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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

We're Back With More Clear Scraps!

And GlueArts lineup of outstanding adhesive products!

Today's projects are diverse but one thing they both have in common...they're amazing! Oh wait...no that's not all! They both use Clear Scraps album and acrylic AND yes...of course they both use GlueArts Glue Glider Pro, Extreme Adhesive Squares, Ribbon Adhesive, U Cut It Foam and more!

Designer Jenny Chesnick has a truly jaw-dropping wedding album that is perfect in every way shape and form. {We can't help but gush a bit...because it is!} Designer Grace Tolman wows us as well with her masculine album dedicated to all the car lovers out there!!! Today's post is just a feast for your eyes!


Bliss
Designed by: Jenny Chesnick

Supplies:

Accent it All Vinyl
Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac
Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Glue Gun
U-Cut 3D Foam
Clear Scraps Mini Album
Paper by We R Memory Keepers
Ribbon/Trims by Websters Pages, Bo Bunny, My Minds Eye & Maya Road
Doilies by Little Yellow Bicycle
Pins by Maya Road
Metal Trinkets by We R Memory Keepers
Flowers by Maya Road & Pebbles
Pearls by Kaiser Craft
4x6 Cards by We R Memory Keepers
Twine by American Crafts
Mist by Maya Road
Silhouette SD

I've had this idea in my head for awhile now (4 years!) for a wedding album for my husband and I. I loved the soft colors of We R Memory Keepers line in combination of the clear album by Clear Scraps was just perfection in my book.



1. To start I used my Silhouette to cut my vine images.
2. Leaving the shapes in their place I spray Maya Mist straight onto the vinyl. Using a paper towel I gently blotted off the excess then let stand to dry. I left them for about an hour before using. The vinyl takes some time to set up so be careful of smudging. 

3. Next apply your vinyl to your album. I placed mine on the front, middle and end pages.

4. For the front cover I cut more images using my Silhouette. Layering my pieces with U-Cut Foam.

5. Once you have finished up your cover apply your background paper with Perma Tac and Extreme Squares. Keep in mind where you apply your glue as you don't want it to show through to the front.
6. I repeated my patterns inside the album pages creating a cohesive look. Copics are also a good way to dress up your vinyl and to change the colors to match your current scheme!











1972 Ford Ranchero Mini
Designed by: Grace Tolman


Supplies:
Glue Arts Mini Square Adhesive
Glue Arts Perma Tac
Glue Arts Square adhesive (Perma Tac)
Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
Glue Arts U Cut it Foam
Pattern papers- Pink Paislee; Die Cuts with a View
Mini album and acrylic sheet- Clear Scraps
Embossing folders- Cuttlebug, Provo Craft
Paint- Plaid Enterprises
Letter stickers- (mini) Making Memories; (brown) American Crafts
Black frame- source unknown
Pen- Signo, Uniball
Buttons- Favorite Findings

Instructions:
1. Gather your supplies

2. Measure the inside of the mini album sheets and cut your paper accordingly.
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3. Adhere the papers onto the chipboard sheets with Perma Tac.
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4. Cut out a piece from the acrylic sheet that is ¼” smaller than the pattern paper.
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5. Dry emboss the sheet with the star folder. 
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6. Cut out 14 2” squares from the acrylic sheet. 
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7. Dry emboss the sheets using the star, argyle and swirl embossing folders. 
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8. Add some color to the acrylic sheets by painting it white. Lightly wiping some of the paint off the acrylic will bring the images to the forefront. Do the same technique for all the acrylic blocks and let it dry completely before continuing. 
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9. I like to mat my photos and found that if I use my old paper blocks with white backs will save me money. I adhered them with Perma Tac.
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10. Adhere the photos onto the mini album pages with Perma Tac.
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11. I wanted to adhere a 2 ½” strip of pattern paper onto the middle of the back page of the album. I distressed the edge of the paper first before adhering with Perma Tac.
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12. I then used some Mini Square adhesive to add the acrylic blocks onto the album. It’s a great adhesive to use which doesn’t show through the acrylic sheets. 
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13. Adhere a piece of white cardstock behind the black frame with mini square adhesive. 
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14. Because I was running out of specific letters from my pack, I altered some with white pen. 
15. I then added my letters to the inside of the frame. I use a transparent ruler to add it so that it’ll come out straight.
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16. I then used some square adhesive to add the big acrylic block onto the middle of the front page.
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17. Next, I used the ribbon adhesive to add a strip of ribbon onto the front of the album.
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18. I then added some U Cut it foam adhesive on the back of the frame and added that to the album, along with a ribbon made with the same ribbon strip as earlier.
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19. Then I added my letter stickers. 
20. I continued decorating the front of the book with buttons.
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21. I then added some pattern paper blocks with lines on them in the inside of the pages for journaling blocks. 
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22. Next, I worked on the back page of the album, adding some buttons and a pattern paper strip on the bottom.
23. I then hand wrote who made the book and when. 
24. After placing the rings onto the book to bind it, I decided to add some black buttons on the corners of the acrylic sheet in the front as well. 


Wow.....now you're thinking I CAN and WILL work with acrylic if it can be as beautiful and creative as this! And to help you make those projects GlueArts and Clear Scraps would like to give away some goodies! Just post a comment here on the blog and we'll pick a random winner next Monday!


Clear Scraps has provided a fun item or two for us to include for this week's giveaway! We have a Scalloped Tab Album and the Deco XL Shapes to give away!



Simply leave us a comment and you're entered to win! We'll select one random winner next Monday to win!! Good luck!! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps blog for more ideas and inspiration all week long!
 

Last for today...we'd like to ask you to go give a BIG GlueArts hello to Clear Scraps on their Facebook wall. Then visit our GlueArts Facebook wall and let us know you've done that! We're going to enter you to win a Clear Scraps Album, our Extreme Adhesive Squares and a 3D Combo Pac for being so kind!!


34 comments:

  1. Amazing mini albums. LOVE THEM...

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  2. Very cute minis! And an awesome giveaway! Thanks and I'd love to win! :)

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  3. Beautiful wedding album, and fun fun car album. Great tips on the vinyl and embossing the acrylic sheets.

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  4. I love mini albums. They look so nice and are fairly quick to make and you get the feeling of accomplishing a while scrapbook!!

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  5. Clear Scraps and Glue Arts are a great team!

    Anne

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  6. I love these albums! This blog is always over flowing with inspiration!!

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  7. These minis are mega cute! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  8. Such cute ideas and products! Keep 'em coming!

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  9. Gorgeous albums! And great giveaways!

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  10. I took a Clear Scraps class recently and loved the album. Combined with GlueArts makes that an awesome pair.

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  11. I love these albums!! They are all so gorgeous! Excellent instructions! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. I love the album!!! Beautiful!!

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  13. Lovely mini books, I do like the acrylic, it really makes the project!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Wow! You did a beautiful job. I love everything right down to your choice of colors :)

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  15. Oh my, I took a class at the local CK convention from Clear Scraps, and i absolutely love the acrylic albums. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  16. OH very cool albums today. Great Tutorials too!

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  17. Great projects, great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. Love the projects- the mini's album are great.

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  19. My son has Asperger's and is obsessed with cars and keys. I LOVE the car album. I think I will have to make something like this for him. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. Nice tutorials. I need a strong adhesive, great giveaway!

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  21. Great projects! The tutorials sure make it look easy. I will have to try working with acrylics now :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. I really like the scallop square clear book....so many possibilities.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  23. Lovely projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. Oh my gosh, I'd love to win!!! I need to learn more about sprays. I have some, I just don't use them much at all...

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  25. Gorgeous Bliss and Ford albums!! Amazing!!

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  26. What fun albums! Love the soft colors of the wedding album and that car mini is just adorable!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  27. Beautiful wedding album and fantastic car album.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  28. Wonderful, just wonderful! I love all the tutorials. Amazing inspiration. :-)

    leeanne@artfuldelight.com

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  29. I Love the Bliss albums!! Thanks for all of the great ideas & a chance to win some of them!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  30. Hi, I loved your mini albuns... Your blog has such great ideas. I'm following you already. Kisses.
    Flávia Oliveira
    www.flavinhamcmg.blogspot.com

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