I love recipes! I have been collecting recipes ever since I was a teen. I used to go to the library and check out stacks of cookbooks and read them like novels. I’m always looking for new recipes on Pinterest, Kitchenbug, All Recipes.com…I love all those sites. But, like most of us, I have a handful of tried and true, never fail, “go to” recipes that I use all the time. My mom’s amazing home made bread recipe, my home made Bisquick recipe and my favorite pie crust recipe make that list. So when Canvas Corp Brands issued their Save a Recipe Challenge to the Creative Crew, I knew I had to play along. I created a bright, bold storage solution for these hard working recipes.
I began with a 4″ x 6″ Naked IvoryFile Folder. After tracing it onto a piece of damask print canvas I stitched the canvas onto the surface of the file folder. Next, I inked up one of the mini Gypsy Moments recipe cards and stenciled it with Roses R Red Glimmer Glam and a coffee ring stencil. This was layered with a black and kraft tag and a bit of ephemera from the Gypsy Moments mini ephemera pack.
The focal point for my recipe file is this gorgeous, bold red canvas blossom. No way will I be losing these recipes now! I love the color combo of red, black, kraft and ivory…and it even matches my breakfast plates! I punched out several scalloped circles from damask on ivory tissuestock, then stacked them in the center of my flower, beneath this gorgeous vintage leather button. I added some floral cabochons and cute cooking embellies from my stash along with a bold red clothespin to hold everything together. The cherries on black grosgrain ribbon was the perfect finishing touch. I just tied a length of ribbon around the front of the folder and used a square knot to hold it in place. Then I cut 4″ lengths of that same ribbon, looped it around and tied it off.
The inside continues the red and black theme. I lined the left side of the file folder with cheery red and white mini dots cardstock, then created a slash pocket using the Pots and Pans paper from the Farmhouse Kitchen Lifestyle Collection. I tucked some 3 x 5 index cards into this pocket so that when people ask me for the recipes, I have them handy!
The right hand side of the page is covered with black and ivory French Script cardstock. I deliberately hand wrote the recipes onto the post cards. It may not look as perfect as a computer journaled recipe card, but someday, my children will be glad to have the recipes they grew up with written in my own handwriting.
I can see myself making more of these…lots more! It would be cute to store them in one of the vintage photo crates from Canvas Corp, don’tcha think?
This came together pretty quickly, even with having to figure out the design. It would make a great topper for a bridal shower present, a Mother’s Day gift…or for yourself!
How do you keep and store your recipes? I’d love to know!
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