View Full Version : Recipe Card Exchange ~ Christmas in July 2012

Maurine Stettler
07-21-2012, 09:54 AM
Recipe Card Challenge Gallery (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=1042)
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Hi, everyone. I'm excited to host a recipe card "swap" for our “Christmas in July” celebration here at theStudio. The instructions are basically the same as our normal monthly recipe card challenge with one big difference: for this exchange, there is a required color palette, but the rest is up to you! Here’s the palette we’ll be using:


1. I have created a freebie kit you can use if you want – it is available here (https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_189&products_id=13786). I’ve also created a full starter kit that has lots of fun elements and papers you can use on your card(s). It will be on sale through the end of July and is available here (https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_189&products_id=13787). Another option is using papers and elements from theStudio’s December 2011 “Reindeer Games” mega kit available here (https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=315_317&products_id=9757). And last: feel free to use your own designs or pieces from other kits as long as you follow the applicable TOU.

2. The general theme for this card exchange is your favorite recipe for Christmas cookies. If you don’t have a cookie recipe but have another treat you like to make during the holidays, feel free to create a card with that instead.

3. Create your original card at 6" wide X 4" tall (1800 and 1200 pixels) and save it as a 300 ppi jpeg, quality between 8 to 10. These are the print-quality cards that will be shared with all participants. You will also need to resize your card at 72 ppi to post in the gallery.

WHEN FINISHED with your card(s), do the following 3 things:

1. E-mail your print-quality, 300 ppi recipe card to LetMeScrapbook@hotmail.com so it can be included in the download file at the end of the month. Do not share your print-quality card on your blogs or through any other means without my prior approval. Several participants have also asked for blank copies of the cards you design, so if you're willing to send me both (with and without the words), that would be great!

2. Upload a picture of your 72 ppi card to the Recipe Card Challenge Gallery (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=1042). Please upload only your actual recipe card ~ not the blank cards. You may also post a copy of your 72 ppi (web version) on your blog if you’d like, and then include a link to the forum in case others are interested and want to participate.

3. Post a link here in this forum thread no later than July 31.

At the end of the month, all participants will receive a link to download all the cards created that month. Bon appétit!!


07-21-2012, 12:28 PM
Oh my, haven't completed the regular recipe challenge yet. I did pick out my recipes though, better get started.

07-21-2012, 12:52 PM
OOOHHHH... can't wait!

07-22-2012, 07:12 PM
I'm happy to see this challenge. Can't wait.

07-22-2012, 08:12 PM
I want to play

07-22-2012, 10:47 PM
Sounds like fun!!

07-23-2012, 11:17 AM
Here's my favorite Potato Chip Cookies (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p101876-makeyesup-201207-cij-potato-chip-cookies.html) recipe. Used different kits made by Maurine, Let Me Scrapbook, some items recolored.


07-23-2012, 01:08 PM
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p101893-chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookies.html)


07-23-2012, 05:34 PM
I have my all-time favorite cookie recipe picked out. I crashed my PC last week and it is still down, however, I hope I have everything I need to create recipe cards on my laptop. I'll work on it this week.

July 26th: my PC crashed a second time after getting it fixed. Somehow I got a very nasty virus that recreated itself and that my antivirus program let through the first time. BUT I did manage to use my laptop to create a recipe card. Here is the link:

One day I'll learn how to post the picture here.

07-23-2012, 08:01 PM
Love this challenge. Here is my recipe card:
and here is my blank card:

07-24-2012, 01:07 AM
I tried to see what I could do with the freebie kit...sometimes I get to overwhelmed with too many elements and papers. I did mess with the saturation some (hope that is okay), and I did add a textured overlay to grunge up the plain color. Anyway...here is my card (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Christmas_Cookie2.jpg), and the gallery link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p101939-chocolate-mini-chip-holiday-cookies.html).

07-25-2012, 10:11 AM
OK, here are mine. Like always, I had a great time with this.











07-26-2012, 11:33 AM
I just had to go and buy the full recipe card kit. It is gorgeous and has a Christmas Train. It will also be great for making my Christmas Cards for my grandsons.

Thank you for hosting this challenge, Maurine. I really do enjoy doing the recipe card challenges.

07-26-2012, 07:41 PM
Ok here is mine...the best cookies ever and I wait all year long to have them...


07-27-2012, 09:31 PM
Here's Mine. We love these and they are really easy to make.


Doris C
07-28-2012, 09:37 AM
Was so excited to see a Christmas cookie exchange. Thanks Maurine. My recipe is for a delicious cookie called a Snow Ball. Hope you will try them and like them as much as we do.

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/Snow-Balls.jpg" />

07-28-2012, 09:48 AM
Here is my card. I make these sweets every year and on Valentine's day I make heart shaped sweets from marzipan.





07-28-2012, 03:09 PM
Here is one my favorite holiday treats! Peppermint Fudge... enjoy!



Maurine Stettler
07-28-2012, 11:50 PM
Oh, my goodness -- your cards are terrific! It's really fun to see how creative you are being with your designs and recipe. Thanks so much for participating!

07-29-2012, 12:41 AM
I posted my card in the gallery....for the life of me I can't figure out how to get it in this forum. Tried 3 times; with no luck! Thanks for the great challenge, Maurine!

07-29-2012, 01:39 AM
Here's my second recipe---couldn't get my first picture in the forum, but you can see it in the gallery.

07-29-2012, 01:47 AM
Here is my first recipe--Yeah got the picture to appear! Enjoy the recipes--and thanks Maurine for the challenge!

07-29-2012, 05:05 AM
I was so excited to see what recipes showed up for this! Love Christmas Cookie Exchanges!
Finally found me some "Me Time" hard to get when your Goat has twins on her first try. lol

I found another recipe from my "Special Diet Days" It is perfect for the flavors of Christmas.

It was fun to play with the DSS Mega Kit "Reindeer Games" again.

Find it in the Gallery Here (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p102303-banana-date-cookie.html)

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/500/medium/apc_Recipe-Cookie-Banana-Date-web.jpg" />

Maurine Stettler
07-29-2012, 10:12 AM
Here's the link to my Snowmen Cookies (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p102291-snowmen-cookies.html) recipe card...

07-29-2012, 11:57 AM
Here's my card
<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/medium/Cinnamon-Sugar_Cookies-web.JPG" />

07-29-2012, 02:46 PM
Here's mine, a tad late!

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/XmasInJulyRecipe.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/recipe-card-challenge/p102327-coffee-fruit-drops.html)

Maurine Stettler
07-29-2012, 04:08 PM
These cards all look wonderful in the gallery -- and even better all together in the folder on my computer! Can't wait to share them with you!

There's still time to participate if you haven't had a chance yet...

07-30-2012, 11:03 AM
I had so much fun making these... thanks for the challenge.

Here are my cards...




07-30-2012, 12:45 PM
Been having computer problems, well actually the modem, but have it replaced now, so have a day to get my entry in...hopefully can work on it tonight or early in the morning...just under the mark of the 31st!! LOL Love what I have seen so far! :D

07-30-2012, 08:57 PM
Here's my Christmas cookie recipe. Thanks for a great challenge, Maurine


07-30-2012, 08:57 PM
Here's the picture. Sorry


07-31-2012, 12:01 AM
Well I missed this one:( Between kids getting sick and traveling the last 2 weeks it has been incredibly busy and time has gotten away from completely. The cards look amazing and the recipes look lovely. I wish I had time to play:(

07-31-2012, 08:45 AM
I made it under the wire for this challenge, no thanks to my old modem and all the problems it was giving me, lol Fixed now with a new one, thanks to my internet provider!! :DD

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1042/DSS-CiJ2012_recipe_card_gallery_date_drops_vjg.jpg" />

07-31-2012, 10:30 AM
I posted my card in the gallery.

Here is the link:


CM Silly
08-01-2012, 11:39 PM
I was too exhausted to post my recipe card yesterday, after a very busy day. With chronic pain, it takes a lot out of me to be active. I have my card and woould like to submit it, but I see you gave a very strict rule of receiving by the 31st . Well, I will post and send it anyway. Maybe you will choose not to be legalistic about the rule and bend it this time. lol

Maurine Stettler
08-02-2012, 07:27 PM
Lucky for you, I'm one of the least "legalistic" people I know! So no worries! : )

However, I can't see your card posted in the gallery -- I'll have to look closer.

I was too exhausted to post my recipe card yesterday, after a very busy day. With chronic pain, it takes a lot out of me to be active. I have my card and woould like to submit it, but I see you gave a very strict rule of receiving by the 31st . Well, I will post and send it anyway. Maybe you will choose not to be legalistic about the rule and bend it this time. lol

Maurine Stettler
08-02-2012, 07:29 PM
Thanks so much to everyone for participating in this extra recipe card challenge! I love what you've done and how many of you were able to join in given the short turn-around time! It will take me a bit to get all the cards organized and finish the quality check; I've been out of town for work and have a lot to catch up on. I'll get the cards to all participants just as soon as I can.

And with that, this challenge is officially closed!

Maurine Stettler
08-07-2012, 01:00 PM
I opened this forum thread back up long enough to give an update. All participants should have received an e-mail message with a download link that included a total of 27 recipe cards plus an additional 21 blank cards. I must say: these are some of my very favorite recipe cards yet, and the blank cards will be put to good use at my house for Christmas greeting cards or adding my own recipes. Really fantastic job all around on this "bonus" Christmas in July challenge! : )