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Family Recipe Book

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Art journal
  • 6 to 9 sheets patterned scrapbook paper
  • Dark brown cardstock
  • Cricut Expression Personal Cutting Machine
  • Cricut Stretch Your Imagination cartridge
  • Buttons: 2 red stars, 10 small white, rolling pin
  • Ribbons: narrow brown & red grosgrain
  • Needle & thread: tan, black
  • Gluestick
  • Scissors & scallop shears
  • Black pen or computer-generate labels
  • Small adhesive dots

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Make the following cuts on the Cricut machine:
    House 10", tan patterned paper
    House Shadow 10" brown paper
    Five GBMan 5" tan speckled paper
    2 GBMan Shadow 5" red patterned paper
    3 GBMan Shadow 5" green patterned paper
  2. Add assorted patterned papers to back of gingerbread house, visible through the openings. Attach to brown shadow piece. Adhere gingerbread men to shadow pieces.
  3. Stitch black thread through small white buttons. Back each eye with small adhesive dot; attach to gingerbread men. Stitch tan thread through star buttons and rolling pin button. Attach buttons with adhesive dots to gingerbread man for the cover.
  4. Cover front of journal with red and green patterned paper. Attach house and gingerbread man.
  5. Make title and category labels by printing on tan speckled paper, matting and attaching to cover and gingerbread hands. Position category dividers within book. Bottom gingerbread man will have to be trimmed to fit.
  6. Weave brown grosgrain ribbon through spirals of the book, twice. Tie knot at the top and trim ends. Alternatively, leave the ends long, to serve as bookmarks.
  7. Use inside front cover for photos, family history. Add recipes and anecdotes within each category.
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