Monday, August 1, 2011

Recipe Box

Awhile back, my sister hinted about wanting a recipe box, so for her birthday, I made her one. Thanks to my friend Michele, I was able to borrow Papertrey Ink's Recipe Box stamp set, and I am so thrilled with the results. I also used PTI's Friendship Jar Fillers to make a tag for the front, along with the Tag Sale #4 die.

The interior divider cards are cut from cardstock and patterened paper, but I used the Limitless Layers dies as well. For the recipe cards, I used ruled 4x6" index cards which I stamped using the Recipe Box stamp set as well. Her kitchen is done in black, white and bright green, with lots of damask prints so I chose patterned paper to coordinate. The tin itself was plain white, and metal. I got it at Michael's awhile back and used spray craft adhesive to adhere the patterned paper to the inside and outside.

I gave it to her yesterday and she was THRILLED. I just love when homemade gifts are well received! :)

Here are some pics!














Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Recipe Box, Recipe Box Label, Friendship Jar Filler
Paper: Stampers Select White, Simply Chartreuse, Patterned Paper from Michael's
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tea Dye Duo
Dies: Tag Sale #4, Limitless Layers 1.75"
Other: Simply Chartruese Dot, True Black Grosgrain, and other miscellaneous ribbons, Copic Markers, Elmers Spray Adhesive, 1.75" circle punch, Simply Chartreuse Button, 4x6" ruled index cards

17 comments:

IamDerby said...

This turned out so NICE! I love the bigger sized recipe cards. Perfect!

Kara said...

this is so cool..love the color scheme and how you have used the utensil stamp from jar fillers!!

Leigh said...

Oh this is fabulous! I want one!

Joyce said...

This is absolutely stunning. I'm sure your sister will love it.

Stamper for fun said...

Very cool recipe box. I love the non traditional look.

**June**

Melissa said...

So stylish and beautiful! What a great gift, Audrey!!

Marybeth said...

Wow this is such a good idea, you did a beautiful job . What a wonderful gift!

Ted said...

I absolutely love this, Audrey! And how stupid do I feel for forgetting I have the FJ Fillers with the utensils. :P

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

What a labor of love! I'm sure your Sister will treasure this for years to come! :) Missed you at the get together this weekend.. Maybe you can come to a future one!

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is awesome, such a sweet and thoughtful gift!

Jen said...

Unreal. This is jawdroppingly gorgeous! Goosebumpy good!

Ann said...

Really elegant Audrey - love the colour scheme and all those ribbons. Delicious recipes to follow!

Kristen :-) said...

great job Audrey! :-) Love the colors!!

Deborah said...

absolutely gorgeous! - i love the dividers and the recipe cards.

Gina said...

Beautiful!!!! And I think I could live in your sister's kitchen! She's got my "dream kitchen" colors. This recipe box is so lovely!! What a beautiful gift. And now, apparently, I *need* those sets so I can start making gifts. :)

Barbara DeBose said...

Audrey this is soooo cute!!!

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! Your recipe box is gorgeous. Very classy. You can be sure your sister is going to love it. I am sure she will keep it on display in her kitchen. You outdid yourself with this one!!!!

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