Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Bird Recipe Box

This recipe box was supposed to be done for a Christmas present, but with my life being so crazy, it kept moving to the back of the list.  Until this weekend!  My friends and I got together to stamp on Sunday, and I brought this recipe box to work on.  I completed the front before I had to go home.  And yesterday and today I finished the rest of it!  Hopefully I can give it to my friend soon!  Then it will truly be off of my to do list!

 This is the total view of the outside.
 Close up of the front.

  Close up of the top w/ handle one way.
Close up of the top w/ handle the other way.

Inside view of the tabs.

I used Lost & Found paper by My Mind's Eye.  I LOVE this paper!  It's SO fun to work with!  Lots of glitter which only adds awesome details, and lots of inspiration from these lovely pages!

I used a stencil in some of the corners that I purchased from  They have some awesome stuff there! 

The pennant sign on top spelling out Recipes is from My Favorite Things.  I stitched french knots on each one, as well as on either side of each tag on the inside.  Total, I made 43 french knots!  By the end, I FINALLY got it!  That's a fun little detail when you get it knotted right!  I watched a youtube video to learn how to make one.

I bought a bunch of pearl shoots that I was going to use in my cousin's wedding card box, but they ended up not being used.  I thought that they would be a fun little touch!  When I look at the top of the box, it looks like there's a sun w/ clouds, and it's raining pearls!   LOL!

For the tabs inside, I used Labels 4.

I hope my friend likes it!  If not, I'm totally keeping this one!  And I don't even like birds!!!  LOL!

1 comment:

  1. oh Erin-this is stunning! what an amazing gift! all the bling is gorgeous & i LOVE your french knots- super cool!!


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