Wednesday, May 4, 2011

50th Anniversary Memory box

We celebrated my in-laws 50th anniversary on April 9th, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  My sisters-in-law, Kelly and Kim did a fantastic job putting this celebration together, from the venue to the video, no detail was missed.  My husband & I being over 650 miles away, were not able to help with this but we wanted to add something special to mom & dad's memories of the night.  I seem to do better on a deadline, not always procrastination, I just could not figure out WHAT to do.  Of course the week before we were to leave I finally figured out a box to hold all their cards and items from the party would be a good thing.  I spent 2 days looking for a box to alter, I knew what I wanted but was having a hard time finding it.  I wanted to alter the outside and inside of the lid to make this special for them.  I finally find this box at JoAnn's.  It was hiding behind a post.  I had taken 15 minutes to debate with myself what size I wanted when I spotted this single box, seriously, behind the structural post of the store.  It was the only one of it's kind and it fit the occasion perfectly.  So now that I did not have to alter the outside I wanted to really make the inside special.  My sister-in-law Kim emailed me several pictures of mom & dad over the years for me to pick from.  This picture was in color but I wanted it sepia toned so it would coordinate with the box and page.

I used a 12x12 sheet with words on it, clear stickers, gold rubbed chipboard, SU stamp frame, SU brads and a tissue paper flower I made out of pieces of an old sewing pattern.  Found the idea for the flower on Marah Johnson's YouTube channel, she is an amazing artist.
Take a look at all the video instructions she's added in less than 2 months.  Great ideas!

I hope you enjoy seeing the memory box, my in-laws fell in love with it and it is located in their living room so they can share all the memories of that great celebration with anyone who visits.

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