Ok, well, that chipboard set is out
I just got my stamps out to size them up on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and it looks like I can only go as small as 7 x 10.5 so I would need the book to be 8.5 x 11 in order for the pages to work. I have the tab punch and I will use that on the recipe cards but I liked, on that book, that the tabs were part of the board. I don't know if I can do that myself.
Thank you for what you said about the ring clips because that was my concern. It looks nice but does seem like it would be rather floppy. Looks like it is going to go into a 3 ring binder after all, huh?
Hopefully I will be able to find a nice one that I can work with
wish me luck and thanks so much for responding to my questions!!!