Travel Scallop Acrylic Album

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer back on the blog to share another fun mini album with you! It is finally May and that means time to travel!  Using the Scallop Acrylic Album, I  documented a recent trip to DC with my husband! I set my pages vertical which is a a nice perk about Clear Scraps albums!  


Here is a close up of my front cover! I decided to leave my acrylic bare but you can color it using paint or alcohol inks!  


For the inside of my front cover, I added a small spot for journaling as well as added some embellishments!  Each page is around 3 1/2 inches and cascades into a larger size as you go. 


I used wallet sized photos for my book as they fit best! Each is matted onto white cardstock before adhering with my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 







For this page, I created a sort of waterfall with two photos using white cardstock. I stapled a tab at the bottom so the picture could be "flipped up".


I added a journaling spot on the underside of my top photo and added some small embellishments. 



Here, I created a pocket with photo tags from a trolley tour I took by myself.   I adhered vertical wallet sized photos onto pre-cut tags before inserting them into the pocket. I  then added some journaling and a date stamp on the outside of the pocket. 



The city was decorated for the Cherry Blossom Festival and I caught a photo of this cute sign!  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the acrylic albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day! 

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brad, enamel dots, chipboard stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Tombow, Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; bakers twine: Whisker Graphic; journaling pen: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; date stamp: Wild Whisper; tiny stapler: Tim Holtz; sewing machine: Janome; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: thread, chrome book rings. 

“Clearly” Christmas Cards

Hey! It’s Tmika here on CHRISTMAS EVE with a cute quick little project share. Guess what?? You can use your scraps for this one!! Gotta love a project that is a two - for - one!! So let’s get started!!

Earlier this month , I created a cute little advent calendar. You can find more about that here, if you’d like. I accidentally left off the distressed strips that I made to go along with the project. So, hesitantly I set those aside to do something with the later. After all, I did take the time to distress all of the edges. 

I knew that today would be the perfect time to make something out of those strips. And that I did!!  Using the Acrylic Wave Slime Album, I decided to turn those strips into beautiful cards! 

I removed one piece and cut it in half to make two cards. I already used one of the pieces to make a beautiful home decor piece, have you seen that one? If not, you can find that post here.


I laid the strips out, did some stitching to add some classiness. I popped a sentiment on there and some flowers. At the bottom of the sentiments. I added an eyelet and a little charm to add movement.

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I pulled out some small flat gold pearls and a leaf spray metal die to add some pizzaz! And BOOM!! That’s it!!


See how quick that was? See how you can use your scraps to make something from nothing? But COOLEST of all who wouldn’t  want to get a Christmas card with the base being CLEAR? How unique is that?

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As I always say, try looking at things other that their intended purpose. You’ll bring out a lot of creativity that way!! Until next time… tootles and Virtual Hugs!!



Christmas Mini with Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments

Hello and happy Friday!  It's Jennifer to share a fun Christmas mini book I created using using some of the new Chipboard Embellishment Shapes! Every year, I love making a book just for Christmas memories whether it be a "December Daily" of sorts or just something to jot down favorite traditions!  I began with the 5x7 Acrylic Tab Album as my base; a great classic! I lightly painted off white chalk paint around the edges of each page to give it a "snowy" effect. 


The "star" of the front of my album is the new Gnome Chipboard Embellishment Shape.  I painted the chipboard first with red and black chalk paint.  Once my paint was dry, I added embossing ink followed by red embossing powder to to give my gnome some shine.  Then using my Beacon Adhesive, I backed patterned paper behind the nose and beard. 


For my inside cover, I wanted a space for some journaling. I  added the new Bell Bulbs Chipboard Embellishment Shapes at the top (again using paint + embossing powder).


Here, I utilized one of the 4x6 cards from the collection I used as an extra page in my book. I spruced up the tree with coordinating enamel dots as well as added die cut presents at the bottom. 


On the back side, I left a slot for a photo or additional journaling. 


For my next page, I cut a 3.75 x 12 inch piece of patterned paper. I scored at 6.25 and placed the fold at the top.   I adhered the Star Tree Chipboard Embellishment Shape to the front with my Beacon Adhesive. 


Here is a close up of what the inside of the page looks like. I added a journaling spot as well as an area for a photo. 


I  know I'm becoming predictable in my mini albums but I love creating pocket pages!  Here, I  stitched a pocket using two pieces of patterned paper. I then added tags as well as 3x4 journaling cards. I  affixed one of the Two Presents Chipboard Embellishment Shapes.


Here is the partner in the Two Presents Chipboard Embellishment Shapes!  I backed this present with patterned paper before adhering to my page. 


Here is a close up of the backside of the previous page: 


I had found some old silver star overlay paper in my stash and decided to use it as an extra page. I layered fun ephemera around the Tag Holly Chipboard Embellishment Shape as shown. 


On the backside, I  tried to "mirror" my embellishments using the Tag Mittens Chipboard Embellishment Shapes


And here is my last page which is reserved for a fun photo! 


I  covered the back of my album with a great candy cane pattern and added a circle journaling spot to add the date. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog! You can find all of the Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, enamel dots, die cut shapes, stickers, brads, washi tape: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill;  adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Ranger, Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers;  tiny stapler: Tim Holtz; misc: thread, chrome book rings, ribbon

Hello Fall Shaker Album

Hi crafty friends! 

Fall is my favorite season because it is filled with so many opportunities to make memories with my family. Each year we go to the pumpkin patch and have a blast as my  kids run around and pick pumpkins. Since it is now a core memory for my husband and I, I thought that last year's trip deserved to be documented. Using the Pumpkin Wood Accordion Shaker Album I did just that.

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I began by covering the album with beautiful fall paper. I then filled it with an abundance of sequins and seed beads. I really wanted  the shaker mix to peak through whenever possible.




To further adorn the cover, I fussy cut a butterfly from the paper and added it for a small bit of dimension. I stained my wood sentiment and let it be the focus of the cover. I then added a few coordination flowers to the cover.


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I bound the album with some twine and finally added in a few pictures. 

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I hope you enjoyed this quick project share and that it brought you some inspiration.

As always, if you choose to recreate this, please be sure to share in the Clear Scraps Creative FB group and tag me. 

Happy Crafting,



Patisserie Mixed Banner Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy November! This year has sure gone by fast right? I'm Dana and I'm back today with another album project for you featuring the Clear Scraps Mixed Banner Album. Click here


This album has acouple acrylic pages in addition to chipboard pages and border. If you haven't tried using acrylic and aren't sure how to start, I'll guide you through the process in this tutorial. The papers I chose to decorate my album, are from Graphic45 "Cafe Parisian" collection. 

To begin, I chose one of the papers to cover both the front and back sides of my banner chipboard piece. I traced around the banner piece, cut and glued to the banner base. I recommend using Beacon glue. It has a strong bond and perfect when using chipboard. Then taking my xaco knife I trimmed away any excess paper. Then smooth any rough edges using a Distress tool or sanding tool. 


Front Cover: I chose another paper measuring 5 & 1/2 x 7 & 1/2 inches. Punch both holes on the side before adhering your paper onto your cover. I recommend using a clear tape runner or Clear glue. Just be careful not to use too much glue or it will seep onto your acrylic edges. I adhered a Journaling card in the center with foam dots. Added a sentiment border from another paper and adhered at the top of my album cover. I fussy cut acouple cakes, candies and floral images.


Inked along the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Then adhered along the bottom of my Journaling card using foam dots. 


Back of front cover: I added a pocket page measuring 5 & 1/2 x 7 & 1/2 inches. Added a sentiment border at the top edge of my pocket, a chipboard embellishment in the center of my pocket and a blue gem on top of the hole on my chipboard embellishment.  Tucked a Journaling card inside my pocket. 


Opposite page: adhered another paper measuring 6 & 1/2 x 8 inches onto my chipboard page. Added a cream cardstock photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches, and glued in the center of my page. I added a chipboard sentiment piece at the top of my photo mat and fussy cut a cake image and using foam dots adhered at the bottom. I like to add some Stickles Stardust glitter to my cake and flowers to add some Sparkle!


Page 3: Journaling card adhered as a flip up page. I scored 1/2 inch at the top before adhering at the you of my page. Underneath my flip page I added a cream photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches. Fussycut a cake, cookie and candy and adhered along the bottom right corner. 


Page 4: I adhered another paper measuring 5 & 1/2 x 7 &1/2 inches. I left this page as is. I didn't want to cover this pretty paper lol.


Page 5: (Cherry paper) I adhered a small Journaling card at the bottom of my page. Fussy cut a cupcake image and added some foam dots before adhering on the left corner of my journal card. Added an epoxy sticker and fussy cut cherries to the top corner. I applied some Spectrum Noir Glossy highlights on my cherries. Stickles glitter Stardust to the top of my cupcake to resemble sugar!


Page 6: photo mat measuring 4 & 1/2 x 4 & 1/2 inches and glued in the center of my page. Added a chipboard piece at the top and a teal pearl gem over the hole in my chipboard piece. I also added a sentiment border along the bottom of my page and a cherry border piece along the bottom edge of my photo mat. 


To finish this album, I threaded some pink and teal colored tulle through both holes and tied into a bow! I fussy cut out some dessert images and titles and glued onto the tabs on my banner piece. 


Here are some closeups!




I hope you enjoyed my album project and will create one for yourself. These albums make a great gift idea too. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the different styles of albums to choose from as well as all the newest products available to purchase. 

Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Until next time, Happy Crafting! Hope you have a great week. 

See you soon!


Other Supplies Used: 

Paper trimmer,  scoring board, scissors, foam dots, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, xaco knife, Distress tool, Beacon glue, Stickles Stardust glitter, Spectrum Noir Glossy Highlights Clear, Graphic45 Café Parisian collection, Pink and teal tulle, pearl gems, glitter gems.



Candy Corn Mini Shaker Album

Hello friends and happy Friday!  Halloween is just a few days away and I have a mini album I created to share with you today!  Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays as I love seeing the kids dress up and trick or treat!  I have teenagers now who have gave up costumes a long time ago (which makes me a little sad) but its fun to see the jack-o-lanterns out on the porches and all of the decorations!  


For my project, I used the 6x6 3 Tabbed Chipboard Album and the Candy Corn Mini Shaker Shape


I painted the outside edges of both sides of each page of my album with orange chalk paint (I prefer chalk paint because it dries quickly and I love this color!). 

I also used the same chalk paint on the top frame of my shaker as well as the inside + outside edges of the two middle frames. 


Ususally I would adhere my patterned paper to the base chipboard of the shaker. Since I wanted to use three different colors, I used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and lined up each space on the coordinating paper as shown.  I trimmed any excess paper using my scissors. 


I placed orange, yellow, and white sequins in the appropriate spots and then adhered my acrylic piece. I find it helpful to use clips to hold my pieces together while the adhesive dries. 


After adhering the top frame, I again used my Beacon Adhesive to affix my shaker to the front of my album. I then added smaller embellishments from the collection I used. 


Each page is covered with a background piece measuring 5.5 x 5.5 inches that I  affixed using Scor Tape.  I usually leave the inside of my front cover for journaling as you see here. 



I also like to create fun pockets for memorabilia or additional photos or journaling.  Here, I utilized some of the journaling cards from the collection and added metal clips.  



Another way to create additional space is to add a flap using a bone folder.  I  cut a longer piece of patterned paper and scored at 5.75 inches.  I cut and tore my flap edge as well as added a tag for ease of opening. 


You can see there is extra space for journaling as well as a photo. 





Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can find all of the Mini Shaker Shapes by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day!

Additional products used:   patterned paper, stickers, die cut shapes, brads, enamel dots, chipboard frames, foam stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Scor-Tape, Adhesives by 3L;  metal clips, tiny attacher stapler:  Tim Holtz; sequins: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread, tulle

Pumpkin Centerpiece

 Hello friends and welcome to fall.  Sandy Diller here today with a Thanksgiving Centerpiece that will adorn my dinner table.  I simply love all the colors of fall especially the pumpkins.  My pumpkins have some unusual patterns, but all the colors simply shout Fall!

For this centerpiece I used the Pumpkin Wooden Accordion Shaker Album.  As you can see, it is not an album.  These pumpkins are such a great shape and size I just had to use them in a new way.

I arranged the pumpkins with the open frame close to each end.  I painted them orange.

Next came some decoctive papers.  The paper was added using double sided adhesive tape but you could use glue if you wanted. I sanded all the edges smooth and then added some ink on all the edges.  I used a brown ink for everything. 

Before I covered the other side with paper, I made a connecting piece of acetate and glued the pumpkins together leaving a half inch between them so they can be moved about.   My centerpiece is double sided so both sides were covered, sanded and inked.


    I next cut and embossed 12 ovals and edged with the same ink.  I added the letters to spell out THANKS and glued to the ovals.
The ovals were added to the pumpkins and green steams were designed to add on top of each pumpkin.

I had these cute little chalkboard clips in my stash so used them to spell out the word Give and then clipped them to the leaves.

To make the pumpkins stand up I used the base pieces from of the Family Desktop Frame on each end.  Since they are connected to each other the center ones stood up nicely.

My table will look beautiful with this lovely addition.  Happy Holidays,

sPoOkY Halloween Chipboard Banner Mini Album


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog today; thanks for stopping by.

Have you checked out Clear Scraps new mini album designs? They have several fabulous designs including this Banner Mini Album that comes in both Chipboard and Mixed - chipboard and acrylic pages...

You can use the 6 X 8 album either vertically or horizontally and the banner is a great place to add your title or extra embellishments to the cover of your album.

I created this Halloween themed mini album using it horizontally...


Here's a look at the pages in the album; I used photos of my kids at Halloween from different years...

To make the album, I started by painting 1" around all the edges, front and back with black paint. I painted the back of one of the pages all black for the back cover of the album. I also painted along the top of both sides of the banner piece with black paint.

I mixed a cream color to match the off white color in my papers, and painted the banner pieces front and back with it. I also distressed the edges of the pages using the cream paint.

For a little more detail, I distressed the banner pieces with touches of orange and black.

I used one of the pumpkins from the Jack O Lantern Chipboard Embellishments to add to the cover design. I painted it with several shades of orange paint that were barely blended together. I loosely outlined the openings for the eyes, nose and mouth with cream paint and painted the stem brown. I then backed the jack-o-lantern with black cardstock. 

I used printed papers and embellishments cut from printed paper to embellish the pages. I matted my photos on black cardstock.

Once all the pages were finished, I used 1" book rings to bind the album and tied orange and black ribbons on them.

Clear Scraps Mini Albums are great to use to make fun and unique albums to display for the holidays or give as gifts. or just put them on your coffee table where family or guests can enjoy flipping through them. I have a vintage pottery planner that I put several mini albums out in.


Clear Scraps: Chip Banner Mini Album and Jack O Lantern Chipboard Embellishments

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Carte Bella: Printed Papers, Black Cardstock, Cream, Black, Brown and Orange Paints, Foam Letters, Book Rings and Ribbon

Day in the Life Envelope Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

Dana here! I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog to share my album project using one of the newest chipboard albums from Clear Scraps! The envelope chipboard Click here

This album is versatile and can be used two ways. The envelope flap can be flipped horizontal or vertically. 

The papers I chose to use are from Echo Park "Day in the Life" collection. This album measures 6 & 1/2 x 8 inches. The envelope flap measures 8 inches across. 

To begin, I chose several coordinating papers to cover all my pages including the envelope flap. I recommend using Beacon glue to adhere your paper to your album. This glue is made to use with chipboard and has a strong bond.  Make sure to punch your holes at the top of each paper before adhering to your album pages. I inked all my papers using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. 


I cut out some of the Journaling cards I wanted to use and paper clipped them together. I left some pieces intact to make flip cards for the inside of our album. 

I started decorating the front cover using a few stickers and applying foam dots on the back before adhering to my album cover. For the "Let's get planning " sticker, I mounted it onto one of my Scrap papers before adhering on the left side. 

Envelope flap: using foam dots I adhered my ephemera piece in the center of my envelope flap. Added this cute tiny clip sticker at the top and a few enamel dots on the bottom of my envelope flap.


Inside envelope flap: I glued an ephemera sentiment piece in the center and added a few more enamel dots at the top!


Page 1 at the top: I took one of the small Journaling cards, scored 1/2 on the left and adhered to the left side. Then added "Enjoy Today" sticker in the upper right corner. 

Page 2: I made a pocket page and added some light blue tassel trim along the top edge. Tucked a few Journaling cards inside my pocket and adhered a tiny tag sentiment on the left side of my pocket and an enamel dot!


Page 3: I scored a Journaling card in half and adhered it on the left side, using foam dots I adhered another journal card on the right.  Applied some tiny enamel dots in scattered places and added a sticker sentiment at the bottom.

Page 4: I decorated my page with more Journaling cards adding pop dots to raise some of my images. Fussy cut around the "Good Vibes" journal card, inked the edges using Distress Ink and pop dot the tiny clip on the lower corner. 


Page 5: I waterfall 5 journal cards in the center. There's room on the back to add photos and some Journaling. I adhered some tiny flag stickers at the top on the left side and another sentiment sticker on the right, and enamel dot. 

Page 6: I scored another Journaling card in half to create a flip page that opens to the right. There's room to jot down daily notes. Using foam dots I adhered the sticker alarm clock and cut a "Day in the Life" sentiment from one of my paper borders and glued below my alarm clock image. At the top I applied this flag sentiment sticker using foam dots on the back. 


Page 7: scored 1/2 inch at the top of a larger Journaling card and adhered at the top of my page. I cut a photo mat using white cardstock and measuring 3 & 1/4 x 4 & 1/2 inches underneath my journal card and added a few sticker sentiments on the bottom edge of my photo mat. 

Page 8: cut another photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 4 inches and adhered to my page, added acouple sticker sentiments. Adhered a ephemera sentiment added foam dots to the back and adhered on the left side.


To finish this album, I added 2 silver metal rings and tied some light blue ribbon onto each ring!


Here's some closeups for you!




I hope you will be inspired and want to create an album for yourself or a gift for that special friend in your life. Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the new albums available to suit your style! Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! 

Until next time, Happy Crafting and have fun!


Other Supplies Used: Beacon glue, paper trimmer, scoring board, Echo Park Day in the Life collection, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, enamel dots, light blue tassel trim and ribbon, 2 metal rings, paper hole punch, foam dots. 

Bee Sweet My Darling

Hey y’all, hey!! Tmika here with a SUPER cute and sweet Mini Album. Because, why not??? I saw this Geo Pattern Accordion Shaker Album. 

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I knew right when I saw it - It had to become a Bee themed Mini Album!! The pattern was perfect for it. I used Lemon Twist paper collection from Simple Stories to decorate this album. 


I used embellishments that were gifted to me from various swap partners to make the cover SHINE! I added gold sentiments “sweet darling” to bring home the theme. This album also has been painted black to make the paper collection pop. The shaker bits on the inside adds interest and allows your eye to wander around the Geo pattern.


All of the edges have been lined with white chalk paint to make it stand out even more. I can't get enough of this book!!


The book is bound with white binding rings and wired buffalo check bows. The dangly charm just seals the cuteness deal!!


This book is ready for photos!!

What do you think??? I hope you like it and are inspired as much as I was to create it!!

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Virtual hugs,


Stacked Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishment Mini Album

Hi friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a fall mini album I created using some new Clear Scraps products!  Fall is one of my favorite times of year with the changing leaves and fun activities!  I recently visited my brother and SIL in Michigan where we went to a local farm for donuts and hot cider!  


I began with the 5x7 Chipboard Tab Album and painted the outside edges with off-white chalk paint. You can use any type of paint however I prefer chalk paint as it dries quickly and adheres nicely to the chipboard. 


On the front cover, I painted an additional width on the left side so that I could create my own background. Using the 5x9 Leaves Mixer Stencil and Distress Oxide Inks, I blended my colors from light to dark as shown. 


Again using chalk paint (this time in a nice orange color) I painted the Stacked Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishment Shapes. Once dry, I backed the openings with patterned paper and cut away excess with my scissors. 


Here is a close up of the Mixer Stencil + Distress Oxide Inks! You can go as light or dark as you choose.  


Each page has a background piece measuring 4 x 6.75 inches.  I then added embellishments and/or additional patterned papers. I usually reserve the inside of my front cover for journaling. 


I printed my photos at 4x4 and matted them onto white cardstock.  However you can easily fit a trimmed vertical 4x6 or even a few wallet sized on these pages! 







Its always fun to "stack" photos if you have similar groupings.  Here, I cut my pictures to 2.5 x 3.75 inches and added a "flap".




Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find all things new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, brads, epoxy shapes:  Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Scor-Tape, Adhesives by 3L; paint: FolkArt; Distress Oxide Inks: Ranger; misc: chrome book rings, ribbon


Hello Summer 6x6 Chipboard Tabbed Mini Album with Flip Flop Shaker by Kristin Rizzo


Hello, it's Kristin here and I am so excited to be sharing another project with you for the Clear Scraps Design Team.  Besides 12x12 traditional scrapbooking, I enjoy making mini albums.  The Chipboard 6x6 3 Tabbed Album was the perfect mini to use with this adorable paper line to document all things summer.  


I used the Mini Shaker Flip Flop on the first page inside the mini. I pulled a few colors of Distress Stain from my stash and tested it on one of the bottom layers of the shaker to see how it looked on the chipboard.  I liked how the color, fired brick looked and used that.  I used a 6x6 paper pad for this entire album and backed the shaker with a white, teeny, tiny flowered patterned paper.  I then made my own shaker mix (orange flowers, yellow and shimmery cupped and assorted flat sequins with some gems).  I then glued the acrylic piece to the top layer and set it aside.  Next, I glue the other three layers together, added the sequin mix and then attached the top of the shaker.  I think it turned out so summery!




On the next page a made a tiny shaker as well with the packaging from that the album came in and backed it with vellum.



I covered all the rest of the chipboard pages with various papers.  I chose to cover all the tabs with the same patterned paper.  For a fun touch, I wrapped each tab with red baker's twine.

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When I am making a mini album or scrapbooking page without photos, I always make sure to write the size of the photos on my photo mat.  This way I don't have to measure anything when I go to print or add my photos.  I also like to add a bunch of tags in my mini albums.

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I'd love to hear what you think of this project, so please feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think.  Please let me know if you have any questions and, be sure to join the Clear Scraps Facebook group!  If you find inspiration from this project and decide to recreate it, please tag me (IG: @scrapkat773) and Clear Scraps (IG: @clearscraps).  We would love to see it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great week and a safe, fun Labor Day (if you are in the US)!

Kristin  :)

Sunset Anniversary Album

Hi everyone! Natasha here, debuting my first project for Clear Scraps. I thought the Boat Wood Accordion Shaker Album would be the perfect anniversary album. Make it with me!


To begin, grab a few pieces of 12 x 12 paper and map which portions you would like to serve as mats for your album. 


Grab your craft knife and glue and began adhering each wood page down one side at a time and cutting away the excess. Once completing one side, punch your holes, adhere the mat to the other side, and then punch again. Do this for all pages. 


Begin inking with dried marigold stain from the top to the middle of each detailed panel.  Now meet the dried marigold with  stormy sky stain, working from the bottom to the middle. 


Create an "acetate sandwich" once you have decided which panel would serve as the cover.*Remove the film from the side that you are adhering to the wood panel.


Choose which matted page would serve as the background for the cover. Add your sequins mix inside of the acetate sandwich.  Apply glue to the detailed panel and adhere the solid panel on top, ensuring that everything is aligned.



Using the 4x6 Plaid Stencil and picket fence ink, add detail to the top of the cover. 


Now add all of the additional decorations you would like to the front cover. I used scraps from cutting out the page mats and some flowers from my stash. 




And there you have it! Go back in with stickles, bling, and a sentiment and your cover is complete! To bind the album, I used some white cording that has shimmer. 



I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think. 

Happy Crafting,



Crown Mini Shaker Shape Album

Hello friends! Its Jennifer back on the blog today to share a fun baby themed mini album I created using a few Clear Scraps goodies!  And I'm going to show you the easy techniques I used so you can recreate them on whichever project you select!  


I began by using the Mixable Cutie Album which has cascading acrylic and chipboard pages!  For my acrylic pages, I wanted to add a pop of color so I  applied alcohol ink in Honeycomb yellow. I  did not worry about whether I had full coverage as I  knew I'd be adding patterned paper at some point.  For my chipboard pages, I painted the outer 1/3rd  as shown both front and back.



Next, I was ready to focus on my front cover (which is the smallest acrylic page).  For my focal point, I used the Crown Mini Shaker Shape.  I painted the top frame, as well as the inside + outside edges of the two inner chipboard frames.  


I covered the chipboard base with patterned paper then used an X-Acto knife and sanding tool to remove excess paper. 


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed the two middle chipboard frames as show and then filled my shaker with chunky glitter. 


After removing the protective film from both sides of my acrylic piece, I  adhered it to the shaker  (it is usually best to apply your adhesive to the chipboard and not the acrylic during this step).  Lastly, I daubed the top chipboard frame with embossing ink followed by applying a generous amount of embossing powder.  After removing the excess powder, I set with my heat tool. 


Here is the inside of the front cover. I added a cute journaling card plus some smaller embellishments.  


The next page is chipboard which I created a pocket with patterned paper and my sewing machine.  The collection I used had a sheet of tag so I thought it would be fun to add a few to the pocket. 



For the next acrylic page, my focal point is the Onesie Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I tried to use minimal patterned paper to allow the alcohol ink to show through as well as to center my embellishment. 


I  first painted the chipboard using a light pink chalk paint. 


Once dry, I  daubed with embossing ink followed by dumping an ample amount of embossing powder   Once I  removed the excess powder, I set with my heat tool. I adhered the Onesie Chipboard using my 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive. 


Here is the backside of the page that was just shown. I tried to "line up" my papers and embellishments as close as possible.  You can see I added some journaling space. 


Next is a larger chipboard page.  I've been wanting to do a cascade waterfall for photos/journaling in a min for while After watching some videos on YouTube, I think I figured it out. In hindsight I probably over filled my pages (I  love my layers) but I  think it turned out cute!  I  tied the waterfall off with some yellow seam binding. 


And here is the last page which I used the Embroidery Hoop Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I think its a nice splash of pink against the different colors!  


For the Embroidery Hoop, I followed the same technique as the Onesie and the top frame of the Crown.  I  painted the chipboard with chalk paint in light pink. 


Once my paint was dry, I  daubed the chipboard with embossing ink followed by ample amounts of pink embossing powder.  Lastly heat tool to set  


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Please visit the Clear Scraps shop to see the large variety of albums and embellishments! Have a wonderful day!


Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, foam stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, brads, washi tape: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Tsuineko; embossing ink, powder: Ranger; paint: DecoArt; FolkArt; heat tool: Ranger; chunky glitter: Pinkfresh Studios, Recollection;  punches; Fiskars, Paper Shapers; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings, ribbon


Enchanted Fairies Chipboard Tab Album

Hello Craft Friends!

It's Dana and I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog with a mini album project I hope you'll like. Mini albums are one of my favorite things to craft. Clear Scraps has many new album styles to choose from. The one we'll be using today, is the Chip layer tabbed album Click here


In addition to that we will be using Clear Scraps Dragonflies chipboard embellishment Click here 

I adore fairies and whimsical designs. So these papers from Memory Place "Enchanted " collection were just what I was looking for. 

This album measures 5x8 inches, not including the tabs. First I covered both the front and back covers and all the inside pages using a variety of coordinating papers from this collection. Note: both the last album page and back cover measures 6 & 1/2 x 8 inches.  The tabs measure 1 &1/2 inches x 2 inches. I covered all the tabs with wood patterned papers. I did use Distress Ink Gathered Twigs and inked all of my papers before adhering. I recommend using Beacon glue it is perfect for chipboard and it won't buckle your papers. Set your pages aside for now.


Dragonflies embellishment: cut apart one of the Dragonflies from your chipboard piece. You can save the other dragonfly for a future project. I painted the antennas, body and head using a black paint pen. Then added craft glue to both wings. Then sprinkled some Martha Stewart Florentine gold glitter onto both wings. Shake off any excess glitter. Set aside to dry. 


Front cover: I fussy cut the fairy holding the flower, inked along the edges and adding foam dots to the back. Adhere your fairy over the matching image on your cover paper.  I added some Stickles Stardust glitter to her dress and the flower petals. Then glued my chipboard dragonfly towards the bottom of my page. I chose a sentiment piece from the ephemera pack, curled both ends of my sentiment piece using a bone folder. This adds some lift and dimension. To finish my cover, I stamped a sentiment using black ink onto my tab. 


Page 1: I cut out three 3x4 Journaling cards from the 12x12 paper and scored 1/2 inch at the top. Then adhered as a waterfall on my page. I added a piece of lace at the top of my waterfall cards. 

Page 2: I took some cream cardstock and cut to measure 3 & 1/2 x 5 inches and adhered as a photo mat. I cut out a tag sentiment and glued towards the top. I added a gem over the hole on my tag. I took one of the fairies from the ephemera pack and adhered at the bottom of my photo mat, using foam dots. I stamped some images on each of the tabs. 


Page 3: I just added a gem over the hole on the tag. 

Page 4: I created a pocket page. The pocket measures 5x 3 &1/2 inches. Don't forget to punch a hole on the left side before gluing! I tucked a few small Journaling cards from the journal pack, into my pocket. I adhered a Dream sentiment at the bottom of my pocket using foam dots. Then taking one of your border pieces from the 12x12 papers, cut and glue at the top of your page. On the left tab, I cut a sentiment phase from one of my papers and glued onto my tab. For the right tab, I stamped a few images of Stars, and Butterflies. 


Page 5: I took another sentiment from the ephemera pack and glued towards the top of my page. I couldn't bear to cover this pretty paper so I left it blank! 

Page 6: For the last page, I adhered another photo mat in the center. I tore an image from one of my Scrap papers, inked along the edges and glued along the top of my page. Using foam dots, I adhered acouple lantern pieces from the ephemera pack. Then using more foam dots I adhered another fairy at the bottom of my page. 


To finish this album,  I tied and knotted acouple charms on a piece of thread, and glued behind the sentiment on my cover. Then I tied some ribbons and gold tulle through each hole of the album and tied into a bow! Inside on several fairy images I applied some glitter on their dresses, using a clear Sparkle pen. 


Here are some closeups:





I hope I have inspired you today and you will want to create your own album. These new albums would be great for creating journals. Maybe I'll create one for you in a future project! 

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Be sure and visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the new products available. Until we meet again, Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies Used:

Memory Place Enchanted collection, Foam dots, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, scoring tool, trimmer, Beacon glue, gems, Gold tulle, green satin ribbon, Martha Stewart Florentine gold glitter, Stickles glitter Stardust, Clear Sparkle pen, Black paint pen, black ink, Dovecraft Fairy Tales stamps and Crafters Companion Enchanted Forest wood block stamps.

What Cool Stuff is Made Of

Hey!! Tmika here - a brand spanking new design team member!! I am so excited to share with you my crafts and humor (sort of). For my first project, I decided to go with the Mixed Up 3x8 Chip Album.  This 6 page album is perfect for those little snaps we all love to take!I wanted to use bright & lively paints and colors. This fit so many of my summer pictures. 

I started out by choosing my paper and paints. I chose Vicki Boutin's Sweet Rush mainly because of the bright colors!

I choose matching paints and inks to coordinate. A little tip... if you don't have the color to match in paint, then add some ink to some white paint. Voila!


I painted the perimeter of the album fronts and backs to match the papers I choose. Then I punched a hole with my Crop-O-dile and added hole reinforcers. Then I added gold



I grabbed stickers and die cuts to embellish the cover of my album. I added cardstock to the back to make it more sturdier. I made one of the die cuts into a shaker by stitching directly on folded acetate. I added stitching to the diecuts.


Here is how I decorated the album cover.


I printed my pictures out and resized them to 2.5 rounded square. I used my Silhouette software and Canon printer to do this. I ran the photos through my Xyron Sticker Maker to make my job a bit easier.



I took the rest of the sticker sheet and die cuts to embellish the inside of the album. Added some gold gems for pizzaz. I also added some writing to the photos. I finished the mini album off with some coordinating ribbons and I called it finished!!


Here are some shots of the inside of the album and my beautiful family.  They are "What Cool Stuff is Made Of". 💕



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I hope you enjoyed this process tutorial and found some inspiration to create your own!

Virtual Hugs,