Saturday, March 31, 2012

Recipe Book and Diaper Bag!

Hello everyone and thank you so much for stopping by!

First I will be showcasing a diaper bag gift box I created for a dear friend of mine that is pregnant. She is expecting a baby girl and I just knew this would be perfect for her!

Here is the diaper gift bag closed. I used stamps from Shabby Chic Stamp Co.'s Sweet Pea stamp set on the handle, SVG Attic's Pretty Purses SVG set for the gift bag, and the Baby Girl SVG set as well for the crown.

I embellished the handle of the bag with rhinestones and pearls. I adhered ribbon underneath the handle to give it some fringe. I used double sided pleated ribbon and folded it over and adhered to the bag for the opening. I used green pearls from The Paper Studio to embellish the crown.

Here is the gift bag open. What would a diaper bag be without diapers?!?! I used the diaper inviation SVG file from SVG Attic's Baby Girl SVG set and sized down to fit into the diaper bag. They are the perfect size to stuff with gift cards, which is what I will be doing.

I used the swiss dots embossing folder and my cuttlebug to give added dimesnion to the bag.

Here is an upclose photo of the diapers. I embellished with stamps from Shabby Chic Stamp Co., Shabby Chic roses I found at Michael's in the dollar bin, green pearls from The Paper Studio and I also used a couple green grossgrain ribbon bows. All of the paper is from the DCWV Inc. Preppy Princess Stack.

I just loved creating this and I can't wait to share it with my friend! She is going to LOVE it!

Onto my next project....

Now, I want to tell you how difficult it was to find the PERFECT paper for this project. I went shopping with a dear friend of mine at a LSS of hers which I had never been to and we had a lot of fun! I picked up some kitchen type paper and settled for it. Thankfully there was a Hobby Lobby on the way home so I decided to stop. Thank goodness I did because I found the perfect paper for this Recipe Book!

Here is the front of the recipe book. I used Bo Bunny 9 x 9 chipboard album inserts. To create the front I cut up a large thick oatmeal box, the kind that hold the instant oatmeal, maple and brown sugar to be exact! I created the word "Recipes" in SCAL and cut it out with my cutting machine. I tied ribbons around the binder rings.

The paper I used is from Hobby Lobby, a stack called Farm Fresh.  I thought it was perfect for the look I was trying to get. The stack came with pre-printed recipe cards so I created a box type pouch for the recipe cards to be stored in. To adhere the paper to the chipboard I used Krylon's Easy Tack spray glue. I think this was the fastest and least messy way!

I punched 3/8" holes into the cards to thread ribbon through to give them a pull tab look.

On the bottom of this box I used a cute wodden fence embellishment that I found at Paper Tales in San Diego. I added a few bottle caps and filled them with epoxy stickers and little images from the paper line.

Here is the second tab. I adorned the box with wrapping scrunched ribbon around the sides and bottom. I adhered two medium sized clothespins to the paper and secured bakers twine bundles with them. I thought that was a cute idea for using this section for the baking recipes!

A close up of the baker's twine!

Here I used an action wobble for the apple square. LOVE action wobbles! I was recently given some by a friend and this was my first time using them. I think it is adorable how it bounces back and forth!

Here is another tab. Here I used some yellow pleated ribbon to adorn the bottom of the box, a Tim Holtz safety pin that says Vintage on it.

Cut out a farm fresh SVG image I had in my stash and layered with double sided ruffle ribbon I got at Hobby Lobby. I thought this was the PERFECT ribbon for this project because it is plaid, black/white and it has that country cottage feel to it! I just adore that ribbon!

Here is a close up of the recipe holder. I clipped a clothespin on the top of the box for added character.

The last tab I popped up some squares from the Farm Fresh stack with some foam pop dots. I tied twine to three wooden buttons and adhered those with foam dots as well.

Tied a big pretty yellow bow with organdy ribbon I had in my arsenal. I also ttached some floral washi tape at the bottome of the box!

Here is the back of the book. I am so in love with this recipe book that I think I will be keeping it as a decoration for my kitchen until I am ready to let go of it. I spent a good amont of time on it!

I want to thank you all for stopping by!

If you are here browsing and would like to see more of my creativity, please view the blog archive to the right!

Happy Crafting!
 xoxo Jessica


  1. Good luck on the DT try out! I love the diaper bag and the little diapers are too cute!

  2. Jessica, your items are adorable!!! I just love the recipe book. The papers and embellishments go so well together. Good Luck on your design team application.

  3. I love your blog very creative!!!

  4. Jessica these are adorable!!! I love what you created and you would be a true asset to her team. Good luck!!!

  5. Well I think she would be crazy not to make you one of her designers!! This is amazing work and you should be very proud! I love it!

  6. Love your projects Jessica, awesome job and good luck!!

  7. Really Cute and great project

  8. Love your projects Jessica and I know you would be an invaluable asset to her team - good luck

    SNR Staffer
    SVG Attic DT

  9. Jinger's diaper bag is great and that recipe book is the bomb! No wonder you stayed up so late!

  10. Love it! The diaper bag is too genius!

  11. Love, love, love the recipe book. You would def be an asset to any DT.


  12. Your projects are fabulous… *Ü*
    Wishing you a beautifully blessed week ahead,
    **Lots of BIG Hugs**

  13. Great projects! That recipe book is so cute. Good Luck!

  14. Jessica the diaper bag is so darn CUTE!! Love those diaper note cards! Adorable! Love the recipe book also! Beautiful job! Good luck to you!!

  15. these turned out so wonderfully!! my fav is the diaper bag:-) love how you used the diaper cuts for gift cards!! good luck on the DT call!

  16. Thank you everyone! I really enjoyed making them! :)

  17. Cute, cute, CUTE!!! Love everything'd definitely be a great designer for Jinger's team! Best of luck!

  18. These projects are adorable Jessica! Love that paper you found at HL - I have got to get over there! Good luck on getting in on Jinger's team - crossing my fingers and my toes :)

  19. Wowswers!! Jessica, these projects are beyond awesome! You have gone above and beyond anything I've seen in blogland in quite a while.
    You definitely belong on Jinger's team! Good luck to you.