Thursday, September 11, 2008

Recipe Gift Set

For the DT challenge this week, we had to do anything we liked, as long as it includes Cupcakes. At first I was unsure, as I don't usually include food things in my creations.. but like it happened with the ATC, I had to think out of my comfort zone :) Anyway, to cut it short I decided to do anything which is not a card, and inspired by some blogs last week I came out with a Recipe set; which includes:
A pocket file to keep loose recipes from hiding at a crutial "hurry up" time! (inspiration came from Sukkersott)
A round bookmark,(sentiment is a freebie from Karen's blog.. you shlould visit! ) to keep a favourite recipe from a book handy (this was inspired by most talented Katharina), and
Hanging Cupcake Recipe

This is the finished result

Now for some details :

For the folder. I used these measurements , and built accordingly. Just a small tip for those of you who would like to try this one out:

Decorate the inside BEFORE mounting the side flaps and before decorating the outside.. it will be easier ( I made this mistake, and had to take the side flaps out again (risking to tear it and start all over again!)

I decided to make it bright pastel, so I found some coordinating papers from stash and started to cut and layer (without gluing, to be sure about the outcome as this was my first folder)
Between the layers I folded some lace to give it a more sassy look :)

As you can see it closes with coordinating embroidery thread being entwined from button to a white heart brad.

The "My Recipes" tag is computer generated, and after I layered it and decorated with faux stitching, I kept it in place with a heart brad.

Now, on the inside, I used a reminder clear sticker: The fruit of the Spirit.." mounted on DP,layerd, inked and with some small adhesive gems. I quite liked the effect.

The Hanging Cupcake recipe is also computer generated. I layered it in the same matching colours, and decided to boost the colour on the sides with decorating chalks. Then the hanging part is decorated with the same DP cut with nestabilities and folded in half. I added a green eyelet and matching ribbon and embroidery thread (the same as the folder's).

The bookmark with pin is inspired as I said from a lovely feature I found on Katharina's blog. Go and have a peep, she's one talented lady! :)

It is mounted on a large pin, and covered both sides with nesties. DP like the folder's and cupcakes.. of course!!

I hope that you like this set, I think it will make a lovely gift.. and I really had fun for once in a while doing something different.I hope till next Sunday at the Cupcake Craft Challenge blog we'll see some more entries.. I am waiting to see what you'll come up with! :)


online lotto said...

Your blog is very creative, when people read this it widens our imaginations.

Steph said...

Wow! this is brilliant! You must've put so much work into this. Looking forward to working with you on the CCC Design Team x

Leanne said...

Wow Rosette, that is absolutely stunning - wish I could be so creative xxxxx

Katharina Frei said...

Terrific Rosette! Love how you put this together :) Thanks for the credit! This is very much appreciated.
Katharina x

Anonymous said...

Heej honey <3
First of all, congrats with the DT at Cupcake Craft Challenges!!:)))

I sendt the stamped magnolia's today :) Been some things at home, in the middle of a moving-project, so the time have been running away from me :p

Hugs from Cathrine <3 =)

Jilly said...

I love this Idea I'll have to have a go at something similar. Thanks for the inspiration

Christine (Craftling) said...

AWESOME, Rosette! Aboslutely awesome! Love it!

Chris xx