Friday, May 15, 2009

A Wedding Scrapbook Album.....

"Love put the fun in together, the sad in apart, and joy in a heart."

~Unknown~
My creative cram session is paying off, yesterday I finished up the wedding gift, a memory album, just in the nick of time to wrap it and send it off to the shower. I hope the soon to be bride and groom will enjoy it for many years to come.I copied the first three layouts from an album I had previously done for a newly blended family but changed the rest of the book up to fit a new bride and groom. For this project I used a beautiful line of papers, the Formal Affairs Paper Collection by Scrapworks, and plain black card stock, Hobby Lobby brand, both purchased at 1/2 price at Hobby Lobby.

I was thrilled to find a quality album in an ivory fabric that coordinated with the papers. (Simply Fab Fabulous Fabric Wedding Scrapbook, by Marcella a division of K&Company) This beautiful 12x12 album was purchased at Big Lots for $4.99! It had heavy cream linen pages with vellum page protectors between each page and was a dream to work with.

I apologize in advance for the quality of some of the photos, a few of the pages did not photograph well, although most are crisp and clear. The front and back inside covers were quite plain so I covered them with a couple of papers, hiding the seam with black satin self~adhesive ribbon.
I used various rubber stamps and black ink throughout the book, like the side border on the page below. For ease and convenience of attaching photos I chose to use gold foil corners, placing them according to the photo size. I also labeled each layout for photo size. I had a few layouts that were odd sized so I provided the couple with a clear cutting template that they can use to trim photos down to size. While I wanted the photos to be a prominent feature of the album, I also wanted to provide a space for written memories. Scattered throughout the album are hand stamped journaling blocks. I used a basic block lined stamp and then over stamped it with a decorative corner design. To make simple sticker or rub~on lettering look more grand I matted them three to four times using card stock and light and dark paper scraps. This is a great way to use up small paper scraps! I kept these two portrait pages fairly simple with just a touch of ribbon and triple matted wording. The rub~on lettering is from the Marcella by K line. (K&Company) It and the gold lettering you see throughout the album were purchased from Big Lots at $1.00 per package. I used a few embellishments to enhance the page designs such as, pearl and silver brads, 3~D weddings embellishments (both from K&Company), self-adhesive ribbon (FABRICRAFT Peel 'n' Stick Fabric by Delta), and champagne jewels. I found all these elements deeply discounted at Big Lots also, just $1.00 per package. I do love a good bargain! To make the album cohesive, I used black card stock for matting on all pages. I used the layered matting technique behind all the 3~D and stamped embellishments also. For the friends and guests pages I stuck to a standard 4x6 photo and a more simple page design allowing for more photos per page and plenty of journaling blocks for recording memories or guests names.For the final page I featured their new married name. Supplies for this album came to about $22.00, this price is minus the adhesives, rubber stamps, and ink, which I already had on hand. A great bargain for a lifetime of memories! I am off to clean up the huge mess I made and begin again making another one. I hope you all have a wonderfully creative weekend.

Blessings,
Miss Sandy

19 comments:

Outstanding Stranger said...

What a beautiful gift....she will have so much fun adding the photos..Diane

Vee said...

What an exquisite gift! Very elegant, Miss Sandy. You've really been a very busy gal. The bride and groom will be delighted!

Fete et Fleur said...

It's beautiful! The cover is so scrumptious. She is going to love it.

Hugs!
Nancy

Unreasonable Grace said...

Miss Sandy,
What an AWESOME gift - so incredibly beautiful! You inspire me!
kim

Sand Flat Farm said...

Absolutely breathtaking Miss Sandy! You are an artist! What a special gift! I know the young couple will enjoy that book forever!

Mildred said...

It's so elegant and just right for keeping treasured memories in. You are so talented. I'm sure this will be a favorite by the bride/groom.

SharDon Exclusives said...

Oh, my goodness what a beautiful gift!!! Anyone would be humbled & grateful for such a treasure..Way to go girl!!!!!

Desires of the Heart said...

Hi Sandy,
Oh how beautiful your album is!!! What a lucky Bride and Groom. Thanks for all the great pictures, I love the colors you used. The black really adds a lot to it I think. Would love to see your next one!! Linda

Leann said...

What a lovely, thoughtful gift. I love handmade and a scrapbook beats all.

Enjoy your weekend!
Leann

Shopgirl said...

This is lovely, so much love in these pages. What a wonderful gift.
Hugs, Mary

Joyce said...

That album is absolutly beautiful! What a great KEEPSAKE gift.
I might need to work on one of those for my daughter for the future......just incase! HA!
Be blessed,
Joyce

KathyB. said...

That is a beautiful album, and hopefully will be a cherished family heirloom!

kathy said...

How lovely, What a lucky couple
Lots of thought and love in this
Kathy - ga

bluemuf said...

WOW!! What an elegant album. The couple will really love this.

Thank you for sharing Miss Sandy.

Hugs karen

starsfault said...

Your album is lovely Sandy, especially the cover. This looks lke it will be a treasure for the bride and groom!

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear sweet Sandy, this album is AMAZING!!!! So gorgeous and elegant ~ you are so gifted dear friend, I always love seeing what you've created! Just breathtaking ~ xxoo, Dawn

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Joe said...

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Anonymous said...

What an awesome album you made! I am recently married and wanted to do something special for my mom and you gave me the inspiration! Thank you so much!

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