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Mini Albums To Go Newsletter - Scrapbook Recipes
July 10, 2008

Mini Albums To Go
Issue 7

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In this Issue

  • Competition winners
  • Make a recipe cookbook
  • Freebie
  • You oughta know
  • Mini Album Idea Contest

Mini Competition Winner

Well done to Giniew who was selected as the winner of our mini album competition. With so many entries it was really difficult to pick just one winner but Giniew's originality in creating a mini based on a lantern was truly inspirational. A great mini coupled with the tutorial that she has generously shared made her entry a sure winner.


Thank you to all who entered this competition. We will be posting all the entries in the gallery so be sure to check then out. In the mean time please enjoy this free PDF tutorial written by Giniew to make this fabulous Lantern Mini Album


Recipe Mini Scrapbooks

Recipe mini books have become my latest obsession. I have a ton of recipes that I have collected over the years that are in serious need of collating. At present they are scribbled on to loose bits of paper strewn between the pages of various cookbooks.

Of all the different ways that you can scrap your family recipes I am going to take the easy route and make up recipe cards for each one and pop them into an altered photo box. This way I can add on each new recipe as I find them with no trouble at all.

Making recipe cards is super simple and they are easy to use. Cut them from plain or patterned card stock. 6x4" or 5x7" is a good size. Write or print out your recipes and slip them into a small compact photo album. You can even bind the cards together into a mini book with loose leaf rings, ribbon or a bind-it-all machine.

For each recipe you can include any of the following:

  • The recipe
  • Photo of the prepared dish
  • Photo of the cook
  • A story about the recipe
  • Origins of the recipe
  • Star rating out of 5
  • Food quotes or food facts
  • Embellishments - keep them simple and not too lumpy bumpy like ribbon, vintage food labels, stickers, clip-art etc.

Gift Ideas

  • Make a wedding or shower gift with recipes, photographs, stories and advice collected from family and friends.
  • Make a recipe mini book filled with favorite recipes for your children who are heading off to college or are striking out on their own.
  • Make a heritage cook book filled with traditional family recipes and photos.
  • Make a baby food mini with recipes and advice for the new mom to be. Friends and family can contribute recipes and advice.
  • Sneak into Mom's kitchen and collate all her loose recipes into a loving cook book with room for additional recipes. Great for a birthday, Holiday or Mother's day gift.
  • Make a mini memento for your dinner guests filled with the recipes for each of the dishes served on the night of your special dinner party.

For inspiration check out these links:

Kevin and Amanda's scrapbook recipes

Kevin and Amanda's recipes above.

Creating Keepsakes Recipe Book



These printable recipe cards are the perfect size to keep all those recipes in check. Each card measures 5 x 7" and print out two to an A4 page. Print them onto firm cardboard for the best results. Download the recipe card pdf file here.

Mini Album Idea Contest

Get your brain into gear and and come up with a cool mini album idea. It can be anything from a 'how to' to physically put an album together or a theme idea for a mini album. Book, box, wall, whatever! Gift idea, memento idea, wedding idea, sky is the limit. You may have pictures of a mini you have made or maybe you don't. If you have an idea that is all you need to enter this months mini competition. Send us a detailed description of your idea to for a chance to win a mini album pack filled with mini goodies.


Stuff you oughta know

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