Designer Nichol Magouirk used patterned papers in complementary hues to make this easy-to-assemble wedding album as beautiful as it is simple. She began by matting the photos with natural and medium green card stock. She affixed antique brass minibrads in each of the four corners and set the assembled pieces to the side.
She then cut 5 1/2-inch squares from each of the patterned papers and adhered them to a sheet of dark green card stock, leaving a thin border around each edge. She mounted the matted photos on each page and used alphabet rubber stamps and brown ink to stamp the title for each page.
For a simple embellishment, she punched small flowers from crumpled light green card stock and inserted an antique brass minibrad through the center. She attached the flowers to vellum metal-rim tags, threaded a ribbon through the hole punched in the top of the tag, and adhered the pieces to the pages.
Sources: Patterned papers by Anna Griffin and K&Company. Letter rubber stamps by PSX. Rectangle vellum metal-rimmed tag by Making Memories.
Kathleen Paneitz used scrapbooking supplies to make this 5 x 7-inch wedding-planning journal. She kept the color scheme a black-tie affair, choosing black and white card stock as her primary supply and accenting with silver.
To dress up the front cover, Kathleen used two silver rings and a spray of silk flowers found in the wedding aisle of her crafts store. She tied a silver cord to a tag on which she wrote a sentimental quote and attached it to the stems. For the title, she used a combination of sticker letters and text cut from card stock with a craft knife.
Kathleen used another tag with a quote on the Bridal Bouquet page, dressing up the black card stock background with silver trim and photo-realistic flower stickers.
On the Cherished Mementos page, Kathleen constructed a pocket in which memorabilia could be held. To embellish the pocket, Kathleen used strands of decorative pearls held in place with a silver wax seal.
For a page meant to hold photos of the church where the couple will wed, Kathleen split the page just off center, using white embossed card stock along with the black. She chose to use a wedding bells sticker and added decorative silver trim where the two card stocks meet.
For the sparkling cake on the Our Cake page, Kathleen cut her basic shape from white card stock and then added Shaved Ice to the tiers. She finished the cake by adding strings of clear seed beads between the layers and a floral embellishment to the top.
To dress up the Shower Gifts page, Kathleen made small packages by folding over the edges of several small pieces of patterned paper and adding bows and ties to each.
Sources: Embossed card stock by Frances Meyer (silver) and K&Company (white). Embossed vellum by K&Company. Patterned paper by Die Cuts With a View (script) and Anna Griffin (rose). Computer font is Bickley Script (quotes and hand-cut title) downloaded off the Internet. Stickers by Frances Meyer ("a planning journal"), David Walker for Colorbök (black alphabet), K&Company (embossed flowers), Silver photo corners by Canson. Wax seal by Hampton Art Stamps. Shaved Ice and glitter by Magic Scraps. Champagne glasses by Impress Rubber Stamps. Fibers by On the Surface.