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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Recipe Blog Hop


Several members of the Center Stage Spotlight Team have joined together to share a special Christmas Treat Recipe Blog Hop event with everyone tonight! They have whipped up some treats in their kitchens and their stamp rooms over the past few weeks so we could compile our very first Recipe Book for StampTV!

I created a modified pocket card for my blog hop entry. This pocket card does double duty; it acts as a Christmas card and it holds the recipe card for the Toasted Almond Toffee Bars. I created it this way because I'm actually using these greeting cards/recipe cards for the annual cookie exchange I'm participating in tonight with my Beta Sigma Phi sorority group. (Anyone else out there a member of Beta Sigma Phi?). The photos show the Christmas card alone, the card with the recipe inserted, and the recipe card. I forgot to include a photo of the back side of the recipe card, which has the directions for making the recipe. It has simple snowflakes stamped along the bottom in black with some bling from a clear stardust pen.

The card is made from SU Real Red cardstock. The white strip at the bottom front is Pure Luxury White that was embossed with two snowflake border folders from Cuttlebug. The gingerbread people are from the First Christmas stamp set by Asela Hopkins and the gingerbread house and trees are from the Holiday Cheer Stamp TV kit. I stamped the gingerbread people and house, colored them with Copics, blinged them up with Stickles and Spica pens and attached them to the white strip with adhesive. The Peace, Joy and Love sentiment is from the Holiday Hospitality set and was stamped in Versamark and embossed with white ep. The trees were stamped with Shimmer Paint from SU and the whole card was spitzed with Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol to give it a shimmery, sparkly look. Unfortunately, it doesn't show up in the photos.


Here is the card with the recipe inserted in the pocket. The recipe is printed on white paper and layered onto red cardstock. I stamped the smaller gingerbread people onto the recipe and colored them with Copics and Spica pens. I also stamped snowflakes onto both sides of the recipe card and gave them some sparkle with a clear stardust pen.
Here's the recipe card. Don't worry about trying to read it here. It is included in the recipe booklet that wonderful Jessica put together for this blog hop tonight. See the note below for where to find the recipe booklet. The booklet also includes photos of everyone's treats. That's why I didn't include a photo of the bars here tonight.

Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight! Now, check out these designer's blogs for the sweet projects they've designed around their treats:



Then, stop by GinaK's blog for a super sweet give-away she has tonight in honor of the hop!


The Recipe Book will be available as a free download PDF on StampTV tonight as well. Look for it on the Freebie Tab link.

21 comments:

joy said...

Cute, cute card and sound like a great recipe!

resmith said...

Such an adorable card! Love the matching recipe card. This recipe looks good!
Liz

Lori said...

Your recipe sounds gooood Kay!! What a cute recipe card holder!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Kay these look scrummy! Can't wait to try them - toffee is one of my faves. Your card is adorable as well.

JessicaK said...

Cool pocket card take. I like how it changes the whole look of the card when the recipe is in.

Melissa Cash said...

Great recipe Kay! These will be a perfect gifty for a friend of mine. Love your little pocket card too!

Giovana said...

Great recipe Kay! Your recipe card is so pretty!

Theresa Momber said...

Love the way the recipe card tucks into the card! Gorgeous coloring and great design!

Kerrie said...

Cute card, recipe sounds great....

Carolina said...

Yummy recipe and love that holder - adorable in every way!

Sue said...

Love the sound of these treats Kay! What a great idea to add the recipe to your card (storing this one away for another time!!!) Great project hope everyone enjoys your treats.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh another YUMMMMY one!!! And I love the pocket card design with the recipe card!!

Dawn said...

how cute! yummy

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Super cute pocket card, Kay! Such a great way to present a recipe! And I can't wait to try yours!

JazzyH said...

Cute!

qvande said...

Such a cute pocket card with the recipe insert. Very creative. Your toffee bars sound delicious, but where do I find Ener-G Egg Replacer?

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!! and that recipe sounds like....YUM!!!

Jennie said...

Love this pocket card Kay!!! Your toffee bars looks so tasty!

Deb said...

Love the way you tucked your recipe into this pretty pocket! The house and Asela's gingerbread people look right at home together! Adorable!

tlgirl353 said...

Very nice presentation and boy oh boy- do I love toffee. Will have to shop for the ingredients and give this recipe a work out-LOL.

Donna said...

I love these toffee bars! cute card!