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2018 6x6 Calendar Kit

Hello friends!  It's hard to believe this year is coming to a close!  As we look to 2018 I'm sharing the 6x6 Calendar Kit from Clear Scraps! The kit includes 12 tabbed chipboard pages, two acrylic covers, 12 blank calendar pages and a 6 inch acrylic stand to display your handiwork! What a great way to document favorite photos from the past year or dress up your workspace! 


I  used white acrylic paint on the edges of my chipboard pages before covering with patterned paper.  I  then cut my papers down to 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in size and used Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive to adhere to my chipboard.  The smaller size also allows me to use some of the many awesome Clear Scraps embellishments such as one of these Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishments.


For the month of March, I  used the Lucky Chipboard Word Title as my main embellishment. I  first painted it with black acrylic paint then used a glitter black embossing powder to give it some shine. 


Here, I  used the Small Acrylic Rectangle Deco Frame on top of my 3x4 Journaling Cards to add some dimension to this month!  I  chose to leave the acrylic bare but you can color with alcohol ink or use an embossing folder as well. 



October features two of the fun Ghost Chipboard Embellishments painted white and adhered over a die cut spider web. 


I  used a small number stamp set for the calendar pages and filled in holidays with a journaling pen.  Using letter stickers from your stash is a great way to spell out your months! I   stitched through the letters with my sewing machine before adhering my calendar pages down.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018! 


Additional products used:  patterned papers: Simple Stories, Echo Park Paper, Carta Bella, Crate Paper, Pebbles; stickers: Simple Stories, Echo Park, Crate Paper; chipboard: Crate Paper, Simple Stories, Echo Park;  letter stickers: Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon, Chic Tags, Heidi Swapp, American Crafts; washi tape: Heidi Swapp, Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; wood veneer shapes: Studio Calico; enamel dots: Simple Stories, Crate Paper;  stamps: Heidi Swapp, Simple Stories; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; ink: Ranger, Recollections; journaling pen: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon Crafts, 3M; misc: sewing machine, thread, Silhouette Cameo, acrylic paint, ribbon.

I Love You Album

Happy Holidays Clear Scraps friends, it is Pinky today with a fun Mini Album idea. It's the New Year approaching, why not share your love for your family and friends. I made two of these 5 Reasons I love you books so far this year and this one is the Mixable Gracey 5.5" x 8.0" Album, it made a perfect album to write creative love quotes in. 

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 I added a journaling area on each page with a Reason # for thoughts and reasons to love. 

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The Clear Scraps albums can be so many things, not only for photos but poetry, notes, lists, and more.

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Hopefully you are inspired to be creative in the new year! Happy Wednesday friends!

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Design Team

Ahoy There Matties

Hey everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a project I made that is totally out of season...well, unless you are into "Cruise Season"....oh to be someone who went on a cruise vacation each winter.  sigh...

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I made this fun video with the Ahoy 12x12 Acrylic Layout and photos from snorkeling in Kauai.

These layouts are so fun to work with.  They take a lot of the design pressure away freeing you up to focus on the photos.  

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I simply used some acrylic inks on the back side of the acrylic elements I wanted to highlight, added my photos, and a few embellishments on top.

Thanks for stopping by.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here spreading Holiday Cheer with the Christmas Tree Shaker by Clear Scraps!!   All of us at Clear Scraps want to wish everyone a very Merry Holiday and thought this was a super cute way of doing it.  There is even a sneak peek of a new product coming in January 2018.  

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Designer notes:

The shaker is constructed together and painted with acrylic paint.  Only thing different is a Popsicle stick is glued to the back of the tree shaker, making it easy to push down, in the floral foam, so the tree is standing upright.  


Clear Scraps: Christmas Tree Shaker

Clear Scraps: chipboard star (coming soon)

Paper: Jenni Bowlin

Glue: Beacon

Sequin mix: Buttons Galore & More

Stamp: Darkroom Door

Pine cones:  Gathered on the way to Montana.

Vintage find: tart tin.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Two more Regular Portrait Clipboards by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a couple more examples of embellished small acrylic Regular Portrait Clipboards by Clear Scraps.  This size of clipboard is especially fun to work with.  Just the right size to embellish and still have enough space for a photo.  Both of these clipboards were created using pattern paper and dimensional embellishments.  Take a look~

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This one I call "count your blessings". Love the rustic paper along with the vintage photo.  Odds and ends were added for extra charm.  The envelope cluster is adhered with foam squares for added dimension.  

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I call this one "Beautiful" for one reason and only one reason ~ she is!  This one is mostly paper elements with a few buttons, flowers and wood piece embellishments.  I love the unique look each clipboard has.  One of a kind home decor pieces. 

Supplies used:

Clear Scraps: Regular Portrait Clipboard 

pattern paper


foam squares and tape runner ( Scrapbook Adhesive)





vintage photo (Tim Holtz)

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Send it Clear Tree Holly card

Wheee. Christmas is almost here. Do you ever run into a crunch of needing to send off a card quickly? If so, this post is for you. This card came together so quickly! Bonus points for it being unique and gorgeous!

SICTreeCard4_LRCI used the Send it Clear Tree card and also the Holly Chipboard embellishments for this lovely card. 

SICTreeCard_LRC Its hard to see here, but I put the card panels together first, and then added on the pattern paper to the back panel. That ensures a good solid hold for your card to stay together. 


The way this card goes together, the tree locks together to hold the card front closed. I colored the top and bottom of the tree using Alcohol Ink in Meadow. I then added in small gems to act as ornaments.

I painted the Holly embellishments using regular acrylic paint, which dried quickly and adhered them to the top and inside of the card.


Cute, right?

SICTreeCard4_LRCOn behalf of my family and I, we wish you a joyous Christmas and I'll see you next year!


Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer.


Christmas Mini Mixable Little Bits Album

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm on the blog today to share a fun mini album I  created just in time for the holidays!  Christmas is this week and I  love making scrapbook projects with holiday themed papers and embellishments! What I  love even more are Clear Scraps mini albums!  I  used the Mini Mixable Little Bits Album for my project!  It's only a mere 3.5 x 5 inches in size which perfect for wallet size photos! And it makes the best gift! 


I  love making additional pages for my mini albums. Here, I  used my Silhouette with patterned paper to create an envelope to insert a coordinating card.  


I  used my scallop circle punch and stapler to create a tab on my card. 


Each page alternates acrylic and chipboard as well as "cascades" to larger sizes.  I  used white acrylic paint to color my chipboard pages but opted to leave the acrylic bare.  


Inserting tags (or creating your own) are also a great way to add extra pages! 




Here is another envelope I  created with my Silhouette! 



Thanks for stopping by! Check out the large variety of Clear Scraps albums by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, decorative buttons, stickers: Crate Paper; punches: Fiskars; stapler: Teresa Collins Designs; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; misc: Silhouette, chrome book rings, sewing machine



Acrylic Christmas Card Quick And Easy

Hey there again Clear Scraps friends, it's Pinky again today and if you are like me, in the holiday rush time, I always find myself needing last minute cards and gifts!

I don't always have one on hand, so here is a quick and easy card idea that is not only handmade but beautiful!

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Trim a piece of patterned paper to 4X6 1'2". At the top of the 6 1/2" paper use a bone folder to fold the top down at 1/2". Use a border punch to create a scalloped or any other decorative punched edge. 
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Trim a sheet of Clear Scraps 12X12 Acrylic to 4X6".

Using the Clear Scraps 6" Ribbon Tree Mascil/Stencil, Remove protective film from one side of the Clear Scraps Acrylic, use SILVER spray paint and spray the Ribbon Tree onto the acrylic. 
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Using Beacon Adhesice, adhere acrylic to the fold on the patterned paper. 

That is it! Quick, easy and beautiful!

Merry Christmas everyone, enjoy your holidays.

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

Wintery Little Box with Nancy

Hey everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a wintery little box I made with the 3.5x5 inch Clear Acrylic Box and the Shattered Glass Mascil in 6x6.  You know how much I love these little boxes, they are perfect for stashing little odds and ends to keep things looking neat and tidy.

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After removing the protective coating from each piece, I began by placing washi tape on each of the corners of the box.  Not only did the washi tape look pretty, and add color, but it helps hold the box together.  
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Next, I used gel medium and my Shattered Glass stencil on each side of the box.  After allowing that to dry I used a number of spray inks to lightly color the box.  The ink only sticks to the gel medium, not the clean acrylic, thus proving the stained glass effect.
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Finally I embellished the top of the box with lots of goodies from my stash.  

Thanks for stopping by.


Snowflake Shaker Clip with Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here to share with you a fun idea when taking chips or bagged treats to a party or to give as a gift.  The Snowflake Shaker by Clear Scraps comes in handy when creating a bag clip for yummy holiday treats!!  Homemade or purchased this will look so cute on the bags!!

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Take strips of pattern paper and layer them, making an award badge. Ribbons, buttons, ticket strips all can be used to make the badge unique and personal. Place the Snowflake Shaker by Clear Scraps, at the top (after it is created) and attach with strong glue.

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Using strong glue attach a small clothspin to the back, that is the clip that will allow you to clip the Snowflake award badge to a bag of chips or cookies.

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Easy !!! Now the hard part~picking out treats to use the clip on!

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I love the chip idea, goes great with a homemade dip to add to the gift.

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This is easy to make and the Snowflake Shaker just adds that extra special pop to the Snowflake award badge.  After the chips are clipped, the Snowflake award badge will look great clipped on the Christmas Tree.

Supplies used:

Clear Scraps: mini Snowflake Shaker


other: pattern paper, twine, buttons, ticket strips, embossing powder, sequin mix (for shaker), stickers and snowflake stamp with ink.

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

December Tag with Jennifer

Hello! Jennifer on the blog to share my tag for this month!  Christmas is one of my favorite holidays to scrap since the embellishments and papers are always so beautiful! 


Using one of the Acrylic Tags  colored it with Alcohol Ink in Red Pepper. Using Alcohol Ink is the best way to add color to Clear Scraps acrylic since it dries quickly and your color won't run! 


Next, I  turned my tag over to add some texture to my background.  You always want to add your second medium on the opposite side of your first! I  secured my 6 Inch Stars Mascil with washi tape and applied clear Gesso.  


So my effect didn't turn out as I  had hoped. I wanting the gesso to show more as I thought it would be white LOL.  Live and learn!  


Here is a close up of one of the there is some texture there.  Once my gesso was dry, I  added papers and die cuts to the front.  This would make a cute addition to a Christmas gift!


Thank you for looking!  Visit the blog for more Clear Scraps inspiration from the design team! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, buttons: Crate Paper; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; alcohol ink, gesso: Ranger; adhesives: Beacon, 3M; misc: ribbon


Believe shaker card

Hey, Clear Scraps Friends! Leah here with you today to share how I made this adorable Believe  Sled shaker card.


I started out by painting the Believe chipboard title with Piccolo enamel paint, then dusted it with Rock Candy to make it sparkle. Set it aside to let it dry.


I then adhered the top frame of the sled and the bottom frame to the backside of pattern paper.


Cut it away and you're ready to start assembling your sled.


Adhere two of your sled frames next, I don't waste time coloring them as they are hidden once it's assembled. Also, I found some cute rub-ons to adhere to the back frame.


Add your sequins or whatever you choose, I used Rock Candy, some fluffy snow, and a little bit of Martha Stewart fuzzy glitter.


Add some Quick Dry adhesive to your acrylic (peel the film off first) and adhere it to your sled to lock in the sequins/glitter.


 Next, adhere your top frame. Voila! Sooo cute.


To create the card I just cut a piece of cardstock to 5 1/2" x 11", added on a sheet of pattern paper, then adhered the chipboard title and awesome sled shaker!


Simple, yet fun and festive!

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer


Christmas Gift Idea- 5 Reasons by Pinky!

Hey there Clear Scraps family and friends, it is Pinky today with a fun Christmas gift idea that I have been working on. In fact I made 3 of these this year.

I keep seeing these books you fill out that are "Reason's I Love You" and I thought, why not really make it special and make it handmade?! With that reasoning of course I thought instantly of the Clear Scraps Albums!

And because it's me and I do share everything, even the MISTAKES I have to laugh because I went to edit the photos and noticed that I actually made the pages...Reason #1, Reason #2, Reason #4 THEN Reason #3! hahaha

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For this BOOK I used the Mixable Edgy 5.5" x 8.0" Album

and a TON of leftover papers and sticker in my stash. 

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Each page had patterned paper and a blank white area for my boys to write down the reason they love the recipient. 

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Honestly it is such a heartfelt gift, I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't love this!
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It's also a fantastic way to use up leftover stickers and embellishments. 

And of course I put the photos in order as I messed them up! haha
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I hope you enjoyed today's post and make your own "Reasons I Love You" book. 

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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas friends, 

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer


Mad for Plaid

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a fun Christmas card I made using the Stripes Layering Stencil and the Mini Christmas Tree Shaker and the Summer Sequins.  

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After creating the plaid background, I filled the tree shaker with the sequins and added it to the top of the card.  

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I love how you can create your own plaid patterns with the stripes layering stencil.  With just a bit of acrylic paint, the options are simply endless.  Curious how this stencil works?  I created a quick video to help....



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Regular Portrait Clipboard with Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a fun tutorial on how to personlize a small clipboard and make your own.  I'm using the small acrylic Regular Portrait Clipboard by Clear Scraps.  I used pattern paper and some super cute embellishments to get the vintage  "School Days" look I wanted. Let me show you~

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Instructions to create the "School Days" clipboard:

1. Remove plastic film from front and back of the acrylic clipboard.
2. Select paper and cut to the size of the clipboard. (I traced the back of the clipboard onto the pattern paper).
3. Shade with ink and adhere to the Back of the clipboard.
4. Layer pattern papers, shade with ink and clip under the clipboard clip on the front of the clipboard.
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5. Adhere layered papers together using adhesive.
6. Embellish with tags, pattern paper shapes and adhere with foam sqaures.
7. Add photo.
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8. Splat with ink spray to complete.
9. Add ribbon. (I dyed and distressed the ribbon I used)
10. Add charm and adhere wooden ruler embellishment with strong glue to the metal clipboard clip.
Supplies used:
pattern paper
Scrapbook Adhesive (foam squares and tape runner)
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member