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April 2018

Succulent Wood Card

Hi everyone. Heather here, and I absolutely love teeny tiny succulent plants! I'm always buying a new variety. Can you imagine how excited I was to see the adorable succulent wood card in the store? It's just too cute. I knew right away that I wanted to back the cut out with patterned paper featuring bright pops of color. 

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I rubbed a thin layer of paint over the entire card to bring out the wood grain pattern, and I drilled two holes through the pieces so I could tie them together with twine. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Heather Landry: Clear Scraps Design Team

Other Products Used: Glitz Design's Dapper Dan Paper, Silhouette Machine, Jenny Bowlin's Brown Sugar Paint, Stampin' Up Ink, and Twine. 

Big Girl Bike Layout

Hello! Jennifer here to share another layout I  created using the April Creating Made Easy Kit!  The new Ten Speed Bike Chipboard Embellishment Shape inspired me to scrap some photos of my daughter with her first real bike! It makes for a great accent to a sweet memory! 


I painted my chipboard first with white acrylic paint. Once dry, I  applied both a glitter blue and pink embossing powder!  


I  used some Thickers from my stash for my title and then stitched through with my sewing machine. 


The kit has lots of wonderful stickers to accent your photos as well as some fun decorative tape! 



Thank  you for stopping by today! Check out this month's kit in its entirety by going to the Clear Scraps shop! 

Have a great day!

Products used:  April Creating Made Easy Kit; cardstock: Bazzill; chipboard letters: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections; misc: sewing machine, thread. 

Love - Layout

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a scrapbook layout I made using the Large Expressions Love acrylic and the 6" Doily Stencil.

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I painted the backside of the acrylic with Prima Marketing's Opal Magic Acrylic paint which has a beautiful color changing property and then randomly painted through the doily stencil with white acrylic.

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I love the shine and interest the paint through the acrylic gives the layout.

Thanks for stopping by.




Acrylic Photo Box by Pinky

Hey there Clear Scraps friends and family, it's just me, Pinky...again today with another fun project using Clear Scraps goodies! Have you seen the Acrylic Boxes from Clear Scraps? They are amazing little boxes that are gorgeous and easy to assemble. 

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For this Photo Box I used the Clear Box Letter Box it is 3.0"x 4.0"x 7.0".


I painted the bottom and the sides using a black bronze spray paint, and left the front and back panel clear. The acrylic is cast and very tough, it does not bend. 

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I also used the Oval Fancy Chipboard Frame and painted it with the same paint. I added some patterned paper and stickers from an older Creating Made Easy Kit I had scraps and pages from. 

It's perfect for those photos I have on hand and easy access for my crafty desk!

Have a beautiful crafty day my friends, 

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

Autism Molecule Wood Album by Pinky

Hey there everyone, it's Pinky today and I am so excited to share my next project with you!

You know April is Autism Awareness Month and when I saw the new Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album for some reason it looked like a molecule to me, and I had an idea. 

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I have done many Autism presentations to local schools and businesses from a mother's point of view and tried to raise awareness about Autism and the facts behind it, so I decided to print the outline of my speech and put it in this album for my boys later on!

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I used the 6" Puzzle Stencil (which Jim and Susan created a couple of years ago for Autism) and it is one of my favorites, for the back ground. Here is a photo tutorial, step by step how I created this one!

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First I painted the Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album cover in a bluish green light color to preserve the wood grain. Then carefully used painter's tape to tape off around my "molecule" to paint it black.

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Then I painted the wood panel that goes under the Geo Window a black oil color.

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After that the I used the 6" Puzzle Stencil with the same light paint to create the puzzle pattern. 

Once it was dry I started stacking the shaker parts for the cover using Beacon Zip Dry.

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Then began adding the sequins, gems and glitter.  Careful not to overfill. 

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Then I applied the acrylic panel and the cover panel. 

I painted each page, and added the printed Autism speech, and tied it altogether using tulle. 

It was a heartfelt and fun project to create, I am excited to have it available to my kids as they get older as well!

I hope you enjoyed my photo tutorial today, many blessings and love to you all, please keep sharing about Autism and our amazing kids!

Happy Tuesday y'all!

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer

He Lives Bible Journaling Page


Hello, friends! 

It's Nancy Nickel with a new project share.

This week I'm sharing a Bible Journal page with you.

I've used the He Lives Border Stencil for this page.

I thought it was soon enough after Easter for this one.

Then again, many of us that celebrate Easter every day of the year! 

The stencil measures 3 X 12, and is perfect for the end of a chapter like this. 

These two pages in Mark are all bout the death and resurrection of Jesus. 

I will come back to the other page later, to add more inking and my personal journaling. 

I began by creating a mask for the sun, using the stencil, and placing it on the page.

Then I lightly inked the entire page using blue ink.

I removed the mask, positioned the stencil, and inked the sun.

Then I just continued with the rest of the stenciling.

Once the ink was all dry, I added a little bit of doodling with my micron pen.

So here's the finished page:


Clear Scraps has lots of great stencils that are perfect for Bible Journaling!

Head on over to the shop and take a look!

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Clear Scraps Products Used:

He Lives Border Stencil 3 X 12


Other Products Used:

Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Fired Brick, 

Mustard Seed, Brushed Corduroy;

Inking Tool; Black Micron Pen. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Nancy Nickel ~ Clear Scraps Designer 

April Tag with Jennifer

Hello! I'm sharing my tag for this month using the Rings Chipboard Shape Embellishment released in January!  Looking at these interlocking rings reminds me of the Olympics or wedding rings! I  decided to do a wedding themed tag since the official wedding season is almost here!


I  began by applying a few coats of white acrylic paint to my chipboard. I  set it aside to dry to cover my tag.


Using one of the Chipboard Tags, I  covered the front with patterned papers using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. Then using a sanding tool, I  removed excess paper from the edges.  I  also applied a thin line of white acrylic paint to the edges of my tag. 


Next, I  applied embossing ink and a gold glitter embossing powder to my chipboard. I  used my heat tool to set the embossing powder and was ready to adhere the chipboard to my tag! 


Here is the end result! At first, I  was going to go with a white glitter embossing powder but then thought the gold would resemble wedding rings!  


I  again used my Beacon adhesive to apply die cut and chipboard pieces to the front of my tag! 


Thank you for looking!  Be sure to check out the large selection of Chipboard Embellishments in the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, stickers, enamel dots: Simple Stories; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections; paint: DecoArt; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; ribbon: SnugHug. 

2nd Home Pallet Shape Project

Hi everyone! Heather here. We recently moved to a new house, and I wanted to commemorate the first snowfall at the our new place. It rarely snows in Louisiana, but it snowed twice last winter. I used the House DIY Pallet Shape from Clear Scraps as the base for this project. I painted the entire shape white, and once it was dry I used blue and green mist to add color in a diagonal line across the project.


Next, I decided to paint the Home Chipboard Word Title with Brown Sugar acrylic paint from Jenny Bowlin. It took two coats to be happy with the coverage. I let it dry completely between coats.


I knew that I was going for a snowy theme with less traditional color choices, so I decided to cut a few snowflakes on my Circuit to add to the wintery feeling. The snowflake files I used are from Miss Kate’s Cuttables. 

I cut and adhered the papers from Glitz Design’s Dapper Dan collection in the following order: The woodgrain paper is 5.5x12 inches, the multicolored arrow paper is an embellishment piece from the Dapper Dan line’s “Bits and Pieces”, the blue paper measures 3.25x8.25 inches, and the green paper is 4.5x12 inches. I inked all of the edges before I glued them down with adhesive.


I matted two square 4x4 inch photos, and one 3.25x4 inch picture to remember our snowy adventures, and I decided to tuck a scalloped border strip measuring 1.5x12 inches behind the photo mat to add more interest.


Last but not least, I added my die cut snowflakes and the chipboard home title. I sprinkled some Winter Sequins from Clear Scraps across the project to add to the snowy feel, and I used a few stickers to expand on my title.


Here's a look at the final project! 

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Thank you for stopping by. You can download the .pdf tutorial by clicking the link below.

Download 2nd Home Project

Heather Landry: Clear Scraps DT Member

You Rock Mini Album

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm back to share another project using the April Creating Made Easy Kit!  One of the products included in the kit are the new wood cards!  There are so many great possibilities for projects with these cards!  I  painted the both of the cards using Distress Paint in Fossilized Amber and then adhered patterned paper from Paprika collection.I    also used the second guitar from the Guitars Chipboard Embellishments that I colored with Inka Gold in Copper.    



I  love the bright colors of this collection! The 12x12 Sticker Sheet has many fun sticker shapes to accent  your pages! 


On the inside cover, I  created a flap to add hidden journaling that I  typed on my electric typewriter. 


I  cut one of the 12x12 Acrylic Sheets in the kit down to create pages for my mini album!  



If you are low on space, adding a flap or pocket is a great way to add additional photos or journaling! 




Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a great day!

Products used: April Creating Made Easy Kit; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Simple Stories; paint: Ranger, Inka Gold;  punch: Fiskars; stapler: Teresa Collins Designs; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; misc: chrome book ring, Scor-Pal, sewing machine, thread, Crop-O-Dile, electric typewriter



Mixable 8x9 baby album

Hello, friends! Today I'm sharing this sweet 8x9 Mixable baby album. The mixable lines are some of my favorite albums.



At the time I had put this album together, I was hopeful my new granddaughter, Sophia would have made her arrival and I would have time to pop photos and journaling in here afterward, but the timing did not work out. I'm pleased to announce she made her arrival April 17th in the wee hours of the morning.


This will still be great for the new parents to add photos of their little love.



For all the acrylic pieces I simply outlined the edges using alcohol inks to so they would stand out in the album.



See you soon!!

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Write Your Story Journal


Hello, friends! It's Nancy Nickel here with a new project share!

This week I have created a fun journal

using two pages from the Chipboard 6 X 6 Regular Album.

This album comes with five pages,

so I have three pages left over for another project. 

Here's the journal:


I began by dusting the naked chipboard

with my embossing powder tool.

 I was going to be doing some heat embossing, 

and didn't want the embossing powder sticking

where it wasn't supposed to.

Next I positioned the 6" Write Your Story Stencil 

in place on the front cover. 

Then I took a nice juicy Versamark ink pad,

and inked through the stencil. 

I made sure that the entire image had been well inked

before removing the stencil. 

Then I heat embossed the image using white embossing powder.



Next I colored the background,

using a combination of three Distress Oxide Inks.

I misted it with water, allowing a few water drops to fall.

Then I used a baby wipe to wipe the color off of the embossing.

I repeated the inking process for the back cover.



This is a journal, created to write in,

so the pages had to serve that purpose.

I pulled out my 12" Prima Ledger Paper Pads and chose a few pages.

I cut them down to 6" square, rounded the corners, 

punched holes in them, and inserted them between my covers.



Here's one last look at my finished album:


Clear Scraps Products Used:

Chipboard 6 X 6 Regular Album

6" Write Your Story Stencil

Other Products Used:

 Distress Oxide Inks - Broken China,Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick;

EK Success Embossing Powder Tool; Versamark Ink;

 Ranger - Detail White Embossing Powder; Prima 12 Ledger Paper Pad.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I'll be back with another project share next week! :o)

Nancy Nickel ~ Clear Scraps Designer

Dream Unicorn Tablet Stand by Pinky

Wheyey there Clear Scraps family and friends, it's Pinky today and I am excited to share anew project with you today. A Tablet Stand that I made using the Clear Scraps Regular Tablet Stand and the NEW 6"Unicorn Stencil!

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I wanted to share how I created the galaxy paint effect on this Tablet Stand as well so I made a photo tutorial for it. 

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First I painted the Regular Tablet Stand with a black spray paint for the base, then I took a foam brush with a, acrylic yellow paint, and 4 different green blue acrylic paints in graduating colors. 

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I blotted the paint onto the Regular Tablet Stand, blending the colors very well. 

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After that I took a white acrylic paint, and a small paint brush, dipped the brush into the paint, then shook it onto the Regular Tablet Stand for the star effects.

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Set aside to dry for 30-60 minutes or longer. Then take the 6" Unicorn Stencil, and a light green spray paint, stencil on Unicorn. I sprayed lightly for a splattered effect. 

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I had Gold Letters from the store, that I used to make the "Dream" and that was all! Perfect little Tablet Stand. 

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Happy Monday friends, hope you enjoyed this project!

Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer



You Will Be Fine Layout

Heather here, and I am so excited to share my first design team project today! I used the 5x9 Feathers Layering Stencil to create some funky feathers for my layout. I chose pink gelatos for the base layer, and I let the feathers dry thoroughly before I added the black layer on top because I didn't want the colors to bleed together. 

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I also used the adorable Princess Sequins to add interesting details to my embellishment clusters. They were so fun to scatter across the page. Here's a closer view.

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The stencils were so easy to work with, and I love the way the feathers turned out. They are fun and quirky just like the papers I used.

This layout makes me laugh every time I see it. We were at VBS last year, and my son really wanted to pet the chicken in the petting zoo. Someone caught it and handed it to him, and the look on his face was like "Now what?".

Other Products Used: Pink Paislee's She Art Rub Ons, Basic Grey's Highline Paper and Stickers, and Bazzill Cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by! 

XL Scallops acrylic scrapbook page~

Hi, Connie here with a scalloped edge acrylic scrapbook page using products by Clear Scraps.  I have created a short tutorial, to give a visual, of how the page was created. 

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Four photos were collaged to make a film strip type photo and then mounted on solid paper.  The pictures are of a hail storm that came through our area,
a few days ago.  The only one I can remember while living in this area of Texas.  Pretty exciting, too!!

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Pattern paper was chosen for the scrapbook page.  The "Mother" chipboard word by Clear Scraps, was inked with Distress Oxide, coated with clear embossing powder and then using a heat tool embossed.  By embossing the chipboard word, the word stands out and the word has a shiney texture.  Remove the plastic film from both sides of the acrylic before adhering the pattern paper to the back of the acrylic.  Trace the shape on the pattern paper and  cut out.  Adhere to the back of the acrylic with Beacon Quick Grip.  The background paint splats were added with irRESISTible / gold embellisher.  It sticks to acrylic really well.

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A journal pocket was created, out of a vintage library envelope, to hold the story of the hail storm that came through Belmont Texas.  What a day, is right!!!!

Download April PDF

Products used:

Clear Scraps: XL Scallops acrylic sheet

Clear Scraps: chipboard word "Mother"

Beacon Grip Grip


irRESTISTible / gold by Imagine Crafts

S.E.I. paper


vintage library envelope and card

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member