Hi Craft Friends!
I'm Dana and I'm happy to share some album inspiration with you. I think preserving family memories and maybe a favorite family recipe or two are so important and something you will cherish forever and pass on to the next generation. Clear Scraps has a variety of different albums to chose from. For today's project I'll be using Clear Scraps 8x8 tab Chipboard Album.
The first step I did was to paint a 1 inch border around all edges of each chipboard album page, using a vintage white acrylic paint. Let dry.
Next I cut all my base papers to measure 7x7 and adhered to each of my album pages, including the front and back covers. I recommend using a strong and permanent glue, like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. The papers I used are Simple Stories Hearth and Home paper collection.
To decorate the front cover, I chose one of the 4x6 journaling cards and placed in the center of the front cover with foam dots. This adds dimension. I adhered 2 house puffy stickers over the 2 matching home images on my journaling card. Adhered the foam sentiment "gather" at the top right corner. Added acouple sticker hearts and a metal brad sticker to my journaling card image. Using pop dots, I adhered a sticker flower to the upper left corner on my cover page. Adhered 3 sticker sentiments at the upper right corner.
Page 1: (inside cover) I cut out one of the tags and scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered to the top left of my page. Then added a metal brad at the top of my tag. You could add a photo or family memory card if you like to this page.
Page 2: I made a pocket page measuring 6x4 inches. Added a border punch edge at the top of my pocket before adhering. Tucked a recipe card aling wirh acouple journaling cards inside my pocket. I adhered a sticker sentiment to the tab on the right.
Page 3: I cut out 5 journaling cards and scored 1/2 inch at the top and waterfall adhered these to my page. Adhered a flag sentiment at the top left of my page.
Page 4: using another journaling card, I scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered as a flip up page. Underneath I added a photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches, and adhered this to my page. Added a cute birdie sticker at the bottom left of my photo mat. On the front of my flip page, I glued acouple chipboard stickers over the matching images and added a sentiment sticker Rise and Shine at the top right. To finish off this page I adhered a few enamel dots at the bottom of my page and acouple sticker sentiments on both tabs.
Page 5: I cut out one of the recipe cards, scored a 1/2 inch at the top. Then adhered at the top of the page. Added 5 foam sticker hearts across the top of my recipe card. You could add a photo underneath the recipe card if you like. At the bottom I adhered some ephermera pieces using foam dots and a few stickers.
Page 6: Added a simple photo mat measuring 5 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches centered onto my page. I added a chipboard sticker "Home" at the top of my photo mat. Adhered a foam sticker sentiment and a few metal beads at the bottom. On both tabs I adhered sticker sentiments.
Page 7: I cut out another journaling card image, scored 1/4inch on the left side and adhered this along the left edge of my page. I added a few sticker sentiments stickers at the top of my flip card. And sticker sentiment on the tab area.
Page 8: Adhered a photo mat measuring 4 & 1/2 x 5 inches and adhered to the center of the page. Added some sticker sentiments, bench sticker and a photo.
To finish my album I added a few metal rings and some matching ribbons from my stash.
Here are some closeups:
I hope you enjoyed my project today and I have inspired you to try creating your own family album. Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here to see all the albums available to purchase, along with all the other craft supplies you'll be sure to love! Thanks for stopping by our Clear Scraps blog today. We appreciate you and can't wait to see what you create! Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Other Supplies used: Simple Stories Hearth and Home paper collection, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Foam dots, border punch, ribbons, 3 metal rings, Vintage white acrylic paint, white cardstock.