Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Recipe Box

With the wedding just after Christmas there wasn't a lot of emphasis placed ON Christmas. In fact, the gifts were small but perfect. If we spent this little every Christmas I think everybody would be just as happy and our pocket books would love us. This year with economy in mind, I decided to do handmade gifts for the ladies in my life. And to draw the Christmas cheer out by doing DEB'S RECIPE OF THE MONTH CLUB. Each month around the 15th, I will redo a family favorite (old or new) and send it to each member. But to house all these special recipes, I decided to do a recipe box and dividers as the wrapped gift.

These altered tins are about 5x7x4. I cut two strips of patterned paper from a 12x12. It overlaps a bit on the sides but nobody is looking at the sides! (wink). I also cut two lacy border swith my Nestablities die. The red super tape is a must for this...other wise the edges of the paper will pop-up.

The main image panel was also cut from Nesties. The white was then airbrushed with my Copic marker/airbrush system. Then stamped with a script stamp. Chef Tilda and the knife/fork were colored with Copics. I put a ribbon band around the lid of the tin.

Inside the tin I included recipe dividers that I failed to take a picture of. But they were in the same colors as the papers on the outside of the tin. And were decorated with strips and blocks of left over paper.

I will share the Dec 09 recipe tomorrow...

Stamps: Magnolia CHEF TILDA
Paper: Bazzill cardstock and patterned paper
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Tin with lid/handle, ribbon, Copics, Nesties, and nailhead brads.


  1. This is such a great idea Deb and something to look forward to each month! CUTE! You used the perfect Tilda with the box. And NO, you didn't tell me about the mini's, lucky you!!! Happy New Year!

  2. I remember you talking about these! They sure turned out cute!

  3. What a great idea and beautifully altered tins Deb! Your coloring and detailing are fabulous!

  4. What a great idea!! and so such a sweet recipe card holder - you did a great job on them. I bet everyone loved it!! !

  5. I somehow missed this post! What an awesome idea and this is gorgeous! Love how you made Tilda sitting on the utensils. Really nice job :)