Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Cherished Gift!

This has been a fun project, special request. A friend asked me to make a word book suitable for a wedding gift...and this is what I came up with. She has not seen it yet...do you think she will like it?
The longest page is 12 inches, so had to choose a word that all the letter could be seen when closed. Here is the E page, I think I will do something different with the tag next time, not happy with it. Can you beleive I am already receiving orders for this! Here is the R page front. The background on this page looks really beautiful IRL. I may still add something to the tag to dress it up...but if she comes for it first it will go like this.
My friend has the new BIGZ die scallop circle from stampin up and brought it over for me to try...isn't she a sweety! Thanks Irene. Well, I used a couple to embellish the folloing two pages. I have one on order but mine is not here yet. I know I am gonna get lots of use out of it.

I love how this background turned out as well... Using two coordinating colors for backgrounds really makes a big difference. I highly reccommend you all try it!
This page is simple as well but ellegant. I tried to include a place to journal on each page...

I had so much fun making this book. I made two at the same time. One for my friend and one to keep for future reference to make more.

And the final page...
So do you think she is gonna love this? I think so, I am pleased at how it turned out.
BTW....if you want one, I will make them to sell.
The Recipe:
Paper: Le Jardin DS paper SU, River Rock, Bashful blue, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, So Saffron and Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke, So Saffron
Stamp Sets: Carte Postal, Fresh Cuts, Baroque Motifs, and a few others that I can't remember of the top of my head. I will have to come back and edit when I figure it out..sorry!
Accessories: Punches: 2"circle, 1 3/4" circle SU, Large oval, Wide Oval, small oval, Word window, slot, 1 3/8" circle SU, Photo Coners, Coner Notch.
Also used Narrow Organdy ribbon and assorted grosgrain
The book was bound with my BIA

Thanks for looking and have a great day!


needcom said...

I could not get this item...

Tess said...

Another wonderful project. That's a really nice wedding gift. I like it very much.