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.


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.


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


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


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.


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



Leah Crowe

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.


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.


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.

Screen Shot 2019-07-10 at 3.00.00 PMYou can also turn the design to accommodate portrait photos too.


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.


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 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.




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.

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.


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

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.