Thursday, 20 December 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day #3 Recipe Card

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers December Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Ivy & Blossoms Featured December 18
Oh Beans Featured December 19
Recipe Card Featured December 20
Kilt Fun Featured December 21

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on December 22, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST (12AM ATL) on Friday December 21, 2012.

WOW can you believe it is December already? All of us here at Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co want to wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas! It is time for our December Blog hop and we Scotts some great deals and stamp sets for you this month. 

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is called " You've Got Style".

Today's set is called "Recipe Card".

This was another fun set to work with.  The obvious choice was to make some recipe cards with this set, and so I decided to make a recipe card book out of shipping tags which I can use as another Christmas gift:

I decided to use some Basic Grey Basics packs for to use for the part to write the recipes on, and since I knew not much pattern would be showing I chose a 6x6 pack with lots of smaller patterns.  Once made that decision I decided on which patterns I wanted to use and the number of tags to make.  Everything was trimmed down and inked with light brown ink.  

Once I layered my papers I stamped each of the tags with "Recipe" at the top, along with a category and a small image.  The back of each panel was layered with the same papers as on the front, and the "yum yum" sentiment stamped into the bottom corner.  There is lots of space to write a recipe!  The images I have included here are quite small, but if you click on one it will enlarge.

For the final two tags I used the mini "Recipe Completer" set.

Once my recipe card tags were finished I had to make a cover for the mini book.  I layered more patterns on either side of another tag and stamped some of the larger images.  I stamped sentiments on scraps of the basic patterns, banner cut the ends and adhered with foam tape.  Some rhinestones were placed as if sprinkled over the top.   I also added "To" on the front where I could write the recipient's name, and "From" on the other side where I could sign and maybe write a small note.

I put the tags on a binder ring and added some ribbon and twine to finish it off.

This set is great for recipe cards and would help you make a great gift for someone moving out on their own for the first time, or maybe someone you would just like to share some recipes with.  But, you don't have to just make recipe cards with this set, you could make thank you cards, birthday cards, and maybe even gift tags for some baking that you might give as a gift.  This is a great set!

You can see how much I have enjoyed this set so far, but this isn't the only amazing set this month.     Why not go to Mark's Finest Paper's Store and have a closer look at what is being offered this month!

Oh, and this is a blog hop after all so don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT has come up with!  The main blog has lots of inspiration as well.  Happy Hopping!  :)

I used the following supplies on my projects:

Card Stock:  Ranger Manila Tags, Basic Grey  Basic White 6x6 pad, Basic Grey Basic Kraft 6x6 pad, Lilybee Design Harvest Market 6x6 Tiny Tablet.

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers Recipe Card Starters, Recipe Completer

Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy brown

Embellishments:  Scrappin' Supplies rhinestones, May Arts Jute Twine, red ribbon from stash, binder ring from dollar store.

Adhesive: Scotch ATG

Tools:  Paper trimmer, Ranger blending tool.


marg0006 said...

I like that you added patterned paper and sentiments

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Awesome! Love this idea!

Vicky Gould said...

Awesome project, Cathy!!! Love your choice of designer papers!

Janine said...

Lovely idea - nice colours etc.

Kate said...

Great project! Love the papers. It's the perfect way to keep track of recipes.

Pam said...

What a fabulous gift someone is going to get!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your recipe book is so cute!

Pat Garvin said...

Awesome Papers. Great looking recipe cards.

Lois said...

How very, very clever! I love it!

Jane said...

I love the idea of tags for the cards! Yours are darling.

stamping sue said...

Very clever to make a tag book of recipes!
stamping sue

Ravladd said...

I love your tag mini, very cute :)

Pam said...

This is such a darling recipe tag book! I just love this stamp set! Thanks for the chance to play along!

Ravengirl said...

What a sweet recipe book! I like the idea of using shipping tags and I love how you added the yum, yum sentiment from the mini set!

Kathy Bradley said...

What a cute recipe tag book - and it would make a fun gift! And, your cover is adorable as well!!

Gail said...

A very nice and cool clever projects - what a great gift - you were busy with that recipe tag book - looks lovely! Enjoy your day and thanks for being in the hop! Gail
utb01 @ (att) dot net

Winnie and Patty said...

What a cute recipe card project Cathy! I would never have thought to use tags for the cards! Very creative! TFS

Angie said...

Amazing book!!! Very clever using tags for your recipe cards!!!! Awesome project!

wannabcre8tive said...

Very cute, Cathy. A great idea.

MariLynn said...

Love your little recipe project. The papers that you used look amazing. AWESOME job!!

Debbie Moran said...

WOW what great recipe cards. I love how you packaged them. Great work.