April 25, 2008

Cobb Salad Sandwich Recipe Card

To me, the sandwich is the perfect meal. It's all inclusive, everything's in there! Now to my husband, he thinks sandwiches are bread and bologna or peanut butter and jelly. But to me a sandwich is a gourmet little morslet of a food mountain. This is my newest sandwich that I found in Taste of Home's Simple and Delicious magazine. Great recipes in these little cookbook magazines, I've subscribed for years.

This one's called Cobb Salad Sandwich. All the goodies from a Cobb Salad are topped on my favorite buttery croissants. Serve this up on a cute little plate with a Diet Coke and life is good!!

The little slice of hard boiled egg immediately reminded me of Karen Lockhart's Egg Salad stamp.......and so the inspiration was brewing.

When coloring an image like Egg Salad, simply pick out a bunch of Copics that are somewhat close together on your color chart. There is no need to be overly detailed when coloring images like this......just dabble on some colors and you've got salad!
I thought this sketch would be a great layout for a recipe card....simple and lots of room for the computer printed recipe. (I promise that some day I'll do something with all these sketches, I hear your requests!)So here's my finished recipe card. I usually make them 4" x 6" but I forgot and made this one the size of a regular A2 card. Still works for me. I followed the sketch closely but also added some ribbon snippets and some of my *messy stitches* to the white space in the top right hand corner of the recipe card. I cut and embossed the main image with a circle Nestabilities Die Template and then matted the image on a scallop cut Nestabilities circle. Oh, I just love that look, it's like icing on the cake.......or mayonnaise on the sandwich! To add the corner strip of cardstock, all you have to do is cut a strip of patterned paper that hangs over the edges of your project. Adhere it down with adhesive.
Then turn your project over and snip off the pieces that hang over. By cutting from the back side, you get a really straight cut right along the edge of the main piece.Attach the stamped image and it's done! Zoom in on the photo below...you can see that I used Ranger Glossy Accents on the lettuce. Love that look!I've already added my recipe card to my recipe box. Can't wait to serve these sandwiches to some friends. And if I had time, I'd make a handmade recipe card for each and every one of my recipes. I LOVE seeing the handmade ones when I open up my recipe books!
Supplies: Egg Salad stamp, Papertrey cardstock and ribbon, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Copic markers, Ranger Glossy Accents, computer generated recipe.

28 comments:

michelle in mi said...

This is so delightful-makes my mouth water just looking at it! And what a great special something to enclose in an envelope to a friend-how about a card to match? By the way-what fonts did you use for the recipe card?

Sandy said...

This is such a cute recipe card. I love the stitching and snippets of ribbon!! And that diagnal piece of patterned paper looks great.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Sounds delish, and what a cute recipe card! TFS!

Lorie said...

That is an amazing recipe card! So cute! Now...where did you get that COPIC marker chart? You made it didn't you? It is a great idea!

Dottie K. said...

Mmmm...sounds delcious!! What a cute idea! This would make a wonderful bridal shower gift also. Love the little bit of paper in the corner. :)

Alison said...

Cute recipe card! I was hungry before, now Im starving!

Sharon said...

Thanks a lot, Mishie Pearl!! First I have to sit and try my hand at hidden notecards, THEN I have to try the recipe card idea (cause I love those pretty little things inside my box too!) and NOW I don't have time to do what I was SUPPOSED to be doing! So, thank you! You've totally ruined my day!! LOL

salusa63 said...

Wow - what a great idea. I would LOVE to have all my recipe cards like this one!!! I guess I just found another project to get started on!! LOL But what a great gift idea. Especiall for bridal showers. I have given a gift of a recipe box with recipes several time - this would just make it more special to have each card decorated like this!! (and what a good excuse to get more stamps)!! HEHE

Lori Craig said...

Hmmm, this looks so good! What time's lunch? cute recipe card! Love the sketch!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OH that is the cutest stamp!! How perfect for a recipe card!!! LOVE it!! And I have a HUGE collection of Taste of Home magazines and books........I totally love them!!! One day maybe I'll even get brave and send a recipe in!! LOL

Michelle said...

So, so cute...and the recipe sounds delicious! I have been collecting stamps appropriate for a recipe book for quite some time now. This may just be the inspiration I needed to finally get started!

Chelle said...

i wouldn't mind opening my recipe box and seeing your handmade recipe card either!! adorable!! and, i want one of those sandwiches right about now!! i love your longaberger recipe box! i have the matching pen cup and note card holder (same pattern fabric) and love them!!
tfs!! chelle

Jana M said...

wow! Mish this is beautiful! Love the sketch, too.

txchali said...

Great card. I would love to know the font/s you used for the recipe. I like the combination of standard typewriter and the cursive.

Darthy said...

Mishy is that your recipe box? If if is open it up and let us see the inside. I love the way you decorated that card.

Juanita B said...

AWESOME and GORGEOUS!!!

The recipe card reminds me of a recipe book my mom made from a black photo album with slots to slide index cards in...they all turned brown! These would be so much more beautiful to use that way. I still have the first one, which we still use, I typed it for her on an idex card for Cream Cheese Pound Cake. I made it 50, yes 50 years ago on my new Smith Corona typewriter that was a birthday gift when I was ten!! I don't know where the typewriter is anymore, all I know is that it has disappeared.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane, the wonderful card. Have a BEAUTIFUL weekend and TFS.

cardcrazy said...

I get that magazine...how did I miss that recipe? It sounds yummy! Reiman has the best magazines (I've even had a couple recipes in them!)

But I digress...I love your recipe card. Wouldn't it be cute to have those fanned out on a buffet next to a platter of sandwiches at a ladies luncheon?

Thanks for sharing!
-Krissy

Heather said...

YUM - in every way possible!

DeeDee said...

YUMMO!! Oh WOW, wouldn't that be cool to have all your recipes on handmade cards.....too cute.....and that's what this card is Mish....TOO CUTE!!!!

Chelle! said...

Once again, I stopped by your blog and was simply amazed!!! Such a darling and cute recipe card. Also, I can not wait to see what you might do with all your sketches!!!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Yummmm!! and the card is gorgeous. Another Mishie Delight !! :)

StamperSharon said...

I swear, girl, our minds think a LOT alike . . . I had a salad recipe card in mind for this image, too! Love how yours turned out . . . I have the same Longaberger Recipe basket, too! ;)

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Awesome! The recipe even sounds yummy! Your card is terrific!

Lynn said...

Michelle,
This is true perfection, both the recipe card and the sandwich!

Seeing your projects done with the Lockhart stamps always makes me want to buy every single one of them!

Holly said...

I'd also like to know the font you used on the card. I think this is a cute idea, and the recipe itself sounds wonderful!

Jenny L. said...

This could not be any cuter!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mish,
I just LOVE recipe cards! Unfortunately, you don't see samples of them very often, so I did really appreciate this one of yours. It is so unbelievable beautiful! I love the colours, the layout and I was wondering whether the instructions have been done in your own handwriting? It looks so neat! Thanks a lot for sharing especially this card with us. And I adore your recipe card box, unfortunaltely, I can't get anything like that over here.
Keep up your wonderful creations as inspirations for us. It is always a highlight to get the mail that you have posted something new!

Nessie (from Scotland)

Jannell Leal Garcia said...

cute card and I also love your sketches. Love the copic marker chart too, did you make it?

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