I used the next to the last page (it measures 8x9) of the 8 inch stadium album. You will see what I did with the rest of the album soon. I marked where I wanted my photo to be and cut the hole at 4.5x6.5. I used my 12x12 rotary cutter for this. I passed it across several times on one side and then flipped it over and made a couple more passes. You can feel it when you break through and will hear a little pop. It makes nice clean cut with no sharp edges. I did mess up in one corner and over cut but I planned to cover it anyway.
I simply covered the sides with ribbon and then ran it across the top and bottom edges of the photo hole as well. Since the ribbon is kinda busy I added a simple clear sticker to the bottom edge. I wanted a rubon but I didn't have one I liked. I like the little bit of clear at the top and bottom.
I added a transparency over the photo so it wouldn't get damaged. For the back I cut a piece of chipboard to make the photo sleeve. I didn't put adhesive on the top edge so it can be changed out if we wish to in the future. I used a scrap of chipboard to make an easel.
I always make an 8x8 album for everyone on my sons team. Well, last year was our first year of sports..lol. I simply make a cover page with the team name and year, and a page for each player and the coach with their name/number/photo. Fast and simple because I use the same basic design on each page. I usually take them somewhere and have them copy and bind them...it isn't super expensive. And I think they will be great to look back on and remember each member of the team. I just use cardstock, pattern paper and a few diecuts so I can add them to his 8x8 book. Two years of t-ball fit nicely in one book and then I will start a new one next year for coach pitch.