Travel Regular Wood Slimline Album

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer to share one of the new Slimline Albums and Mini Shaker Shapes!  There are five different designs that come in chipboard, acrylic, and wood!  For my project, I used the Regular Wood Slimline Album which measures 5x11 inches!


I used white acrylic paint on the front cover of my album as well as painted the inside edges of each page.  


Using the 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil and Distress Oxides, I  blended my two colors onto the wood cover. 


Here is a close up of the end result!


For the main focus of my cover, I used the new Suitcase Mini Shaker. I  covered the base chipboard with patterned paper and smoothed the edges using a sanding tool.


I then painted the top chipboard frame and inside edges of the two middle frames with chalk paint in light blue.  Once my middle frames were adhered, I placed sequins in the center of my shaker before affixing the acrylic piece. 


And here is a close up of the shaker!  I adhered my shaker to the front of the album using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. It's best to use a solvent based liquid adhesive as it will not warp your wood or acrylic. 


Each Slimline Album comes with five pages; for my project I covered each page with patterned paper before adhering my photos. 




I added extra pages by inserting tags from the Acrylic Tag album.  This is a great way to add additional photos or journaling! 





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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, epoxy buttons, glitter letters: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; cardstock, journaling pen, date stamp:  American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; ribbon: Snug Hug; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; ink: Ranger; stapler: Tim Holtz; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; border punch: EK Success; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, typewriter,  thread



Girls Bib Dress Chipboard Album

Hello everyone!  Hope you are doing well this week! It's Jennifer and I am sharing a mini album today for you!  I love that Clear Scraps creates unique (as well as adorable) shaped albums that are perfect for whatever theme you choose!  For my project, I used the Girls Bib Dress Chipboard Album and will show how I assembled my book.


I covered each page with patterned paper applying with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I then removed excess paper using an x-acto knife and healing mat. Using a sanding tool/paper is recommended as well for a smooth finish. For the accent of my cover, I used the Girl Cloud Chipboard Embellishment  Shape.   I first painted my chipboard using white acrylic paint.  I then added glitter embossing powder in pink for the cloud, and white for the stars.   I affixed my pieces to the front of the album again using Beacon Adhesive. 

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I also painted the edges of each page with white acrylic paint to give some contrast.  


I  found that a 4x4 photo fits best on each page, but you would definitely be able to use a 4x6 inch.  I tend to mat my photos with white cardstock, as well as layer extra prints underneath. 



For this page, I used one of the Clothes Hanger Chipboard Embellishments to accent the bottom of my photo.  I used a chalk paint in light blue to color the chipboard. 


Again, I affixed my chipboard using the Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  Any solvent based adhesive is recommended. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find the large variety of albums Clear Scraps offers by going HERE!   Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, stamp, mini tassel; mini wood clothes pin: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives; enamel dots: Echo Park, American Crafts; metal charm: Tim Holtz: bakers twine:  Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: chrome book rings.

Vintage Floral album

Hello Crafty Friends!

I'm Dana and I have a vintage floral garden album project to share with you!  Have you checked out all the newest Slimline albums from Clear Scraps? For my project today, I'll be using the Clear Scraps Slimline Chip Tab album. Click Here


To decorate this album, I'm using Simple stories Vintage Garden District collection. I color palette is so pretty and has a vintage look.

First off, I like to cover all my base pages with coordinating papers. Then I go back and decorate the cover and all inside pages. This album size is 5 & 1/2 x 11 inch. So you cut all base pages the same size. I like to use a strong permanent glue, like Beacon 3 and 1. Be sure to punch all your holes before adhering your papers down. I used a variety of stickers to cover all the tabs of my album. 

Now we'll start decorating the front cover of our album. I chose one of the chipboard  frames and one journaling card and glued it behind the back of my frame. Using foam tape I adhered my frame to the lower bottom of my cover. I fussy cut one of the butterflies and adhered it over the butterfly on my journaling card. This gives it a nice 3 D effect. I glued a chipboard buterfly and some tiny hearts onto my frame, along with acouple sticker sentiments. I like to add a bit of glitter to the butterfly wings! 


For the inside back cover, I made a pocket measuring 5x5 inches. Glued some trim on the top edge of my pocket. Added a sticker at the top and tucked a few journaling cards inside my pocket. The opposite page I cut a piece of cream cardstock at 4x4 to mat my photo.  Fussy cut a few floral images, inked the edges and added foam dots to the back. I glued them around the bottom left side of my photo. Added a sticker sentiment on the top area of my photo and adhered a heart sticker with foam dots on the right bottom corner of my photo.


For my next two pages:  on the left page I waterfalled some of the smaller journaling cards. I scored 1/2 inch at the top of each card and adhered with adhesive tape, towards the top of my page. I added foam dots to the back of my small sticker frame, and adhered toward the bottom. Then added a sentiment sticker inside my frame. The right page,  I cut a journaling card to measure 5x4 inches, scored 1/2 inch on the left side. Adhered to the bottom of my page with adhesive tape to make a flip page. 


Next two pages: left side I made another 5x 4 &1/2 pocket. Added a punched border trim at the top of my pocket. Glued a flower on the left side of my pocket. Tucked a few journaling cards inside my pocket. and a chipboard sentiment sticker to the top of my page. For the page on the right, I matted another photo at the top. Added a sticker sentiment and metal brad to the bottom of my photo.


For my last two pages, I made a diagonal pocket on the left side.  Added a empherma floral piece adhered with foam dots, to my pocket and some glitter on the butterfly wings. Adhered a stamp sticker at the top of my page. Tucked a few journaling cards inside my pocket. The page on the right, I added a sticker frame with pop dots towards the top of my page and a sticker sentiment inside the frame. I took two smaller cards and scored 1/2 inch on the left and adhered as flip pages at the bottom.


To finish my album, I attached the pages together with 3 metal rings, tied some tulle and ribbon onto the rings. 



I hope you have enjoyed this project and you will want to make one for your very own. Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website to see all the newest albums available Click Here

See you soon! Have a great week and happy crafting!

Other Supplies used: Simple stories Vintage Garden District collection, adhesive tape, foam dots, Stickles glitter, border punch, Distress ink. Riboon and Tulle, 3 metal rings.

Palm Trees Wood Album

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a new album using the Palm Trees Wood Album.


I know that 2020 was a crazy year and we really couldn't do a lot of things we usually do, but we are hoping that 2021 end up being a much better year.  I created this album to document all the good things that will occur this year.


I love the wood grain on these panels so I decided to use Lindy's spray inks to add color to the panels.  The colors allow the wood grain to show.  I chose 2 colors for the front cover.


For the back cover and the interior panels, I selected one color.


I added some additional color along the bottom of the album to give it a sandy effect.


Using the Life is Good chipboard word title, I also sprayed it with color.


Using a script stamp with VersaFine Clair Morning Mist Ink, I randomly stamped it about the front cover.  I only wanted a hint of the words to give the cover some dimension.


I cut white cardstock to fit the album, punched holes and added the rings. 
Now my album is ready to documents the good things that will happen this year.


Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Imagine Ink, Lindy's Spray Inks

Baby 6x6 Chipboard Tabbed Album

Hello crafty friends! It's Maya here on the blog today to share a baby album I created using the Chipboard 6x6 Tabbed Album. I documented these photos of my two adorable nieces. The three tabbed dividers are so perfect to separate their individual photos and sister photos.


For the front and back cover, I traced them to a patterned paper, cut out and adhered with tacky glue. Next, I decorated the covers by using patterned papers, stickers and ephemera.

▼ For the inside covers, I cut two 4 x 6 journaling cards and adhered it to the center. Then, cut two patterned strips for the top and the bottom. I also used a ribbon border punch to create white dotted ribbon strips and adhered them between the papers.



▼ For the inside pages, I painted the outer edges using pink acrylic paint and planned to cover with patterned papers.


▼ Then I trimmed the patterned papers to 5.25 x 5.75 to fit inside the chipboard. For this page of the first divider, I created two pockets to hold four 2 x 2.75 photos from one of my nieces. I backed the photos with pink paper and I documented the date and some details on the back. 


▼ Here I documented the photos from my other niece on the second divider. I created a vertical pocket to hold the photos.


▼ The third divider is holding their sister photos! Again, I created pockets and adhered them to the bottom of the pages to hold tags or extra photos. 



Thank you for stopping by Clear Scraps blog today! I hope you are inspired to create an album of your own. You may check HERE for all the chipboard albums. Let's get crafty!

Additional products used:
- Patterned Paper, Stickers, Ephemera: Echo Park Paper Little Dreamer Girl Collection
- Acrylic Paint: Master's Touch
- Adhesive: Double Sided Tape and foam tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Paper Trimmer: Fiskars
- Border Punch: Dress My Craft

Flower DIY Wood Shape Mini Album

Hi friends!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a spring time project with you!  I love the colors of this time of year and even more creating projects that incorporate spring themes!  For today's post, I used the Flower DIY Wood Shapes to create a mini album and am going to share the techniques I used! 


All of the DIY Wood Shapes come in a pack of three so you can use one solo shape or do as I  did, and create a mini album or even a banner! I painted the edges of both sides with chalk paint in patina; a nice blue spring color!  I love using chalk paint with the birch wood because it dries quickly as well as gives it a classy look. 


Next, using my Silhouette I  cut 6 inch circles out of patterned paper to fit the pages of my book.  I applied each background piece using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive as it dries fast and you won't have to worry about paper or wood warping in the future.  I then secured the 4x6 Butterfly Flock Stencil to the front with washi tape then blended in different Distress Inks over the top. 


Here is a close up of the end result!  I  love the way it turned out!  


For the remainder of my pages, I  added a 6 inch patterned paper circle with a 4x4 space for a future photo. 





For this page, I used the 4x6 Quaterfoil Stencil with my Distress Oxide inks over my patterned paper.  



Thank you for reading today! You can visit the Clear Scraps shop by clicking HERE! Please check out what is new while you are there! Have a great day!

Additional products used:   patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard stickers, stickers, washi tape: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; enamel dots: Echo Park; border punches: EK Success, Fiskars; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; die cut machine: Silhouette; sewing machine: Janome; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: chrome book ring, thread, cut file. 




Garden Floral Journal

Hi there Crafty Friends!

I'm so looking forward to Spring aren't you? I love the beauty of blooming flowers and gardens. For today's project, I'm creating a garden journal using Clear Scraps Wood blank album Click Here and 6x6 Doily stencil Click Here


These Clear Scraps 6x8 albums are so versatile and can be decorated in a variety of ways. For my project I chose 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Blush collection. 

To begin this project, I took my Clear Scraps Doily stencil and using masking tape secured it in place on the top of my album. I chose only to use only a part of this stencil design. Then taking a palette knife and some 3D gloss gel I spread over top of my stencil. Scrape off any excess gel and carefully lift off your stencil. Let dry throughly. To speed up the drying process, you may use your heat tool. Repeat this same process with the stencil, on the bottom and left side of your album cover.



Next we can decorate the cover of the album. I arranged my pieces making sure of the placement, before adhering with glue. I used some ephermera pieces along with some punch out floral pieces. For my flower piece and butterfly,  I added some foam dots to the back, before gluing to my album cover. I glued a few pink sequins to finish off my cover. I like to add glitter to my flowers and butterfly wings. 


For the inside cover, I cut a 6x4 inch piece of coordinating paper, punched my holes on the right side and adhered as a pocket.  Added a piece of trim to the top edge of my pocket. I took one of the ephermera cards and added a floral rub-on to the envelope. Then tucked inside my pocket. For the adjoining page on the right, I cut this paper to measure 6x8, punched holes on the left side, added a rub-on sentiment and some epoxy dots. I left this blank for a photo or some journaling.



Next page I decorated with rub-ons, and photo frame. I added foam dots to the back of my sentiment and photo mat, leaving side open to slip in a photo. For the page on the right, I added a small photo frame, 3D leaves, and pop dots to the flower and sentiment. I like to add some glitter to my butterfly wings.



For my last page, I made another 6x8 pocket, added a punch out butterfly on the ride side of my pocket. Added glitter to the butterfly wings. Took a empherma card added a paper clip and rub on sentiment. I made a tag from some leftover paper, punch a hole at the top. Added a rub on sentiment and some tied some seam binding through the hole if my tag. Then adhered another punch out sentiment to the upper left hand corner of my page.


For the back cover, I took some leftover paper and cut at 3 & 1/4 x 8 inches and adhered as a side pocket to the right side back cover. Took one of the empherma cards, added another rub-on sentiment and tucked inside the pocket. Added some glitter to the floral images. 


To finish my album, I added a few metal rings and tied some pink and green ribbons into a bow and added some bumble bee/flower charms. 




I hope you enjoyed my project today and it will inspire you to create your very own journal. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here

For all your crafting needs. Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy crafting! 


Other Supplies used: 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Blush collection, Finnibair 3D Gloss gel, ribbons, metal charms, Stickles glitter Diamond. 


Stenciled Feathers Altered Tag


Tami here with you today on the Clear Scraps Blog.

My projects this month feature different techniques you can use with some of your Clear Scraps products. 

Most of the basic supplies are the same, so gather them up and have a play day to try them out.

Some ideas may be new to you, and some not so new, but the idea is to experiment with the techniques and maybe find a fresh way to use your supplies and Clear Scrap products.

The first project is an altered tag using one of the tags from Clear Scraps' Chipboard Tag Album and the 5 X 9 Feathers Layering Stencil...



Have you ever used modeling paste with your stencils? It is a great way to easily add dimension and texture to your project. 

The center feather in the tag was stenciled using modeling paste, then inked.

I used a page from a vintage dictionary as a background for my tag to add another layer to the project.

The layering stencils from Clear Scraps have a base image, then detail to add on top. You can also use each portion separately.

I put together a short video to show how to make this tag step-by-step...


You can use modeling paste to add stenciled designs to Clear Scraps' Wood and Acrylic products too.

You can paint or ink the paste after it dries, or try mixing in a paint or ink before applying the paste.

This altered tag would make a nice gift; slip it in a mailing envelope and send it via old fashioned snail mail.


Clear Scraps: 

5 X 9 Feathers Layering Stencil

Chipboard Tag Album


Ranger: Oxide Inks

The Crafter’s Workshop: White Pearl Modeling Paste

Ken Oliver: Trigger Spray Bottle and Best Ever Craft Mat

Clear Snap: ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Graphite Dyestress Ink and Bible Clear Stamps

Vintage Dictionary Page

Vintage Black Twine


Mouse Chipboard Album

Hello!  It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a mini book I created! I've been missing traveling and vacations for the past year but its fun to document favorite trips!  We were able to take our kids to Orlando a few years ago and the Mouse Chipboard Album was perfect for my photos! 


There are five total pages which I painted both sides with black acrylic paint.  Chipboard can also be inked, stamped, or covered in paper-or a combination of your choice!  


I used my Silhouette to cut 5 3/4 inch circles to cover the main portion of my pages. For some like this, I  cut my circles in half and covered the bottom portion of the page. I also found it was best using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to adhere paper directly to the chipboard.  




I also found that 4x4 or 4x5 photos fit best as the "head" portion of the album is approximately 6 inches. I did trim my pictures down to mat onto white cardstock as well as added patterned paper behind for extra color. 





The album comes with two pre-drilled holes for you to place book rings or ribbon.  I  chose the latter and threaded some bright yellow ribbon around the top book ring for accent. 


Thanks for stopping by the blog! You can see all of the albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, enamel dots, chipboard stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt; journaling pen: American Crafts; die cut machine: Silhouette; sewing machine: Janome; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: thread, chrome book rings. 

Great Outdoors Album by Maya

Hello crafty friends! It's Maya here on the blog today sharing a great outdoors album using one of the wood cards. I used our mushroom hunting photos from last year. Let's check it out!


▼ The wood card size is 3.75 x 5.75 and there are 2 pieces per pack that can perfectly be used as front and back cover to a mini album. Here I used the succulent wood card.


▼ I started by painting the front and back cover in green acrylic paint.


▼ After the paint dried, I used patterned papers, stickers, and chicken wire chipboard to decorate the front and back cover. 



▼ For the inside covers, I cut down 2 cards from a 4 x 6 journaling cards paper, trimmed them to 3.75 x 5.75, and adhered with tacky glue.


▼ For the inside pages, I created 4 pockets that are the same size (3.75 x 5.75) as the wood cards.



▼ I also cut some notes that can insert into the pockets for extra photos or journaling.


▼ When I was creating this album, I found a old vellum quote stack that I had for a while. So, I decided to add couple of sheets to the album and I absolutely love them on this album!


▼ And here are the finished inside pages. I decorated the pages with patterned papers, stickers, ephemera, tags, and enamel dots.



▼ For some pages, I created some flaps to keep the mushroom photos. 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you are inspired to create a mini album using the wood cards. Have a great day! Blessings.

Additional products used:
Patterned Paper, Stickers, Ephemera: Simple Stories Great Escape Collection
Vellum Quotes: DCWV 
Adhesive: Double Sided Tape and foam tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue
Paper Trimmer, Border Punch: Fiskars

Chipboard Wave Slimline Album

Hello everyone!  It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share one of the new Slimline Albums just released by Clear Scraps!  I  am a big fan of all of the mini books Susan and Jim design and these are no exception!  With Easter coming up next month, I    wanted to create a book that I  could put this year's photos into.  For my project, I  used the Chipboard Wave Slimline Album which measures 5.5 x 11 inches. 


I    also included the new  Scallop With Holes Chipboard Borders that coordinate with the Slimline Albums as well as the new Easter Egg Mini Shaker Shape!  I    painted each using a light coat of white acrylic paint and allowed to dry. 


I    backed the chipboard base of the shaker with patterned paper using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive then added in some tiny, colorful sequins. 


Here is the finished result after adding a few stickers and die cuts to the front and around my shaker. I    found it was best to adhere the shaker again using the Beacon Adhesive; you know you will get a firm bond between elements and will not have to worry about items falling off. 


Using a light blue chalk paint, I    painted the outer edges of both sides of my chipboard pages since I    planned on covering each with patterned paper. I    cut each piece 4.5 x 10.75 to fit just inside the chipboard and to allow the wave edges to be seen. 









I    adhered my Chipboard Scalloped Border with the Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I    then used a Big Bite to punch my holes but you can also line up your border piece and mark with a pencil and punch before adhering. 


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

Additional products used: patterned paper, sticker, chipboard stickers, enamel dots, washi tape, die cuts: Simple Stories; sequin: Recollections; paint: DecoArt, Folk Art; punch: We R Memory Keepers, EK Success; adhesive: Tombow, Beacon, Thermoweb; sewing machine: Janome; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: chrome book rings, thread

Bloom with Grace Slimline album

Hi Crafty Friends! Dana here to inspire you with a springtime album project. Slimline cards are all the craze on social media. Well Clear Scraps has created some new Slimline albums just for you! So many different styles to chose from. You'll want to collect them all! Click Here


For our project today, I chose the Chipboard Slimline album Scallop. I'm also using Clear Scraps Blessed Chipboard Words. Click Here


To start our project, we will first be covering all base pages with papers and then go back and decorate the cover as well as all the inside pages of our album.  I'm using Crate paper "Fresh bouquet" paper collection.  I used a pink polka dot paper for both the front and back cover of my album.  I cut both papers to measure 5 & 1/2 x 11 inches. I used xacto knife to trim my scalloped edges as well as a distress tool to smooth the scalloped edge.  Be sure to mark and punch your holes before gluing them to your pages. Continue this for all remaining album pages.


Now to decorate the cover,  I chose a  floral paper and cut slightly smaller than my base paper. Added foam dots to the back and adhere on top of your previous paper.  Then take some light pink cardstock and diecut a frame and glued my bunny journaling card behind my frame. Adhere to the center of your cover using foam dots. I added bloom with Grace sentiment stickers and pop dots to 3 hearts stickers and scattered them at the top of my album cover. I adhered a Prima flower, and foam flowers stickers on each side of my larger flower.  Then took a butterfly sticker and glued it down onto the bottom left corner of my frame. I brushed some Luna paste Moonlight pearl onto my flower petals. Added a bit of Stickles Stardust glitter to the butterfly wings!


 Now to decorate my inside pages:

Page 1 : I made a pocket page, added a sentiment sticker at the top left hand corner, pop dot a flower sticker on left side of my pocket. Tucked in a few journaling cards inside my pocket. For page 2: I made a side pocket that measures 3 x 8 inches, punch hole and adhere to the left side. I cut another smaller pocket at 2 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches and adhered on top of my side pocket.   Tucked a floral tag insidw my smaller pocket. Tucked in a few journaling cards  inside my side pocket. Added a sentiment sticker at the bottom.  


For page 3: I took my Clear Scraps Blessed Chipboard word and brushed some Glitteriffic Copper and let dry.  Meanwhile I made a photo mat cut at 4 x 5 inches from black/white cardstock. Adhere this in center of your page. Glue your Blessed chipboard word above photo mat. Add a bow sticker at the bottom.  Page 4: I added anotger photo mat, sticker sentiment, foam flower sticker. Fussy cut a butterfly from one of my journaling cards, inked the edges and glued at the upper right corner of my photo mat.


Page 5: I made a flip page cut at 4 & 3/4 x 7 inches, scored 1/2 inch on the right side. Then adhered it down on the right side of page. I added a bunny journaling card in the center of my flip page. Adhered a 3d foam sticker at the bottom. Under my flip page I added a photo mat and s sticker sentiment at the bottom of my mat. Page 6: I made another pocket page, pop dot a journaling card on top. Tucked some other cards inside the pocket and added a foam heart sticker in the upper right corner. 


For my last two pages  I made another flip page  and a pocket page.


To finish my album, I tied ribbon and some tulle to attach my pages together. I also added a pink tassel and bunny charm! 






I hope I have inspired you today and you will want to create one of these new Clear Scraps Slimline albums for yourself or as a special gift! Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today. Don't forget to check out all the new products on the Clear Scraps website! Click Here

Till next time, I hope you have a wonderful day and can squeeze in some crafty time soon! Bye for now!


Other Supplies used: Crate Paper Fresh Bouquet collection,  Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, Luna Paste Moonlight Pearl, Stickles Stardust glitter, distress or sanding tool. 

Recipe 6x6 Acrylic Tab Album

Hello everyone! Jennifer here on the blog to share a  little recipe book I  created using the Acrylic 6x6 Tab Album (which is one of my all time favorites to create with).  


The star of my front cover is the Mixer Chipboard Embellishment Shape!  I began by painting the body of the mixer red, followed by black on the bowl.  I  then applied embossing ink and heat set my embossing powders in respective colors.  Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I  affixed the Mixer to the front of my album.  Any solvent based adhesive works best with Clear Scraps acrylic since it will not yellow or warp the acrylic over time. 


For my inside pages, I cut 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inch pieces adding layers of additional patterns.  Here, I  used a 3x4 card to create an interactive flap to hide a tag for journaling or something that I  may want to add at a later date.

Here is the inside of my flap where I  placed a cute tag as well as additional embellishments. 


For this particular page, I  sewed a pocket to hold tags which I  intend to write about some cooking memories I  have with my mom and grandma. 

I  confess that I  had the intention of layering my recipe cards in a horizontal fashion, but it didn't quite work out that way! So, as crafters do we improvise!  I  punched holes at the top of each card and inserted them as shown.  That way I  you can view the front and back of each.

As you can see  some  of  my  pages  are  not  so  much  to  hold photos  or  recipes  but are  strictly  embellishments.   I  had  a lot   of   fun  creating in  this  manner  as  it  is  out  of  my  comfort  zone. Clear_Scraps_Baking_Chipboard_Embellishment7



Here, I  used the Baking Chipboard Embellishment Shapes as the focal points of the page. I embellished them the same way I  did the Mixer.  Again, I  adhered the chipboard using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 



For my last page,  I used  patterned  paper  and my  Scor-Pal  to  create  another  flap.  This  is  a great  technique  to  add  more  photos  or  journaling  to  your  albums. Clear_Scraps_Baking_Chipboard_Embellishment12



Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  See what is new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard, washi tape: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; journaling pen: American Crafts; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  punches: EK Success, Paper Shapers; stapler: Tim Holtz; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Stampendous, Recollections;  paint: DecoArt;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread 



Hearts Wood Card

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today working with the Hearts Wood Card as well as the Love chipboard Word Title to create a gift for someone special.


The card is approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4".  2 wood pieces are included and 2  holes are drilled along the left side so you can turn the card into a mini album, if desired.  Ink the panels with red ink.


Cut pattern paper to fit the back panel.  Ink with brown ink and adhere to the back panel.


Using brown ink and a large background stamp, stamp off on scrap paper first then stamp onto the top panel.  This created a slightly distressed effect.


Ink around the edges of the wood panels with brown ink.  Also ink around the hearts with brown ink.


Ink the Love chipboard word with red ink and spritz with spray ink.  Once dry, ink around the edges with brown ink, then adhere to the front cover.


Use ribbon to hold the card together.  


Consider cutting pages to fit and filling with love notes or poems before adding the ribbon.

Check out the variety of wood cards available in the store.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Imagine Ink; Rinea stamp; Lindy's Spray Inks; Ribbon

Love Mini Shaker Valentine Triptych


Tami with you on the blog today with a new project to share with you. Valentine's Day is coming up in just over a week; so now is the perfect time to make something special for someone special or just to add to your Valentine's Day decor.

Clear Scraps has lots and lots of fun shaker designs and I enjoy trying to find ways to incorporate them in my crafting. I thought it would be nice to create a Love themed triptych using the Love Mini Shaker and the Chipboard Tag Album. I also like all things vintage and Vintage Valentines are some of my favorite ephemera to collect. I had a paper collection that included vintage valentines in the designs, so I pulled that out to use along with some glitter, glitter gel pens, flowers, ribbons and vintage trims to use on the project.

Here is what it looked like when it was all finished...

I really like Clear Scrap's Chipboard Tag Album as you can use the pieces separately to make individual tags or make something by connecting them like this triptych.

I started with the Love Shaker. I painted the top layer with a base of white pearl pigment ink, then when that dried, I added a layer of Smooch Glitz and sprinkled with a vintage-white glitter while it was still wet...

Clear_scraps_valentine_love_shaker_chipboard_tag_bling_tsWhile the shaker dried, I applied a printed paper over the letters on the shaker back piece and a piece of silver foil board to the heart, then glued the other layers of the shaker on top of the back piece...

Clear_scraps_valentine_love_shaker_chipboard_tag_back_tsTo make the triptych, I used pieces of vintage twill tape to connect the tags. The tags were spaced about 1/2" apart to allow the pieces to fold...

Clear_scraps_valentine_love_shaker_chipboard_tag_join_tsThe fronts sides of the tags were covered with printed papers...


The Love Shaker was adhered to the center tag, then stickers (I outlined them with the Glitter Gel Pen), flowers and trims were added to embellish the triptych...


I hope you enjoyed this project and that you will come back soon to see what fabulous projects the other designers have to share with you!


Clear Scraps: Love Mini Shaker, Chipboard Tag Album and Sprinkles Heart Confetti Shaker Filler


Clear Snap: Adaline Opaline Pigment Ink, Pralines and Cream Fairy Dust Glitter and Frost Smooch Glitz, Reminisce Printed Papers and Stickers, Grafix: Silver Metallic Foil Board, Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry, King Art Silver Glitter Gel Pen, Bo Bunny Rhinestones and Pearls, Paper Flowers, Ribbons and Vintage Twill Tape, Silver Cord and Rick Rack