Amazing Paper Grace May 2022 Die of the Month

Amazing Paper Grace May 2022 Die of the Month: Lovin’ from the Oven Recipe Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for me to share the Amazing Paper Grace May 2022 Die of the Month with you, and boy is it ever cute!  I’m calling this one “Lovin’ from the Oven” because the adorable factor is right up there with the Pillsbury Doughboy.  Remember him?

Spellbinders May 2022 Amazing Paper Grace Pop-Up-Vignette Oven Echo Park Farmhouse Kitchen Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

My mom was an amazing baker.  There was nothing fancy or magazine worthy about our country kitchen.  The linoleum was worn in spots.  My dad built the countertops, then covered them with the same linoleum that adorned the kitchen floor.  The pots and pans were ancient, battered and very Plain Jane. And the oven?  Let’s just say you would not find it in any respectable modern kitchen and leave it at that.

But when my mom cranked up the oven, it was transformed into a sneak preview of Heaven.  The woman could cook!  Hardly a day passed when our home was not filled with the yeasty, mouth-watering aroma of freshly baked bread.  When molasses cookies were on the menu, sweet spices filled the air.  Chocolate cake?  Be still my heart!  I think I learned how to cook by hanging out in the kitchen with my mom.  So this little project is dedicated to her memory.

3D Pop-Up Vignette Oven Shaker Element

I’m not gonna lie to you: when i took this die set out of the package, I felt a moment of anxiety.  There are a LOT of small pieces inside!  But, the packaging has a helpful step by step guide on the back that made it very simple to put this cutie pie oven together.  I opted to adapt the die into this sweet little shaker element.  (You can see Becca’s version HERE.) Here’s how this sweet little oven came together:

  • First, die cut the outline of the oven from plain cardstock and cut off the side tabs.
  • Next, die cut the oven with the door insert from plain cardstock, and cut off the tabs.
  • Now die cut the oven with the door insert from patterned cardstock and cut off the tabs.
  • Then adhere the patterned paper over the plain cardstock with the door.  Back this piece with clear cardstock (acetate) and add 3 rows of 1/8″ foam tape to the back.
  • Next, die cut the accent pieces from rose gold cardstock as seen in the photo.
  • Now die cut the oven drawer, knobs and clock from a graphite shimmer cardstock.
  • Finally, die cut the oven mitts and utensils from a scrap of contrasting patterned paper.
  • Place your shaker elements inside the prepared oven cavity.
  • Adhere the oven racks (cut from rose gold) to the plain cardstock backer piece.
  • Line up the backer piece over the shaker window and press in place.
  • Now you can build your folio base and decorate.   
A Peek Inside

This simple folio base measures 7″ x 5″ with a 1/2″ spine.  I’ve added a side pocket on the left and a standard pocket on the right.

This is a great way to share a recipe with someone you love.  Just tuck a couple of your tried and true recipes into the pocket on the left.  Then add a little tea wallet, honey stick and photo folio to the pocket on the right.

All my best memories have been made in the kitchen!  My sweet granddaughters join me every Friday for cooking lessons and we have the best time!  Photos of these moments are important!  So I made this little 4×4 folio to hold a few of them in place. This would also make a great gift!

Loving from the Oven Recipe Card Folio on YouTube

I prepared a short video tour of this folio with tips and ideas on YouTube. I hope you enjoy!

This weekend is Mother’s Day and I hope every single one of you knows how much you are loved and appreciated.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




9 thoughts on “Amazing Paper Grace May 2022 Die of the Month

  1. Sandra Smith

    Oh My! This folio is absolutely fabulous! I love how you used the die set on it and the paper pad is perfect! Great job!

    Sandra Smith
    Queen Creek

  2. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this is just the cutest card ever! Turning that adorable oven into a shaker window was genius. Look at all those pretty cookies jumping around in there! This really took me back to my Grandma’s kitchen where she taught me to bake yeast buns, strudels, and German chocolate cake. This paper collection is so heartwarming. I just love the flowers and ribbon on the front and all of the cute kitchen utensil elements. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Martie Rollin

    I just took a look at the other samples (thanks for the direct link)…that standing stove is so cute! Love the cookie sheet cooling on the stovetop! The sample with the door cracked open really reminded me of my own stove…my kitchen isn’t modern, but everything works just fine. Thanks for your lovely card/folio sample…I have several friends who would really enjoy this kitchen card!

  4. Dottie in CT

    Love your creativity! You continue to amaze and inspire me. An early Happy Mother’s Day.

  5. Susan Steele

    Oh my goodness Kathy …this is just adorable!!! Luv this beautiful Amazing Paper Grace die set!!! Your oven colors are gorgeous together! And luv your mom in the kitchen story too! And yes I sure do remember the cute little Pillsbury Dough Boy!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration and your beautiful card …inside and out! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  6. Orla Carey

    I love everything about this Kathy but especially that it evokes such beautiful memories of your much loved and talented Mom. The detail is, as always, amazing – I may just have to have this set…..:)

  7. soozyb2013

    Your folio’s always amaze me! This one is no exception and what a tribute to Mom. I know I learnt a lot just watching too. So many sweet memories come to mind for me but too many to list. 🙂 Wishing you a happy Tuesday!

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