Hi there sweet friends! I have a fun week of Cookbook ideas for you!! The story behind these cookbooks begins with my lack of organization!! No big mystery there...I am completely disorganized! I started using recipes from the internet and magazines when we changed our diet and started eating healthier. I would cook a recipe and set the instructions aside for future reference. No big deal. If we liked the new recipe, we would definitely use it again at a later date. Of course, when we wanted to use the recipe again, I couldn't find it anywhere! I would spend hours trying to find the same recipe and I decided it was time to do something about my problem and so, the Create your Own Cookbook idea was born!!! These sweet little recipe books will make fabulous gifts for friends, relatives and coworkers. Everyone needs a place to put their recipes and I've made one for myself and I love it!!
I used Papertrey Ink's On the Farm Stamp Set for the cover and inside pocket of the cookbook. I just love those stamps!! I added some texture to the background with the Chicken Wire Impression Plate from PTI and added some hand-cut flowers that were stamped with flowers from the Daydreamer set. The inspiration for the front cover is from Nichole Heady's On the Farm Card that you can find in this post.
I created a pocket for notes and seven chapter dividers. Label Basics worked perfectly for the spine title and the pocket decoration. I will show more of the inside of the cookbook in tomorrow's post which will feature a cook book made with Glitz Design Papers.
Papertrey Ink Stamps: On the Farm, Label Basics, Daydreamer
Papertrey Ink Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select White, Summer Sunrise and True Black
Papertrey Ink Patterned Paper: Simply Chartruese and Summer Sunrise
Papertrey Ink Ribbon: True Black Satin
Papertrey Ink: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartruese
Papertrey Ink Dies: Edgers #5, On the Farm, Heart Border, Block Alphabet
Thanks for stopping by!! I will have more Cookbook ideas in the days to come!!