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Step-by-Step Scrapbooking Instructions For Recipes

Recipes and traditions find their way onto scrapbook pages as our staff shares treasured family recipes. Produced by Diana McMillen and Faith Berven, scrapbooking by Patricia Anderson, food photographs by Robert Jacobs.


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    We chose an updated vintage look for <br>our holiday recipe scrapbook design. <br>We created both individual pages that fit <br>into a scrapbook and stand-alone<br> scrapbooking projects. For Senior Food <br>Editor Diana McMillen's scrapbook, we <br>used patterned paper and fabric paper,<br> dressed up with ribbon and buttons<br> sewn right to the page. (To save time,<br> glue the buttons to the pages.)
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    We started with a blank spiral-bound <br>book and added Creative Director <br>Geri Boesen's family photos, the story <br>about the casserole and the recipe. <br>Machine-stitching gives her pages a <br>homemade touch.
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    Card stock and papers with edges cut <br>with pinking scissors or freehand <br>with regular scissors spiffed up this<br> page for Assistant Home Editor Sara <br>Reimer. We repeated the buttons and color<br> theme, plus added a flat flower<br> and a hat pin. A copy of the original <br>handwritten recipe (on archival-safe <br>paper) adds a personal touch.
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    A decorated tag holder turns into a <br>sweet remembrance. Tucked inside <br>is the card with the fudge recipe from <br>Copy Chief Kendra L. Williams. The <br>story of her holiday tradition appears on <br>the back side of the recipe.
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    Pearl brads hold a strip of lace in place <br>and add a touch of elegance to this <br>page for Assistant Travel Editor Hannah<br> Agran. Frame photographs on a paper<br> background, or set them in a <br>purchased frame.
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    Memories from Garden Editor Deb <br>Wiley's annual family get-together fill <br>this accordion book. Casual family <br>photos work well in these formats. <br>Offset them with paper that blends <br>with the setting or season.
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    Lace plays a big part in our last<br> scrapbook page for Associate Art <br>Director Faith Berven. The purchased <br>lace flowers and lace trim along the<br> bottom add a layer of texture to the <br>page. The actual recipe page becomes <br>an accent for the page and a <br>background for the food photo.

Wine-Tasting Lasagna

Supply list: Accordion book, Patterned paper, Brass brads: Rusty Pickle; Cork paper: source unknown; Metal accents: K&Company; Grape charm: source unknown; Stamp ("Family"): Autumn Leaves; Raffia: Plaid; Ink: Ranger; Font: Times New Roman

How to instructions:

Page one:
1. Cut, ink edges and adhere piece of polka-dot paper to accordion front - 6"x4"
2. Cut, tear along top, and ink edges of piece of red paper - 6"x2" - adhere to bottom
3. Cut, ink edges and adhere piece of cork paper - 4 1/2"x4"
4. Adhere photo onto cork paper
5. Add letter brads to bottom right and blank brad to top left
6. Tie grapes charm onto piece of raffia, wrap around blank brad

Page two:
1. Cut, ink edges and adhere polka-dot paper to page - 6"x4"
2. Print journaling, cut, ink edges and adhere to page
3. Cut, tear, ink edges, and adhere pieces of red paper along top and bottom (top: 6"x3/4"; bottom: 6"x 1/2")
4. Cut 2 triangles from cork paper, ink edges and adhere to top corners of page
5. Add metal accents

Page three:
1. Cut, ink edges and adhere polka-dot paper to page - 6"x4"
2. Cut, ink edges and adhere along edges of piece of cork paper to right side of page - 4 1/2"x4"
3. Adhere photo onto cork paper
4. Add metal accent
5. Create tag using extra page of accordion book - 5"x3"
6. Cut, tear, ink edges of red paper, adhere to top of tag
7. Punch hole in tag, add raffia, insert behind cork photo mat

Page four:
1. Cut, ink edges and adhere polka-dot paper to page - 6"x4"
2. Mat photo onto red paper, cut, ink edges and adhere to center of page
3. Stamp "Family" onto cork paper, cut, ink edges, adhere to bottom left page



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