Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Cook Book

This is quite a lengthy post - I was asked to make a cook book for some girls to give to a bride to be at her Hen Party. They wanted to add some of their own recipes and a few photos. This is what I came up with. The papers are all Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice - they are fab I love the colours. The images are all Bo Bunny as well. I made some recipe cards , copied one of the papers using a very light setting and then overprinted them with the recipe template. The girls can write their name on the recipe page  I then made up some pages and decorated them so that magazine cuttings etc can be stored in the little pockets. I also made a couple of tags and printed oven conversions on the back of one and weight conversions on another. I bound the whole book using my bind it all. This is the first time I have used it and I bought it two Christmases ago!! It is so easy to use I'll definetly be making more use of it. I tied some matching ribbons onto the binder wires and added some jewels and buttons here and there. Here are a few pics of the finished book.

Front of book

Recipe pages( enough for 18 recipes)
The girls can write their names with their recipe
e.g. A Recipe from Linda's Kitchen

Below are the pocket pages

                                The tags, decorated on one side the conversions on the back.

I also made a few blank pages for photographs on the insides of the covers and the facing pages.
I hope you like it. I really enjoyed making it  and I hope the recipient likes it too.


  1. wow what a lovley gift and keepsake x saw your post on docrafts and am now following you -feel free to follow me toox

  2. Fab idea and you have done it beautifully.
    louise xx

  3. Gorgeous idea! Love everything about it! xx Jenny xx