Albums

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


Wood Card Vintage Sewing Album

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun vintage sewing album created with Blank Wood Card for the front and back covers and Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments used as the focal on the front of the album! I layered the two dress forms together to make one embellishment with some really good dimension. If you're a sewing fanatic, you'll love this! I cut four pages for the inside of the album and embellished the front and back of each page, leaving plenty of room for photos and/or journaling!

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The front and back covers of the album were created with Blank Wood Card. In addition to the stamped and painted Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments on the front, I used a vintage button, charms, ruler ribbon, and elements from the digital accessories. I used digital sewing journal pages and accessories on the covers and all the pages. The edges of the covers and pages are inked with distress ink. The inside of the front and back covers are painted with chalk paint and each has a spool element from the digital accessories. All four of the pages on the inside are embellished with digital journal pages. They also have folders that open, flaps that open up and out, and pull-outs - all embellished with elements from the digital accessories along with stamped and die cut buttons, and all with plenty of room for journaling and/or photos. I did a little ink splattering with a fan brush on each page, trying not to over-do it because I love ink splatters, lol! And finally, I tied two ribbons on the binding rings with crafter's cord. Here are shots of the front and inside cover, front and back all pages, and the inside and back cover.


Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card
Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments
Small sanding stick

Other products used:
Teal, brown, ivory, pink and tan cardstock; rubber stamp, clear stamps and dies, and digital journal pages and accessories; green ink, brown distress ink, variety of circle punches, corner rounder, chalk paint, stamp positioner, binding rings, ribbon and crafting cord, vintage button, charms, distress collage medium, die cutting machine, fan brush, green and pink sparkle embellishments

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

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Golden Paradise Beachy Acrylic Album

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps blog to share a Summer Beachy Acrylic Album project. I'm using Clear Scraps Acrylic Wave Slimline album. Click Here

I love the Slimline design and wavey edge that gives this album a unique style! We'll also be using Clear Scraps Sand Dollar Chipboard Embellishments Click Here

To begin our project, cut apart your chipboard embellishment shapes. Save the outside frame from your chipboard. We'll be using it later. Sand off any rough edges. I took some beige cream colored acrylic paint and applied to my sanddollar chipboard shape. Let dry. Then I applied some Ultra Sparkle paste( Golden Sand) over the top. Set aside to dry. Take your starfish chipboard shape and cover with some Gold Crackle paste. Set aside and let dry.

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Now we'll start working on our acrylic album. I recommend peeling off each page as you go along. That way you won't accidentally scratch your acrylic. To adhere your papers to your album, I recommend using a clear adhesive or vellum tape. Remember to only apply adhesive where it won't show through to the other side. 

The papers I chose to use for this album are Prima Marketing Golden Coast collection, along with puffy stickers, ephermera and crystal gems. Cut all your papers to measure 4 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, leaving a edge of the acrylic visible on all 3 sides. Be sure to punch holes before adhering your papers onto your acrylic page.

Page 1: I took a 3x4 journaling card and scored 1/2 inch on the left and adhered to the top left side of my page. I made a pocket at the bottom of my page. Added an ephermera heart and tucked a small journaling card inside of my pocket. 

Page 2: I added a cream photo mat measuring 4 x 3 3/4, and a puffy shell sticker and some gems.

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Page 3: I made another pocket page, with a punched border at the top. Add one of the sentiments from the ephermera pack and crystals. 

Page 4: I made a flip page measuring 3 & 1/2 x 8 inches, score 1/2 inch on the right side and adhere to your page. You could add a photo inside. Took a journaling card, added foam tape to the back and adhered centered on my flip page. Glued a Prima flower on top. I stapled a sentiment at the top. 

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Page 5: I took the frame from our chipboard and covered it with some silver Washi tape. I added a photo to the back of my frame. Then adhered onto my page. Added another sentiment and puffy sticker heart at the top. Glued a Prima flower on the lower left corner of my frame. Pop dot an ephermera piece at the bottom of my page. 

Page 6: After adhering my paper, i added another punched border on the right side. I took some of the 3x4 journaling cards and waterfall them on my page. Took the anchor ephermera piece, added a foam dot and adhered to the bottom of the page. Then add a Prima crystal.

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Page 7: I cut a piece of paper 4 & 1/4 x 4 & 1/2 inches, scored 1/2 inch on the right, punched a hole at the bottom before adhering to the page. Added a puffy seahorse stickers and some gems. A bit of glitter to my shell. Add a sentiment at the top. 

Page 8: Made another pocket with a border and tucked a few ephermera cards inside the pocket. Pop dot an ephermera piece on top of my pocket. Prima crystals at the top of my page to finish.

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Now to decorate the cover of our album, take another journaling card, add some foam tape to the back and adhere in the center. I took my Starfish chipboard piece and cut it in half. Tuck one piece behind your journaling card on the upper right corner and the remaining piece on the bottom left corner. I took the chipboard sand dollar, added some foam dots to the back and adhered over the bottom right corner of my journaling card. I tucked a shell ephermera piece behind my sanddollar with foam dots. The gold seahorse I glued over part of my shell. At the top I glued some Prima flowers, and palm leaves. Fussy cut acouple shells from my leftover paper. I tucked them in between the flowers along with a puffy and ephermera heart. I glued acouple pearls onto my flower petals. I brushed my flower petals with a bit of Luna paste Golden Sand. Added a few crystals. To finish my album, I added 3 metals rings, tied some pink, white and coral blue tulle onto my metal rings, and added a shell charm!

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Here are a couple closeups:

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I hope you have enjoyed my project and I have inspired you to make one for yourself. I think it's the perfect way to showcase all our summer vacation photos!  Thank you for stoppung by the Clear Scraps blog! Don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here to see all the new styles of Slimline albums available to purchase. Until next time Happy Crafting!

Dana 

Other Supplies used: Prima Golden Coast collection,  Stickles glitter Diamond, foam tape and dots, Finnibair Hold crackle paste, Luna paste Golden Sand, border punch, 


Vacation Slimline Album

Hello everyone, do you have summer plans?  Do you need a way to document your vacation?  Have you seen the new Clear Scraps Slimline Albums?  They are so fun.  I've used the Chip Tab Slimline Album.

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Containing 5 pages, this chipboard album is perfect for creating a wide assortment of projects.  I chose to create a vacation album and while, we haven't been able to take a vacation recently, I plan on using this album for an upcoming vacation.  

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Because I don't know where we'll be going, I chose to decorate the front cover.  I'll fill in the interior pages once we've finally taken that trip!

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These chipboard pages are very sturdy and can withstand paint and ink.  I chose to add pattern paper to the cover, then used the Expressions Small Vacation word as a stencil, inking around it with black ink.  I left the film in place while using it as a stencil so the word would not pick up the color.

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Then I removed the film on the reverse side and inked it with blue ink and adhered it to the album cover.

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Next, I used decorated the  Mini Shaker Flip Flops, inking the top layer with blue ink and the bottom layer with salmon ink.  Once the ink dried, I adhered the bottom layers together. 

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Small beads were placed in the bottom layer.  The film was removed from the acrylic layer and the flip flop was assembled.

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The flip flop shaker was adhered to the album on a slight angle.

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What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies: Ink, Cardstock, Ribbon, Beads

 

 


Summer Acrylic Circle Scallop Mini Album

Hello everyone! Jennifer here back on the blog to share another mini album with you! Next to layouts, using Clear Scraps Mini Albums are my favorite to create with!   Using the Acrylic Circle Scallop Mini Album and colorful alcohol inks I put together a book to document some of my favorite summer 2021 photos! Each page bears a different design of scallops which cascade into larger sizes! 

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For my front cover, I used the 4x6 Sunrise Stencil along with alcohol ink in yellow. I secured my stencil to the front with washi tape and lightly dabbed the ink onto the surface. It helps to remove the protective film from only the front as you work.  

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I tend to leave my acrylic "bare" and not add any extra color besides patterned paper.  But for this project, I added drops of alcohol ink to the surface of each page focusing around the edges. 

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I tried to use a different color combination for each page and also didn't worry about it being perfect as I knew I'd be covering some of the page with paper. 

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Since the album measures 3x8 inches, I plan on using wallet sized photos. Here, I affixed a white cardstock mat for where my picture will go. 

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I then added small embellishments such as die cuts, stickers, and enamel dots.  I did not want to overwhelm my pages with too many elements.  

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I used pop dots to give dimension to a few of my embellishments to create more layers. 

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Here, I used foam tape to "pop up" my photo mat as well as affixed bakers twine around the bottom.  

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Lastly, I added my own chrome book rings to put together my album. I then tied some yellow seam binding ribbon to the top ring to accent my book! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  To see the large variety of Mini Albums click HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Cocoa Vanilla Studios; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives; enamel dots: Simple Stories, Echo Park; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; alcohol ink: Ranger; ribbon: Snug Hug; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread. 


Wood Card Adventure

Hi everyone, I'm sharing a new Wood Card today. 

Did you know that Clear Scraps has a fun selection of wood cards you can decorate in any way possible?  Be sure to check them out!

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Measuring approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4", the Blank Wood Card has endless possibilities.  I decided to turn it into a mini album.

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The panels were inked (but also could have been painted) with coral ink.  Once dry, I used the 4x6 Grass Stencil with green ink along the bottom of the panel, moving the stencil across the panel so I had full grass coverage.

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The Bike with Basket Chipboard Embellishment was inked in an assortment of colors, then embossed/heat set.  
This gave the bike a shiny appearance.

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I added a few tags I had in my stash which help set the tone of this album.
I then cut pages to fit the album and tied it all together with ribbon.

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What will you add to this album?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other supplies:   Ink, Embossing Powder, Tags


Travel Acrylic Tab Slimline Album

Hello friends! It is Jennifer here on the blog to share another one of the fabulous Slimline Albums with you!  If you have not had a chance to create with these fun shaped albums, you must!  And there are different styles to choose from as well!  Today, I'm sharing the Acrylic Tab Slimline Album which comes with five pages! I used by book to document a recent family trip to Northern Michigan for a family reunion! 

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I wanted to add color to the front cover of my album so I flipped it over and placed it on a craft sheet.  I  then selected a handful of alcohol inks that coordinated with the collection I  used.  I added droplets of each color from lightest to dark starting at the top. When I was finished, I added a few drops of white mixative.  

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Here is a close up of the end result.  I did add a strip of patterned paper and some chipboard embellishments to the front cover but wanted the alcohol ink to be the spotlight. 

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Each page is approximately 5 x 11 inches in size with cascading tabs at the side.  I adhered 4.75 x 10.75 pieces of patterned paper using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. Using a solvent based adhesive works best with Clear Scraps acrylic because it will not cause it to yellow over time.  Plus it will dry quickly. 

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Most pages fit a 4x4 or a vertical 4x6 photo nicely. I tend to mat all of my photos on to cardstock so I do trim them down accordingly.  Here, I simply trimmed my horizontal 4x6 after adhering to the background paper. I will do this prior to affixing the background piece in case I  need to make any adjustments. 

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I  do try to add a little journaling to each photo if possible but its definitely ok to leave a page blank.  I feel its most important to just get feelings/events down onto your pages even if it is a few sentences. 

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I thought adding these self adhering brads would be adorable on each of the tabs!  Having the acrylic, I could line up each size front to back!  You can also do this with buttons and your favorite solvent based adhesive! 

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I hope this inspires you to grab a few of the Clear Scraps Slimline Albums to create of your own!  Please share in the Facebook Creative Group as we would love to see what you make!  Also, you can see all of the Slimline Albums by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard stickers, stickers, brads: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; alcohol ink, pigment ink: Ranger; stamps: Heidi Swapp, October Afternoon; circle punch: Paper Shapers; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; ribbon: Snug Hug; journaling pen: American Crafts; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings

 

 


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. 

 


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.

 


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