I decided to put all of my layouts into new albums. This means a major overhaul, but I’m doing it for the following reasons:
1. I want to switch to D-Ring albums from Post Bound
2. I want all the albums to match when lined up on a shelf (right now I have red, green, and blue)
My inspiration: Ali Edwards
I settled on black for all the new albums and these are the specific albums I purchased:
I bought them on sale at Joann online, but they have them at many other scrapbooking sites. I chose these albums because they all have the matching black binders, but I can decorate each album cover according to what’s inside.
Here is my first decorated album cover:
Details: First, I custom mixed paint to match. Then I painted the front and back cover solid green (after I finished my design I realized I could have painted just the edges… maybe next time). I attached the papers from the base up using mod podge matte finish. This was to avoid getting an bubbles between the layers of paper. I just used my Xyron sticker maker to attach the letters. Then I mod podged over the entire album to create a protective coat.