50s Kitchen Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by for the Club Scrap 50s Kitchen Blog Hop!  If you've reached this blog from Anne Marie's blog at Artfully Balanced then you're in the right spot!  If you'd like to hop to the start, please click here.
 
This kit is so beautiful and bold with wonderful images and quotes.  I have quite the collection of recipes on post-its, index cards and torn from magazines. I've been wanting to make a recipe binder for some times now and this kit gave me the motivation. 
 
I still have tons of chipboard from previous projects and found two pieces the same size. I wanted a smaller binder and used 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 for my dimensions. All I needed to do was cut a spine.  We made a similar style 4x4 album at Club Scrap retreat last year that was perfect for our twinchies or Instagram photos.  All I needed to do was find some binder hardware in my stash.  I ended up using hardware from Tim Holtz.
Start by marking and punching your holes for the binder piece, then cover the spine (black cardstock) I used the lined paper for my front and back covers. Make sure to punch your holes again through the black cardstock before covering the insides of the binder.


I then covered the inside spine with black cardstock and used the gray print for the inside covers.  Attach the binder rings with the large brads.


As always, I have such a hard time deciding what to put on the front of my projects, boxes or books. I try to tell myself to adorn like you would a card, but I still struggle. I didn't get the stamp option with this kit so I decided to use embellishments from past kits.  Here I used the stamp from Bon Appetit on the mini chalkboards from Graffiti, I stamped and cut the spoon from Bon Appetit and stenciled and cut the salt and pepper shakers from Salsa. To add a little extra pizzazz to the shakers, I used glossy accents by Ranger.



I also wanted to create my own recipe cards for the binder.  I created a document in Photoshop Elements. I used the stamps from the digital 50s Kitchen for the wording and the lines came from Just Dandy. I just added some color for interest and easy peasy...done!  Not to waste any paper, I placed two recipe cards on one regular size paper, just trim at 5 1/2. Please feel free to download the template


Hope you enjoyed my project!  Thanks for hopping with us!



Comments

  1. Lisa you are a true inspiration. Love your project.

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  2. What a beautiful recipe book and thanks for the insert.
    Love how you added the chalk board.

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  3. Great idea to use the elements from previous kits to embellish this great album!
    TFS!!

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  4. Lisa, what a fantastic project! It sounds like you and I are very similar as far as keeping our misc. recipes and notes organized... lol
    I love the idea of the binder - and the book is AWESOME - great execution. And the inserts you designed wonderful job! I may be borrowing these ideas ;)

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  5. I love the idea of a "longer" binder and pages as well. I find most times the typical 4x6 recipe card just doesn't hold enough info for the recipes I like to use!!

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  6. Thanks for the xtra long recipie cards! Love the whole concept and it is so easy to do! Have a great day Lisa!

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  7. Great use of the "Bon Appetit" and "Salsa" embellishments! Love it when kits can be combined. Thanks for sharing your creative project!

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  8. Love it, Lisa! You did a fantastic job on the cover! Bravo!

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  9. The cover is awesome! It's kind of a "walk down memory lane" of past kits.

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  10. Love the binder you made for your bits and pieces of recipes laying around. Love the cover too. It was fun seeing how many different kits you used.

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  11. love the use of stock on hand! brilliant project!

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  12. Love your project it turned out beautiful!

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  13. Awesome front cover decor and binder! It will be so fun to use this to hold your recipe notes, note cards, Post-Its, Magazine pages - I know exactly what you mean! This is great, thanks for sharing your brilliant crafting.

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  14. This is such a cute binder! I love how you dug through your stash to find elements that would work in harmony with the theme :D.

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  15. Terrific binder..eyecatching recipe cards. Thank you for sharing such a useful project.

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  16. Fantastic idea! Did you use 6x9 page protectors? Did you find some specifically for recipes?

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    1. Thanks Pam! I originally wanted to use the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 page protectors but the D-ring didn't match up with the holes. So, no page protectors for this one.

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