Today I have a custom made family recipe book, for you. I had a customer fill out recipe cards with her favorite family recipes. She wanted me to bind them together so she can give it to her daughter for a Christmas Gift. I would like to share some tips with you about how to bind a recipe book that won’t fall apart.
I start off by scoring each recipe card on the left side, 1/4″ in from the left. That way each card folds open well when looking at the recipes. Then, I put score tape on the area that will bind in the cover. I used 1/8″ wide score tape. I have learned if I don’t reinforce it with the score tape then over time the binding doesn’t hold up.
For the cover I printed and cut some images from the Cricut Imagine using Kate’s Kitchen Cricut Cartridge.
YourStory Photo Binder and Cover
Paper – My Minds Eye – Christmas Tree
Cricut Imagine – Kate’s Kitchen Cartridge
1/8″ Score Tape