Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Crystal and Joey's Wedding Album Part 1

Caution: this is an image heavy post!!!!  Hello dear friends and fellow crafters.  Today I want to share with you Part 1 of 2 not so mini albums that I made for Crystal and Joey who are my dearest friend Nancy's (What's on My Kitchen Counter) daughter and son-in-law.  I had the absolute pleasure of giving this to the Newlywed couple in September and meeting Nancy.  (I should have more pictures this week of that).  So here is the cover of the first album.
This is the first page.  If you remember the card that I made for them here back in May-it is what I took my inspiration from for this album.
Here is how this page opens for a type of waterfall element to hold lots of pictures.
Lace and Bling was used throughout the album.  This is a pocket page with three good sized tags for pictures and journaling.  The inspiration for this page came from my friend and fellow CottageCuz design team member:  Cheryl Walker (Sweeet Designs by Cheryl)
Close up of all the pretty flowers that I made for throughout the album.
A place to put pictures of each of their families.
This shows how that opens up and has pockets with tags.
This piece is at the top and opens up to hold 5 photos.  The tag part is under this.  This album happens to be very interactive.
A place for the wedding party photos.  You can see I used lots of dies and punching.
This is how this opens up to place the photos.
On this page for "Our Guest" is a booklet with velco closure.
It opens up to reveal more places for pictures and there are tags in the pockets.
On this page we have photo mats for the Reception and the first dance.
The piece with the envelopes opens up to this element that holds two large tags.
And the little envelopes open and hold these little tags.
The design of this booklet on this page matches the card I made the wedding couple to a "T".
It opens up to place more pictures.  Those lace die cuts are open so that the pictures will slide right down into them.
On the left is an envelope design feature that holds three tags.  On the right are photo mats for the ceremony and the kiss.
On the last page, just wanted to share with you how pretty these tags are.  I purchase this mini album at Michaels. It had 10 chipboard pages of 10 x 11. Because I have so many embellishments and interactive pages this album turned into two albums because it is really thick. For the two albums I worked on this for a good six weeks. It made me use my brain....lol I actually bound it with duct tape. I found that the duct tape was really sturdy and I feel confident that it will withstand the test of time. This was so fun to create and even a greater sense of joy to present this to the Wedding couple. I will be back soon with the second album. If you would like more detail information, please watch the attached video. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Crafting and see you soon!


craftieodmae said...

what a beauty, you can tell you put a lot of your self and work into this, I know they loved it!!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Carol, a gorgeous wedding album - just magnificent in so many ways. A more wonderful gift could not have been given them. All your pretty details and layers and wedding memorabilia to bring memories for decades. Wow! hugs, de

Benzi said...

Oh, I know Nancy is just as excited for the couple to receive this album as the happy couple is to have it. What a treasure and you've made a place for every memory to be kept. I can imagine the work that went into this album. Duct tape sounds like a good idea for something to last forever. It's beautiful, Carol.

Sherri said...

This is just a jaw dropping gift! I'm sure when they opened this album the happy couple were both just stunned at the beauty & detail you have put into it! I have never seen anything that would compare to this. Definitely a WOW in capital letters!

Marisa said...

TONS of amazing work on this, Carol!! Love the sparkly hearts and the colour combo too.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning project you made Carol.
what a work and so beautiful made and use of colours.

greetings karin

nwilliams6 said...

This still takes my breath every time I see it - on here and IRL! Crystal was/is so thrilled with it and feels so honored to have received this special part of you (42,000 hours of work and idea generation in your totally awesome creative brain). Wow! Impressive and inspiring in every way. Hugz - millions of grateful ones! Miss ya!

Marisa Job said...

What a gorgeous project!!! Love all the pretty details!!

Love crafts forever said...

I am so glad you made a tutorial, because you can't see all the beauty just from Photos. Carol you are so inspirational.
Hugs Nataliya