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mish mash

Hello! Today I am catching up again with a “mish mash” of various cards I haven’t shared. The first two are from 2018 using the Lawn Fawn Critter Concert stamps and dies. The black edge on the first card was made with an old Martha Stewart Cornice Edge punch. The background was masked and sponged.

I used Spellbinders Heart Circles dies on the second card. My sentiment was done on the computer.

The next card is one of my favorite masculine cards and it gets a prize for hanging around without being photographed for so long. lol. I made this in at least 2015! Stamps are SU! By the Tide and Hardwood. The sentiment is an old Sweet ‘n Sassy set, Rhubarb’s Birthday Wish. The tag is watercolor paper. The inks used are Pool Party, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, and Soft Suede. I really need to use that burlap ribbon again!

Here’s another masculine card I recently made with another SU! set…Moon Lake. The sentiment is from Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Keep in Touch, Too. Papers are black, Smoky Slate, and Lost Lagoon. Ink is SU! Basic Gray. I also used the SU! Seaside embossing folder, MISTI, 2″ circle punch, and Die-Namics Cross-Stitch Circles.

I started with 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/2 and 6 1/2 so it overlaps. The inside…

My next card was for a challenge a few of my friends and I did to use the SU! stamp set Papillon Potpourri. I also used SU! Timeless Textures and SNSS Birthday Greetings. Colors are SU! Mellow Moss, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum and Pale Plum. Others…SU! Lace 3D embossing folder, paper doily, SU! Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches, circle punches.

I also decorated the envelope! The “deliver to” is a wood mount stamp by Printworks (I think it’s from Hobby Lobby).

The poppy thanks card is inspired by one that Bette Manning created. I just changed a few things. The poppies are from the current SU! mini catalog. I loved how she used them with the wreath embossing folder! I also decorated the envelope again.

And my last one today is a 6×6 recipe card. If you never made Buckeye Brownies, you seriously need to!

Have a great day and stay well!

 

 

6×6 German Apple Puff Pancakes

Back in the beginning of October I filled in to teach a class on making a 6×6 recipe card. Over the summer we stayed at a B&B in Amish country and were treated to some delicious breakfasts. One was some peach puff pancakes. The B&Bs in the area put out a few cookbooks and I purchased the current one. It didn’t have the peach version but this delicious apple one with craisins and pecans. We love it!

6x6 german apple puff pancakes diane zechman

I decided to use the cute apple paper but didn’t want to cover it all up so I made a triangular pocket with it to tuck the recipe inside. I stamped the Concord & 9th plaid background with black ink onto red cardstock and die cut the letters with Altenew’s Bold Alphabet. I also used a tiny apple die from my stash to cut from the plaid. To finish it off, I added the cute SNSS An Apple For Cocoa digital image and a few black enamel dots.

Have a great day!

6×6 Bruschetta Burgers

Hello! Just popping in quick with a 6×6 recipe card I made. This was for a recipe card class that I taught last night at my friend’s store, The Craft Shack. My husband and I enjoy these burgers which are served open-faced and I thought it would be good for a summer recipe class.

I used my Altenew Bold Alphabet for the word burger (love that alpha!). My friend, Lisa, had the super cute die set for the cow in her store and she had some suede paper to create him which totally added to the cuteness factor. lol. Instead of die cutting his eyes, I used some teeny tiny 1/8″ googlie eyes.

6x6 bruschetta burgers diane zechman

The original recipe only had 3 ingredients for the bruschetta which I figured would taste very bland so I threw a bunch of extra ingredients in there and came up with my own!

6x6 bruschetta burgers back diane zechman

Enjoy!

6×6 Swedish Meatballs

A couple months ago I did a 6×6 recipe card and I’m just now getting around to posting it! Here’s some Swedish Meatballs…of course I had to include the Swedish Chef!

6x6 swedish meatballs diane zechman

And if you want to try them, here’s the directions…

1. Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, allspice, nutmeg, onion, garlic powder, pepper, salt and egg until combined.

2. Roll into 12 large or 20 small meatballs. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and 1 Tablespoon butter. Add the meatballs and cook, turning continuously, until brown on each side and cooked throughout. Transfer to a plate.

3. Add 4 Tbsp. butter and flour to skillet and whisk until it turns brown. Slowly stir in beef broth and heavy cream. Add worchestershire sauce and mustard and bring to a simmer until sauce starts to thicken. Salt & pepper to taste.

4. Add the meatballs back to the skillet and simmer for another 1-2 minutes. Serve over egg noodles or rice.

Enjoy!

6×6 pumpkin gingerbread

Good morning!

Just popping in with a 6×6 recipe card using some Sweet ‘n Sassy images.  Here I used the Rhubarb’s Gingerbread Man digital image plus some snowflakes from my Snowy Hello stamp set.

6x6 pumpkin gingerbread diane zechman

This is one of our favorite breads and I occasionally make it all winter…not just for the holiday!  I ran out of space on the front so I added the directions on the back.

6x6 pumpkin gingerbread back diane zechman

I hope you enjoy it too. Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Rhubarb’s Gingerbread Man digital image and Snowy Hello stamp set; paper- white, kraft, red, Recollections- Noel; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Soft Suede; accessories- Copics, Magnolia Doohickeys- Dream Tag, MFT Blueprints 20, Stickles.

6×6 party cheeseball

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a 6×6 recipe card using the Chris-mouse Mini Shaker Set (4796) .  Bonnie keeps knocking them out of the park, doesn’t she?  How seriously cute is this mouse in his Christmas jammies?

6x6 cheeseball diane zechman

This recipe card was made for a swap I participated in this past weekend with several of my stamping friends.  I chose this recipe and image because we had a Christmas theme for our event of “Jingle All The Way”.  This yummy cheeseball recipe is one that my mother used to make at Christmas and my husband and I have continued to enjoy making it over the years for the holidays.  I figured the mouse goes with the cheese, and the jingle bell on his tail goes with our theme, so the recipe card all kinda fell into place!

The bell was stamped on a silver metallic cardstock. Of course, I had to place that cute bell on a Mini Action Wobble!  So fun!  His pajamas were paper pieced with a holly print to celebrate the season.  🙂

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Chris-mouse Mini Shaker Set (4796); paper- white, black, red, green, silver metallic, SU! Holly Berry Bouquet; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Black; accessories- Copics, Ai Mini Action Wobble, Martha Stewart holly leaf punch, sequin, MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 15 and Stitched Traditional Tags, Taylored Expressions Skinny Mini Party Borders, Stickles.

6×6 Mozzarella Burgers

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a little different project than I usually share.  I like to occasionally scrapbook recipes and trade them with my stamping friends.  And when I do, I also make extras for my girls (grown now!) to add to their collections I’ve given to them.  Here I made a 6×6 recipe card using the Ai BBQ Couple (3478) .

6x6 mozz burgers diane zechman

The recipe was printed from the computer and the white panel was embossed with a star embossing folder.  I made these cards around the 4th of July holiday so I guess I thought the stars would go with the burgers and red checked “tablecloth”.  lol.

Aren’t they a cute couple?  😉

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I also used an EK Success Burger punch to embellish the page.  I just added a tiny square of “cheese”.

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I hope you like the card and enjoy the recipe!  Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions BBQ Couple (3478) ; paper- white, red, black, brown, SU! Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, and Daffodil Delight, DCWV Bright Red Checks; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake; accessories- Copics, foam tape, QuicKutz Stars embossing folder, ribbon, EK Success Burger punch, 3/4″ square punch, BossKut Sun die, red Stickles, paper flower.

Hawaiian Chicken…yum!

Hello!  Today I am sharing one of my favorite recipes in a 6×6 format on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.  While you are reading this, I am spending the day stamping with good friends from NY and PA.  This recipe was scrapped for one of the swaps we are having.

6x6 Hawaiian Chicken diane zechman

I stamped the little chicken from my Get Well Critters stamp set.  I didn’t want his bandaged wing to show since I was doing a Hawaiian scene, so I gave him a tropical drink to cover it up!  😉  The drink, sun, beach ball, and palm tree are from the Wish You Were Here stamp set.  And I gave the sand a little “texture” by stamping some speckles from Grunge Elements.

6x6 Hawaiian Chicken 2 diane zechman

The Get Well Critters Dies and Beach Dies made cutting all the pieces out a snap!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you try the recipe… and like it!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Get Well Critters, Wish You Were Here, and Grunge Elements; paper- white, lime green, Bazzill- Atlantic, The Paper Cut- Taupe, SU! Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Raspberry Ripple; accessories- Copics, Sweet ‘n Sassy- Get Well Critters Dies & Beach Dies, Die-Namics Stitched Rounded Squares, foam dots.

6×6 best chocolate chip cookies

Today is my last post as the Inky Antics September Guest Designer and I would first like to thank Jackie for having me!  It was a lot of fun!

Those of you who know me, know that I have a weakness for cookies.  I like all kinds of yummy foods, though, and I enjoy trying new recipes.  When I have favorite recipes, I also like to scrap them.  Sometimes I swap them with my friends which is a great way to not only trade recipes, but also share our craftiness.  I always make extra recipe pages for my girls which is a fun way to hand down my recipes.

I used the Inky Antics Millie Mousie Clear Set to create this 6×6 page for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Yum!

I use 3 cups of chocolate chips but you can use less if you like  (are you crazy? 😉  )…or you could substitute some nuts for part of the chips.  We don’t care much for nuts in them so I use all chips.

I also like to use a silicone baking mat on top of my cookie sheet.  Just increase the time you bake them by one minute and they come out perfect with nicely browned edges!  The baking mats keep them from sticking to the pan and makes clean-up a breeze!

Millie’s dress was paper pieced in a fun matching print.  There are several items to choose from in this set to place in her hands but of course, I chose the cookies.

If you like this stamp set as much as I do, hop over and let Jackie know.  She is giving it away to one of the lucky commenters!  🙂

Have a “micey” nice day, friends!

stamps- Inky Antics Millie Mousie; paper- white, brown, SU! Poppy Parade, SU! Pawsitively Prints II dsp; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, button, crochet thread, rhinestones.

baking penguins

I’m back with another Sunday post as September guest designer for Inky Antics.  Today my project is a small gift jar with cookie mix inside using the Whisk Penguin image from the Baking Penguins clear set.

I created a tag and added a layer with the penguin.  He was colored with Copics  and I sponged a bit inside the diecut shape.  Here’s a close up.

His hat and shirt were popped up with dimensionals.

A strip of patterned paper was attached around the side of the lid.  Inside the jar I layered the ingredients from the recipe for the cookie mix that I found here.  I used M&M’s that I had on hand for this project.  The colors of the candy didn’t quite match my patterned papers so I added an additional strip of paper around the top of the jar to conceal the colored candy inside.  If you have candy to match your project, though, it is pretty to see that layer of candy at the top of the jar!

“Whisking” you a very happy Sunday.  Go say hello to Jackie on the Inky Antics blog and have a great week, friends!

stamps- Inky Antics Baking Penguins; paper- white, black, SU! Wintergreen; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party; accessories- Spellbinders Large & Small Deckled Rectangles, Copics, dimensionals, SU! Tag Corner punch, baker’s twine, rhinestones, 12 oz. jar and lid, cookie mix ingredients.