Recipe Booklet by Erin Blegen

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Hi there! Erin back again to share with you a really fun recipe booklet I put together using plenty of Scrap FX goodies!! For the longest time, I’ve been wanting to put together a book of my favorite and most often used recipes so I wouldn’t have to dig through several different books to find them. So I got to work and made a start with my Top 5 recipes- but the greatest thing about this little project is I can continue to add to it, which I most definitely intend to do!

So- let’s go ahead and started. I will walk you through each of the five recipe cards and briefly explain how I used chipboard to accent them…

Recipe Booklet, as a whole 🙂

I used this beautiful “Victorian Frame” to dress up my first recipe card. I painted it first with some gesso and then lightly touched it up with some brown distress ink. I applied the same treatment to the acorn from the “Acorns & Leaves” pack before adding it to my small cluster.

I really love getting the most out of my chipboard. This chain link piece comes from the "Chain Frame". I simply snipped a small piece of it to help out with adding the texture I needed for this recipe card, saving the rest for a future use.

I snipped this little branch from the "Curly Bird", painted it w/some gesso and added some brown distress ink & vanilla colored ink before sticking it in with my flower cluster. I've also used a tag from the "Tags, mixed white" pack as a base for my recipe title.

For this one, I thought it best to leave the branch (from the “Twigs- Woodgrain” pack) raw, to bring a natural feel to this piece.

I clipped the top off of the "Forest Tree" to accent this card. I altered it very simply by brushing on some gesso with my fingertip and then dabbing on some brown distress ink.

As you can see, even on smaller projects like this one, chipboard really can be just that perfect something extra! Here’s a list of all of the Scrap FX chipboard used in this projects, with links that will take you directly to where they are located in the Scrap FX store!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! See you again soon :).


One Response to “Recipe Booklet by Erin Blegen”

  1. Great idea, great work and I wonder if I can get some recipe?