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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Recipe Book/Holder

Hello Blogland,
Thank you for all your comments while I've been in sunny Arizona, glad to report no snow where I am. My luggage was easily spotted on the airport carousel - so thankful I selected pretty distinctive daisies! I have been having a wonderful experience, amazing tutorials and cannot wait to upload some photos to show you....
Today, as promised I said I would do a few step by step instructions on how to create my recipe book/holder, in particular the folders inside to keep all your cuttings, recipes, notes etc.
Cut a piece of patterned paper slightly larger than your die template.
Score at approximately 6.5 inches.
Fold on your score line, you will see you are already creating a pocket.
Position your die template over the edge of your paper so that the fold does not get cut.
Place onto your base plate, cut and emboss.
This is how it will look.
Open it out and apply double sided tape just to the edges.
Before you stick it down, consider if you would like to make a tab.
I printed onto patterned paper (you could use stamps too).
Labels Twenty-Two make very good page tabs.
Cut and emboss and insert into edge of pocket before sticking down with double sided tape.
For the outer book I've used Nestaboard, created a butterfly design and used Spellbinders packaging to create a wipe clean cover. 
Hope this helps, please let me know if you have any further questions.
Have a great day!






17 comments:

Lindyloo said...

Hi Christine,
Thank you for the tutorial, this is such a lovely idea for all those loose recipes or handwritten specials mum or nan gave to us and we don't want to loose, ever!
So pleased to hear you are having a wondeful time, cannot wait to hear all about it when you get back. Hope you enjoy every single minute.
All the best Linda

melanie said...

Thanks for the tutorial, gad your having a great time can`t wait for pics .Melanie

Lucycat said...

Thanks for the tutorial it is such stood idea.Looking forward to all your news etc. Have a safe journey home. x.

Carole Z said...

Thanks for the tutorial, it's a brilliant idea and I will definitely be making one! Glad you are enjoying your stay in Arizona, Carole Z X

Elaine said...

Truly stunning and a lovely idea. Enjoy the rest of your stay
Elaine x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
Thank you for the tutorial, I am going to have to have a go at making one as I love yours.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Hi Christine,
Great tutorial, look forward to hearing about your trip when you get back.
Chris x

Clai01 said...

Thank you for the instructions , very much appreciated.

nattyboots said...

Morning Christine,glad all is well in Arizona, will have to try this one as my beloved recipe cuttings envelope is getting very tatty . Thank You Elaine H X

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Glad to hear you are having a great time. Recipe book such a good idea.
Lydia
X

AnneRD said...

Thank you Christine for the details of the inserts. Great presents for my daughters. I can include our favourite tried and tested recipes that they have enjoyed since childhood.
You must be having a fabulous time in Spellbinders Land!
Anne x

Sarah said...

Thanks for the tutorial what a great idea. Glad you are enjoying Arizona

Hellma said...

Lovely project Christine.

hazel said...

Morning Christine, many thanks for the tutorial. Looking forward to seeing what you have been upto in Arizona xx hazel

Sandra said...

Hi Christine,
Been thinking about you this morning, its an absolutely beautiful day again today, very sunny and warm, perfect for walking gorgeous little Bella, I bet you are missing her like crazy.
Sounds like you are very much enjoying your retreat, can't wait for all your new news and demos!
Huge cross Atlantic hugs,
Sandra xx

Craftychris said...

Thank you for the tutorial - fabulous xx

Ali W said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely idea, it's just so suitable for lots of things. I'm going to try to make one to keep all the events, concert ticket stubs in, as a memory jogger as I have a terrible memory of where and when I have been anywhere! Take care Alison :)

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