Friday, October 31, 2008

Mom's Favorite Recipes

I made these Recipe Books for a Craft Show, but they would make great fast and inexpensive Christmas Gifts too. You could even make one for your mother and ask her to put all her favorite recipes inside for you; that way they'll be passed down from generation to generation.

The size of the book is 4 x 6. The front and back covers are chipboard. I bound them together with my Bind-It-All using 3/4 wire. I used Stampin Up! 'Brocade Blue' cardstock for the cover and tabs. I made the tabs with a tab punch. A 'Ticket - Corner' Punch was used on the main image and red panel. Ribbons and brads were added for embellishment. Designer paper is unknown. I used three stamp sets to complete this project, the sets are from 'See D's' and 'Stampendous'. The image was colored with copic markers.

There are 4 categories in this recipe book. 'Appetizer, 'Side Dish', 'Main Dish', and 'Desserts'. Each category page has a 'pocket' where additional recipes can be stored. These pocket pages were made out of cardstock. I scored and folded the bottom of the cardstock, and put a thin strip of glue on the right side, the Bind-It-All Wire closed the left side of the pocket.

The rest of the pages are 4 x 6 index cards. I actually have a Stampin Up! Recipe Card stamp that I would have preferred to use in place of the index cards, but it would have been too time consuming for a craft show.

Thats all for today. Wish me luck at my craft show tomorrow! If you live in the Mondovi/Eau Claire area, feel free to stop by the Marten Center and say 'Hello'. I'd love to see you. Amy


  1. There you go again with the "bind it all" ... what an AWESOME project! What a great gift this would be for ANY lady of the house!!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!!!

  2. Fabulous project Amy! Love the little pockets for the title pages!


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