Monday, August 25, 2008

August Blog Hop


Tonight is another Papertrey Blog Hop.

The challenge this month was to to alter a CD case into something other than it's original purpose.

This is what I came up with.


I started with one of the clear CD calender cases that Papertrey is now carrying, then I covered the front and spine with some 6x6 Guidelines patterened paper. When I was done with that I stamped the word RECIPE on the spine using the Simple Alphabet Set



To decorate the inside I cut out the letters with my Cuttlebug for the word RECIPES using the Cuttlebug Your Not The Boss Of Me alphabet and lightweight chipboard. I colored the letters with Colorbox pigment ink and then edged them with a brown pen. I finished the letters off by adding some Crystal Effects to give them some shine and dimension, then I glued them to the top of the inside back panel of the CD holder.
I typed and formatted the recipe on my computer then printed it out on some Papertrey Stampers Select White cardstock. After that I matted the printed recipe on some Dark Chocolate Cardstock and some more patterned paper from the Guidelines paper pack. I finished off the recipe card by stamping the cupcake and stars from the It's A Celebration Set with Dark Chocolate and Plum Pudding Ink and then finished off the cupcake with some purple stickles. The finished recipe card size is 4 5/8x 45/8. .

This is a picture showing how to store the recipes when the holder is closed. There is plenty of room to add more recipes too





Emilia and I made the cupcakes together this weekend. I got the recipe from an episode I saw on The Martha Stewart Show last week. Emilia is allergic to milk so this recipe was perfect for her and for anyone else that is allergic to eggs and nuts too. I use a similar recipe for Emilia's birthday cakes but wanted to give this one a try. Emilia and Rich really liked them. You should give them a try too.

Well that's it I hope you like what I came up with. If you have any questions feel free to ask and I will try and answer them. I look forward to seeing what the other gals have come up with tonight too. As always thanks for stopping by and have a great night.

25 comments:

Jak said...

how clever and no more mess on recipe cards.

travelingmama said...

I love this idea! It's great too because the recipe could stay inside and protected from inevitable spills!

Frogwoman said...

Cute idea. A great present to give a friend. I am forever getting stuff on my recipes.

Molly B said...

That is a great idea. I am always making a mess of my favorite recipes. And I always lose them in the mess of cooking. Thanks for sharing and great job. -Molly B

IamDerby said...

very unique idea! it turned out great

Chris said...

very cute...great idea for my kitchen!!!

KellyB said...

So cute! Great idea!

Karen from PA said...

I love this idea! I have piles of messy recipes. I will have to make one to match my kitchen.

Scrapping Julie said...

very clever. awesome job. the cupcake looks YUMMY!

Kimberly said...

Super idea!! LOVE this!!!!

Donelda said...

this really is a great idea!! I am always struggling to read my recipes but if they were on a cd case like this is would be much easier. Thanks for the inspiraiton!! Cool!! Love the blog hop!!

One Creative Life said...

I love this idea and it would look super cute on the counter!TFS-Erica

Lori said...

What a fantastic idea!

Radiogirl said...

Cute. Very good idea.

Kristie said...

this is a great idea! you can even close the lid to keep the cards clean. I love iT!!

Kristy said...

So pretty and it stands on it's own so it'd better than a cookbook. I could even see making a lot of recipe cards and changing them out. Neato!

Debbie Olson said...

Loveyour recipe stand--great job!!

Regan said...

great idea- no more mess!!!

Bridget said...

Cute idea..love the little cupcake on the actual card!! This would make a great gift to a baker!!

Deanna said...

Great idea love how u did the recipe card!

Niki Estes said...

Very cute!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

So, so cute!

Lisa H. said...

yummy! great project! I might just have to use this idea.

Verna said...

We must have been on the same wave length with our idea and our timing both. Very nice work!

Linda said...

You always come up with some cool ideas. It looks great as well as practical.