Wednesday, December 22, 2021

What's Cooking? w/Brutus Monroe

I always love and appreciate when someone shares a good recipe.  In fact, if you have a family favorite; please send it my way.  It's always FUN trying a new recipe.  Right?  Well, the new Sugar & Spice Inspiration Box from Brutus Monroe will help you create some adorable recipe cards so that you can share your favorite recipes with friends.  Next time you're sending someone a card, why not tuck in a recipe?  The adorable new Sugar & Spice Stamp Set will help you decorate your recipe cards so sweetly.  I decided to use plain old ordinary white recipe cards.  The reason why I made this decision is because I figure that if I used some of my specialty recipe cards (Bo Bunny, specialty from Etsy, etc.) you might not be able to find them, and that wouldn't be fair.  Right?  So, I used the very ordinary white recipe cards for this easy project.  It's also a very inexpensive "gift" to tuck inside a card.
All the images in the Sugar & Spice Stamp Set are so cute.  They're all kitchen or food themed, obviously.  There aren't a lot of great sentiments (in my opinion) in this set; but.....there are oodles of sentiments strips included in the Sugar & Spice Inspiration Box.  In fact, each Inspiration Box contains sentiments strips, and they expand your sentiment choices exponentially.  I actually shared a card last week where I used one sentiment strip, and cut and pieced words from others.  Like I said, you can make a vast variety of sentiments using the goodies in each Inspiration Box.
Each recipe card has a bit of Tim Holtz Oxide Ink rubbed on it somewhere.  I also placed at least one image (more) on each recipe card.  Some are stamped directly onto the recipe card and others were stamped and cut with the coordinating dies and then taped securely to the recipe cards.  I love not only the darling bigger images in this Sugar & Spice Stamp Set; but also the darling little stamps included such as the hearts and dots, flowers, sprig, etc.).  These smaller accent stamps are great for creating backgrounds or for using as accents as I did here.
The one recipe card uses the vintage scale, rolling pin, and apple images.  The second recipe card I put together showcases the DELICIOUS cake on stand as well as the hearts and dots, and the third card showcases the sack.  The front is actually blank and there are several choices as to what you can place in the little sentiment box.  I used the "Sugar" sentiment stamp.  I had contemplated using the cute sprig, and now I wish I had.  It would have given it a softness it's missing.  Oh well, next time I suppose.
There's really not anything else here to mention (that I can think of), but if you should happen to have any questions, I don't mind at all.  Brutus Monroe has LOTS of great stamps, dies, inks, stencils, and pretty much anything you can think of using.  I was part of the Inspiration Box Design Team for Brutus Monroe, so I've been working strictly (90%) with the Inspiration Boxes.  Next Wednesday will be my last post for Brutus Monroe as my GDT term will be over.  I can honestly say that they really do have great products and wonderful Customer Service.  They're good group of peeps and a great company.  Thanks for stopping by everyone.  Have a wonderfully creative week and please stop by again soon.  I always appreciate your visits and comments.


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful cards Karen, and fascinating recipes. What a great idea!
    Stay safe


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