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Since everything fall (and pumpkin!) is taking over, I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and let fall inspire this week's blog post, again! My youngest son loves to bake, so he jumped at the chance to make some of our absolute favorite cookies, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip! My recipe for them is pretty old and wrinkled, and very stained. It was time for me to rewrite it and I thought, why not make my own recipe card? And why not do a blog post on it?!! And of course, I also thought of the fun of gifting cookies and recipes to others, and thought why not create a fun treat box too?! And so this blog post was born! So let's grab some materials and I'll show you how to do it!
STEP 1 - gather materials
For this tutorial, I am using 2 sheets of fall inspired craft paper with gold foil, 2 sheets of 4.5x6.5" kraft paper, 1 white 4.5x4.5" treat box, a handful of wooden leaves, Tombow's Permanent Adhesive, Tombow Fudenosuke Pen Soft Tip, Tombow Mono Drawing Pen, Tombow Mono Pencil, and a ruler.
STEP 2 : create recipe card
Using the Permanent Adhesive , run strips all along the edges of 1 sheet of brown kraft paper. Then apply it to the BACKSIDE of your patterned paper. Cut off all access patterned paper.
Next, grab a second piece of brown kraft paper. This piece you will have to cut it down a little on every side. You will be attaching this to the front of your patterned paper, so you will want the pattern to show. Then using a pencil, draw lines for your recipe name, and ingredient lines. I drew a line down the center to make 2 columns.
Using the Permanent Adhesive, attach your ingredient list to the front of your patterned paper.
I found these super cute wooden leaves at Michaels so I had to incorporate them into this project! Using the Permanent Adhesive, run a small amount on one side of the leaf, then apply to your card.
Now, on the BACKSIDE of your patterned paper, write out all instructions for your recipe! I drew some pencil lines to help keep my writing straight, then erased it when done!
Add some fun doodles!
Doodles are one thing I want to get better at, so I practiced some fun baking ones here! (I need to work on 3D boxes more!!!!)
Now your recipe card is done!
STEP 3: customize the treat box
Measuring the front of the box, cut your patterned craft paper to the treat box size. Then apply with the Permanent Adhesive. Repeat for the remaining 3 sides.
Now repeat the same process, but for the top of your treat box. Measure your top area, cut out the correct size from your patterned craft paper, and apply it with adhesive. I went with the same pattern as my recipe card for the top!
Using the Permanent Adhesive, add some wooden leaves to the top of the box! You can place these anywhere, like the sides if you prefer!
Just one step left: Time to package your goodies up!
And there you have it! Your treat box and recipe card are done! All you have left to do is find someone to give them to! Which I'm sure won't be too hard!
I may have done this tutorial with a fall theme, but the beauty of patterned craft paper is there are SO many patterns! You can make your recipe cards and treat boxes look any way you want! Think of Christmas coming soon (yeah, yeah, I know, but it WILL be here before you know it!) You can create these fun cards and boxes in a Christmas theme and give them out as gifts! And you can really put any kind of goody inside! Cupcakes, Banana Breads, Muffins, Scones, you get the idea!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I'd love to see your version, so please be sure to tag me on social media!
Have fun lettering, and DIY-ing! Till next time,