I had gotten a themed pack of paper from Wal-Mart and used it for this project. At first, I wasn't too crazy about the color combo, but, given the choices our small Wal-Mart offered, this was the best one. After I finished the project, I really liked the colors and how it turned out.
I made two of these at the same time because whenever I make something for someone and I end up liking it, I have a hard time giving it. And I always think that I can make one for me, and never usually do.
The front and back covers are made out of that really heavy press-board cardboard stuff you can get at Hobby Lobby. I got it when I first got my cricut and it doesn't cut at all in it. It does work well in my papercutter, so I use it for straight-edged projects.
I glued the paper to each side of the covers. Decorated the front cover and distressed the edges. I used manilla folders as my 'card stock' for the dividers. Using my cricut and design studio, I made the dividing pages, decorated and distressed them, too. I used the cartridge "From My Kitchen" for the labels.
For the pages for the recipes, I just used my paper cutter on the manilla folders, and cut them to the same size. I decorated them up, printed the recipes out from my computer, and glued them on. And Distressed all the edges...... Mr. Inspiring thought I was crazy when I was doing it, but really liked it when I was finished!!!
I punched holes on the side of each page and slipped a couple of binder rings through. I tied a bit of ribbon onto the rings.
And WAA LAAAA - called it done!!
Now, I need to collect recipes from Mr. Inspiring's family and make a few of them, too!!
Thanks for looking!! Hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane!! ha!
Hugs ~~ Suz
I'm linking to these parties!!