Documenting December with Clear Scraps
December 24, 2020
Hello friends and Happy Christmas Eve! I cannot believe Christmas is almost here as this month has flown by! Every year, I try to create a mini album to document the first 25 days of the holiday season! 2020 is no different even though nothing seems very normal this year! The silver lining of this pandemic is that I realize even more how important the every day occurrences are!
Clear Scraps acrylic is probably my number one product to create with! I love the Build It Your Way Binders and decided to do a larger version of my December Daily. I love the clean look of acrylic and how the inside pages show through. Here, I used the Large Acrylic Binder.
I started off by creating my base pages ahead of time. I then attempted to keep on top of filling my pages with pictures and journaling, but some of my pages are still blank.
Using a scoring tablet or bone folder is a great way to add flaps for more photos and/or days. Here, one page has days 3-5.
Of course I added many of the wonderful Clear Scraps products to my pages! The acrylic always looks beautiful when paired with Mascils or Stencils. Here, I used the 4x6 Stars Stencil with a white metallic paste in the upper left corner.
Adding pockets with tags is another way to jot down journaling or lists. I plan on listing favorites and traditions we have as a family.
Clear Scraps has a large variety of Chipboard Embellishment Shapes that are perfect to accent your project! Here, I used the Mistletoe Chipboard Embellishment Shape at the top of my page. I began by painting both the sprig and bow white. I then added a layer of Crackle Accent and allowed to dry. I then painted with green and red chalk paint respectively allowing some of the white to show through.
The Embroidery Hoop Chipboard Embellishment Shapes are really adorable! I left one bare and backed with patterned paper to add my die cut number.
The Mini Shaker Shapes are also a perfect addition to mini album pages or scrapbook layouts! Here, I painted the Joy Mini Shaker Shape in red and added some fun clear beads to the center.
On the next page, the Tall Bulb Mini Shaker looks perfect "hanging" from the top! I decided to cover the chipboard base with a simple pattern and added die cuts to the center. I then filled the shaker with artificial snow before assembling.
For many of my pages, I cut down the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet as my base. Using silver foil cardstock, I adhered a cut file to the front of my page.
I wanted to add a bit of color so on the back, I used a cotton applicator to place red, silver, and white alcohol ink.
For my last page, I used the 4x6 Nativity Stencil along with the metallic page.
Once dry, I blended in three colors of Distress Oxide to add some depth.
Here is the end result and I love how it turned out!
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out the Clear Scraps shop to see the many holiday products they carry! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, washi tape: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics, Recollections; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; metallic paste: Heidi Swapp; ink, tags: Ranger; metallic charms: Tim Holtz; paint: DecoArt; shaker filler: Stampendous, Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; die cut machine: Silhouette; misc: cut files, thread, typewriter
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