Sunday, November 1, 2009

Recipe Cards

*I added an additional photo at the bottom of this post*



Okay, so here's something I haven't done before....4 x 6 recipe cards! Over the summer I got into watching Rachel Ray....man, that girl is awesome! She makes everything looks SOOO easy, and hey, her recipes are YUMMY! Have to say...I like to cook a whole lot more than I used to ever since I started watching her show. Anyway, I thought I'd make some paper-crafted cards for my recipe organizer.



On this first card, I used my JustRite Recipe Borders & Centers for the fruits and veggies sentiment, and my JustRite Autumn Blessings set for the apple basket. I added some mini flower rhinestones to the fruits & veggies sentiment with a small dot of Diamond Glaze.

Here's the other recipe card for some yummy veggie dumpling soup. Again, I used my JustRite Recipe Borders & Centers set. This card is two-sided so there's also a picture of the back of the card.





Notice the calories on the cards?....I calculated those. That's one thing I wish they'd provide on the RR web site....but they don't. Just in case you'd like to see the actual recipes from RR, here are the links:

Applesauce
Veggie Dumpling Soup

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Connie made a good point about not wanting to get anything on the cards while cooking. Guess what, Connie?...I'm a MESSY cook, too! I use a recipe organizer to store my recipes.



It's a two-ring binder with clear plastic card protectors where I can fit two cards per sheet. If I get anything on them while cooking, I can just wipe them off. They're clear on the back side as well, so if I have a two-sided recipe card I can just flip the clear sheet and see the back.


LOL, you can see in the photo my old way of storing recipes, which was to copy photos and tape a recipe to a 4x6 index card. I'm thinking the paper-crafted and stamped version looks TONS better.
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Have a GREAT day!




SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: JustRite Autumn Blessings, JustRite Recipe Borders & Centers
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, Bella Rose DP, PTI Select White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Cocoa
Accessories: Ribbon, Mini Flower Rhinestones, Diamond Glaze, Corner Rounder, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol

30 comments:

chercroppin said...

Good morning Denise...I too am a huge RR fan, have been since her start on FN. I have (almost) all of her cookbooks, and used to hate to cook until I watched her show, so I totally know what you mean!

These recipe cards ROCK! Over the last coupla years, I've been working on a 8 1/2 x 11 recipe book for my daughter, but I might have to try these out, they're darling and I'm liking the smaller-scale. That basket of apples is just adorable...you did an awesome job on these Denise!

Happy Sunday : )

mochamama said...

These are awesome Denise! They almost make cooking look fun, hehehe

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a fun and useful concept making your own recipe cards! It sure beats the 3 spiral dog-eared notebooks I have for years of hand-written recipes:) Awesome!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Really clever idea, Denise, and the coloring on your apple basket is wonderful. I have a niece getting married next year, this would be a fun idea for a gift. I even have her grandmother's recipe box that I could put put a bunch of these in...thanks for the inspiration!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy guacamole! These are simply FABULOUS Denise! I LOVE the gingham dp you used and the layout with the type of recipe in the circle is AMAZING! LOVE your rockin' coloring too!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Girl, these turned out GREAT! Wowzers! Hope you'll continue making them!!

Barbara said...

Just perfect, Denise! I have those stamps and keep meaning to do this very thing. Someday ;-)

Connie M. said...

These are just so beautiful, Denise!! I am a really messy cook though...I tend to get all my recipe cards all spotty...I would have to be extra careful it they all looked like this! WOW!! :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful, Denise! Love the soft coloring on your image and the gingham background!

Gabriela said...

These are stunning and will surely become treausured family heirlooms. Your family is so blessed to have you! And you calculated the calories per serving to boot? Holy cow!

Renée said...

Wow, these are awesome recipe cards, Denise!

Michelle said...

These are simply wonderful! I have long collected recipe stamps thinking I would make a collection of 4 x 6 cards...maybe even get some friends in on a monthly swap? As you know, it hasn't happened! LOL! You're a girl after my own heart. I just love 'em!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is GORGEOUS Denise! WOW! I always admire stuff like this because I love to cook, but this is seriously one of the CUTEST recipe card ideas I've ever seen! And your coloring on those apples...WOWZA! I have that set, too-LOVE it!

Kathy H said...

Great idea...TFS... I love recipe cards, and your's are so pretty!!!

Connie M. said...

What a fab storage idea, Denise!! I will have to find me one of those! So glad to know I am not the only messy cook! LOL!! Thanks for the edit! :)

BTW...just saw your family picture...what a good looking family you have! :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow.Denise....this is such a fabulous system....how cool and practical

Joan Ervin said...

What an awesome project, Denise....how fun to decorate your favorite recipe cards!!! I am in a cooking slump so maybe I need to watch RR and gussy up my recipe cards, too!! Or, better yet...I'll send you my box of recipes and you can decorate them for me...remember to add a little orange...LOL!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

I'm loving these recipe cards! The gingham background paper is SO perfect for them. Wonderful project!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh great recipe cards, and I like that you put the calories on them. Great job.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

These are super darling Denise!!

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Jerri Kay said...

Totally adorable Denise, love your recipe cards!

Terri said...

This is absolutely darling, Denise and oh how I WISH my recipes were this cute and organized. You should see my mess of recipes!

Silke Ledlow said...

Denise - your recipe cards are awesome - neat idea!!! Love the added bling :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Wendy said...

How awesome, Denise! I love this idea!!! Your coloring is fantastic as always! TFS :)

Lynn said...

What a fantastic recipe card! I wish mine looked this pretty!

Debby said...

This is fabulous! You have totally inspired me and what a great recipe! Thanks for calculating calories. I do that all the time and this time you did it for me! Love your blog.

Leslie Miller said...

This makes your recipe book look so pretty! I love it!

menu planning said...

I love those cards they look incredible!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Denise!!!!! Wonderful design, colours and gorgeous colouring (I must sound like a broken record!!). Also love the protectors - you certainly wouldn't want anything to ruin these gorgeous recipe cards!!