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Thursday, June 3, 2010

This is what happens when I say, "Oh! I've got an idea!"

I was at Jo Ann Fabrics, looking in the dollar bins, and found these cute pink potholders and thought they were screaming to be altered, so I took them home.
I measured the inside dimensions (inside the bias tape) and cut a square of chipboard.  Then I rounded the corners using the potholder as a guide (the potholders weren't even so each corner was  a little different.)
I covered the chipboard with pretty paper...
I adhered it onto what will be the inside of my book, and punched binding holes with my Crop-A-Dile.  I used a little fray-check on the holes on the potholder side, then I set eyelets.  Hopefully it won't fray!
 I cut pages to put inside my book.  I used Nana's Kitchen from DCWV.  I am thinking pictures will go on these pages.
I used my Cricut to cut out potholder shapes from the "From My Kitchen" cartridge, but I didn't want the cardstock hanger, so I substituted ribbon instead.  I have a  giant jar with scraps, and picked colors to match the colors in this book.  I stamped lines using a 7 Gypsies stamp set called "Journal."  I am going to put recipes on these pages.
I embellished the rings with ribbons of multiple varieties from my ribbon jar.  I used the postcard image from Heartwarming Vintage.  I made the ribbon flower, and just added a variety of flowers and pearles and such.
I had some old stickers that were similar colors, so I used those up as well on the pages.
This will make a great recipe book for my favorite diet crushing goodies!

16 comments:

Love That Bug said...

That is super cute, I really like the paper you used.
Stacy

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That is so cute and creative! Jackie just emailed me about this and she's right- I love it! I'll be linking on Friday if you don't mind.

Jeannette said...

That is ingenious! I've seen tons of creative scrapbooks but this one takes the cake! lol

Marlene said...

LOVE this mini, a must try!!!
xxxx

Marlene

Irene said...

HOw cool is that! Thanks so much for sharing a great idea. With wedding showers coming up, I could use several of these.

Lesley said...

Your potholder book is adorable!

Terry said...

This is so dang cute and very clever...I'm going to have to put this on my list of things to copy!

Happy Kathy said...

It is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! I looooove it!!!!!

Lori Apgar said...

This is WAY cute!!! I love your originality!! I would probably love some of your diet~busting recipes too LOL!!

Audrey Frelx said...

This is waaaaay cute!!! And what a very clever idea! I'm definitely going to have to "lift" this one. I love things that are unique in appearance and this one is certainly a winner in that department!!! Great job and thanks for playing with us; we love having you!!!

Jean said...

This is such a great idea!!

- - Sheryl - - said...

this is an ingenious idea! Nothing safe to be made into a mini

Cin said...

This is just TOO STINKIN CUUUUTE!!!
Great Imagination......

flowerdisco said...

really cool!

TCahal said...

OH WOW!! This is super cute! This would make a perfect gift for a Home Ec teacher, a professional baker, someone who loves to cook or bake...I love this! TFS :o)

Misses Scrapelicious said...

Wow - well done! Wonderful idea! Love the combination of kitchen fabric and paper!