Thursday, December 20, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 3 - Recipe Card Starters

   December Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

                        Ivy and Blossoms Featured December 18
                                  Oh Beans Featured December 19
                    Recipe Card Starters 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 11 PM EST on Friday, December 21, 2012.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

" You've Got Style"

My first project using today's set, Recipe Card Starters, actually has no Scor-Pal tutorial.  I made it up as I went along.  I'll try to explain exactly what I did.  It's a little wallet with several of our favorite family recipes in it.  I actually used images from both today's set and the mini-set, called Recipe Completer.

The cover is a piece of cardstock cut 12" x 5".  I scored it at 3 1/2" from each end.  Then I scored it again every 1/2" between my first scored lines, folding both mountain and valley folds to make an accordian,  After printing out the recipes and cutting them to 3 1/2" x 4 7/8", I glued one recipe to the front of each fold, as seen on the side view below.

As you can see, I added small images from both sets to each of the recipe cards.

Before I put the cover on the front, I cut a piece of ribbon long enough to be able to tie it closed.  Applying some Scor-tape to the back of the ribbon allowed me to glue it in the folds also.  After the ribbon was secured, I attached the cover to the front.

One of the recipes in this little wallet is Pumpkin Bread, a recipe my aunt shared with us many years ago.  I have often given loaves of this scrumptious dessert as Christmas gifts.

I put a loaf of pumpkin bread in a clear bag along with a recipe card and closed the bag with a tag I made using several of the images from today's set as well as a holly sprig from MFP Holly Jolly Greetings.

Check out the rest of the team members' blogs and comment as often as you'd like.  Remember, the more you comment the greater the chance of winning a free set.   Patty P.Lois (that's me), Vicky, Jane C,  Debbie,  Pam,  Pat G,  Thrifty Stamper,  MariLynn,  Karen K,  Bonnie,  Kathy B,  Angela B,  Cathy CToni,  Sue W,  Kelli H,  Janine B,  Tammylee,  Janis L,  An'jenic,  Kate Z,  Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

Project 1
Stamps:  MFP Recipe Card Starters, Recipe Completer
Paper:  Bazzill 12" x 12" White, MFP Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories:  Copic markers, Ribbon

Project 2
Stamps:  MFP Recipe Card Starters, Recipe Completer, Holly Jolly Christmas
Paper:  MFP Cherry Slush, Snow Storm Smooth, Greener Green
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories:  Copic markers, Wilton Treat Bag, and a loaf of pumpkin bread


marg0006 said...

Such a great idea for a gift and love the coloring.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Janine said...

Very inventive - looks fun!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

That bread looks so yummy! Great idea with the recipe wallet too.

Vicky Gould said...

You always amaze me with your projects, Lois. How perfectly you used this cute set!!! Fabulous work!

Kate said...

Fantastic! Great gift idea.

Audrey Ann said...

So so creative Lois!! You've given this set a place to shine in your project - everyone will want it!! Beautifully done - hugs and blessings!

Pam said...

Fantastic work! I sure wish I was the recipient of that bread:)

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your projects are so cute!

Pat Garvin said...

Very creative!!!

Ravladd said...

How cool is that, love your projects :)

Jane said...

Really great projects Lois. I see a tutorial coming for that darling wallet. Beautiful work!!!

Pam said...

What wonderful projects! Love the recipe card folder! I'll say it again, This stamp set is great! It is so versatile. Thanks for the chance to play along!

Maria said...

love your project

MariLynn said...

Love the recipe wallet. I am going to have to copy your idea. I think pumpkin bread should be able to be sent in the mail!!!!

Ravengirl said...

What wonderful gift ideas Lois! Good on you for making your recipe wallet without a template. You are braver than I!

Kathy Bradley said...

What a wonderful recipe wallet - it would be perfect gift for family!! And, the bread looks quite yummy and certainly makes for an awesome Christmas gift!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these projects are soooo cute!!! Love them both. And your pumpkin bread looks delishish! (sp?) TFS

Gail said...

You are making me hungry! Love pumpkin bread - any type of specialty bread - hmmmm - your recipe book is adorable too - Enjoy your day and thanks for being in the hop! Gail
utb01 @ (att) dot net

Angie said...

Gorgeous!!! What a beautiful way to showcase this stamp set!!!! Terrific projects! Love the bread bag and tag!!!

Stampsnob said...

This might even entice me to go into the kitchen......Lis

Debbie Moran said...

Love your recipe cards. Great work.

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