I'm so excited to be part of Bugaboo Stamps FIRST BLOG HOP! If you just got here from Tanya's wonderful blog then you are on the right track! If not, head over to the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog to start the fun. Don't forget, you MUST comment on each and every blog on the hop to qualify for prizes!
For my Blog Hop project I made not one thing, but a whole series of things which make up one very cute gift basket! I hope you enjoy seeing them!
First I started off with this cute Chef Pierre Recipe Book. This book is conveniently held together with kitchen twine, so it is easy to remove pages as needed! It is also convenient in case you need to truss a chicken before putting it into your oven! I love my Chef Pierre digital Stamp and find him so versatile!
The inside of the cover has space for the chef to make any notes on the recipes inside the book. Much more convenient than writing in the margins as you might have in other cookbooks! It was a simple thing to change the size of the image and insert the wording wherever I wanted on the page!
This was very helpful when I started making the recipe card pages inside! I 'dressed' my little chefs using my Copic art markers.
I included recipes for Pasta Fagioli, Tomato Bruschetta, Panna Cotta, Zuppa di Pomodori, Spaghetti Carbonara, & Garlic Crostini. Yummy!
I used the same color palette for all of the pages, and double mounted all of my red cardstock onto 6x6 chipboard pages. This made for a very sturdy recipe book! For the inside of the back cover, I made my own 'DP' by making a repeat pattern of 'Bon Appetit' in 23 different languages & then printing it!
So the book was complete, but what is a book without having some delicious ingredients to go along with it? So I went shopping for some delicious Farfalle, Basil Pesto, Garlic Infused Olive Oil, and Sundried Tomato Pesto spread! I made Moxxie DP label covers for each bottle, & fabric covers for the lids. Then I went back to my computer and digitally decapitated Chef Pierre to make the labels for each ingredient. Finally, I arranged them in a pretty DP cover box to make a gift for someone special. Now why did I go through so much trouble? For whom did I make this? Well...MAYBE it's for you! Be sure to comment on EVERY blog in the hop, because THIS is one of the many prizes we are offering to people who are hopping along with the Bugaboo Team this weekend!
Now that you've had a chance to see what I've been up to, head over to see what the uber talented