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November 2009

An Early Christmas?

Is it too early to prepare for Christmas now? I guess not. Every year at this time, we have so much to do and definitely so many gifts to prepare. Won't it be great to get it done early and get to enjoy the moments before Christmas is here!

Do you plan to create some personalized gifts this Christmas? Why not create a one of a kind acrylic album as a gift for your love ones. It can done without pictures if you're giving it to your friends or even better, try filling it up with memories of past Christmas of your family and share it with your love ones on this special day!

Below is a project that I've created using Clear Scraps acrylic stocking mini album. I've included various pictures of my family during last Christmas and the paper line, Christmas Past, from Graphic 45, is just perfect here.

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This week, I'll be sharing the page by page tutorials on this mini album on the The Crop Spot. It will be a week long tutorial. Hope you all could join me.

If you don't like the stocking shape, Clear Scraps do have some other Christmasy mini albums such as the snowflakes, stars, snowman etc. Another idea is to create using the minis which will allow you to hang them on your tree. It would be a unique and meaningful decoration for your tree. Hope you like these ideas and try it this year!

Clear Scraps DT Member


Some inspiration for you

Hi, it's the girl from The Netherlands again! I created an album today which I really wanted to show you. I used the Chipboard Scallop Square Album because it's perfect for the size of the envelopes I used in this album.

I wanted an album where I could insert letters written to my daughter during the next couple of months. I added decorated envelopes in this album. Perfect to add my letters and little notes later on.

You should create an album like this as well. Letters to your children, grandchildren or your partner. I wish I had letters from my mother from the time when I was a child. How she felt when I was sick, or what she wanted to tell me, or did tell me and which I can't remember. Kwim?

Well enough are the photos!

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Bgalbum 002 
 Bgalbum 004 
 Bgalbum 005 
 Bgalbum 009 
Bgalbum 014

 Bgalbum 015
DT member Hilde Janbroers

Christmas Mixables album


T'is the season to start thinking about those Christmas gifts, cards and scrapbook albums you're going to make this year!  And Clear Scraps would love to help you out with this amazing Christmas Mixables Album. 

It's a combination Acrylic & Chipboard album (alternating pages) that stands 6" wide and nearly 12" tall....big enough to fit tons of photos in to record all your Holiday festivities or to send to Grandma & Grandpa with all those adorable Grandchildren pictures in. 

Tara Powell has done one up for us here at Clear Scraps - we think she's done an amazing job and we wanted to share her talent with you.  Thank you so much Tara for Guest Designing for us and inspiring us all with this gorgeous album.

Materials used:

Clear Scraps Mixables Christmas album
Ranger Alcohol Ink: Sailboat Blue, Pearl Mixative, Espresso
Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co-Joyeaux Noel
Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co-Naughty or Nice
Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co-Santa's Workshop
Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co-Postcards
Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co-Reindeer Games
Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co- Press Ons
Pink Paislee Expressions Glitter Alphabets-Berry
Pink Paislee Pixee Stix- Cream Soda & Chocolate
May Arts striped ribbon
Prima lace
Glossy Accents
jingle bells
large blue bell
small glittery star ornament
On the front acrylic snowflake page I used Ranger alcohol inks in Sailboat Blue mixed with Pearl Mixative
I only used the alcohol ink on the front side of the acrylic to give it a sheer stained glass effect

I used Glossy Accents as a base and then applied Pink Paislee Pixee Stix glitter in Cream Soda to outline the edges and also on the words "noel"

Page 2 is covered with the backside of Postcards and a press on is applied in the corner

The word "bright" is spelled out in the Expressions letters and a piece of the lace is adhered underneath my photo.


Page 3 is covered in Postcards and the word "merry" is spelled out in the Expressions letters


Page 4's edges are inked with Espresso alcohol ink. I wanted a more dramatic color so I inked both the front and back side. I outlined the cut out ornaments with Glossy Accents and followed with a thick coating of the Chocolate Pixee Stix glitter. Once dry I adhered my photos and layered the Christmas tree press ons over the sides of them. Rub your North Pole post mark press on in the corner, spell out "joy" with the letters and that page is complete.

Page 5 is covered with Naughty or Nice paper and the circles are punched out of Joyeaux Noel.  I punched holes in the circles with my Crop A Dile and tied bells on. The "Santa Claus" letter is cut out of the Postcards paper

Smpp6  Page 6 is covered with Santa's Workshop Postcards paper.  All elements are cut out of the Postcards paper and apply the "Airmail" press on to bottom of the red journaling spot. Spell out "wish" with the Expressions letters.

The last acrylic page is partially covered with the scalloped Reindeer Games paper
Once again, the elements came from the Postcards paper

Apply press ons and the word "blessing".

Thanks again Tara!  We loved seeing your work!!


Design Team

Click on the pictures to read more about our amazing team of designers




Cathy Schellenberg          Laura McCollough






Elisa Kammerdiener            Irene Tan




Hilde Janbroers                        Amy Solovay




Kathy Northup                  Tonya Dirk