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.
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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.
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