Hello Crafty Friends!
February is the month of Love! What better way to scrapbook all your special moments and showcase them in one of the many Slimline Albums from Clear Scraps!
This album measure 5x11 inches. So we'll cut all our base papers at this size. I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon 3 in 1. The papers I chose to decorate my album, are from Simple Stories Happy Hearts collection.
Next I painted both Deco border pieces with some light pink acrylic paint. After they dry, I applied some Distress Ink along the edges with my ink dabber. Then I adhered some L-O-V-E puffy stickers along the edge.
Next we can start decorating our front cover. I like to use a variety of ephermera, stickers and other embellishments. I cut my "Love" paper to measure 4x6 inches and adhered in the center of my album using foam tape. I fussy cut out the cappuccino image and applied to my paper using foam dots. I applied some Stickles glitter to the whipped cream on top. Then applied some Spectrum Noir Glossy highlights to the heart on my cup to add some dimension. I adhered the ephermera typewriter piece along the bottom of my page, using pop dots. The hearts and sentiment at the top.
For page 1: I took one of the journaling cards and scored 1/2" inch at the top and adhered as a flip up page. You could add photos on both top and bottom. I added a sentiment sticker at the top and a few chipboard sticker hearts at the bottom.
Page 2: I made a pocket that measures 5x5, punched the bottom hole. Added a border punch at the top edge of my pocket. Tucked a few journaling cards inside my pocket. Pop dots to the back of my typewriter ephermera piece.
Page 3: I cut down one of the journaling cards to measure 4 & 1/2 x 4 inches and scored 1/2 inch at the top. Adhered to the top of my page. I added a sticker sentiment and pop dots to my flower ephermera.
Page 4: I waterfall 5 of the tag cards, scored each one 1/2 inch at the top. Then adhered enamel colored dots over each hole on my tags. I adhered the Love you truck ephermera piece with foam dots at the bottom of my page. Added acouple heart stickers!
Page 5: I adhered another flip up journaling card and acouple ephermera pieces at the bottom with foam dots. Added a gumball machine sticker.
Page 6: I cut another pocket from one of the papers in the 6x8 paper pad. I trimmed it down to measure 5x7 inches. I glued a heart trim at the top of my pocket. Tucked a few journal cards and tag inside the pocket.
Page 7: I took a leftover word sentiment paper and cut it to 4x5 and adhered in the center of my page. Added a white cardstock photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 inches x 4 on top. I adhered a X's and O''s sticker at the bottom. And a few puffy stickers on both top corners.
Page 8: I cut another photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 3 & 1/2 inches and adhered towards the top of my page. Adhered a Love chipboard sticker sentiment. At the bottom I adhered another journaling card and with foam dots added a ephermera flag sentiment on the top along with the cute heart brad.
To cover all my Deco shape tabs along the edges, I glue some leftover strips of paper to each tab using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. After they have dried, I trimmed all edges with my x-acto knife and distressed along the edges till smooth.
To finish my album I added some metal rings and tied with heart ribbon and red tulle.
Here are some closeups!
I hope you have been inspired today and will start creating your own Slimline album. Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here and see all the different types of Slimline albums available.
Until next time, Happy Scrapbooking!
Other Supplies used: white cardstock, paper trimmer, scoring board, Martha Stewart lace border punch, Spectrum Noir glossy highlights, light pink acrylic paint, Tim Holtz Distress ink Picked Raspberry, distress tool, xacto knife, foam dots, Simple Stories Happy Hearts collection