Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Beyond the Page Wedding Gift

Hello everyone. Hope everyone has been keeping well the past few days.
I did promise a card earlier, but I thought I'd share something else instead first... because it's even better! LOL
I've a friend getting married next week and I've been struggling to find the wedding gift for the couple. They've decided to move to Australia so I didn't want to give them anything too big or extravagant (not that I can afford one anyway), so I've decided to get them something only I can give.
I've been accumulating several KaiserCraft Beyond the Page albums without having made a single one into a finished project. I decided this was a good opportunity to do something for once. The project itself probably took about 4hrs all up. 1.5hrs was taken up with the patterned paper background and trimming out the scalloped edges. I don't think I will try another one after that ordeal. LOL
I've had to blur out the faces, mainly for their privacy. I didn't exactly ask to use these photos. I took them off Facebook! And hopefully they don't visit the blog in the next 10 days (well, they won't even know this exists, but just in case...), because this is meant to be a surprise!
So above is the front page. I made my own chipboard letters and it worked rather nicely. 
This whole project utilised whatever embellishment I had lying around, which included random die cuts, buttons, flower embellies, ribbons and whatever else that I could dig out of my drawers. LOL.
And... I got to use all my patterned paper that I never use! I have great difficulty using them for my cards. I'm just not sure why.
The page on the above right, is my fav page of all. It's really a beautiful photo of Bella, except I've just blurred it all out so you won't be able to appreciate it fully. But I used Fancy Flourishes die cuts - two of them - and overlaid them on each other with some rhinestones ;)

Random cloud die cuts I had lying around... plus old alphabet stickers I had forgotten about!
 Love & Marriage set? My other friend getting married next year (the one I'm doing wedding invites for) got me that set to use for their wedding invites (well... going to try and put something onto the envelopes), but I thought I'd put it to use on another friend first. Hehe.
And I cheated on the last page. I couldn't be stuffed with another photo. I was doing this from about 10:30pm through till 1am in the morning in a mad rush. A mad rush indeed, because I had to finish it before coming back down to Timaru! I had photos, trimmed them, overlaid over whatever cardstock I could grab and random embellishment madness it was. I think it turned out rather nicely.
Now I just need to Mod Podge all the pages before end of next week and pray it won't kill the project (or I'd be very very upset indeed). And reminder to self to get larger rings.
But anyway, I hope that was somewhat refreshing from the usual cards. I have two cards left to share, but I'm going to keep one for a submission later. I'll try and update you on the other card later in the week.
Thanks for coming around :)


Jen Adcock said...

What a lovely surprise it will ne too. So clever and ultra crafty...très Eunalicious to be exact! The lovely scalloped shape is so sweet. Lucky ducks, your friends are.

Debbie Gaydos said...

Oh my, this is just lovely and such a heartfelt gift! I'm sure they will LOVE it.

Deb said...

Ack!!! I love this!!! I am a big fan of mini-albums and this is fabulous! All of your embellies are so yummy and I love how you were able to use your pp and letters. Super, super fabulous!!!TFS!

Cassi said...

a lovely gift they are sure to cherish!