Clear Scraps--Mixed Envelope Album--Good Times-Great Wine

Hello all!  Laura here today to share some ideas for the Clear Scraps Mixed Albums!

We recently went to a vineyard for a birthday celebration so I thought a mini album was a perfect way to remember the day!

Clear_Scraps_Chipboard Album_Good Times-Great Wine(1)The base album is the Clear Scraps Mixed Envelope Album which includes both chipboard and acrylic pages.  Don't be afraid of the acrylic!  It's super easy to work with and adds a fun touch to your album!  It also blends well with the shakers!  The Mini Shaker Wine Glass is perfect for this album, of course, but you can find a shaker to match almost any occasion in the Clear Scraps store!  You can check out all the different options HERE.  They are a great touch to personalize any project!

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Flowers and the hues of purple and pink blend just perfectly and the Clear Scraps Birthday Chipboard Word Title is painted with acrylic paint to match.  Love the ability to customize the embellishment to the project!  You can ink, stamp, or whatever!  This is another of the Clear Scraps items with a lot of possibilities!  Check them out HERE.

After these items were added, it was simple to finish off the album with a few stickers and pretty embellishments:

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Page 3 has a few chipboard embellishments and twine to add a little layered texture:

Clear_Scraps_Chipboard Album_Good Times-Great Wine 3(1)Foam tape is also great to use under some of your embellishments for visual interest!

Clear_Scraps_Chipboard Album_Good Times-Great Wine 4(1)Enamel dots are always a fun touch too!  Everything about these chipboard albums is playing to make it your own!

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The acrylic pages I left just a little acrylic peeking out.  You can also use alcohol inks or Staz-On inks.

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The embellishment in the bottom right was fussy cut out of paper.  Always fun to create your own embellishments!

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A journal box and a few stickers, then binder rings and ribbons, and this one is ready for my pictures!


Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mixed Envelope Album, Mini Shaker Wine Glass, Birthday Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  Acrylic paint--purple, periwinkle, twine, enamel dots, foam tape, Simple Stories Simple Vintage Indigo Garden papers, stickers, chipboard, Picket Fence sequins.

Spring Tabby Mixable Album

Hello friends! Jennifer here to share a mini album I created using the Tabby Mixable Album!  Being March, I  am definitely in the mood for warmer weather here in Central Illinois!  The Tabby Mixable Album is perfect for your favorite spring photos measuring 5.75 x 7 inches with 5 cascading pages alternating in acrylic and chipboard.  And I'm going to show you the techniques I used on my project! 


For my front cover, I  colored the acrylic using three coordinating alcohol inks starting with light pink at the top! I  then blended in a nice green followed by turquoise.  It doesn't have to be perfect and its always fun to mix up the colors! 


For my chipboard pages, I  painted the outside edges with black acrylic paint knowing I would be covering them with patterned paper. 


Here is the inside of my front cover where I  created a pocket with my sewing machine and patterned paper.  I then added tags and ephemera to add journaling at a later time. 

I  cut my background pieces to fit the chipboard just before the tabs so that they would show when my book is closed.  I  then added a spot for a 4x4 photo with white cardstock followed by adding ephemera and accents. 



For my next acrylic page, I  only added the turquoise alcohol ink to a small portion of the acrylic as shown. 


I  wanted to add some dimension to my acrylic so I  got out my favorite crackle paste and the 5x9 Circle Dot Patterns Mixer Stencil. I  used a spatula to apply my paste across the top and bottom of my page.  I  then set it aside to allow my paste to dry. 


Using the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes, I  painted each of them black. I  ended up only using one in my book and decided to save the other for a later project.  


And here is the end result!  I  love how this page turned out!  


Here is a close up of the Crackle Paste with the Mixer Stencil! Love!  



Here is a photo of the backside of the previous page. I  love that you can get the effects of the alcohol ink and crackle on both sides. 



For the back cover, I added the pink pearlized alcohol ink.  I  then used White Cap Mixative and dropped randomly onto the pink for some contrast. I  then assembled my book with chrome book rings and added some seam binding for accent. 


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

Birthday Cake Mini Shaker Album

Hello friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a fun mini album I created!  I  have a group of friends from high school that have remained close into adulthood.  This year everyone (except me) is turning 50! One weekend a few of us went to Indiana to spend time with our friend, Michelle, to help her celebrate!  I used the Chipboard Banner Album for my book and love how it turned out!  


For the front of my album, I used the Birthday Cake Mini Shaker Shape as the accent of my page.  I painted it a bright pink and added fun sequins to the center!  I  then adorned the top with die cut numbers.  


Also, each page was  painted with white acrylic paint before adding any paper or embellishments.  For the inside of my front cover, I left an area for journaling. I'm not sure if I'm going to go back and add some thoughts or allow my friend to.  


Each page is big enough to fit a 4x4 or 4x6 horizontal photo!  I  tend to mat my photos onto white cardstock because I  like the way it looks. 



Here, I  created an extra page using some patterned paper and my Scor-Pal.  I  created a flap to hide photos and journaling as you can see in the next picture.  



Here are photos of the rest of my album!  




We turned into pumpkins at midnight and were back in the hotel in our pajamas!  LOL  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I  hope this inspires you to create a mini album about a fun event you've recently attended!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, foam shapes, brads, enamel dots, chipboard stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow,, Beacon; paint: FolkArt; sequins: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, seam binding, thread

Mason Jar Recipe/Photo Album

 Hello Friends,

Sandy Diller here with a fun little project that can be used for recipes or photos.  I used the 

Mason Jar Wood Accordion Shaker Album to create this display.


My album is empty right now but I plan to add photos or recipes to the pages and give it as a gift.
I began this project by cutting the lids from a metallic paper to resemble the lid of a real jar.  I traced the outline and then cut out enough to cover each jar in the album.
I used double sided adhesive to attach the paper to each jar but you could use glue as well.

 I edged each jar with blue ink, I used Distress Oxide, Broken China but any blue you have will work.



After edging all the jars I decorated with some die cuts, you could use stickers as well.  The front was painted and attached after inserting my cover photo.
I used rings to hold all the pieces together.

Thanks for joining me today,



Gnome Themed Acrylic Mixed Tab Album

I often forget to document things about me in memory albums.  Most of my albums center around my kids, family, vacations or holidays.  But what about your friendships, your interests or goals?  Hi, it's Maureen with you you document about yourself in albums or scrapbooks?


I decided to give it a try as part of my New Year goals I set for myself.  I found this adorable set of gnome paper to use for this project - it's themed by Spring holidays in the year and thought it would be a great match to go with this Mixable Cassy 8x8 Album from Clear Scraps.


For this project, I just wanted to let loose and choose colors and layouts as I went.  I started with the first page and wanted to challenge myself to make both sides of the acrylic pages viewable.  So, for this, I decided to add a shaker.  I've chosen the Mushroom Mini Shaker, colored 2 sides in pink and cut off the stem.  I reapply one stem to the front, covered in patterned paper.  This is so colors can be seen on both sides.


I've filled it with the Clear Scraps Lovely Sequins, which went well with the colors of my paper.  Note that the album page makes a great acrylic backing to this!  I love this and will try this again with another project very soon.


Each page staggers between chipboard and acrylic, so for the chipboard pages I've added patterned and plain card stock.  I've added some scalloped die cuts to pages where I may add a photo or do some journaling down the road.


Details on my pages included die cut flowers and some store bought embellishments.  I've added these with some pop dot foam on occasion, for dimension.

Then, I've also added some coordinating tags that can be lifted out of the album too.  These are held in with strips of card stock, glued only on the ends to make a pocket.


For my next see-through page, I've colored the front and back of the Gnome Chipboard Embellishment in white, then added glitter to the beard.  I've traced and cut a patterned paper for his hat, and cut a pink nose from an oval die cut for his nose.  He's soooo cute!!


I decided to date my album on the final page. My goal is to document big events, goals or fun that I'll be having this year.  I've bound the album with album rings and some ribbon tied to those in coordinating colors.


Then on the back, I've added my signature logo in vinyl.  Follow your electronic cutting machine instructions for how to apply.  Acrylic is so awesome to use with vinyl cuts!


What would be your signature theme, if you created an album for yourself?  I encourage you to give it a try - and give the Clear Scraps albums a try too, there are so many to choose from!

Thanks for your attention - I've added some supply items below.  Cheers to your new year!

Maureen (Mo)

Additional supplies:  gnome paper (Hobby Lobby), assorted card stock colors, vinyl (using Cricut Joy machine), floral embellishments, pop dot foam pieces


Heart Mini Shaker Album

Hi friends!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a mini album featuring one of the Mini Shaker Shapes with you today!  Since Valentines Day is coming up I  decided to create a fun book all about love!   For my book, I used the 6x6 Chipboard 3 Tabbed Album.  


Using chalk paint in light pink, I  painted the outside edges of each of my chipboard pages (front and back!). 


As the main star of the cover of mini, I used the Heart Mini Shaker Shape.  I painted the top frame as well as the two middle chipboard frames with the same pink chalk paint.  


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the chipboard base of my shaker.  I cut away excess paper with scissors and an x-acto knife. I then smoothed any edges with my sanding tool. 


Again using my Beacon, I adhered the two middle chipboard frames to my base and added some colorful sequins before adding my acrylic piece.  


Here is a close up of the final result!  I added a cute "love" chipboard over the bottom third as my title. 


I  covered each page with patterned paper using 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 as my base background.  The inside of my front cover is always reserved for a little spot of journaling. 

I cut white cardstock to hold spaces for photos to insert at a later date.  I mainly used 4x4 and 3x4 sizes.  



For this page, I  created a fun pocket with my sewing machine to insert some coordinating tags for journaling. Or I  may add some smaller photos?



This page, I  utilized my banner punch and different patterns and created a couple of banners that I stitched through with my sewing machine. I  then added a large journaling spot in the center along with a foam title. 




Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope this inspires you to create your own Valentine mini with Clear Scraps!  You can see all of the Mini Shakers by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, foam shapes/words, brads, enamel dots, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow,; paint: FolkArt; sewing machine: Janome; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; sequins: Recollections, Pink Fresh Studios; punch: Fiskars; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts, Snug Hug; misc: chrome book rings, thread

The Magic of Winter Album

Hello Craft Friends! 

The New Year brings more inspiration from our Design Team and new Craft products from Clear Scraps! I love to Craft anytime of the year! 

Where I live, the Winter season is upon us. That means snow, and colder temperatures! I hope my album project will bring warmth to your heart and inspiration!

Today we will be using the Clear Scraps Mixed Layer Tab Album Click here and the Mini Shaker Snowflake embellishment Click here


The paper collection I'll be using is Stamperia "Sweet Winter" I love the vintage images and ephemera. I'm using both the 8x8 and 12x12 paper pads. 

To begin our project, I chose several coordinating papers to cover all the pages in this album. I cut my papers to measure 8 x 6 &1/2 inches. I'll be inking all my papers using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 

There are 2 acrylic pages in this album, so be sure to peel off the protective film from both sides before adhering your paper to the page. Also be mindful of both sides of paper you want to be seen. I use any clear tape runner to attach my papers to my acrylic. 

Forthe chipboard pages, I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon glue. Make sure you punch all your holes along the sides, before gluing your paper down. Set your album aside for now. 


Remove your shaker pieces from your package. Taking your bottom shaker piece, I cut out one of the circle sentiments in the paper pad. Then glued it to the bottom piece. For my top shaker piece, I sprinkled on some Martha Stewart Pink Blush and White confetti over the top shaker piece. Let dry. Then I glued some Starburst gems onto each of the Snowflake spheres. Now take the next two shaker pieces and glue in place. Fill your shaker with sequins, beads, or any other shaker filler of your choice. I used some Snowflake confetti pieces. Take your acrylic shaker piece and peel off the protective film from both sides. Then carefully apply on top of the previous shaker layer. Glue the top shaker piece in place. Leave your shaker undisturbed (dont shake) until fully dry. 


Front cover of album: I applied some foam tape to the back of my shaker embellishment, then adhered towards the top and center of my cover. I cut out one of the sentiments from my paper pad and adhered on the upper right corner. I added a cute Snowflake charm on top and covered the hole on my charm with a blue crystal gem! Here's a closeup!


To finish my front cover, I applied this cute little vintage girl at the bottom of my cover, using foam dots. Next to her, I glued a present diecut sticker and chipboard flower. Here's a closeup!


Open up your album to the front back cover. (Acrylic page) I chose not to decorate this page. The paper was too pretty to cover up! Here's how my page looks:


Page 2: I fussy cut out a sentiment piece and adhered at the top left side. I cut one of my Scrap papers with the cabin/mountains, and adhered onto the bottom tab area. I cut our one of the smaller Journaling cards and glued in the center of my page, at a slight angle. Then added this floral diecut sticker with the ice skates, along the bottom right edge of my page. Here's acouple closeups!



Page 3: I adhered a diecut sticker with the couple/sleigh, and adhered this above the sentiment on my page.


Page 4: I waterfalled 5 of the Journaling cards on the page. I applied some sparkle trim along the top edge of my waterfall cards. I cut out another sentiment and applied foam dots on the back, before adhering to my page. You could add photos to the back of your waterfall cards if you chose.


Page 5: (acrylic) i applied foam dots to both the cuckoo clock and kitty before adhering on my page. There's room to add a photo here if you desire. 

Page 6: I adhered a chipboard sentiment at the top with foam dots. I also applied foam dots to the back chipboard piece along the bottom of my page. 


Back Cover: I covered with this pretty paper and didn't add anything. 


To finish this album,  I threaded some light blue, pink and white tulle, through each hole and then tied into a bow! You could add metal rings if you desire.


I hope you've enjoyed my project idea and will want to create your own album to celebrate the winter season! Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website Click here

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by our blog. Be sure to check back and see what other projects our design team has created just for you!

Until next time, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies Used: paper trimmer, foam dots, foam tape, shaker filler, Martha Stewart Pink Blush and White confetti, paper punch, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Stamperia Sweet Winter paper pads 8x8 and 12x12, diecut stickers and matching Ephemera, Starburst gems, blue crystal gem, Snowflake charm, Beacon glue.

Winter Wide Scallop Acrylic Album

Hello crafty friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a mini book I created that is all about winter!  Using the Wide Scallop Acrylic Album and a few easy techniques, my project was fun and quick to put together. I love this album because of the cascading pages as well as that acrylic is my favorite! 


My go to medium for acrylic is using alcohol ink! I chose a fun icy blue color and applied it around the edges of each page. 


Once my alcohol ink was dry, I used a dauber to apply StazOn Opaque to the edges of the acrylic to give it a "snowy" look.  I was careful to apply the ink to the side of the acrylic opposite of where my alcohol ink was.  This prevents any mixing of colors. 


Here is a close up of the front of my album! The first page is only 3 x 3 inches (not including the scallops). 


On the inside of the front cover, I left a spot for journaling that I will add at a later time. 


I  found it easiest to use wallet sized photos with this particular album as they fit best.  I always mat my photos onto white cardstock because 1.) I'm a creature of habit and 2.) I  love the way it looks! LOL 




Here, I created a pocket with foam tape behind my photo to add a tag. This is an easy way to add more embellishments or photos to your albums! 



As my pages become longer, I decided to use two photos instead of a single picture.  


This page is just a fun banner sticker that I embellished with stickers and die cut shapes! 



A close up of the inside of the back cover!  


After I was finished, I added chrome book rings that I accented with ribbon.  I tied on a cute metal charm with jute.  



Thanks for reading! You can find all of the Acrylic Albums by clicking HERE! And don't forget to check out what is new with Clear Scraps while you are at the shop!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, foam shapes/words, brads, enamel dots: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon,, Scor-Tape;  alcohol ink: Ranger; accent ink: Tsuneiko; metal charm: Tim Holtz; ribbon: SnugHug;  sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, jute, dauber, thread. 



Winter Mixed Layer Tab Album

Hello crafty friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a mini book I created all about winter!  Cold weather is in full swing here in Central Illinois so I documented photos of my kids from a photo shoot from last winter.  I will have to say I'm not a big fan of the cold but I do love scrapping about it! LOL  For today's project, I used the Mixed Layer Tab Album which consists of five pages of acrylic and chipboard pages! 


For my front cover, I used the new Star Tree Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I added a light coat of acrylic paint in white to the surface. I did not worry about whether I had full coverage because I knew I  would be adding other mediums over the top. 


Next, I heat set a pretty light glitter blue embossing powder to the top and bottom portions of the tree as shown. Then using my Beacon Adhesive, I added strips of paper in the "bare' portion and cut away any excess with scissors. 


I set aside my Tree to work on the front acrylic cover.  Using the 6 Inch Ice Crystals Snowflake Mascil and StazOn Opaque, I lightly daubed the ink onto my acrylic.  This is a great technique to use with any of the StazOn colors and Clear Scraps Mascils/Stencils! 


Here is a close up of the Tree Star Chipboard Embellishment on my front cover!  I added some smaller embellishments to accent as well as added ribbon to the top. 



The first page is chipboard and I added a 4 1/2 x 7 inch background patterned paper.  For most pages, I used a 4x4 or 4x6 photo.  Here, I created a pocket behind my photo to add some journaling. 


A close up of the journaling...this is a great way to hide extra elements in your album! 


Here on the backside of my first page, I created a flap with washi tape and a journaling spot over my photo. 


I always like adding extra pages to my books! Here, I used a 3x5 inch piece of the Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet. Using the same Mascil, I  added modeling paste followed by some gorgeous glitter.  Just a fun element to add some shine to album!


Another one of my favorite things to do is get out my Scor-Pal and create folds to add extra journaling or photos.  Here, I created my own waterfall with white cardstock! 



Another pocket page with journaling elements tucked inside! 


For the last acrylic page, I added some white paint along the edges to give it a "snowy" feel.  I then again used my Scor-Pal to create a flap to add extra photos as well as make a fun page with tags and embellishments! 


Here is the inside of the page! I love how it turned out! 


And here is the last page which I added more tags from the collection I used!  The last page of the book is a solid piece of chipboard with I covered with back cover with patterned paper.  You can then add chrome book rings or string ribbon through to bind your pages together! 


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

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, brads, enamel dots, chipboard stickers, foam stickers, die cut shapes: Simple Stories; cardstock, stamp: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3L Adhesive, Scor-Tape; ink: Ranger; embossing powder:  Recollections; bakers twine: The Twinery, We R Memory Keepers; paint: DecoArt; score tool: Scor-Pal; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; stapler: Fiskars; sewing machine: Janome; typewriter: Brother; misc: thread, chrome book rings, ribbon. 

Christmas Mixable Album

Hi crafty friends! 

It's the season for making memories and spending time with the ones that you love. I thought it fitting to decorate an album that can be used for memorykeeping. So, I decided to add a little Christmas spirit to the pages of the Mixed Banner Album. I love the mix of chipboard and acrylic pages.


Since I am unsure of what these pages will contain by the end of the season, I chose to keep the pages simple. For the cover of the album, I used one of the acrylic pages. I removed the film and the added this beautiful corrugated reindeer tag to the front. I added flowers to further embellish this piece. I used some beautiful satin rope to tie the tag around the acrylic page-- almost like a present.


For my chipboard pages, I chose to cover those with glittery peppermint tape along the edges. I then placed 6x8 embossed mats to each side of the pages. I love the simplicity and elegance that these embossed mats add to each page. 

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I also added in a handmade tag from my stash as an embellishment. Some of the pages also feature a matte gold mat. I love to have a silver or gold touch when crafting for the holidays.

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The back cover is simply the remaining acrylic page. I wanted to be able to see the back of the last chipboard page. 


There you have my completed Mixed Banner Album. I think it is so beautiful and would be perfect on it's on. However, I think I will be adding these pages into my December daily for this year. I love adding textures and colors to my projects, so I think these pages would fit in perfectly.

I hope you all enjoy this project. Feel free to leave a comment and/or any questions that you may have.

Happy holidays and happy crafting!


Slimline Holiday Album

 Hello Crafty Friends,

It's Sandy Diller here today to share a Slimline Holiday Album that I created ahead of time so I would be ready to add those photos as soon as I got them printed.  I made this album weeks ago but if you are not a plan ahead kinda person you can easily create one now.  I used the Chip Regular Slimline Album from Clear Scraps and decorated the front with the tree from the Wood Holiday Collection.


I covered all the pages with holiday papers and then added some frames for the photos.

I decorated each page using dies from my Eliabeth Craft Designs collection.



Thank you for stopping by,


“Clearly” Christmas Cards

Hey! It’s Tmika here on CHRISTMAS EVE with a cute quick little project share. Guess what?? You can use your scraps for this one!! Gotta love a project that is a two - for - one!! So let’s get started!!

Earlier this month , I created a cute little advent calendar. You can find more about that here, if you’d like. I accidentally left off the distressed strips that I made to go along with the project. So, hesitantly I set those aside to do something with the later. After all, I did take the time to distress all of the edges. 

I knew that today would be the perfect time to make something out of those strips. And that I did!!  Using the Acrylic Wave Slime Album, I decided to turn those strips into beautiful cards! 

I removed one piece and cut it in half to make two cards. I already used one of the pieces to make a beautiful home decor piece, have you seen that one? If not, you can find that post here.


I laid the strips out, did some stitching to add some classiness. I popped a sentiment on there and some flowers. At the bottom of the sentiments. I added an eyelet and a little charm to add movement.

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I pulled out some small flat gold pearls and a leaf spray metal die to add some pizzaz! And BOOM!! That’s it!!


See how quick that was? See how you can use your scraps to make something from nothing? But COOLEST of all who wouldn’t  want to get a Christmas card with the base being CLEAR? How unique is that?

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As I always say, try looking at things other that their intended purpose. You’ll bring out a lot of creativity that way!! Until next time… tootles and Virtual Hugs!!



Christmas Mini with Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments

Hello and happy Friday!  It's Jennifer to share a fun Christmas mini book I created using using some of the new Chipboard Embellishment Shapes! Every year, I love making a book just for Christmas memories whether it be a "December Daily" of sorts or just something to jot down favorite traditions!  I began with the 5x7 Acrylic Tab Album as my base; a great classic! I lightly painted off white chalk paint around the edges of each page to give it a "snowy" effect. 


The "star" of the front of my album is the new Gnome Chipboard Embellishment Shape.  I painted the chipboard first with red and black chalk paint.  Once my paint was dry, I added embossing ink followed by red embossing powder to to give my gnome some shine.  Then using my Beacon Adhesive, I backed patterned paper behind the nose and beard. 


For my inside cover, I wanted a space for some journaling. I  added the new Bell Bulbs Chipboard Embellishment Shapes at the top (again using paint + embossing powder).


Here, I utilized one of the 4x6 cards from the collection I used as an extra page in my book. I spruced up the tree with coordinating enamel dots as well as added die cut presents at the bottom. 


On the back side, I left a slot for a photo or additional journaling. 


For my next page, I cut a 3.75 x 12 inch piece of patterned paper. I scored at 6.25 and placed the fold at the top.   I adhered the Star Tree Chipboard Embellishment Shape to the front with my Beacon Adhesive. 


Here is a close up of what the inside of the page looks like. I added a journaling spot as well as an area for a photo. 


I  know I'm becoming predictable in my mini albums but I love creating pocket pages!  Here, I  stitched a pocket using two pieces of patterned paper. I then added tags as well as 3x4 journaling cards. I  affixed one of the Two Presents Chipboard Embellishment Shapes.


Here is the partner in the Two Presents Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  I backed this present with patterned paper before adhering to my page. 


Here is a close up of the backside of the previous page: 


I had found some old silver star overlay paper in my stash and decided to use it as an extra page. I layered fun ephemera around the Tag Holly Chipboard Embellishment Shape as shown. 


On the backside, I  tried to "mirror" my embellishments using the Tag Mittens Chipboard Embellishment Shapes


And here is my last page which is reserved for a fun photo! 


I  covered the back of my album with a great candy cane pattern and added a circle journaling spot to add the date. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog! You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, enamel dots, die cut shapes, stickers, brads, washi tape: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill;  adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Ranger, Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  tiny stapler: Tim Holtz; misc: thread, chrome book rings, ribbon

Hello Fall Shaker Album

Hi crafty friends! 

Fall is my favorite season because it is filled with so many opportunities to make memories with my family. Each year we go to the pumpkin patch and have a blast as my  kids run around and pick pumpkins. Since it is now a core memory for my husband and I, I thought that last year's trip deserved to be documented. Using the Pumpkin Wood Accordion Shaker Album I did just that.

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I began by covering the album with beautiful fall paper. I then filled it with an abundance of sequins and seed beads. I really wanted  the shaker mix to peak through whenever possible.




To further adorn the cover, I fussy cut a butterfly from the paper and added it for a small bit of dimension. I stained my wood sentiment and let it be the focus of the cover. I then added a few coordination flowers to the cover.


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I bound the album with some twine and finally added in a few pictures. 

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I hope you enjoyed this quick project share and that it brought you some inspiration.

As always, if you choose to recreate this, please be sure to share in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me. 

Happy Crafting,



Patisserie Mixed Banner Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy November! This year has sure gone by fast right? I'm Dana and I'm back today with another album project for you featuring the Clear Scraps Mixed Banner Album. Click here


This album has acouple acrylic pages in addition to chipboard pages and border. If you haven't tried using acrylic and aren't sure how to start, I'll guide you through the process in this tutorial. The papers I chose to decorate my album, are from Graphic45 "Cafe Parisian" collection. 

To begin, I chose one of the papers to cover both the front and back sides of my banner chipboard piece. I traced around the banner piece, cut and glued to the banner base. I recommend using Beacon glue. It has a strong bond and perfect when using chipboard. Then taking my xaco knife I trimmed away any excess paper. Then smooth any rough edges using a Distress tool or sanding tool. 


Front Cover: I chose another paper measuring 5 & 1/2 x 7 & 1/2 inches. Punch both holes on the side before adhering your paper onto your cover. I recommend using a clear tape runner or Clear glue. Just be careful not to use too much glue or it will seep onto your acrylic edges. I adhered a Journaling card in the center with foam dots. Added a sentiment border from another paper and adhered at the top of my album cover. I fussy cut acouple cakes, candies and floral images.


Inked along the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Then adhered along the bottom of my Journaling card using foam dots. 


Back of front cover: I added a pocket page measuring 5 & 1/2 x 7 & 1/2 inches. Added a sentiment border at the top edge of my pocket, a chipboard embellishment in the center of my pocket and a blue gem on top of the hole on my chipboard embellishment.  Tucked a Journaling card inside my pocket. 


Opposite page: adhered another paper measuring 6 & 1/2 x 8 inches onto my chipboard page. Added a cream cardstock photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches, and glued in the center of my page. I added a chipboard sentiment piece at the top of my photo mat and fussy cut a cake image and using foam dots adhered at the bottom. I like to add some Stickles Stardust glitter to my cake and flowers to add some Sparkle!


Page 3: Journaling card adhered as a flip up page. I scored 1/2 inch at the top before adhering at the you of my page. Underneath my flip page I added a cream photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches. Fussycut a cake, cookie and candy and adhered along the bottom right corner. 


Page 4: I adhered another paper measuring 5 & 1/2 x 7 &1/2 inches. I left this page as is. I didn't want to cover this pretty paper lol.


Page 5: (Cherry paper) I adhered a small Journaling card at the bottom of my page. Fussy cut a cupcake image and added some foam dots before adhering on the left corner of my journal card. Added an epoxy sticker and fussy cut cherries to the top corner. I applied some Spectrum Noir Glossy highlights on my cherries. Stickles glitter Stardust to the top of my cupcake to resemble sugar!


Page 6: photo mat measuring 4 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches and glued in the center of my page. Added a chipboard piece at the top and a teal pearl gem over the hole in my chipboard piece. I also added a sentiment border along the bottom of my page and a cherry border piece along the bottom edge of my photo mat. 


To finish this album, I threaded some pink and teal colored tulle through both holes and tied into a bow! I fussy cut out some dessert images and titles and glued onto the tabs on my banner piece. 


Here are some closeups!




I hope you enjoyed my album project and will create one for yourself. These albums make a great gift idea too. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the different styles of albums to choose from as well as all the newest products available to purchase. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy Crafting! Hope you have a great week. 

See you soon!


Other Supplies Used: 

Paper trimmer,  scoring board, scissors, foam dots, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, xaco knife, Distress tool, Beacon glue, Stickles Stardust glitter, Spectrum Noir Glossy Highlights Clear, Graphic45 Café Parisian collection, Pink and teal tulle, pearl gems, glitter gems.



Candy Corn Mini Shaker Album

Hello friends and happy Friday!  Halloween is just a few days away and I have a mini album I created to share with you today!  Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays as I love seeing the kids dress up and trick or treat!  I have teenagers now who have gave up costumes a long time ago (which makes me a little sad) but its fun to see the jack-o-lanterns out on the porches and all of the decorations!  


For my project, I used the 6x6 3 Tabbed Chipboard Album and the Candy Corn Mini Shaker Shape


I painted the outside edges of both sides of each page of my album with orange chalk paint (I prefer chalk paint because it dries quickly and I love this color!). 

I also used the same chalk paint on the top frame of my shaker as well as the inside + outside edges of the two middle frames. 


Ususally I would adhere my patterned paper to the base chipboard of the shaker. Since I wanted to use three different colors, I used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and lined up each space on the coordinating paper as shown.  I trimmed any excess paper using my scissors. 


I placed orange, yellow, and white sequins in the appropriate spots and then adhered my acrylic piece. I find it helpful to use clips to hold my pieces together while the adhesive dries. 


After adhering the top frame, I again used my Beacon Adhesive to affix my shaker to the front of my album. I then added smaller embellishments from the collection I used. 


Each page is covered with a background piece measuring 5.5 x 5.5 inches that I  affixed using Scor Tape.  I usually leave the inside of my front cover for journaling as you see here. 



I also like to create fun pockets for memorabilia or additional photos or journaling.  Here, I utilized some of the journaling cards from the collection and added metal clips.  



Another way to create additional space is to add a flap using a bone folder.  I  cut a longer piece of patterned paper and scored at 5.75 inches.  I cut and tore my flap edge as well as added a tag for ease of opening. 


You can see there is extra space for journaling as well as a photo. 





Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can find all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brads, enamel dots, chipboard frames, foam stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scor-Tape, Adhesives by 3L;  metal clips, tiny attacher stapler:  Tim Holtz; sequins: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread, tulle