Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Country Kitchen Crafted Recipe Box

Hi folks. Here's a little recipe box that I made using lots of the stamps fro Joanna Sheen's Country Kitchen Collection. Three of the large stamps are recipes and so I thought it fitting to make a little box to house them with some extra sheets to jot down your own recipes.
I made the box using my Martha Stewart scoring board and based the size around the Nestabilities label die that I cut the aperture with. Sorry I can't be more specific with dimensions, I didn't make a note and this piece was sent to Joanna as a sample for her launch show on Create & Craft earlier this month. I tend to do things 'by eye' and hardly ever make a note of sizes as I usually only make one off pieces. I can tell you that I use 300gsm card stock and adhere patterned papers to both sides before forming the box which makes it really sturdy.
I used Bo Bunny patterned papers and stamped the images with Brown versafine ink. I added colour using Koi watercolour paints and used ribbon and brads from my stash. My EK Success boarder punch came in useful too.
This piccie shows the acetate that I attached behind the aperture. I also painted some Prima flowers with cream pearlidoodles, layered them up and secured in place with a brad.
Here's a shot of the box with most of the cards out. The brackets and lines came from a stamp set that I've had for a long time, not sure which company made them.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x

18 comments:

Juls said...

such a fab idea! Love the vintage feel of the project! such a wonderful gift idea! Hugs Juls

chrissy o said...

love this a lot
chrissy o

Doreen said...

Wow Sandra this is superb, you are so clever.xxx

Pops x said...

This is a beautiful project, i love the colours to a real vintage feel to it, big hugs pops x

pinky said...

This is so gorgeous Sandra, love the papers and the nice muted colours. Excellent keepsake for all those family recipes.
Pinky

Julie said...

Beautiful project, Sandra and so clever to be able to make it by eye!! Love the flower! Juliex

Karin said...

Fabulous project Sandra.

Mina said...

wow Sandra this is stunning and so exquistly made...beautiful
Mina xxx

Rainbow Lady said...

Many thanks for this Sandra I love it and will have a go when I get back from my trip to Bermuda next month. Love Cynthia x

Fiona said...

Very innovative Sandra and great stamping.

Fiona x

Jan said...

This is great Sandra xx Jan

Marina said...

Wow Sandra!
This box is just beautiful and I love it!

Hugs,
Marina

craftycrafter said...

oh this is just beautiful I love it xxxDorothy

Beverley said...

its beautiful Sandra

Bev x

craftycrafter said...

this is a beautiful project, I love everything about it hugs Dorothy

Rach said...

this is fab honey, what a wonderful idea.. gorgeous..xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Sandra this is fab. I am away from Monday for a week so will catch up when I come back. Cathy xxx

Joan Ervin said...

This is one AWESOME project!!! The recipe cards look gorgeous and I love how you added the ribbon tabs!!! I might even cook something if I had some inspiring recipe cards like this!!!