Wondering what a Wedding Message Book is? Well this is the first for me too! A dear friend's brother is getting married next month and the new bride and groom wanted a book in which their friends and family could write little notes and wishes. They wanted something different and original so my friend asked me if I could put something together. And I thought 'WOW! What a great idea!' I just got started on the project and this blog post which is part of a 2-part series is of the cover of the book.
The colour scheme for the wedding is apple green and fuchsia so I figured I would use the DCWV Cherry Limeade stack available at Itsy Bitsy for the project. The colours are an exact match which is extremely fortuitous isn't it! At the centre of the page I put in a space for a photo of the betrothed couple using a paper from the same paper pack and I used some chipboard laser cut corner embellishments as a final touch.
The central feature of this layout is the cross stitch border I added on the top and left sides. I recently picked up the Sew Easy tool from Itsy Bitsy along with some Sew Easy floss and I was eager to incorporate both in a project. I think stitching adds a wonderful textured touch to any project and since I've always been a cross stitch embroidery nut, it was the obvious choice. I have created a video of how I used the Sew Easy tool and put together this layout which you can watch here.
Here's a closeup of the title of the book that I created using my favourite Itsy Bitsy alpha tags. The title reads, 'The Great Big Book of Greetings'. Isn't that fun! The tags are a nice deep pink and at the top of each tag I added a tiny green pearl. Each of the tags have been stuck with foam adhesive dots so that they appear dimensional. I just love that effect!
I used 2 flower packs to jazz up this page. For the green flowers, the Bubble Gum Antique Fusion blooms were my choice and for the pinks, I used . The leaves are from the Itsy Bitsy Gardenia series which I think gave a small shade of relief from the burst of flowers on the two corners. I used the Sew Easy Organza ribbon for the pretty bow on the corner and if you want to see how I made it, be sure to watch the video earlier on in this post.
The next part of the series will be about the inside of the book and how space will be provided for 200 messages and greetings in just 20 pages. I'm still not clear how I'm going to do it but I am truly relishing the challenge! Be sure to watch this space for updates!
What do you think of my Wedding Message Book project and how did you like my video tute? Would love to hear from you. Leave a comment and let me know!