If you loved the movie "Up," you'll love this guest book

Guestpost by Aalg on Jun 15th

Check out Tribe member Aalg's wedding guestbook, modeled after the "Our Adventure Book" from the movie (read: cry fest) Up. Don't you love it when Disney amazingness comes to life?

I am a Disney girl. Before my future husband and I started dating and were just friends, he "stalked" me when I worked at the Disney store. His first gift to me was a Tinkerbell necklace. Our first vacation was to Walt Disney World, and our pre-wedding honeymoon was also to Disney World. And, we love Up. We love the whole movie (he prefers any scene with Dug in it) but I love the beginning. Even though I cry every time I see it, I love Carl and Ellie's story. Its so me and my future husband. He's so quiet and I am the outgoing one who takes the lead.

Ellie's book.

So, I decided that I want to make our own "Our Adventure Book" for our guestbook.


My plan is to keep some pages set aside to add into the book when we have our babies, and people can sign it then, too. We'll also put pages in when we get our first house. And we'll throw in pages of our adventures through the years, too. We'll add pictures amongst the signatures.

I used chipboard as the covers. I bought brown cotton quilting material and just hand wrote "Our Adventure Book" with a tracing pencil. Then I embroidered each one without much care, so that it looks like a kid wrote it. I used a paint pen to do the circle around the lettering, and the world is just an iron-on patch.

I used spray adhesive to get the fabric to stick onto the chipboard. On the inside I used purple scrap booking pages to line it, as seen here:

I did that because a quick glimpse of the one in the movie had a purple lining too:

Finally, I used red bias tape for the spine and wove it together with leather cord. And voila! A Pixar-Disney-tastic guest book.

I'm so excited and happy. It came out so great, I can't wait for people to see it at our wedding.

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About Aalg

Aalg is 25 and works at a bakery. Her hobbies include crafting ANYTHING and reading. Her fiance is finishing up his last year of law school and they are currently planning an August wedding in New York.

http://offbeatbride.ning.com/profile/Aalg