Welcome to the Etsy Greetings Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Terri's blog but if not that is ok you can start here at the Etsy Greetings blog. Our theme for the hop is my favorite handmade holiday tradition.
One of our favorite handmade holiday traditions is baking cookies. In honor of that tradition, I made a mini album that is part recipe and part family history.
The album is a 6 x 6 chipboard album. The die cuts are from the Fa La La and Seasons design cards for the Slice. All the papers are by Basic Grey.
This first 2 page layout is my introduction. It includes a quote that I have on a Christmas decoration that I hang in our kitchen. It also has a family photo all of us in front of the tree.
I made an insert by cutting out a 4 inch circle. On this page, it lists each one of our favorite cookies that we like.
The next 4 photos show the basic layout that I used through out the album.
On the left is a close up of the cookie. On the right is an insert I made using a Sizzix die and what the cookie is.
On the back of the insert, are notes about the cookie, like any changes I made to the recipe or why we love them. The next page is the recipe card. In my album, I cut a piece of chipboard to 4 x 6 and adhered a recipe card to each side. Before writing on the card, I punched my holes using a Cropodile.
Turn the page to the next recipe we love and an insert about that cookie.
Then there is more comments about the cookie and a close up photo.
Other pages I have included in my album are a 2 page spread about my mother in law and how a lot of our family favorites were her recipes. I also have a 2 page spread about my love/hate relationship with sugar cookies. Included on that is a photo of me, when I was around 5 years old, decorating sugar cookies. I don't know if I am brave enough to share that story here yet.
I made the recipe cards in Photoshop. I am offering them as a free download in 3 x 5 and 4 x 6 inch sizes. The files are in PDF format. It's my way of saying thanks for stopping by. Also, I would love to hear about your favorite handmade holiday traditions if you want to share.
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