I made 4 of these for my Roommates and Upline who went to Convention (well…one for me, of course!). The base of the Acrylic Album is made from Stampin’ Up!’s Thick Window Sheets! These are AWESOME! I used one whole sheet for each mini album, cut to four 6×6 double sided pages. They are very easy to cut on a larger cutter like Stampin’ Up!’s Tabletop Cutter. However, I did have to use a heavy duty corner rounder because it is too heavy for Stampin’ Up!’s punch.
This is the front. The Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper is used throught and on this page is actually on the inside and secured with Mini Glue Dots in the corners. I added the large Flower Layers Bigz Diecuts to the front with dimensionals, the leaves were cut with the Build A Flower die. It is held together with the Summer Sun Corduroy Brad. I ran all the flower layers and leaves thru the Big Shot again with the Finial Press Embossing Folder to give them some texture. I also copied the Inspire, Create, Share logo and placed on the front so they can use this for their Convention pictures.
The first two pages. You can see the reverse of the pattern from the front. I added Cherry Blossom Embosslit diecut with a mini brad and some 5/8 Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon, along with the edge of the Top Note die that looks like a bracket! I also used Razzle Dazzle stamp set in Whisper White Craft ink on Crushed Curry cardstock.
The next two pages, on the left is a pocket opening made from the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper for a pull out that will hold a couple more pictures or journaling. I used another Cherry Blossom diecut and punched the leaves with the 5 petal punch. On the right I used the Razzle Dazzle stamp again with Whisper White Craft ink on the Rich Razzleberry cardstock…layered onto another square of Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper.
Next two pages. on the left is a long piece of Melon Mambo cardstock folded in half with Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper and Polka Dot ribbon accents. You can flip it up and add more pictures inside. I also used the Butterfly Punch for an accent. On the left is more Crushed Curry cardstock with a Cherry Blossom and Polka Dot ribbon.
Finally, the back has more Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper visible. It is actually secured on the inside with Mini glue dots in the corners. This was my prototype, but on the ones I made for the girls, I stamped the Razzle Dazzle stamp image with White Stazon randomly over the back. I also used a sponge and White Stazon around all the edges of the album to soften the look. Finally, I used my Crop A Dile to punch holes in each of the pages and added binder rings, accented with Polka Dot ribbons tied to them.
These were LOTS of fun to make and I’m sure they appreciated the acrylic album! I love to make mini albums for my roommate gifts…then they can add their own pictures. Now I need to get some pictures in mine!
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Liz Shultz says
Connie, this mini album is fabulous! I love it! As always, I am so inspired by your work!
Lorraine Castellon-Rowe says
Connie…this is absolutely awesome!! What a great idea!!