Make a love note scrapbook

Today is my husband’s 27th birthday (big smile) so I decided to make him a card scrapbook with 27 reasons I love him, awwww right? Well, he did love it and even teared up a bit. I used card stock, twine, photos, mod podge and a heart punch out.  Basically I made each page like a scrapbook. I mod podged a picture and wrote one reason on each page.  When done, I punched holes in the top corner and tied them all together with a twine bow. Isn’t it cute? It makes a great keepsake for a loved one!  Thanks for looking in on my little cheesy love note project!


Make your own recipe scrapbook

I’m a recipe collector. I tear out and save recipes I want to try, stuff them in a binder that I never really go back to look through. So today I thought I’d settle that and take my favorites from the binder and other fave cookbooks and make my own book so that I have them all in one place.  A little organization is called for. And a craft to satisfy my little habit.

I used only things I already had: recipe book that was in my “to thrift” pile, scrapbook paper, glue/mod podge, scissors, recipe cards (I printed free ones from here and here), and colored pens.  What I did first was to hand write 17 of my fave recipes onto the printed recipe cards.  You could print them out too to save time.  I used scrapbook paper and glued the recipes onto pages that I wanted to cover up.  You could use magazine pages or whatever you fancy.  As for fixing the recipes to the pages, I’m not sure if mod podge was the best choice as it wrinkled up my pages; I’ll try a glue stick next time. (I had one  and it seemed to work well, but it ran out so I went to the mod podge)
I made the table of contents by writing out my recipe names and what page I glued them too. This would look really cute if you used a fun font and printed them out too:)  I glued in my drinks first then appetizer/main dishes, and lastly desserts.  You could add little labels or tabs to the book as well to distinguish each course.  I had a lot of fun making this recipe scrapbook, I hope you feel inspired to get crafty too!  I’d love to see your scrapbook projects as well!  Thanks for looking!