Thursday, February 19, 2009

my first acrylic album!!!!

well it took me long enough to try one! altho this one is so small it is really easy!

i won this little acrylic cupcake album in the clear scraps class i took at CHA. there are lots of shapes an of course i immediately wanted to go order 5 more!

i started by putting the "icing" portion of each page through cuttlebug embossing folders. next i got out some black cherry staz on and LIGHTLY inked up my faom ink blending tool and brushedd it over the embossed portions to make them stand out.

next i cut some patterned paper (printed on both sides) close to the size of the bottom portion. i spread a thin layer of glossy accents on the acrylic and then laid the paper over it. i moved the paper a bit to spread it around and pressed the air bubbles out. it dries super fast. then i took a sanding block and just sanded around the edges and my excess paper came right off - easier & quicker than tracing and cutting - great for chipboard shapes too!

i edged the bottom portion with more staz on. next i outlined the "icing" part with fruit punch stickles on the same side as i put the paper and the embossing. i only had to decorate one side since it all shows through!

lastly i cut some small mats with my nesties and put one on each side of each page and accented with mini primas.

here are the close ups of each page - i do not know why the last one is sideways - it is not sideways on my computer.........

i am going to send this to my friend Liz - we were at her daughter's bday party this weekend.

so what do ya think??????????


  1. this is very nice love the cupcake

  2. What a fabulous job!! Love it!

  3. I love it Marti! The cupcakes are soo cute, and great tip on the sanding block for excess paper.

  4. Extremely cute. Acrylic always intimidates me but you made it look easy. Cool.

  5. How stinkin cute! I adore this and never would have thought about doing something like this. What a great idea and I love all the colors and things you added to the inside.

  6. You are a gal on a crafting mission awesome and very unique!!! Where can I get a sanding block???
    Hearts and Hugs

  7. This is adorable, great job!!
    I still want to do my first, this
    is encouragement!!

  8. So cute, I love it! Love the edges of the album---looks so sugary! Much better than that "class" one at CHA, LOL!!


  9. Awesome! I want to try acrylic now.

  10. *SQUEALS* Looks good enough to eat, but it's TOO cute to eat!!!!!

    Yes, definitely MUCH better than our "other" acrylic album class. Maybe you should send this to them and show them what REALY cute albums look like! LOL

    Great job! You're inspiring me to get mine out!

  11. Hi Marti! Always nice to meet another Northern Virginian! Hope you meeting with Angela goes well tomorrow!

    PS. Love the album! Too cute!

  12. How did you cut the acrylic? I would love to make one of these, please let me know how this is done.