Hi, fellow Sweet stampers! It’s Meredith, and I’m so excited to be joining you for my first post here on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog! I’m a firm believer that a little fancy makes everything better, and although I love using stamps in my planner, I’m also a big fan of using my stamps to add a little Sweet to make every day tasks even more happy! I’m involved in a local moms group where there are a ton of new babies, and I end up taking a lot of meals to new moms. So one thing I’ve started doing is including the recipe when I take someone a dish…that way if it’s something they enjoy and would like to make again for their family, they have the recipe! Then I thought…why not add a some Sweet to my kitchen (and theirs!) with customized recipe cards!
For this project, you’ll need:
– 4×6″ ruled index cards
– washi tape of your choice
– black stamping ink (I used VersaFine in onyx black)
– red stamping ink (I used VersaMagic in Red Magic)
– Sweet Stamp Shop’s Cheese Please stamp set
– Sweet Stamp Shop’s Big Flags stamp set
– Sweet Stamp Shop’s Outline Lower Alpha stamp set
– Sweet Stamp Shop’s Taco Bout It stamp set
– Sweet Stamp Shop’s Plan to Eat stamp set
– black pen (I used a black PaperMate Flair pen)
– colored pencils (or coloring tools of your choice…marker would work well here, too!)
The first thing you’ll need to do is add your washi tape. Depending on the look you want, you can simply add a strip to the top, or if you’d like to get a little more fancy, you can add the washi to the edges all the way around the index card!
Next, using your favorite black ink, stamp the adorable chef in the top left corner (or you could use the cute utensils from the Just Icons set), and your “make me” title (using the Outline Lower Alpha set).
The bottom border is next! Using your red ink, stamp the Let’s Eat sentiment in the center of the card. Then, with the black ink, repeatedly stamp Let’s Eat on either side to create a border. Easy!
One of my favorite multipurpose stamps is the solid heading stamp from the Big Flags stamp set…you can use it for so many things! Here you’ll use it to stamp on the headings for your ingredients and directions lists. Make sure you let this part dry thoroughly before you write on the “Ingredients” and “Directions” headings.
Then, using the mini solid star stamp from the Plan to Eat stamp set, stamp the bullets for your ingredient list and direction steps.
I like to go one step further in making it fancy, and color in the chef and the “make me” heading with colored pencils and add a bit of shading with my black pen.
Now, all that’s left is to fill in your recipe!
Super inexpensive materials and a little bit of Sweet make an ordinary recipe card into something special to give to a friend! Try it out and be sure to tag Sweet Stamp Shop on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook so we can see your beautifully Sweet creations!