Sunday, August 5, 2007

Shhh! Don't tell Jennifer!

Jennifer is such a great friend to have. She loves to come over after our girls are asleep and hang out in my craft room to talk and scrap, we have each other's families over for dinner on lots of random nights, and she's always willing to help me out when I'm in need! Well, on those dinner nights, she never minds being a guinea pig! And many times, she's asking me for recipes! So I've decided to give her a VERY belated birthday gift. I'm making this recipe binder for her and am planning to fill a bunch of recipes in it that I know she loves (and has been asking for). So don't tell Jennifer ;) if you see her. This is not complete yet, but here's the basic idea of it.

I used papers and Voila from Stampin' Up!, Flourishes stamps from Autumn Leaves using white StazOn, Primas (which I Mod Podged on the tops for stabilization), ribbon, brads, large eyelets, binder clips and a Boho Chic metal frame from Making Memories. The outside cover was used by sticking the papers to both sides of a thin chipboard cut to 7.5x7" and then Mod Podge all over. I trimmed Stampin' Up! 6x6" page protectors and made new holes to lessen the width. Tabs made with the Round Tab punch by SU! Threw in a library pocket and figured she could use that to keep grocery list or whatever inside.
Here is a peek inside:
Soooo, remember, if you see her, DON'T TELL! ;) I don't want her to know yet.


Jenn said...

What a thoughtful gift! It is beautiful!! Such detail went into this project.
If she is is anything like this *Jennifer*....she's gonna cry when she sees it! ;) LOL

Paula said...

What a nice idea for your friend, I'm sure she would treasure it. Congrats on the blog. Looks good.