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We R Memory Keepers Cinch feat. Doodlebug Design Made with Love Recipe book!

Hello friends! Welcome back on my blog!

Today i have something different for you, not a card or tag but a recipe book! I’ve had so much fun making this Cinch Recipe book! It took a lot of time, but hey, it’s handmade so therefor it cost you time. But the recipient will love it so much!

What do you need:

To create this cute Recipe Book, you will need some items to make it. For this book i used the Cinch Bookbinding Tool. You also need some wires, i’ve used the 1 inch blue ones. You also can use a wire snipper, mabey there is one in your tool box. For the bookcover it’s handy to use some chipboard. The book then will be sturdy and the pages stay neat. And ofcourse some cute pattern en colored paper to create your own book pages! Since this is a Recipe Book, i’ve used the cute and adorable Made with love collection by Doodlebug Design.

Get started:

Get your chipboard and grab a knife and cut the chipboard into your desired size. For this book i cut mine in 6 inch wide by 8 inhes tall. Please be carefull with the knife! Your papertrimmer isn’t strong enough to cut through te chipboard. Believe me 😉

Then it’s time to create your main pages. I’ve decides to create three main tab pages. One for the starter menu, one for the main menu and one for desserts! The pictures below are darker since i’ve created these in the evening.

For the main tabs i’ve used the We R Memory Keepers Tab Punchboard.  First i cut some basics with white paper to the sizes i desired and then again the pattern paper. Note: to create the tabs you will need to cut your paper wider. For my tabs i cut the paper on 9 inch wide and 8 inch tall. After al the cutting i adhered all the pattern paper on the tabs. They are the basics now.

For the pages of the book, i wanted the recipient could write some recipes in the book. So therefor i cut some notepad paper and I divided the pages over the book behind the tabs.

Decoration time!

Like I said, I used the total collection of Made with love by Doodlebug design. I will tell you a secret ;), it was very hard for me to cut down all those beautifull designpapers and use all those cute Doodlepops and stickers. But Hey, you need to use your supplies to create something beautiful right?! In the pictures below you can see the main tabs i’ve created for this book.


Main page

Desserts page


When you’re done decorating all you tabs and pages it’s time to Cinch! I’ ll thinks it’s best to make sure to watch the video from We R Memory Keepers Cinch Collection, so you can see how you can cinch. You can pause the video multiple times and learn how to use this tool. Please make sure you put your covers kissing each other ( the good sides bumping each other) . After cutting holes and cinching you can wrap your cover from the back to the front and your book is ready!

Front/ cover page:

The Made with love collection from Doodlebug Design is perfect to use on the recipe book! I used different embellishments and stickers for the cover. I also used the Fancy Scalloped Circles from Lawn Fawn to create two doilies for the basic. Then i used the Mama Elphant Apron treatbag to create a kitchen short with kitchen tools. It’s so cute all together!

To see what i’ve used for the book in total, click the link here.

I hope you like this book and hopefully see you next time!

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