Albums

Enchanted Fairies Chipboard Tab Album

Hello Craft Friends!

It's Dana and I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog with a mini album project I hope you'll like. Mini albums are one of my favorite things to craft. Clear Scraps has many new album styles to choose from. The one we'll be using today, is the Chip layer tabbed album Click here

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In addition to that we will be using Clear Scraps Dragonflies chipboard embellishment Click here 

I adore fairies and whimsical designs. So these papers from Memory Place "Enchanted " collection were just what I was looking for. 

This album measures 5x8 inches, not including the tabs. First I covered both the front and back covers and all the inside pages using a variety of coordinating papers from this collection. Note: both the last album page and back cover measures 6 & 1/2 x 8 inches.  The tabs measure 1 &1/2 inches x 2 inches. I covered all the tabs with wood patterned papers. I did use Distress Ink Gathered Twigs and inked all of my papers before adhering. I recommend using Beacon glue it is perfect for chipboard and it won't buckle your papers. Set your pages aside for now.

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Dragonflies embellishment: cut apart one of the Dragonflies from your chipboard piece. You can save the other dragonfly for a future project. I painted the antennas, body and head using a black paint pen. Then added craft glue to both wings. Then sprinkled some Martha Stewart Florentine gold glitter onto both wings. Shake off any excess glitter. Set aside to dry. 

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Front cover: I fussy cut the fairy holding the flower, inked along the edges and adding foam dots to the back. Adhere your fairy over the matching image on your cover paper.  I added some Stickles Stardust glitter to her dress and the flower petals. Then glued my chipboard dragonfly towards the bottom of my page. I chose a sentiment piece from the ephemera pack, curled both ends of my sentiment piece using a bone folder. This adds some lift and dimension. To finish my cover, I stamped a sentiment using black ink onto my tab. 

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Page 1: I cut out three 3x4 Journaling cards from the 12x12 paper and scored 1/2 inch at the top. Then adhered as a waterfall on my page. I added a piece of lace at the top of my waterfall cards. 

Page 2: I took some cream cardstock and cut to measure 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches and adhered as a photo mat. I cut out a tag sentiment and glued towards the top. I added a gem over the hole on my tag. I took one of the fairies from the ephemera pack and adhered at the bottom of my photo mat, using foam dots. I stamped some images on each of the tabs. 

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Page 3: I just added a gem over the hole on the tag. 

Page 4: I created a pocket page. The pocket measures 5x 3 &1/2 inches. Don't forget to punch a hole on the left side before gluing! I tucked a few small Journaling cards from the journal pack, into my pocket. I adhered a Dream sentiment at the bottom of my pocket using foam dots. Then taking one of your border pieces from the 12x12 papers, cut and glue at the top of your page. On the left tab, I cut a sentiment phase from one of my papers and glued onto my tab. For the right tab, I stamped a few images of Stars, and Butterflies. 

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Page 5: I took another sentiment from the ephemera pack and glued towards the top of my page. I couldn't bear to cover this pretty paper so I left it blank! 

Page 6: For the last page, I adhered another photo mat in the center. I tore an image from one of my Scrap papers, inked along the edges and glued along the top of my page. Using foam dots, I adhered acouple lantern pieces from the ephemera pack. Then using more foam dots I adhered another fairy at the bottom of my page. 

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To finish this album,  I tied and knotted acouple charms on a piece of thread, and glued behind the sentiment on my cover. Then I tied some ribbons and gold tulle through each hole of the album and tied into a bow! Inside on several fairy images I applied some glitter on their dresses, using a clear Sparkle pen. 

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Here are some closeups:

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I hope I have inspired you today and you will want to create your own album. These new albums would be great for creating journals. Maybe I'll create one for you in a future project! 

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Be sure and visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the new products available. Until we meet again, Happy Crafting! 

Dana 

Other Supplies Used:

Memory Place Enchanted collection, Foam dots, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, scoring tool, trimmer, Beacon glue, gems, Gold tulle, green satin ribbon, Martha Stewart Florentine gold glitter, Stickles glitter Stardust, Clear Sparkle pen, Black paint pen, black ink, Dovecraft Fairy Tales stamps and Crafters Companion Enchanted Forest wood block stamps.


What Cool Stuff is Made Of

Hey!! Tmika here - a brand spanking new design team member!! I am so excited to share with you my crafts and humor (sort of). For my first project, I decided to go with the Mixed Up 3x8 Chip Album.  This 6 page album is perfect for those little snaps we all love to take!I wanted to use bright & lively paints and colors. This fit so many of my summer pictures. 

I started out by choosing my paper and paints. I chose Vicki Boutin's Sweet Rush mainly because of the bright colors!

I choose matching paints and inks to coordinate. A little tip... if you don't have the color to match in paint, then add some ink to some white paint. Voila!

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I painted the perimeter of the album fronts and backs to match the papers I choose. Then I punched a hole with my Crop-O-dile and added hole reinforcers. Then I added gold
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I grabbed stickers and die cuts to embellish the cover of my album. I added cardstock to the back to make it more sturdier. I made one of the die cuts into a shaker by stitching directly on folded acetate. I added stitching to the diecuts.

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Here is how I decorated the album cover.

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I printed my pictures out and resized them to 2.5 rounded square. I used my Silhouette software and Canon printer to do this. I ran the photos through my Xyron Sticker Maker to make my job a bit easier.

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I took the rest of the sticker sheet and die cuts to embellish the inside of the album. Added some gold gems for pizzaz. I also added some writing to the photos. I finished the mini album off with some coordinating ribbons and I called it finished!!


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Here are some shots of the inside of the album and my beautiful family.  They are "What Cool Stuff is Made Of". 💕


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I hope you enjoyed this process tutorial and found some inspiration to create your own!

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Tmika

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 Hello Friends,

It's Sandy Diller here today with a fun little album I made for a child returning to school after summer break.  I used the Mini Mixable Little Bits 3.5" X 5" Album for this one.  It is small enough to fit in a backpack yet has room for several photos.  I left the top of each frame open so a photo can slide in easily.

I began this project by covering the back page with paper and painting the center page pink.
Then some edges were added to the acrylic pages.        

 

I added some cute phrases and banners that go along with photos.
 
 
I did a little stamping to add color, the photo frames on the right are actual slide frames that have been covered with washi tape.
 
 
Rings were added to the holes to hold it together.
 
 
I like to add colorful ribbon to the rings just for fun.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Sandy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Chipboard Album

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! Today I have a vintage style mini album. I love vintage style and have so many old photos that match perfectly with this album. 

For our project we will be be Clear Scraps Regular chipboard album.  Click here 

The papers I chose are from Blue Fern "Life's Vignettes." 

To begin our project,  I covered all my album pages with different coordinating papers from this paper collection. All papers will measure 5x7 inches. I recommend using Beacon glue. It creates a strong bond when working with chipboard. 

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Set your album aside for now. We will work on a border piece next. I chose Clear Scraps Fancy Chipboard border Click here I think these borders add such a nice touch and there are so many different styles to chose from. Using Vintage White acrylic paint I applied the paint to  both the front, back and along the sides of my border. Let dry. Then I inked around the edges of my border using Distress Ink. I added a few gems to my flower centers on my border piece on both sides. Don't forget to mark and punch two holes on the left side of your border piece. 

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Now we can decorate the front cover of this album. I fussy cut a floral piece from one of the scrap pieces, added Distress Ink around the edges before adhering to the right corner of my album, using foam dots. I also fussy cut a pretty butterfly, bent the wings slightly and adding some Beacon glue in the middle I adhered below my floral piece. I also glued a cute vintage girl along the bottom edge of my album cover!

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For the back cover I chose to not to add anything. I just couldn't cover this cute paper with the little vintage boy! But of course you could decorate if you prefer. 

Page 2:  I fussy cut out a bow and added some foam dots to the back and adhered at the top of my page. I applied some Stickles glitter to acouple Butterflies wings. 

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Set your album aside for now. Next we will be applying some rust pastes to our Clear Scraps Cog gears chipboard embellishments pieces Click here 

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I had two of these Cog Gears leftover from a previous project. Cut them apart and save the outer frame piece. We will be using this piece later.  I love using these chipboard gears on Vintage or Steampunk projects! I applied the rust paste in gold and brown layering on top of each other. I think this adds such a rusty effect that I love! Let dry. 

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Next I fussy cut out some more pieces from my Journaling cards and scrap papers from this collection. I inked all pieces with Distress Ink. I chose a vintage photo to use on page 3. I cut apart one of my Journaling cards into 2 pieces. I adhered one at the top of my photo and one at the bottom.

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 Then I took a piece of cardboard and glued to the back side of my photo, 

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 I adhered this centered on the left side of the page. This adds dimension. I adhered a butterfly, on the right side of my photo then using a tiny clip I added a sentiment at the top! I glued the smaller Cog gear to another sentiment piece from the ephemera pack, and adhered below my photo and finished this page with a vintage button at the top!

Page 4: I chose another photo and adhered at the top of my page and a butterfly on the right. I cut a piece of a filmstrip from Tim holtz idea-ology and glued across the top portion of my photo! I glued my larger Cog gear at the bottom and glued a metal wheel on top!

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Page 5: I cut a piece of paper measuring 3 &1/2 inches x 6 & 1/2. I scored 1/2 inch on the left, and adhered as a flip page. I added another photo in the center of my page. I cut out a stamp with the butterfly on it, inked my edges and adhered using foam dots towards the top. I tore another small piece of paper, inked along the edges and glued along the bottom of my page, slightly over my photo bottom edge.

Last page: take your leftover chipboard frame piece, cut apart and mighterd my corners to fit around the edge of my photo. I took some Pebeo Renaissance Gold wax and rubbed over the top of my chipboard frame pieces, using my finger. Alittle wax goes along way. After the wax is dry I adhered my pieces around my photo. Added another sentiment and flower piece and adhered at the top of my photo frame. To finish I added some sticker numerals to mark the year this photo was taken.

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Now you can add acouple metal rings through the holes of your album pages. You could tie ribbon onto your rings if you like. 

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Here are some closeups!

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I hope this project has inspired you to gather some vintage photos and start creating an album that will last a lifetime!

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here for all your crafty supplies! Be sure to check out all the new products available!

Until next time,  Happy Crafting! 

Dana

Other Supplies Used: Paper Trimmer, Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs and Rusty Hinge, Blue Fern Life's Vignettes paper Collection, Pebeo Renaissance Gold wax, Prima Patina Effects paste in Brass,  Gold and Brown Rust pastes, small scissors, gems, Foam dots, Beacon glue, Tim Holtz idea-ology film strip and tiny clips.

 


Birthday Banner

Hello Clear Scraps fans, 

It's Sandy Diller here with you today.  In our home there are plenty of birthdays in August so I have created a birthday banner of gift boxes that can be displayed for the birthday guy or gal on their special day.
 
 
I began with the Present Wood Accordion Shaker Album which has four panels including a fun shaker element.
 
 
I began by covering all the pieces with coordinating paper.  I sanded the edges and then added ink.
I traced out the shape of the bow so I could create a pattern and cut from paper to add on top of each present. 
 
 
For the next step - ribbon was added to the edge of each lid.  (not on the shaker section)

 
A festive stamp was added to each box.  I used my Misti Tool to do this but you can also do it with a stamp and block.  I waited until the paper was added to the box to do the stamping so I was sure the stamp would be centered.

 
The top of the shaker section was covered with double sided adhesive and then glitter was added.
 
 
The protective film was removed from each side of the acrylic piece and placed on the project after adding the shaker filling. 
 
 
Once all panels were decorated - they were attached with two strips of acrylic.  One at the top and on near the bottom. Each strip is about 2" wide X 18" long. There are holes in each panel so they can be connected with rings, so it can be used as an album, but I used the acrylic for a different look.

 
When this banner is not being displayed it can be easily stored until the next birthday comes along.
I plan to use it on the mantle but it would be easy to decorate the back so it can be used as a centerpiece for the birthday celebration.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Sandy

Envelope Mixed Album

Hello! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share one of the new mini albums that were recently released!  There are four designs to choose from that come in either chipboard or mixed (chipboard + acrylic).  Today, I'm sharing the Envelope Mixed Album in which I used a wedding theme! Summer seems to be the time when most weddings occur and thought this would be the perfect album to use! 

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I began by painting the three chipboard pages with black acrylic paint.  I covered the "flap" of the envelope completely while only painted the edges on the two book pages.  I knew I  would be using patterned paper to cover the majority of the inside of the book. 

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For the front of the flap, I cut two different patterns into a triangular pattern and stitched together before adhering.  I  then added in embellishments  such as die cuts, stickers, and enamel dots. 

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My first page is acrylic which I covered the majority in patterned paper. I  found that using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive works best with the Clear Scraps acrylic and and chipboard as it does not warp your product.  

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I used one of the Embroidery Hoop Chipboard Embellishment Shapes as a focal point on my first page.  To color my Embellishment Shape, I actually used gold spray paint!  It's difficult to see in the photo the glitter in the gold paint. 

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Here is a the back of the previous page which I  tried to "line" up to meet the elements of the opposite side.  I found using space for 3x5 or 4x4 photos worked best.  

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Here, I used two different size of square photo mats followed by adding die cuts and stickers.  

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For this page, I did mat a 4x6 piece of cardstock onto two different patterned papers.  

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You can mix and match sizes of photos to fit whatever your needs are!  I left my photo spaces blank because I plan on giving this as a gift to a family member this summer! 

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, chipboard stickers, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt, Krylon;  ribbon: Snug Hug; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings


Clear Scraps Chip Banner Album--Hello Summer

Hi there all!  Laura here to share a fun mini album idea

to hold all those fun summer memory pictures!

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Ooooo these new Chip albums from Clear Scraps!

The perfect size to showcase some special photos!

Here I used the Chip Banner Album--LOVE that

cute little banner across the top!  You could create

so many different mini albums with this great

design!  I used aqua acrylic paint on there first, then

went back and brushed it with white.  The page was

covered with summery patterned paper, the letters

and fun stickers add a festive summer vibe, and the

title finishes the cover off perfectly!  Bright colorful

ribbons are tied to the rings for a fun touch.

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So simple to add the paper, and then some adorable stickers!

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Plenty of room for full size photos and those extra touches!

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3x4 journal cards make great embellishments in

these new albums too.  And still plenty of room

for those photos!  Makes it simple to create--

wouldn't these make a great gift?

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Remember you can always paint, stamp, ink, whatever,

to create fun pages that are all your own!  And it's

fun to mix up the sizes of the pictures too!

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One thing that's great is to have some of these albums

on hand to create and have ready to go to fill with

your memories, or to give as a special memento!

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These types of albums are a great way to use scraps

of paper and cardstock too!

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Nice to add something bright, colorful and

fun to the back of the album too!

 

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

If you haven't had a chance to check out our

new albums, you can find them all in the

Clear Scraps store right HERE.  And while

you are there, make sure to look at all the

fun new chip embellishments too!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Chip Banner Album

Other: aqua and white acrylic paint, assorted

ribbon, Echo Park Best Summer Ever collection.


Letters to Santa Envelope Album

Did your family ever make it a tradition to write to Santa for Christmas?  How about visiting him to take a photo?  Hi, it's Maureen - and yes, I realize it's only Summer.  But, there's never a better time to start working on those scrapbook albums then when you aren't busy with holiday activities.  And I have a project that will help you get started!

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The new designs for the Clear Scraps chipboard albums are super cute!  As soon as I saw the Chipboard Envelope Album, I immediately thought about writing a letter to Santa.  There was always a big mailbox in our mall that we could drop our letters off when I was growing up!

For the cover of this album, I've tried to recreate an envelope design that has an old-fashioned postage feel.  I was excited to pull out the 4" by 6" Plaid Stencil to use around the edge of the album.  To do this, I've sponged black ink on one stripe of the stencil all the way around the page.  The end result is a dotted line look that is vintage and fun.

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The cover and remaining pages are a mix of both Echo Park papers, stickers and card stock.  I tried to stick with a theme for each page, and worked in some older photos of our times around Christmas, and those special memories we have of Christmas Eve.

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My 2nd page of the album is a tribute to my oldest daughter and all those special Christmas Eve dresses she got to wear each year.  I really wanted to find a picture of her in a plaid dress for the papers I used in this album, but this memory is special - it reminds me of when she sang a solo in church.

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Next up is a page for my son, so I chose a more fun and whimsical design.  He was always my goofball and even when he was dressed up, he looked like he was ready to go roll around somewhere.  Bright colors fit this one well, including the tree on his shirt!

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And finally, my kids were ready to go on to church - but also later wait up for Santa!  At least they tried, ha ha.  This album comes together in a fun way with a few circle rings and some ribbon, and is a fun memory to set out on a coffee table each year of those magical moments.

I hope you'll give the envelope album (or any of the other styles) a try!  They are fun to assemble and make great gifts too.  Cheers!  See you next time!

Maureen


Time for Tea Chipboard Album

Hey Crafty Friends:

I'm Dana and I'm back to inspire you today with a fun album project featuring Clear Scraps adorable teapot chipboard album Click here

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And Clear Scraps Plaque rectangle shaker Click here

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The papers I chose to decorate my album are from Graphic45 Alice's Tea Party collection. I adore Alice in Wonderland! It takes me back to my childhood. 

To start my project, I painted the top of my teapot using a pink acrylic paint. Then painted my teapot handle with Finnibair Sparks paint- magical pond. Do this on all pages of your album, both on the front and the back. I traced, cut out and adhered all my base papers to my chipboard album using Beacon glue. I trimmed any excess paper from my album pages, using my xaco knife, and using a Distress tool smoothed out any rough edges. Then I inked all the pages using Distress Ink. Set these aside for now.

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Remove your shaker pieces from your package. Taking the bottom shaker piece, I chose one of the 3x4 Journaling cards and adhered to the center of my shaker base. Taking the top shaker piece, I covered with a blue checkered paper and cut away the excess paper and cut out the inside of my shaker frame, using my xaco knife. The taking my Beacon glue, I adhered my first two shaker pieces to my bottom chipboard shaker base. Then adding any shaker filler you prefer, I'm using Clear Scraps Spring sequins Click here and flowers filler Click here then peel off both sides of protective film from your shaker acrylic piece before adhering onto your previous layer. Lastly adhere your top shaker piece in place. Set aside to dry throughly BEFORE shaking! 

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Now the fun part begins! We can start decorating our front cover! I added some foam tape to the back of my shaker piece, before adhering to the center of my cover. This adds some dimension. I adhered acouple diecut pieces to my shaker frame. Added a 3D die-cut flower/leaves on the right side of my cover. Using my bone folder, I gently curled my flower petals before adhering with a foam dot. I love the dimension this adds. Added a sticker sentiment along the bottom edge. Then adhered a tiny blue startburst gem at the top of my teapot lid! 

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Page 1: I adhered the rabbit Journaling card to the center of my page. Adhered a chipboard teacup piece and acouple gems over the holes on the chipboard piece. I took a duplicate image of the rabbit from my diecut assortment and added some foam dots before adhering on top.

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Page 2: I took some cream card stock and cut a photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 4 inches and adhered to the center of my page. Adhered a sticker sentiment at the top and with foam dots adhered a diecut pocket watch to the bottom right corner of my mat.

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Page 3: I took a 4x6 Journaling card and cut down to measure 4x 5 & 1/2 inches, scored 1/2 inch on the right and adhered as a flip page. The back is perfect for adding Journaling and a photo!

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Page 4: glued down another cream mat 3 &1/2 x 4 inches. Adhered a diecut sentiment at the top and a teacup diecut piece at the bottom.

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Page 5: I trimmed out another Journaling card and adhered to the center of my page. Added acouple sentiment stickers at the bottom of my page. And another sticker at the top.

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Page 6: another photo mat (same size as previously) and a chipboard sentiment at the top and a pearl gem over the hole on my chipboard piece.

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Page 7: I chose 5 3x4 Journaling cards, scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered as a waterfall page. Perfect for adding photos to the back and underneath at the bottom.

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Last page 8: I fussy cut out the Tea Party image, inked around the edges and adhered at the top using foam dots. I added foam dots to the back of my Alice diecut frame and adhered to the left side of my page. Added a sticker sentiment at the bottom and acouple more diecut images to finish my page!

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To finish this album, I  attached acouple silver metal rings through the holes on all pages. I chose to tie a few matching charms onto one metal ring, tied some light pink and light blue tulle to each metal ring, then tied into a bow! 

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A few more closeups!

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I hope you've enjoyed this project today and will be inspired to create one of many different album styles Clear Scraps has to offer. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website and check our all the newest products available Click here

Thanks again for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, trimmer, scoring board, Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Rusty Hinge, Graphic45 Alice's Tea Party collection, acrylic paints- pink and blue, Pink and blue Tulle, Alice in Wonderland charms, 2 small metal rings, bone folder, Distress tool, xaco knife 

 

 


Baking Mixed Album

Hello and happy Friday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share another one of the fun new mini albums that were recently released!  There are four different designs to choose from and come in chipboard or mixed (chipboard + acrylic).  For today's project, I used the Baking Mixed Album which you can turn vertical or horizontal. How fun would this album be to use for favorite recipes or to share a family baking event? 

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The first page is the rolling pin (which I think is so cute)!  I used red and black acrylic paint to color the page and then added embellishments as shown.  

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The next page is acrylic which I added a light coat of StazOn Opaque to the edges to help them stand out.  I mirrored my papers and embellishments to match the third page. 

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I left spaces for 4x6 photos or recipes on each page with white cardstock.  I matted each onto black cardstock as well as added a piece of patterned paper behind.  

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My next page is chipboard which I painted in the same  red color as the rolling pin.  I had my tabs facing the same way but you can definitely "flip" each one to alternate. There is no wrong way! 

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For this next acrylic page, I used my scoring tool to create a flap to add more journaling/embellishments. 

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Here are close up of my last two pages! I love mixing up my patterned papers and love how they contrast with the red acrylic paint! 

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt; metal embellishments: Ranger, Maya Road; ribbon: Pink Paislee, Snug Hug; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; enamel dots: Simple Stories; pigment ink, wood numbers:  Ranger; stamps: American Crafts; score tool: My ScorPal; punches:  EK Success, Paper Shapers;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, cork heart stickers, thread. 


Ice Cream Truck Chipboard Album

When I was growing up, there was nothing more exciting than hearing the ice cream truck coming down the street!  Do you have memories of summers like that?  Hi, it's Maureen on the blog today, and I have an idea for you that will allow you to capture all those special summer memories!

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This adorable ice cream truck comes to life with the amazing new chipboard albums by Clear Scraps.  I saw the shape of the Banner Chipboard Album and couldn't wait to get started creating a pink and white canopy, just like on an ice cream truck.  With this, and the cute papers by Echo Park, your album will come together in no time!

For the front of the album, I'm using a white card stock, along with pink and black, and tracing the front of the album in pencil.  Cut these pieces out and glue them with your favorite adhesive.  For the tires, I've used a nesting circle die cut and cut a smaller white shape to be the inside of my tires.  And the tire rims?  Those are a pink heart die cut, cut into two!

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For the Summer Sunshine page, I'm making a pocket out of a coordinating printed paper, adding a title, and then a tag card where you can add journaling or another photo to pull out of the album.  Having the twine peek out at the top is super cute!  I've also chosen an ice cream cone die cut to add a photo - and pop dots give this dimension, along with some stickers.

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Colorful photos deserve colorful pages, and this Ice Pops page looks like another item you might choose from an ice cream truck.  Here I've chosen a couple patterned papers side by side, and a circle die cut with a sticker as an embellishment.  Don't you love how the truck wheels peek out underneath?

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This page is another layout using more patterned papers and some fun stickers, but this time I chose the popsicle wood piece from the Wood Summer Collection.  This is covered with a pink and patterned paper and then tied up so cute with a couple colorful twine pieces.  I've also dusted the edges with some ink, where it looks like a bite was taken.  What an adorable addition for an ice cream truck theme!  Here is a close up of the popsicle wood shape.

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The entire album is brought together with some 2" Chrome Book Rings - you can find some of these on the Clear Scraps site for your albums too!

The possibilities are endless with the styles of these new books.  I hope you get a chance to make an album to document those important Summer memories.  Thanks for your time today - see you next time!

Maureen

 


Texas Mini Album featuring New Mixable Album

Howdy!

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

Have you seen Clear Scraps newest release? Some brand spanking NeW Mini Albums! The designs are available in both chipboard and a mix of chipboard and acrylic pages. Some have a chipboard embellishment that tops the albums. You can view them on the What's New page of Clear Scraps website.

I used the Mixed Layer Tab Album to create a project for classes at GASC Arlington and CKC San Marcos...

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The mix of acrylic and chipboard pages makes for some fun layering opportunities! And I LOVE those chunky tabs at the bottom of the pages. I used the album horizontally, but you can turn it vertical as well.

One of Clear Scraps shakers - Mini Boot Shaker - was used to embellish the cover. 

Here's a peek at some of the elements inside...

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The class was actually inspired by another project I created for the Clear Scraps Blog, this Texas Boot Shaker Tag.

You'll learn some great techniques for using Acrylic Pages and Mini Shakers in the class. The album features cut up blue jeans and bandanas in addition to Texas themed papers and stickers. 

I hope to see some of you Texas Clear Scrap fans at GASC Arlington in June or CKC San Marcos in August!

I will be teaching this Texas Mini Album for Just Crop who will have a booth at both shows and carries lots of Clear Scraps products!


Bee Happy Accordion Album

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun bee-themed shaker accordion album featuring our Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album and Mini Shaker Bee which happens to be one of the newer mini shakers in the store. Gotta love all these shaker compartments everywhere you look, lol! ;)

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I had some digital papers in my stash with bees and sunflowers (my favorite flower) so I printed several of them to cover the album pages. I added space for photos and/or journaling on each page, with a flip-up, a couple tags and a side-flip, all embellished with cut-outs, die cuts, glitter washi tape and/or gemstones. I connected the pages with jute rope.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album
Mini Shaker Bee

Other products used:
Digital papers printed on copy paper, cardstock, kraft jpaper, dies, paper trimmer, craft glue, brayer, die cutting machine, sequins, jute rope, washi tape, gemstones

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

 

 

 

 


Birthday Mixed Banner Album

Hello friends! Happy Thursday! It's Jennifer on the blog to share one of the new and fabulous mini albums that were released yesterday!  There are four new designs which come in either Chipboard or Mixed (acrylic + chipboard pages).  And they are only five pages so if you are looking for a small-medium sized mini, then these are for you!   Today I'm sharing the Mixed Banner Album that I used to document one of my daughter's family birthday parties! 

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The first page is the Chipboard Banners which I covered with patterned paper.  Another fun thing about the albums is that you can use them horizontal or vertical!  Clear_Scraps_Mixed_Banner_Album2

The first full page is acrylic which I added some splashes of yellow alcohol ink to the background. 

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The next page is chipboard which I painted the outside edges with white acrylic paint.  I then added patterned paper to the background as well as fun embellishments around my photo. 

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I used 4x6 photos which I trimmed down to 4x5 inches and matted onto white cardstock. 

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I wanted to allow most of the acrylic to show so I mirrored my paper and photos on each page. 

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

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard die cuts, brads, enamel dots, foam numbers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt; bakers twine: We R Memory Keepers, Whisker Graphics: alcohol ink: Ranger; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: sanding tool, x-acto knife, healing mat. 


Bee Happy Shaker Album

Hello Crafters!

Dana here! May is finally here and I look forward to warmer temperatures, blooming flowers and sunshine! Today I'm sharing a album project featuring one of our cute new mini shaker Beehive Click Here

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And Clear Scraps 8x8 tabbed chipboard album Click Here 

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To begin our project, I covered all my chipboard pages with a variety of coordinating papers from Simple Stories new Full Bloom collection. I'll be using both the 12x12 and 6x8 paper pads. All pages measure 8x8 inches. Be sure to punch your holes before adhering your papers to your album. I recommend using a Strong bond glue like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. We will cover the tabs later. 

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To utilize all our scraps and conserve paper, some of my pages I pieced them together leaving the branding strip attached at the top. This way you can get 2 pages out of one paper. 

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Set your album aside for now. We will work on our shaker next. I traced my bottom shaker piece onto my Bee paper. Cut out and glue to your shaker surface. Trim along the edges using an xacto knife. Then using your sanding or Distress tool, smooth around all the edges. Take your top shaker piece and using yellow acrylic paint, brush paint around the edge and 2 divided lines inside. After paint dries, I sprinkle some bright yellow glitter on the edges. I painted the heart with red acrylic paint. Set aside till dry. After it's dried, I glued a ephermera heart on top!

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Now take your next 2 chipboard shakers pieces and glue on top of your bottom piece. Add any shaker filler you like to all 3 sections on your shaker. Peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic sheet and glue on top of the previous layers. Then glue the top shaker piece in place! I added a sticker sentiment to the bottom of my hive. Set your shaker aside to dry throughly before shaking!

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To decorate the front cover of my album, I glued some Hello Spring ribbon along the bottom. Then adhered my shaker piece just above my ribbon. I added a variety of foam sticker sentiments and a chipboard sun sticker. Applied foam dots to the back of acouple ephermera bees and adhered them around the beehive. Then added a foam sticker Bee at the top!

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Page 1: I made a pocket page, measuring 7x4 and border punch trim adhered at the top of my pocket. I cut out one of the matching birdie tags and adhered a bird brad at the top of my tag. Tucked in a journaling card and ephermera birdhouse inside my pocket. I adhered a sentiment on my picket and foam dots to my bird/nest ephermera piece.

Page 2: using one of the journal elements card I scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered as a flip up page. Underneath this, I added a photo mat measuring 4x4 from a scrap paper and a white  cardstock 3 & 1/2 inches. Added a birdie sticker on the bottom corner of my photo mat. The tab I covered with a scrap paper and sticker sentiment. 

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Page 3: using a 6x8 paper, I scored 1/2 at the top and adhered as a flip up page. Adhered a foam sticker bee on my flip page. Underneath I adhered a scrap strip aling the middle seam on my page. 

Page 4: photo mat measures 6x6 and white cardstock 5x5. Adhered in center of my page. Added some chipboard stickers, brad and sentiment sticker to finish my page. Covered both tabs with scrap papers and added sentiment stickers.

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Page 5:  Made a waterfall using 3 journaling cards and scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered to my page. Added a sentiment sticker at left. Ephermera flower piece with foam dots and enamel dots to the center of my flowers. Covered tabs as previously done.

Page 6: another pocket page and border punch. Tucked a tag and journaling cards inside pocket. Grow foam sticker adhered to the pocket and 3 enamel dots!

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Page 7: Bloom and Grow journaling card adhered at the top as a flip up page. Score 1/2 inch at the top before adhering. Fussy cut out the bench image from one of the journaling cards and adhered underneath using foam dots. 

Page 8: white cardstock photo mat measures 6x6 inches. Added a variety of ephermera pieces,  using foam dots. Potted plant is a chipboard sticker and sentiment sticker at the top.

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To finish the album, I added some white metal rings through each hole. Tied some gold tulle into a bow on 2 of my rings. The middle ring I added some daisy ribbon and a new charm on top!

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Some closeups!

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I hope you enjoyed this project and will be inspired to make an album as a gift for your mom and add all those special photos from Mother's Day. Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website to see all the new products available  Click Here

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! We love to see all your crafty makes! Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies used: trimmer, scoring tool, yellow and red acrylic paints, foam dots Simple Stories Full Bloom collection, Martha Stewart lemonndrop glitter, Beacon glue, Distress or sanding tool, xacto knife, white cardstock, bee charm ribbon, gold tulle

 


Mini Album for the Coffee Lover!

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun mini album for that coffee lover in your life! This album was created with our Blank Wood Card and Mini Shaker Coffee Mug and it has lots of room for photos and journaling! This shaker is the coolest - it has three compartments for shaker bits! 

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I started by painting both sides of the Blank Wood Card panels with Java chalk paint and lightly sanded the panels to expose the edges and corners for a little bit of a distressed look. I colored the top chipboard form of the Mini Shaker Coffee Mug along with the edges of the remaining forms and back with alcohol markers. I adhered pieces of three different patterns of Coffee Background ATCs from my stash to the chipboard back so they're visible through the apertures. Then, working up from the bottom, I adhered the next two chipboard forms. I added shaker blends to the three compartments, removed the protective film from the bottom side of the acrylic divider, and adhered it. I removed the protective film from the top side of the acrylic divider, adhered the top chipboard form, and adhered the shaker to the top of the mini album. I added two coffee bean brads (prongs removed) with distress collage medium to complete the front of the album. 

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I cut four pages for the inside and punched holes in the tops. I created hole reinforcements using two circle punches, colored them with an alcohol marker, and adhered them to both sides of each page. Using a variety of cardstock, ATCs and other ephemera, dies, clear stickers, and brads, I decorated each page. The assembly is always the most fun to me! ;)


And here's a shot of the back after I added the rings and ribbon.

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Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card
Mini Shaker Coffee Mug

Other products used:
Cardstock, ATCs and other ephemera, dies, clear stickers, brads, paint, alcohol markers, paper trimmers, glue, collage medium, die cutting machine, shaker bits, binding rings, ribbon

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie