Scrapbooking a Cookbook of Recipes


I have been thinking about putting together a cookbook for all my recipes that I keep in a file on my computer. Well, no more thinking about it. I've put my mind to work, and having so much fun creating it. Except now I am onto cook book #2. I decided to make one for desserts and one for foods, meals, soups, and appetizers. I purchased all my supplies at Michael's Crafts Store. They have had all 50-70% off sales.




  1. When I print my recipes, I copy the picture of the recipe, go into *Write* paste it, enlarge it by 25% and write out the name of the dish in a nice font at 24 size and whatever color I want. Keep that in your computer, do not hit save just go back to the recipes. You will not lose what you just wrote.
  2. Continue doing this with each recipe. When it is time to enlarge and copy hit write, it will be a new page. Then hit the x out, it brings you to your original page with your first picture and title, now, paste and do the same, 24 font and color the title. When you have done 6-8 recipes, print all your recipes, then go to write and find your pictures by hitting write and then hitting x. Print out your pictures and titles.
  3. To start putting the recipes on the card stock, you pull out the two colors you want to use. Turn them over and glue the border well of one sheet. Carefully put each corner together evenly. And then flatten and smooth the two sheets.
  4. Now it's time to cut up your recipes and pictures and titles. Do one recipe at a time. Some recipes will fit on one page, some you can fit 2-3 or 4 to a page.
  5. When you have filled both sides of the pages, simply slip this page into a plastic sheet and then line it up with the holes of the binder and now you have started your own cook book.
  6. After doing several pages, You can start separating the pages by categories, bars, cakes, cookies, etc.
  7. You can use one cookbook for all recipes or do two for both desserts and meals.
  8. My next step is to tab each category by what they are; as above. And the same for my food (meals) chicken, pork, pasta etc. *Have fun, I am!*

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July 12, 20160 found this helpful

I love this. I am going to start working on one too.
Thanks for sharing!

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March 24, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks for your hard work writing this out for us. Good job! Such great ideas here. We can use all of them or for us lazier ones, some of them.

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