Monday, October 20, 2008

Recipe Box

For the October release, Nichole designed a really neat recipe set along with recipe cards that will fit in the PTI egg boxes. I just love all the details in this set down to the stamps for the edges of the recipe cards.

Our kitchen is in bad need of paint, but the inspiration for my recipe box came from my red Kitchen Aid mixer. I like the retro feel. So I decided to paint my box red and white. I painted the entire lid red and then, I masked stripes on the box and painted the red stripes. I love how the stripes turned out. Very easy to do and you just have to wait for the paint to dry.

I stamped the label on white cardstock with pure poppy ink and added the title in black ink. Then, I matted it with pure poppy cardstock. I attached it to my egg box with some large silver brads.

I wanted my section dividers to be something easy to create. So I cut some pieces of pure poppy cardstock the same size as the recipe cards. I rounded the corners with a corner rounder. Then, I stamped the labels on white cardstock and punched them out with a circle punch. I stacked the dividers so I could see where each label would land and made sure they were not too tall for my recipe box. I made one extra divider to put in the back where I could store the blank recipe cards.

The custom recipe cards that Nichole designed are so nice. They are lined on both sides and have a section on the left where you can stamp. The set comes with four stamps that fit perfectly. And the Ingredients, Instructions, Temperature, etc are stamps that come with the set so you don't have to try to squish the ingredient list in a small area. Just list the ingredients and then stamp the instructions.

I can't see what everyone starts creating with this set. There are so many possibilities. If you haven't already, be sure to check out all the things in the gallery that the design team created with this set.

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Recipe
Stamps: Recipe Box, Recipe Box Label (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: white, pure poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: pure poppy (Papertrey Ink), noir (Palette)
Accents: silver brads
Tools: red paint (Making Memories), tape, paint brush, circle punch, corner rounder
Other: recipe cards, egg box (Papertrey Ink)

11 comments:

cadnileb said...

Super cute! Love the red and white!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Your killing me here Nikki. i just placed 2 large orders with PT. How did I miss this? Did it just come out? I am such a recipe hoarder, that this idea is perfect for me. Love your poppy, retro feel. I just received some of the lovely poppy and other new colors of CS!! Love this Nikki...

Tiffany said...

WOW! This looks so professional! FANTASTIC!!!!

Kerry J. said...

This is awesome!! Love those stripes - reminds me of a cafe!! Can't wait to get mine!

Kimberly said...

fantastic! I want a red Kitchen Aid SO bad!!!! :)
The box is really gorgeous, Niki!!

Gina said...

ohh I love this! I want to redo my kitchen in red.

MEMORY ARTIST said...

Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!! That is wonderful!

Lacey Stephens said...

This totally rocks! I LOVE the red strips...this would go PERFECT in my kitchen!! What did you paint the box with?
I bet this would make an awesome gift to a newlywed! Thanks for sharing.
~Lacey Stephens

Monica said...

Niki,
Your recipe Box turned out sooo cute! GREAT job!

~Monica~

Lacey said...

Your box was my inspiration for the PTI blog hop...Thank you!!
http://handstampedbylacey.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/10/pti-blog-hop.html
~Lacey

Giulia said...

Great project!