Saturday, 30 March 2013

50th Guest Signing Book

I wanted my Mom and Dad to have something special for their Guest Signing Book. Those typical ugly old books just wouldn't do.
So after weeks of gathering photos, designer paper, embellishments, and hand made flowers, glued, glittered, embossed and binded, it's finally done. And signed in too. Silly me forgot to take photos of it before that.
I didn't anticipate people signing with so much to say. I figured they'd just sign their name, maybe a congrats and that's all. Guess it just proves that over the years Mom and Dad are loved and have a fantastic group of friends and family with lots of well wishes.
In the end there still wasn't enough space for everyone to sign, so I improvised and just cut up some recipe sized cards. They can be place in the envelope I made in the back of the album.


Wanting to emphasis the window they are standing in front of, I used the brick stencil and some modeling paste, here and there on the cover. A window frame die from Memory Box Window/Sill Die, I painted it with a soft pink crackle paint from Ranger to give it a weathered look.
Lots of flowers cut with Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die.
Stamen centers.
Martha Stewart edge punch, and leaf punch.
A mirrored heart, dotted with
Heart Lace Ribbon.
The remainder of the pages have heat embossed embellishments, stamps,  flowers, die cut flowers, gems, inked edges.....

This page opens up to reveil another photo and sentiment.

 This is what's inside this envelope: Filmstrip made using the Bind it All that also punches the holes for the binding! Photos on both sides.
I made the cake from an embossing folder, and cut to resemble a cake. The carnations are hand painted and cut out. The cake topper is an actual photo of the cake topper originally on their cake 50 years ago.


 Hand Painted roses and a computer generated sentiment on velum and cut out using an oval die frame, heart ribbon lines the bottom.
 Gold, heat embossed stamps

Half the page opens up:

 Stamped sentiment, Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die cut.
                                                         Premade plaster? flower

Lots of pages to write on: Pewter swam charms




I printed off a couple of photocopies of the telegrams Dad sent Mom when they were apart for school, made an envelope, all mini sized of it's original.
This page also opens up to reveal a photo of my Mom's parent, on their own 50th Anniversary!

This is what's inside the envelope

 Inside back , it says, Enjoy the Journey (Tim Holtz Stamp) and back cover says.... To Be Continued....

I think my next project should be to make one of those photo box's so I can get some decent photos of my works!
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes



  1. What a gift of love! This will be treasured not only by your parents but by your whole family.....thanks for shring this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week, Laura!

  2. Absolutely beautiful and a work of art as well as love!

  3. What a wonderful gift for your parents! So carefully designed and made. Love all of its textures, soft colors and flaps etc. your "filmstrip photo " inserts are so clever! Thanks for sharing. Truly inspiring!

  4. just beautiful Laura! I bet they just loved it. The guests were probably afraid to write in it at first so not to harm it's beauty!

  5. Beautiful book. They are sure to treasure this for 50 more years!

  6. This is just stunning...!! Amazing how much work you did put into this lovely book. I'm sure they will treasure it !!
    Thanks a lot for sharing. Enjoyed so much to be inspired by your creativity !!
    Hugs from SPAIN

  7. Thanks so much for all the compliments and sentiments. Hearing that just makes it all -that much more sweeter!
    Love Laura

  8. That is a gorgeous book and you can just tell it was a work of love! I bet your folks will be picking it up for months to come just to page through and reminisce! You did a beautiful, creative job!

    Jean, aka "EyeStamp"