Sunday, May 8, 2011

Shower Gift & Card


One of my favorite cousins is getting married this summer, and I made this little combo for her shower gift. I wanted to make a little mini book where she could showcase some of the amazing engagement photos they took. I did something similar for another cousin, and she really liked it. Check it out:

{CARD}
I made this card out of scraps I had left over and one of my 3 new Lawn Fawm stamps. I love LOVE this set and I will be using it for all my wedding/shower/baby cards in the near future...you have been warned.







supplies: stamps: Lawn Fawn and Studio Calico, cardstock: Bazzill, ink: Staz On, white pen: Sharpie paint pen




First, let me say that her wedding colors are more of a colbalt blue, but I love this teal and white combo. I actually picked it because of the dress she was wearing in her photos. Yes, I am sneaky....


I stamped, colored in, and cut out the wedding dress. I really wanted to stamp the sentiment in one of these banners, but it wouldn't fit, so I made a fake banner.


A little close up that shows off the background. I stamped this doily stamp set in Versamark on Vanilla cardstock, then clear embossed. I love the way it turned out, I think it is a really fun, but elegent look. A little machine stitching finishes it all.






{MINI BOOK}


I'll link up to as many supplies as possible, but this is really just a bunch of scraps, cardstock and random buts from my stash. I tried to keep the color scheme simple: teal, grey, white, with a few touches of pink. And, it is worth mentioning that I love my Bind It All. I put everything thru her-plastic sleeves, cardstock, acrylic. And she put them together nice and neat. Any questions about what I used or how I used it, just leave it in the comments!







front cover









inside page=patterned paper, clear photo sleeve, pocket made from cardstock









view of the pocket and the flip side of the clear sleeve

















inside pages and envelope









those flowers are awesome! They are so fancy and look handmade...but I bought them!










back cover. Stamped the same doily stamp and clear embossed.



I hope this has given you some fun ideas for ways to use up scraps and make a really unique gift. Something like this would be great for brides, new moms, graduates, someone going on a special trip. I have made books like this for each of these occasions, and they have been a big hit!




Well, I have to get back to work, but I hope you have a fantastic day!




Later,
Michelle

supplies for mini book: stamps: Studio Calico, patterned paper: Basic Grey, letter sticker: American Crafts, envelopes: My Big Idea, flowers: , movie quote blocks: mylivingroomfloor (Etsy seller), sticker: Pink Paislee, binding tool: Zutter






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