Saturday, December 12, 2009

Recipe Book

Here is the recipe book I made for my Mom for Christmas. She lost everything in a fire a couple of years ago so I thought it would be fun to make this book with some of her old recipes and some newer recipes. I cut the cover using Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. The dividers were cut at 4 1/4" using the From My Kitchen cartridge, I used the tabs on the first 3 keys. I used the Center Point feature to cut out all of the recipe pages and the extra pages I included in the book. I used one of the recipe cards on the cartridge also cut at 4 1/4". I cut the tabs also from the From My Kitchen cartridge. The actual words, I printed on the same color card stock as the tabs and made a cut from Lyrical Letters at 3/4" tall and 1.1/2" wide. I then cut each one individually using the file I created.  On the cover I cut the word recipe from the From My Kitchen cartridge at 1 1/2" and also cut the oval at the same size. The apron I cut at 3" and cut all the layers. I used my Bind-It-All to bind it.  I am really pleased how this turned out.


  1. Deanna this is gorgeous! how much your Mom will truly cherish this gift! I'd love to know where your paper came's so perfect for the book.

  2. Deanna this is awesome. I am wanting to make a book for MIL since she is a great cook and would like for her to write down her recipes for later generations.