Saturday, 15 November 2008

Project 16 - Family Recipes

This was an idea I had to pass down to our children, all the family recipes we use at Christmas! From grandma's mince pies (almost famous now!) to the carrot soup we always have for starters and the chestnut stuffing that is a must for my sister and Delia's Christmas pudding - I never like Christmas pudding until I tried hers!!!!! Gammon with Beer and Treacle that we always have for lunch on New Year's day! It goes on and on! I am sure we all have traditional foods we like at Christmas and this is a way of preserving that for future generations!
Today's embellishment is a simple one. A journalling tag with a designer gromlet set using my Big Bite. I then pinned a Merry Christmas greeting, cut from the Vintage Christmas backing paper (inked using an olive green ink pad) using an extra long pin I got in a Studio Calico kit a few months ago. I then used my Daisy D's roller rub ons to add some false stitching over the top.
Project 16

You will need:
Chipboard bookplate
Alphabet stickers - mini
Die cut tags
Vintage recipes from an old book
Christmas ribbon
Maya road coffee break book
Maya road coffee break tin
Christmas papers
Dark brown ink pad
PVA glue

I must admit once I covered the coffee break book with my Cosmo Cricket papers, it did not want to shut!!! This seems to be a perennial problem with chipboard books! You could always chop the spine off and use the BIA! I decided to make a tie closure instead to hold it together! Not actually finished writing my recipes up yet, but working on it!!!
1. Covering the book is a bit monotonous! (However, if you don't want to use Christmas papers, you could paint it to be quicker! ) Apply double sided tape around the edge of each page and rub gluestick in the centre. Stick the book face down, on a sheet of Christmas paper and cut around it with a craft knife. Continue until all pages are covered.
Decorate some pages with vintage Christmas recipes torn from old cookery books. You can just see some here, snippets torn and glued at different angles.
2. Using a dark brown ink pad, ink all the edges of the pages. This can take a while and can damage your ink pad, so be careful.
3. Using a Cropadile and large eyelets, set an eyelet in the front and back cover.
4. Tie a knot in a piece of ribbon for the back fastening, and thread it from the inside out through the back cover. For the front, make a loop of ribbon and tie a knot in it. Thread the loop through a large button and then through the front cover from the outside to the inside.
5. The book is then ready to receive all your family recipes.
6. For the tin, carefully remove the handle by straightening the clasps under the lid and lifting it off. Draw around the lid and cut a piece of paper to fit exactly on the surface. Trim just inside your pencil line and ink the edges, before sticking in place with PVA glue and a foam applicator.
7. Measure the depth of the tin and the length all around the outside. Cut a piece of paper to fit, or join two pieces, overlapping in an un-noticed area. Ink the edges and glue on to the tin using PVA glue.
8. Using some of the matching die cuts, press out the swirls and stick them around the tin. You could coat the whole tin with a thin layer of PVA if you want, to make it more robust. Use two tags to make a large label for the book and a small label for the tin itself. The small label is made from chipboard to add strength and trimmed with a button. The large label has small alphabet stickers with the title on.
9. Trim the top edge of the tin with some Merry Christmas ribbon and also the top edge of the lid using gingham ribbon. Glue it down with silicone glue for strength. Tie a ribbon bow and position it above the clasp.
10. Replace the handle and trim with extra ribbons.
11. You can line the inside of the lid and the tin with extra paper if required.

12. Ink a chipboard bookplate and pass some brads through the two holes. Make a paper label and write "Family Recipes", glue this to the reverse of the chipboard. Either stick this on with silicone glue of you can punch holes with a big bite (small holes) and pass the mini brads through the tin itself.
Drop by tomorrow for another craft project. Happy Crafting! TFLx


Hi I'm Maria... said...

Great idea cc, and love the sound of Gammon with Beer and Treacle, yum

Maria x

NancyJones said...

awesome job!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

Wow this is great!