Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Good Life Carousel Shadow Box Pop Up Mini Album

EDITED ON 25 JULY 2011: Ok I have had multiple requests literally everywhere for a tutorial of this album. Well... I don't think a "tutorial" is necessary, since each and everyone of you have your own style on how to doll up an album. BUT... I've made a template for the base of this album and it is available for DOWNLOAD HERE. Just input your email and a link for the PDF download will be sent to your mailbox. Hope that helps! Also, a shout out to Merdrey for the inspiration on the carousel roof! :)

Please note however, that the template is for personal use only. Strictly not for sale and please do not re-upload it anywhere else for others to download it. If anyone wants it, please direct them to my blog to download it. Thank you and have fun! :)

Ok I'm done with the 2-part mini album swap that I hosted and here's what I came up with for my swap partner! It's a carousel-style shadowbox album!
And why do I call it a carousel album? well here's why! it opens up into a "carousel", complete with "roof" and multi-layer "shadow box" like pages! See see! Each page has 3 layers, one inch apart, and photos can be placed at of the layers to create a multi-dimensional look.

As you can see, each page has LOADS of embellishments... which is the whole point of why I designed the album as such. Well, I told the ladies to send enough embellishment to cover one 6x6 page (2 sides), but I think each sent enough to make HALF AN ALBUM! So I had to design something that allows me to expend as much embellishments as I can, yet still allow space for photos and journalling...

Well.. I love photos... And I suck at making videos honestly... But I think a video "tour" can better give a feel of the album so here's one!

A couple more photos... Hope ya like it!


  1. Okay, so I left you a comment on you tube also, this thing is phenomenal! I love, love, love embellishments so I would live to make one of these, can you share how?
    Thanks, :)
    (found you on little scrap of heaven)

  2. OMG!!!! This is soooooo stunning Xylvie. I looked at this on you tube the other day thinking what a masterpiece this is, and have only now noticed on your blog that this is the two-part mini!!!! Holy Cow girl!!!! This is just ______????________, there are no words. I'm speechless!!

  3. Hi Adrienne, I have just posted a download link for a template to make this mini. The link is right at the top of this blog post. Hope that helps! :)

    Thanks a lot Tash! Hope you are having as much fun!

  4. I just joined mini albums scraps & came to your blog from there, I love your work,it is definitely an inspiration.
    I tried the download button for your beautiful carousel shadow box pdf but it says the file is not found so does that mean that I am too late to get it.
    I would love to sign up to become a follower as well but I cant seem to do that either, I will definitely be popping back here on a regular basis, thanks for sharing

  5. Hi Sylvia,

    thanks for dropping by :)

    I've reuploaded the template and it is available here!187#

    let me know if this link works alright?