Then I share with you my last weekend's project: a brand spankin' new recipe binder:
And here's a shot from the side:
And here's the title page:
Now everyone together: oh for CUTE!
See, I collect recipes. Lots of them. Then I create a little template in Adobe InDesign, to retype them, and transfer them into my various recipe binders. My old binder is full to the brim, so I decided I needed to make a new one. And…well, that's what I did.
But here's where it gets fun if you like hot pink and brown. I'm going to give you the artwork to make your own tabs (same categories I have, mind you) as well as the list o' things you need to make this binder. Sound good? Okay then…
First, the tabs:
1. Print these out onto white cardstock, but preferably, matte coated photo paper. I used photo paper, because I liked the finished look better. It turned out crisper, and was easier to punch.
2. Trim apart the tab artwork, because then you punch them out using the McGill Tab Punch. You simply turn the punch upside down, line up the artwork, and punch!
3. Adhere the tabs to alternating 6 x 6 patterned papers. I used only the two patterns you see in the photos, the big floral and the smaller one. And, i simply staggered the tab placement.
Those are the basics. Now here are the other products I used:
2. These Thickers in pink and white, also from American Crafts.
3. And some brand spankin' new patterned paper, the Metropolitan Collection, also from American Crafts and i can seem to find a link to save my life. So if anyone out there knows where to find it, post it here!
And finally, you just add recipes as you go. Just design a document that you can type in your recipes, and trim it down to 6 x 6. The nice thing is, if you need more space for your recipe, just make another page. And, if you want to add pics as you go, then by all means, do!
How fun is that?
To those who loathe hot pink and brown, my apologies. To those who do not loathe, enjoy!