Friday, April 8, 2011

Lowri - Recipe Box - Nan's Favorites

Hi Everyone - Lowri here.

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 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 fritatta!

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 :-)


  1. Love your box,i have 2 unfinished recipe books here,must get back into them soon

  2. Very cool, this paper suits this perfectly. The frittata looks really good too!

  3. I've had a Recipe Box sitting here for a long time now and I could never decide on the papers. Well I have now....I am going to steal this idea. Thanks...Vicki