Monday, June 13, 2011

Album Case for my Houston Memory Cards

After having completed my Houston Memory Cards (see this post and this post for an explanation and an example), I decided they needed a special home.  In my stash, I found a Club Scrap kit to make an "album case." I used some Club Scrap Retreat papers and added the tags I made recently and the last bits from my May Counterfeit Kit to complete the album case.  The picture up top is what it looks like closed. 
You open the case like a book, and on the right hand side is a tray, where the album goes.  The album itself is simply a set of 6x6 page protectors held together with large rings.
On the left hand side is a three sided tray which is slightly larger than the tray on the right, so it works like a lid of a box.  I added a tag and journaled about my project on the left.
I really love how it turned out! I'm going to leave it out on my sideboard and hopefully someone will open it up, take a card out of its page protector and read my wisps of memory captured inside.  Thanks again to Sian for the idea!

18 comments:

Amy said...

Rinda this is a fantastic idea and you have put together a wonderful set of cards - I love how the whole project has come together!

scrappyjacky said...

A wonderful way to keep them,Rinda....the whole project has turned out beautifully....and I'm sure visitors will love looking at the cards.

helena said...

I really like the box as an alternative to an attached cover and a lovely way to use fome of your 'scrap' tags

Sian said...

I've never seen an album like this before - it's perfect for this project! I spotted a set of library drawers in a shop window last night, and I'm going to investigate those for some of my cards I think.

S said...

What a great album for your card stories. Great project you have going here.

Margie said...

Very neat! Great idea!

Cheri said...

Beautiful finish to a lovely project Rinda.

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous project, Rinda! Fabulous idea.

laurie said...

what a perfect home for your memory cards! i have never seen an "album case" before.

Irene said...

What a great way to store and share your memories in this project album.

Lisa said...

this is a really lovely idea. I love the whole concept and the pretty tags are a perfect addition. how wonderful to have captured such precious memories in such a great way.

Jimjams said...

Stunning way to keep your cards - lovely colours too!

Tricia said...

This is magnificent! I love the whole idea of this project and yours is just wonderful.

Karen said...

The perfect home for your great project! Have you shared any of it with your extended family yet? I'll bet your siblings would love to see it.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

SUPER cool, Rinda! What a great way to store these little pieces of momentos. And I love that you plan to keep it out for people to see. I have a few of my mini-books sitting around and always love when a visitor in my home picks them up and leafs through them.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Wow! This is soooo awesome! Pat yourself on the back. Love it!!! xoxo

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Great job containing memories and a nice show piece for decor!

Tara O said...

This is FABULOUS! I so absolutely LOVE it.