Layouts

"You had me at Hello" Acylic Layout

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a layout that I created using the 12x 12 Acrylic Sheets.

I created this in celebration of my upcoming anniversary with my husband.

This is celebrating our 32rd year together, we met in 1988!  Boy does that seem like a very long time!

Enough of that lets get to my project!

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The products I used in my project are the 12x12 Acrylice Sheet, Circledots Chipboard Embellishment, and

the 4x6 "You had me at Hello" stencil.

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I layered my pattern paper to the acrylic sheet.  My second layer I added some lace to one edge.

I layerd a heart paper doily to the top left corner, which I distress with ink.

I added another layer of pattern paper, and added more lace to the left hand side.

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I used the stencil on the photo mat, putting the hello at the bottom and

"you had me at" to the right hand side going down.

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I used the chipboard embellshment over my photo, which I used distress ink

to darken it up and used some glossy accents to all the dots.

I finished it off with some other embellishments form my stash.

I can put this in an album, since its fairly flat, or hang it on the wall.

Love how it has turned out!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)


Layout with Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishments

Hello and happy weekend! It's Jennifer here to share another wonderful Clear Scraps new release!  There are 16 new Chipboard Embellishment Shapes that were debuted at Creativation last week!  Today I'm showcasing the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishments that I  used on a layout. I  thought they were perfect to go with a photo I  took of my daughter while we were in LA this past summer!

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I  began by painting my chipboard with chalk paint in off white (Sheepskin is the exact color). I didn't worry about perfect coverage because my paint is the base color. 

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Next, I  used both glitter pink and blue embossing powders to add bling to my chipboard.  Again, I  allowed imperfections in my coverage to let the off white chalk paint show through.  

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I  cut a floral circle wreath with my Silhouette and white cardstock to place around my photo. Then using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  adhered my Fancy Chipboard Butterflies to my layout.  

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I  also used the die cut butterflies included in the collection I  used to accent around my photo along with enamel dots. 

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Here are a couple more photos of my page. You can see I  used pop dots on two of the butterflies to add dimension (I'm a big fan of pop dots!). 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all of the new Chipboard by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, chipboard, foam letters: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; cardstock:  Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollection; paint: FolkArt; sewing machine: Janome; die cut machine: Silhouette; misc: thread


2020 Mini Shaker Shape

Hello friends! Hope you are enjoying all of the new Clear Scraps products that are being debuted this week!  Today I'm sharing a layout I  created using the new 2020 Mini Shaker Shape!

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I  used the Shaker for my title of my page; what a great way to list goals for the coming year!  I  painted the top frame of the Shaker with black paint and adhered patterned paper to the chipboard base. I  then filled with  coordinating sequins from my stash. 

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I  typed out a list of items I'd like to achieve (or stop doing) this year with my electric typewriter and patterned paper from the collection I  used.

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Here, I  layered embellishments around my photo using pop dots to give dimension. 

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I  used a favorite hand punch to create pennants to layer at the top of my photo. To secure, I  added a small staple. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog!  Be sure to check out more inspiration from our design team these next few weeks!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, flair, chipboard: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; stapler: Tim Holtz; hand punch: Fiskars; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, typewriter. 


Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 -- Flashback Faves!

Hey there everyone and Happy New Year!  Laura here today!

Wow, a whole new decade!  A perfect time to reflect on

the past few years, and in the case of Clear Scraps, a

few of my very favorite Acrylic 12x12 LO's created!

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A perfect way to remember my son's graduation.

The word family is one of the XL Script Words from

Clear Scraps which are always fun to work with!

Want more details about this LO?  You can find the

original post HERE.

Next up, some beach and mixed media fun.  Who

doesn't want a little sunshine in January?!

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So fun to create this one!  Used alcohol inks, lots of

layers, and the perfect chipboard embellishments

and acrylic embellishments from Clear Scraps!

More details on the blog HERE if you missed it!

The next Acrylic LO is a fave from October

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Not only are there some super cute chipboard

embellishment bats from Clear Scraps on this LO,

and I created a custom overlay using one of the super

cute Halloween themed stencils from Clear Scraps!

Step out of your comfort zone and try something new

this year!  You can find all the stencils in the store HERE.

And if you'd like the info on how it was created, you

will find the blog post HERE.

Sharing one more with you today,

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This Acrylic LO showcases the fact you can also keep

it super clean and simple, just a few mats and layers,

creates a fun LO to showcase a special picture or memory.

This one has another example of stencils, and yes, you can

use the amazing Clear Scraps shakers too!  This one is the

cute Mini Shaker Shovel, and there are so many more!

Don't be afraid to use them on your scrapbook pages!

Want to see more?  You can find all the shakers HERE.

And you can find the info on this LO on THIS POST.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back tomorrow....going to share more faves!


Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 -- Hot Chocolate Weather

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a little

winter love created on a Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet.

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The clear acrylic sheets are fun to create with, you can change

the backgrounds, layer, do anything you want and one of my

favorite things is to create a sort of overlay out of it.

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I took this picture on a dark background so it was

easier to see how I brushed the edges of the acrylic

sheet with white acrylic paint to make the edges

look "frosted".  Perfect for a winter LO.  You could

do more, use a stencil, or even stamp if you'd like,

this is one of the reasons the acrylic sheets are so

versatile and fun to create with!  I've also created

LO's using alcohol inks.  It's really only limited

by your imagination.  And to create the base for

your photo, you just start layering up your pretty

patterned papers as you would on any LO you

normally create on paper or cardstock.  Just

use your favorite strong adhesive and layer away.

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Blank chipboard pieces are a great way to create your

own matching embellishments, and can add a lot to

your LO's.  Clear Scraps has so many to choose from

in their store!  Here I used the Coffee Mug Chipboard

Embellishment.  It looks oh so cute sitting next to that

journal box that was a part of the paper collection I

used, and by using a few scraps from that collection,

I was able to create a perfect match!  Simple to just

trace and cut out, then glue to the chipboard.  I like to

ink up the edges to give it a more finished look.  Want

to check out all the different options in the store?

You'll find them all right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  12x12 Acrylic Sheet,

Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Echo Park Celebrate Winter,

ribbon, twine, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink,

white acrylic paint, enamel dots, adhesive,

red cardstock.


Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 -- Spooky Halloween

Hi there everyone!  Laura is here with you today to share a little

spooktacular Halloween LO!  Clear Scraps Acrylic 12x12 sheets

and 4x6 stencils combine to create some spooky Halloween fun!

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One of the things I love about the Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets, is all of

the different ways you can use them!  This time, I created my own custom

overlay to match my pictures and papers!  You start by peeling off the

protective layers that keep the acrylic nice and clean, and then choose

a stencil that fits your particular project.  I chose the 4x6 Pumpkin Faces

which matched up with my pictures perfectly!

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Then I sponged the black acrylic paint around the stencil in the

bottom corners of the sheet (flipping the stencil over to give mirror

images, of course).  Using the same paint, and also some green

acrylic paint, I brushed that around the edges of the acrylic sheet too.

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So darn cute, right??!!  And that's how easy it is to create your own

custom overlay for your scrapbook pages!  There are a ton of 4x6 stencils

to chose from, you can find them in the Clear Scraps store HERE.

I used a few scraps of paper to decorate the front of the acrylic sheet, and

 then put a full sized sheet of paper behind it to make the pumpkins pop.

The adorable little Clear Scraps Bats Chipboard Embellishments

are a great addition to the sticker embellishments on the page,

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So easy, just black paint and a brush of gray paint around the edges.

I thought I'd show you the difference, if you wanted it plain you could

do that, but I think the gray around the edges make the bat stand out.

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Super spooky cuteness on the finished page!  Love the chipboard

and again, sooooooo many choices in the Clear Scraps store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic 12x12 Sheet, 4x6 Pumpkin Faces Stencil,

Bats Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Black, green and gray acrylic paint, adhesive,

Photo Play All Hallows Eve paper and stickers.


Grandkids Photo Frame

Hi Everyone!

Today I am bringing you a very special project.

I am proud to be a grandmother to 3 wonderful little grand daughters.

They are my whole world!

So I am super excited to show you today's project.

I have taken the Grandkids Birch Wood Frame and made it something special!

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Let me take you through my process on how I altered this frame.

I first started off by painting the frame with ivory paint.  I inked the edges with

distress inks.  I used 2 different colors.

Where the photos will go, I used some pattern paper from my stash.

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The heart and the rectangle photo slots are 2 pieces, so I took the top piece and adhered the pattern paper.

Once I cut out the insides, I used that as mats for my photos (which I am waiting for this years school photos).

Once they had time to dry, I added some ivory colored pearls to the insides of the frames.

The top part of each frame is open to slide my photos in.  This way I can change them out as the girls grow.

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I added some flowers and pearl sprays from my stash.  I also added some butterflies that I inked

and layered them together.  I added glossy accents to the top butterfly.

I love how this has turned out and can't wait to but their photos in it.

I will be hanging this in my craftroom.

Thanks for stopping and you can get yours at Clear Scraps online store!!

Thanks,

Kim :)

 

 


Beach Time vacation layout

Hello, friends! Leah here with you today sharing another layout this month. My daughter recently went to the beach so I have a lot of fun photos to play with! These two are my favorites from her trip, and I knew Clear Scraps products would be the perfect way to show them off.

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On this layout I have used:
Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet
Clear Scraps 6" Bubbles Stencil
Clear Scraps Coral Chipboard Embellishment
and I didn't have this stencil in my stash, but wish I had - Clear Scraps 4x6 Sunrise Stencil (I used my electronic cutter to create mine, it came out ok)

I started by using white cardstock, gesso, and spray inks to create my background. I adhered that to the 12x12 acrylic sheet, then masked the 6" Bubbles onto the background using course gel texture.

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The texture is divine! I covered it up a little more than I had planned, whoops.

I then used my makeshift sunray stencil and applied that to the layout.

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Once that dried I added my large title I cut using my Silhouette.

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I then added the Chipboard Coral and my photos.

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Here's a look at the layout just lying on my glass table.

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Have a great week!
Leah Crowe

Other Supplies Used:
Silhouette Came Files: #295413 - BeachTime; 47228 - Sunburst; 79245 - Sea Creatures
Pattern Paper: Echo Park; Basic Grey; Christy Tomlinson
Cardstock: Recollections
Gesso, Spray Ink, Paint
Simple stories and American Craft ephemera/alpha


Back to School layout

Hiya, Clear Scraps friends! Today I'm sharing this cute back to school layout featuring Clear Scraps 12x12 acrylic sheet, 6" Magical fairy Stencil, and the swirl acrylic border & acrylic letters and numbers.

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I edged the 12x12 acrylic layout using Alcohol inks in yellow. Their school colors are yellow and green, so I tried to incorporate those colors with the stenciling in the title, the swirl border at the bottom of the page, and along the acrylic edge of the layout.

I loved the small stars on the magical fairy stencil and used washi tape to block off parts of the stencil that I didn't want to be transferred to the acrylic letters.

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I used stazon ink and stenciled the stars on the front side of the acrylic numbers.

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I then turned the letters over and alcohol inked the backside of the letters.


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I wanted the letters to pop and was going to outline them in a sharpie marker, but the ink ran out in my marker. I decided to rub the tip of the marker on my black stazon ink and used that to transfer the ink to the edge of the acrylic letters.

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Here are a could of close-ups from the layout.

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Products Used:
Clear Scraps: 12x12 Acrylic Sheet; 6" Magical fairy Stencil; Swirl Acrylic Border; Acrylic letters & numbers
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants; October Afternoon; Vellum
Ephemera: Elles Studio; Fancy Pants Rub Ons
Alphabet: My Minds Eye; American Crafts; Clear Scraps
Ink: Distress Oxide; Alcohol Ink; Stazon


Clear Scraps XL Script Wood Quote--Our Happy Place LO

Hello everybody!  You've got Laura here with you today sharing a LO

using one of the awesome new Clear Scraps XL Script Wood Quotes!

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This one starts with a 12x12 acrylic sheet as the base of the LO.

I added a border strip and then a few journal cards around the outside

edges of the LO to make a fun border.  Then matted my picture and

added that to the top.  This made a great frame for the XL Wood Quote.

Our Happy Place fits so many great occasions!  For me, it always means

our yearly North Carolina beach vacation, so it was the perfect fit!

I painted it with blue acrylic paint, and then sponged on some gray for a

little bit of a distressed look.  Here is a close up pic of where I started to

sponge the gray onto the right side of the word quote:

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It gives it a little bit of a beachy feel don't you think?  It also

adds a little more texture to the word quote when you add

a second color to create a sort of highlight.

Same idea that I used for the Clear Scraps Helm and Anchor

chipboard embellishment.

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It's painted with red acrylic paint, and then I brushed the edges

of it with black distress ink using a sponge tool, to really make

the embellishment stand out on the page.  As always, Clear Scraps

gives you so many options when it comes to their embellishments!

You can find all the different chipboard choices HERE in the store,

and you can ink, spray, stamp, paint, and so on to your heart's content!

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It looks picture perfect when all the embellishments come together,

with a few stickers, and the family picture at the beach!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration using more of the amazing

goodies that Clear Scraps carries!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: 

Our Happy Place XL Wood Quote, 12x12 Acrylic Sheet,

Helm and Anchor Chipboard Embellishment.

Other: Carta Bella Deep Blue Sea collection, adhesive,

Black Soot and Walnut Stain distress ink,

red and blue and gray acrylic paint.


Mason Jar Hanging Mini Layout

Hi everyone and welcome to my project.

Today I have created this super cute and shabby chic Mason Jar Hanging Mini Layout.

I wanted something to hang in my room that I could change out photos if I wanted to.

I used the new Mason Jar Medium Pallet Shape.

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I cut and glued down some pattern paper to the individual slates of the pallet.

I then inked all the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink.

I punched 2 holes in the top to run some seam binding for my hanger.

I wrapped some natural colored twine at the top and tied a bow.

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I layered some craft and cream cardstock for my photo mat.

I added some scrap lace along one edge of the photo mat.

I then pulled some coordinating flowers from my stash and some white

flat back pearl embellishments.

To finish it off I added some Nuvo drops the the top left and bottom right corners.

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I hope you like what I have created and hope you hop over and get

a few of these Mason Jar Pallets and created your own

hanging mini layout!!

Thanks Kim :)

 


Acrylic Stars layout

Hi Clear Scraps family! This week I'm sharing the amazing Stars 12 x 12  Acrylic layout.
I love these acrylic layouts because you don't have to think too much about design, it's already there for you.

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Print some pictures, add some ink, paper or paint, and done.

I have a star obsession this month and have used the 12" Stars stencil on this layout. I stenciled the background using distress ink.
To really make this layout pop I also edged the acrylic with red pepper alcohol ink.

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I adhered pattern paper to the backside of the layout, as well as some photos inside the little stars.
There you have it. Hope your week is amazing!

Leah Crowe

Supplies Used:
Clear Scraps Stars 12x12 Acrylic Layout; 12" Stars Stencil
Pattern Paper: Echo Park, Photo Play
Ink: Distress Oxide; Ranger alcohol ink
Beacons 3-in-1 Glue
Tiny Attacher Stapler


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 acrylic....love 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 embellishment....it'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.

 

 

 


Chipboard embellishments by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the Geckos Chipboard embellishments by Clear Scraps!!!  They were so perfect for this page. Let me show you why I say that~

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This is my granddaughter with her Bearded Dragon she is raising.  So when I saw the Geckos chipboard, by Clear Scraps,  I thought close enough, right?  The chipboard piece looks super cute with these photos.  

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The chipboard Gecko was heat embossed using chunky embossing powder.  Love the texture the chunky embossing powder gives the chipboard image.  The thing with embossing powder is, you can add different colors to get a different look.  Fun to try on cute chipboard images!!  Clear Scraps has a large selection of super cute chipboard images, titles and words!!!  They look so amazing on all paper crafts! 

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The journal text was hidden under the large photo.  I even added an extra tag so my granddaughter can add her thoughts on raising a Bearded Dragon.

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The Geckos shape comes in a package of two.  That alone is pretty cool.  Use one and have one for another project.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


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.

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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.

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

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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