Albums

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


Wood "Write your Story" Album by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a Wood Album by Clear Scraps.  I created with the "Write your Story" wood album and matching 6" stencil. 
So fun and easy to make it your own.  I will use this one as an art journal~

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Creating the cover was the fun part !!!  The cover was painted with acrylic paint and then sanded lightly.  The feather was stenciled first using the 6" Write your Story stencil.  I used about 4 different colors of Archival ink but as you can see it all looks black.  So black it is!!!

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The stencils added to the background to create interest and dimension are ~ 6" Chevron, 6" Swallowtail Butterfly, 6" Quaterfoil, 6" Plaid and 6" Shiplap Clear Scraps has some really cool and fun images that look great for mixed media backgrounds.  Just start adding one at a time~
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I used black, cobalt, beige and white ink with the 6" stencils (for the background).  The cool thing is if you have an area you don't like just add more stencil images until you get the look you are looking for.  I love that, can't mess it up!!  No way!

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I added mixed media paper to the wood album because I  will be using this as an art journal~so excited to create a page!!

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The inside cover the 4"x 6"stencil  "All Created" was used by Clear Scraps.  On the side page (black) the 6" Diamonds stencil was used to create a background. 
I also used red rubber stamps by Darkroom Door for a the art images.  Beacon 527 was used to glue the inside pocket on the wood inside cover.

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This is the back cover~another pocket to hold any extras or notes.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT  Member


Mixable Medley Album

Good day, Clear Scraps friends! Leah here with you today sharing the awesome Mixable Medley album. Each album includes 5 cascading pages mixed with both Acrylic & Chipboard. My husband recently celebrated his birthday, so this album is all about him.
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I used several of the 6" stencils on the chipboard pages in the album. I started by painting the album pages lightly in white, then I used distress ink and a brush to stencil on the pages. I also used alcohol ink and a stencil on the acrylic page. Here's a list of the stencils used as well as a peek at some of the pages before decorated and assembled.

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So cute! Here is a closer look at each page.


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I used an acrylic sealer on the chipboard, which created a distressed look. I didn't love it, and the nozzle was clogged. I even tried cleaning the nozzle and went forth trying to seal it anyway. I should have waited for a new can. lol, live and learn, right?! It's still cute!

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I'll add in my journaling later.
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I applied pattern paper to the backside of the groovy heart so the back is covered as well.

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I assembled the album using 1" book rings, then tied on ribbons for more fun and color.

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Other supplies used:
Scrapbook.com paint brushes
Pattern Paper: Crate Paper; Pink Fresh Studio; Simple Stories
Ephemera: October Afternoon; Shimelle wood buttons; American Crafts; Crate Paper
Alpha: Making Memories; Pink Fresh Studio
Prima Flowers
Unicorn spit paint; Distress Ink; Crop O Dile

 

 


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

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

space for those adorable newborn pictures, so I added another

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

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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

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

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

 

Supplies Used:

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

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

acrylic paint, distress ink.


Clear Scraps Blank Wood Album Covers

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


The simple things chip scallop album

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

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

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

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

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

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Which chipboard albums are your favorites from Clear Scraps?

Leah Crowe

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


Clear Scraps Acrylic Tag Album -- Ahoy There!

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

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

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

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

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

and the Clear Scraps 6" Spiral stencil.

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

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

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

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

Love how the back of the stenciled cover shows through to

the second page of the mini album.

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

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

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

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

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

or use it as a journal box too.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Tag Album, 6" Spiral Stencil

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

Carta Bella Deep Blue Sea paper and stickers.

 


Summer Mini Mixable Dainty Album

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


Thank You Wood Card by Steph

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

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

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

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

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

Finally, I tied the card together with gold ribbon.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

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