Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Graphic 45 French Country Recipe Book

I love Graphic 45 and decided I wanted to do a recipe book with the new French Country line.  I used Letter Envy in Cricut Craft Room for the lettering on Bazzill card stock.  I used five different stickle colors on the sunflowers and diamond glaze on the chicken and a few other pieces throughout the book.  I plan on putting the recipes I received when my DH and I took a cooking class on one of our trips to Paris.  I hope you like it.

For the front of the book, I cut thick chipboard (book board) at 9 1/2" X 9 1/2".  Covered it with the blue striped paper, attached the cut out of the chicken and sunflowers from paper included in the paper pack, cut a 1 1/2" border from paper included in the pack on the edge and attached it to the edge so the cut edges of the chicken and sunflower weren't so obvious.  I added a little piece of lace on the very edge.  "Recettes" is french for recipes and that was cut using CCR/Letter Envy and attached also.  I stickled the sunflowers, leaves, and stems and diamond glazed the chicken.  I also used some Stampin Up pens to bring out the color of the beak and tongue.

The first page inside is for hors d'oeuvres (appetizers).  Again the Joie de Vivre (Joy of living) with the sunflowers was cut out of paper in the pack and the flowers were stickled.  I edged the page in Washi tape from We R Memory product.

Les Entrees (main meals) is next.  The le Jardin (the garden) and chicken cut outs are from the paper pack. 

Les Plats (the dishes) are what I consider one pot meals.  I have a French Cooking cookbook that has a section like this and it has some wonderful recipes in it.  The hay, door, and window were diamond glazed. 

Les Legumes (beans, seeds, some grains).  Sunflower square is a cut out and stickled.  I cut out the haricots and stamped the area with Paris and the address.  I diamond glazed the beans. 

Les Sauces (sauces, gravies, etc.)  I love bechamel sauce and learned how to make it while at the cooking class in Paris.  So I definitely had to include a sauce section.

Les Desserts (desserts).  What can I say but the french know desserts.  The fruit cut outs were also in the paper pack. 

The front and back inside covers were the sunflower papers.  I did not stickle these pages.

The back cover to match the front. 


  1. Awesome recipe album!! I LOVE the Graphic45 papers too...they were the perfect choice!

    1. Thanks, I really enjoyed making this. It is currently at my LSS to demonstrate what can be done with the French Country collection.

  2. Very cool album. I love the paper line, it is a ntural fit.