Christmas Spirit Recipe Set

By  Lynn Roberts 

sizes: binder, 6-1/2"x6-1/4"x2"; clipboard, 6"x9"

  • Christmas Spirit Recipe Set
  • Holiday Recipes page
  • Book Laid Out Flat
  • Clipboard


  • Small photo album binder
  • Clipboard
  • White cardstock
  • Favorite recipes


  • Stamps: Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Creative Layers Dwelling and Doodles Clear Stamp Sets, Hampton Art Christmas Spirit Sentiment
  • Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso and Paints: Dash of Red, Charcoal Black
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Barn Door Distress Ink Pad
  • Computer and printer
  • Optional: Laminator

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, newspapers, paintbrush, 1/4” hole punch, fine-grit sandpaper
  • 1. If surfaces are slick, lightly sand album cover and clipboard. Apply gesso to both surfaces; let dry. Paint surfaces Dash of Red; let dry.
  • 2. Using black paint, stamp houses onto clipboard. Stamp houses, border, and sentiment onto front, spine, and back of album cover. Let dry.
  • 3. To add dimension, apply more paint to houses with brush. Add a dab of black paint to red to deepen color; add gesso to lighten color.
  • 4. Print recipes onto white cardstock; trim to fit binder and punch holes. If using album sleeves, trim cardstock to 4-5/8"x6" or size needed.
  • 5. Stamp Barn Door images onto recipe pages. If desired, laminate pages and re-punch holes.
  • 6. To create recipe dividers, trace same-size page onto white cardstock, adding tab to edge. Cut out page and decorate in same way as recipe pages.
  • Tip
  • 1. Use the stamps with fabric paint to create matching tea towels and an apron.