I'd been wanting to create a recipe album for a while now, something simple, something that I would use with my current 5.5 x 8.5 system.
However, I couldn't find a 5.5 x 8.5 binder that I really liked. Until now.
Enter Martha Stewart's office collection. I fell in love and thought: this would make a cute binder for recipes.
And so I set out to create a simple album set with layered PSD files to let you drop a photo of your recipe in (or not) and set up a simple album with lots of categories and a quippy food quote on each category divider page.
I designed the basic recipe pages using my favorite font, Avenir, in one single weight, 45 Avenir Book. All of the dividers are designed using this font and they will print on any computer. However, the recipe templates are set up with this font, but you can just replace it with another font you love, or buy the Avenir 45 font. (It's such an all-around superstar typeface.)
I am going to be making an album for my daughter, adding in recipes that I know she will like (and eat) and yes, they are all vegetarian recipes. My thought it to create something for her that will remind her of the meals we cooked with her in mind for all these amazing teen years.
The binders themselves are not huge, but I like the idea that you could make volumes for specific categories. Who wouldn't want a binder full of just cookies?
I've picked a handful of colors for the dividers. Each PDF is printable and there are also PSDs so you can change the background colors to suit your tastes.
You can use photos with your recipe, or not.
There is a second page for more directions, of course, that you can add as many as you need for each recipe. But if your recipes are that long, then God bless you, woman.
This set is on sale as part of the 3rd Quarter Designer Digitals sale.
Bon apetit, and happy clean & simple scrapbooking.