This little file folder mini album was inspired by this cookbook I found on Pinterest. The designer used actual mini file folders, I didn't have any so I created some on my Cricut Design Studio using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.
Designing my own mini file folders allowed me to get fancy with the shape of the pockets and the shape and placement of the tabs. I'm really happy with how it turned out.
This picture above shows the back of the first file folder and the front of the second one. Here was a large spot for a recipe on each side.
In each of the pockets is a tag, also cut from the Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. The recipes are fitted to the front and back sides of each tag.
There are three different shaped tags on the cartridge, I cut them at 2.75 x 5.75 inches to fit inside the pockets of the file folders. Every recipe was typed on the computer, and after printing and trimming I stamped around the edges with coordinating inks using my CTMH stitches stamp set.
Rather than using tape to close the pockets, I thought that eyelets would last longer. I decided to place two eyelets and then thread some of my pretty new bakers twine through them and tie a pretty bow to sort of camouflage the uglier side of the eyelet. I hand wrote the names of each section on the tabs using a white gel pen and then added doodle dots all around with Daffodil Liquid Pearls.
I got to use a bunch of gorgeous ribbons from several of my recent Really Reasonable Ribbon club selections. I used the bakers twine again for around each ribbon pull tab at the top of each recipe tag.
Each file folder is 4 x 6 inches when folded, and the finished book with the Bind-It-All binding and tabs and ribbon tops is 5 x 7 inches. It's a cute little mini and could have lots of other uses besides recipes.
I am happy to share my Cricut .cut file with you, if you would like to recreate this project for your own, just leave a comment below including your email address and I will send the Cricut .cut file out to you.
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