Pink and Brown Christmas Present - Calendar, Address Book, Receipe Book

Well I have been a busy little bee whilst not online and posting. I have been making Christmas Presents. I love this time of year. It's hard work and by Christmas Day I really deserve my day of rest! But no matter how tired I am I still manage to cram some more into it...

So here is an example of one gift I have made. There's a Calendar/Note board, a receipe book and address book. I used a pink and brown theme for this project so all the items will co-ordinate. I actually used this colour scheme for my album of my childhood so you know it's a favourite.

The Calendar/Note board is two sided. This is the noteboard side. (see the bulldog clip for storing notes or memo's) This is the calendar side. (It's a two year calendar which I purchased for $1.... easier than making it) The whole thing is done as a sandwich board so you can easily close it up to get it out of the way if you need the space.

Here's my receipe book:
I only divided it into two sections Savoury & Sweet as I only had two page divider stickers.

Here's a close up of the cover. I painted the chipboard the same colour as the background and then added kindy glitz to make it a little more exciting.
Here's the address book. I purchased a small address book and simply decorated it to match.
Now for the really surprising part I only used 3 sheets of 4.5 x 6.5 printed cardstock from my book of mat stack (total cost of the book is $8.95). A few embellishments and some ribbon from a co-ordinated pack costing $3.95. Some stickers from a sheet of co-ordinating cardstock stickers costing $2.50. The calendar was $1 and the wood sandwich board cost $11 for a pack of three sets. The receipe book was $5 (for the kit including the rings).
I'm off to do another set now in another colour scheme. This is alot of fun!
Next post I'll give you the receipe for a bath scrub you can make.


This is really neat!
Miche said…
i love your homemade recipe book :o) i've been thinking it'd be better to have a personal cookbook that was expandable and this is perfect! i always seem like i outgrow those other ones very quickly :o) i would definitely love to combine scrapping with cooking :o)

Popular posts from this blog

Blog Hop of Kith and Kin Stamp Co Design Team

Ever sit down to scrapbook and you’re faced with this?

50 Ideas to Get Organized and Enjoy Your Scrapbooking Hobby