Friday, May 23, 2008

A Book for the Bride

Sunday I will be co-hosting a bridal shower for my best friend's daughter. Instead of shower games, I decided on a different way to have "audience participation." I created this "Advice and Best Wishes" book for her. She is getting married in July in Michigan during the Cherry Festival. The theme, of course, is cherries. Yay -- another reason to use my Summer Picnic paper! :) The cherry stamped image is from Tart and Tangy, but all other images are from Alli Miles' gorgeous set Wedding Day by Papertrey Ink.

Here's a closer look at the details. The oval frame was stamped in Old Olive ink and then cut out. I stamped a frame around the cherries with the leaf image. I mounted the oval on Real Red cardstock and trimmed it with decorative scissors. The sentiment was stamped onto the paper in Basic Black. The little charm says "love" and is tied on with silver cord. The dotted ribbon is from Michaels, and the olive ribbon is from SU!.

I created an assortment of cards on which the shower guests will write either words of advice or best wishes for the bride-to-be. The sentiments are also from Wedding Day -- the font is so beautiful! Click on the photo for a better look.


I'll place the completed cards in the book, one on each page. Hopefully she will have many wonderful words to guide her into her life as a wife!! :)

Tomorrow I'll show you the gift bags and centerpieces -- more cherries!! Thanks so much for the visit today -- have a fantastic day! :)

13 comments:

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

OMGOSH this is DARLING!!!!! I absolutely love those cherries and the layout! Great work!

Melissa said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Many Blessings,
M.

Tracy said...

This is really cute! I love the fun theme.

specialcraftmom4 said...

I really LOVE this! I think the cherries are soooo cute (:

Joan said...

Very nicely decorated book. Joan

The Crafty Den said...

Wow what a fantastic idea. I love your blog, although don't comment enough!! Lots of love, Denise x

Bonnie said...

This is fabulous! You really have some of the best ideas!

Dawn Easton said...

Christina,this is beautiful and the bride to be LOVE it!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Cindy Haffner said...

What an awesome idea, love it.

Julia Stainton said...

This is just gorgeous Christina!

Lori said...

How sweet! I would cherish a gift like this.

shel9999 said...

What a great idea, Christina! How fun!

Alli Miles said...

Absolutely fabulous!