This Scrapbook Album Was Designed and Photographed by Cathy Schellenberg.
- Acrylic Crown Album: Clear Scraps
- Jewels: Glitz Designs in Frosting: dark pink and Frosting: clear
- Chipboard alphabets: Scrapworks Alpha Shimmer Shapes; (You can also click here to compare prices on ebay) Plus Queen & Co. Fontastic chipboard letters (You can click here to check availablility on ebay too)
- Chipboard Crown:
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- Glitter: Ranger Stickles (Frosted Lace)
- Paint: White Acrylic Paint – Heidi Swapp
- Rub-ons: Making Memories Card Sayings rub-ons
- Mini-marks: Ricky Sidekicks; American Crafts Mini-marks Accessories in white. If you can’t find the same exact ones, you can also check here for lots more similar MiniMarks.)
- DCWV Rub-on stitching
- Stickers: SEI (Sweetie); Me & My Big Ideas (Happy Birthday Sayings)
- Flowers: Queen & Co.; Bazzill Blossoms; and Heidi Swapp
- Zip Dry Paper Glue
Gather together multiple pictures of your princess (doesn’t necessarily have to be at a birthday party like mine – could easily just be her, being her-princessy self at home). Gather together lots of bling, flowers, glittery embellishments, and also a few coordinating rub-ons & sticker tabs. Grab your Clear Scraps acrylic Crown-shaped album and have a seat.
Using a pin, or small pointed stick (a rub-on tool), apply dots of a really good liquid adhesive (I used ZipDry) around the perimeter of the crown points. Before the adhesive dries, apply small jewels with tweezers and larger jewels in the circles at the tops of the crown points.
Spell out Princess with glittery chipboard letters across the front of your album. I ran out of letters in the Scrapworks Font, so I altered a few Queen & Co. chipboard letters with white paint and Frosted Lace Stickles to make them match. I added “Happy Birthday” with rub-ons to my album front as well because this was an album about my DD’s Princess-themed Birthday.
Apply a chipboard crown over some of the letters. If it’s not glittery to begin with (mine was), add Stickles here too and jewels at the top to mirror the crown album itself.
Place a feature picture of your princess in the middle of page 2 so that her face is above the level of the chipboard title on the cover (You want to be able to see her through the cover). Don’t worry about cutting the picture to the shape of the crown. The jewels you added to the front cover will keep the shape of the crown obvious even if you have pictures and embellishments sticking out here and there.
On top of this first picture, layer stickers, flowers and rub-ons. I chose a layered pink flower for the top of the picture, happy birthday stickers and some number rub-ons that run across the bottom of the page with a pink heart rub-on underneath the #4 so that it would stand out and draw attention to the fact that it was her 4th birthday.
Also, add a sticker tab to this page (to help turn the pages) and a rub-on flower detail to the circles at the top of the crown.
Page 3 & 4
Here you have room for a few more pictures of your princess. Put one on the far left side of the page,
and the next one (on the next page) on the far right.
In this way, your pictures show through the pages in front of them and this adds to the layered effect achieved only by see-through acrylic albums. Continue as before, adding stickers, rub-ons, flowers and jewels to the pictures, the acrylic frames around them and the crown points.
On page 3, I added rub-on stitching to my crown points:
On page 4, I added Stickles, just to the circles at the tops of the points:
Don’t be afraid to let your embellishments hang off the sides or the top of your album. Part of the fun of acrylic mini-albums is seeing all the crazy layers peeking through and over the top. Remember: If you keep the bottom clear from sticking out embellishments, your album will sit nicely in a plate stand or on it’s own on your table top.