Thursday, July 30, 2009

Crafty Secrets Recipe Box!

Hello! Does your recipe box look worn out? Does it show wear and tear? Maybe you should re-decorate it and rejuvenate it! I made this recipe box for someone, but if they don't want it, I am DEFINITELY going to use it myself!

I got the box at my local office supply store, and it's really just an accordian file.

Here's an overall view of the box front.
Next we have a close up of the front of the box. I scored diagonal lines in my Core'dinations cardstock to make this design, and then stamped a flower in each center to make my own designer paper.

Here's the inside of the box, view 1. I made little tabs to help keep everything organized.

This is a close up of some of the tabs.

These are all the tabs. Since there are so many slots, I doubled up on the subjects.

This is the top of the box, and a close up of my "homemade" cherries! Aren't they cute?!
This the top of the box. On the opposite side of the cherries, I have cut out an apron and stamped "Favorite Recipes" on it.

Here's a close up of one of the tabs for Poultry.

And the back of the tab. See, it's just a library clip found at Michael's.

And that's it! Now, this box did take me 3 days to finish, BUT, I have only had limited time to work on it, so this CAN be done in one day! I had a lot of fun making this! I might just have to make one for myself!
Enabler Alert!
Head on over to the ABC Toys and Crafts store! Julie's having a sale! 10% off most items til the end of July! Plus: FREE SHIPPING for all orders over $70.00!!!! Go right over to and shop til you drop!
Go grab your recipe box and redesign it! I would love to see what you create! Email me a link to your creation to!
Stamps: Sweet Stuff, Kitchen Classic Large - Crafty Secrets - FOUND AT ABC TOYS AND CRAFTS!!!!!
Ink: Choc. Chip (SU!); Memento Black, Copics
Paper: Core'dinations Cardstock - Whitewash Collection; SU! designer paper, Homemade Journal - Crafty Secrets - FOUND AT ABC TOYS AND CRAFTS!!!!!!, Choc. Chip c/s, assorted SU! cardstock
Embellishments: assorted buttons, assorted ribbon, scallop punch, scallop rotary blade, brown thread, circle and scalloped circle nestabilities.


  1. OMG is that for MEEEEEEEE. LOL, J/K (sort of)
    Obviously I am over the moon with how fantastic this turned out
    Congratulations on winning my Meditating Mazie stamp of the Day. I hope you have been able to leave comments today so you can win the entire set???

  2. the whole family is gonna want one now!! :)

  3. Love the recipe box. I can't wait to share this with my stamping buds because we all bought boxes to decorate that have been sitting around for 2 years now waiting for day!!!!!
    Your box is great but even better I got a laugh thinking about how my friends are gonna react when they see this! Can't wait to e-mail them the post.

  4. Girl, you just never cease to amaze me!! This is absolutely stunning and brilliant all rolled into one!! Love your creative ideas, and this one is definitely one of my top 5 faves!! Nailed this one!! Hope you're enjoying your vacation!!


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