Recipe Card Galore!
sarah's kick ass recipe box!
Let's talk recipe cards shall we? First off, keep in mind your guests food preferences and the fact that the recipes need to be staple type ingredients that we all generally have on hand (flour, sugar, mayo, basic fruits and veggies, ect). The recipes need to be "Kitchen Tested", tried and true dishes that you think your guest would enjoy as well.The cards themselves need to be on 3x5 card stock type paper. The swap requirement is to do up at least 3 recipes for your guest but if you want to send more, by all means, go ahead! The recipes, as a whole, could have a theme and/or make a complete meal or perhaps your gal really loves cakes and cookies then they all could be sweets.
Decorating the cards is going to be the fun part! Keep in mind that the cards need to be fairly flat so don't go too crazy with the embellishments. Some ideas for 2D decor could be rubber stamping, scrapbook papers, photocopied images, printed graphics/clip art from the computer, stickers, and fabric. The edges of the cards could be cut with decorative scissors. Some low relief 3D embellishments could be eyelets or trims like rick rack or ribbon. Looking in the scrapbook section of your craft store is great for ideas. The recipes can be hand written (if you don't have chicken scratch handwriting..he he) with colored inks perhaps or typed up.
Here are a couple of recipe card ideas to get you thinking:
These bunnylumps recipe cards used to be carried by plain mabel.
Cute illustrations with the saying "I think I'll make some ______" !
cutesy cards by the small object. These cards are for recipes and other crafty type stuff.
If you have any questions/concerns about the recipes themselves or the cards...just ask!
For the fun of it, here are some recipe card accessories out there in eBay land:
a beautiful red one; the classic herb motif; and one for the mod 60s lovers.
Lots of modern boxes and card sets are out there too!
and a recipe card holder that is quite funny!: