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

Cherish Acrylic Layout with Clear Scraps

Hello Everyone!  Kim here with another design team project.  I have created this beautiful 12x12 Acrylic Layout using one of the Acrylic Sheets, Double Heart Chipboard Embellshiment and the Cherish Word Title Embellishment.  Let me take you through what I have done.


I started with adhering a sheet of pattern paper to the back of the acrylic sheet.  I wanted the back and front to look beautiful.  I then added 2 more layers to the front which I distressed the edges with my distress tool and distress ink.  The one layer I cut out a section which I distress and inserted a paper doily which is just peeking out from under my lovely flower.


I layered some beautiful lace under my photo make which is also distressed.  I cut a slit which I rolled back and inserted another doily under the mat.  I added a chipboard piece and some seam binding in the upper corner.


My chipboard pieces, which I love, have been distressed with distress ink and glossy accents.  They are popped up on foam tape and a photo can be easily slid under the one side.  My layout looks like its literally floating.  I added some seam binding as a hanger to the top of the sheet(which isn't pictured).


My layout is sturdy and looks beautiful.

Thanks for stopping!


Other items used: Graphic 45 pattern paper, glossy accents, walnut stain distress ink, fabric flower, lace

Acrylic 12x12 LO-Splash of Paradise

Hi everyone!  Laura here to share with you today!

I've got a fun mixed media type LO created on

one of the Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheets!

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I've got to ask, have you tried an Acrylic Sheet LO yet?

They add a fun element to any LO, and are so

easy to create with!  With the ability to paint,

or stamp, or even just use paper, it can only

be limited by your own creativity!

To create this background, I started with one of the

Clear Scraps stencils, the 6" Circles background stencil.

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I used alcohol inks in 2 shades of blue, and dabbed them

on the acrylic sheet thru the stencil using a sponge.

To give it a little more interest, I added a third color,

the yellow, which I just dripped on here and there.

The rule of threes is always a good idea when

you are applying colors like this.

The circles stencil reminded me of bubbles, so

it seemed like the perfect choice for this LO!

To create the cluster of "ocean finds" along the edge

of the LO, I used several of the awesome

chipboard pieces available from Clear Scraps.

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The Sanddollar chipboard set was perfect, and I

just painted the pieces with acrylic paint, and then

brushed a little brown ink around the edges and

added a touch of sparkle with some glitter glue.

I tucked in a few embellishment pieces into some

netting to create the border, and stapled on

a piece of nautical looking rope.

The word splash is another great goodie from

Clear Scraps.  One of their Expression

Clear Word Titles.  I used the same

alcohol inks to add a little pop of color

and then glued to the project to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

and I hope you're inspired to give the

Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets a try!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet, 6" Circle Background Stencil,

Sanddollar Chipboard Embellishment, Splash Expression

Clear Word Title.

Other:  Kaiserkraft papers/embellishments, MME clips,

rope/ribbon, netting.















Boy Cloud Chipboard Embellishment Layout

Hello! Jennifer here today to share an acrylic layout I  created using some fun Clear Scraps products!  Layouts are my favorite to make and there are so many new goodies to choose from! Using the Boy Cloud Chipboard Embellishments, I  made a fun page with a favorite photo of my son when he was little!   


Starting with the XL Scallop Square Shape, I  colored the edges with alcohol ink in Butterscotch. The ink dries quickly and "adheres" to the acrylic nicely.


I  set aside my acrylic to create my background for my layout. Using white cardstock and the 12 inch Clouds Mascil, I  lightly misted with spray ink in a turquoise blue. You can go as light or dark as you prefer. 


I  cut apart the pieces of the Boy Cloud Chipboard Embellishments and painted each with white acrylic paint.  After my paint was dry, I  added some sparkle with embossing powder. 


Here is the end result of the cloud...I  used both white and blue glitter embossing powder to give some difference in color.  I  also adhered some foam letters to the front to complete my title. 


For the stars, I  used gold glitter embossing powder and adhered around my Boy Cloud Chipboard. You can also spy the cloud background created with the Mascil. 



Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Check out the Clear Scraps shop to see all of these products and more! Clear Scraps offers a large selection of chipboard embellishment shapes and word titles! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; embossing ink, alcohol ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections; spray ink: Heidi Swapp; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; paint: DecoArt; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 

Mom acrylic layout

Hey, Clear Scraps friends! Leah here with you today sharing my take on the Mom 12x12 Acrylic Layout.


With the acrylic layout all cut out for you, it is so much fun to decorate. I started by removing the protective film from the backside of the acrylic. I adhered only the word MOM to pattern paper, then cut away the letters using my craft knife. I then used alcohol ink and daubed the color all around the rest of the acrylic. Once that dried, I removed the protective film from the front of the acrylic, and accented all over the acrylic with a Viva Decor paint pen and let it dry.


I adhered the acrylic layout to a white cardstock background, but beforing adhering it all the way down, I placed my photos behind the frames of the acrylic. When doing this, I found it easier to use a wet glue, so I had time to adjust and move my photos around as needed.

I embellished with flowers and a Butterfly Mirror Embellishment.


I think this is one of those layouts that would look amazing hanging up as a home decor item.
To all the moms, grandmoms, aunts, fur moms, and dads that are also mama's, I hope your Mothers Day is filled with love and happy memories.

Leah Crowe

Products Used:
Clear Scraps Mom 12x12 Acrylic Layout; Butterflies Mirror Embellishments
Pattern Paper: American Crafts Dear Lizzy (Lucky Charm)
The Paper Studio Flowers
Ranger: Alcohol Ink; Distress Oxide
Viva Decor Paint Pen
Beacons 3-in-1 Glue

This is Us layout

Hi, Clear Scraps fam! I hope you and yours had a wonderful Easter! My family and I had a lovely time hanging out and loving on one another this year.


I created this layout using the awesome 12x12 Acrylic sheet and also the new large stencil, This is Us.

I love how using the large stencil and paint created this super cute large title on the layout. I sponged paint through the stencil, and once that dried I outlined the letters using enamel accents. That created a nice raised edge around the title.


The beautiful part about using the paint on acrylic, it also created this lovely see through effect. Notice the pattern paper peeking through the lettering? I love that look.

Thisisus4_LeahCroweAll that was left to do was add the finishing embellishment touches.

Check out all of our new Farmhouse stencils in the store, what would you use your stencil for?

Leah Crowe

Products Used:
Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet; This Is Us Farmhouse Stencil
Pattern Paper: Simple Stories, Crate Paper
Paint: Unicorn Spit; Wendy Vecchi Enamel Accents
Stickers: American Crafts, Crate Paper, Shimelle Wood Buttons
Glue: Scotch ATG, Foam Dots, Beacons3-in-1

Magical Acrylic Panel by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using several Clear Scraps products to create a 12" x 12"  layout.  Have you seen all the acylics to create with?


I used an XL Clear Shape for the base of my layout.  You can find assorted XL Clear Shapes here.  At 12" x 12", these Clear Shapes can be painted, stained, ink, and even covered with pattern paper.  They easily slip into scrapbooks, can be used in shadow boxes or simply hung up as is.


Remove the film from one side of the acrylic panel. Use molding paste with the Shiplap Stencil in 2 opposite corner and the 6" Swirl Pumpkin Stencil in the other 2 corners.  The Swirl Purmpkin stencil is so versatile that you can use it for non fall projects.


Once dry, spritz the panel with assorted colors of Fireworks! shimmery craft sprays, picking up on the colors in the photos.  Once dry, remove the film from the other side.  This has ensured that the other side remains free of paints and inks while working.


Determine the placement of the  letters and adhere to the layout.  Since I was creating a beach theme, I used Mod Podge Spray Glue across the layout and poured on mini art stones.  As the mini stones resembled grains of sand, they were a perfect addition to this layout.


Once dry, I adhered the photos to the panel.


Next, I selected one the chipboard word titles -  Magical chipboard word title - and spritzed it with Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray.  When dry, I placed it above the photos on the acrylic layout.


Finally, I added a sailboat created from Rinea Foiled Papers and a Spellbinders die to help set the tone of the layout.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies:  Imagine: Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays; Prima Mini Art Stones, Mod Podge, Rinea Foiled Paper, Spellbinders dies, Letters


Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 -- You Are My Sunshine

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today,

to share some sunshine and a scrapbook layout created on

one of Clear Scraps awesome 12x12 Acrylic Sheets!

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To start creating this LO, I removed the protective film

on the side I'd be working on, and left the film on

the other side, to keep it protected until the project

was completely finished.  Then I used an acrylic

paint dauber to brush a border around each edge

of the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet.

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I was going for the idea of a child's

finger painting, or something similar, to make

a more whimsical looking frame around the page,

since I was creating a baby picture layout.

Next I grabbed the Clear Scraps 6" Fruit of the Spirit stencil.

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I love this stencil because you can use it for individual

words, or you could use it as a background as well.

It's great to have a crafty tool that is so versatile!

Don't be afraid to give the stencils a try too,

there are so many to choose from in the

Clear Scraps store!  They come in all different sizes

and patterns! You can find them in the store HERE.

For this LO, I took the stencil, and using a white

paint dauber to give a good contrast to the pink,

I alternated the words from this stencil,

applying them all around the brushed on border.

The paint dauber really makes it easy to

stencil by applying just the right amount of

paint.  Great little tip for anyone that is stencil

challenged like me....haha!

Here's a little more of a close up of the

brushed and stenciled border:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

If you haven't tried stencils yet, give them a try!

If I can do it, anyone can!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet, 6" Fruit of the Spirit Stencil

Other:  Doodlebug Spring Things, acrylic paint.










Wood Word on a Scrapbook Layout

The home decor and crafts route is an obvious choice when it comes to the XL Wood Words/Quotes.  But have you considered how you can work them into a scrapbook layout?  Christine joining you today to showcase how I used the Hello XL Wood Word on a Scrapbook Layout!


When I first laid eyes on the different XL Wood Words, scrapbook layout was not what came to mind.  But the more I looked at them, the more I realized they could be a really cool title and/or focal point for a layout.  


There are so many options for how to color these!  I opted for a quick and easy white spray paint.  


This one measures about 9.75 inches by 4 inches tall, so it easily fits on a 12 X 12 inch scrapbook layout.  All the measurements are on the website - so you will know what's coming before you buy it!  I made a process video for this whole scrapbook layout - you can check it out here.

Thanks so much for joining me today and be sure to checkout ALL of our XL Wood Words/Quotes!

Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet - Love You Always

Hello Everyone!  Laura here with you today, sharing a little February inspiration,

romance, and yes, a little love....with some  Clear Scraps acrylic and wood words!

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When this one was created, I was thinking, wall hanging, or even

scrapbook LO with a picture.  But it looks great without a picture too, so

I decided to leave it that way.  It's a nice option to have it as

a Valentine's, or really everyday,  home decor piece

(you know how I love a good home decor piece!).

This project started with the Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet

These are so much fun to play with!  If you haven't

tried one yet, don't be afraid to give one a try!

To give it a little interest, I brushed the edges with gray

acrylic paint as you can see here along the upper edge:

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Super simple to do,  just use a paint dauber, or if you want,

you can use a foam brush or foam dauber that you'd use with inks.

It gives the acrylic sheet a little interest and makes a nice frame

for the project.  The little "peeling wallpaper" look at the top

left is easy to do, just make a little tear in the paper, ink the

edges and rough them up and roll slightly, then take a small

scrap of contrasting paper and glue it behind.

Clear Scraps makes these wonderful XL Script Wood Words.

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To create the look on the bare wood, it's painted with

gray acrylic paint.  Then after it's dry, it's stamped with

black archival ink (I used a sheet music stamp).

To finish it off, the edges of the word are brushed with

black distress ink using a foam applicator.

Then everything was glued down with Beacon Adhesive.

It works perfectly with the acrylic page and the wood word!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Make sure to stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Sheet, Love XL Script Wood Word

Other: Beacon Adhesive, acrylic paint, archival ink, distress ink,

music sheet music stamp (Tim Holtz),  Photo Play Moments in Time.

This Is Us Scrapbook Layout with Christine

Sometimes the way you can use our products is totally obvious, but sometimes us designers use them in less noticeable ways.  Today's layout is one of those creations!  It would've been impossible to complete without Clear Scraps products - but that is probably not obvious to everyone looking at it!  Christine joining you today with a traditional scrapbook layout with amazing details made possible thanks to Clear Scraps!


What do you think, have you figured out where Clear Scraps came in?  


First up, I used it for my title! I used the new "This is Us" Farmhouse Stencil to trace and then handstitch my title.  There were multiple steps that I took in creating this background, if you're intrigued you definitely want to catch the video!  I'll be sharing that shortly!


The second area I used Clear Scraps for was my floral frame.  Notice the acrylic flowers that are tucked in with the cardstock flowers. I love the subtle texture that these added.  They come in a package of four and for my design they were a little too big.  So to make them stretch and make them smaller, I cut them in half.  It was super easy to do with just regular scissors and at that size they were the perfect touch!

As promised I do have a video for you!  Here it is!

Thanks so much for joining me today - I hope you've been inspired to think outside of the box with the new Farmhouse Stencils!




Acrylic Clipboard and script word by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a fun project using the large regular Landscape Clipboard and the "Family" wood script word by Clear Scraps.  Pairing these two products makes for a cute way to showcase a vintage family photo.  I started like I would create a scrapbook page and then added the word to the page, then clipped it to the clipboard.  

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Any pattern paper, that you love, is great place to start building the base of the clipboard.  This is not glued or attached to the acrylic clipboard.  I wanted the option of changing out the page and creating a new page for a new event or season.  Totally your call if you want to make it permanent or not.

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The wood script word "Family" is painted with acrylic paint and then the edges were sanded down for that distressed look.  Adhere the word to project base with strong wet adhesive.  I used Beacon 527.   Last thing I did was speckle the project with watered down white acrylic paint.

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My focal photo was a vintage photo from 1954.  Very special to me.  Tie seam binding on the clip for an added vintage look.  

Products used:
Clear Scraps: Large Regular Landscape Clipboard
Clear Scraps: XL Script Word "Family"
Beacon 527
Vintage trim
acrylic paint
pattern paper
small embellishments

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Happy Fall 6x6 Acrylic Regular Album

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer here to share a mini album I  created with the Acrylic 6x6 Regular Album!  Fall is one of my favorite times of year and I  love to scrapbook autumn-themed photos!  Our area has a local pumpkin farm that we go to every year for photos; I  usually have to bribe my kids now since they are older LOL  


I  covered my pages with patterned paper cut to 5.75 x 5.75 inches.  After adhering my photo, I layered different embellishments around the edges.


I  love adding little extras like this pocket created from the 3x4 journal cards. They are a nice way of adding additional journaling or photos. 


I  had previously used this collection for a layout where I  cut a background out with my Silhouette. Using the leftover paper, I  adhered it to an orange/white dot pattern to create a fun effect for my page.  


Along with layers, I  also like to create dimension with pop dots! Popping up a sticker in the corner of your page along with other little embellishments is a good way to add accent.  I  also tied bakers twine around my popped up sticker as an extra touch. 


I  first fell in love with Clear Scraps acrylic albums and love their clean look! So, I  prefer to leave them "bare" so that my embellishments and papers can show through.  However, you can color your acrylic with alcohol ink or stamp with a solvent based ink.  


Here I  added an extra page from the 4x4 cards that I  adhered back to back.  This way I  can add extra embellishments...because I  always run out of paper before embellishments! LOL




Another way to add to your albums is by adhering tags or tabs that overlap your pages. For the last page, I  utilized one of the tags from the collections and added bakers twine.  


Thank you for reading today! Check out the Clear Scraps shop to see the variety of albums! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard, washi tape, die cuts: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Tombow, 3M; stapler: Teresa Collins Designs, Ranger; corner rounder: Creative Memories;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, Cameo Silhouette, chrome book rings

Oh Happy Day Clipboard by Susan Frase

Some of you may remember this project I taught a few years back at convention.

This is a fun project created with one our Clear Scraps acrylic oval scallop clipboard. These makes the perfect home d├ęcor piece. This is a super easy and fun project to create with our acrylic clipboard, pattern paper, paint pen and stickers. I have also included a PDF so you can print and recreate this fun project as well.

Happy Day Clipboard

These Clear Scraps acrylic clipboard are so fun to create with...Click the Downloadable file Download Happy Day Clipboard Instructi. to download your step by step PDF so you can recreate one of these great projects.

Creative blessings,

Susan Frase

Clear Scraps


Autumn Layout by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with an Autumn layout.    



I've used the XL Scallop Square as the base of my layout choosing to paint the panel with fall colors.  Think red, orange, yellow, brown or other colors of your choice.


Once dry, I selected an assortment of pattern papers and stickers, adhering them with the panel, leaving room for the scallops to show.  


This created the perfect backdrop for Paulie, who absolutely loves this weather.  


I added additional clay accents in the corner and some word stickers to emphasize the day.

And if you want, turn it into a wall hanging simply by punching holes and adding ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by.