Thursday, October 1, 2009

Voila' Recipe Box

Hello, to all of my blogging friends. If it wasn't for all of you taking the time to look at my creations, I might as well just throw in the towel now. You are the reason why I take the time to take pictures and post. Thank you, everyone, for looking at my blog, for all of the wonderful comments, and telling others to visit my blog.

My baby is going to be 19 on the 3rd. I told her I would make her a recipe box. I had made one before and she loved it. This one though has some of what she wanted in it. She wanted polka dots (loves them) and likes the night of navy and rose red colors together. You may be asking if this is her kitchen colors. The answer to that is, "No." She wanted me to use what I had.

I wanted to get a few different views for you to see what the box looks like. The first is the most fun to create. I love the little chef. He is one of my favorite stamps. I have him adhered with dimensionals. His buttons are black brads. As for what he is holding, I used crystal effects to try to make it look like steel. I should have used the brushed silver paper, but I did not think about it until I was done.

This is a view of what the divider cards look like inside of the box. I also have recipe cards in between them. You just can't see them. Making the dividers is very easy. The most tedious part is making the recipe cards. I didn't make a bunch of them because they do take a lot of time. I ended up using the stamp-a-majig because the recipe is just a little bit crooked on the wood. That is why it took longer. I will probably sometime in the future end up having to make more of them up. I am sure my daughter will tell me when she needs them.

This is the last view I wanted to take for you all to see. These make such wonderful gifts to give. They are great for weddings, birthdays, and a house warming gift.
Just so you know I ended up using retired DSP on part of this. I normally prefer to use what is current, but I knew this was the one my daughter would like. As always, all of the supplies are SU!, except for the recipe box. It was purchased from a nearby craft store.
Thanks so much for looking. I hope you will take the time to tell me what you think by leaving a comment.

Have a wonderful day.
Now go-n-stamp!!


megsmome said...

WOW! What a lucky girl your daughter is. That is awesome. I will have to see about making some for Christmas. Thanks for sharing. I do love your blog. I visit regularly.

Jane Giggy said...

Chris, Your Voila Recipe Box is so cute! I love the colors you chose too.

Candy Rattray said...

I love your recipe box! You did a fabulous job, and the colors are perfect as is the chef. He is also a favorite of mine. Your daughter is lucky to have a mom that makes such beautiful things!

Mary Davidson said...

Awesome Voila Recipe Box! The colors are great and I love the chef. What a wonderful gift!! TFS!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh Chris, I just love this recipe lunch box! It is such a piece of artwork & is sure to dress up your daughter's kitchen counter! Love the color choice! :) TFS

Sandi said...

Hi Chris!
Just wanted to let you know how awesome your recipe box is -- beautiful!! I made one using the same stamp sets and loved it so much that I kept it -- LOL. Your daughter will love this, my daughters keep trying to sneak off with mine. I like how you added the ribbon on yours.