When my grandmother on my dad's side would come, she would spend hours with us little ones making fresh homemade pies and ice cream you would have to churn by hand with rock salt. It took all day and your arms would be tired but it was the best vanilla ice cream you could ever imagine!
This month's challenge was dealing with getting our dies under control. Either use it or lose it. I have had this Eileen Hull for Sizzix die for two years and have just now broken it out of the box. I had this project in mind so with this month's challenge I thought "Perfect!".
The die is called Index Card Folder
You want to gather some supplies:
Ink (I am going with the red white and blue theme but you could do this for any theme ie. Baby shower, bridal, house warming)
Recipe cards printed out or find some cute vintage ones
A ball chain for fastening the cards together
Any kind of ephemera to decorate front
Family BBQ pictures if you have them.
Cut one out of Sizzix Mat board and 2 out of decorative paper. After folding on score lines, line all sides with pattern paper. I used this patriotic themed paper by Melissa Frances.
I took cardstock and cut out enough for the recipes I was using and I also printed out some family photos I had to put on the backsides of the index sized cards.
I cut out 3x5 inch cards to intermingle with recipe cards to make this more of a momento. Punch a hole and set an eyelet in the upper right hand corner of each card. I want to thread these on a chain and then onto the index card folder so I can take the recipe I want to use off and keep the integrity of the book.
As a closure I tied ribbon and trim around an ouchless hairband, which is the perfect size for this little mini booklet. Add a few charms and you have such a cute closure.
A bingo chip, fair food ticket and other ephemera adorn the front.
I hope everyone has a great weekend and remembers the cost of our freedom as we celebrating the land of the free. If you around on Saturday July 2nd in the morning we will be streaming another project that will tie in with this month's theme of Use it or Lose it "Dies". Join us 10 a.m. EST on our Ustream channel HERE