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February 2022

Happy Hearts Slimline Album

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! 

For my project today, we'll be using Clear Scraps Slimline Deco chipboard album Click Here along with the matching Clear Scraps Chipboard Deco borders. Click Here


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 

Welcome-Jar 3D Frameable

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Jennifer here today to share one of the 3D Frameables with you!  There are 17 different Word N Shapes and 3 different styles of wood frames to choose from.  Today for my project, I used the Welcome-Jar Word N Shape along with the Scallop Frame with Base.


I began by working on my Scallop Frame. I wanted to cover the front with patterned paper. I applied my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to the front surface and affixed it to the B side of the patterned I had chose.   I then cut away excess paper with scissors and my x-acto knife.  I followed up with using my sanding tool to smooth edges between the wood and my paper. 


On the smaller oval base, I took brown acrylic paint and water and applied it to the surface of the wood.   I wanted a more muted look to match the collection I used.  


The bottom, larger oval I simply painted in black acrylic paint. 


Again, using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive I  adhered the two pieces together ensuring my slots lined up. 


For the Welcome in my Word N Shape, I used green chalk paint.  Once dry, I  lightly sanded the surface to give it a distressed look. 


On the Jar, I painted the top with black acrylic paint followed by adhering patterned paper to the body.  I smoothed the edges with my x-acto knife and sanding tool. 


I  added bakers twine as well as embellishments from the collection I used to accent the Jar. 


Here is the finished frame:   I  added a family photo and adhered it to the frame base before adding accents.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the 3D Frameables by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brads, enamel dots: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; bakers twine:  Whisker Graphics; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool. 

Let's Ink A Phone Stand!

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a very vibrant alcohol inked project. I've been having the best time lately playing with alcohol inks and creating pretty backgrounds for cards and other projects, so I took the inking one step further and inked our Regular Acrylic Phone Stand! OMGosh, this was fun and so easy - acrylic really takes the inks well! And, as I do with my regular alcohol ink backgrounds (usually on vellum), I pressed gold foil onto the ink when it was just about dry to get some pretty veining.


I started by removing the protective film from one side of both of the phone stand pieces. I dropped Cranberry, Poppyfield, Watermelon, Sunset orange, Honeycomb, Sandal, Peach Bellini, Sunshine Yellow and Lemonade alcohol inks onto the surface of each acrylic piece.


I added more ink to different areas and when I was happy with the coverage, I set them aside to dry. When they were almost dry, I pressed gold foil onto multiple areas, leaving small bits of the foil. The veining really pops on these colors.


When they were completely dry, I painted the edges of both pieces with gold acrylic paint. When that was dry, I removed the protective film from the back of both pieces and covered them with gold cardstock. 


I assembled the stand and added red enamel dots.


Here's an angled shot. Turned out so pretty!


Clear Scraps products used:
Regular Acrylic Phone Stand

Other products used:
Gold cardstock, alcohol inks, gold foil, craft knife, adhesive, gold acrylic paint, enamel dots

I hope you're inspired to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,