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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 1: Inclosures

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Pen
Recipe cards
Coupons
Small note pad
Cookies if it is for a gift


Step 2: Supplies

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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
Matching thread
2 Pieces matching ribbon 8 inches long
1 Matching button
1 Small pair of Velcro dots not shown
Sewing pins


Step 3: Tools

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Sewing machine
Iron/ironing board
Ruler or tape measure
Scissors
Seam ripper
Needle
 

Step 4: Covered Recipe Cards

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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. 
 

Step 5:

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Terms:

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.

 
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ChrysN2 years ago
That is so handy (wow, you are so organized). I really like the fabric y9u used, it is so bright and cheery.
sunshiine (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
Thanks for commenting! It is a great way to plan a grocery list as well as meals for the week! Have a super day ChrysN and thanks for stopping by.
Sunshiine
blossom92832 years ago
That is so much nicer then my recipe holder and coupon holder together! Great job Sunshiine!
sunshiine (author)  blossom92832 years ago
Thanks blossom! I love it! My husband wants me to make a bunch to give away. They are easy to make! Have a beautiful day!
Sunshiine
That's a good idea, they would make great gifts :)
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Very sweet and thoughtful! I can't wait for it to arrive!! ;)
sunshiine (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Thanks for commenting! May your anticipations be sweet!
Sunshiine
Very cute! Love the cookies!
sunshiine (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks! Have a great day!
Sunshiine
pecospearl2 years ago
Nice, I love that button ;)
sunshiine (author)  pecospearl2 years ago
Thanks for commenting.
Sunshiine