Where do you store your favorite recipes? Mine are in a file folder in my pantry…and it’s a mess! I have copies of recipes from many years back, and the papers are older than my kids. I needed to think of a solution to find them quickly, so I thought I’d start with making a book for my favorite Christmas recipes first.
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Now – on to making our recipe book! I wanted an easy project idea that was replicable, especially as I would add pages over the years. And I happen to love the color schemes of red, pink and light blue lately for the holidays. So here we go!
Start with several 5″ by 7″ chipboard cuts…and yes, this is the Kraft Chipboard from CutCardStock! The pricing on their chipboard cannot be beat. I’ve punched 2 holes for binder rings, which will allow me to expand the book later.
Next, pick your page themes – I’ve done one for drinks, main dishes, sides and desserts. I’m allowing a full spread for each theme. One side will have the title page and the other will have the recipe card pocket. Add these as backgrounds to your chipboard. My papers are Wild Cherry PopTone Red, Basis Soft Pink, Stardream Metallic Aquamarine and Basis White.
I’m also adding in some patterned paper from this vintage-y looking Christmas paper from Carta Bella. My letter cuts are Sweet Sentiments…and boy do I love their die cut letters! It’s a new favorite!
I’ve cut the pockets at a 5″ by 5″ square, then cut them diagonally. These are glued on the edges only so you can slip in a recipe card. You could also add cards directly to the rings in between the book if you prefer.
The rest is simply embellishments! Some of the patterned paper has been cut out, especially the cute Santa and snowman images. Add some stickers and gorgeous ribbons to the rings at the end and this project is complete!
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