Monday, September 6, 2010

Vintage Recipe Book

This is the front
This is the inside covers front and back

I have taken on a project of making a recipe book.  I think these are so cute.  I've seen many people making them and I just adore them.  I started this today so I don't have any pages in it yet but thought it would qualify for the Layers challenge on Simon Says Stamp and Show.  Jump on over there and play along - it's a lot of fun.  
I had an old book that I purchased from a used item store - I cut the front and the back hard covers off and used Graphics 45 paper to line the front and back and inside.  I just love this paper.  I put some Tim Holtz metal corners on the front of the cover as well as the back.  The letter were die cut from Tim Holtz alphabet die using Kraft paper and I colored them with Red Barn distress ink.  The sunflower is from Spellbinders and the book rings are 7 Gypsies.  The sweet stickers are from Crafty Secrets.  I can't wait to start decorating the rest of the book.  I just need to get the holes professionally punched.  I'll have to find out where I can get that done.  Have a great day and happy cooking!


  1. What a great project! I've told my daughter recently I'll make her a recipe book - you've reminded me I better get started! *lol*
    Thank you for joining me & the other Design Team members for this week’s Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge! We really appreciate you joining in with us!

  2. I like the sunflower!! What an amazing cover for a fun recipe book - truly a keepsake! (Please remember to turn off word verification!)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  3. LOVE your recipe book, and how fun to have a binder to gather all the recipes! Love the colors that you've used, and wow, all the work!


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