Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Recipe Card - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 3

   December Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
                        Ivy and Blossoms Featured December 18
                                  Oh Beans Featured December 19
                             Recipe Card Featured December 20
                                    Kilt Fun Featured December 21

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on December 22, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday December 21, 2012.

WOW can you believe it is December already? All of here at Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co want to wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas! It is time for our December Blog hop and we Scotts some great deals and stamp sets for you this month. 

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
" You've Got Style"

Keeping with my last minute Christmas, or hostess, gifts, today I am sharing with you the Christmas present I am giving my brother this year.  First, a little background.  Growing up, every time my brother and I went to our grandparents house in Southern California, grandma always had a special lemon dessert ready for us in the fridge along with plenty of fixings to make more while we were visiting.  Just before grandma passed away, I managed to convince her to give me the recipe so I could share it with my kids one day.  A few years ago, I made our lemon dessert for my brother when he came to visit for Christmas and he was so excited to have it again, he wouldn't stop hugging me.  So, when I saw this month's Recipe Card Starter and the matching completer sets, I knew what his present would be - the recipe and all of the fixings for grandma's famous lemon dessert!!
I started out by typing the recipe out in MS Word and printing onto card stock before stamping various images from the Recipe Card Starter and completer sets around it then coloring with prismacolor markers.  Since grandma's lemon dessert uses lemons, I stamped only part of the milk/eggs image from the completer set onto scrap paper, colored the eggs yellow, cut those out and adhered my "lemons" using micro glue dots.
Here's a close up of the completed recipe card.
The gift bag topper is stamped using the branch image from Pucker Up stamped in citrus ink onto spring leaf card stock before stamping a layer of morning sun in sunshine yellow ink.  I finished the topper by stamping images and sayings (or parts of) from Pucker Up and Recipe Card Starter.  Here's a close up of the finished gift bag topper.
In case you're wondering, the recipe for my grandma's low calorie (NOT!) Lemon Ice Box Pie is as follows:
Lemon Ice Box Pie
1 can Eagle Brand Milk
Juice of 2 lemons, grated rind of one
1/2cup whipped cream (or Cool Whip equivalent)
2cups crushed vanilla wafers
Butter a 9in. pan, then line it with crushed wafers
Beat milk, rind, juice together.  Add whipped cream
and pour into pan.   Cover with remaining crumbs.
Chill 1hr to set.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs and leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.
Stamps: MFP Pucker Up, Recipe Card Starter, Completer Set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Citrus Ink, Sunshine Yellow
Card Stock: White, Spring Leaf, Morning Sun
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Gift Bag, Glue Dots, MS Word, Printer,


  1. Such a sweet way to wrap a recipe. Love the colors.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  2. You project is wonderful and I find the recipe fascinating - US ingredients and ours are quite different!

  3. What a clever idea and that recipe sounds delish! TFS!

  4. Too cute! What a wonderful way to wrap it all up.

  5. This is awesome and so thoughtful Bonnie! He will be so tickled! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. Love how you brought the lemons into your creation!

  7. What a cute project!

  8. This is sooo cute! I love the added lemons. Thanks for sharing the recipe too.

  9. Bonnie! how did you know I'm not a chocolate person but lemon deserts are the best with me. I even make a lemon vinergarete salad dressing. I just might have to try this recipe. thanks for sharing!!!
    stamping sue

  10. What a wonderful idea! This is so cute! Thanks for the recipe! This is a great stamp set! Thanks for the chance to play along!

  11. This is so creative Bonnie! I love how you combined the sets and you did it seamlessly too! The dessert recipe looks quite yummy as well!

  12. Bonnie,
    What a sweet and awesome gift for your brother - and it makes such a bright and happy package. I bet he will have big smiles!! And, thanks for sharing the recipe - it sounds awesome!

  13. Great gift idea! With a great recipe too boot! Thanks for sharing your lovely project! Enjoy your day and thanks for being in the hop! Gail
    utb01 @ (att) dot net

  14. OK my friend--between you and MariLynn giving wonderful recipes, I'm starving!!!! LOL Your project is so cool! Did you grow those lemons in your yard? It looks like they are fresh from a tree. TFS

  15. Oh yum!!!! This looks so fabulous with the lemons paper and real!!! What a lovely thought to make such a meaningful gift!!!

  16. What an awesome gift for your brother. Thanks for sharing that recipe. I am going to have to try it. It sounds like something my family would love.
    I think it would go well with Mexican Stew! LOL!

  17. Cool project. Love the use of other stamp sets with this one.