Good Cooking–Good Crafting

Good Cooking–Good Crafting

Ta da! This is my first official assignment for the Pazzles Design Team.

Pazzles fans are invited to participate in the May Challenge. The admin invites you to take a picture of something that inspires you and use it to create a craft. My Challenge Project revolves around Cooking/Baking. A desire for my children to eat healthy food inspired me to learn how to cook (over the past two years). Really cook. I have a great friend who took me under her wing. We had “lessons” in which we not only produced a finished product and I learned new skills, but we also were blessed with time together.

This is the photo that I submitted as my inspiration. (One of the first things I learned to make was my own chicken stock and then soup!)

Homemade Chicken Soup
Homemade Chicken Soup

Not only I have I learned to cook, but I have a repertoire of baked goods as well. I took this “inspiration” and created a little bake set. (I also made this set as a custom order thank you “card.”)

I used a Double Easel Card for the base. Here are the steps:
Begin with an 8” square cardstock
Score and fold the card in half
Cut one of the halves in half
Take each of the panels and fold the inner edge down to the outer edge
Cut two pieces of card 4″ square (or other shape)
Carefully attach the two pieces of card to the triangular flaps (make sure that they don’t interfere with the opening of the card)

Cut, Score, Fold
Cut, Score, Fold

Fold Inside Corners to Outer Sides
Fold Inside Corners to Outer Sides

Instead of attaching square pieces of cardstock, I chose to use a recipe cards and an apron instead. I used the Apron Recipe Cards file from the Pazzles Craft Room. I had to Print & Cut the recipe cards.

Recipes & Apron
Recipes & Apron

Next I made a mixing bowl to hold the double easels up in place. I pulled the Round Box File from Pazzles. Please note that the file has two pieces that are very similar. However, one is slightly larger then the other: One for the outside of the bowl and one for the inside. You need to pay attention to how you assemble your bowls and which way to fold the printed side of the paper. You make both pieces and then insert one into the other. This is so that you can hide all the seams.

Make the Outside of the bowl

Outside of Bowl
Outside of Bowl

Outside Completed
Outside Completed

Make the Inside of the bowl

Inside of Bowl
Inside of Bowl

Inside Completed
Inside Completed

Insert inside piece of the bowl in to the outside piece.

Inserting
Inserting

Together--Bowl Complete
Together–Bowl Complete

Add embellishments to individual pieces and then attach all the pieces to the easel card. You can see that I added some cooking utensils that I found at Pazzles as well. I designed the flour and sugar bags myself. I used Print and Cut for those.

Cooking in the Kitchen
Cooking in the Kitchen

Here are other angels of the card. I hope you can see how the “easel” comes into play. And although this is an easel “card” you cannot fold it down for mailing. You have to send it in a box or hand deliver it!

straight on
straight on

top view without flour/sugar bags
top view without flour/sugar bags

side view
side view

back view
back view

If you have any questions, do let me know. I am happy to work with you on this.

Papers that I used:
Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two
Recollections Valentine Paper Pad

One Response to Good Cooking–Good Crafting

  1. Krista, I love this so much. It’s such a gorgeous piece of work to have sitting in the kitchen next to your recipe books.
    Great job and beautifully put together.

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