Recipe Minibook & Layout using Fall Colors | Zinia Amoiridou

Hello it’s Zinia again and today I have two fun projects to share with you, using the October 2016 hip kits.The first project is a recipe minibook that can make a perfect little gift for your culinary loving friends. Nothing feels more autumnal than warm homemade food and the whole family sitting around the table. For this minibook I used the October 2016 Main kit with some bits from the Embellishment kit and the Project Life kit.


I got the idea of making a circular mini so I instantly thought about the wreath cut file that Kim Watson designed this month. I mirrored the design in my silhouette studio and brought the two pieces together so they overlap a bit. Then I welded the design and cut it out.

I covered the empty circle at the front with a piece of vellum and the back with a piece of paper and then I just cut a bunch of extra circles to use as my pages. After everything was arranged and bound, I started playing around with the embellishments.



This little project is really perfect to use up all those kitchen and food related embellishments that are included in the kits this month.



The second project I want to share with you is a scrapbook layout using fall inspired colors. The “Details” paper from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection that came in the Main Kit was one of the most inspiring items of this month. I can’t get enough of it and the limitless ways it can be used.


My main idea was to create a line in the middle of the page with these little strips and create some color drips that look like they’re falling from them. I used my sewing machine to secure the strips on my cardstock to add some extra texture and dimension and then I started adding colors using gelatos from my stash.

To make the colors more intense, I went back with some dry brush strokes using watercolors.


Embellishing this page wasn’t hard because I wanted to keep things simple. I didn’t want to add too much and steal the spotlight from the background. I fussy cut some bits of the floral paper from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection and added a couple of pieces of ephemera.


To frame the design I cut two triangles and placed them on two opposite corners. Also added a small cluster on the top corner to keep things balanced and cohesive.


I really hope you enjoyed these projects and got inspired to create something fun with your October 2016 kits. Make sure to stop by the HKC Facebook page and the HKC Member Forum for even more inspiration.

Until next time, happy scrapping🙂


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