Layout with General Tso’s Tofu

Day 4 of our Epicurean food venture and Ginny takes us on a personal journey to their favorite Chinese restaurant.  The Epicurean collection is not only about eating, but it is about celebrating where we eat, who we eat with and then what we love to eat.  We all take those amazing food photos, now is the time to scrapbook those favorite meals.   While each of the papers have a feel of the country or region they represent, the colors, background and prints all work so well together and bring out the color of the foods, the signs and the feel of the food establishments.  This layout is so beautiful we hope it will be framed for all to see.


Hey there Paper Peeps! I’m dropping in to share a layout I created using the fabulous paper patterns from The Epicurean Collection. This project was inspired by our favorite meal at our almost local Chinese restaurant.  We were leaving for our family vacation the day after Christmas last year so we planned an easy holiday of going out for dinner and a movie. One of the few places that was open was this little hole in the wall Chinese place that we might not have ever tried, but now it’s our favorite place to get delicious tofu. So I have a great picture of General Tso’s Tofu with lots of fussy cut images and layered papers with sold borders.

IMG_5935I started with the Epicurean Paper Miso – named after the famous Miso Soup, this paper is all about the foods of the Orient we love. I chose the burgundy  matting to accent the patterned papers.  The front offers a wide range of icons that are ready to be fussy cut and added to pages helping to add dimension and texture to the already vintage, distressed paper designs.  The tiles on the back look great cut out and added with grommets to the page.

19442 epicurean - miso 12x12 2-sided paper


IMG_5936The Mexican inspired Pimienta Paper is the background with the burgundy and neutral tile, this left it a little dark and dull so I added a second border of gold and now it’s brighter and less “flat” looking. This little pagoda really anchors my Asian theme….and it was easy to create with a Cricut cartridge and a little layering and embellishing.

IMG_5937I don’t know if  I have this sentiment upside down???  I sure I hope I have it right. I layered it in with a few coin images.

IMG_5938 I created a faux-poloroid frame for my tofu dinner image and layered it in with this fussy cut dragon and topped it off with a label for my dinner selection. That dragon took a fair amount of time to trim…but so worth it!!!

IMG_5940Clipping some of the graphic images from the back of the paper gave me some really fum elements to add with bronze colored eyelets and red lacing.  The fortune from the cookie turned out to be a fun little dimensional element. I added a few bumps and attached it with tiny staples.

IMG_5939A little layering gave me room to add the menu and a sweet image of a kissing couple.  I really like the prices on this menu more than the ones at the restaurant lol.


7 gypsies Epicurean~Miso Paper

7 gypsies Epicurean~Pimienta Paper

7 gypsies Epicurean~Fromage Paper

Canvas Corp Brand~Waxed Cotton Cord Red

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) Ginny


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  1. May 23, 2015 @ 7:52 am kathy/NorthCarolina

    The design of this layout is ingenious! It really makes the papers in this fabulous collection shine, and the layers are amazing! I love the clever border made with the grommets and lacing! It’s beautiful!


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