This is my 8 x 8 recipe page I did for our last recipe swap in July. I have sign ups for a recipe swap every three months and we just rotate what kind of recipe we want to do. We have been doing these for about 1 1/2 now and I know I have a great collection going of awesome recipes and beautiful pages to look at!! We usually have around 17-21 ladies sign up each time. I think we will just keep doing this kind of swap until the interest is gone.
I found a tutorial on Maren's blog showing you how to make one of these aprons. Isn't it just the cutest thing ever?? I had so much fun making these for everyone. On my apron I added the scallop edge by using my 1/2" Circle Punch and adhering them to the back side of the apron, I also used the Key Tag Punch and cut them in half to make the pockets on the front of the apron. Too cute!!!
This paper is the Darling Doodles from two catalogs ago. I was sad to see it retire when it did but I know that our DSP has to retire to make room for new awesome DSP and if you haven't seen the brand new catalog that just came out you are missing out!!! There is so many awesome DSP's in there that I think I ordered almost every pack for myself!!! Let me know if you would like to take a peak yourself or better yet I can tell you how to get your very own copy of the brand new catalog for FREE!!! Just email me.
On the apron I did use the stamp set called From the Kitchen of, our small and large Oval Punches, our Round Tab Punch, the Crop-A-Dile to set the jumbo eyelets (which is the only thing on this layout that is not Stampin' Up!) and if you look closely enough I even sewed on this layout. Yes, I love to sew on paper!!!!