Tuesday, November 1, 2011

50th Anniversary Board Filled with Memories.....

Don't you  just LOVE the old
Black and White wedding photos?

A few weeks ago
 I got a request to make a 50th Wedding Anniversary Board.
It was for a surprise anniversary party.

The original wedding album was falling apart.
I was told to use the original photos,
and not to worry if I cut them to size....

I headed to Hobby Lobby to find just the right paper....


I used a LARGE foam core board
that I  also purchased at Hobby Lobby.
I covered the board with the assorted paper....

I think the paper works well with the Back and White photos.

I then cut strips of paper to use as a border...

I added the strips to separate the different papers.
This helped to make the paper POP!

I usually use ribbon instead of paper,
but I couldn't find the perfect ribbon.
This worked out well and at .20 cents for a sheet of paper,
this was much cheaper than buying a bolt of ribbon.

Next I started with the main photo. 

I matted  it on a special piece of paper
 and embellished it with a gold ribbon and pearl button.

Next I strated cropping the other photos
 and mounting them onto the board.

I matted a few of the photos with a gold mat.
More embellishing with pretty ribbons.

Added a special Saying and an old key.

I love adding saying to the photos.
I think it helps to personalize the photos.

Here's more photos with the sayings attached...

Here's a tip...
Once I have found a saying I am going to use,
I change the font and then save it to a file.
I keep a file with different categories.  
In each of those files are sayings.

It makes things easier when I am looking for things.

All the photos were double matted with black and gold card stock.

I included the original invitation.


Here's a peek at the finished board.

I knew the daughter was happy
She left crying!


If you're interested in learning on how to make a memory board
check out my Esty site Here. 

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


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Sherry ~ that is amazing!!
It is so special!

Sueann said...

Oh my!! That is awesome! So beautiful and unique. You did a fabulous job!

Monica said...

This is just beautiful! What a special memento!

Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

Wow! I am so impressed with all the work you put into this. Any couple would love to have such a treasured keepsake. I am a new follower from My Backyard Eden. Vicky from Mess For Less

How Sweet It Is-A lifestyle blog said...

That is absolutely beautiful! I am celebrating my 25th next year and I am ordering your video! You are so talented. I am also ordering your Christmas Tree video. I wish it was available for immediate download as I'm really impatient :)
After I make these I will post them on my blog and feature your Etsy shop both on the blog and my facebook page. Talent such as yours must be shared with everyone. WOW!
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