Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Special Anniversary Gift....

We were invited to a 25th anniversary party this weekend.  I wanted to make a special gift.  I decided to make a photo album that the blissful couple could store treasured photos from the party.


The photo album was an inexpensive photo album from the dollar store.  Here's what is looked liked before the transformation.



I purchased the scrap book paper from Hobby Lobby
and the ribbon was purchased at Christmas time at Costco.


I love adding buttons to embellish my projects....


This jewel was from a pair of earrings that were a garage sale find. 
 I just love when I come across old jewelry.


A Big pretty satin bow tied the album shut.....


Here's the inside of the book....


The inside had a wonderful bible verse with a pretty button...




The ribbon Bow was attached with another beautiful button...


A finishing touch was a matching gift bag....


I love creating gifts made with special papers.  This is a wonderful project to make for a special gift.  Later this week I'll share with you some albums I made for graduation gifts.  If you love to create you'll be interested in the following giveaways.  Each of the following sites are giving away the new Silhouette crafting machine: 

 Head on over and see how you can win
one of these for your very own.

I'll be lininking up to the following sites....

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15 comments:

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Sherry, I came across your blog from a linky party and I am now your newest follower. Your album turned out absolutely beautiful. What a special gift that you are giving them for their anniversary. The matching bag ~ perfect. Great job! Hop on over and say hi :)

Mandy's Creative Corner said...

This album is beautiful! Great inspiration for my next anniversary as well! Thanks =)

slommler said...

Love the album. It is so elegant and rich looking! Well done!
Hugs
SueAnn

GWENDOLYN said...

I am so impressed! I want to make one now. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings~
Gwen

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just lovely, Sherry! I love the paper and I love that satin ribbon. The buttons and jewelry pieces really add to this creations. I've been inspired by you in that regard so whenever I am in Goodwill I always check out the jewelry counter for brooches and earrings that I can use as embellishments. These are all really pretty. Haven't found such pretty buttons yet, though.

Sharlotte said...

Hi Sherry!
I just love it when you have a new post. I know that as soon as I open it, there will be amazing things to see {and do!} This album is so pretty. I really like all the different textures that you used, especially the silk ribbon to tie. This looks fun to make and quite memorable for your friends. As always, thanks for sharing.
Sharlotte

Melissa said...

A lovely and thoughtful gift. I love embellishing with buttons too!!

Marilyn said...

Your album is wonderful and very elegant looking! ♥♫

怡于名君 said...

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FineArtPainting said...

This is really excellent. Soooo, do add your tutorial here, so our readers can love you also: http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-8/

Every Wednesday we open a new party, btw, so your future diy/craft tutorials are also more than welcome!

Rose

debbiesaenz said...

Hi Sherry,
How beautiful! I love the use of the vintage jewelry.

I awarded you with The Versatile Blogger Award :) Hop over to my blog to get it.

Blessings,
Debbie

建邱勳 said...

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Lindsay said...

This is gorgeous! One question though...how do you attach the buttons?

ford said...

Wow! that was absolutely great perfect anniversary gift so gorgeous. Anyway,will certainly visit your site more often now.

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jen hangca said...

Me too, I love creating and giving gifts with special papers! I used to do that when I was young.
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