December 1, 2015

Sugar & Spice ... Everything Nice

It's December RAQ time at Unruly Paper Arts and this month our theme is Gingerbread and/or Candy Canes. One of my favorite things to do at Christmas is bake. I have lots of favorite recipes and thought this would be a good time to create a recipe book with all my Christmas favorites.

Last year I actually created a gingerbread house to hold a Christmas photo album... pictured below:
Then I remembered that Hobby Lobby sales a smaller version of this paper mache box which would be perfect for my recipe book, so I ran down and purchased one with my 40% coupon... I think it cost me $2.50... what a deal!
So this is the end result...
The recipe book was simply created with two chipboard covers and rings were used to hold the pages together and that will allow many more recipes to be added in the future. 
Outside of Recipe Album

Inside of Recipe Album
I even got my Wilton pastry bag and frosting tip out to pipe on modeling paste for that frosting look.  
Sending you warm Christmas wishes from my craft room to yours ! xoxo Toni

This piece is entered into the following challenges: 
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations -Anything Goes Twist of Christmas 
Frilly and Funky - An altered State
Emerald Dare - Bringing Bits of Cheer

Enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below for step x step process:
Check out How to Make Gingerbread House Recipe Holder by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.


Nicole Wright said...

What a fun project. Very clever! Thanks for sharing with us at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! Cheers, Nicole

Katelyn said...

Cute house and recipe book! Thanks for taking the time and sharing with us at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge.
-Katelyn DT member

Cathy Potosky said...

What an amazing creation!! Loved that you used your pastry tips for the modelling paste! So unique! Thank you for sharing with us over at Emerald Creed Dares Challenge!
Cathy - DT Member at Emerald Creek

Karon said...

This is so cool and love the use of the piping bag for the paste!!! Thanks for joining us for our All things Festive Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

Karon DT

Sue C said...

Fabulous project ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Looks truly amazing
Dr Sonia

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.