Monday, 4 May 2015

A Guest Book with Perfectly Rustics

There is a new challenge starting over at Perfectly Rustics today with a theme of Use Three of Something, I also wanted to share a project that was a huge joy to create. My little sister Rachael decided to get married to the love of her life Simon on 30th April 2015 in New Zealand and I was incredibly honored that they asked me to create a guest book for them. This was the first time I had made anything like this and with only a guest list of 17 - it presented an interesting challenge, This is what I came up with.

Card Tip:

I needed to create a small guest book that was strong enough to hold up but also had black pages - a request made by the groom. So my solution was covering a chipboard album. I started off with a American Crafts 6x8 chipboard minibook, and covered it with assorted card stock.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: Bazzill royalty,her majesty,black tie.
Papers: cream paper from local scrapbook store.
Stamps: Tiddly Inks As You Wish
               Skin: E000+E00+E11+E02+R20 
               Guy's Hair: E33+E35+E37
               Lady's Hair: E40+E41+E43+E31
               Guy's Shirt: E50+E30
               Guys Tunic: E23+E25+E29
               Guy's Pants: E53+E55+E57
               Guy's Boots: C01+C03+C05+C07
               Lady's Shirt: E50+E30
               Lady's Dress: V000+V01+V12+V04
               Lady's Shoes: E53+E55+E57
Dies: Cuttlebug typewriter font die, Spellbinders lattice rectangle, Couture Creations nesting hearts, I also used my Brother Scan and Cut for the page shapes.
Other: Prima flowers, purple and cream ribbon from stash.

Challenge List:


  1. Gorgeous creation, one that shall be treasured for ever no doubt. Thank you for joining us over at challenge 9, good luck.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx (DT)

  2. What a beautiful guest book! Your image is adorable. Love the colors and bow. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ May Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

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  4. What a beautiful guest book! Your image is adorable. Love the colors and bow. Thanks for joining the Dies R Us May "Anniversary" Challenge. Stop back to see if you are one of our GC winners at the end of May!

  5. Great project and idea! Will keep this in mind as a gift idea for a future wedding invitation!

  6. Stunning project. Lovely colouring. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girlz challenge. Good Luck.

  7. A beautiful creation, this will be treasured for years to come. Thanks for sharing the tip too.Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  8. What a lovely idea, love it love the cute image, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  9. It turned out incredibly beautiful Cathie. I bet they loved it. Saw some of the photos of your time in Taupo. Looks like you had fun with the family. So nice to have meet you as well :-)

  10. Great job ... this is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANNIVERSARY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Good Luck and, please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  11. Fab Book I bet the B&G reallly LOVE it, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  12. WOW what a fabulous keepsake!!! Love love love the details on this. It's just perfect I'm sure that your sister was trilled!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  13. charming album! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Spread the word! Our challenge is always anything goes! Good luck!

    La-Vie B. – Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog DT
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

  14. That turned out gorgeous!! Congrats to your sis! This is such a beautiful keepsake--they will treasure it always! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR this week!

  15. Beautiful Decorated!!.. So Sweet image!! Lovely Details.. and Great Color Theme.. Love your flowers!!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC! Hugs Sol

  16. What a beautiful addition to the wedding! I'm sure the bride & groom were thrilled! I'm so glad you decided to share it with us and join our "Anniversary" challenge at Dies R Us!