Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic -- Summer Rays

Hi everyone!  Laura here to share some summer sunshine with you today!

Do you have some summer pictures to scrap, but you feel like your stuck in a rut?

Whenever I feel like I want to do something a little different, I grab one

of the Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic sheets and then get creative with layers!

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With the acrylic, you can play with so many different things!

I brushed some acrylic paint around the edges on this LO.

You can use alcohol inks or stamp with Staz On ink.

A lot of different options!  I also used the Clear Scraps

4x6 Sunrise Stencil to add a fun element to highlight the picture. 

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I used a yellow acrylic paint dauber to apply paint thru the

stencil directly onto the 12x12 acrylic sheet.  Then I

traced thru the stencil onto a piece of patterned paper

to create the center of the sunshine.  I inked the

edges of the paper to finish the "sunshine".

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I really love how it turned out!  The peach color paper

behind the sunshine is a 9x9 square of paper adhered

down behind the LO.  It shows thru because of the

clear that!  Just make sure you

remove the protective coating layer on both sides of

the 12x12 sheet.  It peels off fairly easily, but keeps

your acrylic sheet protected until your ready to use it!

I also wanted to add another fun little element,

and the Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Shovel.

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This adds a cute little's been

painted with acrylic paint, then inked around the

edges, and a few sequins added before it was glued

together.  I used the Clear Scraps Fall Sequins.

It looks a little like sand, don't you think?

Hope you enjoyed the project today!  I'm still trying

to decide if I want a title or journaling, so I've kept it

simple today.  Check out the store to grab your

own acrylic sheet to create something fun yourself!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps- 12x12 Acrylic Sheet, 4x6 Sunrise Stencil,

Mini Shaker Shovel, Fall Sequins.

Other- Scor Tape, twine, patterned paper, cardstock, acrylic paint.




Summer Mini Mixable Dainty Album

Hello and happy 4th of July!  It's Jennifer on the blog to share a summer-themed mini book I  created using the Mini Mixable Dainty Album.  The Mini Mixables measure only 3.5 x 5 inches with alternating acrylic and chipboard pages.  I find that using wallet sized photos is best in the Mini Mixables.  


Using white acrylic paint, I  covered approximately a half inch of each of the chipboard pages ensuring I  painted the edges as well. I  set them aside to dry to work on my acrylic cover. 


After removing the protective film from both sides of my acrylic page, I  stamped my butterfly image using StazOn in black.  A solvent based ink works best because of the non-porous nature of the acrylic. Your image will "stay" and not smudge after drying.  I  then used different colors of alcohol ink markers on the back of the page to color in the butterflies. You always want to color on the opposite side of stamping.  


I  like to add extra pages to my mini albums by using tags or envelopes. Here, I  added stickers to a manila tag to document about my photos.  


For my chipboard pages, I  covered them with patterned paper allowing the white edges to show through.  I  also matted my photos on white cardstock for extra dimension. 





For this page, I  cut my paper 3.5 x 8 and scored it to create a flap. I  then added some embellishments to the front as well as stapled a tag for opening. 


I  adhered two photos on the inside as well as journaling. This is a great technique to add extra space to your books! 




Thank you for reading!  Check out all of the Mixable albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, washi tape, chipboard: Crate Paper; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; punches: Fiskars, Marvy Uchida; stapler: Ranger; manila tags, journaling pen: American Crafts; vellum tag: Jillibean Soup; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread. 


Using Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets on your Cards


Summer Greetings!   Today I am excited to share two different ways to use Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheets. I love coming up with multiple uses for my supplies!  I chose to use the 6 inch Plaid Stencil as a background for both cards. 



For the first card, I chose to die cut my acrylic. 


I used my Big Shot and a Large Sizzix die (not the thinlits).  I did run the acrylic through 2-3 times to insure a full cut.  I was amazed at how well the acrylic cut!


You can see that this was a somewhat detailed die and still not a problem cutting through the acrylic!  


For my second card I decided to stamp onto the acrylic. IMG_3324wm

After stamping my large image onto the acrylic with Staz-on Ink, I colored on the back side of the acrylic with alcohol markers. I love the transparent look you can achieve as you can see below on the open card.


I hope you are inspired to get creative with your acrylic sheets! 



Poolside Cutie

Hey friends! Today I am sharing this cute layout featuring Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheets and Mirror Embellishments, as well as my adorable grand-daughter in her new sunglasses.


The beauty of acrylic is the WOW see-through factor. Wouldn't you agree?
I cut out the mermaid scale background on my silhouette and attached it to the front of the acrylic sheet.
From there, I just built some fun layers to create this adorable layout.

Here's what the layout looks like against white cardstock. I love the look both ways.


I adhered some fun stickers to the butterfly embellishment, if you look close you can see the reflection of the sky in the mirror.


Have a wonderful week, friends!

Leah Crowe

Products Used:
Clear Scraps Mirror Embellishments; 12x12 Acrylic Sheet
Pattern Paper: MAMBI; Heidi Swapp
Cardstock: DCWV
Stickers: Echo Park
Distress Oxide Ink
Silhouette, Cameo
Scotch Foam Tape; Tacky Glue

Hearts Wood Card with Joy Clair


Good afternoon, friends! Clear Scraps has teamed up with Joy Clair this week and its been so much fun.

Today I am sharing my Clear Scraps Hearts Wood Card chock full of more goodies from Clear Scraps and cuteness from Joy Clair!HeartsWoodCard_LeahCrowe

I'm pretty much just smitten with the 4x6 Quarterfoil stencil right now. I used distress ink and a paintbrush to apply it to the wood card on the cover and inside panels. I then used the Joy Clair stamps and stazon ink to stamp a sentiment on the wood card base. As you can see it made a lovely impression, especially over the existing ink already on the card from the stencil.

I stamped and colored several of the cute critters from the Deer Friend stamp set using Prismacolor colored pencils, then popped them up on foam tape for some dimension.


Here's a look at the inside.


And a close up of the gorgeous acrylic flower embellishment stamped with the Paisley bouquet flower stamp.


I hope you've enjoyed my take on this collaboration from these great companies.

See you next time,

Leah Crowe

Products Used:
Clear Scraps: Hearts Wood Card; 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil; Flowers Embellishments
Joy Clair: Paisley Bouquet; Deer Friends Stamp Sets
Stazon ink; Distress Ink
Crop O Dile WRMK
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
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His & Hers Key Holders with Joy Clair Stamps

Hello Everyone!  Welcome to this weeks project.  This week we are partnering with Joy Clair Stamps


I have created these super cute His & Hers Key Holders.  I have used the Mason Jar Mini Pallet shapes and the Wheel Gears Chipboard Embellishments.  I just love how these have turned out!  Lets get into how I have created these!


First I started off by painting both the mini pallets with Ivory acrylic paint.  I only need to give them just one coat of paint.

I then inked the edges of the mini pallets.  For him, I used walnut stain and black soot distress ink.  For her I used Victorian velvet distress ink.  I then used the walnut stain and black soot stain on the wheel gears.

Nest I used victorian velvet, forest moss and crushed olive distress inks with the Paisley Bouquet Stamp Set from Joy Clair Stamps.  I stamped the images on white card stock which I the fussy cut out.

I then used the ink and stamps on the mason jar mini pallet.  Just randomly stamping.

I then adhered the stamped images and the wheel gears to the mini pallets.

I then took some wood knob pieces that I have inked and glued them to the bottom of the mini pallets.  This is where keys can be hung from.

I absolutely love how these turned out.  Can you just picture these hung up with his and her key chains hanging from them?  I can!!!

Thanks for joining me on this little tutorial!

Kim C. :) 

Happy Graduation Pallet

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and this month Clear Scraps has teamed up with Joy Clair Stamps.  

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I'm using with the Deco Medium DIY Pallet Shape to showcase a photo from my son's college graduation.


At 8" x 8", this 1/8" birch wood pallet needs no preparation or sanding.   It's such a wonderful panel that can be painted or stained or left "as is". I chose to leave the pallet "as is", adding a limited amount of color.


I found Joy Clair's Going Places Stamp Set was perfect to use as accents for the graduation photo.  Once I determined where the photo would be placed, I stamped a selection of balloons and the sign post with black ink directly on the pallet.  I arranged the sign post so that it would overlap the panels.


I ran a brown ink pad lightly across the panel and around the edges.


I added color to the balloons with Memento Markers.


I matted the photo and placed it on a slight angle.  I then stamped a number of the phrases from the Going Places stamp set on white cardstock, punched them out and matted them with kraft cardstock.  These are perfect stamps for a graduation layout.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Joy Clair Stamps, Versafine Ink, Memento Markers, punches


Summer Travel Game Board

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this fun travel game board using one of the Printer Tray Frames and an acrylic sheet.  

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Flat

Whether you're stuck in the car with young ones for a long ride or even camping in the great outdoors, this game board can be customized in a ton of different ways and might be a fun reason to put the phones and tablets away for a little while.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Paint Border

Start by painting one of the chipboard dividers in the Square Printer Tray Frame kit in the color of your choice.  Here I've chosen a sunny yellow acrylic paint that matches the summery scrapbook paper I'll be using on the rest of the board.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Adhere Background

Next, cover the chip back with paper...or for a fun twist, try using photographs to really customize your board!  You can adhere one sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper for a quick and simple background, or do as I did here and adhere several small squares of coordinating papers.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Adhere Dividers

Adhere the dividers on top of the chip back using strong liquid adhesive like Beacon 3 -in-1 Adhesive.  Set aside to dry fully, then paint the outer edges with the same acrylic paint as the top divider to finish the board off nicely.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams - Trim Acrylic Game Pieces

To create the game pieces, start by trimming a 12x12 acrylic sheet into 3 3/8 inch squares.  You will need at least five game pieces for each player (X's and O's), so an extra acrylic sheet will be needed in addition to the one included in the Square Printer Tray Frame kit.  Round the corners of each game piece with a corner rounder tool (this allows for easy removal of game pieces and also makes the pieces safer for young children).

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Diecut Letters

Die cut at least five X's and five O's from white cardstock (this shows up well on busy backgrounds like mine).  Alternatively, choose two different shapes that match the theme of your game board.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Assemble Game Pieces

Adhere the letters in the center of each acrylic game piece using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and allow to dry.  Since the game pieces are clear, you won't cover up any of the fun customization on the game board while playing.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Final

Now you're ready to play on the go!  The game pieces are sized so that they fit snugly in the board and won't fall out, but are still easy to remove when a new game starts thanks to the rounded corners.  Since the walls of the dividers are much taller than the pieces, they also won't accidentally fall out on a bumpy car ride!

I hope you enjoyed this fun summer travel game project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you customize the square printer tray frame to make your own game board?

~ Annie

Additional products used: patterned paper: Bo Bunny; letter dies: Altenew; paint: Martha Stewart/Plaid; adhesive: Beacon; corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers

Brighten Your Back Yard with Customized Pillows


Summer Greetings!  Today I am super excited to share this bright and cheery accent pillow I created for my backyard paradise! I love sunflowers and plant them along my fence line in the summer.  So this pillow creates the perfect accent for my back yard benches!   And it was so quick and easy to create! 

I chose the 6 inch Sunflower Masking/Stencil to create my pillow.  This Masking Stencil is also available in the 12 inch size. 

After placing a piece of cardboard inside my pillow cover, apply all purpose paint in your favorite colors. 



Carefully lift your stencil and move to another location., to create a repeating pattern. 


Let your pillow cover dry and stuff to finish!   


Other Supplies used

All Purpose Paints

Pillow Cover

Mixed Media Beach Tag

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a mixed media beach tag.   


Using one of the tags from the Chipboard Tag Album, I began by first painting it with gesso. The Tag Album has 4 different shaped tags that  can be used for an assortment of projects.  I decided to use one to create a mixed media tag with an assortment of elements.  Once the gesso dried, I added several colors of spray inks to create the background.

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Mesh was also spritzed then adhered to the left corner.  I also added several sizes of art stones as well as some sea shells created from Makin's Clay for dimension.


Once dry, I spritzed additional colors of inks to give the tag more life.  In the center of the tag, I added more art stones.


I stamped and colored a Prima doll stamp, fussy cut her and added her to the tag with foam adhesives.


Isn't she sweet?


Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies used:  Prima stamp; Prima Art Stones, Makin's Clay mold and clay, spray inks

Beach Wood XL Word Frame

Hello!  Summer is officially here which means warm weather and vacations!  Today I'm sharing one of the Wood XL Word Frames that are perfect for home decor!  For my project, I  used the Beach Wood XL Word Frame and I'm going to show you a tutorial on how I  achieved my end result!


All Wood XL Word Frames are cut from birch and can be painted, stamped, inked, or covered with paper (or a mixture of all the above!). I  love using chalk paint on the birch because it dries quickly and it allows the wood grain to show through. I  applied a light coat of mint green chalk paint allowing some of the bare wood to show through.  


I  set aside the main part of the frame to dry and so I  could complete my next step.  The flip flop portion of the frame has wood cut out that  you can embellish. I  used Distress Stain in Evergreen Fir to color the wood. It soaks right into the birch and a little goes a long way!


I  then added Beacon Zip Dry to the top of the cut out and applied a turquoise glitter.  I  thought the flip flops needed some bling!  


Using the 6 Inch Shiplap Mascil, I  applied white acrylic paint to the word portion of the frame. I  thought it needed a little extra because the chalk paint looked a little flat. 


Each of the frames are approximately 5x7 inches and I  covered each with bright patterned paper. After adhering my photos to the wood, I  used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to adhere the frames. I  then used coordinating stickers and chipboard to accent my photos. 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out all of the XL Wood Frames in the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, stickers: Simple Stories; paint: Plaid, DecoArt; glitter: Stampendous; adhesive: Beacon; Distress Stain: Ranger. 

Create An Altered Steampunk Chipboard Wall Hanging


Greetings to you Steampunk fans!  Today I am excited to share this project I created using Clear Scraps 6x6 Regular Album.  I chose to just use 1 page for the album and turn in into a wall hanging! 

Start by painting your chipboard album piece with paint. 


Lay Clear Scraps 6 inch Gears Stencil over dry painted chipboard.


Using Distress Inks, Ink over stencil.


Spray with acrylic sealer to seal distress inks.

Separate Clear Scraps Jellyfish Chipboard Embellishment from frame (hint: save frame for a future project!) 


Paint Clear Scraps Jellyfish Chipboard Embellishment white paint.  When dry spray with Glimmer Mist. Attach to altered chipboard when dry. 


Cut Merfolk and title block from patterned paper.  Ink chipboard saying to coordinate.  Add all to the chipboard to finish! 

I hope this project inspires you to get creative!







Supplies used

Clear Scraps 6x6 Regular Album

Clear Scraps 6 inch Gears Stencil

Clear Scraps Jellyfish Chipboard Embellishment

Tattered Angels High Impact paint - Rose Gold, White

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist -Red Tipped Rose

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea papers

ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever 


Tim Holtz Chipboard

Distress Inks




Clear Scraps & Stampendous: Square Mini DIY Pallet Shape

Hello! Jennifer here to continue our cross promotion with Stampendous!  I  created a fun wall hanging with the Square Mini DIY Pallet Shape and a favorite photo of my kids and niece at the zoo when they were little. 


I  began by coloring the wood with Distress Stain in Mustard Seed yellow.  The stain works great on the birch wood and you do not need much for good coverage. 


Then using the Fern Background Stamp from Stampendous and StazOn in black, I  stamped a random pattern onto the wood pallet.  I  didn't worry about the images being perfect or if they overlapped. I  chose StazOn because I  did not want my ink to interact with the Distress Stain plus I  thought I  would get a better stamped image. 


Here is a close up of the stamping! I  love how it turned out! 


I  then added my photo as well as the stamped giraffe and sentiment included in the Stampendous set.  Using a small amount of Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I   added glitter to the giraffe's spots and the bottom of the leaves.  


Thank you for stopping by and hope you have been inspired this week with all of the fun projects!  Come back tomorrow as we have two more projects from the team! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Simple Stories; Distress Stain:  Ranger;  ink: Tsuneiko; punch: Marvy Uchida; ribbon: May Arts; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; markers: Chameleon; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; stamps, dies, glitter: Stampendous. 

Creating a Mini Wall Hanging with Clear Scraps and Stampendous Stamps


Greetings!   Chris here and I am super "WILD" about sharing this project I created for the Stampendous and Clear Scraps team up!  This is a project featuring my mischievous son at the awesome age of 2!  You remember that age.  This was from the trip where he squished dead minnows in his hands and chased his bigger sisters around the inside of the boat while my and dad tried to fish!

To create this project I started with my Clear Scraps Blank Wood Card.  White-wash the blank card.


Stamp Texture stamp from the Stampendous Cling Wild Texture Rubber Stamp using a brown Archival Ink.  (I just love how the wood grains shows through the texture stamp.)


Stamp two lions with the Stampendous Lion Cling Rubber Stamps and cut using the coordinating die set.  Color lion as desired.


Cut a 3 1/2 inch circle from cardboard or chipboard to use as your photo backing. Cut your photo to  a 3 1/2 inch circle and add to backing. 


Cut Frame from Green Card stock and "square off" to use as the photo frame.  Cut an extra "frame" and cut away grass and leaves to be used on project. 

Add photo and lion and leaves.  Create  and add banner by masking the "Have" portion of the stamp set greeting.  Add jute bows and hanger to finish! 


I hope you enjoyed this project!

Products used:

Clear Scraps Blank Wood Card

Stampendous Lion Cling Rubber Stamps And Cutting Dies Set

Stampendous Wild Texture stamp

Tattered Angels Color Wash

Green Card Stock

Brown Archival Ink



Wooden Baby Banner with Clear Scraps & Stampendous

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a cute wooden banner that's perfect for baby showers or birthday parties or even to hang in your little one's nursery.  The banners from Clear Scraps can be customized in tons of ways, and I chose to paint and embellish mine with some adorable stamped images from Stampendous.

Elephant Baby Banner by Annie Williams for CS - Main

I started by painting my wooden banner shapes with purple and pink acrylic paint, alternating colors between each pennant.  Once dry, I laid the Wild Texture Rubber Stamp face up on my work surface, applied white acrylic paint to it using a sponge brush, and pressed each pennant on top to give it tons of wild texture.

Elephant Baby Banner by Annie Williams for CS - Left

After stringing the pennants on some white organza ribbon, I started to embellish the banner.  First, I cut letters to spell out the name in gold glitter cardstock using my electronic cutting machine and adhered them to the pennants using strong liquid adhesive.

Elephant Baby Banner by Annie Williams for CS - Right

Next, I stamped the leaf and elephant images from the Elephant Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock and colored them in soft colors with Copic markers.

Elephant Baby Banner by Annie Williams for CS - Detail

After cutting the images out using the coordinating dies, I adhered them to my pennants using foam adhesive. An elephant was placed at each end of the banner while a set of leaves was adhered just under the ribbon on each pennant. 

I hope you enjoyed this cute wooden banner project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you customize the banner shapes for your next party?

~ Annie

Additional products used: Wild Texture Rubber Stamp from Stampendous, Elephant Rubber Stamp Set from Stampendous, white, pink, and purple acrylic paint, white cardstock, black ink, Copic markers, gold glitter cardstock, electronic cutting machine, white organza ribbon