I have been thinking about different acrylic stands available at Michaels for a long time. Originally I wanted to make a mini recipe book with the 4 x 6" stands but feared that the sturdiness of them wouldn't be able to handle the weight of the paper and binder rings - I kept picturing them toppling over.
Several months ago when I was standing in front of the Acrylic Basics section in Michaels Framing departments it hit. Flip the frame down and use Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ring Binders.
I drilled holes in the centre of the acrylic to line up with the Binder Rings. I placed a block of wood behind the acrylic to stabilize it and keep it from cracking. The binders stay in place with brads that come with them. Before pushing the brads through, I inserted a polkadot piece of recollections paper. Once the brads were in place I had a cute little mini album that won't topple over.
I cut several tabbed and pocket pages to create my Shabby Mini Album. I added some small watercolours and Project Life cards.
8 x 10 Acrylic Basics from Michaels
Tim Holtz Ring Binder (2 per pkg)
American Crafts Crate Paper Stack
Recollections polkadot paper
Heidi Swapp Project Life cards - Foil Kit
Drill & a block of wood.