A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Welcome To The Cocoa Cafe

Hey y'all! Happy Tuesday to ya! How is your week going? Mine is going pretty good so far. I hope all of you are enjoying your summer!

I am currently participating in a recipe swap and wanted to share my first recipe card set with you guys. This first recipe card set is way more intricate than my other 3 sets will be. I am working on those today, but I just had to go ahead and get this first one up because I haven't blogged in a few days. I spent 2 full days working on this first set. I have to make 12 of each card for the swap, so 12 of these bad boys. The main thing that took a lot of time was all the cutting and paper piecing. My Cricut and SCAL software definitely got a major workout! But it was so fun! 

This is a 2 sided recipe card. One side has a cute little 'cocoa cafe' and the recipe (which is for hot chocolate jars) is on the opposite side. For the 'cocoa cafe,' I used the cutest set of files from Treasure Box Designs. You can find that HERE if you'd like. You'll have to scroll down a bit to see.

"Cocoa Cafe" Recipe Cards

Supplies Used
Cardstock: The Paper Studio, Core'dinations
Photo Paper: HP
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Brads: The Paper Studio, American Crafts
Lace: JoAnn
Tab Punch: McGill
Pen: Stampin' Up!
Laminator, Laminating Pockets: Purple Cows
Electronic Cutter: Cricut (Provo Craft)
Software: Sure Cuts A Lot (Craft Edge)
SVG's: Treasure Box Designs
Font: Mr. & Mrs. Popsicle
Recipe: Sandra Lee (Food Network)
 I popped up the little trees and the overhang on the window using Zap Dots.
 This is the back of the recipe card. I used my laminator to laminate the recipe and the little picture that will pull out from behind the recipe. This ensures that it will slide out smoothly.
 I added adhesive to the bottom part of the back of the recipe card so that it won't slide down and behind the recipe. It will only slide behind there just a tad.
 Here is a picture of what the recipe could look like once fixed up. I thought these would make wonderful holiday gifts. I can't wait to make some of these in December! I thought that the girls would enjoy the picture so that they could have a visual.
 Up close of recipe...
Ok, off to work on the next recipe card sets! Fun! I hope y'all like this one! It was so fun to make! So glad I got to use up those svg files! I've had them for some time and haven't got to use them. :)

Thanks for dropping in today! Enjoy your day!
Happy Scrappin'!
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Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Too cute missy!
Love the photo tag behind...great idea!
I have been a crafty fool lately but not much I can post yet =)
Summer has been quiet and now my hubby is working almost the rest of the summer...so what else? craft! LOL!
Have a good one..can't wait to see the rest!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is darling! I love the photo card behind the recipe. What a wonderful gift set this would make..... granted a lot of work, but wow would it be special.
Aymee I can see you already with a set of these in your kitchen with your Gourmet recipes on them! Too Cute!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

This is soooo beautiful! I hate to think of someone propping this up next to the stove and splashing hot chocolate on it. These will make great Christmas gifts.

Jenny's Heart said...

You rocked it again girl!
I Wish we lived closer so we could get together, you did a great job!