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!
*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!