Want some Romantic Ideas for a chipboard scrapbook album?
"I love you - those three words have my life in them."
~ by Alexandrea to Nicholas III
Are you looking for something to make for your special someone this Valentine's Day? Is there a special anniversary you would like to commemorate? Do you just want to tell someone you love them? This idea is one I used to celebrate Valentine's day with my hubby. It is a special day for us because that was the first day we ever went out together. Your special day may be another time of the year, of course, but this idea will work for any date.
I found a chipboard tag album that I could add to or remove pages from. It was held together with a bookbinding ring and was in its 'raw' state, ready for me to decorate as I wanted. You can probably find one of these in a craft store near you, or online. They come in lots of different shapes as well. Or use an Art Journal like the one in the Stampin' Up! catalogue (click on the catalogue link in the right column to shop) and just add to the pages as the events you want to remember unfold.
Then I thought about a photo my hubby and I had taken when we were holidaying at a special spot for us, where we had had lots of fun. I used that as my main front page. Then I made up the words that I put on the album cover with a view to making my sweetie laugh. Making each other laugh is something that keeps the romance alive for us!
I added paper, velvet lettering, ribbon, and a thin metal key. You can see that I wound up with quite a colourful page for the album. And yes, he did laugh! Lol!
Inside the album, I placed more photos and some hidden tags that listed five things I love about my man. The words on the tags are a little private, naturally, so I haven't put any of the tags up to show you. I hope you understand. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see a sneak peak of the pages though.
So that's one of my romantic ideas. You could customise a similar album to suit your own relationship and any special occasions.
The beauty of this chipboard album is that I can now add a page for each Valentine's Day, for each anniversary or special holiday we take. I can easily add more pages, tickets, souvenirs from restaurants or motels, maps and small pieces of ephemera as well, as the album will take pages that are not smooth and flat. It should last us a few years before the ring can't take any more pages, then I will start another one.
I really like that this has become a special album I can add to each year.
I hope this gives you some romantic ideas for how to make some special chipboard albums of your own.
Remember you can always include a handmade Valentines Day card as part of your gift or series of surprises for your sweetie.
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