Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tea at Elsie's Recipe Book

While I was in Brisbane at the Scrapbooking and Papercraft Expo I did a class with Alison Hannah from Kaisercraft. It was to make a recipe book. We were provided with a kit which included papers from the Tea at Elsie's range, Chipboard journal (includes pages), ribbons, diecut elements, chipboard letters, rings etc.
I finished mine at home because I like to use 'the glue and file the paper back' technique to cover chipboard. Here is the finished result. I've put a 'Leigh' touch to my recipe book and added many more dividers than the original. The dividers can be made from single sheets of co ordinating papers or as some of mine are, two sheets taped together. The tabs are just the die cut elements folded in half and attached to each divider, ascending so as not to overlap each other, much like a set of tabbed dividers you buy in the newsagency.
The letters I used for my titles are black peel offs because I wasn't fussed on the ones that were in the kit which were letters on a square white sticky background.
I made pockets for some of the dividers with the co-ordinating papers, then used up the rest of die cut elements by decorating some of my dividers.
Easy. The only thing to be done now is to mod podge the covers, front and back to protect them.
I didn't photograph every divider, very tedious but I'm sure you get the idea but if you want to know more, please email me. :)
Thanks for visiting today and happy crafting.


Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! This is fabulous. Love it!

Kylie said...

Oh WOW Leigh, your recipe album is just lovely!
Love the papers and your punched borders!
AWESOME job!!!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous job - a book to be treasured - especially with favourite recipes in! Love that you added some "Leigh" touches too!

Cheryl said...

WOW this is those papers!!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Fabulous Leigh!!! You sure did have fun at the Expo doing all those classes!!! :) The finished product is wonderful and now you can fill it up with all sorts of recipes!!!

Beate said...

Leigh, that turned out fabulous! I wouldn't get that recipe book nowhere near my kitchen though for fear it might get stained.
Hugs and smiles

Leonie said...

awww, that is gorgeous Leigh!

Rica said...

Oh WOW Leigh, this is fabulous, what a wonderful piece of artwork to keep your recipes in. I wouldn't dare take mine in the kitchen, as I'm a messy crafter - I'm a messy cook.
hugs Heather xx
BTW - thanks for your congrats.

Jean McKenzie said...

Great to see it finished Leigh!! It looks soo good! Those papers are so pretty and you have made good use of everything in the pack. Do you have plastic sleeves for the recipes? Love it! I am too old to be starting recipe books LOL!

Liam said...

This is a gorgeous recipe book.