Sugar and Spice

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a mini recipe album I created for Canvas Corp’s Save a Recipe Challenge. I started with two of the Black and Ivory File Folders as the cover of for my recipe album.
First I cut the tab off of the striped folder. 

Score at the fold 1/4″ three times on the back side of the striped folder.  

The diamond pattern folder cut one inch off the tab end and scored 1/4″ four times on the front side of the folder. Measure and mark 1 1/2″ three times down spine of folder and punch for a total of six tiny holes.

Run three Small Binding Rings through the holes.

Adhere the diamond folder on top of the striped folder.

Now for the fun part I decorated the cover with a doily, twine, flowers, a mini Recipe Card and black tulle along with a flour sack, baking powder and barely pears that I fussy cut from the General Store on Ivory Cardstock

I also used the following Tattered Angels Glimmer and Chalkboard Mists ( Moss, Mint Julip, Ruby Red Slipper, Monolith) to add a little to color to the images I fussy cut. The flour bag I also tied red burlap thread to the ends of the bag for a fun look. I added the fork and spoon from the Cutlery Set to finish off the cover.

I cut a sheet of the Bake and Can Recipe Cards a part, punched holes and added to the album and the inside cover is decorated with the Farmhouse Kitchen Stripe Cardstock.

Also I forgot to mention on the front cover I cut and adhered a 1 1/2″ x5″ piece of Black and Kraft Mini Dot Reverse Cardstock on top of the doily before I added all the other embellishments. I punched a hole on the overlapping tab and also punched a hole in the crease and threaded twine though both holes and tied off to create a closure.
If you have any questions about this recipe album please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Tattered Tangle Tea Cup

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a project I created for a challenge among the crew over at Canvas Corp. We had to showcase Tattered Tangle Paper from our point of view and this is my take on it. I must admit I struggled with this challenge. Zentangles is something I admire when other artists do it but as far as me…ummmm…no. It’s just not my style or so I thought. I was sent the Stripes: Tangles Paper 12×12 sheet along with a few other pieces like three months ago and as the days and then months ticked away I still hadn’t come up with anything. The Zantangle stripes weren’t speaking to me. I didn’t want to do the obvious card or layout I wanted to do something out of the box but what? Well, the diamond shaped pattern of one of the Zentangles I thought might be cool if I could create one of the tea cups I like to make so much but the only problem the stripes weren’t that big. I decided to size the tea cup and saucer template down to 5″x7″image and print, cut out and trace onto the desired print which worked out nice. Side note you will have to trace and cut the cup handle out twice and glue together so you will have a pattern on both sides.

Before adhering everything together I spritzed the Tattered Angels Silk Glimmer Mist and the Polka Dot Pink Chalkboard Glimmer Mist on a disposable plastic tray and alternated painting the diamonds in those colors and then let dry. Once I put everything together I glued tissue in the bottom of the teacup and then added the two of the Gypsy Mini Ephemera pieces to the inside of the cup and adhered lace around that to hide the tissue paper. I then added trim, flowers, pearl sprays, thread and cut leaves from scraps of Green & Ivory Dot Reverse and Green & Ivory Ribbon Stripe to finish off the tea cup.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:

Other Supplies: Paper Flowers, Sewing Thread, Sizzix: Sizzles Little Leaves Diecut, Pearl Spray, Lace, tea cup and saucer template

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!