Scrap Yourself a Mini Kitchen Guide!

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I’m back with another digital scrapbooking project idea for the kitchen, a mini kitchen guide that you can make with digital scrapbooking products quickly and easily! But first some background…

One day I was (yet again) going through every one of my cookbooks in search of some cooking substitution or other. After wasting a good 10 minutes going through my cookbooks, I finally gave up and log onto the computer to Google it instead. This is not the first time I’ve wasted time looking for a little bit of kitchen info that I just can’t remember when I need it. So I came up with the idea of making a little kitchen guide to fill with all those little tidbits of info I’m always needing while I’m cooking and baking.

My first task was to compile a collection of all of the little bits of kitchen info I’m always in need of plus a few extras just in case. Next I decided on a size, I wanted something small and handy so I chose to make it into a badge album. I purchased some badge holders at Staples and a loose leaf ting to hold it all together. Then I chose a digital scrapbooking kit to pretty it up with – I used Backyard Blooms kit by Kristin Cronin-Barrow.

Using the kit I pasted a paper background onto the badge insert size documents, added some flowers, ribbons and tag elements to them. Some of the elements required resizing, rotating and croping to get them to look just right. Then using the text tool I added the kitchen info, choosing just the right fonts and font sizes. This was all done using a photo editing program such as Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

Then it was time to have some fun and create some cute little cards to fit the badge holders. I typed up all of my handy kitchen info and prepared to print! The sizes were small enough to print 2 cards per 4×6 photo paper so once they were done I copied and pasted them by 2s on 4×6 image files. Saved as jpg.s and printed them! I like to print at my local Walmart on matte photo paper, for a 4×6 print it only costs me about $0.20 each.

All that was needed to finish them up once they were printed was to cut the cards out, slide them into badge holders and thread them all onto the ring. And just like that I had a mini kitchen guide that I keep handy on a hook in my kitchen!

Now for some eye candy, here are a few photos of my finished Mini Kitchen Guide:

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And here is the kind of info you will find in my mini kitchen guide:

  • A steak (temp & time) cooking chart
  • Oven temperature conversions
  • Measurement equivalents
  • Freezer storage times
  • Emergency substitutions (liquid, dairy & seasonings)
  • Homemade seasoning mix recipes

I love my mini kitchen guide, it’s small and handy, it’s not bulky yet it’s got some cute scrapbooking elements on the design, and it’s protected from spills in the kitchen by being in those little badge holders! I love it!

So what have you scrapped lately?

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Comments

  1. 16

    asda

  2. 17
    mamaholler says:

    This is so cool and so beautiful!

  3. 18

    Gr8 idea, would love to try this out.

  4. 19

    gr8 idea, would defnitely try this out.

  5. 20

    What a great idea! Would be a great gift for a new bride or student going off to live in their own apartment too!

  6. 21

    My goodness Monique, is there NO end to your talent??? Fabulous idea! LOVE IT!

  7. 22

    Way too super cute! Love it!

  8. 23

    OH this is a great gift idea from a friend that just moved out on her own and is not very domestic! Sounds easy too. Thanks for the post.

  9. 24

    whata great gift idea… i am doing it!

  10. 25

    Hmm… looks like I left out the part where I designed my little cards. Using the kit I pasted a paper background onto the badge insert size documents, added some flowers, ribbons and tag elements to them. Some of the elements required resizing, rotating and croping to get them to look just right. Then using the text tool I added the kitchen info, choosing just the right fonts and font sizes. This was all done using a photo editing program such as Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

    Sorry for any confusion.

  11. 26

    I love this and it would be perfect for putting all my holiday “specials” in one handy book. I guess I should have asked before I purchased the digi kit, but how do you get the text onto the paper in the files? I’m obviously new to the digital sb world! Thanks!!

  12. 27

    WOMAN! Those are just waaaay to cute, I have to have them!!!!! What an amazing idea!!!! You really have something there.

  13. 28

    love this! this would make such awesome christmas gifts along with homemade recipe cards!

  14. 29

    I love this too! I know exactly what you mean about wasting time digging through cookbooks too, I’m off to make one of my own now!

  15. 30

    I am in LOVE! This is the cutest idea – I have a chart on my cabinet – it has my rice, oatmeal, bisquick and other basic recipes, measurements, etc…but it’s nowhere NEAR this cute. Great job Monique!

  16. 31

    Oh my goodness! This looks amazing. I’m going to make this as a Christmas present for my husband. Thank you for the instructions!