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!
I kept my recipe book as practical as possible, without too many fancy embellishemtns that could get torn off during the cooking frenzy 😉 I first wrapped the edges of the chipboard covers with washi tape and layered some Joyous Winterdays papers on the front and back:
As usually, I decorated the wire with a piece of ribbon and a metal spoon charm:
I added a chipboard word on a border embellished with a punched trim and large pearl brads:
The main decorative element of the cover is a stamped image that I coloured with Distress inks:
I also used stamps for the inside cover and the front page:
…and on the pocket for some loose pieces of paper which I placed on the inside back cover:
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:
Maja Design papers:
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!