Hearts Wood Card

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today working with the Hearts Wood Card as well as the Love chipboard Word Title to create a gift for someone special.


The card is approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4".  2 wood pieces are included and 2  holes are drilled along the left side so you can turn the card into a mini album, if desired.  Ink the panels with red ink.


Cut pattern paper to fit the back panel.  Ink with brown ink and adhere to the back panel.


Using brown ink and a large background stamp, stamp off on scrap paper first then stamp onto the top panel.  This created a slightly distressed effect.


Ink around the edges of the wood panels with brown ink.  Also ink around the hearts with brown ink.


Ink the Love chipboard word with red ink and spritz with spray ink.  Once dry, ink around the edges with brown ink, then adhere to the front cover.


Use ribbon to hold the card together.  


Consider cutting pages to fit and filling with love notes or poems before adding the ribbon.

Check out the variety of wood cards available in the store.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Imagine Ink; Rinea stamp; Lindy's Spray Inks; Ribbon

Love Mini Shaker Valentine Triptych


Tami with you on the blog today with a new project to share with you. Valentine's Day is coming up in just over a week; so now is the perfect time to make something special for someone special or just to add to your Valentine's Day decor.

Clear Scraps has lots and lots of fun shaker designs and I enjoy trying to find ways to incorporate them in my crafting. I thought it would be nice to create a Love themed triptych using the Love Mini Shaker and the Chipboard Tag Album. I also like all things vintage and Vintage Valentines are some of my favorite ephemera to collect. I had a paper collection that included vintage valentines in the designs, so I pulled that out to use along with some glitter, glitter gel pens, flowers, ribbons and vintage trims to use on the project.

Here is what it looked like when it was all finished...

I really like Clear Scrap's Chipboard Tag Album as you can use the pieces separately to make individual tags or make something by connecting them like this triptych.

I started with the Love Shaker. I painted the top layer with a base of white pearl pigment ink, then when that dried, I added a layer of Smooch Glitz and sprinkled with a vintage-white glitter while it was still wet...

Clear_scraps_valentine_love_shaker_chipboard_tag_bling_tsWhile the shaker dried, I applied a printed paper over the letters on the shaker back piece and a piece of silver foil board to the heart, then glued the other layers of the shaker on top of the back piece...

Clear_scraps_valentine_love_shaker_chipboard_tag_back_tsTo make the triptych, I used pieces of vintage twill tape to connect the tags. The tags were spaced about 1/2" apart to allow the pieces to fold...

Clear_scraps_valentine_love_shaker_chipboard_tag_join_tsThe fronts sides of the tags were covered with printed papers...


The Love Shaker was adhered to the center tag, then stickers (I outlined them with the Glitter Gel Pen), flowers and trims were added to embellish the triptych...


I hope you enjoyed this project and that you will come back soon to see what fabulous projects the other designers have to share with you!


Clear Scraps: Love Mini Shaker, Chipboard Tag Album and Sprinkles Heart Confetti Shaker Filler


Clear Snap: Adaline Opaline Pigment Ink, Pralines and Cream Fairy Dust Glitter and Frost Smooch Glitz, Reminisce Printed Papers and Stickers, Grafix: Silver Metallic Foil Board, Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry, King Art Silver Glitter Gel Pen, Bo Bunny Rhinestones and Pearls, Paper Flowers, Ribbons and Vintage Twill Tape, Silver Cord and Rick Rack

Valentine Wide Scallop Chipboard Album

Hello everyone!  February is here and that means Valentines Day is around the corner. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, its always fun to create love themed projects!  Today, I'm sharing a mini album I made using the

3x8 Wide Scallop Chipboard Album.  Clear Scraps mini albums are one of my favorite to use and I especially adore the smaller versions!  


I began by painting both sides of each page with white acrylic paint. I wasn't too concerned about full coverage as I wanted a small amount of chipboard to show through the paint for a distressed look. I also used the same color of paint for the Mason Jar Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I adhered patterned paper to the base piece with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive followed by affixing the top frame.  I then added die cuts, enamel dots, and a cute heart pin to accent.  


Each page is a different size cascading into a larger one so elements each can  peak through as you look through your book.  For this particular album, I will usually use wallet size photos as they fit best.  However, I opted to leave my album blank for now so I can add pictures later. 


You can also have pages that are strictly for journaling or holding embellishments depending on how many photos you want to use. 


I tend to layer many of my elements including underneath my photos.  For a future 2x3 picture, I adhered two different additional 2x3 pieces at an angle. 


I really just loved the background paper on this page so I wanted most of it to be seen.  I adhered two die cut envelopes as well as added a chipboard "be mine".  Adding enamel dots or sequins is a nice way to add dimension to your page.  


Again, I added many layers not only with my papers but also with embellishments. Using pop dots to lift an element is also a favorite technique of mine. 


Utilizing your punches is also another great way to work in additional contrasting colors.  My next two pages do just that with the pennant and circle punches. 



Sometimes allowing your pattern to be the focus of your page is fun followed by adding in smaller embellishments. 



The last page is a rectangular shape without any scallops at the end.  It's the largest page and will fit bigger photos as well as embellishments.  I used a couple different patterns at the bottom of my page and added a chipboard border to break up the lines between the two. 


Thank you for reading today!  Check out the large variety of mini albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, sticker, washi tape, chipboard:  Simple Stories; paint: Deco Art; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; decorative pin: Maya Road; metal clip, stapler: Tim Holtz; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; enamel dots: Doodlebug Designs; ribbon: SnugHug; punches: EK Success, Paper Shapers; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings

Thank You Album by Kelly Parker

 Hello crafty friends, I am on the blog today with Clear Scraps creating a Thank You Wood Card Album using paint and paper napkins. 


To start this project, I used some Art Anthology paint, this paint has the consistency of a gel and goes on transparent. I wanted to be able to see the wood grain through the paint, had I used regular acrylic paint it would have been too opaque. 
Here are the covers finished, you can see the wood grain through the paint. Next, I dug around in my napkin stash, which is pretty extensive, and found the perfect design for my cover both front and back. 
Taking a brush and some water, I drew around the area I wanted to use and then tore it out while still wet. Using this method allows for a more feathery edge when gluing the image to the covers. Separate all of the layers using just the top layer on your project. 
I then used a bit of white glue on the back of the napkin pieces and applied them to the covers. You need to be a bit careful as the napkin is very fragile. 
I then used some jute to attach the front and back covers. 


Thank you for stopping by and check out Clear Scraps for all your fun project needs!!

Cassy Mixable Album

Hello friends and happy New Years Eve!  So happy to see this year come to a close and praying 2021 is a much better year for everyone!  Today, I'm sharing a mini album I created using the Cassy Mixable Album and a few Clear Scraps goodies!  I used photos from a family photo shoot this past fall; if anything 2020 has made me realize how important family is!


I began by removing the protective film from the front of the first acrylic page.  Using modeling paste and the 6 Inch Spiro Flower  Mascil, I applied a light layer of the paste with a spatula.  I then set it aside to dry. 


Once I ensured my modeling paste was completely dry, I placed my Masil over the area and used Distress Oxide inks to color portions of the flower. 


Here is a close up of the end result; you can see its not perfect but that is ok!  I still love the beautiful effect! 


Now I was ready to add paper and embellishments to my front cover.  I used the Embroidery Hoops Chipboard Shape Embellishmentto accent the title.  I decided to lightly brush the front with light grey chalk paint to allow some of the chipboard to show through.  


My next page, which is chipboard, I painted the edges with chalk paint in off white (again not doing full coverage for a distressed look).  



For my next acrylic page, I used the 4x6 Butterfly Flock Stencil with my modeling paste. 


And again, I chose coordinating Distress Inks to color the butterflies.  


It's difficult to see the detail but I set my photo at the bottom of the page to allow the stencil to take up a majority of my page. 


Here is a better snapshot of the colored butterflies:


On the back of this page, I positioned my papers to line up with side A to not allow any papers to "show through". 


Next is a larger chipboard page which nicely fits a 4x6 photo; you can even add multiple smaller photos if preferred.  



For my last acrylic page, I applied coordinating alcohol inks to the outside edges blending with mixative in white.  


I then adhered a smaller piece of patterned paper as my background allowing the alcohol ink to show through.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog! Wishing you a safe and happy New Year!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, stickers, washi tape: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; alcohol ink, distress oxide inks:  Ranger; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; stapler: Tim Holtz; punches: Paper Shapers, Fiskars; corner rounder: Creative Memories; sewing machine: Janome; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: chrome book rings, thread




There's Snow place like Home

Hello Crafty Friends!

I have a fun Christmas winter album for you! Im using Clear Scraps Mixable Home 8x9 Album  Click Here.

I also used Clear Scraps 6" Nordic Snowflakes Stencil Click Here


Before you decorate any acrylic piece, remember to peel off the protective film off of each side. Then  I traced with my pencil around the fence shape onto a piece scrapbook paper that resembled the look of wood planks. Flip your fence piece and trace again.  Be sure to mark where the holes are. Use a paper punch and punch out holes before adhering your papers onto each side of the acrylic fence, using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. Next I took some Christmas lights and adhered them with glue along the top of fence and around the back. Used foam dots to attach the snowman to the front of the fence. Glue a small wreath on the right side of the fence. Added some fake snow along the top and bottom of my fence on borh sides. Set aside to dry.


 For the rectangle scalloped page: I trace and covered the front and back with coordinating papers. I used Crate paper "Snowflake" paper collection. On the front page I cut a snowman paper measuring 71/2 inches x 3". Then took a snowflake die and diecut onto a glitter white paper, using my diecut machine. Then I attached the snowflake border piece  to the top of my paper and adhered on 3 sides to form a pocket. Added a few ephemera cards inside the pocket. Decorated my pocket with a few stickers to finish it off.


On the back side I made another pocket. Used to foam dots to the of the pink car and adhered to the bottom of my pocket page. Added a few ephemera cards and tag to the inside. Glued a piece of  silver tinsel along the top edge of my pocket.


Acrylic Star: I taped my Clear Scraps Nordic snowflake stencil to the top half of my star. Added some 3 D Matte gel over the stencil. Let dry. Then I rubbed some gold gliding wax over the top of my stenciled snowflakes. Flip your star over and I applied some patina paint and gold metallic behind the stenciled area, using a pouncing motion. Let dry.

Next I traced half of the star shape onto patterned paper, cut out and glued to the back of my acrylic star. Distressed around the edges. Then added gold glitter around the edge of my star. To finish I glued some chipboard letters to towards the bottom of my star.


Heart chipboard shape: I decorated both sides with coordinating papers and cut them out. Then adhered them to both sides with glue. Distress edges. For the front heart I made another pocket with a ephermera frame, made a tag  to stuff inside the pocket, added a tree paper clip and ephermera ticket, and pop dot to the Brrr sticker.


For the other side of my heart, I added a photo, pop dot a snowman and added some puffy stickers. For the snowman's arms I added acouple pine branches and applied some white paint lightly over the branches.


Acrylic House: for the last acrylic shape,  I traced and cut out the pieces of paper for the roof and house. I used a vellum adhesive tape to attach my papers to the back of the acrylic house. Careful to add adhesive behind the photo and sticker areas so it doesn't show through the acrylic.  I added some sentiment stickers and foam dots to my ephermera piece. For the chimney I added some Finnibair Rust paste and some fake snow on top of the chimney. On the back of the acrylic house I adhered a matching paper to the bottom part only.


To finish off your album, I attached the metal rings, tied some ribbons to the rings along with acouple ornament babbles!


I hope you've enjoyed this project and it's inspired you to make one for yourself. Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website for all your crafting needs. Click Here

Thanks for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog! Can't wait to see all your crafty creations! See you soon!




Other supplies: Finnibair Rust paste, Finnibair 3 D matte gel, Crate paper Snowflake collection,  Martha Stewart Gold glitter, Crafters Companion Snowflake border die.


Documenting December with Clear Scraps

Hello friends and Happy Christmas Eve!  I cannot believe Christmas is almost here as this month has flown by!  Every year, I try to create a mini album to document the first 25 days of the holiday season! 2020 is no different even though nothing seems very normal this year! The silver lining of this pandemic is that I realize even more how important the every day occurrences are!  

Clear Scraps acrylic is probably my number one product to create with! I love the Build It Your Way Binders and decided to do a larger version of my December Daily.  I love the clean look of acrylic and how the inside pages show through. Here, I used the Large Acrylic Binder



I started off by creating my base pages ahead of time. I then attempted to keep on top of filling my pages with pictures and journaling, but some of my pages are still blank. 


Using a scoring tablet or bone folder is a great way to add flaps for more photos and/or days.  Here, one page has days 3-5.


Of course I added many of the wonderful Clear Scraps products to my pages! The acrylic always looks beautiful when paired with Mascils or Stencils. Here, I used the 4x6 Stars Stencil with a white metallic paste in the upper left corner.  


Adding pockets with tags is another way to jot down journaling or lists. I plan on listing favorites and traditions we have as a family.  


Clear Scraps has a large variety of Chipboard Embellishment Shapes that are perfect to accent your project! Here, I used the Mistletoe Chipboard Embellishment Shape at the top of my page. I began by painting both the sprig and bow white. I then added a layer of Crackle Accent and allowed to dry.  I then painted with green and red chalk paint respectively allowing some of the white to show through. 


The Embroidery Hoop Chipboard Embellishment Shapes are really adorable! I left one bare and backed with patterned paper to add my die cut number. 



The Mini Shaker Shapes are also a perfect addition to mini album pages or scrapbook layouts!  Here, I painted the Joy Mini Shaker Shape in red and added some fun clear beads to the center.


On the next page, the Tall Bulb Mini Shaker looks perfect "hanging" from the top!  I decided to cover the chipboard base with a simple pattern and added die cuts to the center.  I then filled the shaker with artificial snow before assembling. 


For many of my pages, I cut down the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet as my base. Using silver foil cardstock, I adhered a cut file to the front of my page. 


I wanted to add a bit of color so on the back, I used a cotton applicator to place red, silver, and white alcohol ink. 


For my last page, I used the 4x6 Nativity Stencil along with the metallic page.


Once dry, I blended in three colors of Distress Oxide to add some depth. 


Here is the end result and I love how it turned out!



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out the Clear Scraps shop to see the many holiday products they carry! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, washi tape:  Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics, Recollections; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; metallic paste: Heidi Swapp; ink, tags: Ranger; metallic charms: Tim Holtz; paint: DecoArt; shaker filler: Stampendous, Recollections; sewing machine: Janome; die cut machine: Silhouette; misc: cut files, thread, typewriter

Gratitude Tall Pumpkin Acrylic Album

Hello Clear Scraps friends! It's Jennifer here to share a mini album I  created using the Acrylic 5x7 Regular Album!  When I  first discovered Clear Scraps, I  fell in love with the acrylic albums and still look forward to creating with them!  Because its November, I  wanted to create a gratitude journal and I'm going to show you my techniques!  


I  used the new Tall Pumpkin Mini Shaker Shape as the focal point of my cover!  The Shakers are very versatile as they can also be used on layouts, cards, or home decor projects!  They are the perfect size! I  used Gold Metallic Gilding Polish on the top chipboard frame of the shaker.  You apply in a circular pattern and allow to dry. 


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


Next, I  adhered the two middle chipboard frames to the base layer (again using my Beacon adhesive).


I  added some chunky gold sequins the center of my shaker as well as popped up a die cut butterfly.  I  then adhered the acrylic overlay.


Last, I  adhered my top chipboard frame and added a sentiment to the top.  Using a solvent based adhesive to adhere the Shaker works best especially when working with acrylic. 


For the pages of my album, I  added droplets of three coordinating colors of alcohol inks followed by using a cotton applicator to blend.  I  wanted the colors to look "splotchy" and not uniform.


The alcohol ink dries quickly so I  then could move on to decorating my album.  I  always try to use the inside of the front cover for journaling.  


Using my Gold Metallic Gilding Polish, I  colored the Bare Tree Chipboard Embellishment Shape  to my next page. I  then stamped leaves onto patterned paper and cut out to place around the tree.  


I  left most of this page "bare" without covering with any paper.  


For my next page, I  did add a 4.5 x 6.5 piece of patterned paper.  I  then adhered the Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment Shape (which again I  used the Gold Metallic Gilding Polish).  I  then added die cuts and a metal sentiment tied on with bakers twine. 


My last two pages, I  set up for journaling using patterned papers and additional die cuts.  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I  hope you are inspired to create your own gratitude journal using Clear Scraps! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts: Prima; metal charms, metal clip, ink, alcohol ink: Ranger; bakers twine: Teresa Collins Designs; stamps: American Crafts, Citrus Twist Kits; rhinestones: Taylored Expressions; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sequins: Recollections; paper flowers: Mon Ami Gabi; misc: ribbon, chrome book rings. 



Featured Designer Maya Yang

Hello everyone and happy November! It's Maya on the blog today sharing a mixed media thank you album using the Thank You Wood Card and the Brick Wall Masking Stencil. The wood cards are just perfect to use as a front and back cover to a mini album! Below are the process pictures of how I created this album. 
First, this is the thank you wood card pack that contains 2 wood pieces (size 3.75 x 5.75). To start this album, I painted the front and back wood pieces in pink acrylic paint.
When the background paint dried, I painted another layer by adding some brick pattern using lighter pink acrylic paint and Brick Wall Masking Stencil.
For the inside covers, I cut down 2 cards from a 4 x 6 journaling cards paper, trimmed them to 3.75 x 5.75, and adhered with tacky glue.
Next, I chose 4 patterned papers for the inside note pads and cut them to 3.75 x 5.75. I also punched holes in the note pads and added the book rings.
For the cover decoration, I chose some patterned stickers, paper flowers and burlap ribbon to decorate the front and back cover. I also tied a piece of lace ribbon on the book ring.
And here is the finished back cover.
I hope you are inspired to create a mini album of your own using a Clear Scraps album. Have a wonderful day! Blessings.
Additional Products Used:
Patterned Paper, Ephemera: Carta Bella "12 x 12 Spring Market Collection"
Paint: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint Set
Adhesive: Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Tool: We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile all-in-one tool

Art Journal Cover

Good Morning all my fellow artists and crafters. This is Dora and today we are going to decorate a book cover. I am using this as my art journal cover, but you are more than welcome to use it how you see fit. I am using the following materials.... Swirls Flourish Stencil, Blank Wood Album Cover (plain), and the Chicken Wire Chipboard Embellishment Shape. Here is a picture of the finished product and there will be some close ups at the end of this post. Hope you enjoy creating with me today. 


Now let's get started on the basics.... before you do anything always gesso or prime your project pieces, so that they will hold paint, and embossing better. Here I have done that with both the cover, back cover, and the pieces I will be using. 


The next thing I do is paint the pieces - making them appear to be vintage and old.


While those are drying, I take the front and back cover, using a stencil, and crackle paste, create texture for the background of both side. 


Once the crackle paste is fully dried. I begin to add paints and watercolors, for a grungy/vintage look. You can do this by spraying water on the canvas, while wet, apply the paint or watercolor. It will in turn run down and through the texture you created in the step before. As you can see below, I controlled the flow to only move in the middle and where I wanted the color to be.


Now comes the fun part as always, laying out the design you would like on your cover. If you are afraid you may forget, please take a photo with your phone, so that you can reference it when you are reassembling it. I have chosen to use molds and clay for some of my frame, wings, and stars. Now once you are ready, use some matte gel medium to make sure everything stays in place. Paper embellishments can be stuck with regular glue. 


Now I am going to use some matte get medium and place some mini stones along the areas that appear to be a little bare.


Once you have everything in it's place, this step is always optional, as I do love this step, and do it frequently. Cover your focal point (especially if it is a face, animal, or family picture), to protect it from all the splatters we are going to be doing next. I am using liquid acrylic paint. Adding just a tad of water to thin it for the splatter effect.


There you have it.... You are done and just look at what we created together. I am so happy you have joined me today in created this cover for my new art journal. 

Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website!

As always, see you next time!!! Be bless, think outside your box, and color outside the lines!!! All the best artists do!! Happy Creating!!









Vintage Recipe Album

Hi Crafty Friends!

Dana here. I'm happy to be back on the Clear Scraps Blog today, with a vintage style recipe album. Clear Scraps has such a variety of different albums to choose from. I'm using the Chipboard 8x8 Tabbed Album for my project. You can find it here Click Here 

I also used Graphic45 "Home Sweet Home" papers and chipboard and stickers to match up with my vintage theme.


First I painted all the edges of each album page with vintage white acrylic paint. Let dry throughly before moving on to the next step.


Next I chose 2 red checked papers and cut down to 7x 71/2 inches. Adhere to the front and back pages of your album. Cover all remaining base pages of your album with coordinating papers of your choice. All papers were cut to the same size as previously stated above.

Now you can start decorating the front cover of you album. I cut another patterned paper to 61/2 x 7 inches added some foam dots to the back of the paper. Then adhere on top of your base of your front cover. I chose one of journaling cards and adhered to the right side of my front cover. I added one of the chipboard stickers "Farm fresh " on the top part of my album. Fussy cut out a few of the vegetable stamps, and adhered to the left side of  my album using foam dots. I also fuzzy cut another image of the vintage gal, inked the edges with Distress Ink and used foam dots to adhere her on top of the same image on the journaling card. I like to add touches of glitter to the vintage gal apron, farm fresh chipboard sign and on some of the vegetable stamps. To finish the cover, I glued a vintage button on one of the corners of the journaling card. And glued a paper flower on the left side.


Now we can decorate the inside pages. I used one of the larger recipe cards and adhered it slightly slanted on the left page. Cut out a "you are my sunshine " paper strip and glued to the bottom of my page. And added my fuzzy cut cabbage image with foam dots on the bottom of my recipe card. The right page,  I cut a paper at  7x 3 &1/2 inches and adhered as a pocket. You can add a few smaller journaling cards inside the pocket. I decorated the pocket page with a few vegetable packets and adhered with foam dots. Lastly I added the "Garden" sticker on the tabbed page.


The next two pages I used some larger recipe cards and a few chipboards and stickers to decorate my pages. The recipe card on the right page, I scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered as a flap.


Here's how I decorated the next two pages. I made another pocket on the left side and tucked in acouple smaller journaling cards. These are great to add photos or perhaps a small recipe card. The page on the right side I adhered acouple recipe cards and a "Baking Day" sticker eith a touch of glitter on the pie to resemble sugar!


The last two pages, on the right side I chose 4 different recipe cards and scored 1/2 inch on the top. Adhered as a waterfall on to my page. You could add another recipe or photo under the waterfall cards. 


For the last page on the right side, I cut down the tomatoe paper to 4 x 71/2 inches. Scored 1/2 on the left side to create a side flip page. I added foam dots to the vegetable frame and adhered this on the flip page, make sure you don't glue over the scored part of the flip page. Then I glued the "Home Sweet Home" chipboard piece in the middle of the frame. To finish my page I cut down a piece of white picket fence sticker, added some small foam dots to the back of the fence. Adhere this towards the bottom of your flip page. I fuzzy cut out some vegetables and vegetable seed packets, inked the edges and adhered some on the fence, some I tucked behind fence with foam dots.


To finish your album, I covered the remaining page tabs, front and back with some word stickers. Then I took 3 metal rings and attached all my pages together. I chose different bright colored ribbons and tied on each ring.


I hope I have inspired you to get out your favorite recipes and start scrapbooking! I think this would make a great gift idea for the holidays.


Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website and see all the amazing new products they have in store for you! Click Here

Supplies used: 

Clear Scraps 8x8 Tabbed Album, Graphic 45 "Home Sweet Home " collection pack, Stickles glitter, Distress Ink, Beacon 3-in-1 Glue, Metal rings, assorted ribbons, Foam Dots


Featured Designer Ramya Abhijit

Hi everyone ! It's Ramya here today and I'm back with another project using Clear Scrap Product Present Wood Accordion Shaker Album. This album consists of 3 wood pages, 1 wood back, 2 wood cutouts, 1 acrylic divider. They do have a variety of albums of different shapes, you can check out the items here.
How to:
  • I painted one of the wood cutouts with pink and the wood back with grey acrylic paint.
  • I placed the clear acrylic divider(remove the protective film) in between the two cutouts.
  • Then I added the sequins above the grey page and placed the cutouts on top.
  • I used pattern paper for the remaining wood pages and applied black distress oxide on the edges with the help of a sponge.
  • For filling the pages, I used burlap, foam flowers, tag die cuts,clear stamps and ribbons


Materials Used:
  • Present Wood Accordion Shaker Album
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Clear Stamps
  • Tag Die cuts
  • Burlap
  • Foam Flowers
  • Tag die cuts
  • Ribbons

Notes Album

Hello, Kelly Parker on the blog today with Clear Scraps using their wonderful wood products for all kinds of projects. This project is using the Notes Wood Card covers

Supplies used - 
Notes Wood Card Covers
Archival Ink 
To start this piece, I looked around for coordinating papers to use to cover the inside and back of the card covers. Then I cut down the pieces and used all 0f the scraps on the covers for decoration.
I used the Archival Ink on the front cover to match the paper. To apply the ink, just rub it over the cover until you get the saturation of color you are happy with. 
Here are the inside covers of the front and back of the notes card. 
Here I drilled holes in the note pad and added the book rings.
Here is the back cover.
Here is the finished front cover, you can see where I used all my scraps of paper on the cover. These card covers have lots of potential! I have a few more, I think I will make a journal next! 

2020 Stenciled Journal


IMG_6753wmGreetings!  Chris here sharing this journal I started to member this odd 2020 year. And what a year it has been so far.   Working in the health field has been challenging, but so many other things happened not only in the world, but also personally in our family this year, I wanted to not only remember this in years to come, but hopefully, look back and see that God has brought us through it.  


I am going to share how I created the album covers.  To recreate this journal you will need:

 Clear Scraps 6x8 Blank Wood Album

 Clear Scraps 2020 shake

 Clear Scraps Quarterfoil Stencil

 Clear Scraps Brick Wall Stencil

 Clear Scraps Butterfly flock Stencil 


other supplies

Distress Ink, Blender Brushes, Printed Tissue Paper, Embossing ink and powder, modge podge, Stamps, grid index cards, sequins


Cover the  Clear Scraps 6x8 Blank Wood Album with tissue paper using adhesive under the tissue paper only. 



Using stencils ink tissue paper with distress inks. 



Keep layering stencils over each other.
You can see below the front and back of the album.  

Apply modge podge over stenciled covers.  Due to the nature of the distress inks the ink made bleed a bit but it matches the mood of the year and my album.  Tear a piece of paper and ink edges.  Stamp sentiments and adhere to front of the album. 

To create your shaker, coat the top layer of your  Clear Scraps 2020 shaker  with embossing ink and then embossing powder of your choice.  Heat emboss and set aside. 

IMG_6695Assemble the bottom pieces of the shaker.  I used grid note cards cover my numbers in 2020.  


Assemble your shaker and add sequins. 


Remove both pieces of protective covering from acrylic and adhere to shaker.  Add embossed top layer to finish.Add finished shaker to front of album to finish. 






Shabby Chic Birdcage Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

Hope you all are staying safe and healthy! I'm glad to be back on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a album project to share! I just adore this birdcage acrylic album from Clear Scraps! You can find it here Birdcage album

I also uses one of these chipboard Dragonfly pieces to decorate my album Chipboard Shape


I chose some new papers and diecuts from Stamperia "Hortensia" collection to decorate my album. 

First off you'll  want to peel off the protective sheet from each piece of your album. Then I took some white acrylic paint and painted the surface of birdcage album pieces. You don't need a heavy coat of paint since you will covering up most of the surface. Let dry throughly before continuing to the next step.


Next up I took a piece of matching rice paper, and tore random strips and used my sponge and Decoupage glue and adhered the rice paper to the front part of my album piece. Let dry.


For the back side, I traced one of the papers from the paper pad and glued it to the back of the first album piece. I fuzzy cut one of the clock pieces from my paper, inked the edges and added some pop dots to the back, and adhered on the top. Then took a matching chipboard diecut and glued on top of the matching image. 


I repeated these steps and traced all my papers for each of the remaining pages. Then glued them down onto the acrylic pages. 

I took the  Clear Scraps  Dragonfly chipboard piece, added some glue all around the surface. Then sprinkled black glitter on the body. And purple for the wings. Shake off any excess glitter. Set aside to dry. I love the variety of  ways you decorate these chipboard piecesfrom Clear Scraps. Paint, glitter, or ink and emboss them. They are so sturdy and fun to use!


Now comes the fun part of decorating your album pages. For the next page I fuzzy cut out one of the frames, inked the edges and added some pop dots. Then glued a sentiment diecut and butterflies. Scattered a few gems around my page. 


For my next page I cut out another journal card and glued to the middle of the page. Added a 3D butterfly and cut out another sentiment and glued at the bottom. I added a chipboard bird and a few Dazzle stickers!


My next page I used a diecut frame from Anna Griffin. Inked the edges and used pop dots to adhere to my page. I fuzzy cut out some flowers and sentiment. I used pop dots to adhere to the bottom of my frame.


For my remaining pages, I kept some simple with adding just a diecut sentiment and left plenty of space where you can add a photo.


Now to decorate the cover, I glued my Dragonfly chipboard towards the top of my album. Added some Prima flowers to the bottom left hand corner and tucked in a few roses in between. I fuzzycur the little bird from one of the papers. Inked the edges and used pop dots to adhere to my album. I tied a purple satin bow through all the pages to attach them together. 


I hope you try making your own album for yourself or it would also make the perfect gift!

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Other supplies used: Stamperia "Hortensia" papers and diecuts, Mod Podge, Folk Art acrylic paint, Beacon glue, Stickles glitter- Diamond and Star Dust, sponge brush, Black and Purple glitter