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Thanks for joining us today for a fabulous French Country - Deluxe Collector's Edition Cook Book by Elena Olinevich. Elena's beautiful book is the perfect project to showcase this collection, and her YouTube tutorial will help you celebrate the joy of crafting and cooking. We love the her use of fabrics on the cover and the thoughtful, functional design that as adaptable for all types of home chefs. Check it out below.
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French Country Cook Book
“I love creating mini albums and books, and to make them look more cozy, I like creating fabric covers for them.
It's quite easy to do, and I filmed a process of me creating it so that you can check and follow my steps too.
For my fabric cover, I combined 2 different fabric pieces, but you can start with one.
You will need 2 pieces of cardboard ( a bit larger than the sheets you are going to use inside,) 2 pieces of fleece the same as the cardboard, and your fabric needs to be 1-1 ½ inches larger than the cardboard
To embellish my cover, I used the paper pieces, and there are 2 options. You can stitch them directly to the cover - be sure that the needle of your stitching machine is quite strong enough to deal with the thickness of the cardboard you use or you can make a faux stitching. You still need to make the stitching, but you can stitch only the papers together and then adhere them to your fabric cover. It will save your machine and still it will have a handmade look. I made this book to keep the favorite recipes, and I guess that French Country is a perfect collection to use for your cook books. I also made the dividers to separate the pages inside.
I used some of the cards to keep the tags and notes, so keep this in mind while adhering them to the background: leave 2 sides of it free of adhesive so that you could easily put in the note.
Those sunflowers are worth fussy cutting to use as a great embellishment.” ~Elena Olinevich
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We are so grateful to Elena for sharing this handsome cook book with us and so happy to have you here to see it. We will be back with more beautiful craft inspiration tomorrow courtesy of our talented Brand Ambassadors. We hope you will join us throughout the week, and remember that a comment here and/or on Facebook each day enters you in the weekly blog prize contest. We'd love to hear about your favorite recipes with which you would fill out your cook book, in the comments below.