So I have been looking for months in every store I go to for a cute recipe book and address book. So after a few weeks of frustration I decided to make one instead! They were fairly easy to make and only cost about $30 total! (you might even have more supplies at home than I did)
I purchased all of my supplies from Michaels:
- Recollections chipboard kit (included the chipboard covers and rings)
- White card stock paper
- Small pack of rainbow card stock paper (2x3in)
Supplies I used from home:
- Alphabet stamps large and small
- Decorative stamps
- Black ink
- Paper adhesive runner
- Hole punch
- Paper cutter
I started by cutting my card stock paper to the correct length.
Then I went through and hole punched each page in the correct spot using the chipboard covers as my guide.
After that, I used the rainbow colored card stock paper to cut out my tabs, which I then stamped using my small alphabet stamps.
I made the tabs a little longer so that I could use my tape runner to adhere my tabs to the back of the pages.
(For the address book I did letters across the tabs and for the recipe book I decided to categorize by meat group! You can do whatever you'd like.)
Then, I went through the book and added decoration to the tabbed pages. For the address book I stamped the letters on the page along with a flower decoration, and for the recipe book I stamped out the category as well as a decorative scroll.
Then, I added the finishing touches by added a decorative line across the pages in the address book so that I could fit two contacts on the front and back of each page. And lastly I decorated the front cover of each book by stamping out the titles and adding a decorative scroll!