Now we could have titled this post just as easily....YES HONEY I REALLY NEED IT ALL!! because this next project used more tools (AKA Toys) then any project we have created so far. For CHA we designed a cute apron with a Summer Salad Recipe which you may have seen a picture of on the JustRite Blog in July. For this project we used that apron as a jumping off point. As we were playing a couple of weeks ago - We were brainstorming about using the Apron Die from AccuCut to make a Christmas Cookie Swap book. Now with my busy work schedule I don't always get to make all the ideas that are rolling around in my head...but Angela does...so here is another great project brought to reality by Angela. Collaborating is so much fun!!
Here is the front of the Christmas Cookie Swap Book. Wouldn't it be fun to invite all your friends to a cookie exchange and a night of stamping.
To recreate this book, you will need to diecut 2 Chipboard aprons using the AccuCut Apron Die and 12 aprons from double sided Christmas Paper. Use the first four aprons to cover the chipboard covers. Use one apron pocket to wrap around the chipboard cover. This paper is all from American Crafts and is now available in a Christmas Paper Pack. Next use the bind it all to bind together your aprons . Angela used 3/4" red wire to create this size book.
To decorate the first set of Apron Fronts Angela used the Candy Cane Tonic Border Punches and the Fleur II Corner Tonic punch.The stamped images are from theJB 08130 JustRite Baking Ensemble Set. To decorate the recipes Angela used borders from the Three Border set - which includes borders for from the Library of/the Desk of/the Kitchen of. She decided to make her book using family recipes from her kitchen and her moms kitchen and she used the Times Roman Font. These will be sweet gifts for her family!
For these pages Angela used the Martha Stewart Scalloped Border Punch and a Tonic Snowflake Border Punch. Now some of the pages she decided to leave blank to put photos of her friends at the party ...or perhaps pictures of her cookies:
Here are the last set of pages in her book:
Don't you just love how the borders and centers are all interchangeable!! For the page on the left she used the royal tonic border punch. These punches are some of our favorites because they are so versatile. You can use them alone or place them in the border system and design your own borders...you choose the spacing!! Simple to use and they punch cardstock beautifully.
These stamps are now available for pre-order on the JustRite Website. They will begin shipping Mid-September.