10.02.2008

Embellishments Make a Good Thing Better

Fall is birthday season for us, and with my brother's recent engagement adding a new member to the family (a fantastic girl, by the way), we have yet another birthday to celebrate in October. As I was out browsing for gifts, I came across this chunky square photo album. 

Knowing that a college-age girl can't have too much storage for all of the memories she is creating, I decided that this was the perfect present; but, I also knew that it would need some extra attention before it would be gift worthy (remind you of my last post?). 


I added the bow, because lets face it, there is nothing more delectable than chocolate brown velvet, and then filled the slot with her initial backed by scrapbooking paper and lace. 


While piecing together scraps of paper and tying a bow isn't monumental, taking the time to personalize a gift does show the recipient that you care about giving a gift that is uniquely them (and might even look like something you would find in a trendy boutique!).

10 comments:

Mikki said...

I love it. It's so pretty now. Just goes to show it doesn't take a lot to give something a little special touch, and make someone feel special.

Simply This and That said...

What a great idea! Thanks for visiting my blog. It looks like I'm gonna have to come back and visit yours when I have more time to browse around. ;O) ooxx`jodi

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

You certainly have a flair in transforming things. The brown velvet bow was a most inspired touch.

Sara said...

LOVE IT ... as always!

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I'm glad to know that I'm not alone in my obsession with appliqued letters. :o)

Have a great weekend!

babydollsandbeerbottles said...

What a cute idea! Target is always having great sales too... you could probably pick up an album super-cheap... I LOVE brown velvet...

my thrifty victorian home said...

It's one of a kind and I just want to eat the BOW!!!

Sara said...

Hi! I just came across your blog and I love it!!!! You are so very talented and I am so going to have to glitter some birds after seeing how they turned out!!!! =] Thanks for all the great ideas!!! My oldest daughter was next to me while I was looking at the portable house. She and I love it!!!!! Approx. how long did it take for you to complete it? I would love to give that a go too!!! =]

MammaDucky said...

Thanks for the idea! It came in handy when I realized (last minute) that I had a coworker's wedding to attend!

Tracie said...

How do you affix your ribbon? Is it just tied on or is it glued somehow? I just bought a chipboard album and want to embellish it as a gift for my mom (I'm redoing a very old album that I made for her when I was a child) and I've never done an album cover. Can I decoupage on it? Thanks!

Katie said...

Hi!!! I love your ideas that you have!!! You are so creative!!! I came across your blog from my best friend Sara (allthingsgirlie-bysara) and thought you had some awesome ideas on your page!! I have so many pictures and it would be great for not only all my friends but me too!!!