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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge


     Welcome to Rainbow Gardens for Papertrey Ink's August 2010 Blog Hop.  
This is my first blog hop.... (in fact my blog is less than 2 weeks old!I) and  I'm learning something new every day!! 
     When I read about the blog hop for August, ( a brown paper bag challenge)  I immediately thought of apples.  Our apples have ripened early this year and we've had a "bumper" crop. We had to get them off the tree since the deer have been  visiting every day to munch on them. My husband has already started several batches of apple wine and I have lots of apples in the freezer ready for cooking later in the season.  
     Here's my interpretation of a brown lunch bag card and recipe holder, using lots of Papertrey Ink stamps and dies, and other goodies!!. Enjoy!!


Card Front

Papertrey Ink Supplies: (for card front)
Vintage Picnic - basket and apples; Just The Ticket Border die and matching stamp; Just For You - sentiments; Vintage Cream Card Stock; Linen Impression Plate
Other Papers: My Mind's Eye Brown/Green Brocade; Brazzill card stock; brown paper lunch bag.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; CTMH Chocolate & Olive.
Other Supplies: Scalloped Square Nestabilities; Corner Rounder Punch; Copic Markers, Diamond Glaze; Marvey marker; ribbon; Stamping Bella Dots; sewing machine.

Recipe Cards and Sentiments
     I used my computer to print several of our favourite recipes - Finnish Baked Apple Pancakes and Apple Pie Muffins were tucked into the pocket on the left side of the card. (If click on the picture above you can see the little tree and the red stickle "apples).  The recipe for the Pork Chop and Apple Bake was attached to the pull-out tag on the far right side (shown below). I stamped, coloured and cut out the apple stamp; then added Diamond Glaze for added sparkle, before I attached them to the recipe cards.

Additional Recipe Pull-Out
Papertrey Ink Supplies: (for inside card and tag)
It's Official - order form & sentiment; Everyday Button Bits - additional sentiments; Spiral Notebook Page Die; 
Other Stamps: Stampin'Up Trees for All Seasons; ABC Images
Other Papers: 
My Mind's Eye Solid Brown and Red & Brown Dots;  Brazzill card stock; Recollections Kraft card stock
Inks:  CTMH - Black & Cranberry..
Other Supplies:  Copic Markers, Diamond Glaze; Red Stickles; Corner Rounder Punch; Scalloped Border Punch; Circle Punch: Cuttlebug Embossing Borders: Marvey marker;

41 comments:

Jen Carter said...

That is adorable!! I love the stitching around the card! The embossing is so perfect to dress up the inside!! Cute!!

messageinapaperbox said...

What a great idea! Would be perfect to give as a gift!

Sue Ann said...

What a great idea and the perfect time of year for this book is right around the corner. The work on this book is AMAZING!!! The detail is so beautiful!!! FANTASTIC!!!

Karen said...

Great project! Welcome to the world of blogging and blog hopping!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so pretty, and the details you've added to your book are simply FABULOUS!

kbell said...

are you kidding me? this is ADORABLE!! wow. i would love to get this!!

Janelle said...

Wow, love this! What a wonderful card/recipe holder. (Have you thought about sharing the recipes on your blog? They sound yummy!)

Julie said...

Just gorgeous, very creative!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful project! The faux stitching looks fab & those red apples look delicious! Such a creative project :) TFS

Kara said...

this is so cute!! love this idea

Kay said...

Fabulous idea and beautiful execution!

Amy said...

I love all the detail you put into this book. This truly is a great idea!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a great idea, it is so pretty too!

Terri E. said...

What a cutie reccipe scrapbook!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Linda said...

Welcome to the Hop! Great idea and well done. Just pull that card out a little farther next time. (So I can read the whole recipe!!) They all sound yummy. Why not share when you can. Looking forward to seeing more great projects from you.

Laurie said...

Karen this is too cute! I love the idea for the recipes! So glad you joined the blog hop and welcome to blog land too! :)

Lisa said...

1) Welcome to the blogging world (it is SOOOOOOOO addicting!)
2) Welcome to the blog hop - this is my second, and they are way too fun!!
3) Your project is FANTASTIC!!! The recipies look delicious, and this would make a fantastic gift!!!

Anika said...

This is super cute!

k prakken said...

Your project is adorable. What a great idea for recipes. I can see myself making this to help organize my recipes.

peggysue said...

Oh my goodness, this is beautiful! Welcome to blogging and the hop, GREAT idea!

Dee Rose said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! What a beautiful project!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful! Love the cover of this book and your idea to turn it into a place to store your recipes.

Kristii said...

Absolutely amazing!!!! I love it!

Christi said...

love this recipe book - you did a fantastic job!!!

Paula Laird said...

Awesome! love all the embellishments!

Kelly S. said...

Love the idea of tucking in recipes into a bag like this...LOVE the images you chose!

Lorus! said...

Beautiful, beautiful project!

Melissa said...

I fell in love just with the apples in the basket! You've outdone yourself! Thanks for sharing such a cute idea...need to make one of these for my apple-lovin' friend!

Lori said...

What a fabulous idea! Love all the detail you put in to your project.

BethieJ said...

Oh this is just so darn CUTE! and what a FUN gift idea!!!!
Have a GREAT day.. Happy Hopping!

Ally said...

Very sweet! And what a perfectly fun gift!

Terri said...

Glad you were able to join us. Great idea! It came out super cute!

IamDerby said...

This is such a great gift, love it!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Gorgeous album - you did a beautiful job!

Jen said...

very clever, looks terrific

mamareebs said...

This is a great idea. How nice it would be as a gift with some apples! I'll send my address right over:)

Karel said...

Adorable. This would make such cute little gifts too.

Angy said...

This is a great gift idea! Wow, I love how clever this is... nice colors too!

Theresa Tyree said...

Way to go on the blog hop challenge! I just love this little cookbook! Can't wait to see more from you!

Peppermintpatty said...

WOW! I'm so impressed - it's beautiful!

Julie E said...

Soooo pretty! What a fun idea :>)