Cinch Kit: Recipe Book

One of the many things I love about We R Memory Keepers is that they really try to make creating convenient for crafters. One perfect example of this is the new Cinch Kits. These kits contain everything you need to make awesome mini books, calendars, gifts, and more. All you need to do is add your photos, and your favorite papers and embellishments and you’re good to go.

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I used the Recipe Book Cinch Kit to create this mini book with some of our favorite recipes. It was so easy since the kit came with all the pre-cut chipboard (tabs included), recipe cards, tab stickers, and perfectly sized binding wire (no need to cut). Plus assembly instructions were included so I knew exactly how to put this together.

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All I had to do was print and add my photos, cover the chipboard with some textured cardstock, add some scraps of paper, some washi tape, label stickers, and embellish my cover.

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I printed the recipes directly onto the recipe cards using my printer and computer. I just had to cut and paste the text since I store most of my recipes on my Pinterest board.

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And I simply printed the photos I found with my recipes online. Easy peasy!


Recipe Book Cinch Kit
The Cinch
Country Livin Paper Pack
Country Livin Chipboard Alphabet
Washi Tape Multi Color Pack
Washi Tape–Butter, Pomegranate, Hazelnut

Recipe Card Cinch Book

Most of my recipes are printed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper and stored in sheet protectors in a binder.  But sometimes friends will share their recipes with me on 3×5 or 5×7 cards.  I don’t really have a good place to keep these, so they end up scattered on my recipe book shelf in between my books or falling out of my binder front pocket.  Until now, that is.  I created this nifty little cinch book to keep my loose recipe cards organized and safe.

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I trimmed my 8×8 chipboard to 6×8 to fit up to 5×7 cards, and decorated the covers with papers and stickers from the Country Livin’ collection.  I added cardstock pages with pockets punched with my Raindrop 2 Edge Punch, and I used the File Tab Punch, Tab Labels, and Tab Stickers to mark my categories.

Here are the inside pages:

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I bound my book with The Cinch at the top so I can prop it up on the counter when I’m cooking.  No more mess on my recipe book shelf!  I may even make another one of these for a friend’s birthday.



The Cinch
8×8 Chipboard
Gold .75 inch Binding Wire
Raindrop 2 Edge Punch
File Tab Punch
File Tab Stickers
Tab Labels–Typewriter Black
Washi Tape–Pomegranate
Country Livin’ Paper Pack

Guest Designer Michelle Stokes


Hi everyone, I’m Michelle from Australia. I’m a mum to 1 little lady and generally a pocket page scrapper. I was super excited to have been asked to be a guest designer for We R Memory Keepers, showcasing the Country Livin’ range, but as we live in a large city, I don’t have any photos that match the Country theme. So instead I have drawn inspiration from the products themselves and scrapped some photos of my little girl.


Every morning when Leila wakes up, the first thing she says (after good morning) is Light ON! So I thought the embossed tag ‘Light on’ would work perfect with the photos I took of her a few weeks back. 

For the base of the layout I’ve used the Reverse side of the Sunday best paper and cut it down to 8.5×11″. I scrap this size more than 12×12 as I find I can fill the page up easier and there’s less empty space.

I then selected 3 photos to use and printed them out at 2×3″ size. I sanded the edges to give them a rough white border. I stuck the photos onto a piece of Corn yellow cardstock (approx 3.1×5.9″) after I had distressed the edges of that with a pair of blunt scissors. The middle photo is popped up on an angle with some foam tape.

To add some more colour and layers under the photos, I cut the ‘heart’ journalling card from the ‘Town paper’ and a 4×6″ piece from the ‘Picnic Table’ paper. I’ve stapled these to the page along the edges once I was happy with the layout. The entire photo mat is stuck down on top of these with foam tape to add some dimension to the page.



The banners to the right of the photo are strips from the ‘Southern Drawl’ paper which I’ve used as a base for some stamping. The arrow banner is popped up with foam tape.


I’ve slipped the ‘Light on’ embossed tag plus 2 white paper doilies underneath the layers, and added some of the embossed stickers to finish it all off.


I really enjoyed using this range, it was a step outside my usual colour palette but the end result is one I will love for many years to come.

Michelle Stokes

Guest Designer Aimee Kid


Hello! I am Aimee Kidd and I am so very excited to have been chosen to be one of the guest designers for We R Memory Keepers. And I was even more excited that I got to work with the Country Livin’ collection because it is just gorgeous! I mean seriously, look at those colors! Yummy!!

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For my project I wanted to make a layout documenting something that has recently transpired in my family’s life. We moved from a home that we’ve lived in for the past 11 1/2 years. It’s been a great home and none of us knew how special it was until the last few days and minutes. Lots of tears were shed but now we are looking forward to being in our new house and making it “home”. This collection was perfect to document this event with all of the family and home sentiments of it.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Guest Designer Lauren Taylor


Hi. My name is Lauren and I’m excited to be the guest designer on We R Memory Keepers blog.

I created a few layouts that I wanted to share with you.


For the first two pages I used the Honey Bee paper and the Coffee card stock as my bases for my double layout from the Country Livin’ collection.

I really like the design on the back of Scallop Stripes of the subway art style so I cut two pieces at 3 ¼” x 12″. I chose random sections in the page because I didn’t want to cut off any words. I glued these down 1/2″ from the bottom of both of the pages.


Next I cut out my photo mats; the first two on the first page are using the Ledger paper as well as the Scallop Stripes paper. These are cut 5-1/4 x 3-1/4″, then I rounded the edges, and adhered the first about a 1/2″ from the top and 1-1/4″ from the right side of the page.  The second mat is glued about a 1/2″ below the first photo mat and 1-1/4″ from the right side of the page.

The photo mat on the right side is measured 6-1/4 x 4-1/4″, I rounded the edges and glued it down 1-1/4″ from the left side and 1″ from the top.

For the journaling piece I cut out a 5 x 2-3/4″ piece from the ledger paper. I cut around a rectangle design on the paper so the measurements are approximate. I glued this piece 2″ from the bottom and 1- 1/4″ from the left side.

I really liked the Welcome tag and wanted it to be the first thing you would see on the left page for an embellishment. I used pop dots and adhered it to the upper left corner of my page. I didn’t use measurements to place it; I just centered it between my photo mat, journaling and the edges of the paper.

Also, I really like the Ya’ll tag and I wanted to use the border of the tag as a photo border. I glued down only the edges of the left, right and bottom of the border piece so I could slide in a picture later. I placed it 1/2″ from the right and 4″ from the bottom of the page.

Using the center of that Ya’ll tag, I used pop dots and placed it 3 ½” from the left and 1/4″ from the bottom of the page. Make sure you don’t put a pop dot beneath the upper left-hand corner so you can still put a picture underneath the tag.


I had so much fun using this product, so I created another layout as a bonus. Thanks for stopping by.