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March 28, 2016
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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.
- large 12 x 12 scrap booking loose leaf binder
- book (s) of scrap booking paper, a very large assortment (you want card stock, it comes with 48 count) (do not get 180 count) That is very thin paper. You can get glittery paper, paper with glossy raised embellishment and so, so much more.
- box of plastic 12 x 12 insert pages
- large tubes of glue sticks. You will use many glue sticks, look around for bargains.
- a good pair of cutting scissors
- lots of copy paper and ink
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- After doing several pages, You can start separating the pages by categories, bars, cakes, cookies, etc.
- You can use one cookbook for all recipes or do two for both desserts and meals.
- 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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When I clip recipes from catalogs, I slip them inside a scrapbook page, instead of re-writing them on a traditional recipe card. It protects the recipes and because there's so much space, I can often include a photo of the dish, if it's provided.Read More...
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