Happy Saturday! I have to tell you how glad I was to see that today's Our Creative Corner challenge was to make a homemade Holiday gift! You see, I've been "meaning" to make this little Recipe Book ever since I first saw these fantastic Recipe File Folders! This was the perfect "push" I needed!
I started by covering the front and back of each of the six recipe file folders with Prism c.s.. I then added some Basic Grey's Wassail paper to the cover and decorated it with some stamped images from the Pink Paislee Tinsel Town set (and of course I added a bit of "bling"...I couldn't help myself!). (I have only recently "discovered" Pink Paislee stamps...and I have to say I looooove them!!) I embossed sentiments (from the Stampendous set "From the Kitchen") on the first three dividers, and hand wrote cookies, drinks, & breads on the last three.
Instead of adding a bunch of recipe cards before I bound my book (I used my Bind-it-all and 3/4" Brown O-Wire Bindings), I created pockets to hold 3 x 5 index cards. This way, I can add (or take away) from my recipe collection when ever I want to!
I included one of my family's favorite Holiday cookie recipes, "Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies". (I actually baked these cookies, and filled a decorated jar with them for my first month on the Dirty Dozen - you can see them HERE if you are a Fan Club member).
I haven't yet decided if this is a gift I will actually give away or keep for myself!! As easy as this was, I may just keep this one and make more to give away! LOL!
You can see more gorgeous handmade gifts over at the OCC blog...the OCC designers really out-did themselves this week!! :-)
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! ~Laurie
Recipe Stamps: Tinsel Town (Pink Paislee), From the Kitchen (Stampendous) Paper: Prism c.s., Shimmery White c.s., Basic Grey Wassail paper Ink: Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Versamark Other: Clear detail e.p., Nestabilities, Recipe File Folders, Designer Buttons, Sewing Machine, Stampin' Up! ribbon, Bind-it-all