Recipe Box (Kaisercraft – Nan’s Favourites)

Hi Everyone – writing to you from chilly Marlborough.

Our grape harvest is almost over and the nights are getting COLD with the frost alarms going off every night this week. There’s snow on them there hills and the heating is well and truly on!

Today I have a recipe box to show you using the Kaisercraft “Nans Favourites” Collection – which has been MY favorite collection of theirs this year so far.

I have covered the box using the Lemon Slice and Apple Pie papers and lined it using the Cookie Dough and Shortbread papers.  I have used paper-pad, elements and chipboard to decorate as well as one of the Kaisercraft Wood Flourishes in the shape of a weighing scale.

I love these flourishes – they are so versatile but one word of warning – they are delicate too, so take care when you are taking them off the packaging. I have been a little over-enthusiastic in the past and snapped them but you can always just glue them and use them on a card :-)

I thought the chipboard pieces from this collection were really fun – so I decided to use them as tabs for my box.
I gave the pieces of the box a light sanding followed by a coat of paint. Usually I give 3 coats of paint for a matt finish but this time I wanted a slightly worn look so I painted once and then sanded the paint to expose some of the raw wood underneath.
These recipe cards which form part of the collection are GORGEOUS! I scanned one on my computer so I could figure out an easy template to print my recipes onto them. I chose a simple font (Courier) and I am really pleased how these turned out.

Here is a close-up of one of the cards – along with a pic of the finished frittata…

I have heaps of more projects using this collection – so stay tuned to the blog for some more ideas!
Please post a comment if you have any questions!
Lowri :-)

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  • Reply Diana April 8, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Lowri, you are an inspiration. My 13yr old daughter won this collection at an Artfull Crafts crop day and she loves it too. Can't wait to show her this in the morning!

  • Reply kim c April 8, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    That project is fantastic. Love it. And your frittata is making my drool.

  • Reply ButtKurst April 8, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    That is easily the most decorative recipe card box i've ever seen in my life! Well done!

  • Reply Cheri April 8, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Love this! Thanks for visiting my blog – I'm a new follower!!

  • Reply heidig April 8, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    I love everything you create – gorgeous!

  • Reply jamie long April 9, 2011 at 2:36 AM

    I cant decide which one i like the best ;)

  • Reply Amanda April 9, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Such a wonderful recipe box, I've been debating whether or not to buy the kit, think I might have to after seeing this!

  • Reply Ashley April 13, 2011 at 3:01 AM

    love this!! so well done

  • Reply Jo April 13, 2011 at 6:25 AM

    Loving this box Lowri, I've been restraining myself with these papers (I'm a sucker for all things cooking) but after seeing this, me thinks they need to be added to my stash! Sooner rather than later!

  • Reply Judy Bagwell April 17, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    I am no cook, but I would love to have that in my kitchen!

  • Reply Lisa's Passion to Scrap April 21, 2011 at 1:41 AM

    Hi Lowri, you work is just beautiful! Very inspirational, Lisa

  • Reply JAG April 26, 2011 at 1:25 AM

    I'll be making a recipe box for my Granddaughter that is getting married in December. This is beautiful and has given me some additional ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Magento Themes April 29, 2011 at 12:20 PM

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  • Reply G and H April 30, 2011 at 1:51 AM

    I love it!! What a great Mother's Day gift this would make!

  • Reply urkonstantine23 November 9, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Hi, just bought this kit and want to put it together as a Christmas gift. Just wondering what you used to hold the box itself together? Sides etc.

    • Reply Lowri November 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM

      Hi there – you can use any number of glues. Some people use PVA craft glue but if it was me – I would use a solvent based glue as they are easy to clean up. Not sure where you live but try Helmar 450 or UHU. You onlt need a small amount and any excess will rub off or use an adhesive eraser. Hope that helps :-)

  • Reply James Hampton July 31, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    I like the fruit crate design for the recipe box. It brings a fresh design concept into the kitchen.

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