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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cookbooking: Fancy Holders

Of course my tip is cookin' and cookbookin' related this week... making pocket holders to contain your recipe cards!

I made a pocket card to hold my recipe cards with Jillibean Soup papers. I used an EK success scallop punch for the border. Since I didn't have room to adhere my sides down, I wrapped matching Offray ribbon all the way around the card, brought it up through 2 holes in the front, and tied it down. Since the ribbon lets it expand, there is room for 10 cards. Voila!

This makes a nice gift for a friend--they can toss it in their pocketbook along with coupons, and take it to the grocery when they are shopping for the weekly menus!

I put a ribbon pull-tab on my sample recipe card, makes it easy to pull in and out of the holder. You can see I kept it quite flat so that it would not take up space when empty--waiting for all those yummy family recipes to be placed inside.

Happy scrapping!


NickelNook said...

What a great idea! I really like that it holds 10 cards! Thanks very much!...Nancy :o)

Luisa said...

I love this tip! There are some recipe layouts that I want to focus more on the environment then the recipe, and this is such a great way to incorporate the recipe with style. Thanks Alecia!

Pammie Kay said...

This would be great not only for recipes, but for sorting pictures, an envelope for holding report cards, etc. Thanks Alecia

Sandy said...

Great tip~ esp for coupons for me!

bcriminger said...

I'm in the process of making this tutorial into a recipe holder. It will be on my blog when finished: http://stampininspirations.blogspot.com/2009/06/4-x-6-accordion-file-purse-tutorial.html