Mother's Day gift ~ Create it. Go!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Mother's Day gift

My husband was trying to think of ideas for a gift for his mom for Mother's Day and I gave him a few suggestions and he liked this one, so...here is/was my first try at making a mini-album in a tin for his mom for mother's day.

He picked the pictures from when he was a kid, then we had them printed wallet size in sepia tone. He also picked a kinda water/beach theme for the whole thing and then picked the colors/paper. As I started figuring out layouts, he went through my stamps and picked the sentiments out too for each page. He also wrote a little note and typed it up for the inside cover for his mom. (The tin is from Hobby Lobby for 99 cents-it is a gift card holder tin up by the registers.) Then I just put it all together. (It did take longer-than that sounds-esp because this was my first time and had to figure out dimensions and all that.)

I really like the colors and the way it came out. He wanted it simple, and I think it is-he prob wanted it even simpler, but he really liked the way it came out too.

Here are a few shots/angles of it:(above: front view)(above: when you open the tin, it opens like a book, you have to pull it out to open and sit like an accordion...this tin was hinged, if it wasn't, you would glue the page to the back piece of the tin-on this one, I only glued (used tacky tape) to adhere the first page on the left to the front piece of tin)(above-side view-I didn't use dimensionals, so that if it was being carried in a purse or something, it wouldn't catch on anything. I also think I should have used do to glue it all down...next time...)(above and below-more close ups)

For more details-as to what stamps, etc used, go to my splitcoast gallery page:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/918831?cat=500&ppuser=138176
(I also list more deets in this gallery on all my other cards as well.)

1 comments:

The Bergquist Family said...

that is amazing! what mother wouldn't love such a special gift! great job!