For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I am sharing a special project. A good friend of mine asked me to make a card for her to give her husband for their 25th anniversary. Seeing as we’ve been friends since I was eight and it is such a special occasion, I went a little beyond a card! I created a card/mini album/décor piece (for lack of a better name)!
So, let’s get started (picture heavy post today!). I
I started with 3 6x6 pieces of light wood.
I don’t remember what this wood is called (it is heavier than Balsa, but lighter than plywood). You can find it in the Big Box Home Improvement stores. My Crop-a-dile easily punched through the wood.
Here is the cover. All the patterned papers were cut to 6x6, adhered with liquid glue, then sanded and sponged around the edges. I created the Anniversary wishes sentiment by combining Anniversary from Pretty Planners and selectively inking wishes from the birthday wishes stamp in Teeny Tiny Greetings, then mounted it on a die-cut from the Fancy Label Dies 3. The focal point sentiment is from the Big Wonderful build-a-sentiment stamp set (the MISTI sure makes it easy to stamp with multiple ink colors). Love you, from Teeny Tiny Greetings, and a heart trinket were tucked among the hand-made rosettes (I punched scalloped circles, cut them into spirals, and rolled them around tweezers).
This is one side of the album opened. I stamped (with my MISTI) and clear embossed the Blessed beyond measure sentiment, from Autumn Blessings, before adhering the paper to the wood. Best Day Ever is from Pretty Planners, and was mounted on a die-cut from the Fancy Label Dies 3.
This is the actual card part of the album. Hot glue was used to attach the ribbon to make it easy to pull the card from the pocket. The beautiful sentiment is from Paris Love. There is a good amount of room on the front and back to write a personal message, plus it is kept private in the pocket when the album is out on display.
Here is the flip side of the album. I Love You Because is a beautiful and romantic sentiment set. Again, I stamped the sentiments with my MISTI and clear embossed before adhering the papers to the wood pieces. The xoxo is from Teeny Tiny Greetings. I thought the sentiment from Seaside Sentiments was perfect with the photo in the center. It was die-cut with Fancy Label Dies 1. A romantic carriage ride called for the Date Night sentiment from Pretty Planners!
A lot of thought and love went into this project. My friend’s husband likes family photos, flowers, and sentimental writings, so this album was made totally with him in mind.
I thank you for sticking with me through my post today and hope you enjoyed my card/mini album/décor piece.