Monday, 21 June 2010

Not quite a wedding towel cake.

I'm going to a wedding on Saturday and didn't really fancy anything on the wedding list so with my normal disregard for whether I actually have time to do it or not, I decided I would make my own gift.  This started off as a very vague idea - it was going to be a towel cake but then I spotted these bargain scrapbooks in Home Bargains (where else) for £3.99 I think but they might have even been £2.99 and I just couldn't resist.

So I decided to make a scrapbook for the couple to use to put their informal photos, etc in.  Again, this remained a vague thought until I had a panic last week and realised I had less than 2 weeks to go.  YIKES!!!! I arranged to go to my friends house for a crafty morning on Sunday and didn't actully do any making but this is the result of some serious planning - helped along by the fact that she has oodles and oodles of beautiful stash to inspire me.  So a big thanks upfront to Emma G for the teeny tiny buttons and the flower punches used on this project.  I'm going to give it with a pack of photo corners and sticky squares to help them along.

The front is coverd with Basic Grey - Blush :Cherish
Pastel pearls to give a bit of a lift
Glossy accents on all the hearts - well it is for a wedding

The button heart is in an aperture - more accurate rendering of the colours here

Inside page showing through the aperture is here....

The wording is cut from the Storybook cartridge on my cricut as is the fram which is cut from a sheet of coredinations jewel.  The backing paper is bazzill dotted swia.  Letter shadowns cut from KI Memories 1821 - Posh Word Play and the letters themselves from some paper from my stash pile.

I made the little flowers from all the offcuts with the middle from a viva pearl pen bought from the craft den.

And finally a few close-ups for those not already asleep ;-)

I'd like to enter this in the Creative Craft World Challenge - Weddings


  1. Wow! A very unique gift, something they will surely treasure. Well done!

  2. Hi Louisa

    Hehe I made it to the end of the post without nodding off, needed matchsticks to keep my eyes open but stil awake (only jesting of course).

    I am sure the bride and groom will love this as it is so personal, something they can treasure for many years (towels get thrown out when they go miscoloured and no longer match the decor anyway).

    Thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft World this week.

    Sarah x

  3. Louisa, its beautiful, I would have been delighted to have received this when I got married.

    Thank you for joining us over at CCW for our challenge.

    Lou x

  4. That is beautiful and so clever. Thank you for joining in our challenge at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x
    (Design Team member)

  5. That is lovely. I love all the buttons in a heart shape. You are very talented.

  6. What a gorgeous and very useful gift, something to keep forever, the heart made of buttons is stunning xxx

  7. What a gorgeous gift. Well Done Louisa. Im sure it will be a treasured memory for the bride & groom.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Craft World for your wedding challenge.
    Choccy xx

  8. Aww this is so pretty, you are so good at making things like this x

  9. What a lovely presents and a great way to preserve their memories.

    Thanks for taking part in our challenge at Creative Craft World.

    Good Luck


  10. That is gorgeous I love the heart made of buttons. Thanks for joinng us at Creative Craft World & good luck.Jenny x

  11. Wow - fantastic work. This is so much more personal than the normal everyday wedding gifts that people usually get given. I love the cover and the button heart is gorgeous.

  12. That is lovely what a fantastic pressie

  13. wow this is just fabulous!! Hugs Juls

  14. Wow! what a fabulous and very personal gift you've made, much better than towels and something that will be treasured for a long, long time

  15. that is gorgeous I particularly love the button heart so creative!

  16. What a beautiful gift and so much better that the usual toasters :) I zoomed in on it and love the heart shape made from buttons. Love it. Jaqui x