Albums

Clear Scraps Slimline Albums--Mermaid Tales

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share some summer vibes with you in a

project created using one of the new Clear Scraps Slimline Albums!!

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those summer pictures of the lake, the beach, the pool, whatever!

The cover is different patterned papers torn to create a wave look that adds some

texture to the front of the album too and then one of the Clear Scraps shakers,

the Mini Shaker Fin, is the perfect embellishment.  I painted the top frame using kind 

of an ombre look in different shades of aqua, and traced the tail shape on a beachy

patterned paper for the base piece, then filled the shaker with sparkly sequins in pretty

ocean colors to fit the theme of my mini album.

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The next pages are covered with more patterned papers in shades of blue, aqua, and

patterns that made me think of a pool, or the beach.  The pictures and a few embellishments

were added to complete the page.  I love the larger size in these slimline albums, it gives you

a lot of extra room to add more pictures or embellish with a lot of fun stickers and such!

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There is a lot of room to fit at least 2 pictures, and even full size pictures!

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You can keep the pictures straight, or angle them--again, plenty of room!

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For the last page, I had already traced the mermaid tail on

some patterned paper that reminded me of mermaid tail scales.

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These were glued onto the back of the album at different angles,

then trimmed along the edge of the album, and after they were glued to the

album, and I went around the edges with some glitter glue to give it

just a little of that mermaid sparkle.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Wood Wave Slimline Album, Mini Shaker Fin

Other:  aqua and green acrylic paint, adhesive, foam tape,

white cardstock, Vicki Boutin Storyteller paper and stickers,

ribbon, Stickles glitter glue.

 


Mouse Autograph Album

Hi everyone, have you seen the assortment of  wood cards available in the store?  Not only can you use them as cards, but consider using them as mini albums.  Check out the cute Mouse Autograph Album I chose to create.  

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I used the Mouse Wood Card, choosing to turn it into an autograph album. 
With the world finally opening up, how fun would it be to gather signatures of your favorite characters at Disney World in this Disney themed mini album.

It's the perfect size to hold onto while walking around the park, or you can just as easily slip it into your purse.
 
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I inked the covers with yellow ink because it was handy.  But I could also have painted the covers.
 
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I cut about a dozen pages to fit inside the album and then punched the holes.
 
Placing the 6" Dandelion Wind stencil on the front cover, I inked portions with brown ink.
 
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To finish I placed several metal word titles from my stash on the cover.
 
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Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 
Other Supplies:  Ink, Ribbon, Metal Embellishments

Country Kitchen Slimline Scalloped Album

Hello Crafters!

Dana here! I love creating albums! How about you? Have you seen all the new Slimline albums from Clear Scraps? We will be using Clear Scraps  Wood Scalloped Slimline album for today's project Click Here    and the new Scalloped Chipboard border Click Here

To start, I painted a one inch border on all pages using Acrylic paint (Parchment) let dry. I took my chipboard scalloped border and painted both the front, back and edges using cherry red acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.

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The papers I chose to use are Carta Bella Country Kitchen collection, which includes matching ephermera, tags and stickers. All base papers will measure 41/4 x 10 1/4 inches. For the front cover,  I cut another paper at 3 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches to adhere on top of my base paper, using foam tape. I added some banner stickers along the scalloped edge of my album. I decorated the front cover with some ephermera,  sentiment titles, added foam dots to the back of my vintage gal sticker and adhered to the right of my album. I fussy cut out the canning jars, inked the edges and added pop dots before adhering to the bottom of my album cover.

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Page 1: I added a pocket, and border edge using a border punch from my stash. Tucked in acouple journaling cards. Added some sticker sentiments and pop dots to my milk bottle cap!

Page 2: I added a cream cardstock photo mat measuring (3 1/4 x 5) and memories tab sticker on the left top. Took two ephermera pieces and adhered to the  top and bottom of my page using foam dots. 

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Page 3: I made a flip up page measuring 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, scored 1/2 inch at the top, added a punched border at the bottom and adhered this piece to the top of my page. I added a scalloped border sticker on the top. Took the Rooster ephemera tag and adhered to my flap page along with a button at the top of my tag. You could add a photo underneath the flip up page.

Page 4: I took another ephemera card and adhered slightly below the top page using foam dots. This would be a perfect place to add a favorite recipe! I adhered a rooster sticker at the bottom along with some rub on sentiments to finish my page. 

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Page 5: I made another pocket page, using yellow cardstock and added a sticker border to the top of my pocket. Pop dots to my sentiment and garden lady ephermera pieces. 

Page 6: I made a side pocket using red cardstock,  measuring 3 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, added a punch border. This pocket will open to the right. I like to add a few journaling cards and tag with some twine tied at the top of my tag. Ephermera sentiment and a frame in the middle of the page. You could slip a photo inside the frame if you like! Sentiment  at the top and a vase/daisies sticker at the bottom of my pocket. 

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Page 7: Made another pocket using a larger journaling card, tucked in a few ephermera cards and tag with some twine tied at the top! Farm to table sticker at the top of the page. 

Page 8: Another pocket with a punched border edge, some canning jar stickers at the bottom using foam dots. Tucked a few cards into the pocket. 

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Now take your pages and attach together using metal rings. Take your scalloped chipboard border piece, mark the holes and punch out using a Crocodile hole punch. Add the chipboard border to the front of your album. To finish off, I tied acouple ribbons to my metal rings.

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I hope you are inspired now and will want to create your own album to hold your treasured recipes and photos. 

Here are some closeups:

 

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'Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here 

Thank you so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today! Have a great week and till next time, Happy Crafting!

Other Supplies used: Acrylic paint, Martha Stewart scalloped border punch, Carta Bella Country Kitchen Collection, Foam dots, Craft glue, Crocodile punch

 


Adventure Wood Slimline Album

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog using one of their newest Slimline Albums - The Wood Regular Slimline.

 
I started by spritzing the covers with water, then adding assorted colors of Brushos Color Crystals to create the background.
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I wanted some of the wood grain to show so I spritzed additional water to allow the colors to spread.
 
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Once dry, I taped the Adventure Stencil on an angle on the front cover and started inking the stencil with black ink. 

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I continued inking and re-inking the stencil until adventure was dark enough.

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Remove the stencil to see the fabulous result.  The slimline albums are the perfect size for the 12" stencils.
 
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Place the 6" Beach Fun Stencil on the front cover and ink the flip flops with different colors of ink.   Next, place the 6" Summer Palms Stencil in the upper corner and ink with green and brown inks.

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Add large rings and tie mesh ribbon to each ring.  I can't wait to fill this album with all the things we can finally do this summer.
 
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Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 
Other Supplies:  Brusho Color Crystals, Oxide Inks, Ribbon
 

Disney Slimline Tab Acrylic Album

Hi Ya'll,

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

I made a Disney Mini Album using one of Clear Scraps' new Slimline Albums; the Acrylic Tab Slimline. This new line of albums measure 5 1/2" X 11" and come in both chipboard and acrylic. Slimline cards are all the rage and these albums really "measure up" to that trend.

Whether you use them vertically, as I did for this project, or horizontally, you'll have lots of room for your photos and embellishments...

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Working with acrylic when making a mini album gives you design opportunities that you don't get using pages you can't see through. The biggest one for me is that I can layer elements on each page so they "stack up" and create a collage when the album is closed...

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I find the easiest way to do this is to work from the last page up. Placing the tallest elements on this page, then decreasing the size of papers and embellishments on each page above it. You can also see where to place embellishments so that they "layer" instead of getting hidden behind other embellishments. And if you stack each page on top of the last while you work, it is easy to layer and keep all your papers straight.

Paints and alcohol inks work well on acrylic too and can provide interesting design elements.

One other thing to keep in mind is that if you are using double sided paper, it can be seen from both sides, so you don't have to put paper on both sides of each page.

I like to adhere the printed papers by placing glue at their centers that can be covered with a photo mat or embellishments on the other side of the page. Use this same technique with embellishments too; only adhere by their centers, then cover the glued area with another similar size or shape embellishment on the other side of the page.

Here's a look inside my album...

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Notice how design elements from previous pages are visible on the open pages as you look through the album.

To put the album together, I slipped elastic pony tail holders through each hole, then tied ribbons through the ends of the loops.

I also added some tag elements to the album; I made twine loops for them then threaded them in between the pages.

You can write on the tabs using a permanent pen if you want to. but because I wanted labels on each side, I cut narrow pieces of cardstock and adhered them back to back to write the section names on.

I hope this project gave you some ideas to use on your own albums.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Acrylic Tab Slimline

Other: Echo Park: Printed Papers and Embellishments, Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Sakura: White Gelly Roll Pen, Cardstock,  3D Dots, Fine Tipped Black Marker, Ribbons, Twine and Pony Tail Holders


America the Beautiful Slimline Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! I love creating mini albums all year long!  For today's project,  I'm using Clear Scraps new Slimline acrylic album. Click Here I love the sleek Deco style and this will be perfect for all your 4th of July family photos! We'll also be using Clear Scraps Deco Chipboard borders Click Here  and Chipboard Multi Stars Click Here

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We will start by cutting apart our multi stars and save the chipboard frame piece for another project. I used acrylic paint in white for one of my stars. The red and blue stars I inked with Versamark clear ink and added red and blue embossing powers on top. Heat with your heat tool. Set them aside. 

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Next take apart your acrylic album. We will be covering the front, and back album pages with paper measuring 4 5/8 x 10 5/8 inches. Some pages I cut smaller to create pockets and leave some of the see thru acrylic visible. I will explain as we go along. The paper I'm using is from Carta Bella "God Bless America" paper collection. Be sure to not add adhesive where it will show through the acrylic. Also don't forget to peel off the protective film on both sides of all your pages, before decorating. Also mark and punch holes in all your album pages as you go along. 

For page 1,  I cut my pocket at 4 1/2 x 5 1/2. Tucked some journaling cards inside my pocket. Added a ephemera piece with foam dots in the upper left corner. Page 2, I cut a polka dot paper measuring  4x7 inches. Score 1/2 inch on left to make a flip page. Add some stickers on top.

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Page 3, I cut another pocket, added a sticker in the upper right corner and tucked one of the journaling cards inside the pocket. Page 4, I used a diecut from my stash, to decorate the top portion of my page. Took a frame and added an ephemera card to the back of my frame and adhered with foam dots to the top of page. The bottom of my page, I adhered a journaling card and a few stickers.

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Page 5, I adhered a journaling card over the previous journaling card. For page 6, take and cut apart one of the Deco Chipboard borders. You can save the other border for another album or project. I painted my border with bright red acrylic paint on both sides. Let dry. Then I added a sticker border to left edge and a few stars on the right side.

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For page 6, cut your paper 4 5/8 x 10 5/8 adhere to your album page. Then take some Beacon 3 in 1 glue, and adhere your chipboard border to the right edge of your album page, making sure you line up all edges evenly.

 

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For the last two pages, I cut both papers at 4 5/8 x 10 5/8. For page 7, I cut my paper at 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches. I scored 1/2 inch at the top to make a flip up page. I added a sticker at the bottom of my flip page with foam dots. I love the added dimension it creates. Page 8,  I cut my paper 4 1/2 x 7 inches and adhered in the middle of my page. The paper that shows through is your back cover paper. I added some USA stickers to the bottom of page with foam dots.

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To finish my album cover, I added a piece twine, adhered some banner flags on top of my twine with foam dots. Glued my chipboard multi stars to scattered areas on my album cover. Added a sentiment ephermera piece with foam dots to my cover. Then tied my pages together with ribbons and tulle!

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Here are a few closeups!

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I hope you enjoyed my project today! I hope this will inspire you to create a summer album to showcase all your 4th of July photos! Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog. We appreciate you! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click Here   for all your crafting supplies and see all the new products available for purchase.

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 

Other Supplies used: Carta Bella God Bless America paper collection, Beacon 3 in 1 glue, foam dots, paper punch, Versamark clear ink, embossing powder in sparkle Red and Blue. White acrylic paint. 

 


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!

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

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

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Here is a close up of the end result!

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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

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

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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.

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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.  

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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. 


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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. 

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

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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

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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! 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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▼ 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. 

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

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▼ 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. 

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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: Scrapbook.com 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! 

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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. 

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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. 

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

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

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

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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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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! 

Dana

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

 


Stenciled Feathers Altered Tag

Hola!

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...

 

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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.

SUPPLIES: 

Clear Scraps: 

5 X 9 Feathers Layering Stencil

Chipboard Tag Album

other: 

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

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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! 

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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!  

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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.  

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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. 

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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. 

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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!

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▼ 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.

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

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

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▼ 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.

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

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

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▼ 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!

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

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

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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: Scrapbook.com Double Sided Tape and foam tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue
Paper Trimmer, Border Punch: Fiskars