20th Anniversary Display Album

In my All Things Tim monthly club (Tim Holtz, of course) we will be making a display mini album for our May project. Since my hubby and I are going to be celebrating 20 years of marriage (this Wednesday) I'm going to make my album an anniversary themed one.

The project began with this plain white 6" x 6" Fold-Out Tag & Pocket Album from Pinecone Press.

Utilizing lots of Tim Holtz products, plus papers from Graphic 45 and Simple Stories, I created this album above. (I really need to get InLinkz) From Tim's newest book "A Compendium of Curiosities" Volume II, I employed the Enameled Metals technique (page 56) for my album's cover and the metal numerals.  

The tiny keyhole and key are from Michael's Bead Landing collection. 

This is how the album looks as you first open it. I've created secure pockets by gluing the sides with a clear glue that will dry hard. This way, the big tag can be pulled out easily. 

The album opens up to reveal a center area and another pocket flap on the right. The big tags pull out for photos and journaling. 

I altered the middle section more like an envelope flap (see original plain white album above to compare). 

The envelope flaps open to reveal more spaces to add photos and journaling. I stained and stamped the backs of each of the big tags for more journaling. The idea is for my husband and I to write some nice things to each other on each of the tags. (We'll see if he plays along nicely.)

The album stands up nicely on its own, but I wanted the option to display it closed also, so I added a black chipboard backing and easel. It works great!

Thanks for stopping by today to check things out. Let me know what you think. 

Meanwhile, I hope you have a fabulous day! 


  1. Meant to say...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

  2. This is a wonderful keepsake you have created. Have a happy anniversary!

  3. WOW! That is really lovely. I'm glad I got to see it. happy anniversary!


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