Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hidden Recipe Card

Today's card is made using the same technique as the Botanical Pocket card posted two days ago. It is stamped with the A Pack of Pears stamp set from A Stamp In The Hand company on Ranger Glossy Card Stock. The difference is in the card style itself; instead of a pocket card, it is a recipe card, with the recipe hidden inside the card.  The recipe is attached to a strip hidden inside a slit in the front of the card. (See picture below)
(*NOTE* This stamp company is no longer in business, but there are many of their stamps available on EBay.)

The pear stamp is solid rubber and is colored using dye based markers directly on the stamp itself. These are so much fun to color, blending various colors on the stamp and then stamping on the glossy paper makes the colors so bright and vibrant you won't believe your eyes. The bumble bees are from the How Does Your Garden Grow set. Coloring is done with Marvy markers and stippling is done with Marvy Yellow Ochre dye ink pad.

The fun part of the card, is making the pull out recipe tab. Print the recipe out on regular printer paper, and cut out, leaving an inch border on one side of the recipe. Glue or use double stick adhesive to attach the recipe, to a scrap of the glossy card stock. Stamp and cut out the word "Pear" and used foam tape to apply it to the 1" blank space on top of the recipe tab. Cut a slit in the stamped front of the card, and slide the recipe tab into the slit.  The edge with the foam tape will stop the tab from going all the way into the card.  Then using double stick adhesive, tape around the outside edge of the front and adhere to the front panel of the card base. That way the recipe will slide in and out of the card front.

This type of interactive card is so much fun, and will really surprise the recipient. This type of card is also fun to make for friends when you have a Cookie Exchange, a Pot-Luck meal, or a special gift for a sick friend. Print out a favorite Soup recipe and then attach a Get Well card to the jar with the recipe enclosed.  What a fun way to say, "I Love You, and am Thinking of You!"  Have a great Thursday, the weekend is right around the corner! Keep Stamping!

1 comment:

  1. I love this!! After reading the title, I looked at the pic to see if I could tell where the recipe was hidden and I couldn't!! How awesome that it pulls out like that!! Love it my clever!! Have a great day :)

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