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Friday, October 20, 2006

This has been one of my most favorite projects to create....evah. :-)

This lovely little book was created using products from the November Cocoa Daisy kit.
As some of you already know, I love this season because of the rich color palette and traditions through these cozy months.
I wanted to make a festive recipe book for a gift, to share some of my Fall time favorites.

The construction of this book was quite fun and easy! In the kit, there was a lovely piece of fabric that I couldn't wait to play with. I couldn't decide if I wanted to cut out the paisleys and handstich them onto felt, and use them as embellishments....or use it as the cover. I decided on the cover... I used MODGE PODGE to adhere the fabric to the chipboard. When it dried it provided a very nice and solid surface, perfect for adding the collage of Fall themed rub-ons. For the pages of the recipe book, I was inspired to alter a note card for the Fall quote. I used Rhonna Farrer stamps in FiberScraps Tea Stain ink. I also used the FiberScraps Tintz for the water color effecton the note card. A leave and jewel were added for visual interest :)
I simply printed the quote and recipes on a plain piece of computer paper. I alredy pre-cut the papers, so I just taped the cardstock and note card right over the printed computer paper and re-printed, printing perfectly on my cardstock and note card. Gotta love that :) A last touch of rich gold ink was daubed around the edges of the book.

This would be a fun idea for any season, Summer BBQ, Christmas Favorites and so on. The possibilities are endless and I am looking forward to creating more for gifts!

**See below for more Cocoa Daisy layouts and stop by www.cocoadaisy.com!

Enjoy your weekend :-)
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Lisa M. Pace said...

I LOVE your recipe book as well as your layouts. Looking forward to getting to know you better at Cocoa Daisy.

Jana said...

Adorable as always!!

Ali said...

WOW this is awesome Tessa! Love it...You are so clever girl!!

Danielle Holsapple said...

Don't you just LOVE mini albums?!?!

gina said...

Hi Tessa! stopping by to check out your blog! Love all your work and this recipe book is no exception!

oh, btw, this is gg loves matthew from sb.com :)

PROLIX said...

Oh, it's the fave colors of mum!
how beautiful it is!!!
wow ooh!
great!

Sherrise said...

SO gorgeous!

lisa said...

love, love, love the recipe book. you're amazing!

alyssa said...

So adorable, Tessa! Love seeing all the stuff you're doing - and happy to find cocoa daisy too. :)
(aka scrappy aly)

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