Ivory Moon

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

A thank you gift for our Wedding Photographers 


Hello again crafty friends .... I just wanted to show you the thank you gifts I made for our Wedding Photographers  Mini & Me   

Helen and Dani were wonderful ... they brought so much fun to our day ... they are so friendly yet professional and really put all our guests at easy and we were so lucky to have them shoot our wedding ... we now have 2 life long friends .

I decided that the ONLY thank you gift I could make them were CAMERAS   ..... so I set about designing one for them ...

Here is what I ended up with

The top and base of the camera are made from 2mm thick chipboard and the body is a heavy weight card ... the lens is also made nfrom the same heavy weight card ... to get the different aspects of the lens I simply added strips of card at verious points down the body of the lens .... then added some corrigated cardboard strips for the grip effect ....

I then added some bling around the edges and for the buttons on the top I used Fernli Designs off cuts of circles and a strip of card folded for the flash. 

I designed it so it would open up and would have a mini album inside .. also on the back I added a small metal frame with a photo in the back ..... one of Helen herself and the other of Dani's children ..
 this can be seen in the small photo on the right ..

Then it was time to make the mini albums ... 


I personalised each one for the girls with their inital on a small metal disk ...


I also made each album slightly different so they are both unique .. I also make some tags for the gift boxes with their names on them ... I have to say both girls were thrilled with the name tags lol ... thankfully they were more excited about the cameras lol...



Once I had made the display boxes for the cameras and decorated them I then decorated the bags for them to go in .... 




See middle photo at the bottom ...
I inked  the bag as close to the colour on their business cards I could get ( I used Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay ) then stamped the word MINI & on one bag and ME on the other   ( the reason they are called Mini & Me is very obvious when you meet them ... Helen is very tall and Dani is ... well ..... Pocket sized  ( don't kill me Dani lol) 

I had so much fun making these gifts for the girls and even more pleasure seening their faces when they opened them ...   

Oh and I have the added bonus of the photographs being done by them too  DOUBLE SCORE !!!! 

Thanks for stopping by and dont forget if you are in the Essex/Kent area ..... you cant pick better photoraghpers than MINI & ME 


1 comment:

Naomi (Sugar Brown) said...

Gorgeous gorgeous makes xx

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