Monday, February 25, 2013

Recipes by Design

Recipes come in many forms. They may have been passed down from your great-grandma. They may be from a magazine you just flipped through and have to try. There are the tried and true and the recipes used for special meals like Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Recipes, just like pictures, hold special memories.
Last year, for my nephew's wedding shower, we invited everyone to share a recipe with the couple by including a recipe card in the invitation.  When party-goers arrived, we took a picture of them to put with their recipe in a recipe scrapbook for the soon-to-be-married couple.

Stampin’ Up! has a great selection for what you need to preserve these memories.  It doesn’t matter if you are just starting to collect wonderful recipes or if you already have a recipe box, folder or kitchen drawer, overflowing with recipes.  

You may already have a recipe box filled with organized recipes.  There are a host of ideas. It would be a great gift for a bride or a mother-to-be.  A future daughter-in-law may be thrilled to open a shower gift of a recipe box filled with family recipes to welcome her. A new mother may love to have recipes which have been known for generations to please kids in the family.  A child moving out on their own may find a recipe box full of comfort food recipes just the thing.
 You can give recipes as a gift to an aspiring cook. A young girl or boy who is just learning to cook may enjoy filling up a box with recipes as they learn their cooking skills. Grandma may love if you make her some special recipe cards so she can finally put down those recipes everyone is longing for her to pass down.

Do you have a special recipe everyone is always asking you for? Package  your recipe in a basket with some of the ingredients, and you have a special gift.

Food is part of our lives. Many of our memories are centered on food. Make the place which holds your recipes, or those recipes of someone you love, a special memory. Including pictures with your recipe cards is such a great idea. Think of how special the happy couple would feel every time they use one of those cards and there was a picture of the person who wrote it down for them!

Stampin’ Up! helps us keep these memories safe. Let me know if I can help you with ideas. Just think of all the wonderful possibilities. 

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