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Baking Mixed Album

Hello and happy Friday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share another one of the fun new mini albums that were recently released!  There are four different designs to choose from and come in chipboard or mixed (chipboard + acrylic).  For today's project, I used the Baking Mixed Album which you can turn vertical or horizontal. How fun would this album be to use for favorite recipes or to share a family baking event? 


The first page is the rolling pin (which I think is so cute)!  I used red and black acrylic paint to color the page and then added embellishments as shown.  


The next page is acrylic which I added a light coat of StazOn Opaque to the edges to help them stand out.  I mirrored my papers and embellishments to match the third page. 


I left spaces for 4x6 photos or recipes on each page with white cardstock.  I matted each onto black cardstock as well as added a piece of patterned paper behind.  


My next page is chipboard which I painted in the same  red color as the rolling pin.  I had my tabs facing the same way but you can definitely "flip" each one to alternate. There is no wrong way! 



For this next acrylic page, I used my scoring tool to create a flap to add more journaling/embellishments. 



Here are close up of my last two pages! I love mixing up my patterned papers and love how they contrast with the red acrylic paint! 



Thank you for stopping by the blog!  You can find all things new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt; metal embellishments: Ranger, Maya Road; ribbon: Pink Paislee, Snug Hug; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; enamel dots: Simple Stories; pigment ink, wood numbers:  Ranger; stamps: American Crafts; score tool: My ScorPal; punches:  EK Success, Paper Shapers;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, cork heart stickers, thread. 

Ice Cream Truck Chipboard Album

When I was growing up, there was nothing more exciting than hearing the ice cream truck coming down the street!  Do you have memories of summers like that?  Hi, it's Maureen on the blog today, and I have an idea for you that will allow you to capture all those special summer memories!


This adorable ice cream truck comes to life with the amazing new chipboard albums by Clear Scraps.  I saw the shape of the Banner Chipboard Album and couldn't wait to get started creating a pink and white canopy, just like on an ice cream truck.  With this, and the cute papers by Echo Park, your album will come together in no time!

For the front of the album, I'm using a white card stock, along with pink and black, and tracing the front of the album in pencil.  Cut these pieces out and glue them with your favorite adhesive.  For the tires, I've used a nesting circle die cut and cut a smaller white shape to be the inside of my tires.  And the tire rims?  Those are a pink heart die cut, cut into two!


For the Summer Sunshine page, I'm making a pocket out of a coordinating printed paper, adding a title, and then a tag card where you can add journaling or another photo to pull out of the album.  Having the twine peek out at the top is super cute!  I've also chosen an ice cream cone die cut to add a photo - and pop dots give this dimension, along with some stickers.


Colorful photos deserve colorful pages, and this Ice Pops page looks like another item you might choose from an ice cream truck.  Here I've chosen a couple patterned papers side by side, and a circle die cut with a sticker as an embellishment.  Don't you love how the truck wheels peek out underneath?


This page is another layout using more patterned papers and some fun stickers, but this time I chose the popsicle wood piece from the Wood Summer Collection.  This is covered with a pink and patterned paper and then tied up so cute with a couple colorful twine pieces.  I've also dusted the edges with some ink, where it looks like a bite was taken.  What an adorable addition for an ice cream truck theme!  Here is a close up of the popsicle wood shape.


The entire album is brought together with some 2" Chrome Book Rings - you can find some of these on the Clear Scraps site for your albums too!

The possibilities are endless with the styles of these new books.  I hope you get a chance to make an album to document those important Summer memories.  Thanks for your time today - see you next time!



Refrigerator Shiplap Kitchen Magnets

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! I have a fun and easy Home Decor project to share with you today! I love to decorate every room in my house! So why not make something to display on your refrigerator or magnet board? Today we will be using 3 different small Shiplap shapes! Cow head Click here Mason jar Click here and cutting board Click here 

To begin, we'll start with our small cow head. I took some light tan acrylic paint and applied to the ears and both sides of my cow's face. Then I applied some white acrylic paint down the middle of the cows face. Let dry.


From my craft stash I found some goggle eyes and adhere to both sides of my cow's face, using a strong quick bonding glue like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Set aside to dry.

Next I chose a paper flower and acouple ephemera pieces to decorate my cow's face. I applied foam dots on the back of my floral ephemera piece and adhered on the top of my cow's head. Then I adhered my paper flower on top! I adhered an ephemera sentiment towards the bottom of my cow's mouth. Then using hot glue, I adhered a piece of magnet onto the back of my wood shape. 


Next we will decorate our Shiplap Mason jar. To begin I applied some yellow acrylic paint to the top portion of my Mason jar lid. Let dry.

Now I chose 2 coordinating papers from Echo Park's Farmhouse Kitchen collection. I cut 2 papers measuring 3 & 3/4 x 1 & 1/2 inches from the red plaid patterned paper.  Inked my edges with Distress Ink and adhered to the top and bottom spaces on my Mason jar shape. The other floral paper measures 3 & 3/4 inches x 1 & 1/4 inches. Ink around the edges and adhere to the middle section of your Mason jar. 


I chose another ephemera sentiment, added some foam dots to the back and adhered in the center of my jar. I took some colored twine and wrapped around the top portion of my Mason jar a few times, and tied into a knot. I took a paper tole flower from my crafty stash, and using a bone folder I curled my petals of each flower piece to add some interest and depth. Then added some pop dots to the back of each flower piece before adhering them on top of each other.  I glued a tiny yellow button in the center of my flower and added a magnet onto the back to finish my Mason jar!


For our last kitchen magnet, we will add cream acrylic paint to the front and sides of our Shiplap cutting board shape. Let dry.


I chose another ephemera sentiment, inked the edges of both my ephemera piece and around the wood cutting board.  Then applied foam dots to the back of my sentiment and adhered to the center of my cutting board shape. Then I tied a ribbon through the hole at the top of my cutting board and tied into a bow. I adhered a cute 3D salt/pepper sticker towards the bottom right corner of my wood shape.  To finish I glued a magnet onto the back of my wood shape. 



Acouple more closeups!



I hope you enjoyed my project today and you'll feel inspired to make these kitchen magnets to decorate your own kitchen! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We love to see your crafty makes so please share on our Facebook Creative page. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website and check out all the newest products available Click here 

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies Used:

Paper trimmer, scoring board, bone folder Echo Park's Farmhouse Kitchen collection, Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Gathered twigs, foam dots, ink dabber, acrylic paints - cream, yellow, white and brown, magnets, Beacon glue, Google eyes, ribbon, colored twine

Texas Mini Album featuring New Mixable Album


Tami with you here on the Clear Scraps blog today with a special project I'd like to show you.

Have you seen Clear Scraps newest release? Some brand spanking NeW Mini Albums! The designs are available in both chipboard and a mix of chipboard and acrylic pages. Some have a chipboard embellishment that tops the albums. You can view them on the What's New page of Clear Scraps website.

I used the Mixed Layer Tab Album to create a project for classes at GASC Arlington and CKC San Marcos...

--- Texas Mini Album...


The mix of acrylic and chipboard pages makes for some fun layering opportunities! And I LOVE those chunky tabs at the bottom of the pages. I used the album horizontally, but you can turn it vertical as well.

One of Clear Scraps shakers - Mini Boot Shaker - was used to embellish the cover. 

Here's a peek at some of the elements inside...

Texas album

The class was actually inspired by another project I created for the Clear Scraps Blog, this Texas Boot Shaker Tag.

You'll learn some great techniques for using Acrylic Pages and Mini Shakers in the class. The album features cut up blue jeans and bandanas in addition to Texas themed papers and stickers. 

I hope to see some of you Texas Clear Scrap fans at GASC Arlington in June or CKC San Marcos in August!

I will be teaching this Texas Mini Album for Just Crop who will have a booth at both shows and carries lots of Clear Scraps products!

Bee Happy Accordion Album

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun bee-themed shaker accordion album featuring our Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album and Mini Shaker Bee which happens to be one of the newer mini shakers in the store. Gotta love all these shaker compartments everywhere you look, lol! ;)


I had some digital papers in my stash with bees and sunflowers (my favorite flower) so I printed several of them to cover the album pages. I added space for photos and/or journaling on each page, with a flip-up, a couple tags and a side-flip, all embellished with cut-outs, die cuts, glitter washi tape and/or gemstones. I connected the pages with jute rope.


Clear Scraps products used:
Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album
Mini Shaker Bee

Other products used:
Digital papers printed on copy paper, cardstock, kraft jpaper, dies, paper trimmer, craft glue, brayer, die cutting machine, sequins, jute rope, washi tape, gemstones

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,





Celebrate You & Me

 June is a very busy month for us here at the Diller house.  We have several birthdays and our wedding anniversary, this year we celebrate #58.  I don't feel like it has been that long but I guess the calendar just doesn't lie.

I made this fun project using the You n Me Desktop Frame.  



After choosing my colors I added paint to the words. I had trouble deciding what color I wanted the heart so painted it later.


The stand and heart frame were covered with coordinating paper and edged.

I cut out the word Celebrate using fun foam and attached it to a piece of acetate leaving a longer piece in front of the word to attach to the Y in You. (I like to use glue dots for these kinds of things because it is neat and holds well).  I also cut the #58 from the same white foam and attached it to the heart.

Once everything was attached, I placed the frame in the stand for a fun way to remember our
special day.
Happy June,

Birthday Mixed Banner Album

Hello friends! Happy Thursday! It's Jennifer on the blog to share one of the new and fabulous mini albums that were released yesterday!  There are four new designs which come in either Chipboard or Mixed (acrylic + chipboard pages).  And they are only five pages so if you are looking for a small-medium sized mini, then these are for you!   Today I'm sharing the Mixed Banner Album that I used to document one of my daughter's family birthday parties! 


The first page is the Chipboard Banners which I covered with patterned paper.  Another fun thing about the albums is that you can use them horizontal or vertical!  Clear_Scraps_Mixed_Banner_Album2

The first full page is acrylic which I added some splashes of yellow alcohol ink to the background. 


The next page is chipboard which I painted the outside edges with white acrylic paint.  I then added patterned paper to the background as well as fun embellishments around my photo. 



I used 4x6 photos which I trimmed down to 4x5 inches and matted onto white cardstock. 


I wanted to allow most of the acrylic to show so I mirrored my paper and photos on each page. 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see everything that is new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard die cuts, brads, enamel dots, foam numbers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt; bakers twine: We R Memory Keepers, Whisker Graphics: alcohol ink: Ranger; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: sanding tool, x-acto knife, healing mat.