Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A wedding gift on the Veranda: Faster, Simpler and Easier!

This past weekend I attended a wedding shower for a friend.  I really wanted to make a gift for her but started a little late.  I made the card first, figuring I could shop from her registry if I needed too.  The paper spoke for itself so I added a sentiment, some ribbon, brads, and a butterfly from the Just Blooms and was very satisfied with the finished product. 

Then, I started making a keepsake box.  I used the My Creations Memory Keeper and covered it with the Veranda paper.  I used Modge Podge to glue the paper to the box (but did not Modge Podge over the paper as this causes lots of wrinkling).  Again, I finished this box very quickly because the beautiful, coordinating paper made it easy.  I was pleased with this special place to keep wedding mementos and a place for a photo on the front. 

Do I have time to do another project for my gift?  Full confession here.  I wasn't sure I could add to it so as we were out running errands, we bought a gift card to compliment the treasure box.  Then, we came home and I discovered I had a couple of hours in the evening so I delved into a 9x9 Accordian Album which fits perfectly in the memory keeper.  Using some inspirational artwork from another consultant, I started and completed this album.  Close to My Heart...Faster, Simpler, Easier!  And it was such a delight to see her appreciation for my gift, knowing I had made it, coordinated the papers to match her wedding colors, and had so much fun! 

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