Monday, November 14, 2011

Family Recipe Book

It has been a long time since I posted, but I hope you will agree with me when I tell you it was worth the wait. 
My oldest daughter lives in the Midwest with her new hubby and my granddaughter. Hubby, my youngest daughter and I are in southern Maryland. We were hoping that they would be able to come out here for Christmas this year, but since my oldest daughter just started a new job it doesn't look as if that is going to happen. I'll admit, I was very disappointed, but decided that maybe I could send a little bit of Christmas to her. 
I made a recipe book of the cookies, candy, bars and treats I make at Christmas time.

 This is a picture of the cover. I used my Cricut machine to cut the tree and reindeer (PDDU), then added some highlights with a white gel pen, black marker and liquid pearls. The snow was cut with a scalloped punch and then layered, I added some stickles for a little sparkle. Merry Christmas was stamped and then heat embossed with PTI white filagree embossing powder. I added some red ribbon and a couple of rows of liquid pearl dots to finish it off.
When I was done I used my Cinch to bind it all together. I used white spirals and added ribbons.
The book is made up of five pocket pages, all sewn on to make sure they will last.  I printed the recipes on my computer, wrote notes on the back of each and then used My Story laminator to laminate the pages. Easy for her to pull out and keep on the counter while she is baking or even stick in her purse for a trip to the grocery store.  
 After each recipe was laminated I punched a hole with my crop a dile and added eyelets and more ribbon.

I usually make twenty or so different treats, some old favorites and a couple of new ones too. I think this is a great way to share these with my daughter. I am going to have a hard time putting this in the mail to her next week, it has to be one of the nicest things I have ever made (IMHO). I am going to pick up a couple of cute rubber spatulas and some of the spices she will need and send it on it's way.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate your patience!


Barbara said...

This is absolutely adorable, and what a treasure for your daughter!

Four11Lady said...

What a thoughtful gift............You did a fantastic job and I am sure that your daughter will love it!

Paula said...

OMGosh, this is just too stinkin' cute!! What an awesome gift!!! And laminating the recipe cards...genius!! GREAT job :)

Bonnie said...

I love your recipe book. Pure genius, laminating those recipes!

Robin Hrabik said...

LOVE it love it love it! Thank you so much!

Sandy said...

This is really nice. Your daughter will love it.