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March 2018

Making cards using stencils!

Hi, Connie here with a set of cards using the 6" Bird on Branch and the 6" Shiplap stencil both new releases from Clear Scraps.  My inspiration was to create a mini canvas and use it for a card front.  I cut a piece of canvas in thirds and  came away with a 3 1/2" x 4" piece of canvas.  That is where I started~

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I stenciled the bird on the canvas first with brown acrylic paint.  I use a makeup sponge to give it a dark to light look.  A stencil brush would give the bird a more even look when using acrylic paint.  The shiplap stencil was used next with black acrylic paint.

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Beads and sequins were added for color.  The cards were speckled with black ink before mounting them on the brown checkered pattern paper.  I stitched the card front to the brown checkered paper for more texture.  

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Once all the steps were done the card front was mounted on the card base.  I used kraft cardstock for this.  The cards are smaller than a regular size card perfect to hand deliver or for a gift bag. 

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Supplies used:

Clear Scraps: 6" Bird on Branch stencil

Clear Scraps: 6" Shiplap stencil



Darkroom Door stamps

Kraft cardstock

canvas, acrylic paint, pearls, sequins, thread and pattern paper

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member


Cupcakes and Cards

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a quick card I made using the Cupcake Send it Clear Card.  

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I covered the front of the card with some beautiful acetate from The Planner Society box and then created the cupcake with patterned papers from the kit.  A few wooden embellishments and a flower topper and the front was complete.

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Inside I used more patterned paper from the same kit.  I love the look of the patterned acetate on the acrylic.  Such a lovely effect.

Thanks for stopping by.


This Is Us Layout

Hello friends! Jennifer back today to share a layout I  created using the new This Is Us Chipboard Word Title!  Layouts are probably my number one project to create so the Chipboard Word Titles are a great focal point!  I  also have some fun and easy techniques to share with you as well! 


I  wanted to add a little dimension to my page. After adhering my patterned papers, I   used washi tape to secure the 6 Inch Circle Heart Mascil to the top left of my page. Using a spatula, I  applied modeling paste in a diagonal downward motion. I    did not worry about making sure all of the circles were filled.  I    repeated this same technique on the bottom right of my page. 


Here is a close up of the end result! As you can see it doesn't have to be perfect!  I    even went back an added a second layer of circles after the first had dried. 


While my modeling paste dried, I  went to work on my Chipboard Word Title.  I  applied a couple coats of grey acrylic paint to the front of the chipboard.  


After my paint was dry, I   wanted to add some texture to my chipboard.  Using a embossing ink and clear glitter embossing powder is my go-to technique with the chipboard! I  know you've seen me share this many times, but I  love the way it looks!  


And here is the end result! I  adhered my title over a portion of the modeling paste as well as added in die cut and chipboard embellishments. 


Showing additional photos of my layout! I  love to layer small embellishments around my photos!




Thanks for stopping by today! Clear Scraps has a large variety of Chipboard Word Titles, Shapes and of course Acrylic!  Check out the Clear Scraps shop today! Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, flair, chipboard, enamel dots: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: Martha Stewart; embossing ink, ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections: stamp: American Crafts; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; adhesive: Tombow, Beacon, 3M; misc: sewing machine, thread

XL Dazed heart border layout

Happy Thursday Clear Scraps family!


Today I'm sharing this sweet layout of my daughter and her boyfriend building a snowman with our latest snowfall, using Clear Scraps XL Dazed acrylic layout and 12" acrylic Hearts border.

I painted the acrylic heart border with paint by sponging it on, then used a contrasting color to outline it. I also used the same paint to outline around the edge of the layout.


With just a few Clear Scraps acrylic pieces you can put together a darling layout very quickly!


See you next month!

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Shabby Home Decor

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share a little piece of home decor I made for my niece using the Mini Window Shaker.

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I painted the photo frame and my shaker with crackle paint, and filled the frame with a free digital image I found on one of my favorite planner sticker store's Facebook group.

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I used beautiful Prima Marketing papers, flowers and stickers to embellish the shaker and filled it with little seed beads.  
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Such a sweet little project for a young girl.

Thanks for stopping by.


Mason Jar Wood Accordion Shaker Album

Hello! It's Jennifer to share another fabulous new release from Clear Scraps!  How fun are the Wood Accordion Shaker Albums?  They are one of my favorites!  Today, I  have the Mason Jar Wood Accordion Shaker Album to show you!  The mason jar shape makes me think of summer time fun and trips!  So, I  scrapped a family trip to Northern Michigan that we make every year! 


I  painted the front frame with white chalk paint and metallic black on the lid! I  also used the same metallic black on the Life Is Good Chipboard Word Title! You can also spy the colorful mini metallic stars I  inserted into my shaker! 


Instead of doing an accordion layout, I  opted to do a mini album.  When adhering my paper, I  ensured I  punched holes in only one side of each page.  


For each of my pages I  adhered patterned paper with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  After allowing to dry, I    trimmed my excess paper with scissors and a sanding tool.  The top portion of the page I  simply painted with the same metallic black acrylic paint I used on the front. 




For this page, I  used my Scor-Pal and card stock to create an extra page for an additional photo and journaling! 


The album pages are large enough to fit a 3x5 or 4x4 photo. I  always trim my pictures down a bit so I    can mat them onto white card stock. Plus, I  tend to do a lot of layering!  



Thank you for stopping by today! Check out the variety of Wood Accordion Shaker Albums!  There are many to choose from that are perfect for your next project!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Echo Park Paper; brads, chipboard frame: Simple Stories; punch: Fiskars: bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; washi tape: Queen and Co; paint: Plaid; ribbon: Snug Hug; distress stain: Ranger; stapler: Teresa Collins Designs; chrome rings: 7gypsies; mini metallic stars: Recollections


Tag Project Made Card by Pinky

Hey there everyone, happy Monday from sunny Tennessee and Pinky today. 

This month I decided to change up my Tag project and turn it into a card! 

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I actually ended up taking one of the Acrylic Tags from the Tag album and Tag Box set,

I removed the protective film from the top and used the 6" Swirl Flourish stencil with some chalk paint and gesso I mixed together, I spread it over the stencil and let it dry. 

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I used the leftovers from the Creating Made Easy February Kit for the stickers, and papers, then added my own beads using Beacon Adhesive. 

I trimmer the paper to the shape of the tag, but left a 1" lip on the top, and folded it over. Added rhinestone ribbon just for elegance.

Fun way to make a fun Tag Card. 

Happy Crafting today friends, 

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

A Printers Tray with a twist~

Hi, Connie here with the Scallop Circle Printer Tray with a creative twist.  Clear Scraps makes this very cool product that you can really get creative with.  I really wanted to take it up a notch with more of a vintage look.  Instead of adding sequins, buttons and making it a shaker with photos I created a shadow box.  Once I got going on this more ideas flooded my head.  This is how it all shook out ~

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Gesso the back panel of the Printer Tray.  Use a heat tool to dry it quickly.

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Create a background using the Gelli Press and several different colors of acrylic paints.  Let dry.

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Apply the excess paint, from the brayer, on an Art Journal page (for next creative project~no waste!)

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Apply a stencil design and add modeling paste for a raised texture.  Dry with heat tool.  For added texture apply more stencils with ink.  Gather and prepare items for inside the Printer Tray.  I stamped out some Art themed stamps, trimmed them out to add to the Printer Tray along with some other Art related items.  Glue the items in the divided spaces and let dry.  Glue two frames together and let dry (no need to paint the tops).  Glue them to the bottom back panel.  Remove plastic film from acrylic sheet and glue on top of Printer Tray.  Prepare the top frame (paint or paper) and glue over acrylic sheet.  Decorate front with more embellishments.

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 I loved digging around my craft room for Art related items to put inside the Printer Tray Frame.  The brushes are from when I first started painting "sigh".

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Very fun project!!!

Download March pdf

Supplies used:

Clear Scraps: Scallop Circle Printer Tray Frame

Clear Scraps: "create" chipboard word

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

Beacon/Quick Dry


DecoArt paint

Ranger inks

Gelli Press

Darkroom Door rubber stamps

Tim Holtz ( embellishment items)

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

Printer Tray Frame Tutorial

Good morning, Clear Scraps family!
Today I have the beautiful Scallop Square Printer Tray Frame and I would love
to share a tutorial on how I decorated mine.


You can download the PDF below to follow along at another time.

Download MAR2018_LeahCrowe

The tutorial is chock full of pictures and detailed ways on how to decorate your Printer Tray Frames.

In this post, I will be sharing the close-ups of the Scallop Printer Tray Frame.


My daughter took these beautiful photos of our animals and just had to create a gorgeous frame to put them in. Thank goodness I didn't have to look far with Clear Scraps Printer Tray Frames, they were perfect for displaying our family pets.



Have a beautiful day!

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer


March Tag Tutorial - Nancy

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a spring time tag I made for Clear Scraps using one of the clear acrylic tags from the Acrylic Tag Album


Step 1.  Use script font stamp and pigment based ink, I chose Stazon, to stamp image onto tag.


Step 2.  When the ink was dry, I used the Floral 2 Border Stencil and a few different iridescent paints to stencil an image on the top of my tag.  


Step 3.  I layered my papers over the paint once dry.


Step 4.  I added a few stickers and a bit of doily.


Step 5.  Before adding lots of flowers, gems and finally my bow.

Thanks for stopping by, and if you choose to make a tag, I would love to see it.



Download March Clear Scraps Tag PDF


Dry Erase Fun with Pinky

Hey there Clear Scraps friends, I am so excited to share today's project with you. I am heading on a cruise and I needed a whiteboard for my room and it hit me "PINKY why haven't you made one with Clear Scraps yet?!" so this is what I did! All the acrylic works perfectly for dry erase markers and it so happens they are very handy on a cruise. 

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I took a Clipboard Small Scallop Oval Landscape and started from there! I used a beautiful Teresa Collins patterned paper on the back adhering it in the corners, then I went around the edges in a gold leaf pen. After I removed the protective films of course. 

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Then I added butterflies and LISTS in a gold stickers. I placed a strong magnet on the back so I can hang it or place it on a hook, all the doors are metals so I wanted the choice. 

I can take it home and use it in my kitchen as well. I just left the front open for writing space and grabbed a couple dry erase parkers! Easy and done, I can even tie the dry erase marker to the top if I wanted. 

Plus it is handmade, I love that!

Happy crafting friends, 

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer


March Tag with Jennifer

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm back to share my tag for this month!  I  also have an easy technique to share with you! The focal point of my tag is the new

Ten Speed Bike Chipboard Embellishment! How cute is this shape?  


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive, I   adhered my patterned paper to my Chipboard Tag.  I    then used scissors and a sanding tool to remove any excess edges of paper. 


I    found this Color Shift metallic paint from Plaid in black and thought it would be perfect for the tires, pedals, and seat of the bike!  


I    then applied a couple coats of pink acrylic paint to the rest of the bike!  


Once my paint was dry, I  applied embossing ink to the pink areas of the bike followed by a glitter pink embossing powder.  Next, I  set the powder using my heat gun. 


Here is a close up of the final result!  I    love the sparkle on the bike (and I always wanted a pink ten speed when I  was little)!  


I  finished embellishing my tag by adding die cuts, stickers, and chipboard pieces from the collection I  used.  I  then took a piece of white seam binding and colored it yellow with Distress Stain.  Once dry, I  tied it at the top of the tag! 


Thanks for looking! I  hope this inspires you to some some fun techniques with Clear Scraps chipboard!  Check out the large variety of Chipboard Embellishments by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!


Additional products used:   patterned paper, chipboard, stickers, die cuts, washi tape:  Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; ribbon: Snug Hug; paint: Plaid; embossing ink, distress stain: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections; punch: Fiskars. 

Farm Day Acrylic Layout by Pinky

Hey again Clear Scraps friends, it is Pinky today with a fun Butterflies Farm Layout I created using the easy 12X12 Acrylic Layouts that are fully precut from Clear Scraps. It really takes the guess work out of creating a page, you just have to add photos and decorate and you are good to go!

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For this page I removed the protective film from the back of the Mono Butterflies 12X12 Acrylic Layout, then I spray painted it in metallic gold. After it dried I adhere it to a page from the Creating Made Easy February 2018 Main Kit (which is fabulous by the way) and started inserting photos from a farm day I had with my boys. 

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I used the stickers from the kit and a "Family" Thickers I had, then I hand painted the butterfly in a chalk blue. I considered painting all of them but I loved the gold against the patterned paper background, so I decide to leave it. 

I punched out a butterfly to pop up on the one side, it fit perfectly and bam! A scrapbook page was born!

Have you see the different styles of Clear Scraps 12X12 Acrylic Layouts?

If you love making pages, they are perfect!

Happy crafting friends, 

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

Baby Shower mixable tag album

Hello, Clear Scraps family!

Today I'm sharing this awesome 6x8 Mixable Tag Album!


I covered all the album pages with various pattern papers from my stash.

All the photos are 2x3" so I was able to fit quite a few in this album!
TagAlbum_LeahCroweI left lots of room for the mom and dad to be to journal their thoughts on the shower.
TagAlbum_LeahCroweThe perfect touch was a feather mirror embellishment. I just love them!

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

In the Mood for Love and Ice Cream

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you another project made especially for Clear Scraps.  Recently my husband and I decided to spend the day at the Museum of Ice Cream.  It was such a fun afternoon I had to document it.  And what better way than with the Scallop Printer Tray from Clear Scraps.

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I began by painting the frame with white gesso.  Then went over it with a layer of white gloss acrylic paint.  The gesso creates a better surface for the paint to adhere to.  The paint doesn't sink into the chipboard.  I then used some Authentique papers within the frames.  I filled a few of the sections with assorted sprinkles, sequins, and paper hearts.  

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And of course embellished with lots of Prima flowers from my stash.

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I hope you like this little project.  And if you get a chance to visit the Museum of Ice Cream.....

Thanks for stopping by.