Monday, April 29, 2013

CCC # 15: Engaged!

What perfect timing!  The two-week theme at Creative Cutting Challenge is "Weddings".  Another opportunity to finish up some projects for my own wedding day that is fast approaching.  (Yikes!)

I decided to take a step back and document our engagement story with this scrapbook layout.  I never scrapbook by myself, so this was a real challenge for me.  I had no one here to offer opinion!  That was tough, but I pushed through and am pretty pleased with the result.

(sorry, this story is just for us! J)
The Details:
  • The diamond ring SVG from The Creative Pointe's "Wedding Set" made a perfect frame for our photo.  
  • I cut the base from dark grey stock and the "setting" from a lighter grey, delicately patterned paper.  The "diamond" was cut from white stock.  I drew a few facet lines with a pencil and then covered it in a thick coat of Rock Candy Distress Stickles for the appropriate sparkle.
  • I layered a large version of The Creative Pointe's "Bracket Element" SVG to break up the background a bit and bring in some more pink.  Since it was the whole story, I typed it out on grey-ish stock, formatting it into three columns and adjusting so that it would be the right size for my page.
  • "Engaged!" was cut using "English" font and colored with a touch of Worn Lipstick Distress Stain to up the pink tone a bit.
  • The rest was adding embellishments:  a strip of crocheted lace, suede leaf ribbon and some flowers.  An extra special touch is the corsage pin and beads stuck in beneath the silk flower petals..."inheritance" from my paternal grandmother's impressive stash, recently passed along from my mom.

I can't wait to see how the other designers have outdone themselves on their "Weddings" projects!  Click here to check out all the Creative Cutting Challenge Design Team projects and join the challenge.  Even if you don't use SVG files yet, it's definitely worth the visit for some great ideas!

Other Challenges:
Fairy Tale Challenges: A Very Special Occasion
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges: #164 - Flowers and Lace
Allsorts: Week 204 - Anything But a Card
Creative Creations Challenges: #9 - Weddings
Make My Monday: Anything But a Card
UnstampaBelles: Challenge #22 - Anything But a Card (papercraft no stamping)

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Sahara Sand’, ‘Ultrasmooth Vanilla’, ‘Ultrasmooth White’; Papertrey Ink ‘Smokey Shadow’
Patterned Paper:  Authentique ‘Blissful’ 6x6, unknown
SVG:  The Creative Pointe ‘Wedding Set’, ‘Bracket Element’; font ‘English’
Inks: Distress Stain ‘Worn Lipstick’; Le Pen ‘Grey’; Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’
Embellishments: Lace ribbon; leaf ribbon; paper flowers; silk flowers; Tim Holtz button; vintage corsage pin; vintage pearls; Distress Stickles ‘Rock Candy’
Tools:  SCAL; Cricut Expression; Fiskars punch ‘Corner Rounder’; glue dots; foam ink blender; TH paper distresser


  1. So very nice!! And I'm sure you missed having "someone" put their fingers into your wet Stickles!!

  2. This is just beautiful! LOVE the gorgeous papers and the fabulous die cuts! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  3. A great scrapbook l/o Vicki and such a lovely way to keep those special memories.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  4. This is lovely sweetie and you do look a lovely couple. Love the papers. Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding, have a good day. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

    Cathy DT

  5. This looks a great layout, great memories. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxxx

  6. This scrapbook page is gorgeous, I love the ring with your picture in it, such a cute idea, love it, thank you for joining us this week at make my Monday xx

  7. That is a lovely layout....clever use of the ring shape. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles for our Anything but a Card challenge.

  8. A gorgeous layout for a scrap book page - thanks so much for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  9. This is so very wonderfull! I love your layout and the colours you have used! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  10. Beautiful layout.

    Thanks for sharing at TPC this week.


  11. This is lovely and love the way that you have planned the layout. How lovely to be able to keep this story for years to come. Thankyou for joining in with the Allsorts Challenge this week Jo x

  12. First, congratulations on your approaching wedding! Secondly, what beautiful book to keep memories in - it is so pretty and holds great memories itself with your grandmother's stuff there as well. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles this month!

  13. Love how you framed the photo, so cool! Thanks for joining us at UnstampaBelles.

  14. lovely!congrats on the upcoming nuptials..thanks for playing with us at Creative Creations Challenges this fortnight and look forward to seeing your entries again...Anita x


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