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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!

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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.


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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!


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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!
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Leah Crowe


Dog DIY Wood Shapes

Hello all! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share another fun, new Clear Scraps release!  The Dog DIY Wood Shapes has three different designs to create a home decor project, to use alone, or to make a mini album as I did.  

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The first shape is a cute paw that I  painted with black acrylic paint.  I  used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to affix patterned paper to the back of the paw.  I  even adhered a photo in one of the cut outs.

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The next shape is a bone which I   covered both sides with patterned paper.  I  trimmed excess paper using an x-acto knife and sanding tool.  Wallet sized photos work best on this shape.  

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On both sides of this page, I   utilized my circle punches to adhere different patterns across the bone.  I  even adhered a couple with pop dots to add dimension. 

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The last shape is a heart which is the largest size. Here, I  was able to use a 4x6 photo that I  matted onto white cardstock. I  also added another pattern underneath my photo to add color. 

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I  used my hole punch to place a hole in each shape to loop my chrome book ring through. I  finished by adding some fun yellow seam binding ribbon. 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to visit for more inspiration from our design team! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, enamel dots, epoxy buttons, chipboard: Crate Paper; punches: Fiskars, Paper Shapers; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; cardstock: Bazzill; wood veneer shapes: Studio Calico; foam letters: American Crafts; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: buttons, chrome book rings. 


Mason Jar DIY Wood Shapes

Hello friends! Hope your weekend is off to a good start!  Today I'm sharing a project I  created with the new Mason Jar DIY Wood Shapes. You receive three shapes in each package which can be used for a variety of projects!  I  chose to create a mini album because they are one of my favorite to do!  The Mason Jar shape is so cute and very popular right now! I   documented favorite photos from a Mothers Day a few years ago. 

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I  began by painting the top portion of the shape with chalk paint in grey as I  wanted the "lid" to have a metal color.  Then using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive I   adhered patterned paper to the remainder. 

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I  utilized my border punches as well as the colorful strips of patterned paper to break up the lines between the "lid" and "jar". Using an x-acto knife and sanding tool was very helpful in removing excess paper as well as smoothing edges. 

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The Mason Jar will fit 4x4 and 4x5 photos perfectly. I  will almost always mat my pictures onto cardstock to add contrast. I  will also cut a same size piece of patterned paper to adhere behind my photo as well.  (I  like lots of layers!).

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For the back page, I  had thought about painting the entire surface grey but decided to add in another photo.  So, I  adhered my patterned paper at a slant and added two of the flowers to accent.  

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To finish, I  used my Crop o dile to punch holes in the appropriate sides for my book rings.  I  then added a bright yellow piece of ribbon to accent! 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can see the new Clear Scraps products by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard frames, flowers: American Crafts; enamel dots: Echo Park, Bella Blvd; paint: Folk Art; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; ribbon: Snug Hug; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: chrome book rings


Hearts Wood Mini Album

Hello everyone... Can you feel the love in the air now? Valentine's Day is coming up soon and today I have a Love themed project to share with you all.

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I made this Hearts Wood Mini Album using the Hearts Wood Card. I like Clear Scraps Wood Card/Mini Album collections. They are not only for card, but you also can make them into mini scrapbook album or embellishment for bigger project. Wood card comes in 2 pieces: front piece has cut out shape and the back piece is solid rectangle.

First, I traced the front piece of the wood card on 2 patterns of scrapbook papers with pencil. One paper is for the back and the other for the front I fussy cut them with scissors.

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Then, I added some of the Beacon 3-in-1 glue adhesive on the back of the wood card, and then added the love pink pattern. I pressed it firmly and using bone folder to smooth off the air bubble.

I filled the hearts cut out with some iridescent giant sequins and then cover it with a piece of plastic acetate. I used the same glue adhesive with the acetate plastic. After that, I added the blue pattern scrapbook paper on top of the wood card using the same glue adhesive.

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I decorated the top of the card with some thick sticker borders and word sticker. I tied up some of the thick burlap twine.

I added couple rings to hold both front piece and the back piece of the wood card. I plan to fill this album with mini scrapbook pages of me and my husband from this year memories.

I hope you like this Wood Mini Album idea today. This can be a good gift for Valentine's Day, Anniversary Day, Birthday, or even for Wedding.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


DIY Wood Shapes Dog set

Hi, again friends!! Leah here with you today sharing my take on this cute NEW Wood Shapes set.

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You could turn this into a mini-album, but when I saw it, I thought about a lovely home decor piece that I could hang to memorialize all the furry family members we've had over the years.

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To start, I painted the paw print frame shape white and then distressed around the edges with distress ink. I also applied pattern paper to the bone, paw print back and heart shape.

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Using a Crop O' Dile I punched holes at the top of the bone, the center bottom of the bone, the center top of the heart, the center bottom of the heart, and center top of the paw print back (before you adhere the frame on)


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Once the holes are punched, using wire I had on hand (30 gauge, I actually would have preferred something a little more sturdy gauge wise) I attached all the pieces.


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Before I adhered the paw print frame, I used the frame so I could place the vinyl exactly where I wanted it by hinging the vinyl to the contact paper. Once I had the phrase positioned exactly where I wanted it, I was able to remove the frame and apply the vinyl without it moving on me. I then adhered the frame and place my photos inside the paw prints.


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I printed out lots of little photographs of my furry babies, adding pop dots to the back of the photo to place throughout the sign.

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I embellished with lots of ribbon and flowers.


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Leah Crowe


Cowboys Wood Album

Hi Ya'll,

Are you ready for some football? Super Bowl is tomorrow! Got your snacks ready to go? Your team gear laid out to wear?

I'm sure some of you have some football fans at your house. At my house, I'm the ONLY football fan, and the only gal. My guys just aren't into sports. But they do support and tolerate Mom tying up the TV all day Sunday! LOL! 

To show just how much they support my newest addiction, they planned at trip to Dallas last summer for the Cowboys vs. Texans preseason game for a Mother's Day gift.

When I received the Blank 6 X 8 Wood Album AND the newly released 2 Piece Wood Star I knew JUST what to do with them...

Create a mini book to hold the photos from that special trip...

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The Wood Albums by Clear Scraps can be painted, inked, stained or covered with paper to embellish them. I used a combo, I painted the covers silver, then embellished with printed paper. I separated the 2 Piece Wood Star and used the pieces separately. I painted the larger one silver and backed it with printed paper to hold part of my book title. For the smaller star, it was painted blue and embellished with a cowboys helmet and team name.

I made pages for my book using chipboard, but for a sturdier book, you could use multiple albums as pages.

I added stamped journaling spots and stickers to further embellish my mini book.

Once I was done, I put it together with book rings and tied on a ribbon with football stickers at each end.

Here is a short video showing you the book and pages inside.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Blank 6 X 8 Wood Album and 2 Piece Wood Star

Grafix: White 8 1/2 X 11 Chipboard, Reminisce: Stickers and Printed Paper, BGODigital: Digi Papers, GCD: Silver Paper, Core’dinations: Royal and White Cardstock, Clearsnap: ColorBox Brown Chalk Ink and Atlantic Blue and Midnight Archival Dye Ink, DecoArt: Silver Media Fluid Metallic Paint, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Mixed Media Glues, Circle Journal Stamp, Signo White Pen, Blue, Black and Silver Sharpies and 6 - 1 1/2” Book Rings

Tools: Scissors, Trimmer, Metal File Set, Foam Brush and 2 1/2 Circle Punch


Winter Scalloped Square Album

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer on the blog to share a winter themed album using the Scalloped Square Album.  And I'm going to share a couple of techniques I  used! 

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I  thought the Mittens Chipboard Embellishments would be a cute accent on the chrome book rings! I  attached them by punching holes in the top ends and strung bakers twine through to affix around my ribbon. 

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I  first painted my chipboard with chalk paint in off white.  I  then used embossing ink and glitter embossing powder to give them an extra shine. 

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I  wanted to add some dimension to my front page as well as allow more of my acrylic to be seen. Using the Snowflake 4x6 Stencil and modeling paste on the right half of my front cover. 

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Here is a close up of the end result!  I  added patterned paper and embellishments to the left half of the front cover.  

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For each page, I   cut my background page 5.5 x 5.5 inches ensuring each side lines up.  I  matted my photos on white cardstock and added embellishments. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Be sure to check back for what Clear Scraps will be debuting at Creativation this year!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, washi tape, decorative bows: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: Plaid; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections; metal charm: Tim Holtz; mini clothespin: American Crafts; misc: ribbon, chrome book rings. 


Clear Scraps Jumbo Wood Tags -- Snowflakes from Heaven Tag

Hi there everybody!  Who's ready for winter?

Laura here with you today, and I am definitely NOT...haha!

But I am ready for some winter crafting time, and that's

where this adorable home decor tag project comes in.

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How fun is this Rounded Jumbo Wood Tag from

Clear Scraps?  They have a scalloped version too,

you can find that one in the store HERE.

I am in love with these new Jumbo Wood Tags!

They are a blank slate for you to create anything

your heart desires!  So many ideas, so many options!

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The Mini Shaker Snowflake from Clear Scraps was a

perfect addition as an embellishment on this tag.

I painted it white, traced the circle on paper to cover

the inside, and glued it all together with the gorgeous

Winter Collection Sequins from Clear Scraps inside.

A little Stickles on the top of the snowflake gives it a

nice shimmer in addition to the sequins.

Now where did those white snowflakes on the

background of the tag come from?

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After I painted the tag with gray paint and it dried,

I took one of the acrylic snowflake shapes from the

Clear Scraps Mini Snowflake Acrylic Mini Album and

used it as a reverse stencil of sorts, sponging white

acrylic paint around the shape to create the snowflakes.

Best yet, I did not peel off the protective sheet on the

snowflake, so it's good to use for another project, just

peel the coating (and paint) away when I want to use

it later.  I love when a product can do double duty!

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To decorate the bottom of the tag, I used scraps of

pretty patterned paper, a few stickers and twine.

It finishes off a super adorable project that will

make a nice addition to my winter home decor!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Rounded Jumbo Wood Tag

Mini Shaker Snowflake, Winter Sequins,

Mini Snowflake Acrylic Mini Album.

Other: Echo Park Celebrate Winter Collection,

Stardust Stickles, enamel dots, twine, ribbon,

acrylic paint (gray, white), red and gray

cardstock, Hickory Smoke distress ink,

adhesive, foam tape.


Hello Snow Tags Mixable Album

Hello! Winter has made an early appearance here in the Midwest! I'm not a big fan of snow but I  do love scrapbooking about it! Using the Tags Mixable 6x8 Album, I  documented some older photos of my kids where we had a photoshoot during a snow storm! The album has 5 cascading pages alternating acrylic and chipboard. Before decorating my album, I  painted the chipboard pages with white acrylic paint. I  also lined the acrylic pages with the same white paint. 

 

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The focal point of my front page is the new Snow Globe Chipboard Embellishment. I  painted the Snow Globe with white acrylic paint, as well as added patterned paper to the base.  

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I  covered each page with patterned paper using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I  then trimmed any excess paper as well as used my sanding tool to smooth edges.  

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Each page is large enough to fit a 4x6 photo; however I like to add additional patterned paper underneath my picture as well as mat onto cardstock.  

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Here you can see the white acrylic lined at the bottom of the page. I  feel that it helps the acrylic pages stand out and give your book dimension. 

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I  utilized my border punches to create fun strips of patterned paper at the bottom of my pages. This helps break the line between the patterns and white chipboard/acrylic.  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Hope this inspires you to create with a few of your favorite Clear Scraps products! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, die cuts, decorative clips, stickers: Crate Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; punches: EK Success; stapler: Tim Holtz;  paint: DecoArt; ribbon: Snug Hug;  adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3M; misc: chrome book ring


Hello Fall Blank Wood Card

Happy Friday, friends!
Today I'm sharing a mini album using the Blank Wood Card as well as other fabulous Clear Scraps products!

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On the album covers I have used three different stencils; 4x6 Hello Fall, 4x6 Plaid, and 6" Twig Leaves.
This little album is from our visit to the local Pumpkin Patch. For the inside album pages, I have taken 10 sheets of pattern paper and cut them down to 3.5 x 5.5". Since they were not double-sided I adhered the backside of the papers to each other, this also created a more sturdy page to hold photos and such.
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You can click on any picture to see more details.

The pumpkin chipboard embellishment on the left page was painted and then popped up to create a 3d element. You could also leave them separate two have two embellies instead of one.

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I printed out tiny photos sized approximately 2" on the longest side. They are the perfect fit for this album.

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I used old Paper Studio & SEI pattern papers for the album, as well as doing a print and cut for the paper embellies using my electronic cutting machine.

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I have so many great shots from this pumpkin patch visit. It was fun incorporating a lot of them into this album.

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I absolutely LOVE that plaid stencil, as well as this awesome Chipboard Blessed word title. I inked it up with distress ink and adhered it on the wood cover.

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I put the album together using 1" Book Rings and used ribbon from my stash to dress up the outside rings.

Have a great weekend!

Leah Crowe

 

 

 


Pumpkin Mini Pallet Acrylic Book

Hello friends! Jennifer here to share a Halloween mini album I  created using the 6x6 Acrylic Tab Album.  The focal point of my front cover is the new Pumpkin Wood Mini Pallet Shape! Halloween is probably my favorite holiday so I  decided to make a "13 Days of October" book....much like a Daily December! 

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For my Pumpkin Wood Mini Pallet Shape, I  began by painting with chalk paint in black.  Once dry, I  added a couple heavy layers of chunky glitter gold paint over the top. I  love the effect and it brought a lot of shine to the pallet!  I  then added some stickers from the collection I  used to accent. 

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For each acrylic page, I  colored the outside edges with alcohol ink in orange.  Alcohol ink is the fastest and easiest way to add color to your acrylic! The ink dries quickly and does not smudge; anything solvent based will work!  

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I  cut my background papers to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches to fit the pages as well as to allow the alcohol ink to show.  I  also inserted extra pages such as this kraft envelope I  had in my stash. 

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Here, I  folded down a glassine bag to use as another extra page.

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I  also love to utilize my 12x12 Acrylic Sheets to add in pages!  I  trimmed a sheet down to 4x5 1/2 inches and colored with black alcohol ink. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Check out all of the Wood Mini Pallet Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard, washi tape, enamel dots:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections; alcohol ink: Ranger; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: Snug Hug; punches: EK Success, Fiskars, Paper Shapers; paint: Plaid, DecoArt; metal number charms, metal numbers: Tim Holtz; adhesive: Beacon, 3M, Tombow; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, glassine bag, kraft envelope, chrome book rings. 

 


Promises Shaker Album

IMG_4114wmGreetings, I am excited to share this adorable accordion album I created.  I admit that this is my first "shaker" album!   So  much yummy-ness in this album! 

The album features Clear Scraps Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Album .  I added a dragonfly from the Dragonflies Chipbaord Embellishments on the front of the album.  I even used the cut way piece that hold the dragonflies to the chipboard as a frame!

I have included pictures of the finished album below.
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IMG_4119I hope you are inpired to create your own Accordion Shaker Album!  


This is Us Hearts Wood Album

Happy October, friends! Leah here with you today sharing my take on the beautiful 6x8 Hearts Wood Album and the This is US XL Script Wood Quote.

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The incredible Wood Albums are perfect for creating your own album however you wish! I LOVE the grain in wood and normally choose to leave it showing by staining or whitewashing it. This time, I wanted to make it POP with color.
I painted the This is Us wood quote with chalk paint, it just makes a statement against the background paper.

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I covered the album covers with pattern paper, sanded the edges, then lightly distressed with ink. I then cut eight different pattern papers to 6 x 8" for the album pages.

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I bound the album using twine from my stash. When tying off the binding, make sure to leave a little room to allow the album pages to move freely.

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I then used cardstock and scrap pattern papers to cut out some accent files from my Cameo Silhouette to add into the album pages.

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I am pretty certain I'll be giving this as a gift to someone who would like to add their photos too.

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Some of the pages I left blank, which I have not shown in the post.

 

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I made sure that the inside cover pages matched with the same pattern paper, as well as the outside covers.

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Take a look at all the other gorgeous wood albums, which are your favorites?

Leah Crowe

Other products used:
Prism Floss, Twine, Sand Paper, Waverly Chalk Paint, Distress Ink, Viva Decor Paint Pen
Crop O Dile, Cameo Silhouette, Kraft Knife
Pattern Paper: K&Company
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Hello Fall Acrylic Scallop Album

Hello and happy October! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a mini book I created with the Acrylic 3x8 Scallop Album.  I  love this time of year and love taking photos of my kids at a local pumpkin farm. The Acrylic Scallop Album is perfect for wallet sized photos to document favorite fall memories!  

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As my focal point of the front cover, I  used the new Embroidery Hoops Chipboard Embellishments! I painted the top hoop and adhered the two together.  I  then added a sticker in the center with pop dots and finished with bakers twine.  You will also notice the edges of the acrylic pages are painted; I  used the same paint that I  painted the Embroidery Hoops.  

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On the inside of the front cover, I  used a tag that I  trimmed along with sticker and washi tape accents.  

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The height of the album is only 3 inches so I  choose to use wallet sized photos.  Since we haven't taken our annual fall photos, I  used white cardstock in place of the pictures (I  plan to add them later).

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I  love adding tags under my photos allowing them to "stick out" from the edge of the album.  Again, I  tied some orange and white bakers twine to accent. 

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Using coordinating smaller embellishments such as chipboard or stickers is a great way to add layers to your pages!  I  also love to layer an extra pattern under my photos.  

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As the pages get bigger, you can use larger photos. Or do as I  did and add two photo slots where able. 

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Thank you for stopping by today! Check out all of the acrylic albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard, washi tape, enamel dots, stickers, stamps, decorative bow clips: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: Plaid; ink: Ranger; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: thread, chrome book rings. 

 


Mouse Wood Accordion Shaker Album

Hello friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share one of the newer Wood Accordion Shaker Albums with you!  If you are a fan of all things Disney then you will love the Mouse Wood Accordion Shaker Album!  Each album is constructed from sturdy birch wood and is easy to assemble!  I  scrapped some favorite photos from our trip to Orlando last fall!  

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The front cover consists of four pieces: 1 wood back, 2 wood cut outs, and an acrylic piece. I  have found its best to cover the both sides of the wood and use your hole punch before assembling your shaker.  Using black chalk paint, I  colored the 2 wood cut outs as well as the edge of the wood back.  I  adhered my first wood cut out to the solid back using my Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive.  I  then selected coordinating colors of sequins to insert as my shaker pieces.  Next, I  adhered my acrylic piece followed by the second wood cut out.  

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Here is the backside of the shaker portion which can be used as another page or painted a solid color.  I  added some journaling as well as embellishments to accent my page. 

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I  assembled my album accordion style but you can also insert chrome book rings/twine into one side of each page.  These albums do not strictly have to be accordion but can lay like traditional books. 

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I  did use black chalk paint to go around the edge of each page. I  felt that it added some depth as well sealed the paper to the wood. However, this is not a necessary step.  I  did use a paper sander to remove an excess paper which is always helpful.

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This particular album measures approximately 5x8 inches so you can definitely used 4x6 photos. Since I  tend you use a lot of embellishments and papers, I  chose to use wallet size photos (which I  matted onto white cardstock). 

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For this page I  opted to paint the top portion with my black chalk paint and only covering the bottom with patterned paper.  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all of the Wood Accordion Shaker Albums by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, die cuts, stickers, washi tape, decorative bow cllps: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: Plaid; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; journaling pen: American Crafts; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Making Memories; sanding tool: Ranger