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Monday, 24 November 2014

Fruity Recipe Book by (Debbie)

 My post today has a few photographs as I wanted to show the inside of the
Recipe book I've made.
The front cover is made with A4 white card and I ran it through the embossing machine in an A4 embossing folder.
I cut the card to A5 size and coloured with Vintage Photo Distress ink, a few sprays of water and when dry rubbed a little gold polish. The label was stamped with black ink and embossed with clear powder. I water coloured with distress inks.
For the inside pages I use Microsoft Publisher, drawing lines leaving the top of the page blank to be able to stamp in the space.
The stamping of the fruit inside was done like the front panel.
The edges of the pages were distressed with the vintage photo.

There are ten pages in the book for a few of my favourite recipes that I hunt through my various books for. It will contain chutney, cake, jam and scone recipes.

I bound the book with my Bind it all so in the future can take it to pieces and add more pages.

Many thanks for stopping by


  1. That looks great Debbie, what a nice idea and using Publisher to make lines and leave space for stamping is an excellent idea. I have a little recipe book of those "go to" recipes that I can grab to take on holiday with me! Elaine x

  2. Very nice :) This could be a lovely thing for a mum to pass on her favourite recipes etc...

  3. This is a lovely idea - the use of the embossing folder for the cover with those golden highlights whilst allowing the focal panel to remain light & softly coloured is very striking. Your use of a diagonal grid embossing folder is a lovely foil for the horizontal square focal image. Your use of the Vintage Photo to edge the internal pages ties in beautifully with the cover - a really super use of digital elements too.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. What a lovely idea having a little book that has all your go to recipes in. I love the way you used publisher so you could add lines while leaving space for your stamping too
    Jackie x

  5. A lovely idea to use the embossing folder on the cover and the space for a stamp on each page works perfectly. A great gift idea. x

  6. Oh this looks lovely! Makes me want to make one too, only I don't write recipes down... don't have much time to do some special cooking either. In a few years, when the kids are a bit bigger... I do have an old recipe book, now that I think of it, it looks plain - it's a green cover. Stained a bit over the years, some recipes are fading due to me having written them with the ink-pen (I think). (No idea how you name these in English, vulpen).
    Maybe I could spice it up a bit... hmm... Even if it's only the cover! Thank you for inspiring me :)
    Debbie / Daqa

  7. A beautiful and delicate jammy recipe book! One to fill, cherish and use often!


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