Welcome to the 

Donna Salazar Designs  
Twelve Days of Christmas 
Blog Hop!!

 This is DAY 2 of the Hop. 

Each day from now until Christmas, the Donna Salazar Designs Design Team will be sharing holiday ideas using products from Donna Salazar Designs and our partners, Zutter, Clearsnap, GCD, and Spellbinders. We'll also be announcing and sharing some of Donna Salazar Designs' newest products, set to release at the Winter Craft & Hobby Association Show in Los Angeles in January 2011.
Each day, visit the Design Team Members' Blogs listed below to see what inspiring holiday ideas they are sharing. Leave a comment on their blog post to be entered to win a prize!!! On December 24th, Mrs. Claus (aka Donna) will be announcing the winners. It's certainly going to be a crafty Christmas this year!

Dec 13th – Day 2
Nan Paturzo — http://scrappynan.blogspot.com

Jennifer Priest — http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com

Today we are featuring the Bind It All by Zutter Innovative
 I'm sharing with you how to make a super easy recipe book using just a few papers from Donna Salazar's Kiss the Cook line and the Zutter Bind It All. This gift idea is great for a hostess gift or last minute gift for someone special. And you can make it for under $5! The inside pages are recipe cards that you can hand write recipes on or leave blank:
 Plus if you don't have a Bind It All, now is the time to get one!!  Zutter is offering a special blog hop discount for 15% off Zutter (non sale items). 
The discount code is:  12DAYS
Valid through 12/31/10
1″ Antique Brass O-Wires – Zutter
Kiss the Cook Paper, Trunk In the Attic – Donna Salazar Designs (Recipe Cards x2 plus 2 other patterned papers)
Buttons, Lace, 4×6 Chipboard – hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
Blue Grosgrain Ribbon – Close To My Heart
Rolling Pin – Darice
Paint – Folk Art by Plaid
Ink – Clearsnap (Smooch Spritz in Caramel Latte by Donna Salazar, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan)
Cut the Recipe Cards plus a lined paper (the one I used is from Donna's Trunk In the Attic paper line by Product Performers) to 6×12 vertically.  Stack the 6×12 pieces in order — lined paper, recipe cards #1, recipe cards #2, lined paper, etc. This way when you cut the cards, they will already be shuffled so that no two cards of the same design are adjacent to one another in the book. Now cut the 6×12 paper and recipe cards down to 4×6.
Cut another patterned paper to four 4×6 pieces. Cover the chipboard covers front and back with this paper. Since Donna Salazar Designs papers are all double sided you can use one sheet of paper to cover both the insides and outsides of the cover and have two different patterns showing.
Insert the covers into the Bind It All on the C Setting and punch 6 binding holes.
Repeat with the inner pages (aka Recipe Cards).
Lay the recipe cards face up on the table.

Next lay the front cover on top.

Now lay the back cover on top, with the INSIDE of the back cover facing up. This will ensure that the seam where the O-wires join is in the back of the book (between the last page and back cover) for a professional and functional book.
Insert the O-Wire from the Recipe Card side of the stack (bottom). This will ensure that the cards cannot slip out of the seam where the O-Wires join together.
Close the O-Wires in the Bind It All. Flip the back cover of the book back to where it belongs to reveal the finished book.
Tie ribbons and lace in bows on the O-Wires.
Cut out “Favorite” and “Recipes” from the Kiss the Cook Mosaics paper. Ink the edges of these and the book itself with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan
Paint the handles of the rolling pin with coordinating paint and allow to dry. Glue to the front of the book.
Add the “Favorite” and “Recipes” cutouts using 3D Foam Adhesive. Add assorted buttons to the cover.
Place the book inside a Clearsnap Color Catcher and spray the front and back with Smooch Spritz in Caramel Latte. The Color Catcher will catch any over-spray from the Smooch Spritz, keeping your work area nice and tidy.
Allow to dry and gift wrap for someone special :)
Thank you for visiting my blog during the Donna Salazar Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop.  Don't forget to visit the other blogs on the hop and leave comments to be entered to win Happy Holidays!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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37 thoughts on “Easy Peasy Recipe Book – 12 Days Of Christmas Blog Hop – Day 2

  1. you rock it, chica!

    Posted on December 13, 2010 at 7:33 pm
  2. Smashing recipe book !!

    hugs Diane xx

    Posted on December 13, 2010 at 7:43 pm
  3. Super cute recipe book! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Posted on December 13, 2010 at 8:02 pm
  4. Great, simple gift idea! Thanks!

    Posted on December 13, 2010 at 8:05 pm
  5. Fabulous little recipe book. A nice way to save recipes from the family collection to give to our children.

    Posted on December 13, 2010 at 8:19 pm
  6. Awesome… Thanks

    Posted on December 13, 2010 at 8:53 pm
  7. I want to be on YOUR gift list – WOW – this little cookbook is just too darling for words! LOVE IT!


    Posted on December 13, 2010 at 9:28 pm
  8. Beautiful papers and the recipe book too!!!

    Posted on December 13, 2010 at 9:56 pm
  9. I LOVE this little recipe book! I’ve been looking for some inspiration to make up several and now I know how to do it in style! Thanks! Anne, yourmainestamper

    Posted on December 13, 2010 at 10:34 pm
  10. Love this recipe book. It would be a great gift for that special person that loves to cook or even a child who is leaving home. Thanks for sharing!!

    Posted on December 13, 2010 at 11:11 pm
  11. This is just so perfect!!!!! Love Donna’s papers :)

    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 12:40 am
  12. Your recipe book is just adorable! I love all of the details that you added.

    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 12:44 am
  13. why oh why didn’t you make this one Last year. So much simpler that the ones I did….
    Dianne in Aust

    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 1:27 am
  14. I can imagine this book filled with special Christmas recipes…along with a couple of samples. You’ve got me thinking again.

    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 1:38 am
  15. LOve this paper … I packed ALL of it up when I annouced closing my LSS … a project for next year going to make a book for all my brothers & sister! Need to make a copy of this page .. I love all the products-
    I am in the final days of packing , I will being doing classes from my home in the next year! Can’t wait to see what is new!

    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 2:35 am
  16. thanks for sharing your recipe book, very cute

    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 2:43 am
  17. Wow what a great recipe book! Love it.. Love the rolling pin!

    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 2:49 am
  18. Love this cute project.

    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 3:14 am
  19. what a wonderful mini-album

    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 3:29 am
  20. Luv this cute little book…this is something I could do for my “go to” recipes instead of having little pieces of paper in a worn & loved on school folder:)

    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 3:55 am
  21. Jennifer,
    Your style is so awesome. I love this recipe book, and Donna’s collection is so perfect and so cool.

    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 6:35 am
  22. what a great recipe book! is so perfect!

    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm
  23. I love your recipe book!

    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm
  24. Awesome. I really need to pull out my bind it all.

    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 5:58 pm
  25. What a great idea. Love the recipe book with all the fantastic embellishments and I think it would be a wonderful christmas gift filled with favourite recipes.

    Thanks also for the picture of how the O-wires go in the the holes, as I sometimes am not sure which way to put them and get it wrong!!

    Posted on December 14, 2010 at 9:39 pm
  26. love the cookbook so cute

    Posted on December 15, 2010 at 12:57 am
  27. So very cute! Nice job! Great gift idea, everybody could use one of these adorable recipe books.

    Posted on December 15, 2010 at 3:28 am
  28. This would be great for kids heading off to college! Thank you for sharing it.

    Posted on December 15, 2010 at 3:53 am
  29. What a great project! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on December 15, 2010 at 8:24 pm
  30. love this so much! thanks for sharing this great idea!

    Posted on December 16, 2010 at 12:42 am
  31. It’s a darling recipe book. Love the embellishments. thank you for sharing and inspiring.
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    Posted on December 16, 2010 at 2:15 am
  32. SOOOOO cute- my friends would LOVE to get something like this from me – they are constantly asking me for my recipes!!!

    Posted on December 17, 2010 at 10:02 am
  33. This is a perfect present! I have so many cooks in my family that would love to get this. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on December 18, 2010 at 6:13 am
  34. I love this recipe book! The cover has so many layers and so much texture. The rolling pin is a super addition.

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 7:13 pm
  35. that is sooo cute.. i need to start making mini’s more often..




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