Friday, January 23, 2009

Stamp Something Challenge-Recipe cards

Good morning! The theme for this weeks Stamp Something Challenge is Recipe Somethings. Any type of recipe project. I've actually been working on mine for a while, so it worked out perfectly that this was the challenge this week. I still need to find a box though.
I loved this stamp set From the Kitchen of from SU, but I didn't like the recipe cards. There was hardly any room to write. Out of all of the recipes I wrote down, only two of them would fit on one card. I didn't want multiple cards per recipe either, so this was my solution.
Just a piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/4 X 6 1/2. I created a word document and set the page size to that and just filled it with lines. Then I just folded it in half with the lines on the inside and then stamped the recipe card image on the front. I also made a few like this for really long recipes. Please excuse my chicken scratch rolleyes.
Same concept as the one above but this one measures 5 1/4 X 9 1/4. My original plan was to use the slit punch at the bottom of the cards so I could tuck in the flap and keep them from being bulky, but I kept forgetting to order the darn thing. So yesterday I pulled out my recipe cards (they've been just stacked up assembled for a while ) and they were perfectly flat, so I decided I didn't need the slit punch after all.

I still have a few more recipes to copy, so so far I don't have anything for the veggies or soups section...notice the desert stack is the thickest, lol. I don't really like to cook real food, but I'm all about deserts!

Now I just need a box to put them in. I'm having a hard time finding one I like. =)
-Stamps-From the Kitchen of, Boho Backgrounds
-Paper-So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Really Rust and Whisper White cardstock; Fall Flowers DSP
-Ink-So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Really Rust
-Accessories- Sewing machine and thread, On Board book basics, Chocolate, Celery, Bashful Blue and Purely Pomegranate ribbon.


Don't forget to head over to the Stamp Something Challenge blog to see what everyone else came up with!

15 comments:

Jo said...

These are fabulous Emily! I seem to have more recipes for desserts as well!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

These are just AWESOME Emily! Love the colors and the ribbon accents and how you made the paper long enough to fit recipes. I hate cards too, you can never fit all the info! This is very clever! :)

Erin... said...

These are fantastic Emily!! Love the bright fun colors and what a great way to make the writting space larger. I never have enough room!! Love them!

Lorie said...

These are wonderful Emily! How do you find the time! You are 'da bomb!

Lauren said...

I have to do this. You have done so much work on this - it looks awesome!

Kathy W said...

not only is this a great looking project, love how it folds open to add all the information for recipe!

Alex said...

WOW!! girl, these turned out fabulous!! Love all the colors, they are so bright and fun!! Just a great project, my friend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

~Q~ said...

What a super idea! I love it and it looks fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Anonymous said...

These recipe cards are great! I've been debating whether to do my own set lately and now I will! Thanks for the inspiration. Debra

Marcea said...

Wow, so much work has gone onto this project. I love everything about these wonderful cards. I hope you find a box soon that you like. Have a really great weekend hun
-x-

Cheryl said...

Emily what a wonderful way to keep track of your recipes. I have a great soup recipe if you would like it.

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

These are awesome. I wish I had the patience for a big project like that!

Corie said...

These are FANTASTIC

AUsome mom said...

Hi Emily! I've been following your blog for a while now and I just love your creations. This recipe idea is FAB! I love that you worked around your size issue so well. Great job! I'm anxious to see the final product once you find your box.

Welcome to My Loft! said...

Great project! Your samples are just fantastic and I love the solution you came up with for the fact that most recipes take a lot more room that just a small two-sided card.