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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Recipe Card Dividers Tutorial...

So those that know me know I am a recipe junkie!!!! I have recipes collected from my grandmothers to my mother to friends from near & far. I also love to play with recipes and alter them to create wonderful yummy concoctions to please my palate!!
But I have struggled with how to "organize" all my treasures!!!! And then I found these...



I have purchased 4 (yes...four...as I said I have ALOT of treasured recipes!!!) for my project. I print all my recipes on 4x6 recipe cards, so these tins are the PERFECT FIT!!!!

This tutorial will teach you how to make some amazing recipe card dividers that will have your recipe box gasping in sheer excitement!!!!

We will start off by talking about some of the products you will need to make these beauties....

A Scotch TL901 Thermal Lamintor - awesome investment!!! My DH bought this for work, but I have scooped it up and totally earned it's value back ten fold!!!! We got it at Wally World for $35 - best price we could find around!


1-2 packages of Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches (20 pouches per pack - 5mil - 135x185mm) - I found these as well for the best price at Wally World at approx $5 per pack...


One package of velum paper and my pdf of "The Ultimate Recipe Label Collection"...


DSP packs...I used two of these to complete this project, but keep in mind I made ALOT of dividers...


Word Window Punch (SU), Making Memories Chocolate Brown Paint, & Make Up Applicator Sponges...
You will also require adhesive (I used my PINK ATG gun which worked marvelously!!!) and a pack of recipe card dividers (I picked mine up at the Dollar Store for $1 for a package of 50! Smokin' deal!!!)


LET'S GET STARTED: Place adhesive on one side of recipe divider card. I did two cards per 12x12 DSP piece. Place them on one edge of DSP, butting right up on top of each other. Once adhered, use exacto knife and trim them off DSP.


Flip your recipe divider card over and run adhesive on the unfinished side, lining up on the excess paper from your DSP sheet...


If you haven't done so already, turn your laminator on to heat up. I recommend with this laminator to change the Heat Setting Switch to 5mil from the regular 3mil setting, as these are thicker objects going through your laminator...


Trim the excess DSP from around the recipe divider card...


I then took a chocolate brown paint and some make-up sponges (these are cheap and work great for edging!!) and applied a quick coat of paint to all edges of the recipe divider - it antiqued it up a little!!! It also helps to cover the edge of those nasty cream colored divider cards from the Dollar Store!!! LOL!!!


Finished altered recipe card dividers.....



Place your altered recipe card divider into the laminator slip...Next you will have to take the categories that you print out on velum or card stock (I used velum as I liked the finished look it gave my projects!) and the Word Window punch, and punch out your category title. Carefully place this on the top tab part of the recipe divider (I chose not to adhere these down as you can see the adhesive through the velum - it just sealed it in place when I laminated it! - If you are using regular card stock you can definitely adhere to divider!)


Feed the lamination sheet, sealed side first, into the laminator and watch the magic begin...


Coming out of the bottom of the laminator...


When it comes out of the laminator, this is what it should look like...carefully trim the excess with an exacto knife.


And here is the finished product!!

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and I would love to hear everyone's feedback on this project.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via email at bella013175@hotmail.com
MWAH!!!

5 comments:

Dany said...

I love this idea.

I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you, things are beyond crazy here. I'll call you sometime this week

Dany

Kat said...

Where did you purchase the tins? I, too, am a recipe junkie and have bags of recipes from my grandmother, mother-in-law, friends, etc. Sooo, I love this idea:)

Kat said...

Where did you purchase your tins? I, too, am a recipe junkie and have recipes from my grandmother, mother-in-law, friends, etc. I love your idea:)))

Karen said...

these dividers are GORGEOUS! I love them and will have to make some! Just lovely. Thanks!

Heidi Baks said...

That DSP is really pretty. And now you'll have it for a long time!