Mar 03 2008

Cherry Cheesecake

This is a card I did for Jami’s Swap for the Occasions Mini. I had to use Tart and Tangy and I chose to use the Summer Picnic Designer Paper that coordinates with it — fun!!! I made a card that has an inside pocket that will hold a recipe. Here it is:


I used the fun paper with the cherries on it and the cherry stamp since I was enlcosing a recipe for Cherry Cheesecake. I also put a tab on the top to sort of look like an index tab in arecipe box. I made the card shorter so that the top of the tab is at 4 1/4″, so it still fits into an envelope. I colored my cherry stamp with markers. Here’s a picture of the inside:


Isn’t it cute? A fun way to enclose a little something extra with the card. This would also serve well as a gift card holder. This is a really good and really simple Cherry Cheesecake recipe. If you’d like it, here it is:


Make, or buy prepared, standard graham cracker crust — use a larger pie pan or else it will overflow.

For filling:

  • Mix 1 envelope Knox gelatin in bowl with1/2 cup sugar.
  • Add 1 cup boiling water and stir until dissolved well, about 5 minutes.
  • In mixer, beat together 2 8-oz. packages of softened cream cheese and 1 tsp vanilla, beating well until smooth. Slowly beat in gelatin/water mixture. Pour into prepared/cooled crust.
  • Refrigerate until firm — about 3 hours. Top with cherry pie filling.

OK, now back to the project at hand — I have prepared a template for this card. Using the Scor-Itmade this super quick and easy. Here it is:


  • Cut your cardstock 5 1/4 x 11
  • Score in half at 5 1/2
  • Using a paper cutter, cut off 1 1/2″ from the right edge, as shown in photo, ONLY up to the score mark
  • Now comes the fun part, and it is so super easy using the Scor-It. Just push your template up against the raised metal rail, as shown in photo. This gives you the perfect line to score on without any thought or measuring — just run the tool straight on down to score the paper. Done — Perfect!!!
  • Round your corners, fold the flap up, securing sides with red sticky tape to form pocket. Decorate as desired.

All the entries for this swap will start being uploaded at SCS today, 3/03, so if you’d like to check them out, click here. The keyword is jswap208.

And here’s a complete Supply List:

  • Stamps: Tart and Tangy, It’s Your Birthday
  • Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White, Summer Picnic Designer Paper
  • Ink: Black Stazon, Markers in Real Red and Old Olive
  • Accessories: 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Stapler, Brad, Dimensionals, Scor-It, Crafter’s Tool Kit. Punches used: 1 1/4″, 1 3/8″, Scallop, Corner Rounder, Round Tab

Hope all the swappers who got this enjoyed it — it was fun to make!!! Thanks so much, everyone, for stopping in — truly appreciate it!!! I have a full agenda this week and should have regular uploads. See you later!

44 responses so far

44 Responses to “Cherry Cheesecake”

  1. Rose Ann says:

    That is such an awesome design, and I love the colors and papers you used! Yummy recipe too! Thanks!! 😉

  2. Sue says:

    Sharon this is a darling card with holder. The recipe is quite a bonus too. Thanks!

  3. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, what a great idea! I love it!

  4. Velta says:

    Oh Sharon this is just precious! I love the idea. Glad you gave us a tutorial on it also. TFS 🙂

  5. JoAnn says:

    Is this ever TOO CUTE, Sharon. I love the idea of the card holding something like a recipe. Great colors to go with the cherry paper and that red ribbon is fabulous.

  6. Kathie says:

    How clever and cute! The cherry looks shiny and ready to eat! I like the tab on the top and still fitting in an envelope. I need to try this one! TFS

  7. very cute, Sharon! Two Christmases ago I put a recipe on my Christmas card and that was fun. I’ll have to try yours too.

  8. Debra says:

    I love this!!! I am very excited to get one! Wooohooo!!!

  9. lacyquilter says:

    Great idea. You would have been in trouble if you hadn’t shared the recipe – lol.

  10. Carla (stargirl) says:

    Adorable! Thanks for posting the dimensions. I really need to get one of the scoring tools, but can’t decide which one. Most people seem to like them both-that makes it harder to decide!

  11. This is so cute! I love the pocket for the recipe!!!

  12. flossie says:

    what a great card and recipe holder, thanks for the recipe, will most definitely have to try this one.

  13. Jessica says:

    Every time I visit your blog, I get more inspiration and today is definitely keeping with that trend! I love the cherry theme and the color combo you chose, too. And the neat little bonus of a card AND a recipe! Now I’m going to have to get this set, too!

  14. Kim Howard says:

    Great card, I just ordered this set and am going to have to try this layout with a card I need to work on this week. Thanks for the directions!

  15. Amy B says:

    Way toooooo cool. GREAT idea!

  16. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Oh Sharon, this is so much fun, what a fantastic way to send out a recipe with a personal touch, I absolutely love it.

  17. rainy says:

    As ALWAYS Sharon this is amazing! I love this card.. absolutely adore the paper and stamp. And what a wonderful new template you’ve given us for a gift card holder or recipe holder. I’m printing up right now. I must try this.

  18. Tandra Boyer says:

    Fabulous!! AND I got one of these!! Love it!

  19. Maren says:

    What a fantastic idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

  20. DeborahLynneS says:

    So cute– wish I was in this swap!!! Love the cherries and adorable design!!!

  21. Dawn E. says:

    What a wonderful idea Sharon! This is my FAVE new DP…it’s so cheerful! Thanks for sharing your idea and recipe…YUM!

  22. This is completely darling!!!! LOVE the idea. I will for sure try this out when I get some time. Hey, does that sound familiar—- :-)!! I have a little surprise on my blog for you. I know that you must get a ton of this kind of stuff – so don’t worry about passing on the message just know that I mean it!!!

  23. This is just the cutest thing! I think I’ll make a few and keep them on hand because I’m always giving out recipes to someone! TFS!

  24. Lisa C. says:

    thank you so much for the tutorial, especially using the scor-it. I never seem to see projects using the scor-it, and since I have one, I love seeing projects with it!!

    The card and idea are fantastic!!

  25. Beth says:

    This card idea is so cool! I’m gonna have to try this. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card, recipe, and the directions!

  26. jeanne nielsen says:

    Wow! How beautiful! You did such a good job matching the paper to the stamp! I’m going to try the recipe out this week too! TFS! Jeanne

  27. Laura says:

    Just gorgeous! Great idea, beautiful design..everything I have come to expect from you! You never let me down..I love it!

  28. Cheryl Hirzel says:

    A very worthy card to present your wonderful cheesecake recipe! Your cheesecake is always an awesome treat. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Karen says:

    This is such a darling project. How do you fit all these wonderful ideas into a normally sized head? lol I love it, of course.

  30. joyk says:

    Isn’t this SO cute???!!!! Love the colors you used and your design. Thanks for showing a template too!! Can’t wait to try your cheesecake recipe!

  31. I *love* this recipe card holder! really ingenious! the papers and colors you used are so springy and fresh too!

  32. CHRIS MOTT says:

    What an cute idea!! Your creativity is boundless…Thanks for another awesome tutorial. Chris

  33. Marisa says:

    What a wonderful idea 🙂 Would be great as a wedding shower gift idea when you ask everyone to bring a recipe. Think I figured out which scoring tool you prefer too 😉

  34. Juanita says:

    Very cute and clever. Thank you for the great visual and instructions and TFS.

  35. Rita Wetzel says:

    Fantastic. Thanks for the details.

  36. amy says:

    Absolutely a-dorable!

  37. This is so very cute! I love the pocket! Thanks for sharing…and for the recipe! Hope you are doing well! 🙂

  38. This is soooo great!! I can think of so many ways to use this! Adorable design — love the recipe pocket!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  39. Wonderful! A great idea for a little something extra! Thanks so much for the recipe for the card AND the cheesecake!

  40. latisha says:

    I really really like this, so many possiblities…I like your idea about putting a gift card in it. Thanks for sharing

  41. Debbie Olson says:

    LOVE the folder, Sharon, and such a fresh, crisp design!

  42. Yvette says:

    Great card. Thanks for sharing both the “how to” and the recipe. I’m going to have to try it this weekend.

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  44. dianne bell says:

    where do you get the recipe you put inside the card. thank you dianne bell

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