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.

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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.



Family Moments 12" Acrylic LO

Hi there everybody!

Laura here to share a little scrappy fun with you today,

and give you a little inspiration on trying something new

when preserving your memories with family, friends, and

like mine here.....grandparents!


I've always been intrigued by Clear Scraps cool 12" Acrylic Sheets.

they can make for a really interesting look for a scrapbook

layout that is different than the same old thing. 


This layout was created using paper and stickers in layers on the

12" Acrylic Sheet....that blank space in the upper right is actually clear...

you can see the slight outline in the picture on the right.


The picture is a typical 4"x6" (trimmed down about 1/4" on each side

matted on the same gray patterned paper

that is also under the word family.

The green patterned paper the matted picture is on

is 9" wide by 6" and I next layered on the 12" by 5&1/2"

piece of gray paper across the bottom that

perfectly fits the word Family from the Clear Scraps XL

Script Wood Words collection.   These pieces are another

versatile item from Clear Scraps that can be used for

any number of projects. 


This is such a fun addition to this page, really gives it a 3D look.

I just painted it with green paint, then using a paint dauber,

added splotches of white paint on top to add a little pattern

to it.  I used Beacon Adhesive to glue all the paper and pieces

down, including the wooden word.

I'm glad I chose to think outside the box and use the

Acrylic Sheet and Script Wood Word for this layout of this special memory,

since it's not often we get to spend time with all the

grandparents together since we all live so far apart!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration! 


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps-12" Acrylic Sheet, Family XL Script Wood Word

Other:  Beacon Adhesive, Photo Play-Memory Lane Collection,

Acrylic paint








Best Grandma Ever Layout

Hello Clear Scraps friends! It's Jennifer on the blog to share a layout I  created using one of the many Chipboard Word Titles!  I  love that Clear Scraps offers so many titles plus embellishment shapes to make your project just perfect!  This month we celebrate Grandparents Day here in the US, so I  wanted to use the Grandma Chipboard Word Title.  I  love this photo of my son and my mom from Noah's 2nd birthday.  


Knowing I  was going to use mainly bright colors in my layout, I  went with a contrasting color for my title.  I   painted my chipboard with Color Shift from Folk Art in Black Flash. If you have not tried this paint yet, I  highly recommend it!  The coverage is fantastic and I  love the end result! 


Paired with smaller black letter stickers, my title really pops agains the white cardstock and bright prints! I  also accented with smaller embellishments to aid in the contrast. 


Another way to show fluidity in your layout is to have a repeating shape. I  used a cut file on my Silhouette as well as adhered hand punched circles in various sizes. I'm also a big fan of pop dots and love to add dimension as well! 




Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see the many Chipboard Word Titles as well as What's New!  

Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, stickers, die cuts:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; cut file:  "Big Wheels" Just Nick Cut Files; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: Cameo Silhouette, electric typewriter, thread

Life Is Good~a scrapbook page with Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using stencils and the Life Is Good chipboard word title embellishment by Clear Scraps.  These are so fun to create with.  They can easily be painted, inked, embossed or just leave them bare, with no color.  They look great anyway you want to create with them.  Clear Scraps has a large selection of title words to choose from.  You can find them here.

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The chipboard word title was embossed using a powder that looks like sand.  Nice touch!!!  The nautical shapes at the bottom, of the scrapbook page, are created by stenciling the shapes on pattern paper (using ink) and then cutting them out.  Thought these sets (Ocean Friends and Beach Fun by Clear Scraps) were perfect for a cute border at the bottom of the page.  

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 When adding color, to the stencil, you can use more than one color.  I love doing this technique.  It gives the images shadows that add dimension to the image.

Products used:

Clear Scraps: Chipboard Title " Life is Good", 6" Beach Fun Mascil and 6" Ocean Friends Mascil.


Embossing Powder: Emerald Creek/Dirty Sand

Paper: Three Bugs in a Rug

Ink: Ranger

Scrapbook Adhesives / foam squares

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer

Hello Summer layout

Hello Clear Scraps family! Leah here today to share this cute Summer layout featuring Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet & 6" Raindrop Stencil.


I have a white piece of cardstock behind the layout above so you can reference what it looks like with how the layout looks with just the acrylic. Clear Scraps Acrylic is pure magic!!


Cool right?

To get started, I peeled the protective film from the front of the 12x12 acrylic sheet.  I then grabbed some Liquitex course texture gel and mixed it with Aqua colored alcohol ink. 


I then used a palette knife to scrape the texture gel across the stencil on the acrylic.


Here's a close-up.


While the texture gel is wet, grab a paper towel and clean the edges around the acrylic. The texture gel took about 30 minutes to dry.


I love how the raindrops mimic splashing from the pool.  This documents my 3-month-old grandaughters first time in the pool.


Have you tried Clear Scraps Mascil/Stencils? Which is your favorite?

Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps Designer

Product Supplies:

Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet
Clear Scraps 6" Raindrops Stencil
Pattern Paper: Pink Fresh Studio, Illustrated Faith, Hip Kit Exclusive, Pretty Little Studio
Simple Stories Chipboard stickers
Pretty Little Studio Die Cuts
Kim Watson Summer cut file
Silhouette Cameo, Foam Dots, Art Flitter Adhesive
Liquitex Course Texture Gel, Alcohol Ink

I Love Summer Layout

Hello! Jennifer back on the blog to share another project I  created using this month's Creating Made Easy Kit!  July's kit has lots of great Clear Scraps products perfect for your summer-themed projects! You receive two XL Acrylic Shapes including this large circle! I  made a fun summer layout using a favorite photo of my son! 


The easiest way to color your Clear Scraps acrylic is to use alcohol ink!  I applied a rich yellow to the outside edges of my XL Acrylic Circle. I  then added patterned papers from Echo Park's Good Day collection. You also receive a 12x12 coordinating sticker sheet that include many cute accent shapes! I  layered a few around my photo using pop dots on the title sign to add dimension. 


I  love banners and this "I  Love Summer" wood grain sticker was perfect to place across the top left corner of my photo! 


The pinwheel stickers are adorable and make cute accents! I  popped one up with foam tape and added some bakers twine from my stash.  


Thanks for stopping by!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to get details about this month's kit! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; alcohol ink: Ranger; journaling pen: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; misc: thread, sewing machine.