Sunday, January 10, 2010

Creating an Engagement Gift to Treasure....

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".   

Stop by Metamorphosis Monday  and DIY Day to see many other creative ideas.


15 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is just gorgeous, Sherry! From the papers, to the ribbon, to the button ~ I love this!

Amy Kinser said...

You did an incredible job. And, I love that it is a personal gift.

Blessings to you.

Paula Grace Designs said...

Beautiful! Very well done!
Paula Grace :)

diamondgirl said...

My son just got engaged and this is the perfect gift for his bride-to-be! Is it possible to get more detailed instructions? Thank you so much for a beautiful project!

Angie said...

that is absolutely amazing. a complete transformation!

Kelly said...

What a beautiful gift!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

WOW! That is gorgeous!! I need a baby shower gift very soon. This makes me think....

GWENDOLYN said...

WOW! Gorgeous! you have done a stunning job. The recipiants are sure to love it.
Blessings!
Gwen

Barbara Jean said...

This is wonderful!!

Love your work,.

blessings

barbara jean

Summer Rae said...

Amazing transformation!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

You're going to turn me into a girly girl yet. :) Gorgeous! You really have a knack on what works together. Sooo pretty! Love the whites.

Thanks for linking up to SNS!

FJ Donna

Ericka said...

This is beautiful! I can't get enough of that vintage button!

Cha Cha said...

Are you kidding me, talk about ugly duckling to beautiful swan story. I can't believe how chic this looks. I can't wait to make one. You did a great job, thanks for the inspiration.

Cha Cha

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is gorgeous! So creative...so many possibilities! Thanks for the inspiration. You did a great job.

Destination Seaborn said...

What a lucky couple to receive a gift as beautiful as this! It's absolutely gorgeous! Lisa

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