Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Customize your own Recipe Box

Have you been looking for the perfect recipe card holder and just can't find one? I have been! But now, Close to my Heart has the PERFECT one! It is a BLANK recipe box. We call it our My Creations Recipe/Photo Box. (Z1322 $6.95)

I made this one using our Cherry O kit (my favorite!). All I did was measure the sides and top and adhere the pattern paper, sponge all the edges. I did this with blush ink. I also sponged the title, stamp a little and TADA! The "recipe" in the title was created using my Lots of Dots (Z1261 $4.95) I also used the stamps from our new Cherry O workshop kit, Bowl of Cherries (G1008 $29.95 includes the paper I used too). This is a GREAT and inexpensive gift. You really use very little paper!

Inside I put our My Original's Sugar and Spice Card Kit (X8625 $12.95). These are recipe cards (32) and tabs (6) with stickers (3 sheets). These will be GREAT gifts for weddings, showers, mothers day etc. I am going to make a "masculine" one for my son. It's time he starts collecting recipes and cooking!

You can also use these to store photos you are working on or even a fashionable accessory for your desk. Just pick out some patterned paper and go! The choices are endless.

I have measured all the pieces for you so all you have to do is grab your paper, adhesive, stamp pad, sponge and you are ready.

You will need the following;
Top - 3 1/2 x 6 1/4
Side - 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 (you will need 2 of these)
Back - 4 1/2 x 6
Front - 4 1/2 x 6 (lay box on this sheet to trace the opening and then cut this piece out.
Inside Top - 3 1/2 x 6 1/4
Inside Flap - 2 1/4 x 6 1/4 (again trace the flap and cut just a little smaller to accommodate this piece.)
Outside Flap - 2 1/4 x 6 1/4
Title - 1 3/4 x 6 and 1 1/2 x 6
I used our Irresistibles Lots of Dots for the "recipe" title, chocolate ribbon (I layered 2 ribbons to give it a different look) and a sweet leaf button with chocolate waxy flax.
The adhesive that I used was our liquid adhesive. Memory bonding glue. I gave a generous amount around the edges and some crossed through the middle. Not too much that is ripples, but enough to get it to stick real well! I found this is better then Mono adhesive.

Need to order your recipe box? Give me a call or send me an email. I will be happy to help!

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