Monday, November 7, 2011

Recipe Book

Each of the ScrapGal Design Team members were asked to create something for our "Home For the Holidays" crop this past weekend. The line I had chosen to work with from the store was Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry line which is basically a food theme. This led me to thinking about how my friends and I are always wanting to exchange recipes. Which then led me to thinking about recipe books as Christmas gifts!
Simple, easy to put together recipe books that is :) Because if you know me, the easier and quicker these days, the better! And this recipe book was nice and simple by scrapbook standards. Using two pieces of thin chipboard, I created covers for my book. The most time consuming part of this project was hand cutting the cupcakes from the BG patterned paper :) You could always use chipboard or rub-on's or stickers!
Here is a shot of the front and back cover. More patterned paper covering the page.
That fun polka dot paper is covering the inside of the front cover and the back cover!

And the recipe cards I used are from a line called Kitschy Kitchen by Melissa Frances. There are a lot of cards in the pack in different colors and patterns as you can see. I split the package in half to make two albums.
Today I see now that the recipe cards are no longer in the store. The chipboard set I used for the Queen of the Kitchen circle on the cover is, but not the recipe card pack.
I have seen tons of recipe card packs for $1 at places like Michael's and Target in the dollar section. Or it would be super easy to design a cute little set your self on the computer or use a site like free printable recipe cards
That way you could make as many cards as you wanted.
As for me, I plan on sharing my albums with friends this Christmas using a few of our family's favorite recipes :)

*And I will announce a blog hop winner tomorrow :)*


  1. That is adorable!

  2. Oh, my goodness, that is too cute!

  3. This is so cute, and definitely something I could do!!

  4. Cute recipe book! What a great gift idea!

  5. This turned out so cute! Nook and Pantry is perfect for this. I love the idea of doing these as quick gifts. Great way to exchange the recipes! Oooo, the perfect thing to take to a cookie exchange....make one for everyone attending and then they have a place to put all the recipes from the exchange! I'm so doing that! :)

  6. Your recipe book is a perfect gift.
    I love the fun papers and the cards you used.

  7. this looks awesome! I tried to snag those recipe cards a few months back but they were sold out. They are really cute

  8. Such a great idea! I love your cover, it is so attractive.

  9. Wow, this is just amazing. I wanna have them all. Surely if i have the recipe cards, i can then document my recipes.