The trouble I have with recipe files is that there's no place to put them that doesn't get in my way eventually. One solution, a recipe file that goes in a book box, which will sit on a bookcase with the rest of my cookbooks. I painted the "pages" gold and covered the outside with cloth (with mod podge). The back cover is actually a stand (ribbon unfolds). The lettering is from Cricut's Lyrical Letters and the pot holder is from From My Kitchen, but they could also be handpainted or collaged.
When I make the next one I will make the holes for the rings further from the edges to they can't fall off the sides. The way these are now, it reminds me of straps that never stay on my shoulders.