Sharing Recipes

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If you like to eat (and cook when you’re in the mood), like me, then sharing recipes is a critical part of learning and building the collection of menu possibilities for your kitchen. I usually find recipes online or in cookbooks or magazines, but sometimes you may be out and about and a friend has introduced you to something fresh and new for your kitchen. Perhaps, it’s you who has introduced a new recipe for someone and they are dying to know all the secrets. Well, I created this recipe share card to surprise that special friend who has taken interest in your dish. Share it with them and they’ll be elated, not only to get the recipe in a cute keepsake type of way, but also that you remembered to share your kitchen secrets!

  1. Trim the patterned paper to about 4″ x 5.25″, then trim the top part off using pinking shears.
  2. Trim top part off of glassine bag with pinking shears, then stitch it to patterned paper front.
  3. Add stitching around patterned paper. Adhere to kraft A2 card front.
  4. Die cut circle. Stamp images.
  5. Paper piece apron image using patterned paper. Then, embellish apron with trim and pearls.
  6. Die cut scalloped circle and mat with circle.
  7. Add scalloped decorative trim. Then, add twill tape and finish off with button and twine.
  8. Adhere scalloped circled focal point with foam adhesive.
  9. On computer, type recipe and print.
  10. Die cut recipe card. Add recipe title strip and insert into glassine bag.

 

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This card is simple to create. Once you have created the recipe card template in your word processing document, it’s easy to update it with future recipes. Simply, adjust your margins in the word processing document to he a bit smaller than the die measurements and your text should fit comfortably within the die.

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Pinking shears are great for fabrics, but they’re also perfect for paper! I have two pair; one for paper and the other for fabric so that I get a longer life out of each of them to maintain their sharpness.

By adding the recipe title cardstock strip on a contrasting cardstock color, it makes the recipe card pop and the recipe easier to locate and read.

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The recipe card was die cut with Papertrey Ink’s button card die. Remember, dies can have more than one use for them and this die size worked perfectly for a recipe card to fit in the 2.75″ x 4.125″ glassine bag without making any cutting adjustments. When die cutting after you have printed the material, use removable tape to secure the die in its proper place.

Please note: The recipe shown above is just a sample and not a “real” recipe, so please don’t copy it or try to make it! πŸ™‚

Thanks for visiting today! I hope to see you tomorrow for a new video! Have a great Tuesday!!

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  • Sarah Martina - You’re just crafting like it’s 1999 lately, aren’t you? This is SO SWEET!!!ReplyCancel

  • Bernie Thomas - What a great way to share a recipe! Playing catch up today. Loved your sweet 16 card and your video is fantastic. Just got a Cuttlebug for my B-day, I’m looking forward to making treat bags.
    Hope you are feeling better today. Allergies are no fun.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Alicia - Super cute way to share a recipe!ReplyCancel

  • SueB - Yowie! Gorgeous. I almost thought about printing off the recipe until I read the entire post!! :0(ReplyCancel

  • Susan Beauchaine - Awesome, Ashley! It made me think, that would be a great idea for a Christmas Card. Especially if you were giving a homemade treat! Include the recipe! Soooo cute!
    You are BRILLIANT!
    SusanReplyCancel

  • Janet Khoo - lovely..idea…it’s a great card..thanks for sharing AshleyReplyCancel

  • Gabby - OMGOSH! Ignore my pm! Geez! When I always read every word of your post, how could I have overlooked this line: “Please note: The recipe shown above is just a sample and not a β€œreal” recipe, so please don’t copy it or try to make it!” Sorry! πŸ™

    I like this card! What a perfect way to present a recipe. The glassine envelope looks terrific. I like the papers, lace and stitching. Your paper-pieced apron is cute, too. I will definitely be casing this basic idea, I use to cater and I still sometimes receive recipe requests. Thanks for sharing this neat card. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Smita - Sigh!! How is it that every card you make is awesome-r than the other?? πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

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