Jun 18 2009

Stamp Simply #92 – Summer Recipes

Keyword ssnotime92 – There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload your project at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all. You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!) can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

SUMMER RECIPES — We all love getting new recipes to try out. Today our challenge is to make a card, or recipe card, or anything at all that will either hold a recipe or that we can write a recipe on AND there’s one more part that’s optional, but would be fun. SHARE your favorite summer recipe with us in your post — I think we’d ALL love to get some new recipes. And it’s summer — the recipes don’t need to be hard — they can be as simple as what you throw into your favorite tossed salad, or a picnic dish, or whatever. I’d love to get some new ideas — have fun with it!!!

Check out the great samples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today on the blogs of these designers:

Special Announcement: Let us all bid a fond farewell this week to Becky. Becky has been with us almost since the beginning, quite early on. Her life is very full and very busy right now and she needs to relieve herself of some committments. Thank you SO MUCH, Becky! It has been truly a pleasure playing with you each week and getting to know you so much better. Our well wishes go with you on your busy summer schedule. Have fun!!!

Please bear with us as we are all uploading and linking on Thursday night. Everyone should be uploaded by Friday morning.

You can see all Gallery Submissions here. Thanks, girls!

Heres mycard for today, which does contain a recipe:


This card is 3.75″ x 9″ and fits a standard business sized envelope. This image from Summertime Journal Notes reminded me of a vintage outdoor/garden/picnic theme, so that’s the look I was trying to achieve here. The little Bon Apetite from the Recipe Set by JustRiteyou see sticking up on the top is actually on the inside of the card. My image was cut with pinking shears, corners matted with scraps, sewn on the machine, then mounted with foam mounting tape. All my background stamping is done with retired SU stamps.


On the left is a closeup of the top of the card where you can see the Bon Apetite which is peeking through from the card inside. And on the right is the button embellisment with the same Bon Apetite sentiment from the Recipe Set by JustRite, used on the small 1 3/16″ Wood Stamper — a size I am really having fun with!


On the left is the card inside. The striped ribbon is 1.5″ wide and from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. The handwritten recipe card on the right side is attached with removable tape so it can be easily removed by the recipient. Although this will not fit into a standard recipe box, it could be used as a bookmark in a cookbook.

The recipe I shared is for Potato Salad for a Group. You can make this recipe as small or as large as you need. I make this all the time and am always asked for the recipe when I bring it somewhere. Well, there really is no official recipe, it’s just what I do, and I’ll share it here with you:

Potato Salad for a Group

For each 5# of potatoes, use 1 dozen eggs.

  • Boil potatoes until fork tender but firm
  • Boil eggs
  • Cut both into bit sized pieces into bowl

Add to your preference:

  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Green Pepper
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Mix in Dressing (recipe below)

Top with a good sprinkling of Paprika and Chives for garnish

Dressing Recipe

  • Scoop Miracle Whip Light into Bowl
  • Stir in prepared Mustard (to taste), I can tell when the color is a soft buttery yellow it’s how I like it!


And these are the JustRite products that I used to make my fun Recipe embellishment andtab today. The set is called the Recipe Set and it fits onto the fun little 1 3/16″ Wood Stamper. I said it the other day, and I’ll say it again today, I am really enjoying this size stamper — fits well in so many places.

Stamps: Recipe Set by JustRite, used on the 1 3/6″ Wood Stamper; retired SU Leaves ala Carte Wheel and Linen Background

Paper: SU Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Real Red, Not Quite Navy; Crafty Secrets Earthy Pad; Image from Summertime Journal Notes by Crafty Secrets

Ink: SU Bashful Blue, Barely Banana; ColorBox Chalk Yellow Ochre

Accessories: 1.5″ Striped Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Needle Thread, Pinking Shears, Wal-Mart Button, Deco Corner Punch, Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, SU Mini Library Clip, SU Dimensionals, Glue Glider, Removable Tape


JustRite for the Recipe Set and 1 3/16″ Wood Stamper

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for the Journal Notes image (Summertime) and May Arts 1.5″ Striped Ribbon

Once again, I am delighted to have you stopping in today! Hope you can take some time to cruise all the blogs linked above to not only see the girls marvelous creations but to check out some good and new recipes as well! It’s fun to get a new recipe that’s already been family tested and proven!!! Wishing you all a wonderful summer weekend! See you all real soon! I have some fun new stamps by JustRiteto play with next week — and that’s always a good thing!

19 responses so far

19 Responses to “Stamp Simply #92 – Summer Recipes”

  1. AJ says:

    Sharon your card is just fabulous! I love it! thanks for all that you do- and I am going to try your potato salad recipe for certain!

  2. Oh my goodness, Sharon!!!! Girl, this is just out of this world STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS!!! I’ll have to try this recipe too!!! It looks from what I read in your other recipes on your blog that you have either VERY good eaters or you have a lot of people around your table often :D:D:D. I can’t get over how amazing this card is, WOW!!! Hugs, Sabrina

  3. Jerri Kay says:

    Love it Sharon, it’s so much fun! The Journal Notes are so quick and perfect for a fabulous card like this! This card is a gift itself, so gorgeous, the recipient will be thrilled!

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  5. Janine says:

    I love this Sharon!!! Fabulous!!

  6. Oh sooo gorgeous Sharon! And that recipe sounds just like mine! But I leave out the celery, and add black olives!

    Good Luck to Becky! I will miss seeing her work here with all of you wonderful ladies in the Friday challenges!

  7. Pat (mspfd) says:

    What an awesome idea. Love your card.

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  9. Elena says:

    Great idea with the insert as a bookmark! Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. Heather says:

    The picture from Summertime Journal notes is very pretty and the layout you created is a lovely way to present a recipe. Thanks for the creative and culinary inspiration.

  11. Pat Adam says:

    Love your card with the slide out recipe tucked in for a great surprise. Great for the recipient to not only get a lovely card but your recipe also. You can find mine at
    http://rubbermaid.blogspot.com/ Pat

  12. Your recipe card/bookmarker is an awesome idea!! I’ll be casing this beauty!! What a fun challenge … one, however, I had to give some great thought to!!

    I hope you like what I’ve come up with: http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2009/06/stamp-simply-92-summer-recipes.html

  13. What a COOL creation, Sharon!!
    I love the colors and the way you used the Crafty Secrets pad and the Just Rite stamper!!!

    Here is my take on your challenge:

  14. Connie says:

    OMGoodness, Sharon…this is just so amazing!! How very fun…great challenge too!

  15. Judy Rozema says:

    What a beautiful recipe card and holder! Wow! So fun and summery and eye-catching! I am definitely trying your recipe as potato salad is one of my favorites!

  16. cards4u says:

    Beautiful – love the different size! Wonderful colors and this ribbon is a great addition to your card! Hope my recipe isn’t too hard to follow : )

    Here is my card:

    Thanks for taking a look!

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