A Yummy Christmas Gift
Susan is always asking for my recipes, and I can’t count how many times I’ve had to give them to her over and over again because she can’t remember them. So for Christmas this year, I decided to make her a recipe book full of some of my favorite family treats and recipes I’ve given to her over the years.
Making The Recipe Book
For the recipe book, I used a binder with a sleeve at the front so I could slip a cute title page into the front of the binder. You don’t have to do this though. You can try doing a file folder recipe book or get a sketchbook and design in that!
After I had my binder, I picked up some bright 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock to design on, and then I picked a handful of my favorite designer and Kiwi Club templates and stuck with them until the end, so you may see a repeat in templates throughout the recipe book. I then found some bright paper that I enjoyed and got to work! The paper that I used was from the Carta Bella Paper Collection: Summer Market. After I finished, I slipped the recipe pages into some page protectors and clicked them into the binder.
Note: I designed a layout on both sides of the cardstock pages so that when I flipped the page I would see another recipe and I wouldn’t waste paper.
A Page By Page Look
Since I was making a recipe book I had to find templates that you could find in the kitchen. So I found all the Jar Designer Templates ranging from the Country Accessory Set and the September 2018 Kiwi Club. Even the December 2019 Kiwi Club Kit has templates resembling jars that I loved using! I also loved using the recent November Kiwi Club Kit with its teapot, rolling pin, and adorable Homemade a la carte (I used it A LOT). Perfect for a recipe book!
Here’s a more specific list of the templates I used:
- Tropical 6 (July 2018 Kiwi Club)
- Celebrate Accessory Set (5)
- A la carte Mason Jar, A la carte Apple (September 2018 Kiwi Club)
- Citrus 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (May 2020 Kiwi Club)
- Rings Accessory Set (1, 2, 3)
- Country Accessory Set (2, 3, 4)
- Bonny 1T, 3T, 5T (November 2019 Kiwi club)
- Lacey Trims (1, 2)
- Homemade, Teapot, Rolling Pin a la carte (November 2020 Kiwi Club Kit)
- Vintage a la carte
- Tags (1, 6)
- Tiny Tags (5T)
- Tiny Charmed (1T, 2T, 3T, 5T)
- Wonderland 10, 11 (December 2019 Kiwi Club Kit)
- Love at Home a la carte
- Large Bracket (1)
- Funky Frills (3)
- Scallops (1A)
- Abbie Road (3B)
- Adorn (1A, 1B)
- Wildside (4)
The Gift Giving Guide
You can find these recipe cards as well as kitchen, cooking, and eating-related sayings and sentiments in our free Gift Giving Guide. The Gift Giving Guide is free with any purchase of varying size in the month of December. You will find it in the checkout after you have placed your order for any Kiwi Lane product. If you want a closer look at this recipe book printable you can check out the video!