The "pre-wedding photo shoot" was really an unforgettable one. A total DIY project, photographed by a Hong Kong friend, in Hong Kong. Frank & I couldn't thank him enough for such a precious gift for our wedding :)
About 2 and a half months later after we returned from HK, we got a link from our friend - it's our photos!!! Yay!!! So we did a round of photos selection, and I've decided to have part of those photos printed in a photobook. (Ha! So happen that Groupon has got the XXX photobook deal, and I bought 2!)
I've chosen the Ruff n Tuff hard cover for my first album, and the second one is definitely gonna be the Image Wrap hard cover.
[Fast forward]: So, when I open up the box, here it is, it's my first photobook! ...but, wait a minute... this doesn't looks right. I was expecting it to be a hard cover with a die-cut window, and my cover photo will be "framed" behind the window. But what I'm seeing is a debossed rectangular frame on the cover with my cover photo pasted on it. Oooohh NOOOOOoooo.... this is really no class :(
Whatever it is, it is printed, it is a finished product now. I took a deep breath, open up the album and flip through it. Well, the inner page is not bad, I must say I really like it. Now, let's see what I can do to modify the cover. So, this is what I did.
The original Ruff n Tuff
I decided to make a frame using this simple black lace
Need to do some sewing before sticking it onto the cover with hot glue
Ta da!! A new look for my photobook cover
Just to be fair to the XXX photobook company, later I found out it was my fault that I did not study their product properly. They do have another type of photobook called the Window Die-cut Hardcover book (with 2 windows). Hence, the Ruff n Tuff Debossed Hardcover is really just a debossed rectangular frame with your cover photo pasted over it.
Anyway, I like the way it looks now. And I'm excited again waiting for my second book to arrive, the Image Wrap one, hehehe...