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.


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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!

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps Blog. 

Check out more great products at Clear Scraps

See you soon! Happy Crafting!

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

Chipboard 8x8 3-Tabbed Album

Hi friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a mini album I  created using the Chipboard 8x8 3-Tabbed Album!  We took a short trip to Michigan last month so I  wanted to document some of my favorite photos! Clear Scraps has a variety of styles and sizes of mini albums to choose from!  One of the many reasons why I  love creating with them!  


I  began by painting the edges on both sides of each page with white acrylic paint. I  allowed a bit of the chipboard to show through to give a distressed look to go with the patterned paper.  I  then cut my background papers to 7.75 x 7.75 inches and adhered with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 


Each page is large enough to fit standard size 4x6 photos (both vertical and horizontal).  I  tried to mix my sizes up by adding a few 4x4 pictures as well. I  love the clean look of matting my photos onto white cardstock so you will find this throughout my book.  


I  tried to utilize at least two different patterns on each page as well as adding in an accent color. Here, you can see I  adhered a strip of the light blue pattern at the right edge of my page. 


I  also added embellishments from the collection I  used such as stickers and chipboard shapes.  



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I   hope you are inspired to create a mini book of your own using a Clear Scraps Album!  You can see all the albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers: Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; ink: Ranger; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; enamel dots: Simple Stories, Echo Park; ribbon: May Arts, Snug Hug; paint: DecoArt; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; border punch: EK Success; journaling pen, stamps: American Crafts; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread. 

2020 Wood Album by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using the Blank 6x8  Wood Album.   

As this album is blank, you can determine how you want to use it. 
I decided to  create a journal for 2020. 
With all that has been going on this year, this album will aid in documenting all that has happened.


Use assorted colors of spray inks to add color to the covers.  Use a paper towel, if necessary, to blend and blot the colors where they meet.  You can be light handed, as I was, or heavy handed, depending on the look you are seeking.  With a light effect, I love the wood grain that shows through the spray inks.  Be sure to spritz both sides of the album covers so you can choose which sides you want for the exterior of the album.


Place the 6" Shattered Glass Stencil on the corner of the front panel.  Use modeling paste to create texture and dimension over a portion of the stencil.


Remove the stencil and clean it immediately.  Place the album aside and let it dry.


Ink the 2020 Chipboard Word Title with 2 coordinating colors of ink and emboss with clear embossing powder.  This adds a little bit of shine to the chipboard word title.


Glue 2020 to the front cover.


Cut papers to fit the album then add rings to finish the album.  I left the papers plain.  I plan on decorating each page as I complete the album.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies: Imagine Crafts Inks and Fireworks Shimmery Craft Sprays; modeling paste

Flip Flops Mini Shaker Album

Hello friends! Hope this finds you well!  We are in the full swing of summer! And though things may look different this year we are still creating fun, family memories!  One of the first things I  fell in love with were the Clear Scraps mini albums!  After layouts, mini books are my favorite to create!  So today I'm sharing the 6x6 Chipboard 3 Tabbed Album featuring the Flip Flops Mini Shaker Shape


The Chipboard Album consists of 5 pages large enough for standard sized photos (4x6) or if you want to do an Instagram album, it is perfect for that as well! I  made space for 4x4 and 3x5 photos as I  usually trim my pictures to mat onto white cardstock.  


Before decorating my album, I  used white acrylic paint to cover the inside half inch of each page (both sides). You will find that the paint will dry quickly on the chipboard since it is good quality so you will not need a lot.  I  also used the same acrylic paint to color the top frame of my Flip Flops Shaker.  


Each page I  covered with patterned paper cutting to approximately 5.75 x 5.75 inches. I  did corner round the outside edges as well.  


As you can see, I  like to incorporate a lot of different patterns as well as layer embellishments around my photos.  I   love to use small accents such as stickers or enamel dots. 


Each tab on the chipboard page I placed a sticker from the paper collection I  used. They seemed to fit perfectly in the space!  


Allowing die cuts or stickers to "hang off" the edges of your page is a fun technique to use as well. Here, I  added a tag at the top of my page placing it so the top overreaches the edge of the page. I  then added some red and white bakers twine to accent.  



It's difficult to tell in this photo but here I  utilized pop dots to give dimension to my photo itself.  I  then added embellishments around again using pop dots/foam tape as needed.  Anyone who has craft with me knows I'm a big fan of pop dots! LOL


I   love adding small sentiments over the edges of my photo if space allows. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all the Mini Albums by clicking HERE!  And while you're at the shop, check out what's new with Clear Scraps! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, die cuts, stickers, enamel dots, washi tape: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; corner rounder: Creative Memories; border punch: EK Success; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: SnugHug; paint: DecoArt; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Crate Paper, Jillibean Soup; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread

Tropical 5x7 Chipboard Album

Hello friends! I'm here to share a mini album I  created using the 5x7 Chipboard Album along with a few favorite Clear Scraps products! Its almost summer and most of us would be planning our next vacation.  I  know for us we will be pretty much staying the next best thing is scrapping a favorite trip!  My husband and I  were fortunate to travel to Costa Rica this past December!


I  used the Sanddollar Chipboard Embellishment Shapes to decorate the inside of my book. Here is one of the chipboard that I  adhered at the bottom left corner of my journaling.  I  even placed a brad through the center and accented with coral bakers twine.  


I'm going to show the steps of the technique I  used to embellish my chipboard.  I  began by painting the fronts with acrylic paint in white. 


Once dry, I  applied embossing ink then used glitter embossing powder; holographic for the starfish and blue for the sand dollar. 


I  utilized my 12x12 Acrylic Sheets to create extra pages for my book.  Here, I  cut two separate pieces of acrylic to create a flap (I  used cardstock and a bone folder to create the connecting piece).  




Here, you can see that I  used the sand dollar as my accent at the bottom of the pocket.  I  cut down the photos and attached half scallop circles with brads.  



This is a little 4x6 accent page I  created to add in extra embellishments. This is also a good way to add journaling or additional photos. 


I  secured the 4x6 Sunrise Stencil over my acrylic and colored with alcohol ink using an applicator. 


For my next page, I   utilized washi tape to create a way to flip up the top photo. I   affixed a tab at the bottom for easy lifting and secured with a staple. 


Here is a photo of the photo underneath which is adhered directly the the chipboard page. 





Here, I  scored patterned paper to create a flap and add an extra page. 







Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can check out the many albums Clear Scraps has to offer by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, brads, washi tape, foam letters: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; cardstock: Bazzill; punches: EK Success, We R Memory Keepers; alcohol ink, embossing ink: Ranger, bakers twine: Whisker Graphics, The Twinery; paint: Deco Art; embossing powder: Recollections, Ranger; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, book rings, ribbon. 



Mixed Media Travel Album

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a Mixed Media Travel Album using the Mixable Lovely Album.

Have you seen the wide variety of albums that are available?  Some are chipboard, some are acrylic and some are a combination.
There are also many styles and sizes to create with.


This album is approximately 6" x 8" and is a combination of acrylic and chipboard panels in a variety of cascading shapes.


Remember to remove the plastic covering on the acrylic pieces before adding your papers and embellishments. 
The beauty of the Mixable Albums is that you can create them any way you desire.


Going with a travel theme, I used papers from Stamperia to create my album.


Some of the papers were cut to fit the pages.  Some papers were torn and assembled together on the pages.
Pockets were created to add more space for pictures and journaling. 
Tags were inked and added about the album.


Using Sizzix dies, I die cut words which were added to the front cover over a post card.
Additional words were added to various pages inside the album.


Additional tags were included as pages for more journaling opportunities.
Twine was added to the tags so they would be easily removed and replaced.


Rings are included with the album so I finished by tying ribbons to the rings of the album.

I will be traveling this year and think this album will be a fun way to document my upcoming trip.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies:  Sizzix dies, Stamperia Papers, Distress Ink, Ribbon


House DIY Wood Shapes

Hello! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share a mini album I created using the new House Wood DIY Shapes! You receive three shapes in each package where you can use a single shape or all three to create your project! After layouts, mini albums are one of my favorite to create so that's what I  chose!  I  thought the house shape would be perfect to showcase some favorite photos of my family! 


I  covered each page with patterned paper using my  Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and sanding the edges. To create contrast, I  applied a light coat of white acrylic paint around the edges of each page. 


The bottom portion of the page is large enough to fit a horizontal 4x6 photo. I   almost always mat my pictures onto white cardstock and back with another patterned paper. 


The birch wood is sturdy yet easy to use a Crop o Dile or Big Bite to place holes for your book rings (you can also thread your pages using ribbon or jute).  



I  like to add extras in my books such as envelopes or small acrylic pages. Here, I  had a kraft envelope in my stash that I  used for extra embellishments and journaling.  You can also add photos or place mementos into the envelope. 



Besides covering with patterned paper, you can ink, paint, or stamp onto the birch wood.  The Clear Scraps stencils work great with the wood products as well! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Check out what is new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, sticker, chipboard: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; paint: FolkArt; punch: Fiskars: bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  misc: chrome book rings, kraft envelope. 


Feeling Lucky Shamrock Shaker Home Decor

Good Morning friends! Leah here with you today to share another home decor item.

As you know, Saint Patricks Day is around the corner, and whether you're Irish or not, there is something to love about little Shamrocks and rainbows!


I had this cute Mini Shaker Shamrock and knew I wanted to make something with it, so I pondered on that while I put the little shaker together.


I adhered pattern paper to the top and bottom layer of chipboard then filled the shamrock with little rhinestones.

I happened to look up and notice my daughter's rainbow canvas hanging on my wall. I had rescued it from the trash when she tossed it over a year ago, vowing I would figure out a way to re-purpose it and surprise her. I ended up adding some black stazon ink to the background and edges, and dressed it up with ribbon and stickers, with the focal point being that adorable SHAKER!


Look how cute this is hanging up! I love that it can be interactive with the shaker element too.

Happy Saint Patricks Day a little early!

Leah Crowe