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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Recipe Scrapbook

We did a Recipe Scrapbook for my sister and gave it to her at her Bachelorette Party. I had participated in one of these before for a friend and then I got one as part of my bachelorette party and I LOVE it! It is a wonderful special but low cost {thrifty} gift.

Here is how it can be organized if you are doing this as a group gift for a shower/party.

1. Contact the invitees and let them know you are planning a recipe scrapbook where everyone will decorate a page or 2 with recipe(s). If they don't participate a cooking curse will fall upon their house.

2. Send everyone a piece of cardstock, blank index cards, and specify if the page should be horizontal or vertical so they all match. They can decorate with photos, stickers, magazine clippings, whatever suits their fancy. I told everyone they didn't have to use the cardstock and index cards I sent if they had other paper they wanted to use.

3. Arrange a way to get the pages back from them or have everyone bring them to the event.

4. Buy a scrapbook with enough page protectors. I went with 8 1/2 x 11 size for the paper I sent and the scrapbook because that was the size of mine and it fits well on the shelf.

I wanted to show yall some example pages that I did for my sister and some from my recipe scrapbook.

I made the first/intro page with no recipes on it and made it bride centric since this was for a bachelorette party. The picture of her singing and sweeping is from a school play and it fit well with a marriage/domestic funny line above.

Here are 2 recipe pages I did for her. It's nice to use family favorite type recipes or some of your go-to recipes. One of the recipes I gave my sister is Pumpkin Crunch given to me by my SIL and it's a holiday favorite! The paper, stickers, words, and scrapbook (use a 40% coupon) came from Michael's.

Here are a few more examples from my spectacular recipe scrapbook. My girls did such a great job on mine :)

So as you can see, people can really get creative with it and add their own touches. You could even make one all by yourself for someone as a gift if you have a lot of fun recipes to share but I kinda like it as a group effort. Makes it more diverse :) I know it is something I will keep forever and cherish and hopefully my sister will too!


  1. Thanks for including a picture of the page I made you!!

  2. That is a great idea. I wish I had thought of that when my daughter and nieces were married.

  3. What a nice idea. Such lovely memories to look at while you're baking & cooking!

  4. what an awesome idea! you should share some of those recipes with us ;) I am always looking for some more to add to my cookbook ;)


  5. Love the creativity and thought that was put itno this scrapbook! Great job!

  6. Hi Emily! Beautiful scrapbook, and love the recipe idea:) Thank you!

  7. Great idea- what a special keepsake.

  8. hiya , really great idea and tutorial , tfs , i am visiting from someday crafts and am your newest follower maybe you will pop by mine and follow too

  9. This is a great idea...i will remember this for next Christmas for my daughters!!

  10. Lovely! I got one of these from my mom the first Christmas after getting married, and we use it all the time.

  11. Fun! I have never heard of this awesome idea before! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up this project too!! I will be featuring this as well today! Hope to see you tomorrow!

  12. Fun!!! Like your recipe scrapbook! I made one...and am still adding to it. It makes the recipes themselves look almost as appealing as the end product, fresh out of the oven!!! :)

  13. Emily, you did a beautiful job with the scrapbook, and the concept for the gift is a wonderful one! What a personal and meaningful way to get a bride and groom started on their new life together.

    Thank you so much for sharing at Rook No. 17!

  14. This is soo adorable! What a wonderful thoughtful gift for a bride to be!


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