Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Birthday Gift ~ Handcrafted 9x9 Accordian Scrapbook Album

Here's a handcrafted accordian album that I made for someone's birthday. It's so fun making these little albums & they make such wonderful's always such a favorite gift! People love them!'s exciting for them to showcase their cherished pictures.
All products used to make this project are from Close To My Heart. Just CLICK HERE to visit the online site to look at all of the amazing products available, including the 9x9 accordian album. There is also a link on that site to watch the creating of projects and to learn different's called CTMH TV. If you have 10 minutes, you will enjoy what you see. I promise!  ;-)  I always learn something new! :-)
A close up so you are able to see the
stamped images & embellishments.
This area is for journaling.
The front cover with chipboard embellishing.
I also stamped the same tiny star images here also.

This is the whole album expanded out. The tiny tags are for dates,
names, or any short journaling.
It's my pleasure to share these creations with you and I want to say "Thank you" for stopping in to visit My Stampin' & Scrappin' Den. You would put such a big smile on my face and in my heart if you could let me know that you were here by leaving me a brief comment or inspiring thought.
Again.....thanks for dropping in.....oops! It's time for me to get more ink and glue on my fingers. Got to get busy creating something else.

Monday, July 26, 2010

~ Wedding Guest Gift Bags with Photo Memory Albums ~

I made a gift bag for each friend & family member that joined us for our daughter's destination wedding at Sandals in Nassau this past June.

Each gift bag contained:
  • 6" x 6" handmade accordian album (posted previously in detail earlier this month)
  • an information sheet with all kinds of interesting tidbits about the Bahamas
  • a beautiful silk fan to keep the ladies cool during the beach wedding ceremony
  • cute jar of colorful candies
  • and a special letter from me and my husband thanking everyone for making the arrangements they had to make to enable them to witness our daughter, Rachel, and Mike exchange their marriage vows on Cable Beach.
Everyone absolutely LOVED their gift bag....they really turned out to be very cute. The letter I wrote and placed in each gift bag was very appreciated. Writing that letter was an emotional sharing of feelings straight from my heart for the wonderful people that spent their time with us for the destination wedding and the Bahama vacation days that followed. We had such a wonderful time with each other; it was such a beautiful beach wedding.
This is the first gift bag I ever put I would love to read your comments....let me know what you think....

Thank you so much for visiting my blog....My Scrappin' & Stampin' Den. Hope you enjoyed visiting and maybe even found some inspiring ideas.