Saturday, August 22, 2009

Recipe Set

Each year, I meet up with a fabulous group of girls at a retreat center in Chippewa Falls, WI. These girls are from all over the country and ooooooze papercrafting talent. One of the events is the gift exchange. The rules are simple... if you bring something, you get something and it must be handmade.

I do all the cooking throughout the retreat (no frozen pizzas for us - it's homemade cooking filled with love for these girls!) so this year I thought I'd put some of the favorite recipes in a book.

I found a Maya Road chipboard book at a local craft store and a simple notebook and coupon pouch at Michael's. I picked up a package of Cosmo Cricket *Early Bird* papers at Archivers and having that whole package of fabulous, matching papers really made everything come together so easily!

I typed up the recipes on the computer and sized them so they wouldn't cover the whole page, but instead leave some of that delicious paper showing. Once the book was completed I added various buttons throughout.

If you are gonna cook, you gotta have a shopping list book! And with today's economy, one has just gotta save coupons! So why not save them in a cute pouch! :o)

Lastly, I picked up a plain jane gift bag and covered the front with matching papers. The note card front is from the tag sheet in the paper pack.

I needed just a little something to go with the gift, so I found these adorable mini red rubber scrapers at Williams Sonoma. Perfect!!

My friend Robin ended up with this set and was so excited! I was so happy that it made her so happy! Now... she just has to USE the recipes! lol

Thanks for stopping by!


Mary J said...

Wow Carol - what a super set! I want one - can you send a set to me in England pls?! Hee hee! I love your attention to detail - it looks so professional. Thx for sharing!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Carol, this is such a wonderful set. What a blessing to be able to share a weekend with friends and to grace them with your doubtless awesome cooking. They're truly lucky!

Chelle! said...

I have no idea how I ran upon your blog. But, I just wanted to share that I absolutely love it!!! Thanks for sharing. You are amazing talented!!

Would it be possible for you to share the inside of the cookbook--I would love to see it.

Gail said...

You did an awesome job on those Carol!!! Your friends are vey lucky people....wish I was one of them....LOL

Rochelle said...

What a beautiful set you created.
This is such a terrific gift.
Great Job!!

Bevie Pearl said...

Yes, this brings back memories.....of the most wonderful weekend in the year. I loved the recipes you chose for us this year. Delish to the max.

Heather McNally said...

OH MY WORD!!!!! HB - you just always outdo yourself! This ensemble is ABSOLUTELY WONDEROUS!

Chris M. said...

Gorgeous! What a fabulous idea!!! You are always an inspiration to me!!! See you soon!!!

Kookie said...

It's an amazing gift and your cooking is beyond words!
(Robin totally cheated to get this!)

Heather x said...

What an awesome gift you have made, Carol, I love the papers that you have used it makes a great colourful set :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Vicki C said...

What a totally cool project!!!
I swear.. one of these days.. I'm coming and you'll cook for me right??? lol