Holiday Recipe Journal

Today I want to share a holiday recipe journal featuring products by Bo Bunny from the Magic Elf Collection.  The word “journal” can be a little scary, but here think of “journal” as just another word for “scrapbook”.   You may have noticed that most of the scrapbook companies are introducing recipe journals to their line-up this year.

Like many I’ve resisted the temptation to do a scrapbooking project with my recipes, but when I saw this holiday collection by Bo Bunny I changed my mind.  What a fun idea to assemble a recipe book with holiday favorites – both recipes and photographs, etc. of family and friends.  The Elf Magic/Misc. Me collection by Bo Bunny makes this so simple.

I started by selecting a set of dividers.  I want this to be more of a recipe album, so I selected the recipe dividers (appetizers, desserts, etc.).

Binder  Contents

I also purchased the recipe cards, the journaling cards and the set of notepapers.  The recipe cards are just as the name suggests – a set of recipe cards, mostly 4×6 but also a few 6×8.  The journaling cards come in 3 sizes – 3×4, 4×6 and 6×8.  The note papers are mostly 6×8, but there are also a few sheets of 3×4 papers.  With all of this you have plenty to put together a recipe journal for the holidays.  Please see the video for more information on what is included in the collection.

Bo Bunny makes several different types of plastic page protectors that work with the set, and give different configurations for the pages.  The simplest is the full 6×8 page protector.  There is also a configuration with two 4×6 pockets, one on top of the other.  Finally, there is a page protector with two 3×4 pockets on top, and a 4×6 pocket on the bottom.  Examples of each are shown below.

fudge  pecans

breakfast  green cookie page

Of course any of the other products in the Elf Magic line can be used with the book.  These include paper collections (12×12 and 6×6), chipboard shapes and stickers, etc.  Because the page protectors and many of the items in the collection are standard size, it is also possible to use competitor products.  Many recipe cards are 4×6 in dimension, and a lot of the journaling cards on the market are either 4×6 or 3×4.

We all have our favorite holiday recipes, and what a fun way to document them for the family!  The set also makes a great gift (completed or not) .  In addition to documenting holiday recipes, the general journal pages would make a perfect holiday planner.

Supply List:

Bo Bunny Misc. Me Elf Magic binder and inserts

Bo Bunny Misc. Me page protectors

Misc. journaling cards

Misc. holiday recipes and photographs, etc.

Misc. holiday embellishments


“Green Cookies” are a family fave, and always look cute on a cookie plate.  Here’s a photo —

green cookies

Here’s the recipe —  add 1 stick melted margarine to  30 large marshmallows – cook 12 min or until thick – add 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp green food coloring, and 4 cups corn flakes – drop by spoonfuls and decorate with little red candies.  Super easy!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!



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