Saturday, June 11, 2011

Clear Scraps Finale!!

This is it!

The final day of our week long partnership with Clear Scraps!

We hope you've enjoyed the projects and now are thinking of new ways you too can use Clear Scraps Acrylic products and GlueArts adhesives in your crafting!

Today we have two final projects that we just know you'll love! Designer Patti Milazzo made a gorgeous home decor piece that just makes us smile! She stamped with paint on the acrylic for a unique background and softened the acrylic with heat to shape the flowers. Imagine that smile if you gave this as a gift!!! Designer Jan Hennings has a fairytale album that is perfect for gift giving to a special couple. Or consider making a Guest Register as well to match!  

Home Sweet Home- Tag Home Decor
Designed by: Patti Milazzo

Glue Arts Supply List: 
Glue Glider Pro with
1/4 High Tac Cartridge Refill - Pro
Mini Adhesive Squares
Adhesive Squares
Extreme Adhesive Squares
U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam
Vellum Instant Adhesive

Skirted Acrylic Tag
12” x 12” Acrylic Sheet

October Afternoon – Modern Homemaker & Early Bird pattern Papers and Stickers
Sizzix Dies – Original: Flowers Layers; Sizzlit – Flowers, Branches & Leaves
Fiskars – Squeeze Punches
Heidi Swapp – Foam Stamps
Acrylic paint; ribbon; small buttons; black hemp

1. First, remove the protective layers from the front and back of the scalloped acrylic tag. Then use foam stamps and acrylic paint to stamp a flourished design on the top and bottom of the tag.
2. Cut a 5” piece of word pattern paper to adhere to the back center of the tag. Use the Vellum Instant Adhesive to adhere the paper to the acrylic. You can use the Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive for parts that will be covered by over laying paper and embellishments.
3. Cut a 4” circle from red pattern paper, distress the edges, stitch and adhere to the left side.
4. Cut a ½” strip of stripe paper and a scalloped strip of yellow dot pattern paper. Trim them slightly wider than the tag. Adhere them across the bottom of the circle.
5. Layer stickers and a 2” scallop punch (yellow dot) with U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam for dimension. Then adhere this to the center of the red circle.
6. Punch leaves and die cut small flowers from pattern paper. Adhere both to the acrylic tag using Mini Adhesive Squares. Shape and layer the flowers for dimension
7. Die cut several flowers from the 12” ClearScraps Acrylic Sheet. Remove the protective layers on the front and back of each flower. With a long pair of craft tweezers or other tool to protect your fingers/hands, hold the acrylic flowers in front of a heat gun – keep the piece in motion a few inches from the nozzle to prevent it from overheating too quickly. When it starts to curl slightly, pull away and carefully shape the petals as desired. Watch your fingertips! 
8. Die cut several pattern paper flowers. Layer the paper flowers and the acrylic flowers using the U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam and the Mini Adhesive Squares. 
9. Tie hemp through red button and adhere to center of flower with an Extreme Adhesive Square.
10. Adhere additional buttons in small flowers with Mini Adhesive Squares.
11. Adhere a large button to the top of the tag with an Extreme Adhesive Square. Then tie a knot in a 6” piece of gingham ribbon and adhere that to the center of the button also with an Extreme Adhesive Square.

Fairy Tale Acrylic Album
Designed by: Jan Hennings

PermaTac (Glue Arts)
Bind-It All and Owires (Zutter)
Diecut castle (Accucut)
Diecuts, papers, stickers and brad (Crate Paper) 
Clear Acrylic Tag Album with Scallops and Acrylic sheet (Clear Scraps)
hand dyed seam binding


Step 1
Cut off the top portion of the scalloped acrylic tag (Just below the punched hole).

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Step 2
Place two of the scalloped tags with the scallops facing the bottom.
Step 3
Place three of the scalloped tags with the scallops facing the right side.
Step 4
Using Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet and Accucut Castle die, cut a castle.
Step 5
Position all scalloped tags so they align on the left side.
Step 6
Use Bind-It All to punch holes on the left side.
Step 7
Use 3/4" Antique Gold Owires to bind the left side.
Step 8
Position the castle on the right side and punch holes and bind.
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Decorate as desired using Crate Paper stickers, papers, diecuts and brads.user posted image

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Step 9
Step 10
Adhere Crate Paper Diecuts with Perma Tac Adhesive.
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Step 11
Make a shabby bow using hand dyed seam binding and add a fabric brad. Wire the bow to the left side of the album.

We have one final project from our special Guest Designer...Pinky Hobbs!

Happy Camping Mini Book
Guest Designer: Cristal "Pinky" Hobbs

GlueArts Glue Glider Pro with Extreme Tac
GlueArts Extreme Adhesive Squares (since I used wood and paper together)
Clear Scraps CUSTOM word album (mixed with acrylic and chipboard)  
Happy Camper line from Imaginisce
Dimensional Pearls from Ranger
Real Wood Paper from Creative Imaginations

So that's our week!

We hope you've found some inspiration and are excited to start crafting with Clear Scraps and GlueArts! A special shout out to our Guest Designer, Pinky Hobbs! We hope you'll visit Pinky's blog and leave her some praise! And don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps blog for more inspiring ideas!

Last...leave us a comment for your final chance to win!!

Clear Scraps has provided a fun item or two for us to include for this week's giveaway! We have a Scalloped Tab Album and the Deco XL Shapes to give away!

Simply leave us a comment and you're entered to win! We'll select one random winner on Monday to win!! Good luck!! 

We'll see you back here on Monday with a new week of beautiful projects!!!

Thanks for being a GlueArts fan!


  1. wow...I just love all this wonderful creativity. There are a lot of really talented crafters out there. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Awesome inspirations, love both projects and both Clear Scraps and Glue Arts!!

  3. I am totally in awe of not only the products, but the creations and the creators! Very talented, super projects!

  4. Amazing projects! I never knew the Clear Scraps acrylic was so versatile. The Glue Arts products are the perfect fit for them! Thanks for the inspiration both GA and CS!

  5. Great products and great inspiration! I'll definately give it a try at some point!

  6. I am in love with that home decor piece!! Beautiful!!!!

  7. Great projects! I would have never have thought to heat acrylic to curl it- wonderful effect for the flowers!

  8. Oooh, I really love the Happy Camping mini book. We have a summer trailer in a park and that is perfect to document our fun times. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. I love that summer tag she made. I am going to have to try to find the sheets of acrylic to try cutting shapes. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  10. I love these acrylic albums! What fun. Loved the fairytale album.

  11. This has been a great week of projects. Flowers are so big now and all the time for cards, scrapbooks and home decor. I never thought to try them with acrylic. Now, I do; and I am going to try them. Thanks for a great week!

  12. How can one miss such good stuff? This is awesome!

  13. Another day of great projects! Love the 3D flowers using the clear sheets and heating to 'mold'. Defintitely need to get my hands on some Clear Scraps and make a mini-album. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Such creative projects! Love the excellent instructions!

  15. Great projects, they are so inspiring!

  16. Wonderful ending to another great week. I NEVER thought of heating acrylic to shape it - thanks for telling or reminding me!

  17. totally amazing!!! Thanx for the chance

  18. I really adore the effects you can achieve with the Clear Scraps and Glue Arts products. There is so much dimension and texture to these projects.

  19. WOW those are all fabulous projects. I love the home decor project. All very creative. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies!!! :-)

  20. I've really enjoyed ALL of the projects, but I think that the ones you showed today are my favorites. I LOVE the tag, and I love the camping memory book! I love camping like crazy!

  21. WOW The wonderful thoughts that went into this amazing projects are awesome!!! Thank you for sharing with them!!

  22. OH that flower technique is soo neat. I never would have thought of that. TFS all the great projects.

  23. sorry to see the great marriage end!


  24. What a great week this was! Glue Arts & Clear Scraps make a great team!!!

  25. A fun combination to work with! Loved working with both :)

  26. Love the projects & all of the amazing inspiration!! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!!

  27. Those look like so much fun!!! I love how you "melted" the flowers!

  28. How cool are these projects. I really liek the flowers you heated up to make them 3d!! What an idea

  29. Amazing, beautiful projects! I have really enjoyed this week!

    Carol B

  30. Awesome projects and with directions! I'm in heaven.

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  31. Awesome projects!!! Am loving this week's fair! Everyone of them has really been great! Thanks Glue Arts for always inspiring me!

  32. I love the idea of heating it to get the shapes you want. I have to try this. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

  33. I like the Clear Scraps projects that you have shared. One of my favourites is the project designed by Patti Milazzo. Thanks to all of the designers who shared their artwork! Karen :)

  34. That is fabulous! I enjoyed all the projects this week. Thanks for sharing :)

  35. That was so cool!!!! LOVE IT!!!

  36. All of these projects are gorgeous - I especially love the 2nd project, the album! Great step-by-step photos, too!

  37. Fabulous inspiration! Love the diversity of the projects. TFS!

  38. This is such a great place to great place to get ideas! Love the colors & products

    Lynda in calif

  39. I love these ideas. I'm definitely going to make some of the flowers. How fun!! I'm glad I came here from my Facebook to check it out!

  40. Love the tags thanks for giving me the chance to win.

  41. Oh gosh, I love to see the heat sculpted flowers up close! They're amazing.

  42. awesome projects! Would love to win some Clear Scraps and Glue Arts products!

  43. I would really love 2 win these items! I have all these ideas & creativity about 2 burst outta me, but no moolah 2 do it w/~these would be so appreciated! thanx 4 the chance! u guys r wonderful!

  44. I just love Clear Scrap acrylics. In the instructions, it says to cut the acrylic tag, but what did you use to cut it? Great project. I love all things acrylic. Thanks for the opportunity to win, and it wouldn't be a great win unless Glue Art adhesives were included!

  45. great card thanks for the chance to win.