I know you have all seen these clear acrylic photo frames:
And just to keep things really easy, I am using SNAP! product. Everything is pre-cut, pre-matched and pre-decorated! Honestly, if you have some photos printed, and a couple of hours, you can throw your own mini-album together.
Supplies needed to make your own acrylic frame mini-album:
- 6×4 Horizontal Acrylic Photo Frame
- 4×6 SNAP! Family Themed Cards
- SNAP! Family Themed Sticker Set
- 1″ Silver Snap Rings
- Crop-A-Dile Hole Punch
- Soldering Iron
- Ribbon (your choice)
SNAP! product comes in several themes. There are Baby SNAP! kits, Love SNAP! kits, Everyday and Family; to name a few. I am using the Family theme, but you could certainly switch the theme very easily.
When you open your package of 4×6 SNAP! cards, you will notice that some of the double-sided cards are printed to run horizontally, and some are printed to run vertically. Choose one card to be your title card.
I used a second 4×6 card, and cut two thin striped strips to decorate the top and bottom of my title card.
Keep in mind that the pages to this mini-album are going to flip upwards.
So you will want to lift the finished page, up, and over- to work on the backside.
Keep working on your pages. Keep in mind, that even if the 4×6 cards are oriented vertically, they can still be used in a horizontal album. Be creative in positioning your photos! Here, I covered up some writing- and left a strip of writing on the side of my photo. This card was meant to be used vertically, but looks great horizontally too!
I tried using a heavy duty hole punch for this, and it cracked the acrylic. The best way to make the holes to attach the album to the frame is by melting the holes using a soldering iron.
Allow your soldering iron to heat up and melt a hole through your acrylic frame at your mark.
The soldering tip should be approximately the same size as a standard hole punch. You will be going through two layers of acrylic. It will smoke. This is okay. Just don’t breathe it.
Select an extra 4×6 card to insert into the frame.