This apron mini album is a great gift idea for Mother's Day, to celebrate your favorite cook, or to store recipes in yourself in a cute and clever way. I used my Bind-It-All to bind mine, but I am sure you can bind it in many other ways as well.
There are several websites for the apron template. The one I used is actually no longer a working link, but this apron template is very similar and will work just fine.
To start, cut out two aprons from cardboard or chipboard. Also cut out four pieces (two coordinating papers) of scrapbook paper.
Glue a piece of ribbon approximately 18 inches long across the front near the middle of what you plan to use as your front cover.
Adhere one piece of scrapbook paper to each side of the chipboard.
Add another ribbon up near the top to form a loop. Sew in place. I also sewed all around the edge of the front cover.
Embellish with cooking embellishments. I also sewed a piece of eyelet lace across the middle.
Cut 5 (or however many pages you want) more aprons for your book out of solid cardstock.
Cut contrasting scrapbooking cardstocks to fit across the bottom half of each page. Apply adhesive to three sides (two sides and the bottom), leaving the top open to create a little pocket.
Punch holes on the left hand side of the book with your Bind-It-All or similar type of bookbinding. There are several different colors of owires you can use with the Bind-It-All. I love the red ones and thought they were perfect for this project.
Cut recipe cards to fit the pockets. These end up being fairly small, but you can still include short and easy recipes on them. Add ribbons and paper on top to create tabs/tags. Embellish with cooking and kitchen themed embellishments.
You can use clip art, collage sheet images, stickers, etc.
Here is the back of it when it is all tied up.