraps family! Today I'm sharing with you one of the gorgeous new 12 x 12 Star Acrylic Layouts.


The great thing about these layouts is you can make them work for you and your photos. My photos are portrait 4x6's, so I turned the layout to suit me.


I started by peeling the protective film off both sides of the acrylic then sponged on Metallic silver alcohol ink.

Once that dried, I adhered the layout to pattern paper using Beacons 3-in-1 glue. Once that dried, I used my Kraft knife to cut away some of the stars and then adhered pattern paper behind the stars on the backside of the layout.



add on embellishments like you would when scrapbooking, and voila!!



Check out the amazing Acrylic layouts Clear Scraps offers and try one for yourself!

Leah Crowe

September Tag with Debbie

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

 We have been enjoying much cooler mornings and shorter days here in the Rocky mountains

and while I love Fall I don't look forward to long winters.

I do enjoy the down time and cuddling by the fireplace and comfort cooking, Winter can get long around here. 

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 September 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!!


September Tag with Leah

HI Clear Scraps friends. Today I'm sharing my September tag.


I took a page from the tag acrylic album for my tag and edged it with a dark stazon ink color in blue. I then adhered pattern paper to the backside of the tag. I peeled the film from the front and edged more Stazon ink in orange and a lighter blue to add some interest.


I then painted some chipboard stars and added them for embellishments.



Easy to make and pack into a lunch so your loved one knows how much they are loved. :)

Leah Crowe


September Tag by Jennifer

Hello! School has started here in the US and I thought I would do a fun school themed tag for September!

Today I'm going to show you how I created my background!


Starting with one of the acrylic tags from the Acrylic Tag Album, I used Ranger Alcohol Ink in Watermelon to color the front. Be sure to remove the protective film from both sides of the acrylic before starting.  


Once my alcohol ink was dry, I flipped over my tag to add my background using the 6 Inch Stars Mascil and gold metallic texture paste.  I applied a thick coat of texture paste to ensure coverage; it even helps to use your index finger to smooth out any lines! 


Here is the end result! I love how the gold contrasts with the red!  Any areas that "hang over" the side can be lightly sanded off.  


I then added patterned paper and embellishments as well as cute ribbon to finish!  This would be cute as an accent on a teacher gift or on the front of a school album!


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check the blog for more tag inspiration from the design team! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, wood veneer shapes: Simple Stories; metallic paste: Heidi Swapp; alcohol ink: Ranger; ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: Beacon Crafts, 3M.