I've finally got the Recipe Box tutorial all finished! :-) Just to warn you...this post is long! I don't know about you, but I'm a VERY visual person, so I've included a lot of pictures. Also, I've had a lot of requests for the recipes I mentioned in my first Recipe Box post (for the Strawberry Spinach Salad and the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies), but because this post will be plenty long I'm going to add those in a separate post.
First, you will need a piece of c.s. that is 6 3/4" x 10 3/8" (this will be the bottom) and a piece that measures 7 3/8" x 11" (this will be the top).
Score the 6 3/4" x 10 3/8" piece at 2 1/2" on all four sides. (Click on the pictures to make them larger.)
Score the 7 3/8" x 11" piece at 2 3/4" on all four sides.
Crease all score lines using a bone folder (on both the top and bottom pieces).
Make vertical cuts (following the score lines) to create "flaps" in each corner on both the bottom and top pieces of c.s.
**Optional** - I like to cut off part of the flaps (see picture above). I find that it makes for a nicer finished product, but this step is completely optional.
Using a strong doubled sided adhesive (I like Scor-Tape), assemble both the bottom and top pieces.
About the dividers (that go inside the box), I made mine 5 1/4" x 3 1/4". I also adhered the circle tabs (see pictures below) so that they stick up exactly 1/2" above the top of the divider. This is important because I have created the top of the box longer...to accommodate those tabs. If you would put the tabs flush with the top of the dividers, the top of the box would be too long.
Here are some additional pictures of the box and the dividers I created...
I used my two absolute favorite Recipe type stamp sets....the What's Cooking? set by Hero Arts and the Recipe Borders & Centers set (by JustRite Stampers). Note...I've had some emails asking questions about the JustRite Recipe Borders & Centers set...and if it's easy to use and what else is needed. Answer...it's VERY easy to use! I LOVE that you can customize the centers with the borders you want, and you can't beat the price!! As far as what you need, well this particular set fits the1 3/16" wood stamper, so you would need that. Also, these new JustRite sets are all "pre-conditioned"...meaning they are ready to stamp right out of the package! :-)
Isn't this apron the cutest?? I LOVE it!! :-)
The bowl is colored with Copics onto Neenah Natural White paper and glued onto the divider.
I LOVE making breads...and this is divider will probably hold the most recipes...even more than the main dishes! :-)
Isn't that spatula cute?? I wish I felt the same way about "real" spatulas.... LOL!! For some reason, I love to bake, but cooking....not so much. :-)
Desserts.....need I say more? LOL!
Here's another look at the finished box...and below is a close-up picture of the pie (I added Diamond Glaze to the pie dish to make it look more like glass. :-)
Thanks for stopping by!! (Don't forget to check out the next post for the recipes). :-) ~Laurie
Supplies Stamps:What's Cooking? (Hero Arts), Recipe Borders & Centers (JustRite Stampers) Paper: Vintage Cream, Riding Hood Red Pattern Prints (Stampin' Up!) Ink: Chocolate Chip craft ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink Other:Copic Markers, Clear Detail e.p., Chipboard Swirls (Maya Road), Pearls (Kaiser Craft), Ivory Crochet Ribbon, Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, Spoon charms, Circle punches