The Acrylic Mini-Album workshop I went to used combo acrylic & chipboard pgs. The LSS owner who did WS said it doesn't make sense to cover acrylic pg up totally w/ paper/pics. I saw her point. Also, CB keeps costs down when use/cut your own. The acrylic pgs have mostly rub-ons, cute frames (that frame pic on next & before acrylic pg) & back to back (like buttons) or see from both sides type bellies.
I highly recommend doing one--THEY ARE SOOOOOO MUCH FUN TO DO!! If doing for a present, can make a CB pocket pg to hold CD of songs.