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This is DAY 2 of the Hop.
Donna Salazar Designs
Twelve Days of Christmas
This is DAY 2 of the Hop.
Each day from now until Christmas, the Donna Salazar Designs Design Team will be sharing holiday ideas using products from Donna Salazar Designs and our partners, Zutter, Clearsnap, GCD, and Spellbinders. We'll also be announcing and sharing some of Donna Salazar Designs' newest products, set to release at the Winter Craft & Hobby Association Show in Los Angeles in January 2011.
Each day, visit the Design Team Members' Blogs listed below to see what inspiring holiday ideas they are sharing. Leave a comment on their blog post to be entered to win a prize!!! On December 24th, Mrs. Claus (aka Donna) will be announcing the winners. It's certainly going to be a crafty Christmas this year!
Dec 13th – Day 2
Nan Paturzo — http://scrappynan.blogspot.com
Jennifer Priest — http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com
Today we are featuring the Bind It All by Zutter Innovative.
I'm sharing with you how to make a super easy recipe book using just a few papers from Donna Salazar's Kiss the Cook line and the Zutter Bind It All. This gift idea is great for a hostess gift or last minute gift for someone special. And you can make it for under $5! The inside pages are recipe cards that you can hand write recipes on or leave blank:
Plus if you don't have a Bind It All, now is the time to get one!! Zutter is offering a special blog hop discount for 15% off Zutter (non sale items).
The discount code is: 12DAYS
Valid through 12/31/10
1″ Antique Brass O-Wires – Zutter
Kiss the Cook Paper, Trunk In the Attic – Donna Salazar Designs (Recipe Cards x2 plus 2 other patterned papers)
Buttons, Lace, 4×6 Chipboard – hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
Blue Grosgrain Ribbon – Close To My Heart
Rolling Pin – Darice
Paint – Folk Art by Plaid
Ink – Clearsnap (Smooch Spritz in Caramel Latte by Donna Salazar, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan)
Cut the Recipe Cards plus a lined paper (the one I used is from Donna's Trunk In the Attic paper line by Product Performers) to 6×12 vertically. Stack the 6×12 pieces in order — lined paper, recipe cards #1, recipe cards #2, lined paper, etc. This way when you cut the cards, they will already be shuffled so that no two cards of the same design are adjacent to one another in the book. Now cut the 6×12 paper and recipe cards down to 4×6.
Cut another patterned paper to four 4×6 pieces. Cover the chipboard covers front and back with this paper. Since Donna Salazar Designs papers are all double sided you can use one sheet of paper to cover both the insides and outsides of the cover and have two different patterns showing.
Insert the covers into the Bind It All on the C Setting and punch 6 binding holes.
Repeat with the inner pages (aka Recipe Cards).
Next lay the front cover on top.
Now lay the back cover on top, with the INSIDE of the back cover facing up. This will ensure that the seam where the O-wires join is in the back of the book (between the last page and back cover) for a professional and functional book.
Insert the O-Wire from the Recipe Card side of the stack (bottom). This will ensure that the cards cannot slip out of the seam where the O-Wires join together.
Close the O-Wires in the Bind It All. Flip the back cover of the book back to where it belongs to reveal the finished book.
Tie ribbons and lace in bows on the O-Wires.
Cut out “Favorite” and “Recipes” from the Kiss the Cook Mosaics paper. Ink the edges of these and the book itself with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan.
Paint the handles of the rolling pin with coordinating paint and allow to dry. Glue to the front of the book.
Add the “Favorite” and “Recipes” cutouts using 3D Foam Adhesive. Add assorted buttons to the cover.
Place the book inside a Clearsnap Color Catcher and spray the front and back with Smooch Spritz in Caramel Latte. The Color Catcher will catch any over-spray from the Smooch Spritz, keeping your work area nice and tidy.
Allow to dry and gift wrap for someone special :)
Thank you for visiting my blog during the Donna Salazar Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop. Don't forget to visit the other blogs on the hop and leave comments to be entered to win Happy Holidays!