Monday, 11 July 2011

Bind It All – Old, New, Borrowed and Blue Mini Book

The covers of these mini books measure 4.1 x 4.1 inches and the inside pages, made with ivory linen effect card measure 4 x 4 ins.
Something Old New Borrowed and Blue Box
I featured my wedding mini books when I first started blogging but as they are all a little bit different I thought I would show you my latest ones.
Bind It All Old New Borrowed and Blue Wedding Book
This weekend I have had two to make, this one is destined for Ghana, where an old colleague went to work last year, met the “one” and is now getting married and settling down there for a while. Being so far from home,  I thought it was important  that she had something very traditional for her wedding day.
Bind It All Wedding Book
I’ve used Papyrus font size 18 for the text in a sepia colour.
Something Old Bind It All Mini Wedding Book
And added little charms and bits and pieces to embellish the each page…..
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….. as well as punched flowers, tiny flat backed gems and faux stitching.
Something Borrowed Bind It All Mini Wedding Book
I didn’t have two sets of ring charms ….
Something Blue Brides Wedding Book
So in the second book I put a LOVE charm instead
Something Blue Bind It All Mini Wedding Book
On the right hand pages of the book I have added a little pocket for the bride to put little mementoes like small photos, confetti etc.
Bind It All Mini Wedding Book for a Bride
I don’t have any real silver sixpences, but I do have a pile of old ones bought from a coin shop in Wolverhampton which polish up a treat to put in the tiny organza bag on this page.
Bind It All Mini Wedding Book Old Borrowed
I leave the last page blank for messages to be written.  It’s a real labour of love, I guess from beginning to end each book has taken me about three and a half hours to make, including the box.


Di said...

Absolutely beautiful Helen - what a fabulous gift, and so much gorgeous work you've done, Must have taken ages! Di xx

Paula said...

Gorgeous, Helen! As you know I've been looking back on your old BIA album posts as am due to get mine this week, so will be able to hopefully create some equally beautiful albums (...thanks for your advice)! Funny enough, I almost bought some sixpence coins from a boot sale, with a view to using them in wedding cards/books. Must get some next time I see the same chap, as love the little organza bag idea!!! Love, love, love your work, Helen!

Angie said...

What a great idea ...they are perfect.

Suze Bain said...

Wow, Helen, I just love this idea. So personal and I love all your little embellishments. (Cillit Bang is fab for cleaning coins).

Highland Monkey's said...

What lovely wedding mementos. You have done them beautifully. I'm sure the recipients will appreciated the time and effort in producing these wonderful books.

Naturally Me Creations said...

This is so cute! Nicely made. :)

marc said...

cant say much as i am so peeed (only joking i think lol)that i did not make them ,any one getting something that special would with out doubt be in seven heaven your one classy lady with a lot of style big love marc

LaceTopDesigns said...

They're gorgeous Helen. Im sure they will be treasured for many years to come. x

Bubbles said...

Oh my goodness what a truly wonderful and special gift. I absolutely love it and so will your friend Clare.
Joanne x

Julie said...

What an amzing gift! x