Friday, September 12, 2008

~Acrylic Mini album/Card/Book Tutorial~

Since this little Card/mini album/book I made was so popular and I had so many requests for a tutorial I decided to make one!!!

Now I was out of Cherry goodies sooooo this is the album we will be making today!





Are you ready??? OK let's do this!!
You start with one 12X12 sheet of Clear acrylic paper or Hambly. Any design is fine.
You can get about 5 to 6 pages total depending on the size or design


You cut in 4" OR 3" strips once again depending on the size of album/card you want.

Then you start with the smallest size and cut each piece 1" longer than the last.


Here I used my corner rounder to round the edges


I also scalloped the edges with it (see tutorial earlier on my blog)



This is how it will look layered
and not embellished at all.
Base of the Book/card/album.

On the front page I cut use the thinnest strip of paper remembering as I go I will be layering wider strips to see through later. You can see the glue is slightly visible so I always want to have a layer on each side so no glue will ever show.
I put this textured cardstock on the back side.

And a paper lace on the front...no glue shows! but it has a cool layer effect.


This is how the back side looks all ready for embellishments.

If I do use ribbon I try to wrap it completely around.



I have my heart and embellishments ready for adding in the end.


Now on the next page I use a wider sheet of paper and I like it to be decorative because I know the top and bottom will be showing through.


And on the back I used a slightly wider sheet of paper you can pretty much go crazy with whatever style you want.


And obviously on the last page I use the widest paper so it will add the last layer of paper that will be seen on the front of the album/card/book.


These are all the layers before embellishment with just so
you can see it all comes together nicely.


I even added one more layer on the very back for a note of more pictures.
I LOVE double sided paper! They coordinate well and looks so cool!


Now you hold firmly all the layers and use your handy dandy Crop a Dile OR hole punch and make 2 OR THREE holes for the ribbon! And lace that baby up!

You thread the ribbon and Wallah!!
Play with your embellishments and have FUN!

30 comments:

KarenB said...

Great tutorial!!! Love both of the mini albums!!! TFS

Deb said...

This is so adorable!! Thanks for sharing the instructions!

Carol A. said...

Great tutorial Cristal....love the mini album!

Taryn said...

What a super tutorial! I've been too afraid to try a clear album, but this helps me feel better about it! I want to go out and get some supplies now! :) Thanks for taking the time to share this!

Angie said...

That is so cute, awesome tutorial. Thanks girl!

michelle said...

Thanks a lot pinky just what I needed!

Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous album and wonderful tutorial!!

Greta Adams said...

love it girl!! you did a fabulous job :)

Georgina said...

oh thank you Cristal!! great tutorial girl..I LOVE this mini album! so cute!

Tona said...

Thanks for the tutorial. You're the best!

pink4u said...

Love your mini book..thanks so much for sharing...Going to have to try that this weekend!..and your Blog is
Awesome!!!
Thanks!!
Joanie


PS...OMG...your hair is soooo cute!!I Love the color and it looks great on you!!! :)

{raisingAlexis} said...

wow, I love this, Pinky!

Big Cute Beach Girl said...

can I just buy the one you made? that would be a whole lot simplier...

jerseytjej said...

That is so sweet, and thanks for the heads up on the Hambly sale!

Jenn said...

HOw cool that you used the corner rounder to do the scallops, great tutorial !!

Sassy Sasha said...

LOVED IT ALL ....

Chris said...

awesome tutorial!!!!!!!! thank you for sharing!!!

Amy said...

Awesome tutorial and Im loving the music!!!!

scraphag said...

omg.....the tutorial is easy enpigh for a scrap_hag to do it.....I am going to PM you.....got some stuff to say (all positive chicki-foo-fa-lah)......thats is just great!!!

Terri said...

Thanks for the tutorial!!! LOVE your album & really appreciate you taking the time to explain how you created it!!

Bree/Reilly said...

That is a wonderful book Cristal and a great tutorial. I love all your designs and the transparencies you have been going are wonderful.

scrapbook heaven said...

That is fantastic! You have been a busy girl lately!! TFS!!!

maddy hill said...

Love the album , love the colours Pinky !

thanks for the visit too x

jan williams said...

This freakin' ROCKS!!!!!

CherrieScraps said...

I don't know how you do this??? You had Never made a mini album before - ever . Than you go and make the most adorable acrylic album and create a wonderful tutorial on your second attempt. Girl you just have a natural born talent for this stuff - you Rock!!

noelmignon said...

this turned out amazing!! great tutorial!

Megan said...

WICKED book.

love it and am going to have to try it.

thanks for sharing.

Megan said...

WICKED book.

love it and am going to have to try it.

thanks for sharing.

Jenny B in Indy said...

Love it, Pink!

ccoriginal said...

THANK YOU FOR SHARING. WHERE DO YOU GET THE CLEAR SHEETS TO MAKE THIS? I LOVE IT.