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Tutorial: C132 The First Sip Single Page Layout by Marie Smith

Tutorial: C132 The First Sip Single Page Layout by Marie Smith
C132 The First Sip Collection
Mother’s Kitchen Single Page
Created by Marie Smith
South Africa

I – and also my siblings, children and grandsons - have sweet memories of my mother’s kitchen, the food she prepared, the cakes and cookies she baked, and the family gatherings around a very large table, where we could have conversations for hours.

This page was done in honour of my mother, who is 85 years old. The picture of me and my brothers was taken in one of her kitchens, with a black coal stove, circa 1963. Up to today, she still says that the coal stove was the best for baking. And until now, in spite of serious back problems, there is ALWAYS freshly-baked old-fashioned cookies and rusks, for family and friends. And nothing makes her happier than cooking for large family gatherings.

When she turned 70, I made up a recipe-scrapbook, which I had printed. I included the recipes that she was famous for, and photos of our family, indicating whose favourite dish, biscuits or cake it was. I also included little anecdotes such as that my late dad would fill the pockets of his great-grandchildren with ginger biscuits, to keep them quiet in church.

The First Sip paper collection would be perfect for a similar, hand-made project.


For This Project You Will Need:

  • FabScraps C132 The First sip papers
  • Paper flowers
  • Chipboard elements, heat-embossed
  • Die-cut leaves
  • Lace, coloured with coffee
  • Tacky glue
  • Rose gold foil
  • Rose mesh stencil


  1. Adhere photo mats and photo to the scrapbook page, following the sketch. Use thick cardboard to lift the layers, to create dimension.

  1. Arrange and adhere chipboard elements, fussy-cut elements, lace and flowers.
  2. Apply tacky glue through a mesh stencil. Allow to dry, then apply rose gold foil with a brayer. Remove excess foil.


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