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 !