The card to match: Stamped message is using Stampin-Up Close to Cocoa ink and the Stampin-Up By Ones & By Two stamp set. Paper is Stampin-Up Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Lighter shade of Brown is from Joann's Fabric Store's pack.
Inside message is a simple Congratulations with the colorful mats like the front. The hand cut lion is from the Best Creations Safari Boy Paper Collection.
The Best Creations Safari Boy paper is so great, I decided to keep the Album case a bit simple. The mats are cut from a Stampin-Up Framelits Label Collection but I did have to hand cut the Bashful Blue mat which is in between the Chocolate Chip and the Best Creations Safari Boy Paper........oh well. It wasn't THAT bad. Then, all three layers are popped with foam squares.
Here is the album and the Case:
The "Xander" is made using SCAL text is Lobster 2 - it is welded to make one continuous image and a shadow in Chocolate Chip was made. The Lion is cut from Best Creations Safari Boy scraps, then popped with a foam square.
On the album cover, the words Memories is an image from the Silhouette on line store. I made an off set shadow at to go with it.
And, of course some great charms (they can be found at your local craft store) to go with this Mini hung using Brown Embroidery Floss. Add a little Glossy Accents on the knot to prevent it from coming loose.
Album inside: There are 10 insert pages with mats in Stampin-Up Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip. Some of the mats have the Best Creations Safari Boy images.
This gift will be sent off to the parents to enjoy.