Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Club Scrap - 50's Kitchen Blog Hop!

Welcome!  I hope you're ready for some retro fun with this blog hop...Club Scrap's 50's Kitchen!! This is such a fun kit with bright retro themed colors, prints and stamps!  I really enjoyed making this recipe pocket file book...


I started off by cutting (3) 10 x 13 in half...


Then I taped up the open edge with regular shipping tape and a layer of the decorative washi tape included in the kit.  Each half of the envelope had the closed in bottom cut open and they were folded at the 5" mark up from the bottom.  This creates a 5" square pocket which I'll be tucking a pull out page into and an 8" envelope with a flap...more on that later.


I went ahead and taped up every exposed edge of the envelope because it looked so nice.


I made a book cover from the pizza box and covered it with various prints.  The files are held in the book on a small accordion spine.  You can see that I trimmed up the existing flap, covered it in pattern paper and added a twine closure with a couple of brads, punched cardstock circles and a length of red and white bakers twine.  Really fun and easy.


And here' what a few of the inside pages look like...  one of the 5" pocket pages & it's pull out...


And front and backs of a few other pages...








And I didn't forget our friendly neighborhood Gnome...  
This month he's offering up a bit of sage advice....


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Supply List - everything for both the book and card were made using supplies from the 50's Kitchen Collection with the additions of: Memento Inks & Markers (IMAGINE Crafts featuring Tsukineko);  (6) 10x13 Mailing Envelopes; (12) Brads; Red & White Bakers Twine; Circle Punch.

20 comments:

  1. Great book and wonderful way to use a pizza box and of course the gnome is super.

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  2. Love your pocket recipe book. What fun ideas this time for storing recipes! The gnome card is always my favourite!

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  3. Love that washi tape! I wish I could see this "in person"! I really like the little 5 in pages in between your envelopes. Great construction Roni, pinning this!

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  4. Wow! Love this recipe book! I need to make one of these for my daughter! The Gnome is darling as usual! Have a great day Roni!

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  5. This would also be a super adorable way to keep up with receipts and such! Thanks for showing so many of the inside pages too-love it!

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  6. Terrific little book for recipes!! And of course, Mr. Gnome is AWESOME! Love the card.

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  7. What a great recipe book! Practical, creative, and fun all rolled into one! And Mr. Gnome looks grand with the stack of dishes. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  8. Another great project! still enjoying your last one too! Definitely going to pin this one! (and I don't do that often...)

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  9. Great recipe book! So colorful! It would be a great gift!

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  10. What a great idea for storing recipes. I like that they would be removable. And of course I always look forward to Mr. Gnome's monthly appearance!

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  11. Simply fantastic. I think I would be more excited about making food if I stored my recipes this way. ;) And it was great to see the gnome's appearance!

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  12. How wonderful! Beautiful. :)

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  13. Love the great way to store recipes! And of course your Gnome card is cute.

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  14. Gorgeous book! I love all the pockets!

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  15. That is an awesome book!! And an adorable gnome card - love the colors!!

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  16. What a great showcase for this awesome kit: I love recipes! This would probably be a great gift for some of the cooking ladies in my life; thanks for sharing!

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  17. As always, the Gnome card is soooo darn CUTE! Awesomely clever and creative envelope pocket recipe book!

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  18. Thanks for the overview of how the envelope pocket recipe book was made. Also, the quote "the dishes will wait, life won't quote is worth getting..thanks for sharing your ideas.

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