Sunday afternoon for me means one thing – grocery shopping. I flip through my recipe books and recipe magazines and plot out what we are going to have each night. I jot down all the ingredients that I am lacking and then head off to battle the crowds at the grocery store. Upon my return, we all help to stow the groceries away and – every time – without fail – I forget which recipes I had picked for the week. This got me thinking – recipe bookmarks and – of course – a matching magnetic shopping list for the fridge.

“Necessity is the mother of invention” – or in this case – a mother saw the necessity of an invention.”


Here’s your crafting shopping list:

* One 12 x 12 sheet of Jillibean Soup kraft paper, cut up into 7 pieces measuring 4” x 2 7/8” and one piece measuring 4” x 9”
* One sheet of Brown Rice patterned paper by Jillibean Soup (Old World Cabbage Stew Collection), chop it up into 7 pieces measuring 2 ½” x 3 ½” and use the remaining to cover half a 4” circle (Shopping List topper)
* One sheet of Diced Tomatoes by Jillibean Soup, punched or cut into 8 2” circles
* One sheet of Head of Cabbage by Jillibean Soup, trimming out 8 birdhouses that look tasty to you
* One sheet of Old World Cabbage Stew cardstock stickers by Jillibean Soup (optional)
* 8 Jillibean Soup Kraft Circle Journaling Sprouts approximately 3” in diameter, in any flavour (i.e., red, black, brown, orange)
* 3 yards of brown twine
* 20 sheets of 8 ½ x 11 white paper for printing or photocopying
* One sheet of Vanilla Cream (Creams Collection) Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock (for stamping days), chopped into 7 or 8 5/8” x 2” strips. Round the corners (optional)
* One 4” coaster or 4” circle of stiff cardboard
* Days of the Week stamps from Jillibean-Soup (optional)
* Ink (I used Tsukineko’s Memento in Rich Cocoa)
* Bind-It-All and ½” black coil (contact your local scrapbooking store as they may provide this binding service)
* Small corner rounder (optional)
* Magnets (I used some made by Elmer’s that I found at Walmart in a package of 50)
* Glue Dots (I used Mini and Memory Book)
* Adhesive (I used 3M Quick Dry glue)
* Layering tape (I used 3L’s 3D Foam Squares)
* Other: sewing machine, brown thread (optional)



1. Attach the Brown Rice patterned paper to the kraft paper. Sew around the edge if you’d like.
2. Ink the edges of the Diced Tomotoes 2” circles. Glue them to the middle of the journaling sprout.
3. Stamp the days of the week onto the Vanilla Cream cardstock on the smoother side.
4. Glue the day of the week to the circle. Attach a hand-cut birdhouse with layering tape.
5. Tie a small bow with the twine and attach with a Glue Dot.
6. Attach the journaling sprout to the base of the bookmark by placing a strip of layering tape near the top of the bookmark base. This allows the page of the recipe book to slide between the journaling sprout and the bookmark body.

Magnetic Shopping List:


1. Print off approximately 20 sheets of the Shopping List. In order to save ink, use the “Draft” option during the printing process if possible. Using a paper trimmer, cut each section to approximately 3 ¾” wide.
2. Using a Bind-It-All, punch the holes into the top of the Shopping List and the 4” x 9” piece of kraft paper.
3. Trim the 4” coaster or cardboard so that it measures 2 ¼” wide. Using the remainder of your Brown Rice patterned paper, trace a piece that will cover the trimmed coaster, hand cut and glue it to the coaster. Decorate with your remaining journaling sprout, 2” circle of Diced Tomatoes, a bird house, a brown twine bow and the Old World Cabbage Stew cardstock sticker, “Remember”. You can also create your own hand written or stamped sentiment there instead. Trim the excess. Punch holes using the Bind-It-All.

4. Bind the topper to the kraft backing sheet and stack of Shopping Lists.

5. Attach 3-4 magnets to the back using Memory Book Glue Dots.

And voila! You will remember what you are cooking all week!

Article by: Sarah Hodgkinson