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January 14, 2011

Recipe Accordion File Folder

Hi, everyone!
I'm still under the weather. I have laryngitis. I feel okay except for the tightness in my throat, and I do tire quickly the past couple days. I have been in and out of my craft room, working on a project to give as a gift. Recently, my husband and I had our neighbors over for a fondue dinner. We served a full three-course dinner in one pot (having to clean up in between each didn't take long at all). First, we made a cheese fondue appetizer, and then we had a broth fondue with a made-from-scratch chicken stock I had prepared a week prior. After that, we heated up a chocolate sauce for dessert.  The entire meal took us three hours, but it was so fun chatting and drinking wine with our neighbors! This was their first experience with fondue, and Cynde was ecstatic over the dipping sauces I made for the meat and veggies, and she had asked me for the recipes. For the past two days I have been working on putting together this folder of all of them for her, along with a few tips on serving suggestions, wine suggestions and a list of good dippers for each fondue course. I'm almost certain she will have a fondue pot soon! :0) I think she was ready to run out that night for one! lol!
I used a step-by-step from SCS to make the base of this Accordion File Folder. I had a hard time following her sizes shown in her Supply List, so I ended up decorating this page-by-page. I would lay out my paper beneath each page layer and trace on the back of the designer paper, then cut by hand before adhering.
Anyhow, here is a picture of my completed project:
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This is the front of the folder. I used some new Nesties that I received this week, an eyelet border punch, scalloped border punch and my Stampin Up Voila stamps on this.
This is the folder, shown open and with the recipe cards in front. I used PSE to print my recipe cards out and then layered them on a piece of colored card stock. The pockets of the folder are decorated using nesties and I used my scalloped border punch on some layers of the papers, and on the edge of the pockets. The images on each pocket are images that I found on the web and converted to PSE brushes (except the wine bottle image, which is from the Voila set of stamps).
Thanks for stopping by! I'll have another free svg this weekend for you!


  1. Very nice. I'm putting together a recipe album for both my daughters.

  2. Very cute project!! Hope you get better soon! I fought the same bug a few weeks ago and am still struggling with the hoarsness to...its been almost a month!! UGH!! have a great weekend!

  3. Oh my Gosh...lots of work, time and love...this is terrific....your are a good friend to do all this.

  4. Hope you're feeling better soon, Cheryl. This is an incredibly thoughtful -- and gorgeous -- gift!

  5. HHHHHmmmm, fondue!!!! When can I come over!? :-P I just love it. It's so fun and yummy! <3

    Such a cute project Cheryl, I'm sure she'll love it and will have fun recreating the recipes! :-D

  6. Cheryl
    This is such a great gift for your friend.
    Take care of that laryngitis and don't overdue it.

  7. What a wonderful gift, beautifully done. Love it -- thanks for all the detail shots too!
    Hope you feel better soon.


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