22 February 2010

Pocket Recipe Book

Here's a project I created recently for Memory Bound, the great store where I teach. This little pocket recipe book was made using the new America Crafts line, Abode. The line features paper with little houses, kitchen icons, and other images from around the home.

So what do I love about American Crafts? *sigh* Clean designs, clear colors, heavy double-sided paper, great chipboard, and the occasional retro motif.

I made this little book -- "good eats" -- with a package of 7 Gypsies envelope-type pockets. Those of you who are into the shabby look no doubt have other uses for these super-cute pockets, but I thought they would work just fine as slots for a little recipe book.

I covered the fronts and backs of the pockets with AC paper, then re-punched the hole along the side opening of each pocket.

Once the pockets were all covered, I used my trusty Bind-It-All to bind the pockets together. Each pocket holds several recipe cards. I downloaded and printed these cards from Hoover Web Designs.

I added labels, a bit of ribbon, and a few pieces of chipboard to the book, and the project was complete. Except for the actual recipes. You all know I can't be of much help with that!


Kristina said...

Cute project!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

That looks really neat! I desperately need to do something with my recipe box. It's totally out of control. But that looks a lot like work...

No really, it's adorable.