So – this is it – the final page in our two-year swap of 6×6″ recipe pages. I have learned a lot, and I have made some friends along the way. The background paper was the inspiration – even though it doesn’t have pears, it was the right palette for this project.
I bought the “paper doll” .png file from Etsy at Cherry Hill Living. It’s easy to import a .png file to your Silhouette Designer Edition Software, add a “sticker” border (also known as an offset) and print and cut. If you want to know more, check out Jin’s tutorials and projects at Under A Cherry Tree.
So after printing and cutting my tiny cook, I set out to make a little retro scene for her. A wooden spoon, a stove, a few pots, and a pumpkin pie are all from the Silhouette Online Store. For the stove, I added the pots and welded them to the background shape. After cutting the background in black, I adhered the pie and a little oven rack to the background. Next, I hand cut the vellum oven front and adhered it behind the stove. After that it was a simple as adhering the layers. The little dish towel is hand cut and draped over the oven door handle. A few little brads for knobs and the recipe title made the scene complete. To add some dimension and emphasize the retro feel, I cut a frame from black cardstock and sandwiched in a piece of clear acrylic and popped it up to make the little diorama a little more retro.
It has been a pleasure to create these pages – here is my first – I think I almost wore out my friend Diane with a million questions and I owe my friend Nadia a lifetime of thanks for her encouragement and tips on altering cuts to fit the scene-
And here is my last:
I have some ideas for new projects and hope to be back soon. Until then – happy papering….