Sunday, June 28, 2015

Perfect Pear Anniversary Card Album

Here is  super simple idea for an anniversary (or birthday or mother's day etc.) card using an inexpensive mini album often found in a craft store clearance bin. The album has a dark green cloth cover and a plastic protective cover that can be easily removed and replaced. I found some travel printed card stock and adhered it to the album front with Merikan tape (from Ben Franklin Crafts), leaving the right edge of the smaller piece untaped.  Next, I stamped, colored (with Copic pens) and fussy cut the pear with words, cactus, and clay pot.  All three pieces were positioned with foam dots.
To show you the versatility of having a pocket in the album cover, I placed my used Chew show tickets in it.  (Yes, we attended a taping in N.Y. and I was even introduced on the show for an idea I submitted, plus we won two $75 Target gift cards....woot woot!) I actually plan to put some of our plane tickets in the pocket or perhaps a photo of us...not one of our goofy selfies!  Within the album I am going to put the assorted selfies and food photos we have taken while traveling.  I think it is hilarious to see them all together and eating is almost the only time we remember to take out our camera or cell phone and snap a moment of our lives.
The cactus and pot are from the Hero Arts stamp set I featured in my last post.  While trying to come up with a different anniversary card I was struck by the funny bug and 'paired' together the pear image with the cactus pear image.  I admit it; I am the prickly pear cactus and my husband is 'usually' the sweet pear!  I hope that this post has given you an idea of how you can make an album card too.  It's a good way to send a greeting and collect together favorite photos and memorabilia. Happy Album/Card Crafting !


Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

You have such a vivid imagination and think outside the box. Love your cactus/pear card. Congrats on your idea that got you on the show (what show was that?) and winning 2 Target gift cards. How exciting.

Annette Allen said...

You go girl.. way to be creative.. this is such a fun idea.. well done

Leanne said...

Hi Lynn!!
I agree with Karen, love how you go outside the box each year for your anniversary projects. This is very fun and a great idea to share those special memories and keepsakes with others. Congrats on your idea for The Chew. What episode/when did it air.