Saturday, April 2, 2011

Recipes 1

The title is recipes because I am planning on making more of these. This is for a friend who is getting married (part of her wedding gift). Lilac and Clover (the green pictured was as close as I could get-clover is actually slightly darker) are her and her fiance's wedding colors. It will be presented in this basket (both the basket and the ribbon are from Dollar Tree-they have greatly increased their craft selection).
I had lots of help (whether the ladies know it or not) with various pieces of this project. The recipe box measures 4.5x6 (could be used for a large variety of things). The wonderful tutorial by Maria Bell is here (the original has a handle for a purse-like look). The recipes SVG is by Cheryl Ann at Cafe Expressions (its free). The Lilac and clover papers are Recollections and the Swirl paper is KO Addison. I ended up using 3 sheets of the lilac paper, 1 1/2 of the clover and a little less than one of the swirl (I didn't think 5 1/2 sheets was bad at all).
Both circles are SVG files from Veronica over at Crafty Blonde. The swirl inside the circle was first dry embossed with the swirl folder from cuttlebug, then wet embossed in white, a 'double embossing' technique I learned last week from Amanda at Amanda's Crafts and More. See how much help I had?! Much thanks to all of these talented artists!

**If you are going to recreate this, I recommend using very strong glue. I used a tape runner first and it did not stick very long, so I had to reglue it with stronger adhesive. Here is a picture of the inside. I will add a few of Blake and my favorite recipes from each category to get them started!

You can see I used a magnet to hold it together. Note, the lilac color is more like the first two colors, this picture has funny light on it.

*I am linking this post up to Maryanne's blog Scrappy Gifts for her Scrappy Saturdays link up. You can link up any project and she chooses one to feature on the following Friday-note, since she is about to have a baby, the link up is longer this time.

Anything Goes- make your own embellishment-the one on the front is made by me
Digi's With Attitude!-Anything Goes
Polly Craft Monday-Friendship-for a friend
Stampin' Royalty- Heat embossing

Thanks for reading this super long post!


  1. This is so pretty! I love it!

  2. Hi Brandi, amazing project. I have YET to make a 3-D project, I truly need to give it a whirl!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Digi's With Attitude! Anything Goes Challenge. Hope to see you again next challenge and Good Luck!

    Digi's With Attitude! Design Team

  3. Wow Brandi, you project is absolutely beautiful.. I am sure your friend will love it and your double embossing is perfect :0)

    Amanda :0)

  4. Wow, love it! Very cool idea! Thanks so much for playing in our anything goes challenge at Digi's With Attitude!

  5. Way to go. That is so awesome!

  6. What a good idea I love your technique for the circle it so effective. Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

  7. wow brandi! this is gorgeous! and i'm loving that color combo too!

    hugs :)

  8. Wow this is fab! Thanks for playing along with us at Digi's With Attitude! and good luck
    Claire xx

  9. Love this project! Got it up on Hope my website can help get you some more traffic to your wonderful blog. Have a great weekend. Jen

  10. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

  11. Great project. Thanks for sharing with Stampin' Royalty this week.

  12. Brandi, you did an awesome job!!! I'm sure she'll love it!

  13. Wow! This is really fabulous! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

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  15. Very cute ideal,,
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  16. Great idea! I love making these kind of projects!

  17. Aw, this is beautiful! What a really cute gift! :)

  18. What a great wedding gift idea. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!