RecipeScraps: Scrapbooking with a Unique Twist

Sara Duggan

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I stumbled upon Recipe_Scraps not too long ago as I was browsing yahoo-groups online. Basically, a Recipe_Scrap is a scrapbook but instead of using photographs you use recipes. This particular group is interesting in that we swap pages with one another in order to create our books.

I do not have experience with scrapbooking so I am a newbie to say the least. My first project was to make four pages with the theme Summer Picnic. I gathered recipes from online sources, and started to plan my layouts. You can view the end result at at the links in the resource section below.

I am planning on collecting all of the recipe swaps I do within this group and then bind them into a unique and original cookbook. I will have a Family heirloom to offer my children and their future wives that is both personal and unique.

Some Basic Tools and Supplies:

  1. Pretty Paper
  2. Wire flowers
  3. Stickers
  4. Recipe printed on computer paper
  5. Acid free glue stick
  6. Ribbon
  7. Brads
  8. Card Stock
  10. Sheet Protectors
  11. Shape Scissors
  12. Shape punchers
  13. Pretty Pens
  14. Gel pens
  15. Calligraphy Pens

Now the fun part starts!

You get to use your imagination and your unique style to create an original masterpiece. Before placing anything on your Final Cardstock permanently, be sure to test different layouts and colors. Once you have the layout figured start adding the different pieces to your page.

In my pages I used a number of different methods. I used a journal, a weave, a simple recipe no frills page, and then I used some of the pretty paper to make photo corners. The fun thing about this is you can’t make a mistake!

I hope you will experiment with this craft and enjoy it with your Mother, Daughter, or Ladies group.

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Sara Duggan is a mom of 2 boys and married to her soulmate of 11 years. She enjoys writing and crocheting in her spare time. For more fun crafts and family activities visit her at


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