Recipe for Friendship Card

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Hello, Friends!  I’m just popping in quickly today to share a little card I put together using the Retro Kitchen Digital Kit from Crafty Secrets.  This kit will take you on a very pleasant journey down memory lane with it’s retro colors and images.  I love all the ladies in their fancy aprons; they remind me of my mom.  Are you old enough to remember how the fancy apron came out of storage around the holidays?  Mom always looked extra pretty with that apron on.  So I put together a little “Recipe for Friendship” card using one of the ladies from the digital kit.

Crafty Secrets Retro Kitchen.02jpgThis is a 5″ square card with a cutaway front.  I’ve layered a doily with one of the fun circle elements in the download.  My lady comes from the red and white polka dot paper that comes with the kit.  I cut her out and then used the paper on the inside of the card.  This fun bowl is one of the many ephemera bits that comes with the kit.  I just printed it to size, then treated it with UTEE so that I could bend it into a bowl shape for my fancy lady to fit in.  This pretty Light Blue Plaid Ribbon added just the pop of color I was looking for to create some contrast. I added Diamond stickles to her dress, apron sash and on the red polka dots.  After all, it’s the holidays!  You have to sparkle, right?

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I wrote up my own recipe for friendship on the recipe card that comes with the kit, and then added a few more details to complete the card.  Here’s a closeup of the recipe, and you can use it on your own cards if you’d like to.

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This card was a little bit “lumpy” because of the dimensional bowl on the front, so I had to make a custom envelope for it.

Crafty Secrets Retro KitchenRetro colors are so much fun!  If you’re interested in the kit, here’s a photo of the preview page.  It gives you a good idea of all the elements that are included as well as the fun color palette.  The kit contains 33 digital papers, tons of ephemera and recipe cards, too.  You can read all about it HERE.

If you’re not “wild” about digital, Sandy still has some of these amazing Cooking and Family Blowout Packs that are loaded with kitchen type goodies.

I know lots of folks make recipe books as gifts for Christmas, so whether you go digital or use the traditional items in the above kit, you’ll have everything you need to make some fabulous handmade presents for friends and family!

Did your mom have a special frilly holiday apron?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.  Thanks for stopping by!



11 thoughts on “Recipe for Friendship Card

  1. Diane Hover

    Awesome and you know how much I loved this… another one of your creative and clever ideas…goodness girl where do you come up with this stuff…do you ever sleep…, love this!!

  2. Robin

    I love the vintage vibe on this friendship card! I can remember wearing aprons in the kitchen when I was learning how to cook from my Grandma and mother. I collect and wear aprons now when I’m baking! Love your friendship recipe! I’m definately going to use it on some of my cards! Thanks again for sharing wonderful ideas with all of us!

  3. Judy B

    Very fun card Kathy. I have my mother-in-law’s apron from long ago. My 2 girls have already put dibs on it. I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s so I can relate to these images. Thanks for sharing.

  4. soozyb2013

    You’ve done it again Kathy, really love the “fun” feel of the card. I haven’t done any “cutaway” fronts. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing again!!!! Really great work and glad I found your blog. 🙂

  5. Birgit

    Love your retro card with the coffee cup pocket in the front. So clever and sweet! Your handwriting should be made into a font. So envious… 😉

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