Recipe Books

Good morning y’all!  Today I have a project to share that was part of our annual holiday craft swap at work.  Out of all of the craft swaps I participate in, this one is my favorite because there are all different kinds of crafts, rather than just paper crafts.

This is also my project for the Basically Bare Design Blog today.

If you linked here from that post to get to the recipes I promised, you can scroll on down to the bottom since you’ve already seen the pictures.  The links to each individual recipe are found right after all the pictures but before the materials list.  Unless, of course, you want to see the pictures again.  In which case, you go on ahead and look.  I won’t stop you.  ;)

Now, where was I…

These are small paper bag albums which I used as recipe books.  The covers are all different, using different patterned paper and different finishing on the Basically Bare stars (found in the Celestial Shapes set) to make them unique from each other.

The inside pages are decorated with images cut from more patterned paper.

In each pocket is a different embellished recipe card.  The cards themselves are scanned copies of some of the recipe cards in my Grandmother’s recipe box.  They’re some of our family’s required, it’s-not-Christmas-unless-we-have-them treats.

Each of the six recipes is found below.  I’m including them here in case you weren’t lucky enough to be among the 12 people in our craft swap (which is a shame since we always get such cool stuff!), or in case you were part of the swap but need the neatly typed-up versions to save yourselves a little eye strain.

Thanks so much for looking, and Happy Holidays!


Nut Roll Cookies
Brown Sugar Cookies
Dutch Apple Cake
Pecan Clusters
Caramel Candies
Raisin Sauce (for adding a little OM NOM NOM to your baked ham)


Basically Bare:
Celestial Shapes set

My Mind’s Eye (O Christmas Tree, Signature Christmas)

Ranger Distress Inks (Black Soot, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans), Stickles (Silver, Crystal)

Miscellaneous Bits and Pieces:
Small paper bags, Martha Stewart Baker’s Twine, Metal brads (misc. manufacturers), Paint, Beads, Ribbon, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Paper Clips

3 thoughts on “Recipe Books

  1. Beth, you did a beautiful job on these-I am totally enjoying mine (I got the blue one). What a wonderful idea! Thank you very much!


  2. Pingback: Family Recipes « Ink Covered Girl

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