Sunday, May 30, 2010

Recipe Book

I saw a fun retro recipe book at a craft store in the Mall of America this past winter. They were offering classes to make them. If I wasn't so far away I'd have LOVED to go! I asked if I could buy the materials... but they didn't have any extras. Bummer.

I kind of forgot about it and then just a few months later when I was at another craft store, this time in Moorhead, I saw it again! They had just offered a class too. But they didn't have any extra materials either. Bummer again.

So I came home and did some looking around on the computer and found the book and recipe for the materials here I ordered all the materials and started my own book. My first page is done!

First I painted the chipboard with acrylic paint, then sanded the edges. I adhered the paper and added embellishments. This is what the back of my first page looks like:

You attach the rings and it fits neatly on this acrylic stand. I just love it...and I am having so much fun making it!

Now only 11 more pages to go!


  1. Hi Laurie - My sister directed me to your blog - she LOVES your recipe cards. I don't share her passion for the kitchen, but do share a love of all things paper and really enjoyed looking about your blog. Your work is fantastic!

  2. Ohhh I love that..going to have to check it out.

  3. Laurie, your recipe book is adorable. I love reading your blog and trying your recipes. My husband actually does the cooking, and I can't wait to try some of them out.

  4. You've got so many recipes to display. I'll bet this is a really fun project! I love the colors. So bright and cheerful for the recipe collection. Just perfect.

  5. Love your cookbook and your RECIPES!! I've tried several and I check every day to see if you've posted a new one.....