This recipe was inspired by my love to cook. There are tons of online resources for recipes and rather than save links I tend to print out my favorites. I love to have a paper copy to hold and carry around my kitchen. The end result was this huge stack of papers (aka my favorite recipes).
I picked up a 2 inch Avery Heavy Duty Clear View Binders, Avery Dividers and Sheet Protectors all at a local office supply store. Then I cut out some white paper to act as a base for my front cover and spine.
The binder cover and spine were much tighter to work with than a traditional page protector. Therefore, I couldn't use 3 dimensional embellishments, like buttons, pop dots, wood veneer, etc. With this in mind, I kept my design super simple by creating name plates using my Silhouette and embellishing with die cuts and machine stitching because they do not add bulk.
When I put together my binder, I realized the Avery dividers were not wide enough to use with the page protectors I bought. So I decided to use pattern paper to extend my dividers. This was really just another excuse to dress up my binder.
I confess, I love this little project and have used my new binder many times. I have even added a couple of new recipes.
Patterned Paper: Fresh Vegetable Soup/Baby Carrots, Mushrooms, Crushed Ginger, Bite Size Bits; Happy Camper Stew/1 Part Camping
Pea Pod Parts: Fresh Vegetable Soup
Other: Fiskars scallop border punch, McGill tab punch, Silhouette Cutting System and fonts, Stencils/Titles and Traveling Typewriter/Tabs, office supplies: 2 inch Avery Heavy Duty Clear View Binder, Avery Dividers and Staples Sheet Protectors, favorite recipes.