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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cookbook Scrapbook


I've been thinking about creating a cookbook scrapbook for a very long time now. Luckily some of my girlfriends agreed that this was a good idea and were willing to participate with me.

I had a basic idea as to what I wanted, but I was having a heck of a time finding supplies that matched the ideas floating around in my little brain; that is until Papertrey Ink's May release which including all this cute patterned paper with the exact colors I was looking for.  It was as if they could read my mind (and just in time, the paper came only one week before the girls were coming over to assemble this project)!


 The book contains 27 recipes and 9 pictures.  It was important to me that this not only serve as a cookbook of our favorite party recipes but that it also serve as a scrapbook of our time together.


After much looking, I decided to design the recipe card myself.  That was a challenge because I have never used computer software to design anything (I usually leave that to my architect husband).  Designing the recipe card was by far the hardest part of this project but it was also the most important because it set the style for the rest of the book.


This project can be modified easily to fit the occasion you would be using it for.  Here are some ideas:  holiday candy book, housewarming gift of favorite recipes, microwave recipes for the new college student, collection of grandma's recipes, baby food recipe book for the new mom....this list could go on and on!

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175 comments:

  1. Can you send me your format? I would love to do this as well, but never seem to have the time to make up the format....

    thanks,
    Sheri
    ornurse77@gmail.com

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    1. I would love to get the template to. Can you send it to eherssens@gmail.com. thx

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    2. I would like to do this as a present. Could you please email me your template? Thank you!

      Naomi
      baker_neo@yahoo.com

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  2. I'm with Sheri! Would you pretty please share the format! It is perfect!! I would also like to know how you actually made the dividers and tabs!

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    1. I would love the format too! I have looked several places and cannot find dividers and tabs! I can't believe at all the bookstores I have been to, there isn't anything like yours out there. Job well done! How did you make these? vwstraw@aol.com

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  3. I agree with Sheri and Traycee. PLEASE PLEASE send me the specifics and format. I have attempted to make one TWICE and it never got finished because I was soooo frustrated. My email address is JenKiddle@hotmail.com

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  4. This is a wonderful idea. I've been trying to do something for some family recipes and just can't seem to get it from my head to the paper. You and your friends did a really good job.

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  5. I made a scrapbook cookbook using the chipboard scrapbooks from Hobby Lobby (you can get at other craft stores or online as well). I just mod podged scrapbook paper to the cardboard pages & distressed them. I printed the recipes with a colored background from Microsoft Word & paste onto a border then into book with some pictures.

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  6. Any word on getting the template for this?!? Just stumbled upon it (yay for Pinterest!) and LOVE the looks of yours! -Liz

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  7. Hi Everyone, I'll try to get more details posted soon since there have been so many requests. Thanks!

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    1. Template please. Thank you!!! accountablekids@gmail.com

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    2. I would really love the template for you cookbook, it looks amazing! lauren.recchione@gmail.com I would really appreciate it Thanks!!

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  8. Can SOMEONE please send me the template?!?!
    gabrielle_salter@yahoo.com

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  9. I'd love your template! What an amazing idea-great for Christmas gifts too! New follower.
    anitamthibodeau@gmail.com

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  10. What did you use for the actual book itself? Is it a binder or chipboard or what?

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  11. Can you send instructions. I love this idea. I have recipes from mine and my husbands family that I would like to preserve. This would be perfect. Thank you.

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  12. I would love for you to send me instructions too!!! That's something I've been wanting to do but just don't know how to start!!! Very cute!!

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  13. Can you please send the template along with what you used for the book for me as well. Thank you

    vote@goldfieldaccess.net

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  14. Please e-mail what the cover made from and templates please.
    Nicole_g_smith@Yahoo.com

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  15. Stay tuned! I'm going to create one for all my holiday candy and I'll post my directions in that post in the coming weeks! Thanks for everyone's interest!

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  16. Can you please tell me what book you used ? Also is it possible to have the instructions ??

    Thank you

    franquet.caroline@gmail.com

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  17. Would love to have more information on this also. My kitchen is done in apples and my candy corn fabric covered binder does not fit in anymore. Needing a new recipe book.

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  18. I would like the format as well

    heatherdendy00@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Heather

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    1. Same here! Instruction and the template, please!

      hoslerkp@gmail.com

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  19. Just found this on Pinterest...yay! Would love the instructions & template jpaquette71@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  20. Love this idea! I, too, would like the template if possible!
    rorzula@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  21. Love this. Would love the instructions please..
    gamaconnie@hotmail.com
    Thanks

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  22. This is awesome!
    I'd love the template/format... please share!
    Erika

    mamabee01@gmail.com

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  23. Can I have the template pretty please? It is so pretty cassandraworkman@yahoo.com

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  24. Would love the template. Can you please email it to me? walker_amanda_lynn@yahoo.com

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  25. Would love the template. skroller@hotmail.com or shonnar@gmail.com

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  26. joining the gang! Template and instructions pretty please :)

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  27. I have made a template for everyone so reply to this email and I can send it or I can send it to one and the next one send it to another person and just go up the list like that. Amanda I will send it to you in just a minute.

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    1. Can u please please send to me? franthepainterswife@gmail.com
      Thank you very much in advance. Can't wait to make it :)

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    2. Can you send it to me too. Please. crazymarielle@hotmail.com

      Thnx so much!

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    3. can i please have the template?? kaykaycb@gmail.com thanks!!

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    4. Coul you please send me the template. Thanks
      shaywmaine@yahoo.com

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    5. I would like a copy of the template please

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    6. Please send a template. What a great idea! thanks
      jacquelinewiley2@gmail.com

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    7. Would love this template. It's great.
      Wish2dance1@gmail.com

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    8. Draculatramp@gmail.com
      Thank You!

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    9. I would love the template and instructions
      eabrandes@yahoo.com
      Thanks sooo much! Very cute!

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    10. This is such a cute idea. I would love the template also.
      Quinn771@aol.com
      Thanks a ton!!!

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    11. This is a wonderful idea! I have been working on a cookbook of all family members best receipts and this is the best template. If I could have the template as well that would be wonderful! Thank you so much!
      wendy.chapman7007@gmail.com

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    12. I would love the template as well please. Skybrea08@yahoo.com thanks!

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    13. Coyld you please send me the template nessa1525@gmail.com

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    14. Could someone forward template/instructions to me? I just about stabbed my latest attempt through with my crafting knife before discovering this fantastic version. Please please share! Thanks!

      lja1014.public@gmail.com

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    16. Fantastic!
      Please could I have the template too? I'd really appreciate this.
      ato2dp@me.com

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    17. Would love to get the template.

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    18. Could you please send me the template? Thanks! Kloyee08@gmail.com

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    19. Could you please send me the template as well? Thank you so much! kshores@bsu.edu

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    20. I would love a copy of the template please! Thank you so much! kelley.riedel@yahoo.com

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    21. I would love a copy as well! suxtwobu@gmail.com Thanks in advance!

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    22. Que gran idea!!!
      Me encanta como le quedó y me gustaría hacer una parecida. Me podría enviar también a mi la plantilla?
      muchas gracias con antelación...

      un saludo
      belenbruji@hotmail.com

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    23. I would love a copy of the template please! I would like to create a cookbook for my kids!
      Jenni Bass

      jbassket@gmail.com

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    24. Please send me a copy of the template.
      Cherie Hart
      mickeymouse70401@yahoo.com

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    25. And me as well... the template and any source info on the book and dividers please. I will send it on down to the next one
      jkjones3@sbcglobal.net

      I want to make a really nice one for my niece who's getting married this summer and need to start pretty quick!

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    26. Wanted to add how much it would be appreciated! jkjones3@sbcglobal.net

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    27. Wish I had your templates....!!!
      Thanks,
      Sara
      fataricotta@gmail.com

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    28. Pls send template to yoest28@gmail.com
      Thanks!

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    29. Can you send your template to me?? callwilb@ut.utm.edu Thank you!!

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    30. Hi, it would be amazing if you would send me your template. I've been searching google for weeks for a good template and yours is perfect, everything is included!! My email is lauren.recchione@gmail.com. I would immensely appreciate it!

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    31. Hi, I would love to have your template if you are still sharing. My email is jengle913@hotmail.com
      Thank you!

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    32. I just found this... I would love to have a copy of the format as well....Awesome Idea....

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    33. Love to have the format. Jeannerice@charter.net. Thanks

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    34. Could you please send me the format? This is exactly what I've been looking for.
      mendez_sonia@bellsouth.net

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    35. I would love the format too!
      brittany_rodgers1@yahoo.com

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    36. I just found this on Pinterest. I would love a copy of the format.Thank you!
      sharonjo8011@gmail.com

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    37. I've been hunting and hunting for a good recipe book design tutorial - I'd love the instructions for how you did this!

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    38. Please send it to johnsonbetsy11@gmail.com THANK YOU!!!!

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    39. please send the format to jen.taylor.1985@gmail.com Thank you!!

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    40. Template please
      Traciewagensveld@rogers.com

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    41. Chandler.purdue@gmail.com Template please!!! This is such a brilliant idea!!

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    42. I would LOVE to have the template. My son is getting married and what a cute idea for a shower gift!

      Denise.Turk@utoledo.edu

      Thanks in advance

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  28. I would love to have the template also. I really appreciate it very much
    Tks
    tazachary89@yahoo.com

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  29. I would love to have the template thanks for sharing great job.
    mariasandoval39@yahoo.com

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  30. If you could email me this template, I'd be very very grateful!
    brooks.houck@gmail.com

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  31. Just found this on Pinterest. Such a cute idea! I've used the small binders before but I like the looseness of the ring system in this one WAY better! Thanks for sharing :)
    Michelle

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  32. Very cute cookbook :) I love the recipe template. it is really set up nice. I would love a copy if you wouldn't mind sharing? I like that it is so easy to read!
    Thanks so very much :)
    Teri
    tmadden43@comcast.net

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  33. I would also love a copy of the recipe template.. if you don't mind sharing. thank you so much.

    Ashlie
    ashliefranklin@gmail.com

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  34. I'd love to have a copy of your receipe template. Thanking you in advance. Great idea! THANK YOU!

    Anna
    amiganita@aol.com

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  35. I would love to have your template to use! Could you send it to me please or direct me to a place on your site that it is posted on? Thanks

    Pgoins2011@gmail.com

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  36. Me too, please! janaall@regent.edu

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  37. This is very cute, could you send me the template and instructions. Thank you
    michelles524@yahoo.com

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  38. I would like a copy: mstrunk2@bellsouth.net

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  39. I would like the template and instructions also, this is an awesome idea!
    chrissy.cav@gmail.com

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    1. Send it to me too please!
      jennaz31@cox.net

      Thanks!

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  40. I would love the template
    heatherhoehne@yahoo.com

    Thank you

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  41. I've looked everywhere for a better idea han a 3-ring binder and this is great! Please sendtemplate to staciebrummett@yahoo.com

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  42. I would also love a copy of the template
    spedrcrlao@yahoo.com

    Thank You,
    Lisa

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  43. I would also love a copy of the template and to find out what kind of binder you used.

    kmulhallcm@yahoo.com

    Thanks in advance.

    Kathy

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  44. I have been working on making my own family cookbook with our favorite recipes but the page setup is killing me!! I would love to have this template if someone could please share!! ashleyndubois@gmail.com

    Thanks!!
    Ashley

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  45. could you send me a copy of the template and what you used very cute idea!! i love it.

    mrskeenum@gmail.com

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  46. i would love the template as well very cute idea beachy07@gmail.com thank you in advance

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  47. Hi, Would you send me the template also? rab0313@yahoo.com

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  48. hi could I gave the template too please! it's very neat!!! aoler@bgsu.edu
    thank you!!!!

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  49. Hi! Found you through Pinterest. Love the template! Can I please have you send me a copy? palbertson@yahoo.com Thanks so much!

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  50. i would love to have the template and whatever else you have for it
    oklaangel66@gmail.com

    thanks again Billie

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  51. someone send this to me eabrandes@yahoo.com

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  52. please sent this to me also....so excited to do this.

    patt@thepowersfamily.us

    Thank YOu.

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  53. I love this templet for a recipe book! Can you please send me a copy. Thank you soooo much for sharing this awesome idea!

    Shootinstarz317@gmail.com

    -rachel

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  54. rcsunseri@gmail.com
    pretty please

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  55. I would also love to have the template and instructions. You did an excellent job. Thanks

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    1. I would also love to have the template & instructions. Look's easy to do....Thanks!!!

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  56. Hi! This is great! Would love the template as well. paula015@comcast.net....thanks!

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  57. oh please please please send me the template!

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  58. oops here's my email emilywall@me.com

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  59. Your cookbook is amazing! Could you share your template with me? I would love to get my assortment of gathered recipes to look like this!
    My email is e.spitzley@gmail.com

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  60. Hello may I please have a copy of your template? It is the cutest thing ever!!!
    brooke.eagleman@yahoo.com

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  61. I would also love a copy of it as well i just found this on pintrest love it thanks

    rmcgibbon75@gmail.com

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  62. Is there any way that you could send me a copy also? My email address is ladybugluvr2004@yahoo.com

    You're just so creative! I have been having the same issues as you when it comes to finding one that I absolutely loved and fits what's floating around my head. Thanks in advance! :)

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  63. I would love to get this template as well. It looks so nice and concise.
    sebjusa@gmail.com

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  64. Can you please send me the template - looks awesome! :)
    jamie.k.ferline@gmail.com

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  65. Would love to have the template sent to me as well.
    thewebs318@msn.com

    BEAUTIFUL project btw!!!

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  66. I'm with everyone else here!! Love this cookbook!! Would love to have the template as well please!!!
    Fefe3059@att.net

    Thanks so much !!
    Felicia

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  67. Hi love this. Will you please send me the template? Thanks so much @ sharonk.sullivan@yahoo.com

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  68. Template please! ! Great idea!
    scully77@live.ca

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  69. Would love to get the template too!
    keithmandy2011@hotmail.com

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  70. Would love a copy of the template too....
    tnharvey9796@msn.com

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  71. Could someone send me the template for this?Been looking for this everywhere!! email ravangerray@hotmail.com

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  72. I am working on a family cookbook. Could you please send me How, what it was made of and the template. email mjwm1991@gmail.com

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  73. Hi there! I love your template. Have searched and searched for one that I liked that I could also include my kids in making, and I've found it with yours. If you could please send me your template I would greatly appreciate it!
    e-mail: julitaylor90@gmail.com thank you!!

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  74. Me encantaria que me mandase la plantilla a mi tambien es una idea maravillosa.
    mirelujan@gmail.com

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  75. I love your book. Can you please email me your template. Thanks in advance. katpegues@gmail.com

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  76. Hi, this book is beautiful! Can I please have the template? bernards2@staff.ednet.ns.ca

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  77. please send me the template! LOVE LOVE LOVE this, will be a great gift for my best friend, he's just learning how to cook :)

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  78. hello! could I please get a copy of the template! It is great.
    Thanks
    terilynn49@gmail.com

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  79. Could someone please send me a copy of the template? I would love to do a memory cookbook of my grandmothers receipes and this looks like a keeper! My email is jnkbake@yahoo.com. Thank you so much!

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  80. Would you, please, share this template with me? thank you in advance (darlingly@gmail.com

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  81. Where did you get the chipboard scrapbook? I love the use of the rings!

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  82. Please forward! flowerssusan@ymail.com Cannot wait!!

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  83. Would love to have template and instructions. This would be a great gift for my soon to be daughter in law.

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  84. Please email me the template too really cute
    Golfinutbb@tampabay.rr.com

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  85. I would really like a copy of the template as well! robertajeanharris@gmail.com

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  86. I would love a copy of the format as well- Thanks so much!
    spaget601@aol.com

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  87. I would like a copy of the template as well, please! kcoupon06@gmail.com

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  88. Please send me a copy of the template as well :)

    jasmineflores657@gmail.com

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  89. I love this. Please send me a copy of the template.-Thanks!
    cetrout2012@gmail.com

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  90. I would also LOVE the template too!!! It is SO adorable! Thanks so much!

    Warmly,
    Sarah

    sarahscollin@gmail.com

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  91. Please send me the template as well! Thanks! barbs1212@sbcglobal.net

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  92. Could you send me your format?
    Thank you

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  93. Could you send me the template? Love the look of this! redsox7829@yahoo.com Thanks

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  94. I'd love to have the format as well. nanniepb@yahoo.com. thanks in advance!

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  95. Can you please send me the format/template? meganannbarnes@gmail.com

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  97. And me as well... the template and any source info on the book and dividers please. I will send it on down to the next one
    jkjones3@sbcglobal.net

    I want to make a really nice one for my niece who's getting married this summer and need to start pretty quick! It would be SO appreciated

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  98. Hi! Do you think you could also send me the templates as well? :D
    Also, I was wondering if you could tell me how you make the covers of the cookbook, because I'm in the middle of making my own, but I have NO IDEA on how to start with the covers. D:

    Email: drawitenne@gmail.com

    Thank you so much~! :D and your cookbook looks cute! ^__^

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  99. Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful cards.
    Scrapbook

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  100. oh could you or someone send me the template for the recipes! It is the best one I've seen and I also am not very computer savy~ great job and can't wait until I can make something simular.
    terri.dunnewin@gmail.com

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  101. I would love the template as well. It's a wonderful idea. Love it!

    Megsperez@gmail.com

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  102. I would also love the template. nikita109@rocketmail.com. thank you!

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  103. Please send me the template as well. I love this idea! Thanks!
    kschmid13@hotmail.com

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  105. Pls share with me as well!!! I would Love the template.. tiffanycrupp@gmail.com

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  106. Love it! Can u please send me the template as well. chrengchie@yahoo.com thanks

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  107. Your creation is amazing, I have been trying to create something similar for a long time and failed miserably! Could anyone send me the template please I would greatly appreciate it! Great Christmas present for someone!!

    My email address is lvdavidson@dundee.ac.uk

    Many Thanks :)

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  108. I would love the template/format! Could someone please send?

    kass.acuna@gmail.com

    Thank you!!

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  109. Could you please send me the template/format? I would love to have it.
    my email is tweetybyrd_1@live.com
    Thank you

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  110. i would love to get the template as well Jessicawhitney08@gmail.com. Thank you

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  111. Could I too get a template? Thanks! chelsey.b.bottoms@gmail.com

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  112. template for me too please!! This will organize my life so much more now! thanks!!

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  113. LOVE this idea!! hopewellmomschool@yahoo.com if you are still sharing the template!

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  114. I really love the design of your cook book! Could you send me the template please.

    Thanks! mary.c.pearson1@gmail.com

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  115. LOVE this idea! Very creative! Can you please send the Template to me? echols.chelsie@gmail.com

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  116. Great Idea! Could you please send me the template
    Thanks so much nicky.bnburton@gmail.com

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  117. What a fabulous idea. Could you please email me the template. Thanks so much.
    rukshala1@gmail.com

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  118. Me too please!!!! I would love a copy of this template - I've so needed to re-organize my mess in my recipe book!! ncbellydancer@yahoo.com

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  119. I love your cookbook scrapbook! Can you please tell me if the tabs are apple shape, and how you made them? Where did you buy the nice brown binder? Thank you so much for sharing your template and instruction on how to make this cookbook!
    marilynt@rochester.rr.com

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  120. I would love the template! kelsey_zinger@hotmail.com THANKS!

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  121. I would love to make this, I have been looking for a really unusual cookbook, Thanks!!

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