Other Crafts

Clear Scraps Slimline Tab Album--Dreamer Mixed Media

Hi there everyone!  Laura with you today to get those creative

juices flowing in the New Year with a little mixed media album!

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The perfect starting point for a great mixed media album is a

Slimline Album from Clear Scraps!  You can choose chipboard,

(this one is the Chip TAB Slimline), or acrylic or wood.

To create the distressed look on this project cover, I

 started with a wash of distress paint in a soft green color.

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Next step was to frame out the front cover a bit.

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Bronze distress stain was brushed directly onto the edges.

The back cover got the same treatment.  To add to the

distressed appearance, a layer of Walnut Stain ink was applied.

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I used a sponge applicator and brushed the entire surface and

heavily all around the edges.  Some black distress spray was

spattered on the surface, and blotted to keep the look soft.

The cover was embellished with some stamped gear images,

metal pieces, and the gorgeous clock face.  That one is the

Roman Clock Chipboard Embellishment from Clear Scraps.

It got the same treatment as the cover, just a little heavier

on the bronze color to give it that patina metal look.

Here is the peek at the inside pages...

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On the right side, it's a simple piece of cardstock cut to size, then

folded in half.  Love to add inserts to these albums!  And there's

a little something hiding behind that...

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This page is just something to look pretty in between.

Of course you could always add a pic or a journal card!

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I included some lined cards on this page to add thoughts or

prayer requests.  Can also add a page or two of lined paper

in here later as my lists for the year grow.

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A fun section to add ideas and thoughts for new projects!

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The final section is one to add thoughts on improvement,

health, volunteer opportunities, etc.

Hope you enjoyed hanging out today!

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Chip TAB Slimline Album,

Roman Clock Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint and Spray,

Black Soot Distress Spray, Walnut Stain Distress Ink,

Antique Bronze Distress Stain, Kraft cardstock, twine,

Stamperia Mechanical Fantasy paper collection,

 Asst'd metal embellishments, mini alpha,

Stampers Anonymous Observations,  ribbon,

enamel dots, foam tape, glue.

Turkey Magnet Place Setting

Hi Clear Scraps friends!  Do you set a formal table for your guests at Thanksgiving?  I really enjoy decorating my dining room for this festive dinner.  I thought it would be fun to create a project that I can put at each place setting that is both decorative and can be given as a gift.  I wanted this one to be a bit more casual and fun and I came up with a turkey face, made from the Mini Shaker Tall Bulb.  What makes it a gift is that it is also a magnet!


I started with a base coat of brown acrylic paint on the top layer of the shaker.  I like to give this a couple coats and I've painted the edges also.


Next, I took the bottom layer and traced it on to a piece of Thanksgiving patterned paper - it has the cutest sayings on it!  This is glued to the bottom layer.


For the inside shaker pieces, I've used the Fall Sequins which are a perfect combo color scheme!  From here, I glued on the other layers with a clear tacky glue and let dry.

It's time to make the face.  I love the wacky faces you can make from punches and die cuts!  This turkey comes together with 3 circles in varying sizes, and a die cut that is originally a candy corn.  For dimension, I usually like to dust the edges with some ink and a sponge.  Glue the die cuts to the front and add white detail to the eyes.  If you don't have a candy corn shape, a simple triangle will work also.


For the back, I've glued feathers in a circular pattern around the back.  Once dry, I've also added a thin strip of magnet tape - but I did use glue to make sure it stays in place!


To complete the look, I added a small piece of felt to his beak.  Is this called the "waddle?"  Hee hee! 


This project is finished and ready for the dining room place settings!  Or, you can hang it on the refrigerator for your own fun decor, or instead attach it to a gift if you prefer.  I hope you've enjoyed this idea - there are lots of shakers to choose from on the Clear Scraps site, so don't hesitate to check it out!

Thanks for visiting!


Additional supplies:  brown acrylic paint, assorted feathers, printed paper (Photo Play), magnet tape, tacky glue

Falloween Square Frame

Hello all!  Maureen here, and happy to report that I am decorated for Fall!  Sometimes I can't decide if I want to go overboard on Halloween decor or if I want to put out Harvest themed items.  I have a set of fabric pumpkins that I love in my stash of decorations - and they do both.  This project was inspired by that - because all I do when Halloween is over is turn them around.  I'm going to show you how to do that with the Clear Scraps Square Frame and Base.


I've picked colors and paper that will work for both themes, and have painted the first base of the frame with black acrylic paint.  The bottom base is covered with an orange polka dot paper, which I've attached with decoupage. Glue these together, and include a slit for the frame.  I'm setting aside some paper to cover the frame next.


To do this, I trace the frame with pencil on the paper, then cut out the shape and the middle.  This is again attached with decoupage and allowed to dry thoroughly.


Now, for this project, I've also chosen the Word and Shape Fall set to add to my frame.  I've started with painting the pumpkin in the following stages.  First, base coat the pumpkin on both sides in an orange acrylic paint. Next, mix a bit of the orange paint with one drop of white paint, and sponge a circle in the middle on one side of the pumpkin. 


After that dries, do it again but do a 3 to 1 mix of white to orange.  This will give your pumpkin face a "glow."


Okay - I hear it all the time...I don't know how to paint!  I can't do faces, shading, round circles, etc.!  Well, yes you can - by using a few tools to "cheat."  Ha! First, the Jack O' Lantern face:  take a black permanent marker and draw the outline of the pumpkin face, and some dimension lines, then color it in (or paint if you prefer). 


When that's finished, find a good white gel marker and draw a small line and a dot on one edge of your details.  Try to stick to one edge so it's uniform.  If you mess up?  Paint over it and try again!


Here's a close up of our glowing face!


For the other side of the pumpkin, take a dowel or pencil head and dip it in white acrylic paint.  Make dots in a pattern across your pumpkin and let dry.


Then, take a Q-Tip and dry brush just a tiny bit of white paint (make sure it's almost dry!) or white chalk ink on one edge of each polka dot.  Next, take some dark green paint, paint the stems...and for dimension you can do the white brush trick again with white or orange, or speckle the white paint on top with a toothbrush.


To get the ombre look on the word "Fall" I've decided to use Distress Oxide inks, because they blend so well.  You may want to consider spraying these with an acrylic coat to avoid smearing.  I've done a white painted base coat first, then sponged yellow in the middle, orange at the top, and finally red on the top edge.


Here's the fun part - I've cut 2 different sayings on my electronic die cut machine, and used the 'offset' feature so they have a shadow.  One is in black and white for Halloween, and one is in a Fall plaid scheme.  These are both about 5" in length. 


Adhere the top letters on with glue (or pop dots) and then attach velcro pieces to the back.  Line them up with the coordinating dots on the right side of the frame.  This will allow you to switch the titles out with the seasons!


My pictures are simply set inside the square of the frame.  It won't be in an area where they fall out, so I just put one in front of another when I'm ready to change them.  But, if you'd want them more stable, you could use double sided removable tape or more velcro dots too. 


I've also added a small wooden leaf to the Fall polka dotted pumpkin also.  Here's the Halloween side - my cuties are grown now, but this was one of my favorite pictures and I'm glad I have the Square Frame to put it in!


Here's the Fall side, close up...this is a great way to secure great memories of the kids when they are little. 


I really enjoyed this little project!  Clear Scraps Square Frame and Base  will last me all through Fall, and I can change it up by flipping the pieces around and reattaching them when I feel inspired.  Below are other supplies I've used.  I hope you give the frames a try by switching them up like this - check them out on the Clear Scraps site.  Until next time!


Additional supplies used:

White, orange and black acrylic paint, patterned paper, decoupage, Distress Oxide Inks (various colors), Fall leaf wooden embellishment, black marker, white gel pen



Featured Designer Sandy Diller: Steampunk Wood Phone Stand

Hello Friends,

 It's Sandy Diller here with you today and I have a fun and easy project.  We all know how hard it is to make or buy gifts for the guys in our life so this project is perfect for gift giving or stocking stuffers with it's masculine elements.  Any guy would love having this Phone Stand on their desk for easy viewing and charging.


3D Frameables Class at CKC San Marcos

Howdy! Tami here!

For those of you in the South Texas Area the CKC Convention at San Marcos September 9-11 may be of interest to you.

After a few years absence the convention is BACK! I will be teaching a class using Clear Scraps' 3D Frameables.

We will be making the Deco Frame and Base as well as 2 themes - Fall and Welcome - to use with the frame. The class is being offered both Friday 9/10 and Saturday 9/11...

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If you would like to just pick up a class kit; please feel free to do that. Other than your basic supplies, everything that is needed is included in the kit. The class kit also includes directions with full color photos.

You will also get a bonus project sheet. You can purchase the Home theme at the Just Crop Booth at the convention and use the printables to embellish a 3rd theme to use with your frame.

Online registration for CKC San Marcos ends on 9/6, so if you plan to attend and want the discounted price on classes and crops, plan to sign up soon.

I've also been working on the door prize bags. I used 2 of Clear Scraps' 6" stencils - Doily Mat and Zinnia - along with pigment ink to embellish plain kraft bags...

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I sometimes loosely outline stenciled designs as I like the hand drawn-look it gives a project. 

I felt like the designs needed the definition to add some PoP and stand out against the kraft background.

I'll be filling the bags with door prizes from Clear Scraps, Just Crop and Beacon Adhesives.

I hope to see you there! 

Sunflower Circle Printer Tray Frame

Sunny greetings to you, Clear Scraps friends!  Maureen (Mo) here with a cheery craft today.  I am such a big fan of sunflowers - besides being my favorite color, they have such a big, bright blossom and bloom any time of year.  I've planted them for several summers now, and love that they bloom right as Summer turns into Fall.  I thought I'd share a project to celebrate this time of year with all of you!


I've started with the Circle Printer Tray Frame because the round face reminds me of a big sunflower.  I thought it would be a great idea to get the pictures of last year's crop off my phone and preserve them in a frame.  Last year was certainly a year to create our own sunshine, that's for sure - and these were spectacular! 


I took the top layer of the frame and traced a black card stock circle, then painted the trim black.  I decided to remove a layer in the final assembly because my ending version was going to hang on a wall, and I didn't need the extra weight. 


Next, I cut several petals on my electronic cutting machine in a gold card stock - about 40 in all.  Any die cut in a similar oval shape would work well.  I dusted the edges of these petals with a black ink and sponge.  Then, I took the 6" Plaid Masking Stencil and sponged more ink in the middle of each petal.  I only sponged a section in the middle - no need to fill the whole space.


Time for assembly - I glued a layer of petals on the base of the Circle Printer Tray chipboard base, leaving space in between each petal.



The next layer overlapped the first, but with these petals, I pinched the middles first to make the flower more 3D.  Once these are dry, take the black card stock circle, and glue it to the middle of the flower.  If you want, this is also a good time to glue in your ribbon hanger as a sandwich in between the chipboard and the card stock.


It was time to add the pictures - after laying them out in the spots I liked, I drew a faint line on the photos using the trim of the tray as a guide.  Then I cut the excess pieces off.  I adhered these using an adhesive tape to the back of the trim, getting it ready to place down on the black card stock base of the flower.


This next chipboard layer of the frame set the pictures over the black circle.  With the remaining open areas, I started to lay out the sayings that I cut from my electronic cutting machine.  A clear glue adhesive worked well to stick them to the black card stock.  Then I prepped the frame for the next layer.


Here's another close up of the die cut phrase - it reminds me of chalkboard handwriting!


The final steps in layering the tray were to adhere the clear acrylic cover with a clear glue, then slip a wired checkered ribbon in between the acrylic and the top black chipboard frame piece.  Once dry, I formed a bow with the loops of the ribbon.


I decided to hang this frame in my front foyer, along with all of my other "budding" collections of sunflowers.  I'm really excited about how easily this came together.  A great weekend project to instantly add color to your home! 


Would you try something like this in your home?  I hope you enjoyed this project - make sure you check out the other Printer Tray Frames available on the Clear Scraps site too!  Thanks for stopping by!

Other supplies:  black paint, clear Tombow glue, black and white checkered ribbon, black ink, gold/black/white cardstock, cutting machine or oval die cuts, photos, twine (for hanging).


Surfs Up Acrylic Phone Stand

Hi there, Clear Scraps friends - my name is Maureen (Mo)!  I'm so excited to be crafting with you on the Clear Scraps blog this season!  For my very first project, I thought I'd "dive" right in with a phone stand that's perfect by the poolside on summer days.


I saw the Vintage Acrylic Phone Stand and thought it looked like a surfboard shape - and decided to go with the "flow".  After removing the protective plastic film from both sides, I began to paint an ocean wave on the bottom of the stand.  I've used 2 different colors of water-based blue acrylic paint, as well as a blue sparkle and a white.


The wave is easy to paint - starting with the lighter blue, I formed the letter "C" then arched it around to the edge.  I came across the base, making squiggly lines underneath.  Then, I came back over it a couple times with the brush to give it different shades.


Next comes the darker blue - I just made the same arching motion in certain spots over the lighter blue.  This gives the wave dimension.  The cool part of this project is if you don't love what you've painted, the acrylic just wipes off with a baby wipe or soap and water so you can start again!


I came back over the wave and dropped white dots in certain areas with the end of my paintbrush.  This is made to look like foam from the surf.  Once this was set, my final touch is to add squiggles of blue glitter in select spots on the wave.  Repeat the process for the base of the stand, and let dry.


Using a sparkly turquoise vinyl, I cut the letters "surfs up" on my electronic cutting machine.  Laying it down on the acrylic is easiest with transfer tape - rub the letters on that first, then the surface of the stand.


My goal was to take this phone stand out to the pool with me, so I wanted it to be a bit water-resistant.  And, a surf theme isn't complete without hibiscus!  Oh my stars...I am in LOVE with the Hibiscus Border Stencil!  It makes a beautiful image when sponging with distress inks.


Sticker paper was a good choice for the pool area.  Sponge the flowers through the stencil on to the sticker paper, let the ink dry on the paper thoroughly, then fussy-cut the flowers out.  These are then applied to the top of the phone stand!


Now, if you want to make sure the designs last, you can spray the phone stand down with a finishing sealer.  If you do, tape off the slit at the bottom of the stand so it's not sticky each time you insert the base piece.


I think this project came together "swimmingly!"  Perhaps I'll take it out to the pool for a test run now.  I highly recommend you "surf" the Clear Scraps website to see all the phone and tablet stands available to decorate.  Thanks for getting Mo' crafty with me, friends!

Mo (Maureen)

Other supplies used:  light blue, white, blue sparkle and dark blue acrylic water-based paint, Cricut Joy shimmer teal vinyl, adhesive sticker paper, Ranger Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Squeezed Lemonade).

Teacher Quote Apple Shaker


Tami here with you on the blog today.

It's hard to believe but Summer is almost over! And that means it almost time for the kiddos to head back to school!

Whether it's in person or remote, teacher's all over are gearing up and getting ready to for their new classes.

Teacher's have a very important job and Covid is making their already challenging occupation even more so.

How about crafting a little something to send to your child's new teacher to let them know you appreciate them.

This project is very easy and your kids can even help with it. In fact, it will be much better if they DO help!

I used Clear Scrap's Mini Apple Shaker to hold a simple quote: "Teaching is (heart) work...


I used a piece of writing paper to pencil the quote on. It would be an even more special gift if your child wrote the quote in their handwriting.

I colored the heart in with a red colored pencil; also something your child could do.

I colored the apple with red ink, and the stem and leaf with 2 colors of green ink. 

You could glue a magnet on the back. Or make this a tag on a gift bag if you had an additional gift, by adhering a ribbon to the back.

You could also adhere this shaker to a card and add a note or have your child write the teacher a note inside.

Let's remember to give our teacher's an extra pat on the back for all the terrific work they do on behalf of our children!

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps' Blog today! Please drop back by soon to see what other projects the other awesome design team members have to share with you.


Clear Scraps:

Mini Apple Shaker


Ranger: Oxide Inks, Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Writing Tablet Page and Pencil

Clear Scraps Wood Phone Stand--Laugh Often

Hello everyone!  Laura is here with you today to share a fun project you can use everyday!

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This bright cheerful project was created using the Clear Scraps Wood Phone Stand!

These are so fun to create with, and they are not only a useful way to hold your phone

right on your desktop, counter, or wherever, but you can decorate them up and give

them as a gift too!  They come in a lot of options, including acrylic, and there is a

larger size for tablets as well!  The design is perfect too, that little notch in the base

allows room for the charger on your phone/tablet so it's practical as well!

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So easy to make, on this one I painted the wooden base, and then traced it

onto pretty paper and cut it out a bit inside the line to leave a little frame of

the painted area showing.  I inked around the edges with distress ink, then

glued it down.  Next, I layered on a 3x4" journal card with a nice sentiment

then added a couple of flower stickers and enamel dots to dress it up just a bit. 

Keep the embellishments to a minimum because you don't want too much bulk

when you'll be putting your device on there.  These are limited only by your

own creativity!  Find the other options in the Clear Scraps store right HERE.

One final tip about this particular project:

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Yes the stand detaches if you want!  I love this feature.  You CAN glue it

permanently, but I love this option if I take my phone on vacation or to a

crop!  The stand can detach so you can have it flat so it's easy to carry!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Vintage Wood Phone Stand

Other:  Simple Stories--Summer Farmhouse paper, stickers, enamel dots,

red acrylic paint, black soot distress ink.

My Happy Place Home Decor

Hi there Crafters!

I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog today sharing a home decor project! I love to create pretty home decor pieces that I can display year after year. Clear Scraps has so many great products to use to create that one of a kind project.

For today's project I'm using Clear Scraps new mini shaker Butterfly Click Here and Wood Deco base Click Here


To begin this project, I took out one of the Wood Deco pieces to use for our main base. You can save the other pieces for future projects. I chose a paper to cover my wood base. I'm using papers from Mintay "Happy Place" collection. Trace around your wood piece with a pencil and cut it out. Add some Beacon 3 in 1 glue and adhere your paper onto your wood base. Then trim any excess paper using your exacto knife. Take your distress tool to smooth out around the edges. Then I took some blue tassel trim from my stash, and adhered my trim along the edge of my wood shape. Set aside to dry.


Next we will work on our butterfly shaker. Remove your pieces from package. Take the bottom piece, trace onto coordinating paper and cut out. Adhere your paper onto your butterfly shaker piece with glue.  Trim away any excess paper and use your distress tool to smooth out around the edges. Take your top shaker piece add glue around the butterfly shaker piece and decorate with paint, glitter or confetti as I did. 


While drying, take the next two shaker pieces and glue onto the bottom base piece. You may fill your shaker with sequins, or any shaker filler you desire. Clear Scraps has a wide variety of shaker fillers to chose from. I am using Clear Scraps Heart Love Click Here.

Next glue your acrylic piece on top, making sure you peel off the protective film on both sides before gluing. Then finish by gluing your top shaker piece in place. Set your shaker aside to dry. Do not shake until it's throughly dried. 


Now we can decorate our base. I chose a variety of ephermera,  sentiment pieces, along with some fussy cut pieces from my leftover papers. Ink all edges. Then play with the placement before adhering. I used some foam dots on several pieces to add more dimension to my project. I glued my butterfly shaker in the upper right corner  I then added some crystal gems and glitter to my butterfly wings! To finish my project I took a piece of light blue tulle and attached to the back of my piece with hot glue!


Here are some close ups!




I hope you've enjoyed this project today! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here for all your crafty needs. 

Till next time, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies used: Prima Crytals, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, foam dots, Mintay Happy Place papers, ephermera and chipboard stickers.



Summer 3D Frameables


Tami here on the blog with you today to share a project using one of Clear Scraps' new 3D Frameables.

Have you seen them? It's a unique frame concept that lets you change out themes to match whatever photo you want to use.

You pick out a base and a frame design - there are 3 to choose from. Then pick out a theme from 9 different ones to compliment your photo.

Now you can have a year round frame that you can change with the seasons or holidays!

I love the Summer theme with it's Flip Flops wood shape. It was perfect to use with the pic I had of my son playing in the sprinkler...


I used printed paper to cover the base and the flip flops. I used a contrasting paper on the back of the flip flops to make the straps stand out. Clear Scraps' Sanding Stick makes the process easier. The tip gets between the dips in the scallop frame. The Sanding Stick comes in 2 sizes and has replaceable belts which you can move on the stick so that you always have a nice fresh sanding area.

I inked the frame and the Summer word using Oxide inks in an ombre pattern.

I wanted a little more color around the frame, so I added dots that I punched from printed paper.

My photo was also a little slim for the square opening. So I matted it on cardstock and added a coordinating sticker to fill the space.

If you'd like to use your frame year round and change out the themes, you could paint or cover the base and frame with neutral colors.

Or maybe do a different base and frame combo for each season.

I think these would also make great gifts! If you are looking for a unique wedding gift, consider making a set for the new couple. And father's day is coming up soon!

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps' blog; please come back soon to see what projects the other talented designers have to share with you!


Clear Scraps: 3D Frameables Base and Scallop Frame and Summer theme and Large Sanding Stick

Other: Bo Bunny Printed Papers, Ranger Distress Oxide Inks, Clear Snap: Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and 3/4" circle punch

Bouquet of Daisies Stenciled Canvas Gift Bag


Tami here with you on the blog today with another project to share with you.

Clear Scraps has some wonderful stencil designs, and several of them are florals that are perfect for summer!

I needed a gift bag for a thank you gift - school is out soon, you might need one for a gift for that special teacher.

The Bouquet of Daisies is one of the fabulous flower stencil designs...

The 6 X 6 size was a perfect fit for the canvas bag I wanted to use. 

I was very happy with how this project turned out; bright and cheery and perfect for spring!


Making the bag was easy. I had a canvas bag I wanted to use, so I used some fabric ink, but you could also stencil on a paper gift bag.

I put a piece of cardboard in the bag - so the ink wouldn't go through to the other side. then I arranged the stencil on the bag and taped it down using blue painters tape. I also taped off the areas beside the stencil where the design was close to the edge. This prevents accidental inking off the edges...


I started filling in the flowers using orange at the center and yellow for the petals - I let the orange go into the inside edges of the petals...


I filled in the leaves and stems with 2 shades of green...


Here's a closeup of the stenciled design...


I also stenciled a flower on a hand cut tag for the gift. I made sure I taped off the portions of the flower designs that were close to the flower I was using...


Thank you for stopping by today. Please come back soon and see what awesome projects the other Clear Scraps Designers have to show you!


Clear Scraps: Bouquet of Daisies 6 X 6 Stencil

Other: Clear Snap: Crafter's Ink: Sunshine, Tangelo, Limelight and Limon and ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Canvas Bag, Cardstock Scrap, Fine Tip Black Pen and Hole Punch

Tools: Blue Painters Tape

Elegant Vintage Acrylic Box and Tags

Hello Crafty Friends and family! 

Im Dana and I'm back to share a Vintage box idea using Clear Scraps small Acrylic Box Click Here

This box measures: 3.5 x 5.0.


If you haven't worked with acrylic before and have felt afraid to try, I can assure you will find it so easy.  I'll walk you through every step. And Clear Scraps acrylic is very sturdy and the possibilities are endless what you can create!

Open your package and remove the protective film off both sides of each piece of acrylic. Lay them out as shown on the diagram. I placed the labeled letters behind each piece just to keep them in order. 


Assemble your box and glue all pieces together and apply the round clear stickers, (included) to each corner of your box.  This help hold your box together. I recommend using a strong solvent based adhesive such as Beacon 3 in 1 glue. It's my favorite go to glue for all my projects! 


After throughly dried, remove all clear round stickers from the corners. To decorate my box I chose to use Graphic45 Elegance collection. I used a variety of papers, chipboard, diecuts and ephermera pack. 

First I chose one of the border papers and cut them down to fit 5 inches on long sides and 3 & 1/2 inches on short sides.  I inked the edges eith Distress ink before gluing. Adhere your border strips along the bottom edges of your box. 


Next I chose one of the journaling cards and adhered it to the inside bottom of my box. 


For the top cover I cut another border strip and adhered to the bottom of my cover, took a chipboard sentiment and adhered in the center of my top cover. I fussy cut out a butterfly and dress form from the coordinating papers. Inked the edges of my pieces. Added some foam dots to the back of the dress form before gluing. Took a diecut leaf, some flowers and glued them in the right corner of my chipboard piece. Then added the butterfly and some glitter accents to the butterfly wings and dress form.


I decided to make 3 matching tags with leftover papers and items in my stash. For the tags I used Clear Scraps 12 x12 acrylic sheet. Click Here

My tags measure 2 & 1/2 x 3 & 3/4 inches. Remember to peel off the protective film before decorating. I punch holes at the top of each tag. Then I decorated each tag. I used a variety of papers, diecuts, small ephermera cards, flowers and gems! And of course some glitter accents. Lastly I tied some pink and white tulle through the top hole on each tag. These tags will  fit nicely inside your box.





I hope you enjoyed my project idea today. I think this box would be a great gift idea for Mother's day! You can visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here and find these products and more to spark your creativity! Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today. Have a great day and Happy Crafting! See you soon.


Other Supplies used: Graphic 45 Elegance paper collection, Stickles glitter Star Dust, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Tim Holtz Distress ink - Victorian Velvet, Spectrum Noir Midas Metallic Ink-Blush, Prima flowers, gems.

Mother's Day Cards with Clear Scraps

Happy Friday! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share acrylic cards I created using Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  And I'm going to show you the easy techniques I  used! 


For my first card, I cut a 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece from the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet. I  removed the protective covering from only one side of the acrylic while I  worked.


Using Staz On Ink in Opaque, I  stamped the front of my acrylic (re-inking the stamp each time).


I set aside the acrylic to dry so I could paint the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes I planned to use.  For the Clothes Hangers Chipboard Embellishment Shapes and Mother Chipboard Script Word Title, I painted each with chalk paint in light blue.  I ensured that I applied multiple coats for good coverage.  Once dry, I applied embossing ink followed by glitter blue embossing powder. 


I adhered my chipboard using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive as it dries quickly and will not warp or yellow the acrylic. 


For my second card, I used the Mother Chipboard Script Word Title and followed the same techniques as my first card.


I  again used Staz On Opaque to stamp the front of my acrylic but this time, I  did not re ink my stamp each time. This gave a muted effect to a few of the images. 


The chipboard is again adhered with my Beacon adhesive as you know you will get a good seal between your pieces! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see the variety of Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE.  Have a great day!

Additonal products used:  patterned paper, die cuts: Echo Park; cardstock: American Crafts; ink: Tsuineko, Ranger; stamps: Tim Holtz, Joy Clair Stamps; embossing powder: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread. 

Garden Floral Journal

Hi there Crafty Friends!

I'm so looking forward to Spring aren't you? I love the beauty of blooming flowers and gardens. For today's project, I'm creating a garden journal using Clear Scraps Wood blank album Click Here and 6x6 Doily stencil Click Here


These Clear Scraps 6x8 albums are so versatile and can be decorated in a variety of ways. For my project I chose 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Blush collection. 

To begin this project, I took my Clear Scraps Doily stencil and using masking tape secured it in place on the top of my album. I chose only to use only a part of this stencil design. Then taking a palette knife and some 3D gloss gel I spread over top of my stencil. Scrape off any excess gel and carefully lift off your stencil. Let dry throughly. To speed up the drying process, you may use your heat tool. Repeat this same process with the stencil, on the bottom and left side of your album cover.



Next we can decorate the cover of the album. I arranged my pieces making sure of the placement, before adhering with glue. I used some ephermera pieces along with some punch out floral pieces. For my flower piece and butterfly,  I added some foam dots to the back, before gluing to my album cover. I glued a few pink sequins to finish off my cover. I like to add glitter to my flowers and butterfly wings. 


For the inside cover, I cut a 6x4 inch piece of coordinating paper, punched my holes on the right side and adhered as a pocket.  Added a piece of trim to the top edge of my pocket. I took one of the ephermera cards and added a floral rub-on to the envelope. Then tucked inside my pocket. For the adjoining page on the right, I cut this paper to measure 6x8, punched holes on the left side, added a rub-on sentiment and some epoxy dots. I left this blank for a photo or some journaling.



Next page I decorated with rub-ons, and photo frame. I added foam dots to the back of my sentiment and photo mat, leaving side open to slip in a photo. For the page on the right, I added a small photo frame, 3D leaves, and pop dots to the flower and sentiment. I like to add some glitter to my butterfly wings.



For my last page, I made another 6x8 pocket, added a punch out butterfly on the ride side of my pocket. Added glitter to the butterfly wings. Took a empherma card added a paper clip and rub on sentiment. I made a tag from some leftover paper, punch a hole at the top. Added a rub on sentiment and some tied some seam binding through the hole if my tag. Then adhered another punch out sentiment to the upper left hand corner of my page.


For the back cover, I took some leftover paper and cut at 3 & 1/4 x 8 inches and adhered as a side pocket to the right side back cover. Took one of the empherma cards, added another rub-on sentiment and tucked inside the pocket. Added some glitter to the floral images. 


To finish my album, I added a few metal rings and tied some pink and green ribbons into a bow and added some bumble bee/flower charms. 




I hope you enjoyed my project today and it will inspire you to create your very own journal. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here

For all your crafting needs. Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy crafting! 


Other Supplies used: 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Blush collection, Finnibair 3D Gloss gel, ribbons, metal charms, Stickles glitter Diamond. 


Stenciled Feathers Altered Tag


Tami here with you today on the Clear Scraps Blog.

My projects this month feature different techniques you can use with some of your Clear Scraps products. 

Most of the basic supplies are the same, so gather them up and have a play day to try them out.

Some ideas may be new to you, and some not so new, but the idea is to experiment with the techniques and maybe find a fresh way to use your supplies and Clear Scrap products.

The first project is an altered tag using one of the tags from Clear Scraps' Chipboard Tag Album and the 5 X 9 Feathers Layering Stencil...



Have you ever used modeling paste with your stencils? It is a great way to easily add dimension and texture to your project. 

The center feather in the tag was stenciled using modeling paste, then inked.

I used a page from a vintage dictionary as a background for my tag to add another layer to the project.

The layering stencils from Clear Scraps have a base image, then detail to add on top. You can also use each portion separately.

I put together a short video to show how to make this tag step-by-step...


You can use modeling paste to add stenciled designs to Clear Scraps' Wood and Acrylic products too.

You can paint or ink the paste after it dries, or try mixing in a paint or ink before applying the paste.

This altered tag would make a nice gift; slip it in a mailing envelope and send it via old fashioned snail mail.


Clear Scraps: 

5 X 9 Feathers Layering Stencil

Chipboard Tag Album


Ranger: Oxide Inks

The Crafter’s Workshop: White Pearl Modeling Paste

Ken Oliver: Trigger Spray Bottle and Best Ever Craft Mat

Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Graphite Dyestress Ink and Bible Clear Stamps

Vintage Dictionary Page

Vintage Black Twine