Hello and welcome!  It’s Angie here today with a couple of fun projects using Joy Clair’s “Baked with Love”stamp set,  “Recipe Card” stamp set and “Tufted Button” background stamp.  As soon as I saw these Joy Clair sets, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them.  I made a notebook for my most precious recipes handed down to me from my family.

I had my most precious recipes in a file box and I just wasn’t happy with them in there.  They were hard to get to and getting more and more wrinkled and worn as I took them in and out to use them.  So here’s how I made my holder for those recipes dear to my heart.

First I took the “Tufted Button” background stamp and stamped it on a piece of card stock in light blue ink, then I cut the card stock down to fit on the top of this little spiral notebook.  Next I stamped the sentiment on the front “Compliments of the Chef” and all the cooking words from the set in the open spaces. I rounded the corners and then I used some lighter blue ink to blend around the outside edges.  I ran some gingham ribbon through the spiral part for some decoration and then glued the card stock cover to the notebook cover.  Next added sparkly black flowers where every button was stamped just for fun.

Next, I took my favorite recipes and started placing them in the notebook.  Below is a recipe from a dear neighbor I had for years.  I love how aged the recipe card looks and it even has some splotches and spots on it from cooking with it!

The next few recipes were typed and handwritten by my mom.  My mom passed away a few years ago and I love to see her handwriting, it just makes me happy to see it.  The bottom recipe is written by my mom, but is her mom’s Italian cookie recipe.  For recipe cards that needed to be read on both sides, I taped the top so you can flip it over and see the other side of directions.

The best part about this book is that it stands up on it’s own because the stiffness of the recipe cards inside help it stay upright.  I plan to make more of these for my daughters and other family members because it’s perfect for keeping your very precious old recipes stored this way and makes you feel close to your family and friends, even if they are no longer near you.

While I had my stamps out, I used the same sets to make two cards.  These cards are perfect for the “chef” in your life.  Or maybe you have a friend who loves to cook, or you want to give a card to a restaurant chef in your favorite place to dine out, or your favorite donut place.  These sets are perfect for random acts of kindness!  So here’s a look at my first chef card:

I used some red and white checked paper from my stash and stamped the little kitchen items in some of the white spaces, then stamped the sentiment on white and matted it on black card stock.  I trimmed the edges of the card stock so that the red and white squares were up to the edges and then matted it on a black card base.  The sentiment is popped up on foam tape.  Here’s a closer look at that sentiment:

So cute “made with a dash of love.”  Isn’t that a great sentiment for a card and it’s also perfect for giving homemade or handmade gifts and baked goods to friends, neighbors, and family.

And now for my 2nd chef card:

I used that same background stamp and stamped it in rainbow order from top to bottom with Simon Says Stamp inks and then added the tiny kitchen items in the open spaces in black ink.  I trimmed down the sides of the panel and then added it to a black card base.   I used the same sentiment except this time I heat embossed it in white on a black card stock strip.  I popped it up on foam tape at an angle for interest.

Here’s a closer look:

These are such fun sets and very versatile.  I hope I have inspired you today with my projects.  Be sure to stop by the Joy Clair store and see all the amazing variety of stamps they have!  There’s so much to choose from!

If you would like to see the list of supplies I used to make my projects, please visit my blog HERE and scroll to the bottom for links to all the supplies I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!