Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas with Clear Scraps & DCWV


Welcome to Day 2 of the DCWV and Clear Scraps blog hop!
You should have come from Britt's blog: http://pinkpapercrowns.blogspot.com
Thanks for making it this far! 
On to the project...

I might have a LO or 2 about Christmas....Why? I just never get around to making more of them! The Holidays are usually too crazy and then I get into doing LOs of just ever day stuff or travel pics... and the holidays just get forgotten. 

This year, I'm ready! I'll have the album pre-made, I just have to stick on the pictures and add some journaling!
I used this 8x8 tabbed acrylic album from Clearscraps to create a Christmas mini that is ready to go. 
The papers are Christmas Memories with a little bit of the Christmas and winter Diecut stack, the Christmas basics 6x6 & the Burlap stack.

I love clear albums because I like to see the layers through the clear pages. 

 



I folded the 12x12 papers in half and cut them to create pockets for journaling and more photos.



 


 



 

Tips: 
  • Use sheer washi to hold double sided paper (christmas basics, christmas and winter die cut) on a clear album when you want both sides of the paper to show without using adhesive which is visible on an acrylic album like this one. 
  • Make pockets for more photo and journaling space in your album. 
  • Add ribbon/burlap tabs on your tags and picture mats for easier handling. 
  • Use sheer washi to decorate the album tabs. 
  • Ribbon (instead of metal rings) softens the look of your album.
Hope you enjoyed your visit, now make sure to visit the Clear Scraps blog 

There will be prizes from Clear Scraps and DCWV so make sure you leave a comment on each blog you visit ;)

  
Here's the blog list for today in case you get lost along the way: 
Rachel Kleinman: http://www.rwkrafts.com/



63 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL album Karla - LOVE the rich colours and classic designs of the stack you used, along with the cute clear peek-a-boo panels on the clear pages!!! Great idea with the pockets too.
    THANK YOU for your TOP TIPS and crafty Christmas inspiration :)

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  2. Your album is amazing! I love all the pockets and that you can see through to the next pages, too! Thanks for the tips - very helpful!

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  3. WOW---amazing mini! It's so beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful! I love the rustic vintage feel to your mini! Great Stack choice :)))
    tfs

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  5. I love you mini album. thanks for sharing.

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  6. Great mini album.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  7. great tips! thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  8. Love, love, love the papers you used for this mini. Just beautiful!

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  9. This is one of my favorite new stacks and you did an outstanding job with your mini album! I absolutely LOVE it!

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  10. Very creative! Colors and placement are perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Beautiful! Gorgeous book and lovin' that stack!!

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  12. Gorgeous! I love that you used the burlap stack with the beautiful Christmas papers.

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  13. Your's is just my style. thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Love all the texture.... great project.

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  15. Gorgeous album and great that is all ready for photos.

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  16. Beautiful soft album......would be perfect for my childhood holiday photos!

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  17. Love that you can see the acrylic peeking through on the binding side.

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  18. Oh my goodness, this paper just speaks to me LOL! It has such a warm and homey feel to it...LOVE it! Your album is fabulous!
    Beth
    Beth's Beauties

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  19. I like how your album has pockets. I also love the woodsy and homey feel.

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  20. I so need this paper stack! I love all the woodgrain, the paper just looks so cozy! Your mini album is beautiful!

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  21. So festive & adorable! Fabulous album :)

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  22. Your album is so different from the others on this hop and I like how you included the burlap. I think the idea of using ribbon instead of metal rings is wonderful it just makes it so much more softer on the eye and makes it not get that notebook type of look which I don't care for. I want to also thank you for the added tips that is always a added plus to get different people ideas.

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  23. I like your pockets and tags. Cool!

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  24. Very pretty and the
    pocket pages rock!
    Carla from Utah

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  25. I really love the rich traditional colors of your mini book! Love all the pockets and tags! You are very talented!

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  26. Love the browns with the Christmas theme. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Your book makes me think of a country Christmas.

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  28. Love the cozy feel of this album.

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  29. Your album came out great! Yay for being ahead this year...I hope to be able to say that one year! LOL

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  30. So pretty! Love the papers you used with it...I always wanted to try a clear one, but am afraid of getting adhesives showing in all the wrong places LOL! Awesome job TFS

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  31. What a warm and homey feel your album has!

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  32. Great mini and the papers that you used. Like the look of the mini.

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  33. Love the papers, layers and pockets in your lovely album.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  34. I am IN LOVE with this album!!!! You've done an AMAZING job with this!!! So nicely done!!!!
    Thanks soooo much for sharing :-)

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  35. Love the color scheme--reminds me of gingerbread!

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  36. I love the burlap detail. Thanks 4 sharing

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  37. Hey...I like the brown/burlap Christmas look - that's refreshing! Thanks.

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  38. Darling project...LOVE your work! This stack is fabulous!

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  39. What a great project. All those little embellies make it shine

    Maureen

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  40. Love all the pockets! Just loved it period.

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  41. Your album is amazing I love that it's ready for pictures! Your tips are great but I love the one about using Washi tape on the Clearsnaps acrylic. A great idea to cover the back side of acrylic. Your choice of DCWV papers is so sweet and I like that you added your own envelopes for added space.

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  42. Adorable mini-album. The paper gives it such a lovely olde fashioned look.

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  43. You gotta love a prepared album; and yours is magical. Thanks for the tip of using clear washi. How is it I didn't even know it existed? And now I must add to my supplies. :-)

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  44. What a beautiful album, thanks for all the tips.

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  45. Love how you used washi and burlap. Great album!

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  46. This album definitely caught my eye! ♥♥♥

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  47. Love your album! All that wood really gives it a classic warm feeling. Thanks for all the wonderful tips you gave too.

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  48. Thanks for the tips. Love the areas that have been left clear. Lovely project

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  49. This is gorgeous! I love the papers and all the details you have added. Thanks for the tips, too.

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  50. Your album is so pretty. Love the pages with the envelopes for cards, etc. I need to make one like that for my greeting cards - rather than throwing them in a box for storage each year. thanks for sharing.

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  51. Love the rustic/ old fashioned look of your album.

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  52. Love the homey, rustic look to these colors!! Lovely mini!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  53. What a pretty album! I love the warm colors and all of the layering. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. I love clear albums too! I love the rich brown hues and thanks for the tip about using washi on double sided papers.

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  55. Great idea to have the album ready, and just have to add pics, especially if you print your pics at home. Then you can update it every night or morning.

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  56. What a great minialbum Karla! Love the rustic/vintage look! TFS
    have a wonderful day!
    Liz O.
    unikebyyes{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  57. Love all your tips and your beautiful album!

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  58. Love your album, thanks for sharing!

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