Tuesday, August 4, 2009

For the Bride to be...


My husband's niece is getting married soon and on Sunday I attended her bridal shower. I adore Jodi and her fiance Chris and she is going to be a gorgeous bride! They are such a fun couple and I know their wedding is going to be a blast! She is a huge fan of leopard and polka dots and although it would have been obvious to go in that direction, I decided I just had to use the gorgeous new Paper Trey Ink set In Bloom. I had seen so many amazing cards made with it!

Oh, and I am soooo glad that I didn't go with leopard! She got more lingerie and towels and items with a leopard print-yikes!


So I stamped the flowers and leaves on Prism cardstock. The large flower was stamped three times and each section cut out and popped up on each other. I colored with Prisma pencils and oms where each layer meets, just making it a bit deeper. Then I used my Quickie glue pen to add ultra fine glitter all around it. The base paper is Vintage Cream also from PaperTrey and I stamped it with a linen bg stamp, with a Versa Magic Dew Drop in Wheat, that I bought unmounted at a stamp show a few years ago but I can't remember who makes it... I finished it off with a piece of PaperTrey ribbon and a button from my stash with their awesome twine threaded through it! This picture does not do it justice by any means...it's really stunning irl (if I do say so myself!).

The next pictures are the front, back, and a few inside pages of the recipe book that I made for her. Oh how I struggled with the binding! I wanted to use my Bind It All but I couldn't figure out how to get the holes evenly spaced at each end of the cover. I spent so much time on it! I just gave up and went for rings instead.

I had completed all of the inside pages first and went whimsical. But when it came to doing the cover I was just at a loss. I had lots of small images but nothing that I felt was appropriate for the front. I ended up making it coordinate with the card instead.

These are all recipes that are tried and true and many that I make often. I wish I could say that I created them, but they are just a compilation of some favorites that I have found over the years. I thought of a few more after I was done, but I thought that making more pages to add would be a good first anniversary gift! Jodi, bless her heart, thinks I am the worlds best cook! I really have just found some of the best cooks and copy their recipes!

All paper used inside the book, with exception to the white cardstock the recipe is printed on, is from Paper Trey.

The cover paper is Bo Bunny black swiss dots. And the interior is an Imaginesce ( red with large pink dots) and Doodlebugs (black on white dots).

The images are from all different sources. Many of them are from Whipper Snapper sets created by Anna Wight, such as Chicken's in the Kitchen and What's Cookin'.


Several of these recipes are from Cathy, affectionately known as the Noble Pig. If you like to cook, and have a good sense of humor, you must head over there now! She creates or adapts recipes, and if they pass her test she passes them on to us...step by step with great photos! Her blog is a wealth of culinary information and lots of other stuff too!

This clam is from Outlines. Isn't he cute? Too bad he's gonna be dinner! I got this recipe from my mom and she doesn't remember where it originated from. There are lots out there that are similar but not the same as this one...and it's always a big hit!


You don't know what you're missing until you make this recipe from Pioneer Woman!



I had to add the disclaimer...not that the recipient might notice any boo boo's but they're there!

I apologize for the less than quality photo's. I have light box in my basement in my craft area, but several overhead lights have burned out and my two little standing lights for the box were really not strong enough to light the whole book. And of course, I finished last minute and just photographed this book minutes before I had to jump into the shower and get ready to go to the shower!

If anyone wants further details on stamps used or even recipes, please email me! I am more than happy to get the info for you!

19 comments:

Tori Wild said...

WOW-WOW-WOW Danielle.. This is fantastic... what a wonderful gift and something that I'm sure she will absolutely cherish! Looks like some YUMMY recipes too!

Cindy Haffner said...

Fun photo and love your project!!!

Ila said...

Wow!! this is Absolutley Amazing!! What a totally Fabulous gift!!...I love it!!..lucky bride!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my GOSH, I'm LOVIN' this recipe book...and so will she!! Wowie! They do look like a really fun couple. :)

Carol Dee said...

This is a FABULOUS gift, I know she will love it. You really put a lot of youself into the gift and that is what makes it so SPECIAL. TFS...hugs...

noble pig said...

That is an amazing, amazing gift. I would love if someone took the time to make that for me. Love it!

Andrea said...

I can't think of any other word than WOW!!!! What a special gift of love. She is truly a lucky girl. Now that she has all your recipes, she will have to cook for YOU. ;)
Awesome.

Riet said...

Ohhhh wowwww Danielle,what beautiful,i love the papers and colours.
So gorgeous details.

Hugs Riet.x

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! There's a lot of love in this and it's absolutely fabulous! The recipe book is so fun, especially with all those cute Whipper Snapper images on the pages. I just love the whole thing! Gorgeous PTI stamps, too. I thought they were SU! at first. Love the layering and shading on the flowers. Just an awesome gift, Danielle!

broni (waterchild12) said...

OMG, Danielle! Your card is gorgeous and that recipe book is absolutely amazing! What a wonderful gift! Yay, for using that PTI set!!

Velta said...

What a wonderful gift!!! Who wouldn't love this!!! Stunning!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

GASP!!! OH MY Danielle!! LOVE your sweet card and recipe book!! The ribbon treatment on the card is such a sweet detail. Fabulous!! And the recipe book is a TREASURE!!! WOW!!!

LeAnne said...

Danielle, you have been one busy little stamper---this is incredibly special. Just think, YEARS from now, her kids, no, her GRANDkids will be looking at this....awesome!!! It will be an heirloom!

Barbara said...

Wonderful book, Danielle!! She will cherish this forever!! Great job!

Tammi said...

LOVE what you came up with Danielle, WOW! A gorgeous card and goes perfectly with the recipe book love it!! I made one of these a few years back, and need to keep up with it, and they make amazing gifts, they will love this! A cute couple!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Danielle, this is absolutely fabulous! Wow, what a true labor of love that your niece will cherish forever! Hey, did I mention that I'm getting married soon? Yeah... there's a shower next month and you're invited! bwahahahaha!

Candy said...

Gorgeous card and recipe book, great picture, they look like a fun couple!!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is gorgeous, and your recipe book is amazing!! What a great looking couple!!

Bonnie said...

WOWZER!!! What a ton 'o work this is and I sure hope she likes the chicken page the best!! Where the heck do you get a disclaimer stamp like that - i LOVE it!