by craftbits (shellie wilson)
What you need
Assorted scrapbooking supplies
Over a long period of time collect articles on cooking tips , helpful hints and recipes. You can get these from Magazines cut-out’s , photocopies from recipe books or back of product recipe cards and ideas.
Once you have collected an assortment of recipes combine them all in a protected plastic folder.
The craft concept in this gift idea is not to just place each magazine page or printout straight into the folder sleeves but to creatively display them. Using the same techniques as scrapbooking for photographs and archives create beautiful borders surrounds and background pages to display your recipes on.
Use fancy cut scissors to give cut-outs a creative edge and surround your recipes with themed pictures.
Some ideas are:
Love hearts and romantic pictures for meals for 2 or special occasion recipes.
Christmas pictures for recipes related to food for the holiday or pictures related to the recipe ingredients Apples for apple pie ..etc.
While this project may seem a little time consuming. It is well worth the effort to have a handmade Recipe book to hand down to your children or to give away as a gift.
Note: If you want to keep this project for many years to come then ensure contents are acid free as with all scrapbooking supplies.
This project was contributed by Xiomi Overman She is a freelance writer living in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. She loves Scrapbooking and Craft projects too. She has a Recipe-Scraps ezine, specially for Recipe Scrapbooking. This is the email address in order to subscribe to the ezine: firstname.lastname@example.org