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. 

Ice Cream Truck Chipboard Album

When I was growing up, there was nothing more exciting than hearing the ice cream truck coming down the street!  Do you have memories of summers like that?  Hi, it's Maureen on the blog today, and I have an idea for you that will allow you to capture all those special summer memories!


This adorable ice cream truck comes to life with the amazing new chipboard albums by Clear Scraps.  I saw the shape of the Banner Chipboard Album and couldn't wait to get started creating a pink and white canopy, just like on an ice cream truck.  With this, and the cute papers by Echo Park, your album will come together in no time!

For the front of the album, I'm using a white card stock, along with pink and black, and tracing the front of the album in pencil.  Cut these pieces out and glue them with your favorite adhesive.  For the tires, I've used a nesting circle die cut and cut a smaller white shape to be the inside of my tires.  And the tire rims?  Those are a pink heart die cut, cut into two!


For the Summer Sunshine page, I'm making a pocket out of a coordinating printed paper, adding a title, and then a tag card where you can add journaling or another photo to pull out of the album.  Having the twine peek out at the top is super cute!  I've also chosen an ice cream cone die cut to add a photo - and pop dots give this dimension, along with some stickers.


Colorful photos deserve colorful pages, and this Ice Pops page looks like another item you might choose from an ice cream truck.  Here I've chosen a couple patterned papers side by side, and a circle die cut with a sticker as an embellishment.  Don't you love how the truck wheels peek out underneath?


This page is another layout using more patterned papers and some fun stickers, but this time I chose the popsicle wood piece from the Wood Summer Collection.  This is covered with a pink and patterned paper and then tied up so cute with a couple colorful twine pieces.  I've also dusted the edges with some ink, where it looks like a bite was taken.  What an adorable addition for an ice cream truck theme!  Here is a close up of the popsicle wood shape.


The entire album is brought together with some 2" Chrome Book Rings - you can find some of these on the Clear Scraps site for your albums too!

The possibilities are endless with the styles of these new books.  I hope you get a chance to make an album to document those important Summer memories.  Thanks for your time today - see you next time!



Texas Mini Album featuring New Mixable Album


Tami with you here on the Clear Scraps blog today with a special project I'd like to show you.

Have you seen Clear Scraps newest release? Some brand spanking NeW Mini Albums! The designs are available in both chipboard and a mix of chipboard and acrylic pages. Some have a chipboard embellishment that tops the albums. You can view them on the What's New page of Clear Scraps website.

I used the Mixed Layer Tab Album to create a project for classes at GASC Arlington and CKC San Marcos...

--- Texas Mini Album...


The mix of acrylic and chipboard pages makes for some fun layering opportunities! And I LOVE those chunky tabs at the bottom of the pages. I used the album horizontally, but you can turn it vertical as well.

One of Clear Scraps shakers - Mini Boot Shaker - was used to embellish the cover. 

Here's a peek at some of the elements inside...

Texas album

The class was actually inspired by another project I created for the Clear Scraps Blog, this Texas Boot Shaker Tag.

You'll learn some great techniques for using Acrylic Pages and Mini Shakers in the class. The album features cut up blue jeans and bandanas in addition to Texas themed papers and stickers. 

I hope to see some of you Texas Clear Scrap fans at GASC Arlington in June or CKC San Marcos in August!

I will be teaching this Texas Mini Album for Just Crop who will have a booth at both shows and carries lots of Clear Scraps products!

Bee Happy Accordion Album

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun bee-themed shaker accordion album featuring our Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album and Mini Shaker Bee which happens to be one of the newer mini shakers in the store. Gotta love all these shaker compartments everywhere you look, lol! ;)


I had some digital papers in my stash with bees and sunflowers (my favorite flower) so I printed several of them to cover the album pages. I added space for photos and/or journaling on each page, with a flip-up, a couple tags and a side-flip, all embellished with cut-outs, die cuts, glitter washi tape and/or gemstones. I connected the pages with jute rope.


Clear Scraps products used:
Geo Pattern Wood Accordion Shaker Album
Mini Shaker Bee

Other products used:
Digital papers printed on copy paper, cardstock, kraft jpaper, dies, paper trimmer, craft glue, brayer, die cutting machine, sequins, jute rope, washi tape, gemstones

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,





Birthday Mixed Banner Album

Hello friends! Happy Thursday! It's Jennifer on the blog to share one of the new and fabulous mini albums that were released yesterday!  There are four new designs which come in either Chipboard or Mixed (acrylic + chipboard pages).  And they are only five pages so if you are looking for a small-medium sized mini, then these are for you!   Today I'm sharing the Mixed Banner Album that I used to document one of my daughter's family birthday parties! 


The first page is the Chipboard Banners which I covered with patterned paper.  Another fun thing about the albums is that you can use them horizontal or vertical!  Clear_Scraps_Mixed_Banner_Album2

The first full page is acrylic which I added some splashes of yellow alcohol ink to the background. 


The next page is chipboard which I painted the outside edges with white acrylic paint.  I then added patterned paper to the background as well as fun embellishments around my photo. 



I used 4x6 photos which I trimmed down to 4x5 inches and matted onto white cardstock. 


I wanted to allow most of the acrylic to show so I mirrored my paper and photos on each page. 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see everything that is new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, chipboard die cuts, brads, enamel dots, foam numbers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: FolkArt; bakers twine: We R Memory Keepers, Whisker Graphics: alcohol ink: Ranger; ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: sanding tool, x-acto knife, healing mat. 

Bee Happy Shaker Album

Hello Crafters!

Dana here! May is finally here and I look forward to warmer temperatures, blooming flowers and sunshine! Today I'm sharing a album project featuring one of our cute new mini shaker Beehive Click Here


And Clear Scraps 8x8 tabbed chipboard album Click Here 


To begin our project, I covered all my chipboard pages with a variety of coordinating papers from Simple Stories new Full Bloom collection. I'll be using both the 12x12 and 6x8 paper pads. All pages measure 8x8 inches. Be sure to punch your holes before adhering your papers to your album. I recommend using a Strong bond glue like Beacon 3 in 1 glue. We will cover the tabs later. 


To utilize all our scraps and conserve paper, some of my pages I pieced them together leaving the branding strip attached at the top. This way you can get 2 pages out of one paper. 


Set your album aside for now. We will work on our shaker next. I traced my bottom shaker piece onto my Bee paper. Cut out and glue to your shaker surface. Trim along the edges using an xacto knife. Then using your sanding or Distress tool, smooth around all the edges. Take your top shaker piece and using yellow acrylic paint, brush paint around the edge and 2 divided lines inside. After paint dries, I sprinkle some bright yellow glitter on the edges. I painted the heart with red acrylic paint. Set aside till dry. After it's dried, I glued a ephermera heart on top!


Now take your next 2 chipboard shakers pieces and glue on top of your bottom piece. Add any shaker filler you like to all 3 sections on your shaker. Peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic sheet and glue on top of the previous layers. Then glue the top shaker piece in place! I added a sticker sentiment to the bottom of my hive. Set your shaker aside to dry throughly before shaking!


To decorate the front cover of my album, I glued some Hello Spring ribbon along the bottom. Then adhered my shaker piece just above my ribbon. I added a variety of foam sticker sentiments and a chipboard sun sticker. Applied foam dots to the back of acouple ephermera bees and adhered them around the beehive. Then added a foam sticker Bee at the top!


Page 1: I made a pocket page, measuring 7x4 and border punch trim adhered at the top of my pocket. I cut out one of the matching birdie tags and adhered a bird brad at the top of my tag. Tucked in a journaling card and ephermera birdhouse inside my pocket. I adhered a sentiment on my picket and foam dots to my bird/nest ephermera piece.

Page 2: using one of the journal elements card I scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered as a flip up page. Underneath this, I added a photo mat measuring 4x4 from a scrap paper and a white  cardstock 3 & 1/2 inches. Added a birdie sticker on the bottom corner of my photo mat. The tab I covered with a scrap paper and sticker sentiment. 


Page 3: using a 6x8 paper, I scored 1/2 at the top and adhered as a flip up page. Adhered a foam sticker bee on my flip page. Underneath I adhered a scrap strip aling the middle seam on my page. 

Page 4: photo mat measures 6x6 and white cardstock 5x5. Adhered in center of my page. Added some chipboard stickers, brad and sentiment sticker to finish my page. Covered both tabs with scrap papers and added sentiment stickers.


Page 5:  Made a waterfall using 3 journaling cards and scored 1/2 inch at the top and adhered to my page. Added a sentiment sticker at left. Ephermera flower piece with foam dots and enamel dots to the center of my flowers. Covered tabs as previously done.

Page 6: another pocket page and border punch. Tucked a tag and journaling cards inside pocket. Grow foam sticker adhered to the pocket and 3 enamel dots!


Page 7: Bloom and Grow journaling card adhered at the top as a flip up page. Score 1/2 inch at the top before adhering. Fussy cut out the bench image from one of the journaling cards and adhered underneath using foam dots. 

Page 8: white cardstock photo mat measures 6x6 inches. Added a variety of ephermera pieces,  using foam dots. Potted plant is a chipboard sticker and sentiment sticker at the top.


To finish the album, I added some white metal rings through each hole. Tied some gold tulle into a bow on 2 of my rings. The middle ring I added some daisy ribbon and a new charm on top!


Some closeups!






I hope you enjoyed this project and will be inspired to make an album as a gift for your mom and add all those special photos from Mother's Day. Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps website to see all the new products available  Click Here

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! We love to see all your crafty makes! Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies used: trimmer, scoring tool, yellow and red acrylic paints, foam dots Simple Stories Full Bloom collection, Martha Stewart lemonndrop glitter, Beacon glue, Distress or sanding tool, xacto knife, white cardstock, bee charm ribbon, gold tulle


Mini Album for the Coffee Lover!

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun mini album for that coffee lover in your life! This album was created with our Blank Wood Card and Mini Shaker Coffee Mug and it has lots of room for photos and journaling! This shaker is the coolest - it has three compartments for shaker bits! 


I started by painting both sides of the Blank Wood Card panels with Java chalk paint and lightly sanded the panels to expose the edges and corners for a little bit of a distressed look. I colored the top chipboard form of the Mini Shaker Coffee Mug along with the edges of the remaining forms and back with alcohol markers. I adhered pieces of three different patterns of Coffee Background ATCs from my stash to the chipboard back so they're visible through the apertures. Then, working up from the bottom, I adhered the next two chipboard forms. I added shaker blends to the three compartments, removed the protective film from the bottom side of the acrylic divider, and adhered it. I removed the protective film from the top side of the acrylic divider, adhered the top chipboard form, and adhered the shaker to the top of the mini album. I added two coffee bean brads (prongs removed) with distress collage medium to complete the front of the album. 


I cut four pages for the inside and punched holes in the tops. I created hole reinforcements using two circle punches, colored them with an alcohol marker, and adhered them to both sides of each page. Using a variety of cardstock, ATCs and other ephemera, dies, clear stickers, and brads, I decorated each page. The assembly is always the most fun to me! ;)

And here's a shot of the back after I added the rings and ribbon.


Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card
Mini Shaker Coffee Mug

Other products used:
Cardstock, ATCs and other ephemera, dies, clear stickers, brads, paint, alcohol markers, paper trimmers, glue, collage medium, die cutting machine, shaker bits, binding rings, ribbon

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Train Chipboard Embellishment Mini Album

Hello crafty friends! Its Jennifer on the blog today to share a mini album I created documenting a fun day I spent with my son last summer!  To say he is a train fan is a big understatement!  We followed the Union Pacific Big Boy steam train through small towns in Southern IL to St. Louis.  


I thought the Train Chipboard Embellishment Shapes would be the perfect focal point for the the front of my album!  I used both black and red acrylic paint to color my chipboard.  


For my book, I used an all time classic: the 6x6 Regular Chipboard Album. I applied white acrylic paint to the outside edges as shown (on both sides of each page). 


For the front cover, I added paint to the right half because I wanted to be able to use on of the new Mixer Stencils.  Once my paint was dry, I blended three coordinating colors of Distress Oxide Ink using the 5x9 Plaids Mixer Stencil


Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered my Chipboard Embellishments over the stenciled effect as shown.  I then adhered patterned paper along with small embellishments. 


For each page, I cut a 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inch piece of patterned paper for my background.  From there, I built on by layering additional patterns as well as embellishments. For the inside of the front cover, I usually like to reserve it for journaling about the event my book will be about. 


As you can see, I like to add color as well as layers. I'm also not afraid of adding embellishments right onto my photos. 



Here is another example of a page strictly for journaling.  I find that it is just as important as the photos...especially if you are not able to take many photos.  We were in the car a lot that day; plus, my teenage son just "loves" it when his mom takes his pictures LOL 


This is the only photo I got of us together LOL  He's over 6 foot tall; I'm 5ft 2 on a good day so you can barely see me.  





Thank you for reading today! You can find the large variety of Chipboard Embellishment Shapes by clicking HERE! And don't forget to check out what is new with Clear Scraps while  you are there! Have a great day!


Additonal products used:   patterned paper, die cut shapes, chipboard shapes, brads, enamel dots, puffy letters/stars, stamps, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Tsuineko;  stapler: Tim Holtz;  paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; ink: Ranger; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; sewing machine: Janome; typewriter: Brother;  ribbon: Snug Hug; misc: thread, chrome book rings, hole punch.

Just A Note

Hello friends,

I will be the first to admit that I could be more organized, especially when it comes to my SD cards and thumb drives.  I'm always looking around for which card I used last.  I have decided to solve this issue by making this handy notebook to contain some of my mess.  I used the Notes Wood Card from Clear Scraps to create a place to store my cards.






This wood notebook turned out to be perfect for this project because it already has the holes for rings.
Both front and back were colored with Distress Stain and then the color was lightened using some Picket Fence stain over the Fired Brick.
Next the 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil was used to add design to the front.  I used some Pixie Spray to hold the stencil in place and then added gold embossing paste. 



The embossing paste did partially cover the words on the word Notes so I carefully removed it using a craft knife.
While waiting for things to dry I began creating my pages using some vintage paper from my stash. I also created some pockets using decorated coin envelopes.  The envelopes measure 3 1/8" X 5 1/2" so I made the pages the same size.  I used the holes in the cover as a pattern to punch holes in my pages

Everything is bound together with 2 rings that have been decorated with ribbon and then a lock and key were added.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope I have inspired you to become more organized.

Have a great week,



Clear Scraps Mini Shaker--Bee Happy

Hey there everybody!  Laura is here with you today!

I'm sharing a fun little springtime home decor project!

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Gnomes and bee hives--perfect springtime cuteness!  And

Clear Scraps is right on trend with their BRAND NEW

Mini Shakers!  Here I used the new Mini Shaker Bee.

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I painted the different colors using a paint brush and

black, white and yellow acrylic paint.  The back was

traced out of the black and white swiss dot patterned

paper, cut out and glued down.   The sequins are the

Glamour Sequins from the Clear Scraps collection--

the colors in this sequin mix are perfect for the bee

or the hive shakers!  And if you love this cute little

 bee shaker, there is also, a little beehive, and so many

more of the NEW that you can find HERE in the Clear

Scraps store.  Make sure to stop by and check it out!

And I didn't even talk about the base of this set yet!

It starts with the Clear Scraps Chip Regular Slimline

Album.  I just used 2 out of the 5 pages, so you could

make another great home decor project with the other

pieces!  There are great matching borders for these too!

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If you see along the top--the pretty decorative border is

the Clear Scraps Deco Chipboard Border.  It adds a pretty

extra touch to the project, and is super easy to use by just

painting with gray acrylic paint and gluing to the back of the

base piece.  I decorated everything with some pretty papers

and stickers, and then punched holes to add rings and ribbon

to hold it all together and some twine to create a hanger.

If you'd like to see these great slimline album choices and

the different shapes and types (chip, wood, acrylic)  stop

by the Clear Scraps store HERE.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:

Chip Regular Slimline Album, Glamour Sequins,

Deco Chipboard Border, Mini Shaker Bee.

Other:  Photoplay Paper Tulla and Norbert Sweet as Honey--

paper and stickers, gray acrylic paint, twine, organza

ribbon, flowers, 1" metal rings.

Princess Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog with a Victorian style mini album. I think creating mini albums are a great way to showcase your own crafting style! I'll be using Clear Scraps 8x8 chipboard album Click Here  for my project today. Along with Stamperia Princess collection. 


All our base papers will measure 8x8. Make sure to punch all your holes along the edge before gluing. Adhere your coordinating papers onto the cover, back and all inside pages.  I'm using a variety of papers from both the 8x8 and 12x12 paper pads. I would suggest having two 8x8 pads if that's the only size you want to use. I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon 3 in 1. I also will be inking all my fussy cut elements with Knotted Wood chalk ink.


Front Cover:  I fussy cut out one of the princess images and Princess sentiment. I adhered my sentiment and to the top of my page using foam dots. My Princess image was adhered to my front cover with foam dots. This adds dimension to your project. Then I glued one set of the chipboard sticker doors at the bottom right side. Then glued acouple gems to resemble door knobs. I applied some mini pearls and gems to the crown chipboard piece and adhered it at the top of my sentiment. I like adding alittle Stickles glitter to the sleeve of her cape. 


Page 1: (inside cover) I cut a 8x4 paper and created a pocket. I glued a piece of lace at the top edge along a string of pearls. I fussy cut another doll, envelope and journaling card from the paper pack. I adhered a gem to the top of my corset journaling card. Tuck these inside the pocket. I fussy cut a sentiment, and rose frame element and adhered with foam dots onto my pocket. Then I added a chipboard sticker picture frame at the top of my page.  Foam dots were applied to the top frame piece with the lady image. 


Page 2: I left this page blank because I couldn't bear to cover up this pretty paper! But you could add a photo mat and photo if you prefer.

Page 3: I fussycut out one of the curtain and valance from my 8x8 pad. Inked the edges and added foam dots to the back before adhering to my page. I also glued one of the chipboard pictures on the wall. I cut out the dressform images from my 8x8 pad. Then using Clear Scraps Chipboard Dressform shape Click Here I painted the top portion and the stand at the bottom with some Rose Gold acrylic paint. Let dry. Then glue your Dressform image to the chipboard piece. Adding some foam dots on the back of your chipboard Dressform piece, adds depth and dimension. I glued a crystal gem at the top. And Stickles glitter to the beaded necklace. This adds some nice sparkle!

Page 4: Cut out another journaling card and score 1/2 inch at the top to make a flip up page. Then adhere at the top. You can add photos underneath and on the reverse side of your flip page. I adhered another gem on the top of my corset. Then finish by adhered 3 sentiment chipboard stickers on the right side.


Page 5: I took 2 of the feather chipboard stickers and one of the ink bottles and adhered over my matching images on my base paper. The other pink ink bottle, I fussy cut from one of my papers and adhered with foam dots onto the matching image. Then I glued a chipboard letter sticker on the left.

Page 6: I cut out one of the door images. Using my x-acto knife I cut around the door. Then carefully glued it on my page. I added acouple brown gems to resemble door knobs. Inside the doors, I added a Princess chipboard sentiment and one of the dolls. Then to finish my page, I added some Dazzle  stickers to all four corners of my page. Then glued acouple chipboard diecut hearts on both sides of my door. 


Page 7: I cut a paper at 4 & 1/2 x 8 inches. Scored 1/2 inch at the right. And adhered on the right side of my page. I fussy cut a portrait of the lady, inked the edges. And adhered with foam dots in the middle of my flip page. I glued a flower at the top. You can easily add 2 photos underneath your flip page, and one on the back. 

Page 8: For my last page, I fussy cut the vanity, and doll. I adhered them on my page using foam dots. I adhered a umbrella diecut sticker under my dolls hand so she appears to be holding the umbrella. Then add another sentiment at the upper right corner.


To finish my album, I tied some light blue ribbons through the holes and tied them into a bow!


Here's are a few close-ups!




I hope I have inspired you to want to create ypur own album. Clear Scraps has a wide variety of albums to chose from. Check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Can't wait to see what you create! Until we meet again. Happy Crafting! 


Other Supplies used: Stamperia Princess Collection, paper trimmer, xacto knife, scoring board, Prima chalk Ink- knotted wood, Gems, Stickles glitter Diamond, 3 in 1 Beacon Glue, foam dots, pearls. 

Lovely Acrylic Wave Slimline Album

Hello everyone! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a mini book I  created using the Acrylic Wave Slimline Album plus a few Clear Scraps goodies!  I  have been wanting to scrapbook my daughter's senior photos from last year for awhile and thought one of the Slimline Albums would be perfect!  


 I  began by placing drops of yellow alcohol ink along the outside edges of my front cover (after removing the protective film).  I  blended in some select areas but did not worry about full coverage.  I    then added Mixative in Snow Cap. 


Once my alcohol ink was dry, I  flipped over my front cover and stamped this wreath image around the edges using StazOn in black.  Again, I  did not worry about it being perfect as I  knew I  would be adding patterned paper to the front of my album. 


I  set my  cover aside to work on my shaker which would be the focal point of the front of my book. Using the 3x4 Rectangle Mini Shaker Shape, I  applied patterned paper to the chipboard base with Beacon Adhesive.  I  then cut away excess paper with an x-acto knife and my sanding tool. 


Here you can see I  added numbers as well as embellishments from the collection I  used along with sequins.  After adhering the acrylic piece, I  like to secure my shaker by using these clip pins while everything dries.  


Next, I  went to work on my Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes. I  painted both with white acrylic paint and then used embossing ink with powder


I  adhered my chipboard butterfly to the top left of my shaker as shown using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I  also added some paper flowers I  had in my stash. 


Here is a close up of my shaker which I  also added a cluster of paper flowers from my stash. 


I  covered my pages with 4.5 x 10.75 inch pieces of patterned paper and used 4x6 photos. I  love the longer length of the pages to add journaling or extra embellishments.



Here, I    used two 4x4 photos which I matted onto white cardstock. 



For this page, you can see I    used my other Fancy Butterfly Chipboard Embellishment Shape.  I  decided to use a light pink embossing powder to contrast the yellow background. 





Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see the Slimline Album by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut shapes, stickers, puffy sticker, epoxy buttons, gold hearts, foam words:  Cocoa Vanilla Studios; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; cardstock: Bazzill; stamps: American Crafts; ink: Ranger, Tsuneiko; alcohol ink: Ranger;  embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections, Stampendous; paint: DecoArt;  border punch: EK Success; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbons: Snug Hug;  sequins: Recollections; paper flowers: Prima, Mon Ami Gabi, The Paper Studio; chipboard numbers: American Crafts; stapler, metal charms: Tim Holtz; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings

Clear Scraps Chipboard Slimline Album--Happy St. Pat's Decor

Hi there everybody!!  Laura here today sharing another way to

use the Clear Scraps Slimline Albums.  This time it's the

Chipboard Regular Slimline Album that I've used, to give

you a little home decor inspiration for the Springtime!

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These make great mini albums but also GREAT bases for all

sorts of projects!  You can paint, stamp, use mixed media

mediums, stencils, a lot of options!  And here I simply

covered them with pretty St. Patrick's themed papers,

 inked them around the edges, and glued them down. 

I did have to punch an extra set of holes on the center

piece since the holes are only pre-punched on one side.

I used journal cards, stickers, trims and enamel dots

to decorate each section.

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The word "blessed" is from the Clear Scraps collection.

It's one of the Chipboard Word Titles.  You can find all

the different choices HERE in the Clear Scraps store.

You can find one for just about every occasion or holiday!

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Another extra little detail is the scallop border along

the top and bottom of the project.  These are a great

addition to any project with the slimline albums!

This set is the Scallop w/Holes Chipboard Border.

they were painted with black acrylic paint and then

brushed with a bit of green acrylic paint around the

edges, then glued onto the back of each section.

The are linked together with album/book rings

and decorated with some ribbon that matched

the Irish/St. Pat's theme.  A ribbon was added to

the top as a hanger.  Side note:  I left the middle

hole covered with paper here because I knew I

only needed the 2 for attaching the ribbon.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I hope you are inspired to use these slimline

albums for more than just an album!  They

are great pieces for all sorts of projects!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Chipboard Regular Slimline Album,

Blessed Chipboard Word Title,

Scallop w/Holes Chipboard Border

Other:  Black and green acrylic paint, ribbon,

foam tape, glue, enamel dots, Doodlebug

Pot o' Gold collection papers, Lots o' Luck

stickers, shamrock enamel sprinkles,

Bella Blvd alpha black.

Clear Scraps Acrylic Tab Slimline Album--Acrylic Organizer

Hey there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a way to

get yourself organized this year!!

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If you are like me, I'm always looking in the "junk drawer"

 to find where I put this coupon, that business card,

a gift card I got for "x" holiday.  This year I thought

instead of always searching, why not make a colorful,

fun organizer to avoid that frustration!  It started with a

Clear Scraps Acrylic Tab Slimline Album.and the cute

Scissors Chipboard Embellishment!  I decided to 

use alcohol inks to make it bright and colorful.  I did

the cover and back in a mix of 3 colors, and then did

each individual section in one of the colors alone.

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I created a section for grocery coupons or ads.

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Another for restaurant/coffee gift cards.  Here I used

Clear Scraps Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment

To create the card pockets, I used a small piece of

patterned paper and attached small pieces of

cardstock (2"x4") glued down leaving the top open.

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I kept decorating simple with a few strips of scrap

paper and an enamel dot here or there. 

Just enough to give it a little pizzazz.

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To make the larger pocket pages, I folded a 9&1/2" wide

piece of cardstock in half.  It was 10&1/2" long.  I cut

out a section at the top 6&1/4" long to leave the 4&1/4"

"pocket" along the bottom.  I glued the edges to create

the pocket and punched holes to add to the album.

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This section holds rewards cards or retail shop

gift cards or coupons.  Love the cute little hangers?

Clear Scraps Clothes Hangers Chipboard with a little

twine bow.  They were painted with black acrylic

paint, and I brushed the "hanger" top with silver.

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The final pages were more pockets for cards or

tickets or whatever item needed a home!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Tab Slimline Album,

Scissors, Coffee Mug and Clothes Hangers

Chipboard Embellishments.

Other:  Doodlebug French Kiss papers, enamel dots,

pink, green, blue and white cardstock, crop-o-dile

paper punch, metal rings, twine, alcohol inks,

alpha stickers, glue.

Happy Hearts Slimline Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

February is the month of Love! What better way to scrapbook all your special moments and showcase them in one of the many Slimline Albums from Clear Scraps! 

For my project today, we'll be using Clear Scraps Slimline Deco chipboard album Click Here along with the matching Clear Scraps Chipboard Deco borders. Click Here


This album measure 5x11 inches. So we'll cut all our base papers at this size. I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon 3 in 1. The papers I chose to decorate my album, are from Simple Stories Happy Hearts collection. 


Next I painted both Deco border pieces with some light pink acrylic paint. After they dry, I applied some Distress Ink along the edges with my ink dabber. Then I adhered some L-O-V-E puffy stickers along the edge.


Next we can start decorating our front cover. I like to use a variety of ephermera, stickers and other embellishments. I cut my "Love" paper to measure 4x6 inches and adhered in the center of my album using foam tape. I fussy cut out the cappuccino image and applied to my paper using foam dots. I applied some Stickles glitter to the whipped cream on top. Then applied some Spectrum Noir Glossy highlights to the heart on my cup to add some dimension. I adhered the ephermera typewriter piece along the bottom of my page, using pop dots. The hearts and sentiment at the top.


For page 1: I took one of the journaling cards and scored 1/2" inch at the top and adhered as a flip up page. You could add photos on both top and bottom. I added a sentiment sticker at the top and a few chipboard sticker hearts at the bottom.

Page 2: I made a pocket that measures 5x5, punched the bottom hole. Added a border punch at the top edge of my pocket. Tucked a few journaling cards inside my pocket. Pop dots to the back of my typewriter ephermera piece.


Page 3: I cut down one of the journaling cards to measure 4 & 1/2 x 4 inches and scored 1/2 inch at the top. Adhered to the top of my page. I added a sticker sentiment and pop dots to my flower ephermera. 

Page 4: I waterfall 5 of the tag cards, scored each one 1/2 inch at the top. Then adhered enamel colored dots over each hole on my tags. I adhered the Love you truck ephermera piece with foam dots at the bottom of my page. Added acouple heart stickers!


Page 5: I adhered another flip up journaling card and acouple ephermera pieces at the bottom with foam dots. Added a gumball machine sticker.

Page 6: I cut another pocket from one of the papers in the 6x8 paper pad. I trimmed it down to measure 5x7 inches. I glued a heart trim at the top of my pocket. Tucked a few journal cards and tag inside the pocket. 


Page 7: I took a leftover word sentiment paper and cut it to 4x5 and adhered in the center of my page. Added a white cardstock photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 inches x 4 on top. I adhered a X's and O''s sticker at the bottom. And a few puffy stickers on both top corners. 

Page 8: I cut another photo mat measuring 3 & 1/2 x 3 & 1/2 inches and adhered towards the top of my page. Adhered a Love chipboard sticker sentiment. At the bottom I adhered another journaling card and with foam dots added a ephermera flag sentiment on the top along with the cute heart brad. 


To cover all my Deco shape tabs along the edges, I glue some leftover strips of paper to each tab using Beacon 3 in 1 glue. After they have dried, I trimmed all edges with my x-acto knife and distressed along the edges till smooth.

To finish my album I added some metal rings and tied with heart ribbon and red tulle. 


Here are some closeups!



I hope you have been inspired today and will start creating your own Slimline album. Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here and see all the different types of Slimline albums available. 

Until next time,  Happy Scrapbooking!


Other Supplies used: white cardstock, paper trimmer, scoring board, Martha Stewart lace border punch, Spectrum Noir glossy highlights, light pink  acrylic paint, Tim Holtz Distress ink Picked Raspberry, distress tool, xacto knife, foam dots, Simple Stories Happy Hearts collection 

Vintage Recipe Album

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a fun vintage recipe album featuring our Slimline Acrylic Tab Album! This mini collection of my favorite recipes has two each of Dessert, Meat, Veggie, Side and Soup/Stew. I have to say that the hardest part was narrowing down my favorites since I have so many, lol!

I printed the recipes on 32# copy paper, and printed the 2" square finished recipe images on glossy photo paper and cut them with a square die. I covered all the album pages with patterned papers after removing the protective film on both sides of each tabbed page. I inked the edges of each page and then roughed them up with the Large Sanding Stick for an old worn-out vintage feel.

I stamped the page contents on each tab in brown ink, adhered the recipes to each page, and affixed foiled photo corners on the corners of each photo. I embellished the front and back covers and all the pages with patterned paper strips and stickers, and also used thick alphabet letters for the word 'Recipes' on the front cover. I put the album together with binding rings and added ribbon scraps to each ring to complete the album.

Here are close-up shots. This was an easy project that would make a great birthday or anniversary gift, or maybe a gift for newlyweds!

Clear Scraps products used:
Slimline Acrylic Tab Album
Large Sanding Stick

Other products used: 
Patterned paper, stickers, photo paper, copy paper, stamps and stamp press, inks, square die, paper trimmer, adhesive and collage medium, photo corners, die cuts, enamel hearts, alphabet letters, binding rings, ribbon scraps

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,