Anyway, I had the idea of doing a recipe album (but I don't cook), and I wanted to do something "fun." While I was thinking on it I saw some Starbucks "hot sleeves" on my desk that someone gave me because they thought I "could make something out of them." And it hit me! I could make a Coffee Recipe Album! Ta-da!
I grabbed a MOSD Cover 2 Cover Show-Off Album and got to work! The Show-Off is 4x6 with 2 clear covers and 4 chipboard pages. The perfect size for my little album! I also have a cookbook called 1001 Chocolate Recipes or something like that. And I was off and running!
I stamped my clear covers with Timber Brown Staz-On ink to simulate "coffee stains" and then inked the edges of the acrylic to make them stand out. Then I attached a coffee sleeve to the front for decor.
The back of the hot sleeve shows through the acrylic for a whimsical effect. I used Flair Designs paper for the background of my recipes.
I typed up the recipes on the computer and added some clip art and stamped images for decoration. Very simple and fast to pull together.
I colored a few of the images with colored pencil to make them pop off the page.
I used a few stamps to make "coffee stains" on the paper as well. I used Stampin' Up, Colorbox Chalk, and Versacolor ink. The Versacolor ink is called Java! How funny!