Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at
For many of us a treasured family cookbook is a great way to recreate the beloved foods from our youth. Many of us have fond memories of particular foods or occasions. Incorporating these recipes within a scrapbook can create an heirloom that will be treasured for years to come.
Cookbook scrapbooking is taking recipes and incorporating them into a scrapbook. This can be done by transcribing the recipes onto paper or index cards and placing them into the album. But unlike a traditional cookbook, itâ€™s not just recipes that are included. Adding comments and stories to correspond with each recipe is what makes these books so special. For instance, taking Grandmaâ€™s recipe for pumpkin pie and write it out on an index card. Attach that card into an 8X8 scrapbook page. Underneath the card, write a journal entry that includes when she made the pie, why you loved it, and special memory.Â You can even write about the first time you tried to make it, maybe it was burned or flopped. This makes the recipes special for your children, their children, and continues throughout each generation.
To enhance cookbook scrapbooking, ask family members to write out their favorite recipes and include their own comments. Attach each handwritten note to a page and write who the recipe is from. You can also include your own thoughts on the recipe. If you have any photographs of the preparation or finished project be sure to include them. Maybe someone won a prize for a bake-off, include the newspaper article or other item. Let your children write out their favorite recipes, or if they are very young, ask them why they like a particular item. You can also add notes about where the recipe came from, why it was a hit. Maybe your favorite party appetizers came from the internet, write a short story depicted why you chose that and why.
When you are done creating your cookbook scrapbook, include blank pages at the end, so that other family members can include more recipes as the book gets passed down through the generations. Add page protectors to each page to avoid damaged pages. This will not only protect the pages from water or other spills, but make them easy to wipe clean.
Cookbook scrapbooking is a great way to pass on a tradition to our children. These are a great way to spend quality time together as a family by cooking and baking together. Not only will our children learn how to follow directions and patience, but they will also learn a little bit about their family history. It is a great item to pass down and it will still be useful for many years to come. Include your prized holiday meal recipes and it will sure to be a much sought after item. Other family members will be begging to borrow it. Itâ€™s an easy, innovative way to keep our recipes organized and our traditions intact for now and the years from now.
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at
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Sunday, August 15th, 2010 at
When creating a beautiful scrapbook there will be occasions when adding a greeting card will be necessary. This is true especially of events such as weddings, a new baby, anniversaries, birthdays, and other events. There are several ways to incorporate these cards into your scrapbook. With a little ingenuity, making pages for a greeting card scrapbook can be fun and easy.
First, decide why you want to incorporate this greeting card. If the card is valuable only for the design or accent, then this item can be cut out and applied to the page anywhere. No special steps are necessary.Â There are also times when the greeting card can be used as a background. This method shows the celebration of the event without calling attention to the card itself. This is helpful when you want to incorporate the card, but do not want to showcase it.
Other methods for making pages for a greeting card scrapbook use special pocket pages. To make these pages simply use cardstock to create a pocket large enough for the greeting card to fit inside. Attach three sides of the cardstock to the scrapbook page, leaving the top open. Then insert the greeting card into the pocket. By using similar collars you can make the pocket itself part of the design. For instance, if the greeting card is from someone who is vacationing you can attach old stamps or envelopes to the pocket to make it blend into the theme.
There is another great trick for making pages for a greeting card scrapbook. Use a background paper and attach it to the scrapbook page. Take the back of the card and add scrapbooking tape. Attach the card firmly to the page. In this method the card will be attached to the book and cannot be easily removed, so ensure you will want it to stay there before attaching. Then when you have completed the pages, take the page protector and place it over the page. Take a scissor and very carefully open the blade and run it over the page protector along the opening of the card. Do not cut the side of the card that is folded over. This will cut the page protector so you can still open the card and the page will be protected. This method is not perfect and occasionally the protector may rip. But this method is great for showcasing the writing inside the card while not compromising the look of the page and while keeping the page protected.
When deciding on how to begin making pages for a greeting card scrapbook practice with various methods and find what is right for you. Not everyone will enjoy the same look and feel of a project. Some methods are more complicated than others, so finding something you are comfortable with is very important. Remember to decide why and how you want to incorporate the greeting card into your scrapbook and that will help determine which method may be best to use.