Monday, July 21, 2008

My First Acrylic Album



Whewwwww.....I actually completed this thing....And it was no easy task......I started this Acrylic Album a couple of weeks ago....Making the album was soooo easy.....(See instructions below), Decorating it????? Well...that was a different story. Once I started decorating it, I realized that I had to decorate the back so that it complimented the front and vice versa...(being that the pages are clear..).... Believe me when I say it was not an easy thing to do, but....today...I completed it, with the help of my "Bestest Friend Forever"(BFF), my sweetie of 6 years. He took the pics of me and I took the pics of him that I used for this album.......He also "inspired" me somewhat....I like the final product. This also completes my July challenges.....Yeah....I completed a monthly challenge....

Supplies
sheet of acrylic from Home Depot...(18"x24" sheet - $6.28). I was able to cut 3 albums from each sheet..(4 pages each album).
Metal ruler and Box cutter.

Score acrylic with a box cutter until it can easily pop on the seam.

Sand sides and sand corners round using regular fine sandpaper. ( It smooths very easily)

Punch holes with Cropadile Big Bite.

Scrapbooking Embellishments
Binder Rings

35 comments:

Teese's Scraps said...

what an amazing album. i love what u did with it. i havent tried an acrylic album yet. too intimidated. yours is fabulas

Susie said...

This is a great album. Acrylic albums are so much fun to do.

Dawn Anoweck said...

That is great. I haven't tried one yet but I think i might have too.

Michelle Merkel said...

That is cool! I have never done a acrylic album. Looks fun. It is sooo pretty.

Dawn said...

I have not been brave enough to try one of these yet but I love yours!

Dawn

AmyC said...

Cute album!! I have one of these that I need to do, but feel a little intimidated by it....I like how you did yours.

Kimberly said...

This Stationary Card Set is very cute. I love it. It would make a great gift for anyone. Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Looks really complicated! Lots of preplanning needed I suspect. I love the rickrac frame you used and the clock embellishment. Everything pops out at you. Thanks for sharing your blog!

(CraftyKaren at cricut.com/mb

Lanita M said...

I love your album! I bought the supplies but haven't had the chance to start one. TFS!!!

Lucenda said...

nice album

Melissa said...

I've been wanting to try one of these! Your's turned out fantastic!

MelissaAllore

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! I have an acrylic album my husband made me from some leftover acrylic that he had. I'm glad to hear the edges smooth easily with sandpaper.
Great inspiration! I'm going to get mine started.
Betsy

2mnykids said...

Awesome, I never would have thought to do that. Yours turned out great.

Tara said...

I love that!!! great job, I may have to give that a try :)

Tara~mommyof2girls from the CB

Edee said...

very cute, I have never done one of these, I will definately have to look into it. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The album is great! I haven't tried that yet.
SJh20ski (cricut mb)

KatrinaLee said...

I love this! I've been wanting to do an acrylic album - now I'm inspired!

rchelle58 said...

Awesome album!!!! I haven't done anything like that yet.

Carol (piapie0206) said...

The album came out so nice. I love all the pink flowers.

KraftyKim said...

Sweet! This will be the 1st thing I make if I win your blog candy.

KimGourley

Maria said...

I love your album it turned out great!!! I've been wanting to make one, but I wouldn't know where to start. TFS

-Maria

Gin said...

I am just loving that acrylic album. One day I'll get brave and try my hand at making one. Good Job.

Gin

CakeJunkie said...

I have thought it looked hard to decorate an acrylic album. It is so much easier when you have another big sheet of 12 x 12 covering the back of something so you don't have to worry about hiding anything...and how it will look on the other side. You did a wonderful job.

CakeJunkie said...

Oh, and thanks for the tips on how to make an album from Home Depot materials. I was wondering if you could get something from there to make your own acrylic blocks for stamping as well...have you done that yet?

Dream of Scrappin' said...

Dee this album is the best! I love it!

ToBusyScrapping said...

Love your album. Haven't tried one of these yet. This may be my next challenge! It's so pretty. Leanne

jennie said...

what a great album, i havent gotten the nerve to do one yet. thanks for sharing yours.
jennie
cambogroup@hotmail.com

charityscrappers said...

I Love making these...but I also love puzzles, lol. You did a great job!

Sarah Murphy (Katara from cricut MB) said...

I love your acrylic album! Now, I want to do one! = )

beadiful.dreamer said...

You did a great job on the acrylic album...I've not tried one yet...they look too hard!

Seisa from the Cricut mb

Kazz said...

WOW Fabulous! Clearly beautiful. I have done an acrylic card and that was hard enough to match front and back on this is amazing.

CakeJunkie said...

Ms Dee - once again I have been inspired by you. I knew I didn't want to try an acrylic album at the price they are selling for, but with your idea to get a sheet from Home Depot, I had to try it. Unfortunately, they were $7 something at the Home Depot I went to (as opposed to your $6 something)...but I think I can manage. Any special hints on the cutting/sanding process? Do you remember what grit sandpaper you used?

Thanks so much for the inspiration. I am excited to try it out!

Diane said...

This is amazing. I didn't read and first thought it was just transparent paper. Now it's wow, so much work had to have been put into it. I like the idea, scared of my clumsy butt dropping it on myself lol

AShu93 said...

Really nice! I'm intimidated by the acrylic albums but you've given me some inspiration.

CakeJunkie said...

Wow, wow, wow! I tried cutting a sheet of acrylic tonight with a ruler and box cutter and did not have any success. You must be one buff woman! I even using a Dremel (but it just melted the acrylic...whoops!) Anyway, you are amazing. I don't know what to do besides find someone who I can pay to cut it. Did you just use a regular box cutter or a glass cutter? How many times did you have to score that puppy to get it to pop? I bought the thinnest acrylic they had at Home Depot and apparently I need some help!

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