Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Funky Recipes!

I love to make altered things with the "retro" type tin lunchboxes!

When I got this new set from THE FUNKY FAIRY --- I just *HAD* to make a recipe box with it. I chose a lovely yellow with the cute little sprinkled cupcakes on it. I used a craft knife and cut a
wavy line along the top. I put the paper through my XYRON and popped it all the way around the tin. This *AWESOME* set comes with so much different stuff, I just couldn't use it all. I did print out two of the same digi-images that come with the kit. I printed them in different sizes (and I actually printed them without the sprinkles) then I used the YUM stamp on them. I put some stickles on the icing to make it look sparkly and yummy - then I colored the cherry and the paper with my copics. Next I printed out letters from the alphabet set that ALSO comes with this set. I don't have a punch the size I needed, so I hand cut each letter (like I hand cut the cupcakes) and then attached them along the top. I sorted through the ribbon stash and found some cute ribbons to tie on the handle.
Oh, I almost forgot. Since this is digital paper - I can only print it at 8.5X11, which is not enough to go all the way around the tin. I had to cut two strips that were tall enough out of one 8.5x11 sheet, then line them up and cut the wavy line. To cover up the seams, I printed out some of the pre-colored images that were included with this set and then silhouette cut them. I did an overlap stack to hide the seams.
Inside -- I shrunk down more of the little cupcakes and since they're so awesomely digital - I added little titles inside the cupcakes (appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, desserts, other) and then put the cupcakes on cards to make dividers.
Hmmm... I think that's all the important parts. Go shopping at the Funky Fairy - I put the link above. She's got tons of awesome new stuff up, and she's going to be featured in some magazines any day now!
~enjoy ... well I'm too tired to think what you should enjoy, but daggumit, enjoy something!


Lisa T said...

Adorable! You always make the best lunch box tins. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow I lover that digi cupcake paper, I'll have to check her out! cut tin and the photography turned out so great, like it could be in a magazine!

Risa said...

Oh Diana!
Your altered tin is so pretty!!!! I love the yummy pretty!

Cheri said...

Looks like the perfect bridal shower gift. :)