I got to thinking what would I have found most useful as a new bride...... easy recipes! (Bass is giving an amen to that since he had to teach me how to cook spaghetti. I was all over boiling water and making toast though. I had me some skillz! Just sayin')
Over the 11 years that we've been married, I've collected and refined recipes that are well within my cooking comfort level. They were all a mess though: magazine clippings, stained cards, and handwritten gobbledygook. With a wedding gift in mind and my 7 year olds request for me to "give her all my good recipes someday", I started typing.
A few hours and a template in MS Word was all it took to transform my mess into a great archive of usefulness.
A few coats of Mod Podge sealed it.
I sorted the freshly printed and typed recipes by category and put them in the album. I also used the Stampin' Up round tab punch to create category dividers. I just used a little ATG tape to stick them to the middle of the photo album page.
A quick card, wrapping paper, and bow, I had a wedding gift ready to go.(Hint: I always try to wrap my card inside the package for a wedding or shower. That way there's no chance of it coming unattached and lost.)
This gift was definitely a labor of love but now I have all the recipes stored in the computer for future weddings (or for my 7 year old) and I got to update my recipe book too.