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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mom's Diner Recipe Book

Here is my finished project that I promised to show you.  I used a variation of an envelope book page that I showed you here.  I love how this turned out.  The measuring spoons are hilarious...they measure "Nip", "Smidgen", "Pinch", and "Dash".  I found them for $1 somewhere, but I can't remember where! I found them, and some of the other supplies, when I moved my stuff into my new space.
 I made 5 pages in all, but each page has three pockets and 8 recipe cards.  Phew, that's a lot of recipes!
 I made the cardstock page as a "tube".  Then, on each side, I adhered one of the envelopes like I described in the above link to my "Sweet Baby" album.
 Two recipe cards go into each of the envelope pockets.
 In the pocket created by the cardstock tube that I made, I put the tags (above).  They each have a recipe card on the back side as well.
 Then, in-between each of the pocket pages, I made a plain page of cardstock, with recipe cards on each side.  There are 4 of these pages, for 8 more cards.
 I love the feel of the book.  It is super heavy and sturdy.
 There is a ton of space for recipes...and one could even put pictures on the pages instead of recipes!
 I want a malt now...how about you?
 The papers are from Echo Park, "Happy Days" collection.
 I used a ton of embellishments also.

The covers are made of chipboard, covered in paper.  Here is a list of supplies used:
Jenni Bowlin: Antique Buttons
Jolee's:  Dimensional Stickers
Doodlebug and Prima:  Flowers
Recollections and Teresa Collins:  Bling
Recollections, Bazzill and Echo Park:  Paper
Bazzill:  Envelopes
We R Memory Keepers and Martha Stewart:  Punches
We R Memory Keepers:  Eyelets
Unknown:  Measuring spoons, ribbons, recipe cards, book rings

I sure hope you like this project.  Let me know what you think!

Stay Crafty, My Friends!


Bobbie Lynn said...

thanks for sharing your adorable recipe album. I'm trying to get my recipes in order and this maybe one way to do that.

misslouk said...

I think this is just adorable, and I love the idea that it is so sturdy and holds so many recipes. I love the happy days papers. Your mom is very lucky to be recieving such a lovely gift. It's nice to have such a special place to put your recipes. And you can take the cards out to use them and pop them back in when you're done. Cool!

Whitney said...

I LOVE this!! This might be a silly question, but can you please explain to me how you created the "tube" pages? I love all of the pockets in this album and the fact that you can fit so many recipes.