17 September, 2011

An Engagement Book

I made this little book as a gift.  My nephew from Sydney is marrying a beautiful Irish girl in October. They visited in June for her to meet the family in Adelaide & we had a beautiful lunch at The Lane Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills where most of us live.
Hope you like it.

The basic book:
Accordion Book Kit - hard cover is 6" sq; 6 pages 12.5cm sq
3 sheets of cardstock - beige, light grey & medium grey
Cover - Milled Mulberry (Jaipur silver on white) w white fabric flower
Charms, ribbons, frame & corners, German Scrap, lace & lace embellishment
Patterned paper - GCD Studios - Sweet Surrender Collection
Charcoal chalk distress ink

The front of the book is padded under the paper with packing foam (you could use felt, fabric, tissues)

Page 1 - the table is set - what a fabulous pic looking out to the Lane Vineyard

Page 2 has a pocket for the menu tag, some words about the day tag & some pics. Charms & ribbons on the tags, a lace embellishment on the front of the pocket

Page 3 for pics & some German Scrap flourishes

Page 4 is a little book embellished with words, ribbons & a stick pin

The book opens to some pics & words. It is lined with patterned paper

Page 5 adds a little humour to the book. The entree oysters were so fresh that they still had live moluscs on them - hence 'The Uninvited Guests'

Page 6 ends the book with a pocket which holds more pics

I really enjoyed making this book

HINT: When making an accordion book - finish the book entirely before adding the ribbon to tie it & the covers - this will give you the depth of the book for the finishing ribbon tie. The ribbon sits between the pages & the covers (you an wrap the ribbon more than once). Make sure you allow enough ribbon at the left of the book for the depth of the book.

More little books to come
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  1. Stunning, what an amazing and utterly beautiful keepsake...

  2. Just beautiful. Stunning pictures to go with a stunning book.

  3. Oh yes I remember this on your blog last year, love the material covering the book, such a great gift and memento :)