Well, I finished one handmade gift.....
Borrowing the idea from something I found in a book, I made a slipcase for my first cookbook and will give it to my daughter as a Christmas gift. I'll make two more in different designs for two other cookbooks I've had for 40+ years.
I'm happy with the way it turned out, although the cost of the materials, including scrapbooking card stock, acid-free glue, and decorative scissors--plus the cost of used copies of the books I bought to replace mine--takes this project out of the category of cheap homemade gifts. :-)
The color is actually more peachy, somewhere between the pink in the top picture and the tea color of the bottom. The back has the same bird design, but nothing else.