Motivations Slimline Acrylic Mini Album


Tami here on the blog with you today with a project to share.

I have been trying to make some healthy changes to my lifestyle, and it hasn't been easy, but it is getting easier!

I have found that silly little sayings and quotes stick in my head and really do come in handy when I am in need of some motivation.

I thought I'd make myself a mini album to put some of my favorite quotes in. I wanted it to be bright, fun and colorful to keep me inspired to look through it daily.

Clear Scrap's new Slimline Mini Albums come in a variety of styles and types. Since I wanted something colorful, I decided to use alcohol inks on acrylic. And because I wanted to use the album horizontally, I opted for the Regular Acrylic Slimline Album...

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All of Clear Scraps Acrylic products come with a protective film on both sides. For this project, I wanted to leave the film on one side while I worked on the other. This way, the backsides of the pieces would all stay clean...

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Acrylic albums require a little more thought and planning than other types of mini albums since what you do on one side will be visible on the other. So it's important to keep that in mind while you are working on your acrylic album. 

I wanted the colors on each page to layer with colors on the other pages to create new colors when the pages were stacked. With that in mind, I selected primary colors and kept one color family per page.

I started with pinks and reds on the top page. I added drops of alcohol ink and then tilted and blew the colors to get them to run into each other...

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I wanted a little more blending and runs, so I added drops of alcohol and again tilted and blew on the inks...

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I did the next page with shades of yellow and the third page with blues. The first picture shows the red page layered on top of the yellow page, then the red and yellow layered over the blue in the second pic. You can see how lots of other colors are created by layering the pages...

My plan was to use the 3 primary colors, then use a pearl on the last page. BUT... I realized there were FIVE pages, and my color plan accounted for four. I noticed that I didn't get many purple shades, so I decided to make the fourth page shades of a pinky-purple. I also checked placement and inked around areas that didn't have much color already when the album was stacked. Here's a look at the pages all stacked up...

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I set the pages aside to dry completely, then I pulled the protective film off the backs of all the pages...

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Next I started planning out my quotes and writing them on white cardstock. I adhered the pieces back to back on opposite sides of the pages. I only placed glue at the centers. I also inked the backside of the papers so that if any portion showed from the other side it looked like a mat...

Once all the pages were finished, I stacked them in order and attached rings in the holes. Multi colored ribbons tied to the rings finished it off...

This project was fun but MESSY! As my desk (not to mention my hands) can attest to...

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Clear Scraps: Regular Acrylic Slimline Album and Book Rings

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Alcohol Inks & Tools, ClearSnap: ColorBox Pigment Inks, Fine Tipped Black Pen and Ribbon

Shabby Chic Keepsakes Box

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a shabby chic keepsakes box with you today! Oh.My.Gosh. I can't even begin to tell you how much fun this was! I used the Acrylic Keepsake Box along with a variety of texture papers and corrugated cardstock, dies and punches, paper flowers and pearls, and ribbon and twine! The sky is the limit with the fun you can have with these clear boxes!


For the shabby part of the design, I chose some really cool blue texture papers and cut them the size of each of the panels along with a piece of small channel corrugated cardstock for the top of the box. The texture looks like cement on some of the pieces and peeling cardboard on the others. :)


Lid: I removed the protective film and adhered the blue texture paper to the top side of the lid and then adhered the corrugated cardstock to that.
Bottom: I removed the protective film and adhered the blue texture paper to the top side of the bottom panel.
Sides: I adhered the blue texture paper to kraft cardstock for the four side panels, and after removing the protective film, glued them to the back side of the four panels so the texture paper can be seen through the acrylic. 


I removed the rest of the protective film and assembled the box, and here you can see the finished look of the inside.


I adhered vertical strips on the outside edges where the sides connect, and used a stitched border die on both sides of each strip for a little interest. Then I embellished each side with a horizontal strip of larger channel corrugated cardstock and then adhered die cut hearts embellished with punched gold foil circles. I tried to keep the sides fairly simple with emphasis on the shabby papers.

For the chic part of the design, I embellished the lid with punched gold foil circles, gold die cut flourishes, and large paper flowers. 


I didn't have the right color blue ribbon in my stash so I dyed some white seam binding with color wash. I added the ribbon bow along with a twine bow, some pearls, and the #keepsakes die cuts in the lower corner to finish the lid.

The last step was adhering a piece of kraft cardstock to the bottom.

Clear Scraps products used:
Acrylic Keepsake Box

Other products used:
Navy, kraft and gold foil cardstock, small and large channel corrugated cardstock, blue texture paper, color wash, dies and circle punch, paper trimmer, craft glue and Distress Collage Medium, die cutting machine, paper flowers, seam binding and jute cord, flat back pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Maple Leaf Mini Shaker Layout

Hello everyone!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a layout I created using some fun, fall Clear Scraps products!  Fall is one of my favorite times of year to scrapbook as I love the colors!  I'm also going to show  you how I assembled my page so maybe you will be inspired to create your own autumn themed project!  


For my focal point on my page, I  used the Maple Leaf Mini Shaker Shape!  I began by using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix patterned paper to the front followed by  cutting away any excess with scissors and an x-acto knife.  I then used my sanding stick to create smooth edges between the paper and chipboard base. 


I set that aside to paint the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two inside frames with chalk paint in orange.  I then used my Beacon to glue the two inside frames together. 


I affixed the two frames to the chipboard base followed by adding gold and rust color chunky glitter.  I then added my Beacon to the outside edges of the chipboard before affixing the acrylic overlay. Finally, I glued on the top chipboard frame.  I used clips to hold my shaker together to ensure a tight seal. 


While my shaker was drying, I went to work on the background for my page.  Using the 12 Inch Twig Leaves Mascil and Distress Oxides, I blended in colors on the bottom half of my white cardstock. 


Here is a close up of the end result. I did use my Mini Mister to spritz a small amount of water to the surface to lift some of the color. 


I allowed my cardstock to dry and added die cuts and stickers to the front of my shaker.  I also wrapped orange/white bakers twine around the bottom edge for accent.  To adhere to my page, I again used the Beacon Adhesive (any solvent based adhesive is recommended). 


I added smaller sticker and die cut elements around my photo to accent. I didn't want to over power my page as I wanted the shaker and Mascil/ink to be the stars! 




Thank you for stopping by the blog!  You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE!  And see what is new with Clear Scraps by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard stickers, stickers:  Simple Stories; cardstock, stamp: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Beacon, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt; inks: Ranger; sequins: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread

Featured Designer Sandy Diller: Blessed Heart Printer Tray Frame

Hello, it's Sandy Diller here today with my first project using Clear Scraps great products.  Our family  recently had a lovely addition.  Baby Violet was welcomed into the world in June and so loved by all. I wanted to share this Heart Printer Tray that has been filled with photos of her with people who adore her.

Each tray comes with 1 - chipboard back, 3 - chipboard cutouts and 1 - acrylic divider.

I began this project by first stacking and gluing 2 of the chipboard coutouts together.

Next came paint - I chose a light green to go with the paper I plan to use.

Next came the photos cut to fit the openings.
The heart was traced onto 12" X 12" scrapbook paper and then cut out and glued to the front of the single frame.
The section with the photos was attached to the solid backing then covered with the acrylic piece.  
Be sure to REMOVE the protective film from both sides as shown above.

The papered frame was then added to the acrylic covered heart.

For a finishing touch the  Blessed Chipboard Script Word Title was painted and then added along with some paper flowers.


We are truly blessed,

Golden Paradise Beachy Acrylic Album

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog to share a Summer Beachy Acrylic Album project. I'm using Clear Scraps Acrylic Wave Slimline album. Click Here

I love the Slimline design and wavey edge that gives this album a unique style! We'll also be using Clear Scraps Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments Click Here

To begin our project, cut apart your chipboard embellishment shapes. Save the outside frame from your chipboard. We'll be using it later. Sand off any rough edges. I took some beige cream colored acrylic paint and applied to my sanddollar chipboard shape. Let dry. Then I applied some Ultra Sparkle paste( Golden Sand) over the top. Set aside to dry. Take your starfish chipboard shape and cover with some Gold Crackle paste. Set aside and let dry.


Now we'll start working on our acrylic album. I recommend peeling off each page as you go along. That way you won't accidentally scratch your acrylic. To adhere your papers to your album, I recommend using a clear adhesive or vellum tape. Remember to only apply adhesive where it won't show through to the other side. 

The papers I chose to use for this album are Prima Marketing Golden Coast collection, along with puffy stickers, ephermera and crystal gems. Cut all your papers to measure 4 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, leaving a edge of the acrylic visible on all 3 sides. Be sure to punch holes before adhering your papers onto your acrylic page.

Page 1: I took a 3x4 journaling card and scored 1/2 inch on the left and adhered to the top left side of my page. I made a pocket at the bottom of my page. Added an ephermera heart and tucked a small journaling card inside of my pocket. 

Page 2: I added a cream photo mat measuring 4 x 3 3/4, and a puffy shell sticker and some gems.


Page 3: I made another pocket page, with a punched border at the top. Add one of the sentiments from the ephermera pack and crystals. 

Page 4: I made a flip page measuring 3 & 1/2 x 8 inches, score 1/2 inch on the right side and adhere to your page. You could add a photo inside. Took a journaling card, added foam tape to the back and adhered centered on my flip page. Glued a Prima flower on top. I stapled a sentiment at the top. 


Page 5: I took the frame from our chipboard and covered it with some silver Washi tape. I added a photo to the back of my frame. Then adhered onto my page. Added another sentiment and puffy sticker heart at the top. Glued a Prima flower on the lower left corner of my frame. Pop dot an ephermera piece at the bottom of my page. 

Page 6: After adhering my paper, i added another punched border on the right side. I took some of the 3x4 journaling cards and waterfall them on my page. Took the anchor ephermera piece, added a foam dot and adhered to the bottom of the page. Then add a Prima crystal.


Page 7: I cut a piece of paper 4 & 1/4 x 4 & 1/2 inches, scored 1/2 inch on the right, punched a hole at the bottom before adhering to the page. Added a puffy seahorse stickers and some gems. A bit of glitter to my shell. Add a sentiment at the top. 

Page 8: Made another pocket with a border and tucked a few ephermera cards inside the pocket. Pop dot an ephermera piece on top of my pocket. Prima crystals at the top of my page to finish.


Now to decorate the cover of our album, take another journaling card, add some foam tape to the back and adhere in the center. I took my Starfish chipboard piece and cut it in half. Tuck one piece behind your journaling card on the upper right corner and the remaining piece on the bottom left corner. I took the chipboard sand dollar, added some foam dots to the back and adhered over the bottom right corner of my journaling card. I tucked a shell ephermera piece behind my sanddollar with foam dots. The gold seahorse I glued over part of my shell. At the top I glued some Prima flowers, and palm leaves. Fussy cut acouple shells from my leftover paper. I tucked them in between the flowers along with a puffy and ephermera heart. I glued acouple pearls onto my flower petals. I brushed my flower petals with a bit of Luna paste Golden Sand. Added a few crystals. To finish my album, I added 3 metals rings, tied some pink, white and coral blue tulle onto my metal rings, and added a shell charm!


Here are a couple closeups:



I hope you have enjoyed my project and I have inspired you to make one for yourself. I think it's the perfect way to showcase all our summer vacation photos!  Thank you for stoppung by the Clear Scraps blog! Don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here to see all the new styles of Slimline albums available to purchase. Until next time Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: Prima Golden Coast collection,  Stickles glitter Diamond, foam tape and dots, Finnibair Hold crackle paste, Luna paste Golden Sand, border punch, 

Surfs Up Acrylic Phone Stand

Hi there, Clear Scraps friends - my name is Maureen (Mo)!  I'm so excited to be crafting with you on the Clear Scraps blog this season!  For my very first project, I thought I'd "dive" right in with a phone stand that's perfect by the poolside on summer days.


I saw the Vintage Acrylic Phone Stand and thought it looked like a surfboard shape - and decided to go with the "flow".  After removing the protective plastic film from both sides, I began to paint an ocean wave on the bottom of the stand.  I've used 2 different colors of water-based blue acrylic paint, as well as a blue sparkle and a white.


The wave is easy to paint - starting with the lighter blue, I formed the letter "C" then arched it around to the edge.  I came across the base, making squiggly lines underneath.  Then, I came back over it a couple times with the brush to give it different shades.


Next comes the darker blue - I just made the same arching motion in certain spots over the lighter blue.  This gives the wave dimension.  The cool part of this project is if you don't love what you've painted, the acrylic just wipes off with a baby wipe or soap and water so you can start again!


I came back over the wave and dropped white dots in certain areas with the end of my paintbrush.  This is made to look like foam from the surf.  Once this was set, my final touch is to add squiggles of blue glitter in select spots on the wave.  Repeat the process for the base of the stand, and let dry.


Using a sparkly turquoise vinyl, I cut the letters "surfs up" on my electronic cutting machine.  Laying it down on the acrylic is easiest with transfer tape - rub the letters on that first, then the surface of the stand.


My goal was to take this phone stand out to the pool with me, so I wanted it to be a bit water-resistant.  And, a surf theme isn't complete without hibiscus!  Oh my stars...I am in LOVE with the Hibiscus Border Stencil!  It makes a beautiful image when sponging with distress inks.


Sticker paper was a good choice for the pool area.  Sponge the flowers through the stencil on to the sticker paper, let the ink dry on the paper thoroughly, then fussy-cut the flowers out.  These are then applied to the top of the phone stand!


Now, if you want to make sure the designs last, you can spray the phone stand down with a finishing sealer.  If you do, tape off the slit at the bottom of the stand so it's not sticky each time you insert the base piece.


I think this project came together "swimmingly!"  Perhaps I'll take it out to the pool for a test run now.  I highly recommend you "surf" the Clear Scraps website to see all the phone and tablet stands available to decorate.  Thanks for getting Mo' crafty with me, friends!

Mo (Maureen)

Other supplies used:  light blue, white, blue sparkle and dark blue acrylic water-based paint, Cricut Joy shimmer teal vinyl, adhesive sticker paper, Ranger Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Squeezed Lemonade).

Create Memories Printer Tray Frame


Tami here on the blog today with a new project I'd like to share with you.

I have been trying to spruce up the house with a few little touches here and there and one of the projects on my list was more family photos.

I had been wanting to design something using one of Clear Scrap's Printer Trays and thought that would be a perfect way to display some of our photos.

I selected the Rectangle/Square Printers Tray as I liked the larger size openings at the opposite corners...


I was trying to decide what color to paint the frame as I wanted it to coordinate with the fresh paint on my walls and thought... let's use THAT paint!

I printed out some of my favorited photos on my phone - I decided to print them in black and white so the colors in the photos wouldn't clash.

I thought that adhering the photos directly to the back piece of the frame would be easiest.

So I placed one of the frame pieces over the back piece and drew around the inside of each opening...


Next I painted the top frame piece so it could be drying while I worked on the photos...


I also cut down and painted one of the new Deco Chipboard Borders to use as an accent piece...


I set those pieces aside to dry and started deciding on what photos to put where...


Once I had decided on which photos I wanted to use, I started measuring the openings and cropping the photos to fit - I cut them a bit larger than the opening so I'd be sure they would fill the space completely...


I wanted to incorporate some of my vintage ephemera in the project. One of the items I had selected was a Bingo card. I wanted to use it fill in the rectangular space at the top left of the frame as my photo was not large enough on it's own. I placed the photo and the card in the window and played with the placement until I was happy with it. I then traced lightly around the frame onto the bingo card so I'd know where to cut it...


I had decided to place "Create Memories" down in the bottom right rectangle. I had a Clear Scraps acrylic Expressions Clear Word Title to use for "Create" and I wanted to use alcohol inks to color it. I started on the backside and placed drops of 2 colors of red and a bit of brown, then let the inks dry...


I sometimes like to only ink the backside of acrylic so that the front stays nice and shiny. But I wanted to add some more ink effects without messing up what I'd already done, so I added a bit of alcohol ink to the front as well to layer on some texture...


I added papers, vintage book pages and a few other bits to complete the design. Keep in mind that anything you put in each opening shouldn't be any thicker than the 2 additional layers of chipboard frame pieces.

Once I had everything in place, I assembled the frame and glued it together. I like to use Zip Dry for this as any excess rubs off easily, but it holds very well...


Here are some closeups of the embellishments I added...

For the Bingo card, at first I was frustrated that only "Bing" would fit in the opening, not the whole word. But then I thought if I separated the "B" from the "ing", then I had "being"! I added a heart between the letters, then added an arrow pointing to "together" which was a cardstock piece I had. I also circled the "4" on the card as we are a family of 4.


I used scrapbook paper, a bit of a vintage doily, a heart cut from red felt, a straight pin and a family definition cut from an old dictionary to embellish one of the openings not filled by a photo...


For my title piece, I adhered some book pages to the back piece, then added the painted border and acrylic create word. For the "memories", I scanned, printed and cut out some vintage letters I had...


And all done! Now I just need to figure out where to hang it!

Thanks for joining us here on the Clear Scraps' Blog; please come back soon!


Clear Scraps:

Rectangle/Square Printers Tray

Deco Chipboard Borders

Expressions Create Clear Word Title

Other: Ranger: Alcohol Inks and Applicator, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Paint, Book Pages, Dictionary Word, Vintage Letters, Red Felt, Vintage Doily, Straight Pin, Vintage Bingo Card, Red Pencil, Black Pen, Chipboard Arrow, Together Cardstock Word, Scrapbook Paper, Trim and Twine

Tools: Ruler, Pencil, Scissors and Trimmer

Hello Fish Acrylic Cards

Hello crafty friends! It's Maya here on the blog today to share acrylic cards featuring the acrylic tag. The acrylic tag pack comes in 4 different shapes, approx. 3.75" x 6.75", and I used 2 shapes to create these acrylic cards.  


▼ Here is one of the papers I chose for my card base and I started by folding it in half.









▼ Laying the acrylic tag on the folded paper, I traced the tag shape with a pencil and cut it out with scissors.


▼ On one of the cards, I added bubbles to the card base by using the 6 inch Bubbles Mascil along with Distress Oxide ink (tumbled glass). 


▼ All Clear Scraps Acrylic has a protective film on both sides so be sure to remove it before stamping or painting! Using Staz On ink in black, I stamped the images on the front of the acrylic. The ink will dry relatively fast but you do have to be careful to not smudge your image. By the way, any mistakes can be removed with a non-acetone fingernail polish remover! Then you are ready to re-stamp!  


▼ Once the ink was dry, I painted the images with Chameleon pens. They are alcohol-based markers, which work brilliantly on acrylic surfaces!


▼ Removing a protective film on the back of the acrylic tag, I used Zip Dry scrapbook glue to adhere the tag to the card base I cut out. Then, I stamped hello with Staz On ink, added extra touches using pink liquid embellishment, and glued a bow to the top of the card. Last, I painted the borders using acrylic paints along with a paintbrush to finish both cards.


Thank you all for stopping by today! Hope today's cards inspire you to create with some Clear Scraps acrylic. Have a blessed day!

Close Ups

Additional Products Used:
- Stamps: Stampendous
- Ink: Tsukineko Staz On Jet Black, Ranger Distress Oxide
- Marker: Chameleon
- Adhesive: Zip Dry Scrapbook Glue
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch

Summer Acrylic Circle Scallop Mini Album

Hello everyone! Jennifer here back on the blog to share another mini album with you! Next to layouts, using Clear Scraps Mini Albums are my favorite to create with!   Using the Acrylic Circle Scallop Mini Album and colorful alcohol inks I put together a book to document some of my favorite summer 2021 photos! Each page bears a different design of scallops which cascade into larger sizes! 


For my front cover, I used the 4x6 Sunrise Stencil along with alcohol ink in yellow. I secured my stencil to the front with washi tape and lightly dabbed the ink onto the surface. It helps to remove the protective film from only the front as you work.  



I tend to leave my acrylic "bare" and not add any extra color besides patterned paper.  But for this project, I added drops of alcohol ink to the surface of each page focusing around the edges. 


I tried to use a different color combination for each page and also didn't worry about it being perfect as I knew I'd be covering some of the page with paper. 


Since the album measures 3x8 inches, I plan on using wallet sized photos. Here, I affixed a white cardstock mat for where my picture will go. 


I then added small embellishments such as die cuts, stickers, and enamel dots.  I did not want to overwhelm my pages with too many elements.  


I used pop dots to give dimension to a few of my embellishments to create more layers. 



Here, I used foam tape to "pop up" my photo mat as well as affixed bakers twine around the bottom.  



Lastly, I added my own chrome book rings to put together my album. I then tied some yellow seam binding ribbon to the top ring to accent my book! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  To see the large variety of Mini Albums click HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Cocoa Vanilla Studios; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives; enamel dots: Simple Stories, Echo Park; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; alcohol ink: Ranger; ribbon: Snug Hug; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread. 

Travel Acrylic Tab Slimline Album

Hello friends! It is Jennifer here on the blog to share another one of the fabulous Slimline Albums with you!  If you have not had a chance to create with these fun shaped albums, you must!  And there are different styles to choose from as well!  Today, I'm sharing the Acrylic Tab Slimline Album which comes with five pages! I used by book to document a recent family trip to Northern Michigan for a family reunion! 


I wanted to add color to the front cover of my album so I flipped it over and placed it on a craft sheet.  I  then selected a handful of alcohol inks that coordinated with the collection I  used.  I added droplets of each color from lightest to dark starting at the top. When I was finished, I added a few drops of white mixative.  


Here is a close up of the end result.  I did add a strip of patterned paper and some chipboard embellishments to the front cover but wanted the alcohol ink to be the spotlight. 


Each page is approximately 5 x 11 inches in size with cascading tabs at the side.  I adhered 4.75 x 10.75 pieces of patterned paper using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. Using a solvent based adhesive works best with Clear Scraps acrylic because it will not cause it to yellow over time.  Plus it will dry quickly. 


Most pages fit a 4x4 or a vertical 4x6 photo nicely. I tend to mat all of my photos on to cardstock so I do trim them down accordingly.  Here, I simply trimmed my horizontal 4x6 after adhering to the background paper. I will do this prior to affixing the background piece in case I  need to make any adjustments. 



I  do try to add a little journaling to each photo if possible but its definitely ok to leave a page blank.  I feel its most important to just get feelings/events down onto your pages even if it is a few sentences. 





I thought adding these self adhering brads would be adorable on each of the tabs!  Having the acrylic, I could line up each size front to back!  You can also do this with buttons and your favorite solvent based adhesive! 


I hope this inspires you to grab a few of the Clear Scraps Slimline Albums to create of your own!  Please share in the Facebook Creative Group as we would love to see what you make!  Also, you can see all of the Slimline Albums by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard stickers, stickers, brads: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; alcohol ink, pigment ink: Ranger; stamps: Heidi Swapp, October Afternoon; circle punch: Paper Shapers; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; ribbon: Snug Hug; journaling pen: American Crafts; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings



Fin Mini Shaker Layout

Hello! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a layout I created with some awesome Clear Scraps products! Summer is in full swing and I am loving the warm days and extra sunlight! Which of course means time outdoors and fun activities like hanging out at the pool!  I  documenting this adorable photo of my niece and nephew swimming and thought the Fin Mini Shaker Shape would be the perfect focal point!


I began by painting my top chipboard frame of the shaker using chalk paint in a patina color.  Chalk paint isn't necessary but it does dry quickly.  And I just happened to love this color for my page!  I also painted the inside edges of the middle chipboard frames as well. 


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the base chipboard of my shaker. I cut away excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife. I  finished by sanding the edges to smooth any rough spots. 


Again using my Beacon adhesive, I adhered my two middle frames to the base as shown.  I then added a few different varieties of chunky glitter to the center of my shaker.  For adhering the acrylic piece, it is best to add your adhesive onto the chipboard as apposed to the acrylic overlay.  This will prevent smudging on the acrylic.


Here is the close up of the end result! I did again use my Beacon to adhere the Fin to my layout for a good seal. 


For my background, I secured the 12 Inch Fish Scales Mascil to my 12x12 white cardstock with washi tape. I then blended four different Distress Oxide Inks as shown. 


Here is a close up of the stencil + oxide ink! I love the bright colors and how it turned out!


Lastly, I added in different embellishments from the collection I used to accent my page!



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see all of the Shakers by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, enamel dots, die cuts:  Echo Park Paper; card stock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; stamp: October Afternoon; inks: Ranger; paint: FolkArt; glitter: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; bakers twine: The Twinery;   misc: thread, x-acto  knife


Beach Themed Acrylic Phone Stand

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a beach-themed phone stand using the Scallop Acrylic Phone Stand. Let's check it out!


This is the Scallop Acrylic Phone Stand pack (4 x 8 inches). It comes with two pieces of acrylic that interlock with each other. 


First, I started by tracing the bigger piece to a patterned paper and then cut it out using a scissor and a craft knife.









▼ Before gluing the cut-out paper to the acrylic piece, remember to remove the film from both sides.








▼ Then, I applied Zip Dry scrapbook glue on the edge to adhere the paper to the back of the acrylic piece. The glue dries fast and clear, perfect for acrylic projects.









Next, I decided to add another layer to the bottom of the front acrylic piece. Again, I traced the acrylic piece to a patterned paper, then I used a border punch to create a waving pattern on the edge.









▼ I also fussy cut some ephemera and adhered them to the front of the acrylic piece using double-sided adhesive foam. Using double-sided adhesive foam for adhering really gives it some dimension!

Last, I used a strand of twine for the edge of this acrylic piece to give it a even beachier feel.









Thank you all for stopping by! You can check out all of the phone/tablet stands by clicking HERE. Hope you are inspired to create your own phone stand. Have a blessed day and happy crafting!

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Ephemera: P13 Paper Products
- Adhesive: Zip Dry Scrapbook Glue, Double Sided Adhesive Foam
- Tool: We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife

Days Gone By Layout

Hi Crafty Friends!

I'm Dana and happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today! Do you love to scrapbook? Have you tried creating a layout on acrylic? It's so versatile and you can use many different craft mediums and apply to your acrylic to get the look you desire or specific theme.

For today's project I'm using Clear Scraps XL Scalloped shape. Click Here but there's many different styles to chose from. We will also be using Clear Scraps Chipboard heart Click Here and feathers chipboard Click Here


My papers I chose are from Blue Fern and are from their Jane's Memoirs collection. Since I'm creating a heritage layout, I thought these would be perfect!

To start, we will be decorating our chipboard shapes first. For the heart, cut away from your outside chipboard piece. You can save this outside piece for another project. I covered the main heart with some glitter, and painted the smaller heart inside with pink acrylic paint. Let dry. After it dries, I took some Pebeo Gliding wax -Gold, and rubbed with my finger over the swirled areas on my chipboard heart. Then I chose a background paper to decorate the inside of my heart. I traced and cut it out. Applied to the back of my chipboard heart with glue. I prefer to use Beacon 3 in 1 glue. It grabs quickly and has a permanent bond. Set your heart aside. 


For the feather chipboard I applied some Finnibair rust pastes using a stiff brush and a pouncing motion. I like the effect this creates. Gives it a weathered rusty look. Let dry.


Next chose a background paper of your choice. I cut my 12x12 paper on all sides to measure about 10x10 inches. This leaves a nice clear edge of acrylic showing. I used a Clear adhesive tape to attach my scrapbook paper to the back of my acrylic sheet. I only applied tape to the four corners. You may use a clear drying craft glue, but be careful not too apply too much. Then I applied ink lightly to the edges of my acrylic sheet. I used Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Ink in Rose Gold.

Now you can start planning how you want to decorate your layout. I chose a vintage photo of my grandparents as my main focal point. I matted my photo on cream cardstock and adhered to the middle left side of my page.  I fussy cut out a tiny envelope and ticket from ephermera pack. Scored and glued together my tiny envelope and tucked my ticket inside. Added a heart gem. Glued my envelope to the bottom right corner. 

I glued my chipboard feather along the bottom of my page. The chipboard heart I glued above my photo at the top, using some foam tape on the back. This adds some dimension! I took a small paper rose and inked over the edges with some Distress Ink to give it an aged look. I then adhered my rose to the top of my chipboard heart. 

To finish off my layout, I arranged and glued some flowers along the edge of my envelope at the bottom. I adhered some letters for my title on my page. 


Here are some closeups!





I hope you enjoyed this project today and I have inspired you to try to create your own acrylic layout! I think this would also be a great Home Decor piece. You could add a ribbon to hang or display it on your wall or shelf! 

Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps blog website for all your crafting supplies and to see what's new! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate you and would love to see your crafty makes! Until next time, Happy Scrapbooking!

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, foam tape, Jane Memoirs Stylograph paper and ephemera, Finnibair Rust pastes in Gold, Brown and Rust, Finnibair Crimson glitter, Pebeo Gliding wax in Gold, Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Ink in Rose gold, Tim Holtz Distress ink Old paper, 49 and Market flowers, Prima flowers. 

Balloon Mini Shaker Layout

Hello and happy Friday!  It's a holiday weekend here in the US which means a longer weekend for most of us!  I love celebrating with family and this includes special milestones like birthdays!  I created a layout using the new Balloon Mini Shaker Shape and will show you the techniques I used. 


I painted the front surface of the top chipboard frame of my shaker. I then used my Beacon Adhesive to adhere the two middle chipboard frames together. I  used the same paint to cover the edges of the frames. I set them aside to dry to work on decorating the base. 


Again using my Beacon Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the front of my chipboard base. I trimmed away excess using scissors as well as an x-acto knife. I  followed up with a sanding tool to smooth any rough edges. 


Next, I adhered my two middle chipboard frames as shown.  Before adding my chunky glitter, I used an embossing bag to de-static the area.  I then adhered my acrylic piece applying adhesive to the chipboard.  After I was happy with placement, I used clips to hold my shaker together to ensure a good seal. 


I  dabbed the front chipboard frame with embossing ink followed by using a bright blue embossing powder.  I had thought about doing a light pink but thought the blue would be a better contrast.  After the powder was set, I adhered it to the shaker with my Beacon Adhesive. 


And here is a close up of my shaker assembled!  Using a solvent based liquid adhesive is usually best to adhere the shakers to your projects.  


I added smaller stickers as well as brads and enamel dots to accent around my photo. You can also see I  stamped the date as well as added a sentiment. (I  have hoarded a large collection of roller stamps!)


Thank you for reading! You can see all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard shapes, brads, enamel dots, washi tape, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt; embossing ink, pigment ink: Ranger; stamps: Heidi Swapp, Becky Higgins; embossing powder:  Ranger; chunky glitter: Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, x-acto knife, sanding tool

Disney Slimline Tab Acrylic Album

Hi Ya'll,

Tami here on the blog with a project I'd like to show you.

I made a Disney Mini Album using one of Clear Scraps' new Slimline Albums; the Acrylic Tab Slimline. This new line of albums measure 5 1/2" X 11" and come in both chipboard and acrylic. Slimline cards are all the rage and these albums really "measure up" to that trend.

Whether you use them vertically, as I did for this project, or horizontally, you'll have lots of room for your photos and embellishments...


Working with acrylic when making a mini album gives you design opportunities that you don't get using pages you can't see through. The biggest one for me is that I can layer elements on each page so they "stack up" and create a collage when the album is closed...


I find the easiest way to do this is to work from the last page up. Placing the tallest elements on this page, then decreasing the size of papers and embellishments on each page above it. You can also see where to place embellishments so that they "layer" instead of getting hidden behind other embellishments. And if you stack each page on top of the last while you work, it is easy to layer and keep all your papers straight.

Paints and alcohol inks work well on acrylic too and can provide interesting design elements.

One other thing to keep in mind is that if you are using double sided paper, it can be seen from both sides, so you don't have to put paper on both sides of each page.

I like to adhere the printed papers by placing glue at their centers that can be covered with a photo mat or embellishments on the other side of the page. Use this same technique with embellishments too; only adhere by their centers, then cover the glued area with another similar size or shape embellishment on the other side of the page.

Here's a look inside my album...





Notice how design elements from previous pages are visible on the open pages as you look through the album.

To put the album together, I slipped elastic pony tail holders through each hole, then tied ribbons through the ends of the loops.

I also added some tag elements to the album; I made twine loops for them then threaded them in between the pages.

You can write on the tabs using a permanent pen if you want to. but because I wanted labels on each side, I cut narrow pieces of cardstock and adhered them back to back to write the section names on.

I hope this project gave you some ideas to use on your own albums.


Clear Scraps: Acrylic Tab Slimline

Other: Echo Park: Printed Papers and Embellishments, Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Sakura: White Gelly Roll Pen, Cardstock,  3D Dots, Fine Tipped Black Marker, Ribbons, Twine and Pony Tail Holders

America the Beautiful Slimline Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! I love creating mini albums all year long!  For today's project,  I'm using Clear Scraps new Slimline acrylic album. Click Here I love the sleek Deco style and this will be perfect for all your 4th of July family photos! We'll also be using Clear Scraps Deco Chipboard borders Click Here  and Chipboard Multi Stars Click Here


We will start by cutting apart our multi stars and save the chipboard frame piece for another project. I used acrylic paint in white for one of my stars. The red and blue stars I inked with Versamark clear ink and added red and blue embossing powers on top. Heat with your heat tool. Set them aside. 


Next take apart your acrylic album. We will be covering the front, and back album pages with paper measuring 4 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches. Some pages I cut smaller to create pockets and leave some of the see thru acrylic visible. I will explain as we go along. The paper I'm using is from Carta Bella "God Bless America" paper collection. Be sure to not add adhesive where it will show through the acrylic. Also don't forget to peel off the protective film on both sides of all your pages, before decorating. Also mark and punch holes in all your album pages as you go along. 

For page 1,  I cut my pocket at 4 1/2 x 5 1/2. Tucked some journaling cards inside my pocket. Added a ephemera piece with foam dots in the upper left corner. Page 2, I cut a polka dot paper measuring  4x7 inches. Score 1/2 inch on left to make a flip page. Add some stickers on top.


Page 3, I cut another pocket, added a sticker in the upper right corner and tucked one of the journaling cards inside the pocket. Page 4, I used a diecut from my stash, to decorate the top portion of my page. Took a frame and added an ephemera card to the back of my frame and adhered with foam dots to the top of page. The bottom of my page, I adhered a journaling card and a few stickers.


Page 5, I adhered a journaling card over the previous journaling card. For page 6, take and cut apart one of the Deco Chipboard borders. You can save the other border for another album or project. I painted my border with bright red acrylic paint on both sides. Let dry. Then I added a sticker border to left edge and a few stars on the right side.


For page 6, cut your paper 4 5/8 x 10 5/8 adhere to your album page. Then take some Beacon 3 in 1 glue, and adhere your chipboard border to the right edge of your album page, making sure you line up all edges evenly.



For the last two pages, I cut both papers at 4 5/8 x 10 5/8. For page 7, I cut my paper at 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches. I scored 1/2 inch at the top to make a flip up page. I added a sticker at the bottom of my flip page with foam dots. I love the added dimension it creates. Page 8,  I cut my paper 4 1/2 x 7 inches and adhered in the middle of my page. The paper that shows through is your back cover paper. I added some USA stickers to the bottom of page with foam dots.


To finish my album cover, I added a piece twine, adhered some banner flags on top of my twine with foam dots. Glued my chipboard multi stars to scattered areas on my album cover. Added a sentiment ephermera piece with foam dots to my cover. Then tied my pages together with ribbons and tulle!


Here are a few closeups!



I hope you enjoyed my project today! I hope this will inspire you to create a summer album to showcase all your 4th of July photos! Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog. We appreciate you! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here   for all your crafting supplies and see all the new products available for purchase.

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 

Other Supplies used: Carta Bella God Bless America paper collection, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, foam dots, paper punch, Versamark clear ink, embossing powder in sparkle Red and Blue. White acrylic paint.