Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Holiday Recipe Mini Album

I've always wanted to try making a holiday recipe book, so this is my first attempt.  I mainly used the From My Kitchen cartridge, with a few cuts from other carts thrown in.  The paper is last years Echo Park Christmas collection.   This is the first time I've really used many of the cuts on From My Kitchen and they are really cute!  I made several pages for cookie recipes, since there are so many wonderful ones out there for Christmas treats.  (I'm hungry now!)

From My Kitchen-recipe cards, recipe pages and titles, most cuts
Everyday Paper Dolls-oven mitt on first cookie page and cookies on last page

The white inserts to write the recipe on are 3x5, so an index card could replace the inserts if you want lines on the recipe cards.  The recipe pages with pockets are 4x6 3/4 in.  The cover page is slightly bigger.  I cut the title words for each recipe page at 3/4 in.   The strip to make the pocket is 2x6 3/4 in.  Most of the cuts to decorate the pocket are cut at 2 in., except for a few at 2 1/2 inches.  

I'm going to put this into the Fantabulous cricut challenge this week, which has a book theme.


  1. This is a GREAT idea. You have done so good with it. I love all the cuts. I might have to get that cart ;0) I love papers. This will make a cool Christmas gift.

    Thanks for linking-up.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  2. Michelle,
    This has turned out so cute!!! I love it! I think I have to have this cartridge now! I've wanted it for a while! You have to be the most creative person I know!!! Love ya!

  3. What a great job. I have been wanting to make a mini album of some sort. This gives me an idea! TFS, I love it.


  4. Great recipe book, looks like it was a blast to make. May have try my hand at a project like this!

  5. Oh my, what a wonderful recipe book. I love all the many details!! Great project.

  6. What a great recipe book, such wonderful details! This looks like a great cart to have on the shelf. Thanks for joining us for Challenge me Monday at FCCB. - Melanie

  7. Such a cute project! I just got finished making a recipe box with that exact cartridge. Your album is such a nice new take on it! You have a new follower. :)

  8. Awesome recipe book!! I might need to get this cartridge, love what you did!
    Thanks for playing along in the challenge at FCCB!
    Sherrie K

  9. Wow, really cute project. You are awesome.

  10. What a great recipe book! I love that the recipes can come out as well. That's so practical for use (and avoids flour over all your hard work)!! The gingerbread page is my favourite. Well done!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut!
    Small Bits of Paper
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  11. What a nice album. I am working on one as a Christmas gift for my sister. Thanks for the inspiration. Traci