It's amazing how a simple item can be transformed into a wonderful keepsake. This weekend I needed to make an engagement gift. Just by starting off with an inexpensive album that I picked up at Michaels, I was able to make a gift that will hold treasured photos of the newly engaged couple. This album holds one hundred and forty 4"x6" photos. The album itself is 5"x 6.5".
Here the album ....
Now here is the finished gift.....
I embellish the album with some of my favorite gold paint and a nice BIG bow to help to keep the album shut.
The project only required 3 pieces of 12x12 scrapbook paper, some ribbon, and a few embellishments.
I used a shiny silver button and added a vintage pearl earring to the center of the button.
Here's a closer look...
This was a beautiful ribbon that had a flocked design. I added a few tiny rhinestones for some glam. What bride doesn't like a little bling?
The inside of the album contains on of my favorite bible verse. The tiny flowers and rhinestones just add a little sparkle.
The matching gift bag has the same bible verse as the album. I added some silk flowers with some shed that sparkled and a rhinestone placed in the center of the flower. It's the perfect touch to hold this little treasure.
I love to give gifts that I have created. It's always a special treasure when it is a gift that was a
"Creation From the Heart".