Albums

Clear Scraps Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album- It's a Boy!

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today!

Need a great gift for a baby shower, or for someone about to

have a little one?  This cute little Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album

from Clear Scraps is such a sweet one, and makes a perfect gift!

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The album's first page is this cute little pair of overalls, you

can cover with patterned paper (like I did here) or paint.

Love the way the page behind looks like a little t-shirt with it's

sleeves peeking out!  It looks great with the contrasting paper!

The It's a Boy is one of the Clear Scraps Chipboard Word Titles.

They have a lot of options, and also have one that says It's a Girl.

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Here is the back of the overalls.  Just a few stickers, and a journal

box make a super simple page, but so adorable too!

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Here is the first of the t-shirt pages.  I put the spot for the picture

a little lower on this first one, so nothing would show through

at the neckline of the front page when the album was closed up.

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It's always good to include some blank journal cards in a mini album

 so the recipient can add a little story, or it could be used for a photo.

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I used a different patterned paper on every page, to make it a little

more interesting.  You can mix it up any way you like, all the pages

could be the same, and then use the mats and embellishments to

make each page different.  One of the great things about this

chipboard albums, they are a blank canvas you can make your own!

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The last page before the back cover, love the cute little trains!

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For the back cover, you very well could just leave it blank, or just

add a sticker or journal card/box, but I wanted to give plenty of

space for those adorable newborn pictures, so I added another

photo mat and a few more embellishments to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Make sure to stop by the Clear Scraps store to check out their

chipboard albums!  They have a lot to choose from and they

make such great gifts, or a wonderful memory book to keep!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Boy Bib Overalls Chip Album, It's a Boy Chipboard Word Titles.

Other:  Echo Park Bundle of Joy paper, stickers.  Enamel dots, ribbon, adhesive,

acrylic paint, distress ink.


Clear Scraps Blank Wood Album Covers

Hello and happy Friday! Jennifer here to share a mini book I  created using the Blank Wood Album!  These birch covers measure 6x8 and have six pre-drilled holes! You can paint, stain, or stamp the wood; or do as I  did and cover with paper!  One of the nice features about the Wood Albums is that you can create your own pages and insert as many as you like. I   scrapped about my first mission trip to Haiti back in 2013

 

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I  used my Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive to adhere my paper and then trimmed any excess with my scissors.  Using a sanding tool works nicely as well!  I  added contrasting prints with a border as well as a heart cut file. Finally, I  used gold glitter Thickers for my title.  

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I  cut most of my pages to just under 6x8 inches to fit inside the album covers.  I  usually will add an extra strip of paper to the edge of the page to reinforce the area where my hole punches lie.  This prevents ripping or tearing in the future. 

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Utilizing your scorer is a great way to add extra space for photos or journaling.  Here on the right page, I  cut my paper 8 x 10 inches scoring at 5 inches. I  added a sticker tab to the upper flap for easy opening.  

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I  cut my 4x6 photo to fit the crease in my page adding a border at the bottom to break up the print. I  intend to go back and do more journaling. 

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Using small envelopes or tags is a great way to add extra embellishments, journaling, or photos.  You can see I  added a photo on the back side of the envelope. 

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For this page, I  cut a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet down to fit my album.  Before adding my photo, I  colored the acrylic with three coordinating alcohol inks.  On the opposite side that I  applied ink, I  stamped shapes and sentiments with StazOn in black. 

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Here, I  added a tag that I  covered with patterned paper. On the back I  adhered a library card to add additional journaling. 

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This page is another that I  cut fom the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet. I  again used alcohol ink but this time in red and gold mixative. 

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I  created another flap with my Scor-Pal adding photos on the front and inside. I  then scored an accordion style piece to fit three photos!  The possibilities are endless! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out all of the Wood Album Covers by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper: Bella Blvd; stickers: Bella Blvd, Simple Stories; washi tape, decorative pins/clips: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; punches: We R Memory Keepers, Paper Shapers, EK Success; stapler, alcohol ink, pigment ink, tag: Ranger; journaling pen, kraft envelope, Thickers: American Crafts; stamps: Catslife Press, Citrus Twist; solvent ink: Tsuneiko; flair: Scrappin Happy Studio;  cut file: The Cut Shoppe; sewing machine: Janome; adhesive: Beacon, Score Tape; seam binding: Snug Hug; misc: Cameo Silhouette, thread, chrome book rings

 


The simple things chip scallop album

Good morning, friends Leah here with you today to share this awesome little Chip 3x8 Scallop album.

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I started by painting the chipboard album white all around the edges. After that dried, I used the 6" Polka Dots stencil with distress oxide ink and stenciled all around the album edges on both sides to create this bright, sunny background on each page.

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I then cut all my pattern paper and adhered it to both sides of the pages.

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I then started layering ephemera and different embellishments.
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I love how this album is ready for photos!

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Finished albums make great gifts for friends and family, making it easy for them to just adhere their photos into the album.

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Which chipboard albums are your favorites from Clear Scraps?

Leah Crowe

Products Used:
Clear Scraps: Chip 3x8 Scallop Album; 6" Polka Dots Stencil
Pattern Paper: Pink Fresh; Crate Paper
Ephemera: Pink Fresh, Crate Paper; Hip Kit
Stickers: Pink Fresh; American Craft
Ink: Distress Oxide
Glue: Beacos3-in-1


Clear Scraps Acrylic Tag Album -- Ahoy There!

Hello everyone!  Laura here today to share a summer mini album!

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The Clear Scraps Acrylic Tag Album is a fun way to play with acrylic

and not feel overwhelmed by the large 12x12 surface of the acrylic

sheets.  If you haven't tried it, this is a great way to get started!

On this first page, the rays were stenciled with blue acrylic paint,

and the Clear Scraps 6" Spiral stencil.

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So simple, but it gives a great impact and texture!  Next,

I brushed the edges of the next 2 pages with more acrylic paint.

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It's  nice way to frame each page instead of just leaving it clear,

tho you can do that too.....nice to mix it up!

Love how the back of the stenciled cover shows through to

the second page of the mini album.

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The best part of using acrylic.....it's a two for one impact!

You can see how the brushed on red paint frames this page:

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And it shows through to frame the next one too.  It's also

fun to add some cute little tags in between the pages, they

can be used as a title, or you could use it to mark the year

or use it as a journal box too.

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Some people are afraid to work with a acrylic because of the

fact it shows through, but it's actually a fun element to use

to embrace your creativity!  And you can keep it simple.

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This is just the mat from the other page becoming the mat for the

next page.  Just keep your adhesive where it won't be seen.

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The border strip was used as a mat for a thinner border on the

other page.  Just take a look as you are putting the album together.

It's so fun to get creative with the different acrylic pieces, and once

you've tried it, you'll be hooked!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Tag Album, 6" Spiral Stencil

Other: Acrylic paint, twine, ribbon, cardstock, enamel dots,

Carta Bella Deep Blue Sea paper and stickers.

 


Summer Mini Mixable Dainty Album

Hello and happy 4th of July!  It's Jennifer on the blog to share a summer-themed mini book I  created using the Mini Mixable Dainty Album.  The Mini Mixables measure only 3.5 x 5 inches with alternating acrylic and chipboard pages.  I find that using wallet sized photos is best in the Mini Mixables.  

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Using white acrylic paint, I  covered approximately a half inch of each of the chipboard pages ensuring I  painted the edges as well. I  set them aside to dry to work on my acrylic cover. 

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After removing the protective film from both sides of my acrylic page, I  stamped my butterfly image using StazOn in black.  A solvent based ink works best because of the non-porous nature of the acrylic. Your image will "stay" and not smudge after drying.  I  then used different colors of alcohol ink markers on the back of the page to color in the butterflies. You always want to color on the opposite side of stamping.  

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I  like to add extra pages to my mini albums by using tags or envelopes. Here, I  added stickers to a manila tag to document about my photos.  

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For my chipboard pages, I  covered them with patterned paper allowing the white edges to show through.  I  also matted my photos on white cardstock for extra dimension. 

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For this page, I  cut my paper 3.5 x 8 and scored it to create a flap. I  then added some embellishments to the front as well as stapled a tag for opening. 

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I  adhered two photos on the inside as well as journaling. This is a great technique to add extra space to your books! 

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Thank you for reading!  Check out all of the Mixable albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, washi tape, chipboard: Crate Paper; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; punches: Fiskars, Marvy Uchida; stapler: Ranger; manila tags, journaling pen: American Crafts; vellum tag: Jillibean Soup; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread. 

 


Thank You Wood Card by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using one of the Clear Scraps Wood Card/Mini Album pages

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The Thank You Wood card measures approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4".  These 1/8" Birchwood panels can be used as cards or album covers.  So I chose to create a card.

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I first painted my wood panels with gray paint.  Once dry, I used Verafine Ink with a script stamp randomly about the cover.  For definition I inked the edges of both panels with rose-gold ink.

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I added 2 strips of Rinea Ebony/Gold Foiled Paper along the left edge.  For definition, I added a panel of Ebony/Gold Foiled Paper behind the panel.  You can see the gold foil peeking out from the die cut Thank You!

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Inside I added a die cut panel of Ebony/Gold Foiled Paper along with a  coordinating sentiment.

Finally, I tied the card together with gold ribbon.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  ImagineCrafts Ink, Plaid Paint, Just For Fun Rubber Stamps, Rinea Foiled Paper

 


Clear Scraps Accordion Shaker Album--Stars & Stripes

Hello everyone!  Laura here with you today, sharing

one of Clear Scraps fun Accordion Shaker Albums!

These come in many different shapes, a window,

a present, a boat, lighthouse.....for this project,

I chose a favorite, the Mason Jar Album!

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These are so much fun to make! The first page is a shaker 

that has a piece of matching pre-cut acrylic and you can

add beads, or use sequins, like I did here.

Clear Scraps has some of the highest quality sequins

that are in gorgeous color blends.  You can find them

in the store HERE.  I used the Winter Blend.

For the front cover, I painted the album with gray

and red acrylic paint, then when dry, used

glitter glue to give it sparkle and shine.

Next step is to cover both sides of the jar "pages"

with paper.  Just trace, cut out, and glue on.

Then once you have all the pages covered,

you can start to decorate each page!

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I chose to use different colors of paper to cover the jar,

but you can use the same paper, paint, stain, ink, etc.

Love this about the wooden Clear Scraps items,

you can create with them any way you choose!

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To decorate I used paper, journal cards, chipboard,

bling, twine, stickers.  You can use any of your favorite

embellishments to make it your own.

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This could be used as a mini album (you can see I left

room for pictures) or as a home decor banner, or

as a combo, it could stand on a table as home decor

with the pictures displayed.

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The album is tied together with twine and ribbon, but

you can use rings too.  I liked the festive look of the

red and blue twine for this one!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Accordion Shaker Album--Mason Jar,

Winter Blend Sequins

Other:  Bella Blvd Fireworks & Freedom, red and gray

acrylic paint, adhesive, red rhinestones, AC red and blue

twine, Glitter Kiss clear,  Faded Blue Jeans Distress Ink.


Butterfly Wood Card and Joy Clair Stamps

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Hello! It's Jennifer with the second post of the day of our cross promotion with Joy Clair Stamps!  Keep checking back everyday for inspiration from our design team, as well as from the ladies at Joy Clair! Using the Blank Wood Card set, I  created a mini album with the Butterfly Kisses Clear Stamps.

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I  began by lightly painting all sides of my Blank Wood Card set with white acrylic paint. I  did add water to my paint to thin it out in order to allow the wood grain to show through.  

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Once my paint was dry, I  used StazOn ink in black to stamp my butterfly cluster to the front of my album.  Because its a porous surface you can use a pigment ink, but since I  painted it first I  used StazOn to prevent any smudging.  After my album was assembled, I  lightly painted Distress Oxide ink into the bare sections of the butterflies to add some color. 

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Using vellum, I  stamped this "let your dreams fly" sentiment with StazOn. I  then used a circle punch to cut the sentiment out and layered it over a neutral print.  I  secured the two together with a small staple in lieu of using any adhesive. I  then attached the circles with pop dots and tied bakers twine around to accent. 

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Here is a photo of my inside cover; I  trimmed down one of the 4x6 journaling cards to fit the Blank Card and added stickers, chipboard, and a mini doily.  

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I  used a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet and trimmed down to 3.5 x 5 inches to create a page insert.  Using the 6 Inch Monarch Butterfly Mascil, I  applied a layer of modeling paste to the acrylic.  Once dry, I  lightly applied Distress Oxide Ink to add color.

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Here is the end result of the modeling paste + ink! I  blended the two colors in some areas to give contrast.  

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My next pages are cut from smooth white cardstock which I  embellished as well as stamped with sentiments from the stamp set.  The book can be used for journaling or wallet sized photos can be added as well. 

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Here, I  folded a vellum envelope and filled with the Princess Sequins from Clear Scraps! 

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For my second acrylic page, I  used the Butterfly Flock 4x6 Stencil and Modeler Creme in Champagne.  It goes on smooth and dries fairly quick.  

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After my Modellier Creme was dry, I  added patterned paper and a metal charm with bakers twine. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; metal charm, metal clip, Distress Oxide, stapler: Ranger; paint: DecoArt; cardstock: Bazzill; ink: Tsuneiko; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; mini doily: Doodlebug Designs; modeling paste, vellum envelope: Teresa Collins Designs; Modellier Creme: Viva Decor; sewing machine: Janome; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: thread, vellum

 


Mixed Media Beach Tag

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a mixed media beach tag.   

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Using one of the tags from the Chipboard Tag Album, I began by first painting it with gesso. The Tag Album has 4 different shaped tags that  can be used for an assortment of projects.  I decided to use one to create a mixed media tag with an assortment of elements.  Once the gesso dried, I added several colors of spray inks to create the background.

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Mesh was also spritzed then adhered to the left corner.  I also added several sizes of art stones as well as some sea shells created from Makin's Clay for dimension.

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Once dry, I spritzed additional colors of inks to give the tag more life.  In the center of the tag, I added more art stones.

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I stamped and colored a Prima doll stamp, fussy cut her and added her to the tag with foam adhesives.

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Isn't she sweet?

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other supplies used:  Prima stamp; Prima Art Stones, Makin's Clay mold and clay, spray inks


Travel Wide Scallop Acrylic Album

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog to share a mini album I  created with one of the new acrylic albums! It's almost summer here in the US and that means many will be taking time out for vacations!  Using the Acrylic 3x8 Wide Scallop Album, I  created this fun  mini to place in photos for our upcoming trip!  There are six total pages that are arranged in a waterfall fashion and are the perfect size for wallet photos! 

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Before putting together my album, I  removed the protective film on both sides from each page.  Then using StazOn Opaque, I  used a dabber to apply ink to the edges. This gives the acrylic a nice frosted look and helps set apart each page.  

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For most of my mini albums, I  reserve the inside cover for journaling.  Here, I  layered two of the die cuts and secured with a staple before adhering to my page.  

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Each page increases in size but the height is no more than 3.5 inches!  I  used white cardstock in place of my photos and usually layer an additional print underneath.  I  also used pop dots to affix the border die cut at the bottom edge of my page. I  then used bakers twine to tie around the outer edge. 

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For this page, I  cut my piece 3.5 x 8 inches and scored at 5 inches. That way I  could add a flap to add additional photos/embellishments.   You can also place a photo on the outer cover if you wish; however I  added more embellishments. 

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Here is the inside of the flap! I  adhered a 2x3 place for my photo and plan on adding additional mourning on the inside flap. 

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When you are working on a smaller scale, sometimes using a border punch can go a long way on your page as well as adding smaller die cuts/stickers. 

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For this page, I  fabricated a pocket by adhering on three sides of my paper.  Then using a circle scallop punch, I  folded each in half and stapled to my cardstock. You can add photos or again, additional journaling in this area. 

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Here are some additional photos of my album!  Do you like to create mini albums to document your trips? 

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Thank you for stopping by! You can see the Acrylic and Chipboard Albums in the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; ink: Tsuineko; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; stapler, metal clip, metal charm: Ranger; ribbon: Snug Hug; punch: Fiskars, EK Success; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; misc: chrome book rings. 


Paws Mini Album by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and this month Clear Scraps has teamed up with Stampendous.

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I've used the Paws Wood Card to create a mini album.  Inking the Stampendous Cling Wild Texture Rubber Stamp with brown and black inks, I stamped both sides of the wood card.  At 6" x 6", this Stampendous collage background stamp was perfect to completely cover the wood panels.

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Cutting papers 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" I created the pages for the album.

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To finish the front cover, I used the Giraffe Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies Set.  

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Die cutting the savannah setting from green cardstock, I further die cut it into a circle to add to the front of the album.  The sweet giraffe was then stamped with black ink, die cut and added atop the savannah setting.  The phrase was added off center.

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Adding rings to the album, I tied strips of burlap.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other supplies used:  Stampendous Stamps and Dies; Imagine inks, burlap

 


Mixable Sassy Album

Happy May Day Clear Scraps family! Today I'm sharing the versatile Mixable Sassy 8x8 Album.

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This album is mixed with three acrylic pages and two chipboard pages. I started by printing off pattern paper I found in Silhouette Studio. The mermaid paper was perfect for my granddaughters birthday theme party she had recently.

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On each acrylic page I adhered the pattern paper using Ranger matte medium to the backside of the acrylic.

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I used enamel paint on the acrylic pages by creating dot accents. It dries quick and is an easy embellishment that adds a nice touch.

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I printed some photos off in 4x6 and 2x3" to add to the album.

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I just have to give you a close up of Grandma's little mermaid. Isn't she sweet?

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Too bad she didn't leave the headband on very long. lol
Celebrating her first birthday was a blast, and adding the moments into Clear Scraps Sassy 8x8 album made it so easy.

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Cake was om nom nom delicious. :)

The last two pages I left room for her mommy to add more photos of her choice.

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Products Used:
Clear Scraps: Mixable 8x8 Sassy Album; Book Rings
Cardstock: Recollections; Pattern Paper: Silhouette Studio
Maggies Holmes Ephimera, Puffy Stickers, American Craft Stickers,
Prima & The Paper Studio Flowers
Shimelle Wood Buttons
Wendy Vecchi Enamel
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Silhouette Studio File: 265234

 


Create a Pocket Sized Inspirational Faith Album with Clear Scraps Mini Acrylic Albums

Hi Chris here sharing this cute pocket sized Faith book I created with Clears Scraps Mini Tab Acrylic Album. ClearScrapMiniTabAlbum

Sometimes during the day, I like to read inspirational faith sayings.  I created this pocket sized mini album to fit in my purse! What a better way to keep some sayings handy whenever I need them! 

Start by precutting, punching and stamping all your pieces. 

Precut page edges 1 1/4 x 3 inches from card stock. 

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Cut Flutter papers to various sizes.

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Punch Scalloped circles and stamp inspirational saying onto punches circles. 

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Assemble pages as desired.  Here are a few close ups of the pages during construction. 

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Clear Scraps Supplies Used

Clears Scraps Mini Tab Acrylic Album

Other Supplies used 

Paper, Stickers & Ephemera ( Graphic 45 - Flutter Collection), Stamps (Stampabilities  - Have Faith), Inks (Archival - red, black), Punches ( 2 inch scallop, butterfly, bird), Card stock (pink, red, yellow, blue, white), mini flowers, Adhesive (ScraPrfect Best Glue Ever) 

I hope you are inspired to get crafty!  


Creating a Joy Journal

As my daughter rapidly approaches her teenage years, I wanted to create something special for her to capture the happy moments. A place that she can look back at on those bad days and remember all the good things that have happened also. I decided the Crosses 6 X 8 Wood Album would be the perfect place to get it started!

Joy Journal

As is pretty typical of my projects, I don't have a lot of products on this, so it can easily be replicated.

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First off I painted it white.  I added a title using stickers and then went for a collage style look all over the cover.  I used A LOT of stickers and love how it came together. It definitely has a tween feel to it don't you think?

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I backed the beautiful crosses with black cardstock so that they would pop a little more.  Quick, simple, and therapeutic on a couple levels!  Hopefully this will be a help to her for years to come!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Christine

 


Circle Scallop Mini Album

Hi Friends! Can you believe it's March already? Time flies when you're crafting and living life!

Today I'm sharing this super duper cute 3x8 Chipboard Circle Scallop Album. It's brand new this year and  so fun to work with.

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I started off by laying out all the album peices and painting all around the edge, on both sides of the chipboard album.

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Doing this allows me to add color to each page in the album, while also allowing me to easily add pattern paper without having to cut it out using a craft knife. Starting from small to large, I cut my pattern paper as follows, two for each side of the album:

3 x 2 1/2"
3 x 3 1/2"
3 x 4 1/2"
3 x 5 1/4"
3 x 6"
3 x 7 1/4"

Once you have them all cut out, time to adhere them to your album pages, and embellish!
Here's a peek at my pages.

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3x8circle_scallopmini4_LeahCroweI used two book rings to secure my album together. Once it was all together, I used enamel accents and placed small little decorative dots and circles on the circles and eyelets of each page album.

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Leah Crowe

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps 3x8 Chipboard Circle Scallop Album
Echo Park Pattern Paper
Distress Oxide
ATG & Beacons 3-in-1 glue
Ranger Enamel Accents
Unicorn Spit Paint
Book Rings