Saturday, November 8, 2014

CC3C - Cabinet Card Pocket

Holy creative cow...it's the second week in November already! Christmas is just around the corner! Yikes! I hope I haven't stressed anybody out!!! It's also time for another challenge in the new Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge!!! Kudos to all the entrants and for all the comments, and kudos for following all rules! Those of you that play along every time deserve a big round of applause, AND those of you who are new to the challenges deserve the biggest kudos! We welcome everyone, and look forward to seeing all the entries.   The Curiosity Crew are always so pleased and inspired as well!
This new challenge, number fifteen is the Cabinet Card Pocket. These beauties are so versatile to use in your crafting, and I am looking forward to all the entries. Please play along so you can win some fabulous prizes donated by the ever generous Tim and Mario, and this challenge's sponsor, Inspiration Emporium!!! You will have two weeks to complete this challenge and link it up to the CC3Challenge site, and you can read all the rules here. Please take the time to visit every member of the Curiosity Crew (See below.) for not only some cool pocket project goodness, but for a chance to win some extra goodies!
This is a heavy photo laden post (30 of them!) so grab a cup of brew and a snack! I decided to add content pages to my Family Recipe Album that you've seen in CC3C Worn Cover. The album now has a decorated inside and four content pages...Appetizers, Main Dishes, Side Dishes, and Desserts. Each page has old family photos on them with the Cabinet Card Pockets.
I trimmed down Kraft Paper from Ranger to the size of the pages that will go in the album.
Tim's Binder Punch made the holes for the pages after I folded them over a bit to provide more sturdiness.
Stenciling and inking came next.
I added paper to the front followed by inking and Distress Spray Stain for a great worn look.
The Wallflower Vellum Paper Stash providing great backgrounds for the Cabinet Card Pockets. I also used the new Vellum Ephemera.
I used Alcohol Ink to alter some mini flatware to use as embellishments.
Here is my last sheet of the Thanksgiving Recipe Cards from Tim's Seasonal Paper Stash. I LOVE this design.
I didn't have any more photo paper, so I used regular paper, mounted it, and gave it a textured coating of Multi Matte Medium. I LOVE the texture it created!
It was time to try Wendy's new Embossing Powder. I had to have pops of red of course, so I embossed the centers of the Foliage Flowers.
The Inside Cover
The Appetizers Content Page Featuring My Mother (You've seen this photo before in several other projects.)
 
 
 
The Main Dishes Content Page Featuring My Grandmother In Law (The Baby)
The Side Dishes Content Page Featuring My Mother In Law and Her Mother
 
 
 
The Desserts Content Page Featuring My Grandfather and Grandmother In Law
 
The Back of Each Page to House More Photos
I am very pleased with where this project is going and cannot wait to hand it over to my daughter. Stay tuned for more content added to it. I hope you play along with this challenge. It's so much fun to showcase photos, paper, and so much more.

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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

55 comments:

  1. Oh, wow, your recipe album is going to be a treasure for sure.

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  2. Oh my Anita, your album is truly beautiful! I love all the family photos and how you've labelled them with their age and year. What a treasure! Sue C x

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  3. I LOVE how your album is coming together. Love seeing all of your relatives. They could be a story unto themselves!

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  4. Holy baked cannoli and a side dish to boot...this is uber goober good! Every single one of those photographs just look incredible and I'm sure the dishes inside will be just as exquisite. This is a walking, talking, teaching keepsake for your daughter. What a priceless gift!!

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  5. Wow Anita, what a wonderful momento to have, this is just beautiful, your so luck you have such great oldie photos of your family.

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  6. What a stunning way to use the cabinet cards!!! You created a great family treasure to hand down.

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  7. What a wonderful way to showcase family and good eats! Your daughter will certainly have a treasure on her hands for years to come. Well done!

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  8. Blow me down Anita this is just gorgeous! What a fabulous piece to give to your daughter and what a treasure it is. I enjoyed looking through all the lovely photos and reading the names. Beautifully done! Karen.x

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  9. Your album is going to be fabulous! I love where it is now with all those beautiful family photos. Gorgeous! The layouts are wonderful and I love those little pops of red with the tiny flowers. Love this... Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. Ummmm Holy cow...what a family TREASURE!!! You are absolutely creating a wonderful treasure for your family. I see you in your mom...she is gorgeous just like you! Love this book...I think I am going to have to do something like this as well...LOVE LOVE LOVE girly!!!! wowza!

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  11. What a treasure! The cabinet cards really highlight these fantastic family photos. Your use of the ephemera adds to the vintage feel.

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  12. What a clever idea to place the photos outside the cabinet cards! I love all your old photos and how you have given them such a place of honor. Great pages!

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  13. Anita, I love what you are doing...combining recipes with family photos! Your album is fantastic! It takes a lot of time to find photos and list the names and dates! WHat a treasure for your family! Thanks so much for sharing these great ideas! hugs, Laura Holm

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  14. Gee, 30 photos were a breeze...loved each and every one of them. Great use of the cabinet card. I have some original cabinet cards with my family photos in. These look almost genuine with the photos you have used.

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  15. What a treasure, indeed! Love that you used so many family photographs and took the time to label them all so beautifully. Your kids (and theirs) will no doubt love this. So many fab elements, too! A gorgeous make!

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  16. What a beautiful family heirloom you have created, this is sure to last through the generations. I am curious to see the family recipes! x

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  17. Absolutely fabulous album, Anita. This will truly be a treasured keepsake in your family. The love and time you are putting into this album are so obvious and it's amazing. I totally love everything about your album. <3 Candy

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  18. I absolutely adore this idea Anita. Such a treasure you're creating! And to use the cabinet cards in such a unique way - - clever! I love this.

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  19. Anita, your family album using those cabinet cards is amazing! I love all the interesting little details and texture, but seeing all your family is so touching. What a lovely family treasure. Hugs!

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  20. What an heirloom to bestow! It's really beautiful - talk about made with love. Wonderful way to incorporate all those gorgeous family photos. Your daughter will be so dellighted. Nicola x

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  21. What a beautiful treasure for your daughter! An amazing piece of art.

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  22. Anita I loved all the different variations you choose for your cabinet cards! They are splendid
    in your book along with all the family history.

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  23. What a fabulous idea for your Family Recipe Album; such beautiful work on those pages/cabinet cards! An awesome treasure for your family.

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  24. Spectacular, Anita!! This is an amazing album! You've created a beautiful and priceless family heirloom--Just WOW!! And you said 30 pics? Didn't seem like it! I'm too busy ogling all of the minute details you've put into this! :) XOXO-Shari T.

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  25. Ahhhh where do I start!!! This is unreal! Such a cool album and the photo's you got are AMAZING.

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  26. What a beautiful album and such a lovely gift to pass on. Just lovely. :)

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  27. Wow. Fabulous! I love the color palette...it just takes me back in time. And the wonderful use of metal...which you do so splendidly. The clever, clever concept...family as courses in a recipe book...I love it! Anita, this might be my new favorite from you. It's divine. I'm pinning it!

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  28. Love, love, LOVE, how this is progressing Anita!!! Just been gazing at the pages you've created and can't wait to see more. Jenny x

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  29. Hello Miss Anita, this is just brilliant everything about it is outstanding but the best part is what a warm feeling I got seeing this, like a big huge hug to my heart, I can just image how you and your family must feel seeing this and Heirloom for all time, thanks so much for sharing...

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  30. What an ingenious idea for your family recipe group! And thanks so much for sharing you family stories in pictures!

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  31. What a beautiful heirloom! it is absolutely lovely.

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  32. Wow Anita! What a fabulous album full of so many eye catching details! Thanks so much for the awesome inspiration!

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  33. Awesome album with beautiful photos! All details are amazing:) Thank you for sharing this wonderful album it is genial inspiration:)

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  34. What a great project for your family! I love how the metal embellishments and the color scheme pull all of those main pages together.

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  35. Fantabulous!! Love the mix of family photos and recipes

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  36. Wow this is absolutely stunning and most certainly a future heirloom

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  37. This is coming along nicely Anita, your daughter is going to love it! All of the family photos are a wonderful touch!

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  38. what a priceless family project Anita! each page is just lovely!

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  39. Love how you've used all those cabinet cards! Such a special book!!

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  40. A family heirloom for sure! Full of recipes and family history and beautiful papers! I love the red center of the flower! Beautiful! A labor of love!

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  41. Talk about dedication to a project!! Fabulous work. I love the way you have carried the same theme throughout the whole project. Great colors too.

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  42. Wow, so many hours in your project and it is just beautiful. Perfect for the recipes and beautiful family pics.

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  43. I cannot think of a better keepsake sake for your daughter, not only family recipes but the family as well. So beautifully done too. Fabulous

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  44. An absolutely fabulous project and use of cabinet cards. What a gorgeous family keepsake and so well put together. Yours, completely in awe, Nikki xx

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  45. Wow, what an incredible album Anita! It's going to be a wonderful keepsake for your daughter for years to come!

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  46. Absolutely stunning vintage album, Anita - inspired use of the cabinet cards to create a really glorious family heirloom. Wow, wow and then wow again!
    Alison xx

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  47. Amazing project!!! I love the idea of the cookbook and photos. Love it !!!!

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  48. I love how your family book is progressing. What a treasure! =)

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  49. Absolutely lovely album Anita! Great work! BArbarayaya

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  50. Your attention to detail is just amazing. You always make something that could be a family heirloom.
    Jess

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  51. These are the type of projects that win my heart. This is brilliant and what a treasure for your daughter. LOVE each page Anita!!!

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  52. Totally wonderful Anita !!!!! This is a stunning family heirloom to treasure forever, love your work ! Toni x

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  53. Wow, what an amazing layout! So many fantastic elements! Love it! :)

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  54. you have totally inspired me to create a book for myself!! LOVE this

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