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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Recipe Card Swap - by Sue Smith

Hi again everyone! How is your new year going? Happy, creative and productive I hope!

Have you ever participated in a recipe card swap? These are lots of fun and a great way to build up your recipe collection with tried and true recipes from friends.....and combine them with scrapbooking as well!

If you haven't been part of one of these and you're wondering what it's all about, it's simply a matter of getting together with a scrapbooking forum group, or your local crop group, and getting together a bunch of scrapbookers who want to participate.

Once you know how many people are going to take part, you then make a recipe card for each person on that list....eg 10 people on the list of participants (including yourself) and you make 10 recipe cards. Each person's contributions are then gathered or sent to the co-ordinator of the swap who collates all the cards, so that each person ends up with one recipe card from each participant.

The standard size for these cards is usually 5" x 7" landscape and can be single or double-sided. They usually include a photo (but not essential) and of course the recipe with added scrapbooking embellishments.

Here is a card I did recently for just such a swap. The front of the card....

Products used for these cards include....

* Black Cardstock
* Kraft Cardstock
* Black gel pen
* Versacolor Ink spots
* Ruby Rock-It Summerhouse Collection - 'Tropic'

Here is a close-up of the title which I cut using a Pazzles Inspiration Die-Cutter.....

And the back....

I can't wait to see what recipes I get back with this swap :)

Happy scrapping until next week.....and DON"T FORGET.....EVERYTHING is on special at Scrap 'N' Craft With T, so head on over and GRAB A BARGAIN!!!!


Recipe Cards said...

What a grateful idea! I like it very much. Thanks....

Buy Postcards said...


Very good site you have created. I enjoyed reading this posting. Recipe cards make a great gift for the person who loves to cook. Also, this is a good way to bring back a time-honored tradition of passing on recipes to your friends and family.