I did my album using the newest album from Punky Sprouts, the Trunk Punky. The Sweetie Sprout is still my favorite but this is a very close second! Loved working with this! (not that they aren't all wonderful!) I received the Jolly Holly Days paper from TaDa to work with. What a great Christmas line! I knew when I saw it that I wanted to make a little recipe book of all the treats we make each year. Here is what I did:
I decided to paint all the chipboard a cream color. I hadn't painted everything like this since my very first Punky album! There are no embellishments on the front because I know this is going in the kitchen with my cookbooks!
Here is the album opened up. So far the flaps are blank...originally this was going to be for my mom and I was going to write something here but now I'm not so sure I'm not keeping it! :)
To add some dimension to the book while still keeping it relatively flat, I decided to cut out some of the designs from the TaDa paper and use Sakura's 3D Crystal Lacquer on them. I love this stuff! It is so easy to use! I also used some Baker's Twine on every page.
This TaDa paper had great designs for fussy cutting...so great that even someone who doesn't much care to fussy cut (ME!) couldn't resist! This ric-rak is cut from the paper.
Loved this Gingerbread man with the bite out of his head! I have been meaning to stitch on the canvas pages of a Punky album since I started designing for them and I finally did it! I used a big needle and used the Baker's Twine. I did it freehand...no marking where to do it so the stitches are all different sizes but I really like how it turned out!
Here's a close up of the stitching.
These great big scallop edges are one of the reasons I love this album! So glad there are 2 of these pages in the book!
Hard to tell in the picture, but here are 2 little acrylic pages that open in the middle.
Some more great shapes for fussy cutting! On these, I put a little bling before I put the 3D lacquer on it! Works great!
And there you have it...all my favorite recipes in once easy place! Can't wait to pull this out at Christmas and have the kids look at it with me!
As with any great blog hop...we have prizes!