4. IF YOU LIKE JOURNALING THIS IS FOR YOU!
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.
|Peek A Boo Pages can be used for a title page or for a multiple page layout within an album. They can be made for CM pages, post bound pages or top loading pages. |
|Peek A Boo Title Page (uses 2 album pages or 2 pieces of cardstock) |
Peek A Boo Titles for a multi page layouts
This is a GREAT way to stretch special lettering, sticker art or a stamp design.
|Pencils such as ZIG Memory Pencils- have soft color but can damage the embossing as you are coloring in your design.|
|Scrapbooking Pens such as ZIG pens- I recommend brush tip for coloring in the embossed outlines as the brush flows easily over the raised surface of the embossing giving an even color. The ZIG pens are waterproof, fade resistant and come in 48 colors, a selection that should make any design come to life|
|Embossing- Embossing is done with pigment inks that are slower drying than dye inks. There are also special embossing inks that can be used. For a beginner I recommend using a colored pigment ink (such as Color Box) and a clear embossing powder. Stamp your image and then sprinkle embossing powder over the image. gently rock the powder over the design to get maximum coverage. Then tap the excess powder onto a clean sheet of paper (I suggest printer paper not cardstock) and use the paper to funnel the excess powder back into your jar. If embossing powder ticks to your paper in areas that were not part of the design use a Q-tip, paint brush or toothpick to remove the excess powder. This is especially important when using colored embossing powders. After you are happy with the powder then take an embossing tool and heat the image from the bottom of the paper so that you do not blow off your embossing powder. You can also use an electric stove and hold the paper over a burner or use a toaster however I recommend the heat gun for best results and ease of use.|
|Click on any image to see a larger image.||The same stamp can be used to stamp a background paper, a border or enhance your titles. These four pages show 4 different ways to use the spider web stamp. Stamps can also be used to decorate cards, letters, envelopes, party decorations and place cards.|