Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Recipe Album

I have a fun little project to share with you today, complete with video how-to and free downloads.  How fun is that!?!  Let's get started 'cause this could take a while.

The Project:
A cute recipe album using a 6x12 album from Pink Paislee and papers from October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker line and a splash of Graphic 45 thrown in for fun!

The Video Class:
This video runs approx. an hour; feel free to skip through parts (that's the beauty of a video, right?)

The Pages:
My album consists of 6 covered and embellished chipboard pages that serve as the section dividers:

Close-ups of embellies:
and 10 page protected recipe pages.  I love that these pages are protected, because well, let's be honest: I'm a messy cook. A very messy cook.

So far I've only embellished one side of the recipe pages, but I will be doing the other side so this album will hold a total of 20 recipes and photos.

Some close-ups:

The Photography Tips:
I figured since I was going to make a recipe album, I should really brush up on learn how to take photos of food.  I found these great sites with fabulous tips on photographing food, which is really quite an art in itself.

The amazing Pioneer Woman
Digital Photography School

The Recipe Cards:
I uploaded the recipe cards I created for this class to Scrib'd for your own downloading pleasure.  The colors coordinate perfectly with the Modern Homemaker line (complements of Photoshop's color picker tool).  Click on the card to download that color.

Whew!  That's it.  I've taught you everything I know.  Have fun, and hey if you make a recipe album (or have a clever way to organize and store your recipes), drop me a line.  I'd love to see it.

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