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Guest Designer - Janaina (Jana) Oliveira

Easter Tutorial

Hi everyone!  I haven't blogged on here in a while so I thought I would do a Tutorial on the Clear Scraps Basket album!  This album is such a GREAT idea and what perfect time of year for it as we are getting ready to celebrate Easter in less then 2 weeks!

Here is the Easter Basket I made and is shown on the website:


So to make this album I used the Clear Scraps Basket Album and the Dear Lizzy line from American Crafts.

To start:


1. You will need Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink in Latte.  I tabbed some drops on the blending tool and covered the entire basket.


2. Then you will need Staz On in brown and a Rolling stamp from Glitz Design.  Ink you roller stamp and cover the handles and add two rows at the top of the basket.

 3. Repeat this step for both front and back cover. (on the back cover I used the roller stamp all over the basket...


4. This step is up to you if you want to cut your album.  I wanted the eggs to show ABOVE the basket so I cut off about 1" of the bottom of the covers.


5. Trace the fabric paper and cut out and adhere to the front side of the front cover.


I lined this fabric paper up with the little lip under the basket rim.


6. Adhere some ribbon (mine is from May Arts) with Tacky Glue to five the fabric paper an edge.


7. Trace each "egg" page with your favorite papers and adhere to the BACKSIDE of each page.

The using a Sizzix, I took one of their flower dies and cut out 4 flowers.  PLEASE NOTE: To make a mirror image of the flowers, you will need to die cut 2 with the fabric facing up and 2 with the fabric facing down.

This is another fabric paper from the  Dear Lizzy line at American Crafts.


9. Once you have your flowers diecut, adhere one large one to the frontside of the cover and then turn over that page and put the other large flower directly over the backside of the first flower.  They should line up perfectly if you've die cut 2 flowers face up and 2 flowers face down.


10. I wanted the smaller flower to have some dimension so I did not peel off the whole backing.  Instead, I ttok an exacto knife and cut out only a portion of the adhesive, crimped the flower a little and attached on the large flower.  Then I added another Dear Lizzie embellishment.


11. I used a Dear Lizzy stamp and only inked the "celebrate" portion and stamped it on one of the stickers from her line.  This is the title of my album and I may go back and say Easter on the cover as well.


Here is the album BEFORE I added some Easter Grass.  You can either leave it like this or adhere some "grass" with Zip dry to the inside of the front cover. 

Now enjoy adding your own "STAMP" to this album with your photos and embellishments!!

Happy Spring,

Laura McCollough




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Laura, this is brilliant!

Rita B

So pretty Laura!

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