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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!

3 comments:

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.