Friday, November 18, 2011
Recipe and Baking Blog Hop
Welcome! You should have come from Sheila's Blog, if not you may have missed some great inspiration and will want to start from My Cricut Craft Room so you don't miss anything awesome.
For my first project, I have started a Kid Tested Recipe Book. My grandson is 15 months and not quite old enough yet to help grandma but definitely needs some high chair activities. Grandma needed a break from chasing him around the house and decided to look for some fun recipes. So I made him a very basic flour and salt play dough. He was still a bit too young but he still liked squishing it around in his hands. What he didn't like was the taste. It was so funny and I didn't get a picture. Each time I get to babysit, I am going to look for a recipe for something fun to play (make a mess) with or eat and add a new page to our recipe book. I am putting them in a 3 ring binder that has a sleeve on the cover. I have a lot ideas that are not necessarily going to be mom approved. :)
I purposely made my cover super simple because I plan to have Austin help me decorate it when I make finger paints. I used Cricut Craft Room Basics to cut the letters and used the paper company value pack card stock.
I used the Font Tool for "Kid Tested" "Recipes" and cut at 1 inch. I really like the ability to use a text box for simple text but it doesn't work well if you want to play with the placement a bit, so, the rest of the letters I didn't use the text feature and just placed them on the mat. And is cut at .5, With is cut at .875, Grandma is cut at 1.6 and all words welded. Austin is cut at 1.08
For my first page, again, I purposely made it super simple. I really want to keep this album fun and really hope that Austin will want to help make pages later on. The only cricut cut on this page is the word bubble, cut at 3.056 x 2.125 from craft room basics. I then added a note from Austin. I used paper from a really old pack of paper and matted the photo and recipe on red cardstock.
My next projects are also super simple. I'm the family baker and candy maker so I'm always looking for new recipes and trying new things. And I am super excited that I can make super simple things to package up some of my treats.
I cut the popcorn box from Tags Bags Boxes & More cut at 11.40 x 6.45.
Scalloped circle 2.42 x 2 from A Child's Year and a 2.14 x 2 circle from George and Basic Shapes. I then cut a snowflake from Winter Lace cut at 1.66 x 1.81. Patterned paper is from Stampin Up, the red and cream paper is from my stash. If you have not made boxes before they are really simple, just make sure you get a good fold and use strong adhesive.
I also made a tag from Winter Frolic cut at 2 x 3 and attached another snowflake. On the back of the tag I will put the link to the recipe.
Chocolate Popcorn. Super easy to make and unfortunately for me, really easy to eat.
The treat bag is also super simple. I used the same tag from Winter Frolic but cut at 3 x 3 and added another of the snowflakes with some red stickles for the center. I used the little treat bags you can find in the cake decorating aisle at Michael's. Sorry about the M & Ms, I made Chili Roasted Peanuts for my husband to take with him (boy did this week go fast) and I forgot to save some for the photo.
I really love that I will be able to make yummy treats and then make super simple and cute packaging using my expression.
I love comments and would certainly love recipes for treats or fun play recipes if you would like to share.
Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs because I am sure Erica has something fun planned for blog candy.
Next you will go see what fantastic project Carol is sharing! The entire lineup is posted below.
My Cricut Craft Room- http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
Melissa - http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com
Amanda - http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com/
Tracy - http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/
Beckie - http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/
Tammy - http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com
Wendy - http://gilbyscraftster.blogspot.com
Sheila - http://2pawprints.blogspot.com
Laurie - http://lauriecandoit.blogspot.com YOU Are Here
Carol - http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com NEXT
Blog Candy - http://ericasblogcandy.blogspot.com