Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sharing Recipes

If you read this blog with any regularity, you know that I collect recipe postcards.  What you probably don't know is that I also make them. It started years ago -- my guess is back in the 80s, but who knows? -- when a friend asked me for my recipe for Lemon Squares.  Rather than just dictate it to her over the phone (this was in the days before email), or send it to her in a letter, I thought, why not make it the letter, or in this case, postcard.  Making use of a piece of clip art and sheet of yellow card stock, my longtime love of creating recipe postcards was born, and continues to this day.  I am one woman who is determined not to let the art of correspondence go by the wayside, and figure that I'm helping out the post office at the same time.  (At my local post office, all of the employees know me by name.)

As my interest in rubber stamping grew, I changed my approach to the postcards, hand-stamping and coloring them rather than making use of clip art.  

I have, at this point, close to forty different designs, but those that reflect my long-held love of mysteries tend to be my favorites.  

(The back side)

Back in 2002 they came to the attention of Rubber Stamper magazine, and they featured some of my work on a page in their October issue.

 I hope you'll consider doing something like this the next time someone asks you for a recipe.  Your miniature work of art will be both a delight and keepsake to its recipient.

This post is linked to:

Metamorphosis Monday-BNOTP
Mosaic Monday-Little Red House
 Brag Monday-The Graphics Fairy
Making the World Cuter Monday-Making the World Cuter
Motivate Me Monday-Keeping it Simple
Masterpiece Monday-Boogieboard Cottage
Amaze Me Monday-Dittle Dattle
Thrifty Thursday-Tales from Bloggeritaville
100 Ideas Under $100-Beyond the Picket Fence
 Show and Tell Saturday-Be Different Act Normal

Fall in Love - Decor to Adore


So Domesticated said...

Love all of your recipe postcard creations!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Very cute recipe cards...There is something special about having recipes in box, where you can write special notes on them and remember where they came from!

Pondside said...

What a great idea! Blogs have introduced me to so much creativity - like yours!

Snap said...

Adorable! Well done!

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I just love your clever cards! I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

Happy Monday!

Kim, USA said...

I haven't seen postcards recipe anymore. Your collection is awesome!

The Rose

Lorrie said...

What a great idea. Fun designs, too.

Debbie said...

This is a wonderful idea, and I think yours are fantastic!

Karena said...

Patty I adore your artful postcards!!

You made them so special!

I have just linked up with Laura's party!

Art by Karena

Denise Evans said...

Here's to keeping the art of correspondence alive. These are not only beautiful, but such fun. Thanks for sharing.

Are you part of the STL food bloggers group? If not and you are interested, give me a shout.