Hi everyone! I'm back with a project I created with some awesome Glitter Swirl cardstock that is 20% off this month over at the Robin's Nest. The cardstock is elegant but I wanted to convey something fun and whimsical. Do you remember last month I had the leftover sleeve off of the 250/300 matchbox from my Rolodex holder I had created?
Well I created something elegant, fun and whimsical with that little sleeve. I combined my love of cupcakes and Marie Antoinette and came up with a mini recipe album. :-)
First you will need to find the center of the 1 1/2"x5" side of the sleeve...I just took it a part on the side that was glued together. Once apart I made my cut with my paper cutter.
Next cut one 1 1/2"x5" and two 3 1/8"x5" pieces of chipboard. These are for the ring binder and for the front back of the mini recipe book...this makes it more sturdy.
Paint the spine with Ceramcoat Hydrangea Pink. It gives your project a more finished look.
Cover the 1 1/2"x5" piece of chipboard with White Glitter Swirl on White cardstock.
Take the ring binder and lay on top of the 1 1/2"x5" piece of covered chipboard. Line up and lightly make a mark as to where the holes need to be punched and then attach the ring binder with the brads that are included in the pack.
Adhere the 3 1/8"x5" chipboard to the front and back sides of the matchbox sleeve.
Cut two 4"x6" pieces of Pink Glitter Swirl on Pink Cardstock and adhere to front and back of sleeve. Next the edges of the cardstock over and glue.
Measure and cut two White Glitter Swirl on White to fit the inside of the mini. First glue the seam binding down on the inside and then adhere white glitter swirl over the seam binding.
Cut a 2 7/8"x5" piece of Teal Water Glitter Chipboard and emboss with Fluer De Lis Cuttlebug embossing folder. Fold 1/2 inch on the 2 7/8" sides. Once folded this will be the spine of your mini album. Before adhering to the mini attach a eyelet in the upper center of the spine and add the swivel hook now because it will be hard to attach after it is glued down on. I know I have done it and I was about ready to pull my hair out.
I used Mod Podge to adhere both sides of the spine down.
I used clothes pins to hold down the sides until it dried.
For two of the charms I used a bottle cap and a old watch front. For the bottle cap I painted two coats of gesso on the inside and out. Once dry I painted it in Hydrangea Pink and then sealed in Mod Podge. I used the Epiphany Crafts scalloped circle 25 Punch and Bubble Caps and punched out a 1" square Cupcakes and then I adhered it to the inside of the bottle cap. Punch a hole in the top and bottom of the bottle cap. Add a jump ring on the top and hook to the swivel hook. The bottom add some dangly beads.
The old watch front I sized one of the digital 1"x3" Marie Antoinette images down to fit inside of the watch front. Add a small flower with a sequin center to the front and some smaller charms on the "bar" below and attach to the swivel hook. Also add bits of ribbon to the swivel hook.
The backs of the charms.
The front cover and this page came from Cassi's Creations. I actually combine the Marie Antoinette and the large rose cupcake together along with a the 1" square cupcakes and stickles to make these sweet little Maries. :-)
The inside of the recipe mini I used various digital images which the links are below.
Here are a few of the recipe pages I created using some of my pins from Pinterest.
I can't wait to try this recipe...YUM!!!
I printed the recipes from my computer and the inside pages I cut just slightly smaller than the cover.
I will be added more recipes to my mini as time goes by.
Robin's Nest Supplies Used:
Teal Water Glitter Chipboard
Gold Glitter Swirl on Creme
Pink Glitter Swirl on Pink Cardstock
White Glitter Swirl on White
Ocean Blue Classic Glitter Cardstock
Dew Drops-Vintage Round Solids
Other Supplies Used:
Tim Holtz Ring Binder-Large and Swivel Clasp
Trim: Seam Binding, Pom Pom ribbon, Ric Rac, fiber
Buttons, brads, eyelet
Epiphany Crafts: SST 42 Scalloped Circle 25 Punch and Bubble Caps
Ceramcoat Hydrangea Pink
Cuttlebug Fleur De Lis Embossing Folder
1" square Cupcakes
1"x3" Marie Antoinette
French Patisserie Ovals
I hope this inspires you to create your own mini recipe album or if you are not into cooking maybe a mini scrapbook. The possibilities are really endless. :-) Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the sale that is going on over at the Robin's Nest. Hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!