On March 6th, I had the distinct pleasure of celebrating my granparents 70th wedding anniversary. I made a banner for the cake table and decided to use the banner in the pages of a pocket album for my grandmother to store the photos of the day. This is a picture HEAVY post. I'd apologize, but these are dear treasures to me and I couldn't help but share. Ack - that is becoming a refrain with me this week!
The daughter of a dear friend of mine designed the invitation (shown on the left page here) and also helped with the layout of the photo collage (shown on the right page here). They turned out so perfectly, I am grateful to Emily for her assistance in making this day special.
I made ten of the silver glittered "70th" to set on the tables. I cut out 20 of them and glued the top half together, bending the back version out to act as a "kickstand". They worked lovely on the tables with some fresh cut flowers and now one of them is stored here as a keepsake.
The book is a pocket album book from Hobby Lobby. I selected a set of pocket cards to embellish some of the pages, but the idea is that my grandma can simply slide photos in some of the pages and others are more traditional type scrapbook layout pages.
I've had these clear acetate embellishments for years and decided they fit the theme of this book. Oh my, but they worked perfectly here.
My grandma is very old fashioned. As such, I couldn't help but add some pearl swirls....
I think they were perfect. The price was right, the timing was right and the idea was a good match!
We made the paper - I was even featured with a comment. If you'd like to see photos and read a short bit about it, click here.