August 26, 2010

Recipe Cards

I am finally getting around to posting about the Bridal Shower I gave for my sister-in-law to be.  I wanted to host a shower for our side of the family for her, and since she was having a couple other showers, I wanted it to have a little different angle.  So I went with the "Kitchen Shower" theme. 

With the invitations, I also sent out blank recipe cards.  Guests were asked to come with a favorite recipe.  The idea is that the gift given would relate to the recipe.  It was a lot of fun - some people went all out with the theme - for example, a pan, spatula, spoon, brownie mix, and recipe to make ultimate brownies.  It was really fun to see all the kitchen gadgets.  Griddle with a pancake recipe, cookie sheets with a cookie recipe, and on and on. 
If you remember, Amber is the one who helped me with my blog revamp - I told her I wanted a background that was turquoise with dots, and she just MADE one - I didn't even know you could do that.  She also made my Bee - from scratch.  Along with the logo, buttons, etc.  So I started to put together a recipe card when I thought, she probably wants to make her own.  So I turned that task over to her and she whipped this up:
Cute, right?  The border mimics kitchen tile.  And I love the yellow - it inspired me to have all the food be lemon-themed (more on that in a day or two).  It's a 4x6 card and I had them printed at a printing company because I wanted 50, but if you just wanted a few you could print them out at home on cardstock.

I checked with Amber, and she is willing to share her Recipe Card Design with each of you - for free!!  For your free download, just head over here: http://www.4shared.com/photo/91v7rnpp/Recipe.html
Amber has her degree in graphic design and works for a newspaper creating ads, etc.  She also does some freelance stuff on the side, and I'm sure she would enjoy branching into blog design.  If you happen to need a graphic designer, email me (mandybeez at gmail) and I'll pass her contact info along.

Bridal Shower decor to come tomorrow, stay tuned!

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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

6 Fabulous Comments:

Hi! I'm here visiting from "New Friend Fridays" on Trendy Treehouse. What a great shower idea!! I was given something similar as a gift at various wedding showers and I STILL love referencing those recipes!! Beautiful blog!!!

This is such a cute recipe card. And what a great idea for a shower theme. Wish I new someone getting married! But the cards are great - thanks for the download!
~stopping by from Tatertots & Jello

I love this recipe card, thank you for sharing it with us! I can't wait to do some browsing through your blog.
I found you on Weekend Roundup@ Tatertots & Jello!

Very nice! Thanks for sharing... Love the yellow and white! Found you on Tatortots and Jello...

Came over from Tatertots and Jello to see your clever idea. You are a smart cookie.

Is there any way to still get this adorable download? It says the file link is not valid...

It is so dang cute! I would love to use it for a young women activity where one of the moms in the ward is teaching her famous pancake recipe.

Even if you could email the file or anything that would be so great! Any help would be so appreciated! :) Thanks so much!
Stefanie (stefaniemarie89@gmail.com)

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