Monday, December 7, 2020

Recipe Scrapbook Album Instructions

Hi scrappers! Recently, I've had a lot of inquiries about the What's Cookin' Recipe Album I made back in September so, I just added the instructions to my shop! Yippee! And just in time for all the holiday cooking and baking. With my simple, step-by-step directions anyone who missed out on this can now replicate it themselves.

If you love to cook, bake or enjoy great food these instructions will make the perfect scrapbook project for you. Not only is it a wonderful way to organize your recipes and pictures but ... it also makes an amazing keepsake or a beautiful gift for someone!

Now-a-days there are so many ways to collect great recipes. You may get them from a friend, a magazine, an online search, Pinterest or the best way ... passed down through generations of loved ones. Saving these recipes in a special way honors the cooks and bakers that came before us and creates an album that will likely become a family heirloom one day.

After gathering your supplies (supply list in my listing HERE), spend time choosing your favorite recipes. This was the hardest part for me since I have so many. Consider different family recipes, holiday recipes, recipes you made from your garden, amazing desserts, etc.

Then, I like using a combination of recipe cards (my mom's in her handwriting are my most treasured), magazine clippings, photos and journal tidbits. You can also type them on your computer or print them from a website.

I love adding photos to my recipe books. Gather pictures of the person who created the recipe, the completed dish, the ingredients that go into it or fun pictures of you and family or friends in the kitchen. Photos make the scrapbook feel super special. If you're really proud of your kitchen, scrap pictures of that and put them next to photos of your grandmother in hers!

If you want to personalize your book even more, journal about who created the recipe or who's in the photo, when they made it, where was the photo taken, what was the occasion, etc. Or keep it simple and type or write out small bits of information like a date, place, or person’s name. These can be placed near your recipes and photos as a continuation of the story of your family history.

For this album, I created divider pages to organize the recipes. I used stickers from the Simple Stories Apron Strings collection but you can customize the tabs to whatever you like.

My supply list includes divided page protectors that you can slide recipes and photos into. This way they are protected but, you can take them out if necessary.

Before I designed this, I fell in love with two different collections so I used them both in this scrapbook - Simple Stories Apron Strings & Echo Park's Farmhouse Kitchen.

I've added links to the product used in this scrapbook below and in the listing in my shop. This recipe scrapbook is a fun and easy project for anyone and functions beautifully as a personal treasure and an awesome handmade gift for family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by!

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1 comment:

  1. Great looking recipe book. What did you start with... a book or did you make it yourself?