Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pack Your Bags!!

I finished the other recipe book that I said I was making, this one is for my cousin who loves to travel and cook.
The papers are from Kaisercraft Pack Your Bags collection which I thought was quite appropriate for Michael. I used a Martha Stewart punch called Iron Gate border that I've had for some time and hadn't used. I love it. I feel it added an Eastern/Asian look to the cover. Again I used the die cut elements that go with this paper for the divider tabs. One of the papers in the set has different journalling pictures so I cut them out and with the left over die cut elements added them to the dividers for added decoration. This time I've taken pics of the different dividers I made for him.
Each one has a pocket made with the contrasting papers. The dividers for this book are all two pieces of dp joined together.
The letters I used on the cover and my own cover are some that I've had for years. They are by Cloud 9 Design and are called Alpha Rain Dots. Goodness knows whether they even still are available. I used the white letters on my recipe book and for Michael's I used black letters. I thought I'd add a 'Leigh' touch by having the words go 'round the world' so to speak. Actually I'm much happier with this cover than I am with my own.
Thanks for visiting and hope you all have a happy day.








18 comments:

Jean McKenzie said...

Perfect recipe book for Michael! LOVE the cover!! AND the dividers - all so different! You really do a lovely job of these OTP projects!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is wonderful Leigh!
Fabulous design and I love those brilliant papers!
hugs
kim x

Alicia said...

This is gorgeous! I love the papers you have chosen. Fabulous job!
Alicia xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful recipe books you've been creating! Love the mixture of papers!

Cheryl said...

Absolutely fabulous and love those papers!!!
xx

Mandy Schiller said...

Love those books Leigh! They are excellent presents! You have done a great job!

Mandyxx

Leonie said...

Oh, this is just awesome, great job Leigh!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Leigh - this is absolutely GORGEOUS girl!!! Can't believe you've had that punch 'for some time' and not used it!!!! I LOVE that punch!!! :)

Kylie said...

WOW Leigh,
Your book is AWESOME and loving your dividers and Kasiercraft have some lovely paper lines and I love this one!
BIG Congrats on winning the stamp set from AnnaBelle's I was so excited when I saw you won, it is such a great stamp set!

Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Kylie XX

Debbie Pamment said...

Fabulous recipe book for a bloke - and I love your personal touches - they are what makes it soo special!
xXx

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! That's some great book! I love how you bound it with the twine. Very, very cool in every detail!

Beate said...

wow! Another gorgeous project!
Hugs and smiles

婷珊 said...

Poverty tries friends.................................................................

Julia Aston said...

What a fun, fun book! love the papers you used and great design of this!

Rica said...

A fabulous work or art Leigh!! Stunning colours and those papers are sensational and so apt for a traveller. Love your details and personal touches.
hugs Heather xx

Liam said...

This is a great travel book. Love it.

Liam

Nancy (Shady Tree Studio) said...

I'm so impressed with both of these recipe books - you are very inspiring!!

Mary said...

WOW....this is perfect! What a wonderful way to keep travel memories together.....