Sep 29, 2010

Let’s Get Cookin’ with the Clip it Up

With my wedding coming up fast I’ve been pressured into trying to get a little more organized.  One of the things I’ve been wanting to do is to decorate a Clip it Up Mini for my kitchen and use it for recipes.  Now I really don’t have many recipes yet (if you have some good ones let me know), so my Clip it Up Mini will be a little bare but hopefully over the next few months I’ll be able to fill it up. 

I took Aphra’s idea for decorating the tabs (Fancy Tabs) and used the Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess Line and got to work. 

First I used Krylon spray paint and painted my Clip it Up Mini cream. Then I cut out paper in the shape of the base, and picked a coordinating border for the side. I mod podged them to the base.  (It was a little bit tricky to make the paper smooth around the rounded edge, but a little bit of patience goes a long way)

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Then it was the fun and easy part. Decorating the Tabs.

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I made the following categories

  • Menu (I’m being optimistic-hopefully this category will have the recipes that I’m planning on making that week)
  • Breakfast
  • Sides
  • Pasta
  • Soups (I’m so excited I have some good fall soups that I can’t wait to make)
  • Breads
  • Salads
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Slow Cooker (my favorite Sunday dinners)
  • Dessert
  • Other

As you can see the tabs aren’t fancy I just covered them with paper and put a few embellishments on them.  I think they turned out cute.

I then tied a bow around the top and added a few tags from the Domestic Goddess Line.

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Here’s the final product!

IMG_1548 I’m really happy with how it turned out.  Now I better get cooking so I can fill it up :-)

Wish me luck!

Bobbi

Simply Renee

13 comments:

  1. This is SO CUTE!! You did a GREAT job! I love it!! :)

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  2. what an awesome idea! I love the papers too!

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  3. Absolutely adorable idea!!! Love the whole thing!

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  4. Love this idea. Turned out very charming.

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  5. This is such a great idea and the tags aren't plain at all, they look great! I've never even considered using it for this, but that's a practical way to have the recipes at your fingertips.

    Enjoy filling it up with family favorites!

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  6. now that is adorable!!!! What a FANTASTIC idea!!! I often thought of tearing out recipes from cookbooks if I liked the recipe, and this would be a great way to store them...and for all the ones I print off allrecipes.com. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Now that is super cute! I love this and best wishes filling it up with yummy recipes!!!

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  8. Looks great, Bobbi! And don't worry, you'll fill it up in no time!

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  9. That's really cool, Bobbi! LOVE it!

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  10. Attractive and practical idea . . . great job!

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  11. It's really beautiful! Good job!

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