Thursday, August 19, 2010

Simply divine.

Linda Albrecht is back with the cutest mini album, titled "simply divine cooks". I love the shape of it, and I love how you can set the whole thing in view or fold it up too. Take a look, she used tons of really cute Melissa Frances for her project.

Make the base for accordion book using plain cardstock. Cut the pieces
to measure 4 1/2" x 12". you will need 3 of them. Then attach the base
pieces together with 4 1/2" x 2" strips of plain cardstock. Accordion
fold at 6 intervals. Adhere the recipes cards to each 41/2" x 6" page.
You may need to trim each card on one side about 1/16" of an inch so
that when the pages fold, the card edges stay nice and flat.

Cut a 24" piece of jute string or ribbon/trim of your choice. Use one
of the large tags to make the flap to hold the book shut. Glue 1 1/4"
of the bottom of the tag to the back of the book (or the first page of
the backside.) Make sure to adhere the end of the jute string under it
also. Fold the tag 1/2" from the edge of the book page to allow for the
bulk of the pages. Sew on a large button for the clasp.

Adhere tags, photos, recipes, stickers, rub one Transfers, and chipboard
as desired to the recipe pages. Accent some of the berries on the tags
and Transfers with rhinestones. Tied some of the tags together with
string and a button, then adhere the button to the pages where desired.
Color in some of the Transfer image with markers, if desired. Adhere,
trims and lace then add buttons. Apply rhinestones to some of the
button centers.

I made the title of the book with the "simply divine" chipboard piece
then added the "cooks" letters after I painted them black and sprayed
them with a gold irridescent Glimmer Mist.

Ally Scraps Supplies:
Maya Road Mini Alphabet, Jonathon
Fancy Pants Roadshow Collection Buttons (some of the pink, blue and green)
Melissa Frances Pink Rhinestones
Melissa Frances Vintage Posey Label Die Cut
Melissa Frances Transfer, Best Cook
Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen Tags
Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen Chipboard, Homemade
Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen Stickers, Homemade
Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen Recipe Cards, Homemade
Maya Road Pom Pom trim, white
Maya Road Crochet lace white

Thank you so much Linda, for such a beautiful project. We appreciate your inspiration! Hey, I forgot to mention that we have asked Linda to stick around here at AllyScraps... and she said YES! So look for monthly inspiration from Linda, lucky us!

Check back later this week... we have a bonus sketch for you, more from Beatriz Jennings AND Melissa Phillips.

~ Dana


Erika M. said...

How incredibly lovely!

Irma said...

what a lovely recipe keepsake!