There's a fair bit of work in this beautiful card but the results are worth it!
For this one print:-
The Eccles Cakes Recipe card sheet onto quality white card
The Recipe Extras 1 sheet onto quality white paper
The Recipe Extras 2 sheet onto quality white card
The polka dot cream background onto quality white card or paper
The plain textured red sheet onto quality white card
The Recipe Extras 2 sheet can downloaded for free by clicking here. Click on the link to open the image in Adobe Acrobat reader - if you need it you can download it for free by clicking on the button below.
Cover the front of an A5 card blank with the plain red card with double-sided tape.
Cut a piece of the cream polka dot paper to measure 19.6 x 13.3cm. Mount this onto a larger piece of silver metallic card with double-sided tape and trim round with a craft knife and ruler to leave a small border. Mount the completed piece to the card with further double-sided tape.
Cut out one of the recipes and mount it to a piece of the plain textured red card with double-sided tape before trimming round with your craft knife and ruler to leave a small border. Mount the piece to the card with sticky pads.
Cut out an oven glove, apron and apron pocket from the Extras 2 sheet using small scissors. The oven glove can be stuck to the card as it is using sticky pads. For the apron, add the pocket to the front with sticky pads. Add double-sided tape to the back and add burgundy satin ribbon to make the apron-strings. Trim the ribbon ends with very sharp scissors to the required length. Add the apron to the card blank with sticky pads.
For the rolling pin, cut out one of the long cream rectangles and two long red triangles from the Extras 1 sheet. It's easier if you add double-sided tape to the back of the red triangles before cutting but don't tape the first centimetre or so at the wide end - this is so you can roll it round a cocktail stick.
For the main part of the rolling pin, roll the paper around a cocktail stick, keeping it as even as you can as you roll. Fix the end into place with double-sided tape. The red 'handles' are similarly rolled.
To complete the rolling pin, trim a cocktail stick so that it's a little shorter than the length of the rolling pin and handles. Add Aleene's tacky glue to the cocktail stick and push the rolling pin and handle onto it, adding extra glue between the rolling pin and handles. Leave to dry/harden before adding it to the card with more Aleene's glue.
You could use a miniature wooden rolling pin if you don't fancy making this one.
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