Not-So-Secret Family Recipes Album


  • Mini album, 4”x4” (Making Memories)
  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!): Very Vanilla; Real Red
  • Papers (Scenic Route Paper Co.): bright circles; brown floral
  • Ribbon: brown dot (May Arts); orange grosgrain (American Crafts)
  • Kitchen-themed brads
  • Assorted buttons


  • Stamps: Chef (Stampin’ Up!); From the Kitchen Of (Stampendous)
  • Black dye ink pad
  • COPIC markers (Imagination International)
  • Scallop Border punch (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Xyron Design Runner, Design Disc Maker and Design Runner Accessory Kit (Xyron)
  • Adhesives (Glue Arts): Glue Glider Max Applicator with 1” High-Tack Adhesive Cartridge; Adhesive Lines; Glue Rings Premium Adhesive; Crop & Glue Micro Squares
  • Foam adhesive dots



  • Remove ribbon from album and replace with ribbon of choice. Cut two 1”x4-1/8” red cardstock strips and punch one long edge with scallop punch; adhere to edges of front and back album covers using Adhesive Lines.


  • Adhere circle paper to cover using Glue Glider Max Applicator. Cut 1”x8-1/4” floral strip and adhere 1/4” from bottom edge of cover using same adhesive.


  • Type “Not-So-Secret Recipes” into Xyron Design Disc Maker; use Design Runner and accessory kit ruler to print onto cream cardstock. Cut wording into 1/2”x8-1/4” strip and insert decorative brads between word groups; adhere to center of floral strip using Adhesive Lines. Adhere polka dot ribbon around cover using same adhesive.


  • Type “Family” into the Disc Maker, print and trim; adhere to cover as shown using Glue Rings. Hand-cut a small arrow from black cardstock and adhere between “Secret” and “Recipes” as shown using same adhesive.


  • Stamp chef and “from the kitchen of” images onto cream cardstock; color with markers and cut out. Personalize label with your name. Adhere label to upper right corner; adhere buttons using Micro Adhesive Squares. Adhere chef to left side using foam adhesive dots.


  • 1. Instructions are for outside cover. Embellish inner pages as desired, using photos as guide.
by Elizabeth Bracco for Glue Arts
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