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"

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

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. 

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


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!

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