My husband and I recently celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. We've always said that we would celebrate the round years with a vow renewal and party. Some of you have seen posts over the last several months with the Save-The-Date cards I made and the invitations I made. I've been using 5th Avenue Floral along with Not Quite Navy and Crumb Cake for my fun little items.
Of course I had to continue the theme with our guest book for our party. I used one our 6x6 linen albums. In Lieu of a guest book I made simple pages and asked guests to write a wish, favorite memory, quote, advice, etc...whatever they wished on them. I had them in a basket with some pens.
Here's a shot of the book itself:
As you can see, I kept it simple, but didn't sacrifice style. I stamped the corner with a the Fifth Avenue Floral set in Not Quite Navy. I used a classic ink pad, which gave me the slightly worn look. If I had wanted a crisper image on the linen album I would have used a craft ink. I tied some coordinating ribbons around the side for a bit of an added touch. I used the crochet trim, very vanilla satin ribbon, and early espresso 1/8" tafetta on this one. Here's a bit of a closer look at the stamping:
Here's a glimpse of the inside:
To get those pages I ran a piece of Crumb Cake through the Big Shot with the Manhattan Flower embossing folder. Then I dragged my Not Quite Navy Ink pad over the raised image to pop it out a bit and leave that semi-streaky look. I layered the Very Vanilla over it for the comments with a flower stamped in the corner.
Here's a better look at that page so you can see the embossing more clearly:
The great thing was, it really didn't matter which way the page turned. It all looked good. I made extras and will now put some of my favorite pictures of the evening into the book using the extra pages, interspersed with my comments from friends.
Remember that you can purchase any of these supplies and see more projects at my Stampin' Up! website!