First I started with an empty Oreo Box which I will use as the cover for my recipe album.
I carefully opened the box up, measure and cut to 6 3/4"x11 3/4". The front and back cover should measure 6 3/4"x5 1/8" and the spine should measures 6 3/4'x1 5/8".
Next I cut two pieces Turquoise and White Damask Reverse cardstock about a 1/2" larger on three of the sides. Center and adhere each piece on either side of the spine.
Cut a small notice out of each corner of the overlapping cardstock, fold and glue to the inside.
Next measure and cut a 8"x3 1/4" piece of Green Burlap, center and adhere to the spine. The extra burlap glue to the inside of spine.
I added ric rac to the exposes edges of the burlap, cut the ice cold drink sentiment from the Happy Hour Sayings on White cardstock and glued to the cover. "My little book of" sentiment is a combination of stickers and the computer. The glass of water with lemon is fussy cut from the Lemonade and Sweet Ice Tea Sayings on white Cardstock and a touch of both Marigold and Aquamarine watered down and lightly painted on the image. On the inside covers I adhered two 10" pieces of seam binding and then I cut to fit on the inside two pieces of Red and White Mini Dot Reverse cardstock. I finished off the cover with two buttons and a red gem.
For the inside pages I used a combination of different cardstocks and Paper Bags to create three signatures with six papers per signature.
I cut a piece of cardstock to fit the inside of the spine. I measured every 1/2" across and punched 3 small holes a 1 1/2" a part at each 1/2" section for a total of nine holes. Then I sewed each signature into place.
Next I adhered the sewn signatures to the inside spine. Now for the fun part decorating and adding recipes! :-)
I used Journal Lines on White Cardstock to write most of the recipes on.
The pull out is a Mixology Recipe Card and I used a variety of Mixology products and other Canvas Corp cardstock through out the album.
I thought the Farmhouse Market on Ivory cardstock was a perfect addition. I fussy cut the fruit out and painted with the following glimmer mists: Rum Punch, Moss, Crushed Shells, Marigold and Peach Delight (discontinued).
Also with the leftover scraps of cardstock I added a decorative punched edge and adhered to the paperbag to make a tuck spot to add more recipes.
I still have blank pages to add more recipes but wanted to share what I have finished. If you have any questions about the recipe album please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!