Let's Celebrate - A retirement wish book by Venus

12:50:00 PM Venus Fortuna 8 Comments

Hello my crafty friends! It's me Venus, posting here. Oh how time flies!You still haven't signed up for our giveaway? My sister and I will be drawing one lucky follower from our individual giveaway this Sunday - Mothers Day. Two chances of winnnig! So, please check out the left side bar for the goodies.

Today's post is a project that I made for my office mate, whose mom is retiring and celebrating her birthday at the same time. I call this a "wish book" rather than a guest book.

See how lovely the cover is.  This is an 8"x9" scrapbook with 20 plain white cardstock pages.
To cover the book,  I used DCWV 12x12 paper in teal and white flowers.
I  layered a green cardstock with a doily printed paper by October Afternoon.

 I embellished the cover with a border punched with Martha Stewart flowers and vines; Tim Holtz rosette, foam flowers; handmade die-cut paper flowers by Sizzix sizzlits-  I misted the flowers with walnut glimmer mist; fabric flowers glittered with stickles, foam swrls, and Martha Stewart punched butterflies. The chipboard silhouette is by Maya Road which I painted with MM scrapbook paint. I did the same with the chpboard alphabets. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment "It's time to celebrate" on a piece of  cardstock then just cut around it to form a wavy banner. 

 Challenges entered
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/ -#83 Use Punches or Die Cuts
http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/  - Challenge: Punches

There you go! Easy Peasy project! Hope you liked my post. Thank you for visiting!


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  1. wow! lovely wish book sister. How do you make this book? tips tips for me. hehehe

  2. Oh Now this is so cute! I never thought to do a retirement wish book. TFS AJ~

  3. This is beautiful! And I just adore your boxes in your previous post.. they are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in the under 300 blog hop! I am your newest follower!

  4. Look at all those pretty flowers! Thanks for playing at Inspired By!

  5. This is just fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  6. What a wonderful gift idea. I love the lil cameo and how you popped it on a rosette. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  7. Great card, love your flowers!! Great gift idea ;)Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week. Hugs, Joan

  8. nice posting.. thanks for sharing..


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