Sep 24, 2009

Are you sick of wedding stuff?? A Memory Box

Well bloggers, one more week to go until my friend's wedding and this is the gift I made for her bridal shower. She was so appreciative to receive it and called me later that night crying. I thought something was wrong until I heard "memory box" and "this is the most thoughtful gift....". She was so cute and emotional, and I think the reality of marriage is setting in. She has chosen a wonderful mate and I can't wait to give my Matron of Honour speech to tell them just how much I love them together.

For the Memory Box, I went to a cigar store in Yorkville in Toronto, and picked up a used cigar box for $2.00. Otherwise, they would just throw them out. She would appreciate this as she is an avid recycler! I covered it with paper that we used for some of her wedding invites, an embroidered "K" I found at Fabricland, and Prima Crystals. I also covered the sides with Bazzill Bling cardstock, Prima velvet ribbon, and a Melissa Frances keyhole.

For the inside items, I made an envelope for the many things brides do not want to forget such as, Our Wedding Vows, Our Favourite Photos, Marriage Documents, RSVP, Our Invitation, etc... I can still add more if she comes up with something else. I created the words in Photoshop and printed them directly on the envelopes.
I also made he a little trinket box for whatever will fit in it! I put a nice gift card inside for a lingerie store. ;)
Hope you can find some great tidbits from this and create a cherished gift for a friend.
Many blessings.


Cindee Stacey said...

Lesley this is beautious!! Always much inspiration to be found on your blog! Thank you for sharing!

Tracey said...

What a gorgeous gift Lesley! I love this!!