Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Welcome to Clear Scraps Week with GlueArts!

Welcome to Day Two of our Clear Scraps week!

Many of you posted you've hesitated about working with acrylic because truthfully you felt out of your element. And needed ideas for how to work with it.

Well once again the Glue Girls are thinking outside the box!

Designer Linda Albrecht has a beautiful door hanger! Love that she diecut a shape out of the acrylic to fit over a door nob. And note...she made this out of an album!

Designer Lesley Landgon has an equally beautiful layout that uses the Deco XL Clear Shapes for the background of her stunning layout.
Door Nob Hanger
Designed by: Linda Albrecht

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun
Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
Clear Scraps Acrylic Shapes, Skirted Tag
BasicGrey "Hello Luscious" patterned papers
Maya Road Pin, Brown Leaf
Lace trims & flower by Prima
Miscellaneous Buttons, brads and artificial greenery and leaves
Silver Pipe Cleaner

1. Use a die cutting machine to cut a shape or circle big enough to fit over a door handle.

2. Lay patterned paper behind the clear tag to trace a pattern for cutting.
3. Apply High tac Adhesive to the front side of the paper then apply it to the backside of the clear tag.
4. Cut strips of patterned papers. One for the paper ruffle and 2 for the pinwheel shape that you will layer behind the premade flower the accordion fold at 1/3" intervals. You will need to glue the ends of the 2 cut for the pinwheel together.
5. Use hot glue to adhere the paper pinwheel to the left side of the clear tag, holding it flat and in place until the hot glue starts to cool.
6. Use Ribbon Adhesive to adhere the lace trims to the tag as shown.
7. Use hot glue to apply the paper ruffle then roughen up the edges with sand paper and your finger. Roughen up the edges of the paper pinwheel under the flower also. Apply artificial greens and leaves with the hot glue gun.

8. Use a punch to add holes to the scalloped edge of the clear tag.
8. Use a punch to add holes to the scalloped edge of the clear tag.

LOVE Photos of You
Designed by: Lesley Langdon

Designer Intro: When using clear acrylic products, Glue Arts Vellum Adhesive is the glue for you! Trust me, you can hardly see it once it's on there! It is SO easy to apply and perfect for the job. I was thinking that I might have to cover up the glue with embellishments, but there was no issue.

Glue Arts Vellum Instant Adhesive
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Glue Glider MAX (Perma Tac Adhesive)
Glue Arts U-Cut-It Foam
Clear Scraps XL Deco Square
My Mind's Eye Patterned Papers and Brads
Prima Flourish (Pearls)
Want2Scrap Pearls
Tsukineko Staz-on Ink (Timber Brown)
Unity Stamp Co. Stamp
Little Yellow Bicycle Alpha Stickers
Bella Blvd. Red Alpha Stickers
Spellbinders Labels Four Dies and Carnation Creations
Tsukineko Chalk Ink
Clearsnap Ink
Shimmerz Shimmeringz (Heavy Metal)
Craft Knife and Cutting Mat


1. Apply Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape to patterned paper using Glue Arts Vellum Instant Adhesive. Trim with a craft knife.
2. Ink around the edges of the Clear Scraps deco square using Staz-on Ink.

3. Adhere the Deco Shape to a 12x12 piece of patterned paper with the Glue Glider MAX.
4. Mat photo and adhere to layout.
5. Die cut flowers out of patterned papers, spray with Heavy Metal Shimmeringz, adhere to layout with Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.

6. Adhere alpha stickers, flourish and the die cut stamped image with Glue Arts U-Cut-It Foam.

And we're back today with another beautiful project from Guest Designer Pinky Hobbs!

Mini Purse Album
Guest Designer: Pinky Hobbs

Clear Scraps "Mini Purse Album"
Birthday Bash paper and embellishments from Imaginisce, I-Rock tool for gemstones
COPIC markers to color the gems. 

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 next Monday to win!! Good luck!! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps blog for more ideas and inspiration all week long! Also visit Pinky and her fun blog too!


  1. Fabulous projects and tutorials!!

  2. wow, fanciest door hanger I have ever seen!

    Great projects!


  3. AWESOME PROJECTS!! I LOVE THEM ALL!! My favorite thing to do with Acrylic is to make mini books!! =)
    I LOVE to have places that are left open so you can see that it is acrylic and that it shows the layering techniques you can build from page to page!! =)
    THANKS for the fun week and for the chances to win!! I look forward to see what you have for us tomorrow!! =)
    Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

  4. Love the clear projects. And, your tutorials were "clear" also.

  5. great projects girls!

  6. OH another day of fantastic projects! Love the little purse album

  7. Great projects! And thanks for the chance to win!

  8. As usual, I love the projects! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  9. Beautiful projects! I wouldn't have thought of using acrylic for a door tag and the mini purse album would be great for my mother and MIL!

  10. Super projects, I love them all. Dying to try the clear scraps. These projects are all so inspiring.

  11. Love each of the projects! Thanks for the detailed instructions!

  12. I really like these ideas, I am trying to get more creative with what I do in my own scrap book/card work..Nice Job Ladies! thank you so much for the opportunity Glue Arts!

  13. Thanks so sharing how to work with acrylic shapes and what adhesive to use.

  14. What a great idea that is. I love it!!

  15. Another day of great projects!

    Carol B

  16. What great projects! These ladies are so talented. I'm jealous :)

  17. I have never used clear scraps but am anxious to give them a try. Thanks for another inspiring idea.

  18. Great projects. I'm liking all the albums like the tag one.
    stamping sue

  19. what a great mini purse album!!!
    stamping sue

  20. Oh my goodness, what a great variety of projects today! that layout is adorable. Love the door hanger although my cats would have it mangled within seconds :( That little mini album is so sweet! Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win such fabulous goodies!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  21. Love the mini album & the door hanger! More great projects thanks for sharing & the chance to win!