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Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Wedding is a Special Keepsake!!

It's true!

Your wedding is a special keepsake!

From the selection of the dress, to choosing the cake, shopping for flowers, coordinating the ceremony and reception and possibly...a honeymoon.

When I was getting ready to be married I kept a bridal folder of all the things I liked, that had caught my eye and had inspired me. I only wish I had started scrapbooking and memory keeping as I do today. I would of loved to have preserved those special notes and clippings in a beautiful album like Designer Jan Hennings made!

Designer Lesley Langdon offers a unique and special way to decorate tables at the reception. Why not make a few of these display albums to go on the parents and family tables. Then invite the guests to take them home with them for a special keepsake!

Crate Paper's Portrait Collection and GlueArts adhesives help make creating these keepsakes a breeze!



Envelope Album with Crate Paper

Designed by: Jan Hennings
Jan and her husband will celebrate their 18th Wedding Anniversary this Sunday, June 19th! Congrats to you both!!

Finished size: 9" x 3.50"

Supplies:
Envelope Album (DMD)

Glue Gun and Melt Stick
Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac 
Diecuts, stickers, paper and brad (Crate Paper)
hand dyed seam binding






Instructions:
Step1-Start with a 9" x 3.5" envelope album.
Step 2-Trace around the flap of the envelope closure with your favorite Crate Paper. Cut out.

 Step 3 Cut 8 sheets of 8.5" x 3" Crate Paper.
Step 4-Using PermaTac, adhere the paper to the front and back of the inner envelopes.

Step 5-Decorate as desired with Crate Paper, diecuts, stickers and brads.
Step 6-Using hand-dyed seam binding, make a shabby bow.
Step 7-Hot glue the bow in place on the front of the album.



A Photo Frame Wedding Center Piece
Designed by: Lesley Langdon
Lesley and her husband Mark recently celebrated their 10th Wedding Anniversary! 



Designer Intro:
My friend Lisa and I made photo center pieces for her wedding, and they looked a little something like this, just really plain and no embellishment, and way more photos, I think we had showcased 10 in all. You can take this idea and make it longer if you like to show off more photos of family and friends, maybe photos of people who will be sitting at that table? So many possibilities and this beautiful paper line from Crate Paper, combined with amazing adhesives from Glue Arts will give you all you need to make beautiful table decorations. 


Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun
Glue Arts U-Cut-It Foam
Crate Paper (Patterned Paper, Stickers, Die Cuts)
Spellbinders Standard Circles (LRG) Die Template
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Due Cut Machine
Clearsnap Ink (Color Queue)
Want2Scrap Black Pearls
Stickles by Ranger
Copic Marker
Scor-Pal


Instructions:


1. Cut two 12x6 and two 6x6 pieces of Crate Paper patterned paper.



2. Score the 12 inch papers at 6 inches.

3. As shown in diagram using Glue Arts Perma Tac adhesive, glue together the pieces of each 6x6 portion. Apply glue to 3 sides (left, right and bottom), ensure you do not glue the top to keep the pocket open for the photos.

4. Now that you have three 6x6 square pockets all adhered together, position a circle die template in the middle of each square (use tape to hold in place) and run it through your die cut machine. Insert photos.

5. Decorate the photo frames with stickers, die cut images using Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun, Extreme Adhesive Squares and U-Cut-It foam. 


6. Color portions of the images with a matching Copic Marker, and as a final step, add Stickles to some of the paper images.



More beautiful keepsakes!!!

They ARE absolutely something YOU can make! We'll give you the tools...you take the time!

Simply leave us a comment and we'll enter you to win the elegant Crate Paper Portrait collection!


and the must have Portrait Fabric Brads.... a key component to Andrea's Pillow...
And how on earth can you create without adhesives. After all adhesives are what make every project stick! And when you want it to stick...always chose GlueArts. So we'll include our Glue Glider Prowith YOUR choice of cartridge along with our Extreme Adhesive Squares!!




We'll select a random winner next Monday and post that winner's name here on the blog!!

So how long have you been married? Or are you getting married? Have someone whom you admire who has been married for a while? We'd love to hear!! And for all those celebrating an Anniversary this week...many many congrats to you!
Last please don't forget to go visit Crate Paper's blog for more ideas and inspiration using all of Crate Paper's products!


56 comments:

  1. Wonderful project- I really like the envelope album! We'll be married 13yrs this summer though this winter will be 21yrs we'll have been together. What can I say. We took our time. It's what we do... our son is only 3. :)

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  2. I just love the awesome envelope album project..what an awesome idea. I seriously learn something new everyday. The ideas are seriously endless. Congrats to both on celebrating their Anniversaries.

    Have a wonderful Thursday...

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  3. seriously, these are both amazing!

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  4. Love the projects! Wedding are great for scrapping/paper projects.

    Anne

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  5. Congrats to Lesley Langdon! And thanks for the chance to win! I am making anniversary cards for my parents and my husband's parents yesterday and today actually! I think they are celebrating 30 years! :)

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  6. Beautiful creations! Wish I would have had a beautiful jounrnal like that to keep all my wedding clippings/ideas in almost 13years ago! Beautiful!

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  7. I think the envelope album would make a wonderful bridal shower gift - especially Jan's lovely one!

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  8. Love these projects ladies! This collection really is beautiful. I love the colors. I've been married for 7 years and have 4 wonderful kiddo!
    kacee
    youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com
    mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

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  9. Very pretty!
    I have been married for 27 years on June 21st. But my hubby and I have been together for 30 years on June 21st. How can I be that old? We had a simple ceremony--by the creek in the Big Sur campground. Just the pastor and his family. It was perfect. They invited us to a hot dog lunch afterward. I guess I'm not your typical woman--I loved it.

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  10. Wow is all I can say!! Great stuff, love those projects!

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  11. beautiful projects ladies! love this collection.
    kacee

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  12. I really like the envelope album.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  13. Cute projects and congrats to the DT members that are celebrating an Anniversary!

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  14. Great useful projects!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I love the album. I wish I had kept a journal when I was getting married 23 yrs ago. But I wasn't a paper crafter way back then

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  16. Wonderful project! I would love to win your goodies! Thanks so much for the chance!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com
    sospoileditscute.blogspot.com

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  17. What a great idea! Debbie Flowers happiscrapper@xipline.com

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  18. What great projects! LOve them!
    sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Love it! Great job, Leslie!

    My husband and I have been married six years next month :)

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  20. I met my husband on June 22, 1983 and we were married on September 2, 1983. It has been twenty-eight wonderful years.

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  21. Wonderful projects- Thank you for sharing.

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  22. 18 years! The projects are lovely and thank you for the instructions.

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  23. These albums are very sweet. I would love to win the package. Thanks much.

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  24. Beautiful projects! It will be 20 years this October!

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  25. Mary Lou NielsenJune 16, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Many thanks for the project ideas. We are attending a wedding in 10 days, so now I'll have a nifty personalized extra gift to give after I make it. Really love the wedding projects (among many others).

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  26. such a great idea, and beautiful to boot! My hubby and I are going on 13 years. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize!

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  27. Love it - 16 years this October!!!

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  28. just celebrated 18 last month ~ these are some nice projects and i definately have the time this summer

    lynda in calif
    hipljp at yahoo dot com

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  29. that album is so beautiful i would like to make one for my daughter :)
    thanks for the inspiration :)

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  30. Awesome project!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks!!
    Lynne
    thebowsersapril97 at yahoo dot com

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  31. I love the envelope album!!! It's just stunning!

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  32. Fabulous wedding projects! We are celebrating our 32nd anniversary this month.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  33. Wonderful wedding project ideas! Both my kids recently got engaged, so I have two upcoming nuptuals and I adore each of their soon to be spouses so that makes it so fun!!!! My hubby and I have been married for 11 years, he is my rock and I adore everything about him. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

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  34. What fantastic albums! I love them both, especially the idea of having envelopes for keepsakes.

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  35. Love these envelopes to use as mini albumns! 28 years this fall! Time sure flies when you're having fun!

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  36. Wonderful artwork! Thanks for sharing your projects with us!
    Karen :)

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  37. LOVE the projects & that collection! We just celebrated our 10th anniversary. I can't believe it's been 10 years, it goes so fast. 10 years and 3 kids :)

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  38. That envelope album is really cute! I also like the photo frame center piece, that is a great idea.

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  39. Wonderful papers, great tutorial on the projects!! Thanks

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  40. love the project. We officially we have been married for almost 7 yrs,bu have been together for 22.
    tfs Tami

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  41. Great project! Married 38 years - a long time :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. These are wonderful! I especially love the envelope album. I would also love 2 win! My husband & I will celebrate our 6yr. anniversary 6-27-11(although we've been 2gether 15yrs.!)! prhmangel@gmail.com

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  43. Would love to win the Portrait Collection. Thank you so much!

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  44. Love the album and would love to win some Crate Paper and Glue Art products...wow so nice. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  45. What fabulous ideas - I've never even thought of doing the die cut in the middle of the page to create a photo frame!! LOVE!

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  46. Great project - Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

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  47. My husband and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. But who I'm in awe of is both our parents. They have each just celebrated their 54Th wedding anniversaries!!!!

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  48. Love, love , love the envelope album. My daughter is getting married Oct 1st in Hawaii and I need something little to make as a surprise. Thanks for both of these great projects. My husband and I will celebrate our 31st anniversary Aug 30th.

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  49. That is a super cool project! One of my best friend's fifth wedding anniversary is today!

    michelegreen120 at gmail dot com
    greengirlscraps.blogspot.com

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  50. Lovely envelop album! Its my 13.5 years wedding anniversary this month!

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  51. 11 1/2 wonderful years. Lovely paper kit! :)

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  52. My husband and I just celebrated our 23rd anniversary. I have never scrapped any of our wedding pictures but this paper would be perfect since the colors match my bridal party perfectly!

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  53. It was 28 years at June 15 th for me.. I think I need to win on the almost same day-LOL. GREAT PROJECTS BY THE WAY!

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  54. I've been married for 3 years and we have a beautiful baby girl! Our wedding colors were royal blue, silver, and deep purple....and I'm actually working on my wedding album now (finally!). Loving all the wedding projects and tucking them away in my idea book for my cousins upcoming nuptials!

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