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March 2021

Clear Scraps Wood Rectangles -- Embrace the Journey Decor

Hi there everyone!!!  Laura here with you today, to share some home decor inspiration

with this project created using the versatile Clear Scraps Wood Rectangle as a base.

Clear_Scraps_Wood Rectangles_Embrace the Journey Decor(1)It's bright, cheerful, and a reminder that we all have our own unique journey,

(even more so right now!) and we should embrace it, and try to find a reason to

celebrate or be grateful everyday!

Now I am a huge fan of a "blank canvas" so to speak, like these Wood Rectangles.

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These come in a 3 pack in the Clear Scraps store, so they are not only a great item

to create with, but they are a great value as well!  Ink them, paint them, stain them,

cover them with pretty paper, or you could even just leave them plain wood.   For

this project, I used blue, white and gray acrylic paint.  I painted most of the piece

blue, but didn't cover it all.  I came back in to fill those spots with streaks of white

and gray.  I wanted it to feel like a pretty springtime sky.

Next I layered in the bricks!  The 4x6 Brick Wall stencil from Clear Scraps is a fave!

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It's perfect for backgrounds, and if you use a texture paste and a little ink on there once

it dries (like I did here), it gives such a great texture.  I also just scraped some paste

randomly around the edges to frame it off.  With the stencil, you could also trace it,

or use paint or sprays or inks as well.  A lot of great possibilities to get creative!

While the base dried, I painted the cute little Fence Chipboard Embellishments.

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I used gray acrylic paint, and then brushed on white to give it a little more of a weathered

fence look.  Love all the options of chipboard embellishments from Clear Scraps!

A few layered cardstock embellishments and stickers, and I've got a great piece of

inspirational decor to hang in my home office, craft room, or wherever!!

Thanks for stopping by today! 


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Rectangles, 4x6 Brick Stencil, Fence Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Vicki Boutin Storyteller ephemera and stickers and molding paste,

acrylic paint--gray, white, speckled egg (distress paint).

Bloom with Grace Slimline album

Hi Crafty Friends! Dana here to inspire you with a springtime album project. Slimline cards are all the craze on social media. Well Clear Scraps has created some new Slimline albums just for you! So many different styles to chose from. You'll want to collect them all! Click Here


For our project today, I chose the Chipboard Slimline album Scallop. I'm also using Clear Scraps Blessed Chipboard Words. Click Here


To start our project, we will first be covering all base pages with papers and then go back and decorate the cover as well as all the inside pages of our album.  I'm using Crate paper "Fresh bouquet" paper collection.  I used a pink polka dot paper for both the front and back cover of my album.  I cut both papers to measure 5 & 1/2 x 11 inches. I used xacto knife to trim my scalloped edges as well as a distress tool to smooth the scalloped edge.  Be sure to mark and punch your holes before gluing them to your pages. Continue this for all remaining album pages.


Now to decorate the cover,  I chose a  floral paper and cut slightly smaller than my base paper. Added foam dots to the back and adhere on top of your previous paper.  Then take some light pink cardstock and diecut a frame and glued my bunny journaling card behind my frame. Adhere to the center of your cover using foam dots. I added bloom with Grace sentiment stickers and pop dots to 3 hearts stickers and scattered them at the top of my album cover. I adhered a Prima flower, and foam flowers stickers on each side of my larger flower.  Then took a butterfly sticker and glued it down onto the bottom left corner of my frame. I brushed some Luna paste Moonlight pearl onto my flower petals. Added a bit of Stickles Stardust glitter to the butterfly wings!


 Now to decorate my inside pages:

Page 1 : I made a pocket page, added a sentiment sticker at the top left hand corner, pop dot a flower sticker on left side of my pocket. Tucked in a few journaling cards inside my pocket. For page 2: I made a side pocket that measures 3 x 8 inches, punch hole and adhere to the left side. I cut another smaller pocket at 2 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches and adhered on top of my side pocket.   Tucked a floral tag insidw my smaller pocket. Tucked in a few journaling cards  inside my side pocket. Added a sentiment sticker at the bottom.  


For page 3: I took my Clear Scraps Blessed Chipboard word and brushed some Glitteriffic Copper and let dry.  Meanwhile I made a photo mat cut at 4 x 5 inches from black/white cardstock. Adhere this in center of your page. Glue your Blessed chipboard word above photo mat. Add a bow sticker at the bottom.  Page 4: I added anotger photo mat, sticker sentiment, foam flower sticker. Fussy cut a butterfly from one of my journaling cards, inked the edges and glued at the upper right corner of my photo mat.


Page 5: I made a flip page cut at 4 & 3/4 x 7 inches, scored 1/2 inch on the right side. Then adhered it down on the right side of page. I added a bunny journaling card in the center of my flip page. Adhered a 3d foam sticker at the bottom. Under my flip page I added a photo mat and s sticker sentiment at the bottom of my mat. Page 6: I made another pocket page, pop dot a journaling card on top. Tucked some other cards inside the pocket and added a foam heart sticker in the upper right corner. 


For my last two pages  I made another flip page  and a pocket page.


To finish my album, I tied ribbon and some tulle to attach my pages together. I also added a pink tassel and bunny charm! 






I hope I have inspired you today and you will want to create one of these new Clear Scraps Slimline albums for yourself or as a special gift! Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today. Don't forget to check out all the new products on the Clear Scraps website! Click Here

Till next time, I hope you have a wonderful day and can squeeze in some crafty time soon! Bye for now!


Other Supplies used: Crate Paper Fresh Bouquet collection,  Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, Luna Paste Moonlight Pearl, Stickles Stardust glitter, distress or sanding tool. 

Acrylic Clipboard with Rainbow Alcohol Ink


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with you today. I have a bright and colorful project to share. Here in Texas, most of us have just about recovered from the Winter Storms and are happy to see some sunshine! 

Alcohol Inks and Clear Scraps Acrylic products play well together and there are lots of different effects and techniques using them.

For this project, I started with the Small Scallop Oval Landscape Clipboard. Remember to remove the protective film from both sides of any of Clear Scraps Acrylic products; they are crystal clear after the film has been removed.

A rainbow came to mind when designing this project; since it is often seen after a storm. With that in mind, I selected pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet Alcohol Inks.

I added drops of pink towards the right side of the oval and tipped the acrylic to spread the ink. Then I added red and repeated the process, letting the colors overlap and run into each other. I continued adding each ink in the order listed above and tilting after each addition to let the inks run and blend. 

I then let the inks dry completely. While they were drying, I thought up a quote to put on it and wrote it out on some white cardstock.

I like to use the uninked side as the "front" as it gives a cleaner look. I used the silver clip that comes with the clipboard to attach my quote...


Now my rainbow bright clipboard is ready to hang up in my studio.

I think I'll find a suction cup so I can hang it in the window and let the light shine through it!

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog today; please come back often to see what the other very talented designers have to show you!


 Clear Scraps: Small Scallop Oval Landscape Clipboard

Other: Ranger: Alcohol Inks, White Cardstock and Black Pen

Butterfly Shaker Card by Maya

Hello everyone! It's Maya on the blog today sharing this butterfly shaker card to welcome upcoming spring. Below are the process pictures of how I created this greeting card using the mini butterfly shaker and sprinkles heart confetti. Let's check it out!


The card size is 6.5 x 5 inches. First, I went for two different patterned papers for the background and adhered with double sided tape. I also added a strip of white lace ribbon for a extra touch.

▼ The shaker package comes with 5 layers, including 1 chip back, 3 chip forms and 1 acrylic divider. I traced the chip back on a patterned paper and cut out. 


▼ After I adhered the cut out to the chip back, I added a joy sticker to the paper.


▼ Next, I used Zip Dry glue to adhere 2 chip foams to the butterfly.


▼ Here, I placed the sequins and confetti to the butterfly. Next is to glue the acrylic divider to cover the butterfly (Remember to remove the protective films on the acrylic divider).  Then, I glued the last chip form on top of the divider. This time I decided not to give the top chip form any color, I just kept the original chipboard color. I love how it turned out!


Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy making cards with the shakers as much as I do. You may check out all the shakers by clicking HERE. Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:
Patterned Paper, Stickers: Carta Bella Spring Market Collection
Adhesive: Double Sided Tape, Zip Dry Scrap Book Glue
Card Stock: Recollections White Blank Cards
Sequins: Ms. Sparkle & Co.

Recipe 6x6 Acrylic Tab Album

Hello everyone! Jennifer here on the blog to share a  little recipe book I  created using the Acrylic 6x6 Tab Album (which is one of my all time favorites to create with).  


The star of my front cover is the Mixer Chipboard Embellishment Shape!  I began by painting the body of the mixer red, followed by black on the bowl.  I  then applied embossing ink and heat set my embossing powders in respective colors.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  affixed the Mixer to the front of my album.  Any solvent based adhesive works best with Clear Scraps acrylic since it will not yellow or warp the acrylic over time. 


For my inside pages, I cut 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inch pieces adding layers of additional patterns.  Here, I  used a 3x4 card to create an interactive flap to hide a tag for journaling or something that I  may want to add at a later date.

Here is the inside of my flap where I  placed a cute tag as well as additional embellishments. 


For this particular page, I  sewed a pocket to hold tags which I  intend to write about some cooking memories I  have with my mom and grandma. 

I  confess that I  had the intention of layering my recipe cards in a horizontal fashion, but it didn't quite work out that way! So, as crafters do we improvise!  I  punched holes at the top of each card and inserted them as shown.  That way I  you can view the front and back of each.

As you can see  some  of  my  pages  are  not  so  much  to  hold photos  or  recipes  but are  strictly  embellishments.   I  had  a lot   of   fun  creating in  this  manner  as  it  is  out  of  my  comfort  zone. Clear_Scraps_Baking_Chipboard_Embellishment7



Here, I  used the Baking Chipboard Embellishment Shapes as the focal points of the page. I embellished them the same way I  did the Mixer.  Again, I  adhered the chipboard using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 



For my last page,  I used  patterned  paper  and my  Scor-Pal  to  create  another  flap.  This  is  a great  technique  to  add  more  photos  or  journaling  to  your  albums. Clear_Scraps_Baking_Chipboard_Embellishment12



Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  See what is new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard, washi tape: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; journaling pen: American Crafts; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  punches: EK Success, Paper Shapers; stapler: Tim Holtz; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Stampendous, Recollections;  paint: DecoArt;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread 



Little Bunny Baby Greeting Card



Greetings today I am excited to share this cute little baby card I created using my Clear Scraps Stencils and Chipboard! I just love cloud stencils as they are so fun to play with. 

To recreate this card you will need the following:
water color paper, Card stock, embossing ink, white embossing powder, wood grain patterned paper, bakers twine, floral sticker, distress ink
Start by laying your Clear Scraps 6  inch Cloud Stencil  onto your water color paper. Add Embossing ink through stencil. 

Add white embossing powder and heat emboss. 


This will create a "resist" that will resist the ink we will apply in the Next step. 


Apply distress inks over your embossed clouds. Don't you love how those clouds just pop! 


Mat onto card stock and add to your card.  

Apply adhesive to your Clear Scraps Bunnies Chipboard Embellishment and lay onto your wood grain paper.  Trim paper.  Add bow to your bunny and add to your card. 

Add floral sticker and stamped greeting to finish your card. I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Supplies.