After doing a dark and masculine project, I wanted to make a light and feminine. Here is the result.

The front of the cookbook

The purpose of the book was to collect friends and acquaintances favorite cake recipes but only one per person. I currently do not eat cakes myself but plan to start doing this in the future and what would not be better then than really smashy recipes.

 If you want to know how I made this cookbook, it will be a fairly detailed description here.

First I went to my favorite favorite store (“Överby”) “Pyssla Mera” and received about six small paper bags, (the kind you’ll get when you buy things) Pink Ribbon and Distress Ink (Ranger, Spun Sugar).

 I cut off the handles on the bags and distressed all the edges with the Spun Sucker color, which is light pink. Then it was time to put the pages together, and I did that with a good glue and pink folded paper.

Distressed edges joined together

Assembled and ready to be decorated

Thickness

I glued some of the tabs so that the pockets appeared so that I could put tags or other nice things in it. I also used a circular punch where the opening of the paper bags was to make it easier for me to pull out the photo mat.

Card in the opening of the bag

The paper above has been decorated with rub on from Create. A. Collage – Domestic Collage and stickers from Melissa Frances – Kitschy Kitchen and they are purchased at Panduro in Trollhättan, Sweden.

Spread of the first pages

Most of the papers are also purchased at Panduro as they had a large assortment of decorations such as cupcakes and other goodies. In the picture
(closest) above, you can see these cupcake pictures stand out and these are small recipe cards for the shorter recipe descriptions

Detail from the first page

The little lady above is googled and then printed and all edges are distressed with (Ranger) Vintage Photo ink.

Small cookie card and small cup

Detail – cupcakes

Tab overview

The front and back are bright and sparkling and I did it last. The Jell-O car on the front also comes from my googling and the same goes for the picture on the back.

The backside

The back consists of a piece of wallpaper that I received free of charge from a wallpaper store and perfectly matched with its sugar-sweet pink look. Before I glued all the pictures and cardstocks, I attached a pink ribbon to keep the book together and who doesn’t love rosettes?

Pink rosette

Detail – front

One of the spreads
Detail – Pocket with Recipe Cards in
Spread over double pockets

Detail – Recipe Card

Spread over a cookie party
Spread – last pages
The envelope on the right side is a home-made in one of my favorite dotted papers.

Detail – Envelope

Caramel Paper

Detail – Kiss the Cook

It was the last card from the cookbook. If you want to have your favorite cake recipe in this book, please feel free to e-mail it to knappnina@live.se.

 

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