Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nifty Gifty with Swoon

Little Yellow Bicycle has recently released the new Swoon Collection. Today, the design team has come up with some ways to use it for wedding gifts. There are so many pretty ideas on the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog!  Be sure to check out what the other design team members have created!

I chose to alter a paper mache book box.  This is the perfect size to hold all those little things that you want to keep from your wedding and to do it in one place. 

I used a wide black satin ribbon around my box to give the look of it being tied closed.  I also added some clear stickers from Deja Veiws to the 'binding'. 

Here, you can see the way I did the 'pages'.  I used striped paper for this part instead of trying to make it look like actual pages.  The lacy accents on this paper give it more detail.  Love that.  To cover the place where my paper met, I just glued on some silver ball trim.  Super easy!  Finally, I couldn't resist adding a little silver heart charm.

In this close-up, you can see the layers.  Check out those little silver sequined flowers!  I am wild about how pretty they are!  Such a perfect little accent to stand alone or center the flowers from the flower kit! 

This is the inside cover of my box.  I wanted the book to easily open, so instead of having the ribbon actually go around the box, I cut it and glued it down to the inside edge.  To cover the ends, I added one of the journaling cards.  This is where I can put the names and dates of the wedding. 

For more tips, please drop by the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog

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