I’ve been really excited to share this photo album I made for my daughter who recently gave birth to the most beautiful little baby girl ~ Quinn (a/k/a Quinney poo)!
It’s not a normal album either ~ each page has a mini hidden slide-out photo page. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for an album keepsake for the whole family. (Please keep in mind, I’m a card girl (My Cardz) and this is my FIRST attempt at scrapbooking! Although, I do think I have discovered a NEW hobby!!)
Here’s how the “hidden” photo is revealed . . . (it slides out!)
And a closeup view . . .
Pretty cool, huh? These are photos of my VERY pregnant daughter from just a few weeks ago!
In trying to not overwhelm you, I won’t show each and every photo from the album, since there are a total of six pages, PLUS six hidden photos. I did, however, put together a wee-little slide show of the entire album which can be found at the end of this post! Yep, just a proud grandma!
I have a few photos to show you how super easy it is to put together. This is what you will receive in your package . . .
It may look confusing at first, but believe me ~ if I can do it — anyone can! Your first step is to take one of the black chipboard spacers and a black chipboard circle . . .
and glue them together . . . always being sure to line up the punched holes.
You then peel off the blue protective film from one of the clear pull outs . . .
and glue two black chipboard pull tabs to the front and back of the square end. (I’ve left the film on so you could see it a little easier in this photo.)
Lay this tabbed insert inside your glued circle as shown below . . .
and glue a second chipboard circle on top ~ always being sure to line up the punched holes.
That’s it! (Of course, you have two more to put together.) The album pages measure 8 1/2 inches, so I cut out all of my papers/cardstock . . .
and used one of the chipboard pull tabs as a guide to cut this section to adhere to the album.
Since I was using double-sided papers, I marked the back of each piece so I would know which side I had planned to use.
And now the REAL fun begins! Adding your photos and embellishments. I decided to cover the clear plastic pull outs with DP also, which was not necessary – if you decide to do this, one little suggestion I have to make your life a little easier, cut and measure these BEFORE you glue your album together! Live and learn! If you do purchase one and run into ANY problems, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll try to help.
I highly recommend this awesome album kit if you’re looking for a unique gift for someone special! You can find the album HERE. AND, as always, if you use code SAVE10MARY, you’ll receive 10% off of your entire purchase from I Brake For Stamps!
As promised, here’s proud grandma’s slide show of the entire Circle Slide Album for my daughter . . . (just hit the X to close the little propaganda on the bottom of the slide show — sorry, I couldn’t remove it!! ugh!)
So, after all that I FINALLY have a WINNER for my 2-year Blogoversary blog candy!!
Drumroll please . . .
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LUCKY NO. 7!! PATTI J. of CHERISH EACH PRECIOUS DAY
Here’s Patti’s so very kind comment:
“How funny! When I saw your candy, I was excited, but when I read that the card came with the gift, I was ecstatic!!! Congrats, Mary, on your two years! I read your blog every single day, and certainly admire your talents. I look forward to seeing your name pop up in my email! Odd though – I always get me email alerts a full day late! lol… Again, congrats, and I adore this beautiful card!Hugs! I’m off to add your candy to my blog!”
YAY!! Congrats Patti! (Please be sure to send me your address so I can get the card to you and, of course, your email address for the $50.00 Gift Certificate to 7KCF!) [Eeeek, I’m gonna have to check into WHY you’re getting your emails so late!!]
Thank you ALL for your SOOO VERY WONDERFUL comments, they have meant the world to me! I appreciate each and every one of you and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your very kind words and frequent visits to my blog!
Just a quick reminder about tomorrow! You definitely won’t want to miss the new challenge blog ~ our first prize is a $50.00 Gift Certificate to 7 Kids College Fund!!
But, please note . . . the blog is still under construction and won’t be available until tomorrow..
- Circle Slide Book ~ I Brake For Stamps
- Computer generated sentiments throughout
- Wordart ~ Studio Bethany
- Imaginisce ~ To Love & Cherish
- Tim Holtz ~ Elegant Flourishes Alterations Sizzix Biggz Dies
- Sookwang Double-Stick tape
- Zip Dry Paper glue
- Permanent Mono Adhesive Dots
- Miscellaneous primas
- Spare Parts flower and ribbon brad pulls