Family Recipe Layout Ideas

Let recipes and family traditions find their way into your scrapbook pages.

Create a Multiphoto Layout

Design by Heather Locke

Scrap photos of the recipe, cook, cookbook, and more with a photo collage. Reserve a block of the collage for journaling and a title.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: American Crafts (yellow, orange), BasicGrey (brown), Cosmo Cricket (green). Font: Mrs. Eaves Roman off the Internet. Rub-ons, ribbon: Martha Stewart Crafts. Chipboard accents: BasicGrey ("love"), My Mind's Eye (label). Brads: Making Memories. Pen: American Crafts. Photographs: Rich Johnson.

Make a Custom Oven Mit Accent

Design by Leah Fung

Emboss square-shaped adhesive foam to create interesting embellishments.

Oven Mit How To:

  1. Draw a shape on cardstock, cover it with adhesive foam, and trim. Peal of the protective backing on alternate squares; cover with embossing powder. Tap off the excess and heat-emboss using a heat tool.
  2. Peal off the remaining protective backings.
  3. If desired, cover the remaining squares with a second color of embossing powder. Tap off the excess, and melt the powder with a heat tool.

Need a simple solution? Try glitter instead!


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (red), The Paper Co. (white). Patterned paper: Die Cuts With A View. Font: Rockwell off the Internet. Flower, button: Making Memories. Die-cutting tool: Cricut by Provo Craft. Gems: Westrim Crafts. Embossing powder: Martha Stewart Crafts (gold), Ranger Industries (red, white). Heat tool: Martha Stewart Crafts. Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L (foam squares), Making Memories (foam circles). Thread: Coats & Clark. Software: Scrapbook Factory Deluxe.

Design a Simple Recipe Layout

Design by Erica Hernandez

Place a large photo on the left-hand side of a scrapbook page. Then, pair the photo with a typed recipe on the right-hand side of the layout. Accent the recipe and photo with patterned paper strips across the top and bottom.

Record a Kid's Food Recipes

Design by Jennifer Perks

Document a little chef's masterpieces with a layout highlighting the recipe and photos of the final result. For simple recipes, consider photographing the ingredients for a special touch.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (teal), Stampin' Up! (cream, green). Patterned paper, stickers: BasicGrey. Font: Century Gothic (journaling, "breakfast"). Adobe Caslon Pro ("Put these together..."). Brads, gems: Queen & Co. Floss: DMC Corp. Pen: American Crafts. Punches: Marvy Uchida (label), Stampin' Up! (border), Fiskars (circle). Decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars. Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0.

Show Off Food Photography

Design by Nichol Magouirk

Set your page up like a cook book. Include large photos of the dish with the recipe below.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Making Memories (kraft dots), My Mind's Eye (all other). Font: Century Gothic. Stickers: My Mind's Eye (borders), Making Memories (all other). Rub-ons: Making Memories. Stamp: 7Gypsies.

Give Baking Photos Dimension

Design by Jen Lessinger

Create a three-dimensional photo effect by printing a photo once in black-and-white and once in color. Carefully trim around the subject with a sharp craft knife.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. Font: Century Gothic. Stickers: American Crafts. Chipboard accents: KI Memories (apple, "delicious"), Cosmo Cricket ("H," "A," "S"); Heidi Swapp ("K"). Metal accent: American Crafts. Acrylic accent: KI Memories. Paper trim: Doodlebug Design.

Don't Fret Over Journaling

Design by Patricia Anderson

If you're lucky enough to have pictures from your family's baking sessions, don't feel obliged to make up journaling. In fact, if you'd prefer that the recipe sit in your recipe box and not on your layout, simply embellish the page with pretty papers and accents as well as the photos. The memories can be just as strong without the addition of text.


SOURCES: Patterned paper, fabric paper: K&Company. Buttons: Autumn Leaves. Ribbon: Junkitz. Ink: Ranger.

Tuck a Recipe in a Page Pocket

Design by Patricia Anderson

A clever decorated tag turns a recipe into a layout-ready accent. A large flower, held in place by an oversize brad, backs the photo. Patricia printed the recipe on one side of the slide-in card and a story about the family's fudge traditions on the other.


SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: K&Company. Font: Times New Roman. Flower: Imaginisce. Brads: Making Memories (small), Imaginisce (large). Ribbon: Bobbin Ribbon (brown), Making Memories (red). Ink: Ranger Industries.

Add it to an Album

Design by Patricia Anderson

Don't have any photos? Try baking your family's traditional dish, shooting it, and then aging the print. Patricia added a torn-edge piece next to the dish for the story about it. She filled the album with similar stories and photos for a cohesive look.


SOURCES: Patterned paper: K&Company. Album: Junkitz. Ribbon: Bobbin Ribbon. Ink: Ranger Industries. Fonts: Heber (title) by Chatterbox, Times New Roman (journaling). Scallop-edge scissors: Provo Craft.

Include the Cook's Handwriting

Design by Patricia Anderson

A favorite cookie recipe handed down through generations has a memorable place in the kitchen. Even better is when the recipe (in Great-Grandma's handwriting) can be memorialized on a scrapbook page. Here, Patricia scanned and sized the recipe before printing it on patterned paper. She shared photos of the original cooks and a peek at the baked cookies in a photo she aged to look timeless.


SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Fonts: Constitution (title) by Autumn Leaves, Times New Roman (journaling). Patterned paper, frame, ribbon, flower, pin: Making Memories. Buttons: Autumn Leaves.

Grab Attention with a Photo Frame

Design by Patricia Anderson

Inside the page, a decorative photo frame and metal accent echo the pretty scallop-edge paper. Patricia's grainy old photos wouldn't enlarge well, so she kept them small and brought attention to them with embellishments. She kept up the vintage theme with old-style pearl brads and a bit of decorative lace.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (stripe), Making Memories (red). Fonts: Savannah (title) by Autumn Leaves, Times New Roman (journaling). Frame, accent, lace: Making Memories. Brads: K&Company. Photo corners: Canson.

Use the Real Recipe

Design by Patricia Anderson

You can use paper memorabilia directly on your layouts as long as they're kept away from original photos. Patricia tucked her recipe behind a scanned shot, effectively keeping a bit of the legacy intact. She accented the page with three bejeweled crocheted flowers and added the title in a half-circle label holder.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (flowers), K&Company (red), Karen Foster Designs (polka-dot). Fonts: La Danse ("kringle") off the Internet, Times New Roman (all other). Label holder: BasicGrey. Embroidered flowers: SEI. Beads: Darice. Ribbon: K&Company. Lace: Making Memories. Acrylic paint: DecoArt.

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