Friday, July 13, 2012

File folder mini cookbook




This little file folder mini album was inspired by this cookbook I found on Pinterest. The designer used actual mini file folders, I didn't have any so I created some on my Cricut Design Studio using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.



Designing my own mini file folders allowed me to get fancy with the shape of the pockets and the shape and placement of the tabs. I'm really happy with how it turned out.


This picture above shows the back of the first file folder and the front of the second one. Here was a large spot for a recipe on each side.


In each of the pockets is a tag, also cut from the Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. The recipes are fitted to the front and back sides of each tag.


There are three different shaped tags on the cartridge, I cut them at 2.75 x 5.75 inches to fit inside the pockets of the file folders. Every recipe was typed on the computer, and after printing and trimming I stamped around the edges with coordinating inks using my CTMH stitches stamp set.


Rather than using tape to close the pockets, I thought that eyelets would last longer. I decided to place two eyelets and then thread some of my pretty new bakers twine through them and tie a pretty bow to sort of camouflage the uglier side of the eyelet. I hand wrote the names of each section on the tabs using a white gel pen and then added doodle dots all around with Daffodil Liquid Pearls.


I got to use a bunch of gorgeous ribbons from several of my recent Really Reasonable Ribbon club selections. I used the bakers twine again for around each ribbon pull tab at the top of each recipe tag.

Each file folder is 4 x 6 inches when folded, and the finished book with the Bind-It-All binding and tabs and ribbon tops is 5 x 7 inches. It's a cute little mini and could have lots of other uses besides recipes. 

I am happy to share my Cricut .cut file with you, if you would like to recreate this project for your own, just leave a comment below including your email address and I will send the Cricut .cut file out to you. 


Find inspiration everywhere! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy!

154 comments:

  1. I would love to have this file please and thank you :)

    Nancy
    lokieluv@gmail.com

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  2. Hi Cathy! Can I have the .cut file please. This is the one I got to see in person before it was finished?

    brandyrea@att.net

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  3. I'd love to have the cut file. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and creativity! Deemeows@yahoo.com

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  4. I'd love to have the cut file. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and creativity!
    emgrjs@yahoo.com

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  5. That is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks in advance for sharing.
    Sldgrasshopper@comcast.net

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  6. Saw this today on Pinterest and think it is just adorable. Would LOVE the file if you are still sending it. Thanks!

    ingle.sheila@yahoo.com

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  7. This is so cute! I'd also like to have the cut file. Thank you very much.
    cathi dot myers at gmail dot com

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  8. I found this creative project on Pinterest as well and would very much like to have the cut file if you are still sharing !
    Thanks so much
    Mindy

    mjdikinson at yahoo dot com

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  9. Nice idea. If you are still willing to share the cut file, i too would appreciate it. Nice work!

    Kathy

    luvumid at yahoo dot com

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  10. what a wonderful idea...if you would care to share..greatly appreciated.

    tloosty@hotmail.com

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  11. Very cute! Thank you for sharing!
    missdiva74@hotmail.com

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  12. Very cute! Thank you for sharing!
    missdiva74@hotmail.com

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  13. I love this idea and would appreciate having the cut file for SCAL and my cricut! bcbr926@lawyer.com thanks!

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  14. Love this idea and would love to have the cut file for SCAL...thank you! bcbr926@gmail.com

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  15. Would love to have this cut file. Thanks for sharing. sarhine@comcast.net

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  16. Beautiful job. I would like to have he file. Thanks for sharing.
    ayoung@ccvn.com

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  17. Would really like to have this , I'm working on a cookbook for family now. Great idea

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  18. Great job! Would love to have file

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  19. I love this idea. Saw it today on pinterest and would like to have the.cut file. Tfs watapadja@gmail.com

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  20. I love the idea. Saw it on Pinterest today. I would like to have the file. Tfs watapadja@gmail.com

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  21. What a cute little book! If you're still sharing your file, I'd love to have it! trentfamily@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  22. Cute! If still available please send to lilir@swbell.net.

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  23. darling! please send file: kmarsh0000@aol.com

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  24. What a beautiful work of art! If you are still sharing your cut file I would love to receive it. Please send the file to: frosty3@hickorytech.net
    Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  25. What a beautiful work of art! I would love to receive your cut file. Please send file to:
    frosty3@hickorytech.net Thank you!

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  26. Love this! If the file is still available please send to lbballenger@yahoo.com

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  27. I love this, You are very talented and gifted at this. If you still would share this, I would love to have your cut file. This would make wonderful gifts for family members.

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  28. What a talented gifted person that you are. I would love to have your cut file. These would make wonderful gifts. I would like to share mine with you after I get it done.
    Thank you
    Becky

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  29. I would love this for my mother's recipes... thank you in advance.....robinsnestaz@yahoo.com

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  30. Thank you so much for sharing. I also would love to have the cricut file. Thanks! nancywarner@cox.net

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  31. I would love your cut file! Thanks for sharing you have great ideas on your blog . Chfarinholt@yahoo.com

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  32. Hello Cathy, are you still sharing your cut file for this recipe book? If so, could you please send it to
    carolscrap@hotmail.com

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  33. Hello Cathy,
    I don't know if my request went through or not. Are you still sending the cut file for his cute recipe box? If so, can you send it to carolscrap@hotmail.com

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  34. Hi Kathy,
    I would love the cricut cut file this awesome! I would like to make this using all of my mother-inlaws recipes.
    Thanks for sharing your great idea! margelechner@yahoo.com

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  35. This is so cute! I'd also like to have the cut file. Thank you very much.
    ambreen611@yahoo.com

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  36. This is so cute! I'd also like to have the cut file. Thank you very much.
    ambreen611@yahoo.com

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  37. Adorable. Love this. If still sharing the cut my email is dbhanson5@msn.com

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  38. Cathy, it's so wonderful. If the file is still available please can you send it to noamarga@gmail.com
    Thanks in advance.

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  39. It's so beautiful, Cathy.
    If the file is still available please can you send it to noamarga@gmail.com
    Thanks in advance.

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  40. I love this, if the cut file is still available please send to: tinlizzy56@live.com
    Thanks

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  41. I would love to have the cut file for this if it is still available. Could you send it to majoss@elkvalley.net. Thank-you so much for such a cute recipe album.

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  42. I would also like to have a copy of the cricut file please my email addy is moneypenny2002@gmail.com

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  43. Love this! If the file is still available please send to
    agica2106@gmail.com.

    thank You very much!

    Agi

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  44. Love this! If the file is still available please send to
    agica 2106@gmail.com.

    Thank You very much!
    Ivana

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  45. Adorable and cute! If file is still available, please send to stampbuddies@gmail.com. Much aloha!
    Diane S.

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  46. Adorable and cute! If file is still available, would love to receive it at stampbuddies@gmail.com. Much aloha!
    Diane

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  47. I would love the file. Sjochum01@gmail.com
    Thanks Stephanie

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  48. I would love to make this with my cricut. Please send the file if it's still available sjochum01@gmail.com
    Thanks.

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  49. I would love the file. Sjochum01@gmail.com
    Thanks Stephanie

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  50. This is beautiful, I'd love the file.
    alley_hanson1990@hotmail.co.uk
    Thanks, alley

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  51. This is beautiful, I'd love the file.
    alley_hanson1990@hotmail.co.uk
    Thanks, alley

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  52. I would love to receive the file please. It's such a wonderful project. wanda@CyberNetik.net

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  53. Very cute idea. Could I also get the cut file.
    aprilg@bresnan.net

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  54. Very cute. I would also like to have the cut file.
    aprilg@bresnan.net

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  55. Hi could I possibly have this file please my email is sarahnboris2009@gmail.com, thanks

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  56. I love this! I'd like to have the cut file. Thanks! Gwendolyn
    gwendolyn.van.vliet@gmail.com

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  57. Very cute. I would love to have the cut file. pjcango@yahoo.com
    Thank you for sharing.

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  58. If you are still sharing, I, too would love to have this cut file. (although, I've never worked with a cut file, will have to muddle through! LOL.) I am at yetta2885@comcast.net

    Thanks again!

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  59. This is an adorable mini book. Please may I have the cut file as well.....juliej007@wowway.com

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  60. so cute i would love to have this file pls thanks ^^
    lailakelil@yahoo.fr

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  61. What a cute little book! If you're still sharing your file, I'd love to have it! Thanks
    nitaphillips57@yahoo.com

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  62. Love it!!! Wanting to make one for my daughter! Please email the file at dkbyers@enidk12.org. Thanks!!!

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  63. i would love your cut file!! thanks!!!
    sartkneee@gmail.com

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  64. Wow! Just found this on Pinterest - love it!! Would love the .cut file if you can still send it out! azanna777@yahoo.com - thanks!!!

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  65. Love your recipe book! Found it on Pinterest as well. Please send me the file if possible. Trish9@aol.com Thanks in advance!

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  66. what an amazing little recipe book. Love the colors, concept....everything! I would love a copy of the file sent to Trish9@aol.com Thanks in advance!

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  67. Loved your recipe book, the color, concept....everything! Please send me a copy of the file at platbratt@gmail.com

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  68. beautiful !!
    want to have the same at
    2khandelwal.ritika112@gmail.com

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  69. beautiful!!
    want to have the same at
    2khandelwal.ritika112@gmail.com

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  70. Would appreciate the cut file. gsa.donnaleeburke@gmail.com

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  71. Would you make this item for purchase complete with recipe cards? Please contact me at lindasalicea@yahoo.com

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  72. Reflections of MeJune 26, 2014 at 6:21 AM

    Good morning, I am in love with this layout it is gorgeous, can you please send me the file @ doubbleddiva@yahoo.com tfs

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  73. hello, it's a cute recipe book. Is it possible for you to send the file at virginie.taffin@sfr.fr
    Thank you a lot.

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  74. This is so cute would love the file. Will make a great gift for my daughter. daralonzo31@ gmail.com.

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  75. I love this! I would love for you to send me the file please and thank you Pickynikki5788@msn.com

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  76. This would be perfect for family favorite recipe cookbooks. I would really appreciate the cricut version. Thanks!

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  77. I hope this cut file is still available. THE BOOK IS AWESOME ! I just have to try to make one.
    pierson859@msn.com

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  78. That mini book is so cute could I get s copy please. Thank u
    martinjuanita@.hotmail.com

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  79. Hello I would love to have the cut file sent to prtybrwnyz2@yahoo.com thank you

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  80. I would love to have you share with me your Cricut.cut file with me. Thanks!! Send to: DomesticCraftsyDiva@yahoo.com

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  81. I love this album! It is so cute. If it still available, I would love to have it. Thanks for sharing.
    Imcraftee@gmail.com

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  82. I loved your mini album. If it is still available I would appreciate the file. Plz forward it to: erlindastamps@gmail.com. TFS!!

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  83. Love this, if still available would love it. Thanks

    jltate3@juno.com

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  84. Love this, if cut file is still available would love to have it, Thank you

    jltate3@juno.com

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  85. That mini book is so cute could I get s copy please. Thank u
    martinjuanita@.hotmail.com

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  86. That mini book is so cute could I get s copy please. Thank u
    tepet07@gmail.com

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  87. love love love it please send file and thank you so very much meandmygang@yahoo.com

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  88. I'd love the file. appledaylady1309@aol.com thanks so much!

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  89. I'd love a copy. appledaylady1309@aol.com Thanks so much!

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  90. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!.... Que c'est joli!!!! J'adore ce mini book... Je ne le découvre qu'aujourd'hui, car je fais dus scrap depuis très peu de temps et je suis sous le charme!...
    Is it too late to ask you for sending me the template??? I really will enjoy to try making one for me... ( Sorry... My english is very bad....)
    Thank you for sharing your ideas...
    Aliselle

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  91. I send you my address mail but, please do not publish it... Thanks...
    aliselle@hotmail.fr

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  92. Would also love to have this file if you get this message!! THANK YOU!! margieandjay@gmail.com (not sure if this was posted twice -- if so, sorry!!)!!

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  93. You did a wonderful job and I love how you wrote it up. If the file is still available I would love to have it. Both my daughters got married this year and I'm planning a Christmas Family favorites recipe book for their stockings. Happy Holidays! Creativekinfolk@yahoo.com

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  94. Wow how cute is this little file booklet...would love you to share with me, how generous of you..hugs with Thanks Jane
    cjane707@gmail.com

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  95. Je t'ai écris un mail pour te remercier de ton envoi, mais je te remercie encore ici pourton partage...
    Bonne fin de journée à toi
    Amitiés

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  96. I would love a copy of your cut file please slsf1221@sbcglobal.net

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  97. Would love a copy of your cut file also......very clever! mkkram@hotmail.com

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  98. I would love to have this file please and thank you
    Bless you & yours Merry Christmas
    titland1664@hotmail.com

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  99. I would like to make one of these for my mother for Christmas. Is there anyway you can send me the file. You are very talented! bradjess9397@yahoo.com

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  100. That mini book is so cute.
    I would love a copy of the file.
    mariepencalet@live.com
    Thank you.

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  101. precious!! please send me a copy!
    aestes87@gmail.com

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  102. I love your idea!! Can you please share it with me? Thanks!! :)

    tanmetis@yahoo.com.sg

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  103. Cutest recipe book EVER! May I have a copy?

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  104. I am looking for a mini file pattern. I would like to receive this cut file. Thank you. cynthiakbell!gmail.com

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  105. So cute!! May I have a copy too?

    Jdhawktbm@aol.com

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  106. So cute!! May I have a copy too?

    Jdhawktbm@aol.com

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  107. Such a cute mini book! My I have your file plse?
    Send it to: silocam.20.maus_i@spamgourmet.com
    Many thanks, greetings from Switzerland
    Nirak

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  108. How amazing! May I have a copy too?
    gwendolyn.van.vliet@gmail.com
    Thanks from Holland!!!
    Gwendolyn

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  109. Love this album. Can I pls have a copy of the file? Jcm64@optusnet.com.au

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  110. This is beautiful! Could I have a copy of your file? Wishu00@gmail.com

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  111. Lovely can I please have a copy of the file at bdaonion5@aol.com

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  112. I have looked at a lot of ideas for a recipe card holder to make for my sisters and this one is my favorite. If you are sharing your file, I would love a copy too. Thank you in advance. barbobarski@gmail.com

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  113. Ooh, I am sooo going to make this and only put in my fav tried and tested recipes. Could you please send me a copy of your file? Thanks so much for sharing it with so many people
    wordyourmagic@gmail.com

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  114. I am just starting to learn how to use my Cinch and found your awesome Recipe Book. I would love a copy of the cut file, thanks! kylescraftykreations@gmail.com

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  115. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful cookbook. I would enjoy a copy of the cut file if it is still available. Thank you. Karen
    ktmom24@aol.com

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  116. Thank you for sharing such a cute cookbook. I would enjoy a copy of the cut file if it is still available,
    ktmom24@aol.com

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  117. I'm curious where you got the coil for binding it?

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    1. Hi Brenda,
      The coils are by Bind-it-all. I still find them for sale on Amazon.com, in lots of different sizes and colors. I love my lil bind-it-all tool for making mini albums.

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  118. Hello,
    Do you still have the cut file for this? If so and it isn't much trouble please email me mad.hatter@hotmail.ca :)

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  119. Hi! I'm a portuguese teacher and my class want to make a cookbook. We love your idea, can you sent us the file? Thank You so much!
    educadoradoresmaciel@gmail.com

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  120. I would love to have the files for this project. Thanks for sharing! karenalex1953@gmail.com Happy Holidays!

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  121. Its a beautiful job i hope you can send me the cut files, because i want to do a Dossier (i dont know how to say in inglish), its for my homework. Thank you!
    This is my email: ruubygum@hotmail.com
    I hope you can send & answer me :( & sorry if my inglish is bad

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  122. Hi!, your job is incredible. Im from Mexico, and i have to do a Dossier (is like a recopilation of homework), and this idea is really gorgeous i hope you can send me the cut files, sorry if my inglish is bad :(.
    Thank you!

    My email is: ruubygum@hotmail.com

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  123. If it is still available I would love to have a copy of this cut file:) my email address is thismoms4christ@yahoo.com thanks:)

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  124. That is totally adorable.my email is craftyrn67@bellsouth.net.

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  125. You are VERY talented! Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to have the file if you are still willing. Thank you very much.
    dneu13@gmail.com

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  126. Would you please send the file for this recipe book. robingeschwandner@yahoo.com

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  127. What a fantastic idea! I'm looking to make this for gifts for attendants in a wedding. Would you please share the pattern and I have the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge it is my favorite cartridge. Thank you in advance for sharing your creative pattern idea with me.

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  128. I forgot to give you my email address it is inacaholo@gmail.com

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  129. hi
    if you are still sharing this file i would love to have a go at making one your design is fab many thanks louisa my email is louisalloyd@hotmail.com

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  130. I would love to have the file if you are still sharing as well. Very cute album. My email is bcdepot@msn.com.
    Thank you!

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  131. I would love to get this cut file, if it isn't too late. The album is adorable, and perfect for gifts to my grown kids. My email is karenalex1953@gmail.com. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  132. I would love to have the cut file if you are still sharing. Wonderful Album. My email address is stitch_a_day@yahoo.com. Thank you!

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  133. Hi and thank you for your wonderful design. If you are still sharing your cut file, I have a Cricut Explore Air, and hoping the cut file works with my machine, I would love the file. My email address is LSLAYBAUGH1957@GMAIL.COM. Thank you.

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  135. I love this:) -- Please send me the file(s)!!
    Email = craftygrandmadeb@yahoo.com
    Thanks so much!

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  136. I would love this file! amatejka@aol.com

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  137. I'd love the file too! Jakfrostwife@aol.com

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  138. Great idea i'd love the file please sales@logonfires.co.uk thanks x

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  139. I'd love the file please sales@logonfires.co.uk this is a great idea would make a great photo mini album

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  140. I'd love the file please sales@logonfires.co.uk this is a great idea would make a great photo mini album

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  141. Just adorable! I would appreciate if you would share this file with me. Thanks in advance!
    Sandy
    craftywench29@comcast.net

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  142. This recipe album is adorable...I'd love the cut file if you still have it handy.
    katydidbitz@gmail.com

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  143. If still available would love the cut file. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    Toni
    tntmcgowan@comcast.net

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  145. Hello!! I would love to have the file too. Thank you! n.debby@gmail.com

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  146. Has anyone been sent the file for this?

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  147. I would love fhis file. Beautiful project my email is doverafb1962@gnmail.com

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  148. I would love fhis file. Beautiful project my email is doverafb1962@gnmail.com

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  149. This is a great little book...love the size and pockets. Would love the cutting file please. Email is minamee35@gmail.com. thanks

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  150. Do you still have this file to share? I'd love it. Thank you.

    Kovmonkeysmom@aol.com

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  151. I would like the file for the small cookbook, Please. d.kportz@yahoo.com Thank You.

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