I held a gift giving class a couple of weeks ago and participants made 5 projects that could be given as a gift. I was suppose to originally hold this class before Christmas but was sick and had to postpone. I ended up having to change up a couple of projects that were Christmas-y but this one was my favorite, and the favorite of several in the group.
This is a recipe book that they could fill with their favorite sweet recipes. I used a small pink photo album and we covered it with an 8 1/2 x 12" piece of designer paper. The front was made with the On a Pedestal set and an old Sale-a-bration set called So Very. The images were stamped on Whisper White cardstock with a scallop edge and mounted on a layer of Melon Mambo. The cupcake was stamped twice and the pink layer was lifted with dimmensionals. I added a small chocolate library clip to add some texture. In addition, we wrapped the Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon around the entire book and pulled it up through two rectangle punched holes to make a bow.
I created recipe cards for each participant that say "Something Sweet from ---'s Kitchen" and below is a sample. There are 12 cards that fill the sleeves. Just fill out the cards and give as a sweet gift to someone special.
Sets: On the Pedestal, So Very
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Retired Close to Cocoa DSP, 1/16", Rectangle and Scallop Edge punches, Dimmensionals, Chocolate Library Clip, Sticky Strip, Melon Mambo ribbon