Acrylic

Motivations Slimline Acrylic Mini Album

HiYa,

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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SUPPLIES:

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


Creating your Own Shaker with Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets

 

 
Summery Greetings! Today I am excited to share this summery shaker card I created with Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets. The Acrylic Sheets make it so easy to create your own custom shaker in any size! 
 
Start by cutting a piece of cardstock to 7 x 8.5. Fold in half to create your slim card. 
 
Die cut bubbles and adhere to card. 
 
  
 
 
Measure and cut a 3 1/2 x 8.5 piece of Acrylic Sheet 
 
 

Cut rectangle frame and adhere to front side of the acrylic sheet. 

 
 
Add dimensional tape to back side of acrylic. 
Fill with glitter and sequins. 

Remove backing on adhesive and adhere to card. 

Detail cut image and add to your card to finish! I hope you are inspired to create your own shakers with  Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets. 
 

Elegant Vintage Acrylic Box and Tags

Hello Crafty Friends and family! 

Im Dana and I'm back to share a Vintage box idea using Clear Scraps small Acrylic Box Click Here

This box measures: 3.5 x 5.0.

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If you haven't worked with acrylic before and have felt afraid to try, I can assure you will find it so easy.  I'll walk you through every step. And Clear Scraps acrylic is very sturdy and the possibilities are endless what you can create!

Open your package and remove the protective film off both sides of each piece of acrylic. Lay them out as shown on the diagram. I placed the labeled letters behind each piece just to keep them in order. 

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Assemble your box and glue all pieces together and apply the round clear stickers, (included) to each corner of your box.  This help hold your box together. I recommend using a strong solvent based adhesive such as Beacon 3 in 1 glue. It's my favorite go to glue for all my projects! 

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After throughly dried, remove all clear round stickers from the corners. To decorate my box I chose to use Graphic45 Elegance collection. I used a variety of papers, chipboard, diecuts and ephermera pack. 

First I chose one of the border papers and cut them down to fit 5 inches on long sides and 3 & 1/2 inches on short sides.  I inked the edges eith Distress ink before gluing. Adhere your border strips along the bottom edges of your box. 

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Next I chose one of the journaling cards and adhered it to the inside bottom of my box. 

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For the top cover I cut another border strip and adhered to the bottom of my cover, took a chipboard sentiment and adhered in the center of my top cover. I fussy cut out a butterfly and dress form from the coordinating papers. Inked the edges of my pieces. Added some foam dots to the back of the dress form before gluing. Took a diecut leaf, some flowers and glued them in the right corner of my chipboard piece. Then added the butterfly and some glitter accents to the butterfly wings and dress form.

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I decided to make 3 matching tags with leftover papers and items in my stash. For the tags I used Clear Scraps 12 x12 acrylic sheet. Click Here

My tags measure 2 & 1/2 x 3 & 3/4 inches. Remember to peel off the protective film before decorating. I punch holes at the top of each tag. Then I decorated each tag. I used a variety of papers, diecuts, small ephermera cards, flowers and gems! And of course some glitter accents. Lastly I tied some pink and white tulle through the top hole on each tag. These tags will  fit nicely inside your box.

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I hope you enjoyed my project idea today. I think this box would be a great gift idea for Mother's day! You can visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here and find these products and more to spark your creativity! Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today. Have a great day and Happy Crafting! See you soon.

Dana

Other Supplies used: Graphic 45 Elegance paper collection, Stickles glitter Star Dust, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Tim Holtz Distress ink - Victorian Velvet, Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Ink-Blush, Prima flowers, gems.


Mother's Day Cards with Clear Scraps

Happy Friday! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share acrylic cards I created using Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  And I'm going to show you the easy techniques I  used! 

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For my first card, I cut a 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece from the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet. I  removed the protective covering from only one side of the acrylic while I  worked.

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Using Staz On Ink in Opaque, I  stamped the front of my acrylic (re-inking the stamp each time).

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I set aside the acrylic to dry so I could paint the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes I planned to use.  For the Clothes Hangers Chipboard Embellishment Shapes and Mother Chipboard Script Word Title, I painted each with chalk paint in light blue.  I ensured that I applied multiple coats for good coverage.  Once dry, I applied embossing ink followed by glitter blue embossing powder. 

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I adhered my chipboard using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive as it dries quickly and will not warp or yellow the acrylic. 

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For my second card, I used the Mother Chipboard Script Word Title and followed the same techniques as my first card.

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I  again used Staz On Opaque to stamp the front of my acrylic but this time, I  did not re ink my stamp each time. This gave a muted effect to a few of the images. 


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The chipboard is again adhered with my Beacon adhesive as you know you will get a good seal between your pieces! 


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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see the variety of Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE.  Have a great day!

Additonal products used:  patterned paper, die cuts: Echo Park; cardstock: American Crafts; ink: Tsuineko, Ranger; stamps: Tim Holtz, Joy Clair Stamps; embossing powder: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 


Create a Travel Journal with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a travel journal using assorted products from Clear Scraps.

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It's been a tough year and I am so ready to start traveling again.   
I created this journal to document one of the trips we are hoping to take to Paris very soon.
I have lots of books and journals so I pulled one out to decorate.

After inking the journal with black paint, I added pattern paper to the front cover.

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Using one of the acrylic tags from the Acrylic Tag Album, I embossed it with an embossing folder.  
After placing ribbon through it, I adhered the tag to the journal.

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Remove the Eiffel Tower Chipboard Embellishment from it's frame and paint it.
Adhere it to the acrylic tag.
Next, I added a sweet stamped image I "found" on my desk.
The sentiment says it all, doesn't it?

Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Plaid Paint, Embossing Folder, Magnolia Stamp, Copic Markers

 


Bunnies Chipboard Embellishment Slimline Card

Hello and happy Saturday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a spring time themed card with you today!  And I'm going to show you the techniques I used! Slimline cards are very popular right now and I have to say I enjoy creating them.   I  began by cutting a piece of white cardstock  3 1/2 x 8 1/2, scoring at a half inch. 

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I set aside my base to paint the Bunnies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes with white acrylic paint. I did not worry about coverage as the white would be my underlying color. Once my paint was dry, I  applied a generous amount of crackle effect to the surface and allowed to dry. 

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Next, I  cut a 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece from a 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheet.  Using the 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil and a spatula, I  applied modeling paste to the surface of my acrylic. I only removed the protective film to the front while allowing my paste to dry. This ensures keeping the acrylic clean and free of any unwanted smudges. 

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After my modeling paste was dry, I  repositioned my stencil over the acrylic and blended three coordinating distress oxides over the surface. 

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After ensuring my crackle was dry, I painted a light coat of blue chalk paint over the surface of the Bunnies Chipboard Embellishments. I then added buttons for tails and used a punch for a cute bow tie. I popped the second bunny up using foam dots for extra dimension. 


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Here is a close up of the modeling paste/distress oxide effect with the stencil.  I  love how it turned out! 

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Last, using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive I  added paper flowers to the top of my card for extra spring time accent!

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper: Crate Paper; die: The Stamp Market  ; distress oxides: Ranger; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; bakers twine: The Twinery; flowers: Mon Ami Gabi, Prima;  punch: Fiskars; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt, DecoArt; crackle: Martha Stewart Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; misc: buttons, mini wood clothes pin. 


Acrylic Clipboard with Rainbow Alcohol Ink

Hiya!

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...

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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!

Supplies:

 Clear Scraps: Small Scallop Oval Landscape Clipboard

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


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).  

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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. 

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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.

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

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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. 
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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.
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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

 

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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. 
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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

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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 

 

 


Craft Storage with Clear Scraps

Hello and happy Saturday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a project with you!  Like most of us, we all need ideas when it comes to organizing our craft supplies! And when you can make something cute and personable, its even better!  The Clear Acrylic Tray Box, measuring 6x9 inches, is the perfect size to fit everything you use to be within hands reach in your craft space! 

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The Tray Box comes in five separate pieces that you assemble together using the enclosed clear circle stickers. I  also reinforced each of the slots with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. But before putting together my tray, I applied alcohol ink in yellow to the surface of each piece (leaving out the bottom since this part wouldn't show).   You can also paint, ink, and stamp the acrylic as well!  
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I measured strips of paper to adhere around the edge of the tray to add extra color as well as added a colorful punched border.    Using a few die cuts and stickers from the collection I used, I adhered them to the front of my tray. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Clear Boxes by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts: Simple Stories; alcohol ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; border punch: EK Success


Romantic Wedding Acrylic Layout

Hi there Crafters!

Dana here and I've got a Wedding Layout project to share. I'm using Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape

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The papers I chose for this layout are from Graphic45 "Romantique" collection. I wanted to create an elegant but heritage look to my layout so these papers were perfect. I know some of you may feel intimidated to work with acrylic sheets. But it's really quite easy. 

First off I chose one of the papers for my background. It's easier when you know what color palette you want to work with. I took a piece of black cardstock and diecut a frame, using my diecutting machine.

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Then I took some Pebeo Gold gliding wax, and lightly rubbed a tiny bit over my diecut frame. A little gliding wax goes a long way. So be careful not to use too much. This wax will give you a pretty gold shimmer to your frame. 

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Next I took my photo and matted it onto one of the coordinating papers from the pack. Set your photo  aside for now. Take your acrylic sheet and peel off the protective film on each side. Then adhere your background paper on top of your acrylic sheet. Then I added a piece of lace trim on the top edge of my background paper, being careful not to get any glue on your acrylic sheet. Then I added my photo to my frame using some foam dots. I also added pop dots to the back of my diecut frame. This will add some dimension to your layout. Adhere your photo frame in the center of your layout.  I cut out 3 of the stamps in the collection, inked the edges and using pop dots I adhered them to the upper right hand of my layout. I also fuzzy cut a few roses, inked the edges then glued them to the top part of my diecut frame.

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I fussy cut out the bride image, inked around the edges and adhered to the bottom right corner of my layout using pop dots. I adhered some Prima and Graphic45 flowers to the bottom right corner. Fussy cut out a few butterflies and glued them onto my page. You can add any embellishments you like, I chose some Prima crystals and a Love chipboard sticker, a string of pearls to the bride's necklace. I like to tuck in a few small pearls in between my flowers.

To finish my layout I added some Stickles Diamond glitter to the bride's veil and my butterfly wings.  I brushed some Luna paste "Golden Sand" over my rose petals. I adhered a metal key to the left side of my layout.  Lastly I inked the edges of my acrylic shape with Spectrum Noir Rose Gold metallic ink.

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I hope I've inspired you to get out your photos and create your own acrylic layout! Don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting supplies and see all the newest products. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps TypePad blog today! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting! See you soon!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Spectrum Noir Rose Gold metallic ink, Stickles glitter Diamond, Graphic 45 Le Romantique collection, Graphic 45 flowers, Prima crystals and Anna Griffin diecut frame.

 

 

 

 


Lucky the Mini Shaker Gnome

 

 
I just love that gnomes are so popular right now. And I just knew I wanted to create a "Lucky" Mini Shaker Gnome!  I am going to add a magnet to him and either use him on my filing cabinet at work (where I seem to spend too much time) or on my fridge!
 
Supplies needed include:
 
Patterned Paper, Glitter, Paint, Clover Punch
 
Start by tracing your shaker base onto patterned paper. Detail cut your paper gnome but don't adhere just yet. Paint shoes on your shaker base. 
 

 

Paint your shaker top piece to coordinate using an orange beard of course. Let dry. 

 

Using a layer piece from your shaker set, trace beard onto your base and paint orange. 

 

Adhere your painted paper gnome to your shaker base. 

 

Assemble the pieces of your shaker. 

Filler with coordinating glitter or sequins. 

Add your acrylic layer after removing the protective covering from both sides of the acrylic.  Add your painted top layer to your shaker and add a 4 leaf clover to finish! 

I hope you enjoy playing with these shakers as much as I did! 


 


Clear Scraps Coffee Mug Chipboard--Cup of Love Acrylic Card

Hi there everyone!!!  Laura here today to give you a little last minute Valentine's Day

Card inspiration!  Or maybe you are working ahead for next year already!

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This card was created using one of the acrylic sheets available from Clear Scraps.

It's actually easy to make one of these cards. and it is so unique!  You can also

stamp on the acrylic, or use stencil pastes, or alcohol inks, but today, I went for

the clear route!   It was cut to a standard 5&1/2"x4&1/4" and the back piece of

red cardstock was cut at 5&1/2"x4&3/4" so it has 1/2" to fold over to attach the

acrylic front of the card easily.  I added a little decorative strip to dress it up a bit.

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And another of the absolutely adorable chipboard embellishments from

Clear Scraps takes center stage on this card.  I just love everything coffee,

and this Coffee Mug Chipboard is just perfect!  Love the little heart in the

center--perfect for Valentine's Day especially!  Easy to create too--I often

paint the Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments, but this time, I used

some pretty patterned paper for a different look.

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The pieces were just traced and cut out.  I brushed the edges with some

black distress ink.  I wanted to fill in the heart with a little something

extra, so I used a separate small scrap of white cardstock.

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I added a few small heart stickers for a little something extra, which

is why I wanted the nice white background.  After that some twine,

a few additional sentiment and decorative stickers, and it's done!

Sweet and simple, but looks great!  You can find a lot of different

chipboard pieces that make for super quick and easy cards in the

Clear Scraps store.  Check them all out right HERE.

 

Thanks for Stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment,

Acrylic Sheet.

Other:  Echo Park Cupid & Co. paper and stickers,

twine, foam tape, adhesive, Black Soot Distress Ink.


Spring Window by Kelly Parker

Hello on the blog with Clear Scraps today and I have created a hinged Window Shaker! I love this and it was such a fun project, I hope you enjoy it too!

 
To start off this project, I had this vision of what I wanted it to look like but I wasn't sure how to achieve that look, so I started by die cutting all kinds of small leave images from some of my Gelli plate printed papers in greens, yellows, and blues. I wanted a variety to choose from and not run out. 
 
 
I then decided to use washi tape to cover the back of the window. I generally apply glue then add the washi tape then cut off the edges. 
 
 
While the washi tape was drying, I put together the acrylic window. First I had to cut another piece of acrylic because I wanted to add sequins to the front of the window. Pulling out some packaging, I traced around the window and cut out another piece to go on the back. I glued a chipboard window to the back of the acrylic then another chipboard then added the sequins in Ocean and Lovely colors then added the acrylic to the back of this sandwich. You can see it below, the clips are holding it together until it is dry. 
 
After everything was dry, I started to glue down the die-cut pieces to create an illusion of looking through a window. I added leaves to the front and to the inside of the piece after I added the image of the woman peeking out the window.  After this was dry, I drilled holes along the edge and tied it together with some string. 
 

 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed this project as much as I had creating it!!
Kelly
 
 

Valentine Slimline Cards with Clear Scraps

Hello everyone!  It's Jennifer on the blog today sharing some fun, easy slimline cards I created using Clear Scraps products! Valentines Day is less than a month away so its not too early to get started on some of your own DIY cards! The slimline size is all the rage right now so I decided to incorporate them in to my project.  Each card is approximately 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.  I'm also going to show you the techniques I used! 

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For my first card, the base is white cardstock that I cut 7 x 8 1/2 inches. I used my Scor-Pal to create a fold at 3 1/2 inches. I adhered a light pink dot background as well as a scalloped border from a die.

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For my focal point, I used the Banner Heart Chipboard Embellishment Shape.   I painted the top piece using red chalk paint ensuring I covered all edges.  For the bottom heart base, I applied Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to adhere patterned paper.  I cut the excess with scissors followed by sanding the edges with my sanding tool. 

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Next, taking the top portion of my chipboard embellishment, I applied embossing ink to the top surface. I then added red glitter embossing powder and set with heat. I was now ready to assemble my chipboard pieces together using the Beacon 3-in-1.  

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Before adhering the Banner Heart Chipboard Embellishment, I stamped a sentiment onto the front of the card as well as added die cuts from the collection I used. 

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I also added a couple tags to the top left corner securing them with a small staple. 

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For my next card, I trimmed a sheet of the 12x12 Acrylic to 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 to act as the front cover of my card. I then cut a piece of white cardstock to 3 3/4 x 8 1/2, scoring at 1/2 inch to create a flap. 

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At the top portion of the acrylic, I secured the 4x6 Hearts Stencil using washi tape. I then applied a thin layer of modeling paste using a spatula.  I did not worry about my paste being uniform as I wanted to have a bit of distressed look. Once my paste was dry, I added pink, blue, and red Distress Oxide Inks to the surface blending with a foam brush.

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Here you can see the end result of the modeling paste + Distress Oxide. I love how the colors compliment each other! 

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I was then ready to finish assembling my card as well as add coordinating die cuts and stickers.  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can find all Clear Scraps products I used in the shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers:  Simple Stories; cardstock, embossing powder:  American Crafts; paint: FolkArt; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; embossing ink, distress oxide inks, pigment ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb, Tombow; stamps: Concord & 9th; scalloped slimline die: Pinkfresh Studios; stapler, metal clip: Tim Holtz; rainbow dots: Taylored Expressions; border punch: EK Success; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread


Mini Mitten Shakers Embellish Frosty Acrylic Sign

HiYa,

Tami here on the blog with you today to share a frosty, wintery, shimmery project. This project features some techniques to use on Clear Scraps acrylic products; in this case, the 12 X 12 Acrylic Sheet. Acrylic is a very versatile item to use in your crafting. You can paint it, ink it - alcohol inks are great, stamp it, diecut it just to name a few.

One thing I like to do with acrylic, is to layer different mediums on the front and on the back. This created dimension and allows you to "layer" products that might not play well together, or might not achieve the same look as when they were both added on the same surface. I also added a piece of Silver Metallic Foil Board to the back to reflect light and give the piece a shimmery look. Mini Shaker Box Mittens filled with Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix add a fun accent to the sign...

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I started by removing the protective film from ONE side of the Acrylic Sheet. Then I added drops of aqua alcohol ink and swirled it around the entire sheet: you don't need to cover it completely; let dry. Then I added drops of white pearl alcohol ink all over to look like snowflakes. Let this side dry completely.

Turn Acrylic Sheet over and remove protective film from the other side. Use 6" Nordic Snowflakes and 12" Ice Crystal Snowflakes stencils with white paint and a sponge pouncing brush to add snowflakes over the front on the Acrylic Sheet. A few hints to make this step easier. When using any stencil where the designs are close together, but you only want to use portions of the stencil, use tape to mask off the designs close to the one or ones you want to use. Also put a piece of tape to cover an edge of a stencil when a design you want to use it close to it. And be sure the designs you add have dried before repositioning your stencil to avoid smearing...

Once the snowflakes have dried, I added a frosty edges to my sign by pouncing white paint around the edges...

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While the paint dried, I started working on the quote for the center of my sign, "we are all like snowflakes unique and one of a kind'. I used a word processing program to space the wording as I wanted along with editing fonts and sizes. I tested the sizes by cutting apart the printed quote and fitting it on the sign along with the mittens. Once I was happy with the spacing and font size, I printed the quote out on a sheet of clear plastic film...

Next, it was time to embellish the Mini Mitten Shaker Boxes. I traced both mittens on a piece of silver foil board, cut them out and adhered the to the bottom layer of the shaker boxes...

I wanted a stripe on the mitten, so I grabbed some washi tape. I placed strips of striped washi tape on the top layer of the shaker around the hand part of the mitten, then trimmed off excess with scissors. I used a more solid design washi tape around the cuff portion. The shakers were then assembled except for the acrylic and top layers and filled with Sprinkles. After filling, the acrylic and top layers were adhered on the shakers...

Now it's time to put it all together. One thing to remember when working with clear acrylic is that glues or adhesives used to layer the pieces will need to be covered or they will show. You could also punch holes and use ribbon or twine to hold pieces together, but for this project, I was using a tape runner. I cut an 8 X 8 piece of silver foil board for the back, and trimmed my quote down a bit. To determine where to place the adhesive, I laid the quote and the mittens UNDER the acrylic sheet - with the snowflake side up. I arranged them, then used a marker to add small dots at the centers of the mittens. That is where I placed my adhesive to adhere the foil board to the back and the quote to the front.

I used Zip Dry to adhere the mittens to the sign, making sure their placement covered the adhesive...

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If you want to take these techniques a little further, why not try embellishing two or more acrylic sheets and layering them! you could even use foam tape to adhere the sheets together to add even more dimension to your project!

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog today, please come back soon for more inspiration!

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: 12 X 12 Acrylic Sheet, Mini Shaker Box Mittens, 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil, 12" Ice Crystal Snowflakes Stencil and Sprinkles Winter Flake Mix 

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, Ranger Alcohol Inks: Pool and Pearl, Grafix: Silver Metallic Foil Board and Computer Grafix Clear Inkjet Sheets, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Tape Runner

Tools: Alcohol Ink Applicator, Foam Sponge Pouncing Brush, Blue Painters Tape, Scissors, Permanent Marker  and Trimmer


Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic and Stencils--Wintertime LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here to share with you today!  Who's ready for winter crafting?

January is a good time to do some crafting, and I love creating some winter LO's in

advance to have ready for all of those winter pictures!

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This LO started with a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet from Clear Scraps.  Using aqua acrylic

paint and the Clear Scraps 6" Nordic Snowflake Stencil I stenciled pretty snowflakes

all around the border of the acrylic sheet to create a wintery background.

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So just moving the stencil around the border at different angles, applying paint

with a sponge brush.  The finished design has a nice soft pattern of snowflakes.

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After playing with different placement, I decided to turn the page to have the

snowflakes along the top and the bottom of the page.  Then I started layering

on the papers and stickers.  I used some fun wintery chipboard pieces to add

a little more interest.

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These pretty snowflakes match the stencil how fun is that??!!  They are the

Nordic Snowflake Chipboard Embellishment from Clear Scraps!!  You can

cut them apart, but I left them attached to make a nice corner framing piece. 

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I also used the Clear Scraps Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishment.  I painted it

black and dotted on just a little touch of "snow".  I think the black paint makes

it look like a silhouette and makes them pop on the page.   Clear Scraps has so

many wonderful chipboard pieces to paint, ink, spray, stamp, you can let your 

creativity fly!!  You can find all of the different chipboard pieces HERE in the

Clear Scraps store.  Lots to choose from for different holidays, seasons, and more!

If you're looking for something new to try to spice up your crafting or scrapbooking,

make sure to peruse all the goodies in the Clear Scraps store--try something new!

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet, 6" Nordic Snowflake Stencil,

Nordic Snowflake and Pine Tree Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  acrylic paint--aqua, white, black, Crystal Stickles,

Echo Park Celebrate Winter papers and stickers, enamel dots,

red cardstock.