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August Guest Designer | Audrey Pettit

by Audrey Pettit | August 29, 2014
August Guest Designer | Audrey Pettit

Hi everyone, it's Audrey, and I'm so excited to be here guesting on the Ruby Rock It blog today, sharing some projects made with.

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If you adore sweet, vintage things as much as I do, then I know you will absolutely fall in love with Country Cookin'. The colors and prints are so warm and cozy, and the fun retro images fill me with nostalgia for the simpler days of the past. Of course, with a name like Country Cookin', you know this collection is chock full of fun old-timey kitchen images and icons. So for my first project, I played upon that theme to create a shabby chic, homespun cloth recipe book.

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I love the idea of creating a special handmade recipe book to house my top favorite family recipes. Such a book would really become an heirloom to pass down the generations, or what a great gift idea this would be.

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I've had this 5x7 linen art journaling book in my stash for quite some time, and I'm so happy to finally find the perfect use for it. I simply added a bit of ink to the cover to give it some age, then lightly stamped it with a large background stamp for a bit of extra detail before adding some papers, trims, die cuts, and sweet candy dots.

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The inside pages were a snap to make, thanks to the large sheet of recipe and journaling cards.

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I simply stitched the cards onto some background papers, then attached them to the recipe book using strong red-line adhesive.

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The back cover was also inked and stamped, them dressed up with lots of pretty Country Cookin' die cuts. I couldn't resist trimming the kitchen closed sign from one of the smaller journaling cards, and hanging it off that cute kitchen mixer. That last little

detail really made me smile.

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I am a huge card maker, so of course I just had to make a card to share, too. I love all the kitchen-themed products in this line, but really appreciate the extra embellishments included that are more general in nature, like this adorable thanks label. I know as a card maker, I am always looking for simple sentiments like that.

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Chalkboard images are all the rage right now, and I absolutely adore the fancy and elegant chalkboard pieces included in the tag die cut set. I added a bit of pink marker to my label, to give it my own personal flair.

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I wanted to play up the woodgrain finish on the die cut tag, too, so added a bit of crackle paint to the framework of the tag.

It almost looks like real wood now.

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For my last project, I put together a pretty wrap-band sleeve to dress up a pre-made kraft gift bag. AudreyPettit RubyRockIt CelebrateGiftBag

I love how a simple band can really embellish an otherwise plain gift bag. I simply cut a strip of patterned paper, and folded it around the front of the bag, securing at the back with strong adhesive. I added a journaling card and label trimmed from patterned paper, and decorative border strips die cut with a border die. V-notches cut into the ends of some scraps of burlap paper create instant banner strips. I think the whole thing looks like a prize riboon, don't you?

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I wrapped string around the bag, then added a big shabby flower die cut from a variety of patterned papers. I like to scrunch up the flower layers in my hand to give them a worn sense of age. Topped the flower with another of the pretty chalkboard labels, and added a few candy dots for a final detail.

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There you have it! A few fun Country Cookin' projects. I hope you enjoyed! And huge thanks to Ruby Rock It for having me!

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She has such sweet attention to detail, doesn't she?  Thank you, Audrey so very much for sharing your amazing talent and sweet time with us here at Ruby Rock-It!

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