Hello Craft Friends!
Dana here! Hope you are having a crafty month so far. We are doing a Collaboration all this week, with Clear Scraps and Tres Jolie Kit Club! All the Designers will be sharing their crafty projects each day, so check back often.
My project for today I'll be creating a Clear Scraps Mixable Lovely Album Click here
This album features both acrylic and chipboard pages. Don't worry if you never tried using the Clear Scraps acrylic. It's really easy to use and I'll walk you through it.
The paper collection I chose is 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Tranquility collection! This kit has beautiful floral papers, Laser elements and lots of fussycut images to decorate your album. I'll be inking all my papers, laser cut elements and fussycut images using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs.
To begin our project, I chose several coordinating papers to cover all my album pages. Punch all holes before gluing them onto your album pages. Remember when using the acrylic pages, you must peel off the protective film from both sides before adhering your paper! I like to peel off one page at a time, so I don't scratch the acrylic. Also I use a clear tape runner or Clear glue when adhering my papers to the acrylic. Make sure you pick papers that match up since the acrylic is Clear and the papers will show on both sides.
Front cover (acrylic page) I cut my paper to measure 3 & 7/8 x 7 inches.
Chipboard pages measure 4 & 3/4 x 7 inches.
I recommend using Beacon glue on your chipboard pages. This glue has a permanent bond and works well with chipboard.
Taking my xaco knife, I trimmed away any excess paper from the Deco edge. Then using a sanding tool I smoothed any rough edges, then inked before adhering.
Now we are ready to start decorate our album pages.
Front Cover: I fussy cut out acouple Butterflies and punched out a Daisy flower laser element, blue heart. I chose one of the chipboard sentiments and acouple small hearts. I like to play around with my placement before gluing anything down. I added foam dots to the back of my small blue heart and Daisy flower before adhering on my cover. Along the Deco edge, I applied some Dazzle stickers! Here's a closeup!
Back of front cover (page 1) I created a pocket measuring 3 & 3/8 x 2 &1/4 inches. I added a punched border piece to the top edge of my pocket before gluing in place. Inside my pocket I tucked in a laser floral piece. Ticket and a tag! At the top of my page I adhered one of the postage stamp washi tape.
Page 2 I made a flip page measuring 5 x 3 & 1/4 inches, score 1/2 inch on the right side and adhere on the right side of my page. Using foam dots I adhered a fussycut sentiment. On the back of my flip page I applied some of the washi tape postage stamp images. Then I added a photo! Here's some closeups!
Page 3: using one of my leftover scrap papers I torn the top edge and created a diagonal pocket and glued onto the right side of my page. Then I tucked another fussycut heart, date card and tag inside my pocket! The All my Heart ticket I stapled in the corner and adhered at the top left side of my page.
Page 4: I cut and trimmed a border strip piece and glued at the bottom of my page. With foam dots I adhered some paperdolls. Then glued a chipboard sentiment at the top. I adhered a few Dazzle stickers on the acrylic Deco edge! Here's some photos!
These are the pieces i tucked into my pocket:
Page 5: Love Postage stamp washi tape at the top right corner. I added a photo, Memories chipboard sentiment on the upper left side, key laser element and fussycut butterfly at the bottom. I like to add alittle Stickles Stardust glitter to my butterfly wings!
Page 6: I created a flip page measuring 5 x 4 3/4 inches, score 1/2 inch at the top and adhere toward the top of your page. On the front of my flip page I glued a chipboard sentiment at the top and using foam dots I adhered a floral laser element. Underneath my flip page, I added a photo and laser leaves element piece. Here's a photo:
Page 7: I cut another border strip and glued at the top of my page, added a photo and sticker sentiment at the bottom.
page 8: I glued my other matching border strip piece along the top of my page. Then added a photo and chipboard sentiment piece at the bottom. Here's a closeup photo:
To finish my album, I tied some pink and light blue tulle through the holes and tied them into a bow! Here's how my album looks:
I hope you enjoyed my project today! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Be sure to visit the Tres Jolie blog Click here to see all the project ideas to inspire you! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty needs.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Other Supplies Used:
Beacon glue, scoring board, Distress tool, foam dots, Pink and light blue tulle, trimmer, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Dazzle stickers, 49 &Market Vintage Artistry Tranquility collection, including Postage Stamps washi tape, tags, chipboard sentiments. Stickles glitter Stardust and Diamond