Carta Bella Country Kitchen Recipe Book!

Hello everyone!

So excited to share this new project with you!  I had so much fun using Carta Bella’s adorable Country Kitchen collection to create this wonderfully functional recipe album.

But before we dive in, I have BIG KIT NEWS!

FULL PROJECT KITS: YESSS!!! By the time I post here, the full project kits are always gone. With Christmas around the corner and folks looking for fun projects to make as gifts (even if the recipient is YOU) I made some extra full project kits. I know! 

Interested in a full project kit? Email me at donna@minibooksrme.com and I’ll send you all the info on pricing and how to get one shipped right to your door!  ALERT: Once these kits are gone, they are gone!

DIGITAL TUTORIAL: Want to supply your own materials? The digital tutorial is also available in my Etsy shop here. 

Read on to learn about this fun project and watch the video walk-through.

I’ve made a number of recipe books over the years, but this is, hands-down, the most cheerful paper I’ve ever gotten to play with. Carta Bella did such a great job with this bright, colorful, and cute collection, I wanted to put it to really good use.

I spent some time designing this 8” x 10” x 2” to keep the FUN in functional! The inside front cover has a deep pocket, great to hold those oversized recipes you tear out of magazines and swear you’re going to copy onto cards, but never get around to it. Just me?

Then, if you’re like me and you have a LOT of those recipes you tear out of things, that inside front cover pocket folds out and gives you two more big pockets. I know! Super functional, tons of extra space, AND there are roosters! (And wee baby chicks!)

The album itself has 3 big pocket pages. Each pocket page has an additional page attached to the back. This makes 6 pages/12 sides. Each of those 12 sides has five recipe card pockets attached The pockets are wide enough to fit a wide variety of recipe card sizes. Each pocket sleeve does have a stop at the bottom, so every pocket is the same size. (Meaning the top pocket is not open to the bottom of the page.)

Then, because you can never have too much storage room, each pocket page comes with a Pocket Page Pull Out. I know! It’s the recipe album that keeps on giving.

 Pocket Page Pull Outs

Each one of the Pocket Page Pull Outs features a spacious slant-edge pocket, then we attach another pocket on front just in case you have smaller cards or notes that would get lost in the bigger pocket.

This adorable collection also comes with a full 12×12 sheet of cardstock stickers and a full pack of coordinating die cuts. I had so much fun tucking them into the pockets, so you have little peeks of cuteness on each page. There were plenty of leftovers, so you can mix, match, add more, or use whichever little pieces speak to you.

Spacious but streamlined, these six pages hold a minimum of 60 standard 3” x “5 or 4” x 6” recipe cards. Bigger cards will fit, too! Have more recipes? The pockets are spacious enough to fit more than one card. Above, I tucked in the two cards that come with the collection, then added eight more space holders so you could see all 10 pockets more clearly. (The plain cardstock mats shown in these photos do not come with the kit, they are or demonstration purposes.) Of course, if your splitting-at-the-seams recipe box looks like mine, you already have plenty of cards ready for those pockets!

But wait! There’s more!A big spacious pocket on the inside back cover holds a recipe easel stand. How perfect is that? Pull out a recipe, pull out the stand, and you have it up off the counter and easy to read (and keep clean!)

The Recipe Stand comes with two functional sides. The front has a little tray that you can tuck your card into. But if you have something bigger (like those magazine tear outs we talked about earlier) simply use the back of the easel and the clip (that does come with the kit!) and clip your recipe to the stand. Double the function, double the cute!

  

This project kit comes pre-cut! Yes, this kit comes with your chipboard and cardstock mats for building the foundation AND all the mats to decorate the album all pre-cut for you and stacked in the order of use.

The kit also comes with full color photo, step-by-step instructions.I will have a video walk-through of the finished project as well.

Cutting Guide: As a bonus, your kit also comes with a full Cutting Guide that includes all the sizing for the foundation mats AND all the décor mats as well. This way you can easily re-create this Recipe Album and decorate it with whatever paper collection you choose. Change up the theme completely to suit your needs!

Digital Tutorial: Want to use your own stash from the start? You can find the tutorial for this project HERE.

Want to see the recipe album “LIVE?”  Check out my walk-through of the final project!

As always, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask! I can always be reached at donna@minibooksrme.com

Until next time, happy crafting!

File Folder Folio 11: Graphic 45 Seasons! (Limited) Kits Available!

Hello Happy Crafters! 

File Folder Folio #11 is finally complete. YAY! Featuring Graphic 45’s gorgeous new Seasons collection, the eye candy in these papers goes on for days.

Celebrating the four seasons, I divided this folio into four sections, with the left and right sides mirroring each other. These folios use regular file folders, keeping a slim 3/4″ spine while giving you plenty of landscape for even your largest photos.

TUTORIALS!

YES, I will be putting a digital download tutorial in my Etsy Shop for this project SOON! I’ll announce it here in the blog when the tutorial is available. (Click the Follow button above to be notified when that post goes up!)

At that time there will also be a YouTube video walkthrough so you can see all the Graphic 45 Seasons goodness inside. I’ll post that link in the same blog notice.

KITS!

Did you know that I offer a (very) limited quantity of full kits for many of my projects? Kits come with all the folder mats and decor papers pre-cut (I know!) and full color photo instructions. (Tools and adhesives are not included.)

Kits are only available to my newsletter subscribers. (They won’t be available in my Etsy Shop due to their limited number.)

Want in?

Simple! Email me at donna@minibooksrme.com and ask to be put on the newsletter list. I’ll send you a copy of the newsletter featuring this project, and you’ll be on the list for all future project kit announcements as well. (I do not share/sell/make available my newsletter or follower lists to anyone. I respect your privacy as if it were my own.)

If you don’t want to miss future project & tutorial announcements, don’t forget to click the Follow link up above and you’ll be notified with each new post.

   

Digital Tutorials for File Folder Folio #9: Field Study and File Folder Folio #10: Graphic 45’s Winter Wonderland are available in my Etsy shop. (Kits for those are sold out.)

You can find the YouTube video walk-throughs for those folios and more on my channel HERE.

I’ll be back soon with the tutorial and YouTube walkthrough announcements and links.

Until then, happy crafting!