The first recipe swap I joined was a Campfire recipes swap - I shared my recipe for Marinated Flank steak.... I tried to make it look kind of rugged since it was an outdoor theme...
The "smoke" is part of a swirl stamp set from Fancy Pants; the little grill is a Quickutz die. I just printed the recipe right on the patterned background paper. It was easy and I was really excited because the hostess chose me to win an award - how exciting since it was my first recipe swap on line!
I also joined an A-Z Cupcake Recipe swap. The idea behind this swap was that everyone shared a cupcake recipe based on a letter of the alphabet, so at the end of the swap you get to make a book of cupcakes... cute idea! I actually mainly joined this swap because I wanted to get an extra book as a gag gift for my mom... it's kind of a personal joke, but she really HATES cupcakes and so I thought it would be fun to poke a little fun at her on her birthday... she's a scrapper too, so she'll respect the work even if she doesn't care for the theme. Plus, I actually DO like cupcakes, and the recipe titles sounded yummy and so I signed up for two spots... here are my cards:
This was a pretty basic little card. The background paper was from Imaginisce; the border punch was from SU and the recipes I just printed on GP cardstock and matted. The frosting is in a pocket behind the recipe. The letter "L" is a Quickutz glued over a stamped cupcake.
For the letter P, the recipe I shared was for Pineapple Banana Smoothie Cupcakes, so I did a tropical theme. The paper is from Bo Bunny; I printed the recipe on SU Naturals cardstock and stamped a faint palm tree behind the recipe portion using Always Artichoke ink and a stamp from Rusty Pickle. The pineapple, letter P, and decorative flower were all QuicKutz, and the flower gem center is from Kaiser Craft. I love the Quickutz pineapple - super cute! Glad to have a chance to finally use it!
The next swap I joined was a Trifle Bowl recipe swap; I joined this one because I have a trifle bowl and they can be difficult to come up with ideas for! I love the idea of them, though; so pretty to serve in and fun.... I took two spots in this swap too, since the recipes already listed in the swap sounded awesome and I wanted all of them!! The ladies in this swap did a great job, too... it was really a fun one; here are the one's I did:
I used Bo Bunny dotted cardstock as a based, and created the card to kind of look like the trifle recipe I used.... the Ladyfinger trifle uses Ladyfinger cookies around the base, a fluffy mixture of cream cheese, 10x sugar, and whipped cream topped with cherries, so you can see how the card came about! I cheated and used my pineapple Quickutz again to make my "Ladyfingers"; the cherry is also a QuicKutz, and the rest is pretty self explanatory! Fun fun fun to do and in my favorite retro kitcheny colors!
The stamped peas and patterned paper all come from Basic Grey; I added a little stickles to the peas in the pea pod to make them pop, and the rcipe is cut out using SU's top notch die. Quick and easy, and I got to use the BG paper that I loved but didn't have a lot of use for!
My last swap was just for fun.... yes, I enjoy the Twilight series! I'm not a die hard fan sort of person, but I saw a recipe card swap for Twilight fans and thought it just sounded fun trying to come up with recipes inspired by the books; and it was! I wish I could fin more swaps based on book/movie ideas... it was fun seeing what different people came up with and finding out where their inspiration was from... Here are my cards:
This card uses paper from Marks Paper Company and an SU set for the pretty stamps behind the printed recipe portions. The Edward picture was downloaded from the Internet and cut out using my tag maker tool; I chose "Butterscotch Sauce" because the book refers to the color of Edward's eyes as "butterscotch"... I included the quoted passage on the card.
Bella actually makes Chicken Enchiladas for her father at one point, so I included a recipe for them... I just tried to go with kind of a southwestern theme since Bella is from Arizona. I used the back of some paper from Best Creations; In a clip art website under southwestern themes I found the wolf image and knew it was perfect! I again included the quoted paragraph on the card, this time on a little tag tucked behind the recipe.
You could also choose to do a drink recipe, and since I don't drink I needed to find a recipe; I actually found one called the Bella, so I picked it... I stamped the flowers on the black cardstock with white craft ink, and the patterned paper is from Prima. It was just a quicky fun one and I used blacks and reds for the romance and slightly goth undertones; the swap ended up being kind of a dud because I guess a lot of people didn't come through with their cards, and the hostess ended up having to do a bunch on short notice that for obvious reasons didn't have a lot put into them, and I still got some of my own back, so that was kind of a disappointment, but I did enjoy many of them; like I said before, it was really fun coming up with recipe cards that were based on a theme that really didn't have anything to do with cooking - great twist!