Sunday, 6 September 2020

A book of promises

 You may recall back along that I mentioned a Book Of Promises that I was making for Connor's Girlfriend Amelia. Well her Birthday has been and gone and so I can share it with you. Once again my paper mountain came up trumps when he told me that she liked green and mustard...of course I could lay my hands on papers featuring those colours!! I did consider cutting the pages by hand but, here's the thing, I had my eye on a Hunkydory Memory Book die set and when I researched it found that it was reduced so just had to get it!! It was SO worth it!! 

I was incredibly proud of him for thinking up such a thoughtful and unique present.

The front and back were covered in the same papers and I chose a dark chocolate coloured Centura pearl card for her name that was die cut using CC letter dies. I happened to have some binder rings that I added tons of ribbon to for decoration. Amelia is not a girly girl so I left the embellishments at that!!

Connor's original brief was to have tear out pages but I managed to persuade him that pockets to hold tags would be far better and then she was able to keep the whole gift intact. I somehow managed to use a different co-ordinating paper for each of the pages and pockets. The pages and tags were cream linen card and I found cream pearl paper that I typed the promises on to.

Each tag was numbered and he really did think of some really meaningful "promises".

One of my favourites was his suggestion to grab a blanket and a picnic and watch the sunset from the boot of the car. I think he gets his romantic notions from his old Mum!!

There were twenty pockets in all and the last contained the promise of a holiday, once we are let out again!! As you can imagine she was thrilled to bits and I understand that a few have been redeemed already!!

Thank you for stopping by. See you soon xx

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Love to Craft Challenge Blog #50 September - Anything Goes

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Sue said...

What a lovely gift Sarah this is stunning! hugs Sue x

Julie B said...

Aww how romantic, a perfect gift. Nice to see those DPs being used again! ;)

Chrissy said...

Oh Sarah, your book of promises is fabulous and I love the sweet verses on the tags and the ribbons on the binder rings, great papers and colours too, love it.


meg said...

A stunning project Sarah your papers are beautiful and the promises your son made really special

Inkyfingers said...

Oh my, Sarah - you have raised Connor to be an awesome, romantic young man to think of giving this gift to his girlfriend! I love what you did with the brief and the idea of using tags was genius. I love the papers you used and how everything coordinates so well together. I hope both mother and son are round of this creation and Amelia is a lucky girl to have you both in her life.
Hope you are safe and well.
Carol x

aussie aNNie said...

Such beautiful creative pages, Sarah, it's so nice to give away too, this is lovely. ♥

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a love idea Sarah and your album is fabulous. What a great die x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a thoughtful person he is. This is absolutely beautiful, lovely idea and so well made. She could add photos too

cotnob said...

A beautiful gift for Amelia, such a fabulous idea and the tags are perfect - Amelia is a lucky girl to have such a romantic boyfriend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Diane said...

What a lovely design and gift Sarah.

Hugs diane

Tammy said...

WOW Sarah, this album is amazing! gorgeous design and papers, I bet she loved it!
Hugs, Tammy

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

This is totally wonderful .. .. I love it .. .. and I bet Amelia did too.

Love your paper choices too.

Such a lovely thoughtful gift and I love the sound of the picnic.

Hope all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a lovely, thoughtful gift and so well made too, it's beautiful Sarah.

Pop's Cards said...

What a gorgeous gift, I am loving the papers you used too hugs Pops x

Beverley said...

What a gorgeous gift. Thanks for joining in our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x