Desktop Recipe Scrapbooks
You can create a desktop mini recipe scrapbook by using an everyday card file box. This easy-to-create mini album makes a perfect gift for friends and family. First, type your recipes and resize them to fit on an address card. You can make your own address cards by using a Rolodex punch at the bottom of your paper.
The best way to assemble the scrapbooking cookbooks is to print out your recipes on patterned paper and cut them down to size, paste them front and back on to your address card, then add some small scrapbooking embellishments. You can split the card into categories by simply attaching a tab at the tip of a divider card. Next, make a title card and you are finished.
Cropping Corner Tip: Christmas Recipe Scrapbook
Recipe scrapbooks have many themes and one popular theme is Christmas. Why not create a Christmas recipe scrapbook? You can fill this cooking scrapbook with your favorite Christmas recipes, including traditional family recipes and Christmas treats.
One suggestion is to include Christmas traditions in your recipe scrapbook so you will remember fun activities you did as a family when you were growing up.
Buy a red, green or white album that you can embellish with Christmas decorations and trimmings. Give your Christmas recipe scrapbooks a unique look with lots of ribbons and a fun title. Also include pictures of food and other Christmas memories
Heirloom Recipe Books
Give your recipe scrapbook some old-fashioned charm with an heirloom-style design. Start with a 6 x 6 album from any craft store; they will typically run you about $6. Then, cut your cardstock into 6 x 6 pieces and attach your typed recipes. Now, its time to decorate! Use old postcards, wrapping paper, postage stamps, newspaper clippings, old photos, music, etc. To make your "recipes to remember" scrapbook even more interesting, you can include food-related tidbits from magazines or newspapers and food history information and stories. You can buy vintage-style scrapbook paper and embellishments if you don’t have access to the other decorative items listed above.
Another suggestion is to be creative with your scrapbook recipe book pages. You can create pocket pages where the recipe can be removed. Or, print your recipes on decorative tags to create some movement on your pages. Scrapbooking family recipes can be so much fun.
Recipe Scrapbook KitsRecipe scrapbooking is a unique way of organizing your recipes into one book for quick reference. There are many ways to make a recipe scrapbook. Recipe scrapbook kits are a convenient avenue for making a “recipes to remember" scrapbook. Recipe scrapbook kits come with all the materials you need to create your own recipe scrapbook. These kits typically include supplies like food scrapbook paper, food scrapbook stickers, page borders, plastic page protectors and some related embellishments. Recipe scrapbook kits are a quick way to create a cooking scrapbook for you or as a gift for someone else. The kits make it easy to reproduce the same recipe book for several people
Favorite Family Recipes
Recipe scrapbooks are becoming popular in the scrapbooking community. The easiest way to create recipe scrapbooks is to use digital scrapbooking software. With the computer-generated recipe scrapbook, you can easily type your recipes on the computer and copy and paste it onto your recipe scrapbook pages.
When organizing your family recipe scrapbook you should first determine what kinds of recipes you want to include, then decide on the food categories and then proceed to gather recipes from your family members. Once you have collected all of the recipes you need for your family recipe scrapbook, you can categorize them into appetizers, soups and salads, main dishes, desserts, etc. After the recipes are organized it is time to proceed with the design of your scrapbook pages. Digital scrapbooking offers a variety of fonts, die cuts and embellishments.
Wedding Shower Recipe ScrapbookRecipe scrapbooks don’t have to be full of food recipes. One idea for a wedding shower gift is create a “recipe for a happy marriage” recipe scrapbook. In this unique recipe book, you can include tips and advice from family members, wedding shower guests, experts, etc.
Buy a 6 x 6 album and have each guest at the wedding shower decorate their own scrapbook page and include their marriage advice on the page. You can go a step further and take photos of the advisor and put them on the page next to their marriage tips.
Heirloom Recipe ScrapbooksScrapbooking is not just for photographs. There are various types of scrapbooks and many items that can be included in your memory books. A keepsake cookbook is a scrapbook idea for cherished family recipes that have been passed down through the generations. In order to create recipe scrapbooks, you will need to do a few things ahead of time so you will have all the materials to assemble your cookbooks. There are many different themes that can be used when creating recipe scrapbooks. You can title it “Favorite Family Recipes”, “Grandmas Secret Recipes”, “Recipes Through the Generations”, etc. There can also be more specialized themes such as “Cake Recipes”, “Scrumptious Desserts”, “Christmas Recipes”, etc.
First, gather all the recipes and type them on your computer for easy access. Decide the size of your recipe scrapbooks; a 6 x 6 is a friendly size of book, but you can make any size work. Print the individual recipes onto white cardstock (acid-free/lignin-free). Then, decide how you are going to categorize your recipe scrapbooks. For example, group them under appetizers, breads, soups and salads, desserts, etc. Now, choose your paper and color combinations for your cookbook. It might be a good idea to use a different color for each category in order to separate the sections. Once you have decided how to divide your recipe scrapbooks, make sure to include a table of contents for easy access to certain recipe favorites.
After you have gathered the recipes, determined the size of your book, printed the recipes, picked your colors and bought your supplies then you are ready to assemble your book. It is a good idea to include pictures (family memories) in your book so it can be a personalized recipe scrapbook. You can make a two-page layout for each recipe and on one page include the recipe with some embellishments then on the other page have a special picture of a person, a family memory or special event