Sunday, September 9, 2018

Anniversary Gift for my Parents

My parents are celebrating their 59th wedding anniversary in a few weeks, and I wanted to make something that would store a lot of photos, thus today's project.

I used the largest of the Tim Holtz Vignette boxes and covered it with floral scrapbook paper and some of his washi tape around the edges.  Then I adhered the feet and the word "memories", the number 59 and the roses.  The top is just the panel that fits the largest vignette box, also covered with paper.  

I printed a photo of my parents and gave it a sephia finish in Picasa but then colored in the corsage with a yellow distress marker.  I cut around their image and mounted it inside the next largest of the vignette boxes with some foam mounting tape.  The knob on top is also a Tim Holtz product.

The bottom box was a book box I purchased at Hobby Lobby:

I covered it with the same floral scrapbook paper as the vignette boxes then painted on some Mod Podge to finish it off.  This book box holds some larger photos of my 6 brothers and sisters and their kids that my parents have never seen before:

This is on it's way to their house via the post office.  I know it's going to bring tears to their eyes as they love seeing photos of the family.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann


  1. Such a thoughtful, incredibly beautiful gift, Ann! I hope they enjoy many more happy years together. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, de

  2. Just dropping by to say hello, and to thank you for your kind comment on my blog today, Ann! Hope you enjoy a great week-end, and that you have not been impacted too much by the rain. hugs, de

  3. I just had a blast gazing at all your beautiful creations for your family! Wow, you have been one busy bee! So thoughtful- and you definitely have a creative gene!