Sunday, July 13, 2008

Recipe Box Class

This weekend was the first of two Recipe Box Classes using the Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper and the Tart & Tangy stamp set from the Occasions Mini. I knew I wanted to offer this as a summer class and that the products would be unavailable in July and August, so I just did some preplanning and preordering.

The class included either a small or large sized tin, six recipe (or card) dividers, seven cards, the Summer Picnic paper, and the Tart & Tangy stamp set (optional).

I took the photos before I added ribbon to my tin and sentiments to my cards. I plan to put some ribbon around the black handle of the recipe tin. The cards are all sentiment free, so people could use them as a blank set of cards or personalize them. I put out several sentiment sets and a container of random sentiments for class members to choose from.

Their final products turned out great! I can't wait for the next class.

Here's the tin, unembellished. The tin title choices were "Favorite Recipes," "Wonderful Recipes," or "Cards." The recipe divider cards were made with the From the Kitchen stamp set. I thought they turned out so cute!
I saw that there is a new Spellbinders Apron die cut available. As soon as I saw it, I thought it would be fun to create an apron card to go with this recipe tin, especially if it were being used as a gift. I used my Coluzzle to cut out the sides of the card in the shape of an apron. I saw another apron card on Splitcoast where someone had used the jumbo eyelets to attache the ribbon. I thought that was clever and used that idea here.

Edited to Add: This card does NOT use the apron diecut from Spellbinders. That's just what inspired the idea of an apron card. If you want to purchase the Spellbinders Apron die cut, you can buy it HERE. Sorry for the confusion!Here are the cards we made. I realized that I really prefer cards with sentiments, so I'll probably go back and add sentiments once my other class is over (that's not until late in August).

This was such a fun class. I think everyone enjoyed making their projects. I think these would make great gifts. One gal was even going to a wedding shower with a recipe/cooking theme the next day. How convenient is that?

{Recipe Box & Cards recipe}
Tart & Tangy, From the Kitchen, Wonderful Favorites, Pure & Simple Alphabet Lower
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Kraft, Conqueror White (card bases), Summer Picnic DSP
Accessories: SU! markers, jumbo eyelets, circle punches, scallop circle punch, 1/4" red grosgrain ribbon, 5/8" old olive ribbon, chocolate chip twill ribbon, kraft taffeta ribbon, scallop scissors (obviously made before the AWESOME *new* SU! scalloped edge punch), tins from Provo craft, Coluzzle, red brads, paper piercer

To run the class more smoothly, I created a handout with cutting instructions (everyone had to cut their own patterned paper) and photos. It's probably not much use to most of you now, since you can't offer this class anymore (unless you're all stocked up on Summer Picnic paper), but if you'd like the handout, just email me (, and I'd be happy to send it to you (it's a Word doc).


Karen said...

How adorable is that apron card!? So cute. Might have to hunt down that die cut!

Anonymous said...

Loveeeee all the projects you made for this class!!! Where did you find the Apron Nestibilities? It's so cool!!

Pamela Smerker said...

WOWZA everything here is so adorable! The recipe box is a brilliant idea! love it!!

LeAnne said...

Kim, these projects are just adorable. I would love the Word document. Even if I didn't use it with this paper, I could adapt!

Mommy Shar said...

Very cute.. I love it!! I am in the process of creating a similar recipe box/card class and am looking at yours for inspiration. Could I see your word document? If so please send it to me at Thanks in advance, you are super talented!

Kelli in Kentucky said...

Wow all your projects are awesome!!
This has to be one of my favorites sets from SU. I would also like the Word document. My e-mail is Thanks!!

Ashley said...

Ok...LOVE that recipe box! So cute! I've been wondering what fabulous creation I can make with that stamp set....this is SO GREAT! Love it!!!

Lynn said...

Wow, what fabulous projects! I love the recipe box and the apron card is so adorable!

Silke said...

OMG - these projects are all awesome!!! Love each and everyone!!! I have this set too, but for some reason I have not inked it up yet....I better get started - LOL!!!

doverdi said...

Your projects you made for this class are just stunning. Wish I lived closer as I definately would have taken. TFS!