Wedding Card Book

Before I get started on this post, I want to point you in the direction of my follower/birthday giveaway going on for the next few days.  Just click this link:  Birthday Giveaway
It has a really low number of entries...which kind of bums me out because, I mean, it's my way of thanking all of you fabulous followers for being here with me and yet no one seems to want to enter...anyhow, go over and enter now!

Onto my project today.  I needed to work on something other than cards this week.  Inspiration was lacking a bit on that front and I had started this project awhile ago and then let it sit.  So I decided to tackle it outright this week and officially finish it.  And I'm so glad I did because I'm so proud of how it turned out!

It's kind of been all over Pinterest lately to take all of your wedding cards and put them together in a book.  Since all of ours were just sitting in a large shoe box, I figured I would give this a go.  And with our 10 year coming up in just a few weeks, I thought it was the perfect time to get it done.
See!!  It's gorgeous!  I did my best to match my handmade flowers to the ones that were in my bouquet.  It sort of worked, but isn't quite exact...but I love them anyways.  I used a few of the card stock scraps that I have had for...yes...10 years...and made them into flowers, cutting them out with my Silhouette.  That's the downside of being a crafter for so long...I never let things go :)  But I always knew that I would want to use those scraps from our wedding on something wedding related...and I was right!  So I'm glad I kept them.
I used a piece of my grandma's lace under the image and for the large bow.  It just seems to match so perfectly with everything.  I also wanted to add pearls to the whole thing, but didn't have enough flat backs.  So I cut some pieces of wire and pulled out my beads and began making little pearl swirls with those.  They aren't exactly perfect but I'm happy with how they turned out and the way they add so much elegance to the whole thing.
I printed off the heart border from the Tiddly Inks Heartfelt Love digi set and lightly colored them in.  Then sprayed them with a silver shimmer mist and cut them all out so that the hearts would look like they were hanging from the photo.

The last thing I added was the little tag on the side of the picture with our names and wedding date, cut from a Spellbinders die.  This is one of my favorite pictures from our wedding.  We went out to the Gerber mansion after our wedding to take a few pics and this is the one we sent with our thank yous.  Can hardly believe it's almost been 10 years...and I still love Matthew more than anything <3
I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
    Charisma Cardz #29-Make Your Own Embellishments
    Crafts 4 Eternity #134-Anything Goes
    Incy Wincy Designs-Read All About It  (Please let me know if this doesn't qualify in the "book" theme)
    The Paper Shelter #122-Anything Goes
    Pattie's Creations #72-Recipe  (Flowers, Pearls, Ribbon)
    There She Goes #217-Sketch
    Whoopsi Daisy-2 or More Die Cuts

Thanks for stopping by!! <3

9 comments:

  1. So beautiful, a wonderful keepsake, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week, xxx

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  2. So beautiful. no wonder you are pleased with it, it is stunning.
    Thanks for joining in our recipe challenge over at Pattie's Creations Challenge Blog
    Hugs
    Kelly
    DT
    xxx

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  3. Great creation! Thanks for playing at Charisma! xxx

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  4. Wow - this is gorgeous! Your book is coming out so well and this page is so lovely! Great picture, super bg, special lace, pretty flowers, and super use of digi images. Thanks so much for joining us in the Pattie's Creations Challenge! Hugz, Nancy (DT)

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  5. Beautiful book, great handmade flower embellies they match so well!. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

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  6. This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Hugs
    Pattie ♥
    Artist
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

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  7. Gorgeous book, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity. hugs x

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  8. gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in at Charisma this week! Gem :)

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