Wednesday 7 March 2012

Happily every after..

A friend has just apdopted. It is a wonderful and scary time for everyone, all the waiting, the panels and the uncertainty of it all. When the green light came I was offered to make a card for her and  wanted it to be a little special so that all her friends and coleagues could say how happy they were for her and her husband. I decided to make an Adoption card/book.

 I must admit that friends at work could not work out why they were only signing a sheet of the book but loved the finished article. The cover was made from grey board covered in K&Co Scrap pad to go, Peabody (an old one I'm afraid) with a simple stamp from Studio 490, Wendy Vecchi Homemade art stamp set "and they lived happily ever after". I used a chipboard scroll and covered it in pink stickles, d rings held everything together and a flower and a crystal stick pin from creative expressions finished off the cover.

These are some of the pages. I tried to put thought into the sentiments on each one.
They are all taken from the K&Co pad, I'm a fan of whole paper stacks to help me co-ordinate the colours.
 I cut the 12x12 in half and the folded them at 7.5inches and rounded the corners. The edges were lightly distressed with vintage photo distress ink.
The stamps on the pages were from a varitey of sources, "FAMILY" was using the stampin up simple alphabet, "the most beautiful" quote from Dimension Fourth, the wooden tree from the lovely LB crafts before they closed but available around and about.

The book was quiet thick with about 16 pages so I decided to make it a box. I used my Crafters Companion scoring board for this. It was my first attempt at a box and I loved it! It was so easy and looked so good. I then added some butterflies in gathered twig distress ink, some being the second stamp to give a lighter impression. The rosette was the sme paper and Tim Holtz sketchbook tissue tape (the butterfly one) mainly to keep it together but hey it looked so good I made that the right side! I finished it with a green button and Hat pin.

I used the butterfly theme onto the gift envelopes. A lovely project work on.. and they lived happily every after!

1 comment:

  1. This is not only a lovely card/book but one that will hold so many memories that can be cherished as the family starts its new life together. I am sure your friend was thrilled with it!