Sometimes when I am limited on time; I grab a recipe card when I go to the store so I don't have to write down items that I need. I have designed this recipe card holder that holds 7 recipes to make for the week. It has pockets to store each day in and you can store a pen, coupons. I grab my book and have it handy when I go shopping. It has worked great for me.
Step 2: Supplies
1 Piece 14X36 cotton fabric print
1 Piece 14 X 36 iron in inter-facing
Small contrasting scrap cotton fabric for the recipe card holder tab
2 Pieces matching ribbon 8 inches long
1 Matching button
1 Small pair of Velcro dots not shown
Step 4: Covered Recipe Cards
7 (4 x 6) card-stock or index cards with recipes printed on them or hand written.
7 5 X 7 Clear non yellowing contact paper to cover each of the recipe cards.
The idea of covering the index cards is that you can wash the cards with a damp cloth if they get soiled.
Cover both sides of the card with the contact paper.
The recipe card holder is the booklet itself.
The tab is the blue flap that keeps the index cards from falling out of the top.
The top of the booklet is the top hem line.
The bottom of the booklet is the pocket hem.
The sides are the left and right sides of the booklet.
The folds in-between are the pages.
The pockets store the recipe cards.
The name card of course is the finished book-marker.
The ribbons are the ties that close the card holder.
The fan folding is the method of folding the pages to form card holder pages.
Notice that there are 2 folds facing you.
The folds look the same if looking from the back end.