Saturday, November 3, 2007

My Little Book of Recipes

This was a class I did last month and I thought I would share it here. The book is made with the 3" x 3" Chipboard Book tht we carry in the TAC catalog. All papers, cardstocks, ribbons and hardware are from the Hemingway Collection on the catalog. We went ahead and made decorated a small gift bag and made a small gift card to go with the book. It makes a really nice gift for almost any occasion. Here are the pictures of the book and each set of pages. The last picture is all three items completed:

Here is the instructions if you would like to duplicate this little book. I'm sure you have recipes you can use but if you would like a copy of mine please email me and I will send them to you.

My Little Recipe Book

All pages have the corners rounded with a corner rounder. They are also glued with Fabri-Tac glue but you can use your favorite adhesive. The following is a list of supplies and the sizes I cut the papers for each page. All papers, cardstock, ribbon and hardware are the Hemingway Collection by TAC™. I also used mini brads, Crop s dile tool, Sizzix photo corner die cut, and flower punches. I used a Sahara Sand Versamagic stamp pad and distressed all the edges of the recipes and the computer saying for the front of the book.
Front and Back cover:
1 Gold print 2 ¾” x 2 15/16”
1 Gold plain 2 ¾” x 2 15/16”
1 Brown cardstock 2” x 2 15/16”
Round the outside two corners of each pieces of gold paper. Adhere to book. Mold the piece of brown cardstock over the spine of the book. Adhere to the spine after you have your creases in the cardstock. Add the words to the front of the book and use brown and beige ribbon for accents.

In all of the following pages you will fold the bigger piece of cardstock in half. Round all the corners and then adhere to the book making sure to get the fold of the cardstock into the fold of the book. Add the recipes to the pages when they are completed. .

Pages 1 & 2:
1 Dk. Aqua cardstock 5 7/8” x 2 15/16”
1 Aqua print 4” x 1”
2 ivory eyelets
Fold the aqua print in half. Adhere the eyelets to the aqua print paper. Adhere to the book with the center of the aqua print placed into the center of the book towards the bottom of the page.
Pages 3 & 4:
1 Lt. Yellow cardstock 5 7/8” x 2 15/16”
1 3” x 3” gold print cut at a diagonal so you have two pieces
Place the diagonal pieces opposite each other on the two pages. Punch two 1/8” holes in the side towards the bottom of page 3. Lace a piece of ivory ribbon through the holes so you can tie a knoy with the ends onto page two. Run a piece of blue ribbon through the ivory ribbon on page three and tie a knot. Add two flat brads onto the right side of page 4.
Pages 5 & 6:
1 Dark Brown cardstock 5 7/8” x 2 15/16”
2 ½” x 2” Aqua print
2 ½” x 2” Aqua plain
Scraps of gold print ad aqua plain to punch flowers.
Adhere one each of the aqua papers to the outside sides of the pages staggering one higher than the other. Adhere your recipes and then add punched flowers by putting a mini brad through the flowers to hold them together. Use foam tape on the back of the flowers to make them stand out.
Pages 7 & 8
1 Lt. Aqua cardstock 5 7/8” x 2 15/16”
4 Dk. Brown Photo corners cut from the Sizzix die cut.
2 2” x 2” gold print
Place two photo corners on the outside corners of each page. Adhere the gold print paper onto each page. Add recipe on top of the gold print paper.
Gift Bag:
1 Lt. Aqua 3” x 4”
1 Gold print 2 ½” x 3 ½”
1 4´piece of Ivory ribbon
1 Spiral Paper Clip
Stamp Set: Tag TidBits and Versamagic Jumbo Java ink Pad
Tap the ivory ribbon to the back of the gold print paper. Layer onto of the Lt. Aqua cardstock. Add paper clip to ribbon and stamp “For You” on the ribbon with the Jumbo Java ink pad.
3” x 3” Gift Card:
1 Dk. Brown cardstock 3” x 6” folded in half
1 Gold plain paper ¾” x 2 ¾”
1 Aqua print ½” x 2” and cut in half
1 Brown Flower from the Bitty Blooms Collection
1 Mini brad from the Pewter Mini Brads
Stamp Set: More Abundance and Jumbo Java Versmagic Ink Pad
Mount the gold paper onto the folded edge side of the card vertically. Stamp the words “{Abundance} is” onto the gold paper. Trim the ends of the Aqua print paper at a slant and adhere to the brown cardstock to resemble leaves. Put the mini brad through the flower and open. Adhere the flower to the cardstock letting the Aqua paper show. Stamp the words “Beyond grateful” on the bottom right of the card.


Becky said...

This is such a great project Rita! Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Nancy G said...

Oh wow-wee! Beautiful!

abhall76 said...

Great mini book Rita, I love it!

Mary Leeson said...

Rita, they're awesome! I love recipe books. Thanks for sharing!! Bless~