The latest issue of Creative Cardmaking landed on my doormat this morning and guess who's featured in it! I had a great time making these memory boxes - the first of which is a 12x12" frame using mementos from our wedding day in 2011. Luckily I'm a bit of a hoarder (I'm sure a lot of crafters are the same!) so I still had our place cards, the Mr & Mrs wooden letters that adorned the top table, some purple hearts from a decor wreath, a paper bag from the dessert table and a spare wedding invitation - all of which I managed to cram into this project!
I struggled a little with the colours on this one - the brief called for browns, pale greens and baby pinks, but my wedding colour was purple. I agonised for ages over changing the pink Crate Paper heart-patterned paper to a cream variety, but eventually I decided it made the purple look too dominant. The pink worked well to fit in with the required colour scheme and softened the deep purple.
The second project is an 8x8" frame and features my cousin's little girl on her first birthday earlier this year. Being a smaller frame, and with less opportunity for mementos on this occasion, I used a pink paper napkin and the number candle from the cake.
The paper napkin was peeled to a single layer and used as a backing for my photographs, but I also used it to create some rolled paper roses. This was done in the same way as the silk ribbon roses I've made before, although I had to work carefully to prevent tearing. The smaller rose uses just one napkin strip, while the larger rose uses two. I think they look really effective - I've become a little addicted to making ribbon roses lately, so maybe another tutorial is in order ;) That's all for now, have a great weekend!