Saturday, May 5, 2012

Jinxiu's Wedding Guest Book, in a Parisian Café Shop Front-Inspired Box

So, my dearest girlfriend from art college is getting married! We have came a long way, 10 years of friendship and I'm glad that she found a guy who is dedicated to taking good care of her (as compared to the assholes that she was dating previously.) So happy for you Xiu!!

So anyway, here's a wedding guest book that I made for her, housed in a Parisian café shop front-inspired box, which *ahem*, yours truly hand crafted outta chipboard.

This is also a guest design project for MiniAlbumScraps, using the "Gates Mini Album", and "Parisian Shapes Set" available in their store.

Close up on the details in the guest book. The large indigo rose is from Prima Roses of Spain, Anais collection from 2010. Love this. Prima don't do fabric flowers this way anymore :( The rest are Prima classics. Also some flower trim and pom pom trim. Chipboard shapes are from MiniAlbumScraps.

Now, close ups on the box.

The bicycle is metal! It's from the recent Prima Shabby Chic Treasures collection. Pretty yea?

The gate is again, from MiniAlbumScraps. I highly recomend that you check out their store on their Ning, Lotsa awesome laser cut shaped albums, and laser cut shapes set!

Finally, a look at how the box opens...

To house the guest book...

And tadah!! The chandalier on the guest book is strategically placed so that it appears through the "window" of the shop front. Now the wedding couple is in a nice cozy cafe, lit by a chandalier, while they sip their coffee.

Ok that's all for now, gonna hop on ovr to my friend's place to drop off the guest book. Did I mention that she is gonna move into my neighbourhood soon and is literally living a stone's throw away?! How awesome is that! I'm looking forward to late night coffee and ice cream now, perhaps in a quaint nearby café like this one!


Supply List For Parisian Café Shop Front Inspired Box

Hambly Screen Prints Overlays – Portrait Gallery HO825
Hambly Screen Prints Overlays – Portrait Gallery HO827
Heidi Swapp – Sugar Chic Pennants
Melissa Frances – Petite Frames Assortment CX869
Mini Album Scraps – Parisian Shape Set
Mini Album Scraps – Gates Mini Album
Prima Fairy Belle Collection – Lace and Crystals Border #554156
Prima Meadow Lark Collection – Fimo and Crystals #553982
Prima Pastiche Collection – Quirky 12x12 Paper #841195 (or one 12x12 sheet of your choice for the roof)
Prima Shabby Chic Metal Treasures – Vintage Bicycle #890872
Webster’s Pages CLEAN & Simple Collection – Butterfly Kisses 12x12 Paper US1921D (or one 12x12 sheet of your choice to lay the inside of the box)

Medium Weight Chipboard
PVC Sheet / Transparency
Paint (White, and one other color for accent)
Assorted Flowers and 12” Lace

Supply List For Wedding Guest Book / Mini Album

Hambly Screen Prints Overlays – Portrait Gallery HO827
Mini Album Scraps – Parisian Shape Set
Prima Roses of Spain – Anais #542986
Prima Tea Roses – Sweet Teal #537494
Webster’s Pages IN LOVE collection – Arrive In Style US1917D
Webster’s Pages CLEAN & Simple collection – Heartbeats US1924D (or half 12x12 sheet of your choice to cover top half of your book)

Assorted Prima Classic Small Roses
Glass Vial
Half Pearls
Lace, Flower Trims and Pom Pom Trims
Prima Pebbles (any)
Prima Packaging (for the black sentiments)
Robin's Nest Dew Drops