Albums

Clear Scraps Slimline Tab Album--Dreamer Mixed Media

Hi there everyone!  Laura with you today to get those creative

juices flowing in the New Year with a little mixed media album!

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The perfect starting point for a great mixed media album is a

Slimline Album from Clear Scraps!  You can choose chipboard,

(this one is the Chip TAB Slimline), or acrylic or wood.

To create the distressed look on this project cover, I

 started with a wash of distress paint in a soft green color.

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Next step was to frame out the front cover a bit.

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Bronze distress stain was brushed directly onto the edges.

The back cover got the same treatment.  To add to the

distressed appearance, a layer of Walnut Stain ink was applied.

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I used a sponge applicator and brushed the entire surface and

heavily all around the edges.  Some black distress spray was

spattered on the surface, and blotted to keep the look soft.

The cover was embellished with some stamped gear images,

metal pieces, and the gorgeous clock face.  That one is the

Roman Clock Chipboard Embellishment from Clear Scraps.

It got the same treatment as the cover, just a little heavier

on the bronze color to give it that patina metal look.

Here is the peek at the inside pages...

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On the right side, it's a simple piece of cardstock cut to size, then

folded in half.  Love to add inserts to these albums!  And there's

a little something hiding behind that...

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This page is just something to look pretty in between.

Of course you could always add a pic or a journal card!

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I included some lined cards on this page to add thoughts or

prayer requests.  Can also add a page or two of lined paper

in here later as my lists for the year grow.

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A fun section to add ideas and thoughts for new projects!

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The final section is one to add thoughts on improvement,

health, volunteer opportunities, etc.

Hope you enjoyed hanging out today!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Chip TAB Slimline Album,

Roman Clock Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint and Spray,

Black Soot Distress Spray, Walnut Stain Distress Ink,

Antique Bronze Distress Stain, Kraft cardstock, twine,

Stamperia Mechanical Fantasy paper collection,

 Asst'd metal embellishments, mini alpha,

Stampers Anonymous Observations,  ribbon,

enamel dots, foam tape, glue.


Snow Slimline Wood Mini Album

Hola!

Tami here on the Clear Scraps blog with you today.

Do you get snow where you live? Here in Texas - especially here in South Texas - snow is a rarity. Last year was certainly an anomaly! We not only got snow, we KEPT getting snow and the snow stayed around for days! i have lived here my whole life and although I remember a few other snows, this one was something else!

I wanted to make a special mini album to document this event, so I selected Clear Scraps' Slimline Wood Tab Mini Album as my base...

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I started by using color washes made from acrylic paint mixed with water to paint all the pages. I used a mix of blues and created ombre patterns on each.

For the front cover, I used a silver stencil paste and Clear Scraps' 6" Nordic Snowflakes to add a raised shimmery design at the top of the album cover. Once it was dry, I added some printed paper and my title using letters in chipboard and stickers.

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I used white pigment ink to stencil snowflakes on all the pages as well...

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Once all my pages were ready, it was time to decide what photos to use and what I wanted to journal. Here are pics of all the pages of my album..

Clear Scraps' Slimline albums come in chipboard, acrylic and wood. There are also several styles of each type. The large, tall size is great for vacations, holidays, birthdays, etc.

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps: 

Slimline Wood Tab Mini Album

6" Nordic Snowflakes

Other: The Crafter's Workshop: Silver Stencil Butter, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Clear Snap: White Pigment Paint and ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Acrylic Paint, Printed Paper, White Cardstock, Sticker Letters, Chipboard Letters, Notebook Paper and Book Rings

 


Hearth and Home Family/recipe Album

Hi Craft Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm happy to share some album inspiration with you. I think preserving family memories and maybe a favorite family recipe or two are so important and something you will cherish forever and pass on to the next generation. Clear Scraps has a variety of different albums to chose from. For today's project I'll be using Clear Scraps 8x8 tab Chipboard Album

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The first step I did was to paint a 1 inch border around all edges of each chipboard album page, using a vintage white acrylic paint. Let dry.

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Next I cut all my base papers to measure 7x7 and adhered to each of my album pages, including the front and back covers. I recommend using a strong and permanent glue, like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. The papers I used are Simple Stories Hearth and Home paper collection. 

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To decorate the front cover, I chose one of the 4x6 journaling cards and placed in the center of the front cover with foam dots. This adds dimension. I adhered 2 house puffy stickers over the 2 matching home images on my journaling card. Adhered the foam sentiment "gather" at the top right corner. Added acouple sticker hearts and a metal brad sticker to my journaling card image. Using pop dots, I adhered a sticker flower to the upper left corner on my cover page. Adhered 3 sticker sentiments at the upper right corner. 

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Page 1: (inside cover) I cut out one of the tags and scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered to the top left of my page. Then added a metal brad at the top of my tag. You could add a photo or family memory card if you like to this page. 

Page 2: I made a pocket page measuring 6x4 inches. Added a border punch edge at the top of my pocket before adhering. Tucked a recipe card aling wirh acouple journaling cards inside my pocket. I adhered a sticker sentiment to the tab on the right. 

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Page 3: I cut out 5 journaling cards and scored 1/2 inch at the top and waterfall adhered these to my page. Adhered a flag sentiment at the top left of my page. 

Page 4: using another journaling card, I scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered as a flip up page. Underneath I added a photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches, and adhered this to my page. Added a cute birdie sticker at the bottom left of my photo mat. On the front of  my flip page, I glued acouple chipboard stickers over the matching images and added a sentiment sticker Rise and Shine at the top right. To finish off this page I adhered a few enamel dots at the bottom of my page and acouple sticker sentiments on both tabs.

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Page 5: I cut out one of the recipe cards, scored a 1/2 inch at the top. Then adhered at the top of the page. Added 5 foam sticker hearts across the top of my recipe card. You could add a photo underneath the recipe card if you like. At the bottom I adhered some ephermera pieces using foam dots and a few stickers. 

Page 6: Added a simple photo mat measuring 5 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches centered onto my page. I added a chipboard sticker "Home" at the top of my photo mat. Adhered a foam sticker sentiment and a few metal beads at the bottom. On both tabs I adhered sticker sentiments. 

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Page 7: I cut out another journaling card image, scored 1/4inch on the left side and adhered this along the left edge of my page. I added a few sticker sentiments stickers at the top of my flip card. And sticker sentiment on the tab area.

Page 8: Adhered a photo mat measuring 4 & 1/2 x 5 inches and adhered to the center of the page. Added some sticker sentiments, bench sticker and a photo.

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To finish my album I added a few metal rings and some matching ribbons from my stash. 

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Here are some closeups:

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I hope you enjoyed my project today and I have  inspired you to try creating your own family album. Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here to see all the albums available to purchase, along with all the other craft supplies you'll be sure to love! Thanks for stopping by our Clear Scraps blog today. We appreciate you and can't wait to see what you create! Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana 

Other Supplies used: Simple Stories Hearth and Home paper collection, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, Foam dots, border punch, ribbons, 3 metal rings, Vintage white acrylic paint, white cardstock.


Good Cheer Christmas Chipboard Tag Album

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing one last Christmas project this year that features our Chipboard Tag Album with plenty of room for documenting those Christmas memories! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas - it's so hard to believe that it has come and gone! The real truth is that it'll be here again before we know it! You'll be seeing more Christmas projects from me in the upcoming months because Christmas is my favorite holiday and I create holiday cards and projects all year long!

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This was an easy and super fun project! I covered the front and back sides of the four tags with Christmas papers, inked the edges and embellished each side with coordinating papers and images. There are pockets with pull-out cards and tags, as well as folders that open outward and upward... lots of open space for photos and journaling. 


Clear Scraps products used:
Chipboard Tag Album

Other products used: 
Cardstock and patterned paper, chalk ink edger, tag die, circle punches, corner rounder, paper trimmer, glue, stapler, buckle embellishment, crafting cord, washi tape, ribbon, gemstones

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

 


Christmas Joy Slimline Album

Hello Crafters!

I'm Dana and I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog!  Christmas is approaching fast. If you are looking for some Christmas gift ideas, I'm here to hopefully inspire you with how to create a Slimline style album using Clear Scraps Chipboard Scalloped Slimline album. Click Here and also using Clear Scraps Chipboard Star bulbs Click Here 

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To start this project, we will be covering all our base pages including the front cover and back with paper. All papers will measure 5x11 inches. I'm using Mintay's Merry and Bright collection. But any Christmas papers you have in your stash will work. I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon 3-1 glue. Paint all tabs with cream acrylic paint. 

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Next cut apart one of your Clear Scraps Chipboard star bulbs from the pack. We will only be using one of the star bulbs for this project. You can save the other bulb for a future project. Using acrylic paint in gold metallic, apply paint on the hanging string and top of your star bulb. Then apply glue to the bow and sprinkle gold glitter on top. Shake off any excess glitter. Apply glue to the ornament bulb and sprinkle with green glitter. Shake off access glitter. Set aside to dry.

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Next I fussycut the mistletoe image from the ephermera sheet. Ink edges and apply foam dots to the back. Glue this piece on top of duplicate image on your front cover. Then take and add foam dots to the back of your chipboard Star bulb and adhere on the front of your album. Then apply some sticker sentiments onto front tabs. To finish the front cover, I added acouple sentiment chipboard stickers on the top and bottom of my cover. 

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Here's a close-up:

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Page 1: I made a pocket page, cut at 5x 4 & 1/2 inches, punched my bottom hole before adhering. Using a border punch,  I added a gold metallic border to the top edge of my pocket. I fussy cut out a pointsetta image from leftover scrap paper and adhered to top left side of my page, using foam dots. Applied some Stickles glitter to leaves and stamens. Tucked a journaling card inside my pocket. Added a sentiment chipboard sticker in the middle of my pocket. 

Page 2: Adhered a cream cardstock photo mat measuring 4 x 6 and adhered to the center of my page. Added a chipboard sticker flag to top of my photo mat. Sentiment sticker to the bottom of my photo mat. Then glued acouple small flowers on each side of my sentiment. Add a sticker border along the edge.

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Page 3 & 4 :

I couldn't bear to cover up these pretty papers so I left these pretty basic. I fussy cut one of the cute elves and adhered to the top left page using foam dots. Then glued a small pom pom to the top of his hat. Applied Stickles glitter to his collar and fur on his hat. I fussy cut a blue bulb ornament and using foam dots adhered this on top of the duplicate image on the left side of page 3. Add border stickers on each sides.

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Pages 4: I cut a scrap paper measuring 4 x 8 1/2 inches, score 1/2 inch at the right side and adhere at the right side as a flip page. Inside I added a photo mat 3 x 5 1/2 inches and adhered to the center of my page. Then added acouple stickers, one on the inside flap of my flip page and one on top of my photo mat. I glued another small pom pom to the little elves hat! 

Page 6: I cut another photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 4 inches and adhered to the center of my page. I added a flag sentiment sticker at top left side of my photo mat. Adhered 2 other sentiment chipboard stickers to the upper right corner of my page. Fussy cut a ornament image from the ephermera sheet and applied at the bottom of my page. Fussy cut the snowflake cookie and adhered on top of my ornament image eith foam dots. Glued a silver gem in the middle of my snowflake! Adhered border stickers along each edge of both pages. 

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Pages 7: I didn't want to cover up this cute paper lol  so all I did was add a sentiment chipboard sticker at the top of my page. 

Page 8: I took 5 journaling cards and scored 1/2 inch at the top.  For the Santa journaling card,  I  stapled a ticket onto my card before adhering to my page. Then adhered them all as a waterfall onto my page. Added a sentiment flap sticker on the top right of my page. Added some Stickles glitter to my Santa fur and beard!

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To finish this album, I tied some red sparkle tulle, gold and green mesh ribbon through the holes of my album. I hope you have been inspired today and will create a treasured album to enjoy for years to come!

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Here's some more closeups!

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Thank you so much for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today! Hope you have enjoyed this project and come away inspired. Be sure to check out all the new Slimline Albums and other craft supplies from Clear Scraps Click Here

Until we meet again, Happy Crafting! Looking forward to see what you create!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Beacon 3-1 glue, foam dots, Mintay Merry and Bright collection,  Stickles glitter: Christmas Red, Diamond, Holly Green, Martha Stewart glitter in Green and Gold, Martha Stewart border punch, acrylic paints cream and metallic gold, scoring board, bone folder, paper trimmer, hole punch, Christmas Red sparkle Tulle, Gold and Green mesh ribbons.

 


Christmas Acrylic Deco Slimline Album

Hello friends! The Christmas countdown is on with only a week left to go! Do you have your shopping finished? I am so behind this year but its ok as it will all get done.  Today, I'm sharing a Christmas themed mini using the    Acrylic Deco Slimline Album!  At first, I had planned to create a Christmas countdown/December Daily album but decided against it.  I thought I would have an album to add photos and journaling to at a later date.  

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I left the front cover of the album "bare" but did add the new Scallop Rectangle Mini Shaker Shape! Not only did I fill the center with sequins, but inserted die cuts and stickers as well! You can also see the Fancy Chipboard Borders that I painted with white acrylic paint and adhered using my Beacon 3 in 1 Adhesive. 

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Each page measures 5.5 x 11 so I cut my background pages to 4.5 x 10.5 inches. This gave enough room for the deco tabs to not be covered by patterned paper.  I then added spaces for journaling and or photos. 

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Here, I utilized one of the longer list cards of the collection I used to create a page about things I love about Christmas!  

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For my mini albums, I always love inserting something different for a page such as a pocket or flap. Here, I used paper to sew a pocket to store photos and tags for journaling.  

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Most of my photos I mat with white cardstock and plan them to be 4x4 or 4x5. I also usually will layer extra patterns under my photo mat as well along with embellishments. 

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard stickers, brads, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread

 


Christmas Elf Chipboard Album

Cheers to December, Clear Scraps friends!  It's Maureen here with you today, sharing a fun way to document all those Christmas photos.  I have so many pictures of my kids over the years to document.  Because of this, I needed some place to display them.  And, with all the creative ideas people share about an Elf on a Shelf, I thought this project would be a perfect item to share with YOU this season!

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I've chosen the 8x8" Chipboard Tabbed Album for this project.  This is a perfect size for specific themes, like documenting parties, baking and decorating, or even special shows or pageants over the years.  I knew right away I wanted it to look like an elf's body dressed up in these various events, so I set out to make elf costume ideas, including the traditional one for the front of the book.

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This cover page uses green card stock, along with accents in black and gold glitter paper.  The added element of fun is a red felt collar complete with sleigh bells sewn on the corners.  I used a tacky glue to secure the elements.

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Take a look at this first page of the album!  I'm using the 6" Christmas Sweater Masking Stencil as a backdrop, to make it look like a holiday sweater.  Isn't this fun??  This is a perfect page to document those ugly sweater holiday parties.  Embellishments and a title complete the look.

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I've gone over the sweater stencil with several different colors of inks and a sponge.  The key is to make sure you use an extra piece of paper to cover the areas you don't want shaded, and pick a row you want to start with.  I did red and green, and lined up the pattern each time I changed shades.

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The second page of this album is a great idea for those who spend time baking with their family or friends.  This page is reminiscent of a cute Christmas apron! 

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I'm using a red polka dot pattern and white card stock, and have created a lace trim from a border punch.  I've used some favorite baking dies in my stash to add to the fun.  And, no apron is complete without a cute ribbon and pocket to finish the look!

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Next we have a dressed up elf page - great for documenting a visit to the Nutcracker, or a special church service.  This page incorporates a doily for a collar and other fun embellishments.

We can't forget all those pictures with families in Christmas PJs!  I think this was one of our biggest traditions as my kids were growing up! How cute is it that the elf is holding the picture??

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I've done the arms with pop dots for dimension, using a simple rectangle shape for the arms.  I made it easy by securing these first, then trimming the edges.

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The 8x8 Chipboard Tabbed Album is held together with album rings that you can get at Clear Scraps as well.  I'm excited to display this book on my coffee table this Christmas season.  There are a variety of albums and ways to embellish them on the Clear Scraps site - I hope you take a moment to check it out.  Thanks for enjoying the season with me - until next time!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  card stock, Distress inks, glue and runner tape, pop dots, buttons, ribbon, border punch and assorted die cuts, sleigh bells, felt.


Featured Designer Hazel Estibeiro: Sunflower Wood Card Mini Album

 Hello its Hazel to share another project with you! Here I have used the Hearts Wood Card and 6 Inch Sunflower Mascil stencil from Clear Scraps.

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I have used Orange chalk paint to colour the bases and let it dry.
 
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 Here I have used Gesso and the sunflower stencil to enhance the front and back of the base.
 
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 I used spray colour over the gesso to enhance the sunflower.
 
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 I have used scrapbook papers from my stash and stuck them using Tacky Glue on the inner base of the album
 
 
I have also used flower embellishments  to form pockets to hold a photo,tag or note holders as shown in the picture.
 
 
 On the top cover of the album below  the round embellishment I have used the heart shape wood covered with pink scrap paper and then stuck the emblishments over it. I have also used ribbon to tie the birch wood base together to form a mini album.
 
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Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!

 

 

 

Products used are:

 

1.  CSWDChearts wood card 3×5 hearts.

2.  CSSMsnflowers :Sunflower 6×6 stencil.

3.  Lindy’s bling_y_blonde

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   4. iCraft chalk paint and

   5. scrapbook papers from                       

        my craft stash.

Happy Crafting 💕

 

 


Featured Designer Melly Art: Mini Mixable Dainty Album

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping in!  Its Melly Art and I’m sharing my final Guest Designer project with you.   I’m using the Mini Mixable Dainty 3.5 x 5 Album

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   Once I chose the photos the wanted to use, and the collection, this came together so fast.  I used photos of one of my sisters and her family from their annual photo session.  They went so beautiful with the Cocoa Vanilla These Days and Daydream collections.

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   The front acrylic piece, I used a double sided 3x4 card and adhered it on the backside with the phrase showing through.  I kept it simple and just added a fussy cut frame and butterfly, and a flower and leaf from the ephemera pack, and some pretty sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps.

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   For these two, I kept one side decorative with some cute phrase pieces pop up with some foam tape, hearts, and more sequins.  The other side I added a photo, the year, another frame and butterfly. 

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The boys!   I wanted to keep with the butterflies and flowers,  but not crazy, cause they’re boys.  So I used the ombré paper end that pulled out the yellow from their shirts, and the blue and green butterflies.  Still pretty and goes with the flow of the book, but not so pink and girly. 

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  The Girls!  The used the same ombré paper, but used the more pink end of it, also pulling in the yellow so it flowed with the other pages.  With this one I added more flowers and butterflies, cause why not!  I also added more sequins and puffy sticker words.

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  The back page, I used the wood grain paper, and another phrase piece and turned it into a shaker.  Using the same sequins, and some small fussy cut flowers that all move around.  Instead of using metal rings, I used some pretty ribbon to tie it together.

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I love how this project turned out.  The photo and collections worked perfectly! 
  I’ve had so much fun designing these 3 months!  I hope to be able to come back again as a guest and share more fun inspiration for you!   Until than you can me on Facebook. Melly Art or on Instagram @melly.Art.creates
  Happy crafting! 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fall Slimline Acrylic Album

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share another one of the fabulous Slimline Albums with you!  I love the fall colors and creating projects all about autumn!  For today's project, I used the Scallop Acrylic Slimline Album and am going to show you the techniques I used!  

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After removing the protective film from both sides, I applied four different colors of alcohol ink to the front cover.  I began by applying the lightest color (yellow) at the top followed by using the darkest (rust) at the bottom. Alcohol ink will dry quickly on the acrylic which is a nice quality! 

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Using the Scallop Chipboard Borders, I painted one with white acrylic paint followed by a coat of crackle effect. 

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After my crackle effect was dry, I applied a light coat of chalk paint in green.  You will notice the white acrylic paint shows through and gives a nice distressed look. I then used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to Adhere my Chipboard Border to the front cover of my album. 

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I used the Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishment Shapes to accent my album. I painted the chipboard frame with white acrylic paint and covered the base with patterned paper. I then added die cut and chipboard hearts to "fill" the jar.  Last, I added some bakers twine to the top. 

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For my inside pages, I cut 4 x 11.75 inch patterned paper for my background and added spots for journaling or photos.  With the Slimline Albums you have plenty of room to add multiple photos or extra embellishments (or lots of both)!  

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I love to layer my embellishments around journaling...here I plan to list favorite things about fall.  

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For this page, I created a pocket to insert journaling cards.  I attached tabbed stickers with a stapler for ease of pulling my cards out of the pocket. 

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For the next two pages, I used chipboard frames that were in the collection I used to hold future photos.

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For my last page, I  simply used cardstock as a place holder for a future photo.  I often like to place another pattern under my photo to add color as well as dimension. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog! You can find all of the Slimline Albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers and frames, brads, die cuts: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; alcohol ink: Ranger; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; crackle effect: Martha Stewart Crafts; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings. 


Shoe-Themed Acrylic Tag Album!

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun mini album created with our Acrylic Tag Album! This album documents the days long, long ago when I had a pair of shoes in every color imaginable to coordinate with every outfit! If you know me, you know I am passionate about two things: (1) fun folds and (2) shoes! Well, actually three things: (1) cats (we rescue), (2) fun folds and (3) shoes! ;)

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This was a super easy project and could be made for any theme. I cut different colors and patterns of paper for every page, hand-cut in a whimsical fashion, leaving just a tad bit of the clear acrylic showing on all edges. I die cut labels and stitched ovals for each page and layered the white stitched ovals on the label die cuts. I stamped different shoes (including boots and flip flops) with sentiments on the ovals and colored them with alcohol markers to coordinate with the patterned paper on that page. I created hole reinforcements with two circle punches and tied the pages together with purple wrinkled ribbon embellished with a shoe charm from my stash. I added tiny iridescent gemstones to each page to finish the album.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Acrylic Tag Album

Other products used:
Dark purple, magenta, gold, teal, blue, green, orange and white cardstock; patterned paper, clear stamps, rubber stamps, black ink, Versamark, alcohol markers, labels and stitched oval dies, circle punches, stamp positioner, die cutting machine, glue, embossing powder, glitter, ribbon, charm and rings, foam dimensional pads, gemstones and pick-up stick

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie







Thanksgiving Recipe Chipboard Album

Hello everyone!  Thanksgiving is getting closer and closer, isn't it?  I am excited that this year my daughter will be hosting from her first apartment.  She is excited to try out cooking a turkey dinner for the very first time!  She has watched me cook this dinner many times over the years, and it made me think of all the great memories of those holidays.

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I was inspired by this and decided I would put together a recipe book that would be part memories, and part recipes.  I'm going to give it to her as a keepsake, and I'm hoping to add her favorite recipes inside.  I wanted to make it so she could also add to it, so I'm going to be adding pockets to the book for her to stick in new recipes in the coming years.

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I'm using the Chip Tab Slimline Album - this looked like a good size for her to store, so it wouldn't take up a lot of room, but would hold both recipe cards and pictures.  I've covered the pages with a variety of Thanksgiving prints from a scrapbooking pad, and used the matching stickers to decorate the tabs.

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For the cover, I've die cut the letters to spell 'recipe' in a letter set that has a drop shadow, in navy blue and white.  I've staggered this down the page, and left room in the open spaces to add additional die cuts, like an apron, turkey and a pie.  

In my collection at home, I've got lots of food and kitchen die cuts, so I was really excited to put these to use!  On the apron, I decided to give it some dimension by adding a piece of ribbon underneath it to look like the strings of the apron.

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On page 2, I've added a photo of my daughter helping me with turkey prep.  It's also got a pocket at the bottom and an empty recipe tag shaped like a gift tag. 

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This was stamped with a set of recipe card stamps I had in my collection.  Later she can add to it as she wishes.  This pocket also has assorted dies, stickers and a doily for embellishment.

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Page 3 is my favorite - I've always loved this picture, because it was my daughter's first Thanksgiving.  And, as you can see - we caught her at the perfect moment! 

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More stickers and another pocket are here as well.  Pages 4 and 5 are using more of the stickers and papers that came with my scrapbook pad set.

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To assemble the book, I've decided to tie it together with assorted colors of twine.  My thought is that as the book gets bigger, she can swap it out for an expandable rings like the ones here, or add more pages.  This adds a colorful look and would look really cute on display in any kitchen!

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Do you have favorite traditions during Thanksgiving, or other holidays you celebrate?  I hope this book inspires you to try an album like this for your next memory project. 

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It's fun to look at the pictures, but also the old recipe cards I've received from friends and family over the years.  I encourage you to give it a try!  Thanks for stopping by!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  paper pad and sticker set (Photo Play), die cuts (assorted), Distress Oxide inks, tag maker (Sizzix), ribbon, assorted stamps, glue

 


Home Sweet Home Slimline Album

Hi Crafty Friends!

My name is Dana and I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today to share another project. Have you seen all the new Slimline albums from Clear Scraps? I love creating albums for myself and give as gifts to my special friend's and family. 

Today for this project we'll be using Clear Scraps Slimline Chipboard tab album Click Here and as a fun embellishment, I'm using Clear Scraps House shaker Click Here 

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Start by removing your house shaker pieces from your package. Paint the top shaker piece with any acrylic paint you prefer. I'm using a copper color paint. Set aside to dry. While that dries, choose a patterned paper or journaling card to decorate the back shaker piece. Trace around your piece using a pencil. Adhere with glue to the shaker base. I prefer using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. It's strong and work well with chipboard. Trim with x-acto knife around the edge. Smooth around all edges with distress or sanding tool. 

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Now glue your next two chipboard shaker pieces onto your bottom base. Fill your shaker with sequins, beads or glitter. For my project I chose Clear Scraps fall sequins. The colors are so pretty! Next peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic shaker piece, and glue on top of your previous layer. Then adhere the top painted piece. Set aside to throughly dry before shaking! 

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Now we can start covering our album with patterned papers.  I'm using Paige Evans "Bunkalow Lane" collection to decorate this album. All base papers will measure 5x11 inches, the size of this album. Make sure to mark and punch all holes along the side of your album, before adhering them with glue. The tab areas I left bare for now. We can decorate those with other sentiment phases as we go along. 

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To decorate the front cover, I adhered my shaker house towards the bottom of my album with Beacon 3 in 1 glue. I took some "Welcome" sentiment stickers and adhered diagonally across my album cover. Added a few epoxy sticker leaves and chipboard heart XO sticker on my chimney of my shaker house. I cut some hearts from a border piece and glued to the tab front.

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Page 1: Created a pocket measuring 5x4 &1/2 inches, punched my hole and adhered to my page. I added some rick rack trim to the top of my pocket and a few puffy sticker buttons. Tucked a journaling card inside my pocket and a sentiment phase on the tab area.

Page 2: Adhered some chipboard flag stickers along the top, added a photo mat, using leftover paper, measuring 4x6 inches and a white mat measuring 3 & 1/4 x 5 &1/2 inches. Added a sentiment on the bottom of my photo mat, some more chipboard stickers and border to the tabbed area.

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Page 3: I created a flip up piece using one of the journaling cards, 4x6, perfect for adding a photo. Then scored 1/2 inch at the top before adhering to  my page. Added a epoxy sticker heart on top. Took the cute camera ephermera piece, added foam dots to the back and adhered at the bottom of my album page.

Page 4: 4x6 patterned paper photo mat, white mat measures 3 1/4 x 5 inches. I added a chipboard leaf sticker at the top. Fussy cut a "falling in love" leaf sentiment. Adhered with foam dots at the bottom of the page.

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Page 5: Photo mat 4 x 4 &1/2 patterned paper, white mat measures 3 x 3 & 1/4 inches. Adhered a few puffy sticker hearts and star in upper right corner. Adhered a heart border at the bottom of my page. Took a ephermera card and adhered at the top with foam dots. Added a cute little bird paper clip on my journaling card. 

Page 6: Created another pocket 5x 4 1/2 inches. Punched my bottom hole and adhered to the page. Tucked a few ephemera cards inside my pocket. Added a sentiment from my ephermera pack to my pocket with foam dots. Took a Thankful ephermera tag and adhered at the top with a puffy sticker button!

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For my last two pages I added a chipboard house sticker in the middle of the page, added a ephermera chair with foam dots on the left. Glued the cat on top of the chair. Plant epoxy sticker on the side. Took the "Comforts of  Home" sentiment from the  ephermera pack, and adhered at the top using foam dots!

Final page: photo mat 4x 6 inches, white photo mat 3 & 1/4 x 5 inches on top. Chipboard sticker sentiments at the top and along the bottom right below my photo mat. Add a epoxy sticker coffee cup to finish my page.

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To finish my album, I threaded some gold ribbon through the holes of the album and tied them into a bow!

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Here are acouple closeups:

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I hope you enjoyed this project today and I have inspired you to make an album for yourself. Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here and see all the Slimline albums and shakers available to purchase. Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy Crafting! 

Dana 

Other Supplies used: Finnibair Metallic Copper paint, Paige Evans "Bunkalow Lane" 12x12 paper pad, chipboard stickers, ephermera pack and puffy stickers, paper punch, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, scoring board, trimmer,  gold ribbon, Foam dots, sequins.


Circle Ghosts Mini Shaker Shape Album

Hello everyone! Its Jennifer here on the blog today to share a Halloween mini album today featuring the new Circle Ghosts Mini Shaker Shape!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love creating projects all about the month of October!  I used the Wood Deco Slimline Album for my book and am going to show you all of my techniques! 

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For the Shaker, I used black acrylic paint on the top chipboard frame as well as the edges of the two middle frames.  I covered the chipboard base with patterned paper affixing with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.

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I then affixed the two center frames to the base and added coordinating colors of sequins to the center.  Adding adhesive around the edges of the chipboard is best when affixing the acrylic shape.  Next, you are able to adhere the top chipboard frame. 

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And here is a close up of the finished shaker which I added a die cut to the top corner.  I adhered my shaker to the front of my album using my Beacon Adhesive. 

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For each of the five pages of my Slimline Album, I painted the outside thirds with black acrylic paint as I knew I  would be adding patterned paper. For my back cover, I did paint the entire piece.

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I usually leave the inside of the front cover for journaling about the event/holiday.   Here, I added a journaling spot along with some embellishments.

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Many of my photo spots are for 4x4 size but you can fit up to 4x6 on each page.  There are many combinations of possibilities! 

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For this page, I affixed a journaling card with washi tape as well as added a tag at the bottom in order to "flip up" the card to reveal a photo underneath. 

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I left photo spaces for a 4x4 and 3x5 (which I  find fit nicely in the Slimline Albums)

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Or, as in the next two pages, you can add a photo along with a space for journaling.  

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Do you have any Halloween traditions that you try to do each year?  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog!  You can see all Clear Scraps' new products by going HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard stickers, brads, washi tape, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  stapler: Tim Holtz; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics;  sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Jillibean Soup; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, ribbon, chrome book rings

 


Once Upon A Time Slimline Album

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog today sharing an album project I hope you like. If you believe in fairytales and finding true love, I have the perfect album for you! I'm using Clear Scraps Slimline Deco Chipboard album Click Here  and round circle shaker. You can see all the variety of shakers available Click Here 

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First I took some Finnibair Sparks paint and a paint brush and applied the paint to the front and back Deco edges on my album. Let dry. 

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The papers I chose are from Stamperia Sleeping Beauty collection. All base papers will measure 5x11 inches, the size of this album. I adhered all my papers to the front and back covers, and all inside pages with glue. I recommend using a strong glue like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Don't forget to mark and punch all your holes along the edge of your papers before gluing. Set your album aside for now.

Next remove your shaker pieces from the package. Take your bottom shaker piece and trace around the edge with a pencil onto your paper. I chose to use one of the round paper images in my paper pack. Cut out image and glue onto your bottom shaker piece. Trim or distress around edges till smooth. Now take your top shaker piece and apply some glitter, paint whatever you prefer. I used Glitteriffic gold glitter and applied around the edge using a paintbrush. I love how easy it is to add some sparkle to your shaker! Let dry.

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Now we are ready to assemble our shaker. Glue your next 2 chipboard pieces onto your bottom shaker piece. Fill the middle of your shaker with sequins, glitter, confetti or whatever you prefer. Peel off the protective film off both sides of your acrylic shaker piece. Carefully glue on top of the previous layer. Glue the top shaker piece in place. Set aside to throughly dry before shaking! I know it's hard to resist shaking right away, but if you do your shaker filler will stick to the sides, and you definitely don't want that to happen.

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Now we are ready to decorate the cover of our album! I glued my shaker piece in the center of the album. I took a sentiment from my chipboard pack, added foam dots to the back and adhered this above my shaker. I fussycut out the image if Sleeping beauty and the Prince, added some pop dots on the back, then adhered them towards the bottom. I took some rose diecuts and glued in scattered areas on my cover. To finish my cover, I added a few sequins.

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For the first two inside pages, I added a Love sentiment diecut to the top of my left page. I fussy cut a cat image, inked edges and adhered to the bottom of my left page with foam dots. These papers were so pretty I didn't want to cover them up! 

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For page 3, I added a clear diecut sentiment towards the bottom left page using foam dots. For page 4, I made a pocket measuring 5 x 41/2 inches, punched my bottom hole and glued onto the bottom of my page. I tucked in the Prince diecut doll and a clear diecut sentiment into my pocket. I adhered a few pink stars in the sky background on my pocket. Then added a window diecut piece at the top of my right page.

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Page 5, I cut out one of the journaling cards and adhered to the center of my page and added a clear rose diecut to the top  of my card.  I glued another Make a Wish sentiment above my journaling card. Added a jewel from my stash to the top of my left page. For page 6, I cut a small flip page to measure 4 x 3 1/2 inches, scored 1/2 inch on the right and adhered to the right side of my page. I fussy cut the spindle wheel and adhered with pop dots to the top of my flip page. Inside my flip page I took one of the leftover images of Sleeping beauty and glued it inside.

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For the last two pages, I made another pocket page on the left. Added a diecut chipboard sticker on top of my pocket. Tucked in 3 tags from the card pack, added some light blue ribbon at the top if each tag. I glued a diecut sentiment at the top of my left page. Page 6, I made a flip page using one of the cards from the card pack. Cut it down to size, scored 1/2 inch on the left, punched my holes. Then adhered to my right page. I added another diecut sentiment to the top. This page would be great to add a wedding photo.

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To finish your album, I took some pink velvet ribbon to tie all my pages together into a bow!

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Here are a few closeups:

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I hope I have inspired you today and you'll want to create your very own album for yourself or a special person in your life! Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog today. Don't forget to check out all the new Slimline albums available from Clear Scraps on their website Click Here

Until we meet again, stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Finnibair Sparks paint- Dragon's Eye, Stamperia Sleeping Beauty collection, foam dots, Glitteriffic Gold glitter, paintbrush, scoring board, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, crystal gem, confetti in clear and gold, sequins.


Motivations Slimline Acrylic Mini Album

HiYa,

Tami here on the blog with you today with a project to share.

I have been trying to make some healthy changes to my lifestyle, and it hasn't been easy, but it is getting easier!

I have found that silly little sayings and quotes stick in my head and really do come in handy when I am in need of some motivation.

I thought I'd make myself a mini album to put some of my favorite quotes in. I wanted it to be bright, fun and colorful to keep me inspired to look through it daily.

Clear Scrap's new Slimline Mini Albums come in a variety of styles and types. Since I wanted something colorful, I decided to use alcohol inks on acrylic. And because I wanted to use the album horizontally, I opted for the Regular Acrylic Slimline Album...

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All of Clear Scraps Acrylic products come with a protective film on both sides. For this project, I wanted to leave the film on one side while I worked on the other. This way, the backsides of the pieces would all stay clean...

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Acrylic albums require a little more thought and planning than other types of mini albums since what you do on one side will be visible on the other. So it's important to keep that in mind while you are working on your acrylic album. 

I wanted the colors on each page to layer with colors on the other pages to create new colors when the pages were stacked. With that in mind, I selected primary colors and kept one color family per page.

I started with pinks and reds on the top page. I added drops of alcohol ink and then tilted and blew the colors to get them to run into each other...

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I wanted a little more blending and runs, so I added drops of alcohol and again tilted and blew on the inks...

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I did the next page with shades of yellow and the third page with blues. The first picture shows the red page layered on top of the yellow page, then the red and yellow layered over the blue in the second pic. You can see how lots of other colors are created by layering the pages...

My plan was to use the 3 primary colors, then use a pearl on the last page. BUT... I realized there were FIVE pages, and my color plan accounted for four. I noticed that I didn't get many purple shades, so I decided to make the fourth page shades of a pinky-purple. I also checked placement and inked around areas that didn't have much color already when the album was stacked. Here's a look at the pages all stacked up...

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I set the pages aside to dry completely, then I pulled the protective film off the backs of all the pages...

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Next I started planning out my quotes and writing them on white cardstock. I adhered the pieces back to back on opposite sides of the pages. I only placed glue at the centers. I also inked the backside of the papers so that if any portion showed from the other side it looked like a mat...

Once all the pages were finished, I stacked them in order and attached rings in the holes. Multi colored ribbons tied to the rings finished it off...

This project was fun but MESSY! As my desk (not to mention my hands) can attest to...

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SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps: Regular Acrylic Slimline Album and Book Rings

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Alcohol Inks & Tools, ClearSnap: ColorBox Pigment Inks, Fine Tipped Black Pen and Ribbon