Bon Appetit!

Today’s post is all about recipe cards. Early last year I requested a very talented lady to make me some food stamps so I could make recipe cards with them. She did a pretty good job. So I’ve used some of them for these four cute little recipe book bookmarks. The cardstock is a mix of SU! and PTI.



Idea Book

I liked Kristina Werner’s idea on a card sketchbook. The idea is to plan the layout of the card before you get into action to make one. Since cards are not the only craft I will be making, I decided to call my version an Idea Book, wherein I could make rough sketches of whatever project I plan to work on – cards, stationery, craft fair items, etc.

So here’s my version – Idea Book:

From another angle

And finally an overhead shot with a paperclip to keep it flat…


Less Is More…

As decided here is my second attempt at the TGIF venture. I figured instead of sticking to the regular sized card let me do something slightly different for this week. There are loads of everyday occasions where we need small notecards to say what we feel. So here’s my version of three of them with a variety of colour schemes, accents and sentiments.




Here’s a shot of all three.



Apart from my regular orders, I felt I needed to give my blog some more fodder; hence I’ve set myself a challenge to create a card or cards every weekend which for me here is Friday. I plan to try new techniques as well as give my own twist on cards by other crafters that catch my eye.

So here are two cards I made which are also for my colleague  – a wedding greeting card and a cute little card for her niece.

 I gave it a completely Asian look with red  and gold being traditional wedding colours. My colleague wanted a pocket/money holder kind of card. I used the Bold Damask stamp set from Inkadinkado, using versamark, embossed it with gold embossing powder and using a gold gel pen did a faux stitching and dots design on the inside. Since the front was already busy with red and gold I offset the greeting by using vellum cardstock and again embossing the greeting with gold embossing powder.


On the inside I used the same damask to match the front of the card and stamped it again in Real red from SU! on the envelope.

The second card I cased from loads of crafters on the net who’ve made similar cards with different flowers. I used Daisies.