Delicious Christmas

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Posted by Maja Nowak

6 December, 2017 - ,

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Ho ho ho, Maja Friends, Santa Claus is coming to town! :)

Have you been naughty or have you been nice and found some great gifts under your pillows this morning? I don’t know about your countries, but in Poland kids are so good they receive presents not only on Christmas (delivered by the Christmas Star or Father Christmas), but also on St. Nicholas day, which is celebrated today :) The generous saint usually comes in the night or so early in the morning that everybody is still asleep and leaves small gifts under the pillow or in the shoes under the bed. Oh, I still remember the excitement and anxiety in the morning – did he come or not? Was I good enough to get my dream presents? :)

Anyway, whether you got anything or not, it’s a good moment to think of Christmas presents for your family and friends. And a handmade recipe book is always a good idea!

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I kept my recipe book as practical as possible, without too many fancy embellishemtns that could get torn off during the cooking frenzy ūüėČ I first wrapped the edges of the chipboard covers with washi tape and layered some Joyous Winterdays papers on the front and back:

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As usually, I decorated the wire with a piece of ribbon and a metal spoon charm:

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I added a chipboard word on a border embellished with a punched trim and large pearl brads:

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The main decorative element of the cover is a stamped image that I coloured with Distress inks:

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I also used stamps for the inside cover and the front page:

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…and on the pocket for some loose pieces of paper which I placed on the inside back cover:

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This time I placed the binding on the top instead of on the side – thus the book stands by itself for easy recipe checking :)

And here’s the list of my supplies:

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Other: dies: CreaLies; punch: Martha Stewart; ribbon: Rayher; chipboard: Latarnia Morska; brads: Craftmania; stamp: Whiff of Joy.

 

I really like the way it turned out and I hope it will make a nice Christmas gift to write in some delicious holiday recipes. See you soon!

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Mommy’s Recipe Book

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

1 April, 2016 - ,

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Hello dear friends. Do you like cooking? I used to do it a lot before I have chosen scrapbooking as my main hobby. Anyway, I still like to enjoy the process and mix herbs and souces, but I really want to save more time for scrapping. That is why I keep on doing quite simple food for my family.

My friend recently asked me if I could make her a cook book as she wanted to make a gift for her daughter with all of her favourite recipes she kept in many palces and scrap notes. So I decided to help her and created this recipe book called Mommy’s Recipes.

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I made several dividers for the book so that they could distinct the various kind of the recipes. I took Coffee in the Arbour collection. It is my second recipe book I did with this collection, and I feel that I can not stope creating with it.

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I enjoyed die cutting and using the die cut negatives. I guess it is a good idea.

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The collection has some vintage beautiful pictures, the watercolor images look great, I suppose.

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and the papers are so sweet and nice for creating any kind of books or mini albums

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I also used the papers on my fabric cover, and made some stitching on it

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here is how it looks

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Happy crafting and cooking, hope that you will get a chance to do both during the week end.

Please, pay attention how sweet are the names for the papers:

Products used:

Coffee in the Arbour collection – Enjoying the Moment, Raspberry Cupcake, Raspberry Jam Cookies, Raspberry Lemonade, Raspberries, Feel the Grass, Blueberyy Cupcake, Homemade Lemoncurd, Lemon Meringue Pie, Smell of coffee, DElicious Moments