DIY RECIPE CARD AND TREAT BOX - FALL THEME!!!

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 Make your own recipe card, and add your own customization to a plain white treat box!

Make your own recipe card, and add your own customization to a plain white treat box!

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

 Let's create!

Let's create!

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

 Cut the craft paper to size...

Cut the craft paper to size...

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.  

 It should look like this on one side, and the back side will be all brown.

It should look like this on one side, and the back side will be all brown.

 Draw some ingredient lines!

Draw some ingredient lines!

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.  

 Time to write it out!

Time to write it out!

Next, letter out the recipe name at the top. Then write out all ingredients on your pencil lines. When done, just simply erase those lines! I used my Tombow Fudenosuke pen for the name, then the Mono Drawing Pen 03 for each ingredient. 

 Now attach it!

Now attach it!

Using the Permanent Adhesive, attach your ingredient list to the front of your patterned paper.

 Add some fun accents!

Add some fun accents!

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.

 Sooooo cute!!!

Sooooo cute!!!

 Next up, the how to!

Next up, the how to!

 

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!

hand lettering, blog, recipe card

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

 Let's make a fun treat box!

Let's make a fun 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.

 Apply Adhesive...

Apply Adhesive...

 Apply to front of box, then repeat for remaining 3 sides!

Apply to front of box, then repeat for remaining 3 sides!

 Now the top!

Now the top!

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!

 2 different patterns help make it pop!

2 different patterns help make it pop!

 Apply some leaves!

Apply some leaves!

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!

 The finished piece!

The finished piece!

 There's one more step!

There's one more step!

 YUMMMMMMMMMMMM!

YUMMMMMMMMMMMM!

Just one step left: Time to package your goodies up!

 They are ready to go!

They are ready to go!

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,

Mandy