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What are some fun scrapbooking themes?

Cookbook scrapbook theme: Using Old Handwritten Recipes

If you are lucky enough to be compiling your scrapbook themed album from old hand-written recipes then consider having the originals color copied onto acid and lignin free paper for your pages. A color laser copy will keep better and be safer to use near photos. Old hand-written recipes can tend to end up covered with all sorts of food splatters and there is no way of knowing what sort of ink has been used. Make the last page of the album into a pocket page for storage of the originals so they are kept safe.

Cookbook scrapbook theme: Extra Touches

If hand-written recipes are the meat and potatoes of a good recipe scrapbook theme album, then once you have started gathering them, it is time to consider what you will add for dessert and garnish. One of the great aspects of scrapbooking themes is you get to be creative in your embellishments. The perfect scrapbook album should feature anecdotes, stories and photos of the people and dishes you have chosen to record. For garnish you could add photos of final dishes or labels from key ingredients. There are lots of scrapbook theme stickers on the market today that would be perfect for a cooking scrapbook.

Cookbook scrapbook theme - Plan For Expansion

Cooking scrapbooks should be easy to add to as you develop more recipes. To make this unique scrapbook theme easy to expand, here are a few useful suggestions. Only put one recipe on a page, and use a scrapbook album that is easy to add to. This is a great use for the smaller 8x8 scrapbook albums.

Cookbook scrapbook theme: Gathering Your Recipes

Are your favorite recipes specialities of specific family members? Hand them a pigma pen and some acid/ignin free paper and ask for a copy of the recipe in their own hand writing. Hand written recipes are the meat and potatoes of a good recipe scrapbooking theme album. Of course, collecting your own special recipes in hand-written form should not be a problem. Don't be tempted to use a computer for printing. Original handwriting is important.

Cookbook scrapbook theme: Alphabetical Format

For a simple recipe scrapbook theme , assemble your recipes in alphabetical order. Place a nice heading above each one, write a brief line about the author or/and circumstances in which the dish is usually served, mount the recipe on photo mounting paper and if you wish use some of the cookingtheme stickers that are available to decorate.

Scrapbooking Themes: Heritage Photos

If you are working on a heritage scrapbooking theme, you will probably run across some old black and white photos that have been mounted on photographer's card. If the card is light and in reasonable condition, mount the whole thing into your scrapbook album using self adhesive photo corners. If the card is thick or damaged then it is probably prudent to have a copy made for your album and to file the original in a safe place. Never try to remove the photo from the backing as this could result in damage to the photo or the backing card.

Cookbook scrapbook theme: Family Member Format

Cookbook scrapbook themes can be broken down into 'sub themes'. If you have several recipes that have been pitched in by various family members, then divide them up according to their author. If possible, have a photo of the author with their favorite dish and journal some information about them and why their recipes have been included. Decorate according to each member's speciality. Mount the recipes and photo(s) in co-ordinating colors. If Uncle Ed's speciality is barbecue then use red and brown card along with barbecue die cuts and stickers to enhance his pages.

Cookbook scrapbook theme - Plan for two albums

If you have a collection of family recipes that you would like to preserve, consider a cookbook scrapbook theme for your album. If they are recipes that you will use over and over then plan to make a bookshelf album and a kitchen album. You don't have to make two albums, just make color copies of your pages and slip them into page protectors and put in a three ring binder. Choosing a smaller format,such as an8" x 8" album will make copying less expensive. This way, you have an album to use in your kitchen, and one you can preserve with your other scrapbook theme albums.

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