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Maurine Stettler 05-03-2011 11:18 PM

May 2011 Recipe Card Challenge
UPDATED: May 7, 2011

Here are the instructions for this month's recipe card challenge/exchange:

1. Click HERE for this month's starter kit; it will be free to those who participated in the prior month's challenge. Please use this kit (or papers/elements you design in the same color palette) so the cards will "coordinate" and to ensure we don't violate other designers' TOU.

2. The general theme for this month's cards is your favorite Mexican recipes. This is a wide open theme ~ anything goes! Be creative and have fun with your cards! If you need different tags for your card(s), send me an e-mail and I'll make them for you.

3. Design your recipe card(s) however you'd like. Include your name, forum name, e-mail address ~ whatever you want ~ on the card.

4. 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 so it can be included in the download file at the end of the month. Several participants have 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. Please upload only your actual recipe card ~ not the blank cards.

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

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


Maurine Stettler 05-03-2011 11:25 PM

Re: May 2011 Recipe Card Challenge
Dear friends: I'm on a business trip this week and won't be home until late Friday. I am hoping to finish the starter kit at night, but so far I'm working long days and not getting much free time. Please be patient with me! : )

As for this month's theme: it was totally going to be breakfast in honor of what all moms should get served to them in bed on Mother's Day, but I have seen so many good recipes in honor of Cinco de Mayo that we're going with MEXICAN! So get those ideas flowing and watch for the kit by Saturday at the latest...

kathyh 05-04-2011 12:51 AM

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How would I participate for the first time? And is there any way to get the past recipes?

lbettis 05-04-2011 04:53 AM

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No problem Maurine. I'm waiting patiently.

makeyesup 05-04-2011 06:17 AM

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No problem, we can wait for you. Have a good trrip and don't work too hard. I know that's impossible when you are away on business. There is always too much to cram into the time that you have.

jimmyrose 05-04-2011 09:24 AM

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No problem. Waiting patiently. Don't mind waiting at all. Waiting, waiting, waiting...Well maybe I am not so good at waiting after all. But, you have a great trip. Take some time to enjoy. I will find some reipes, then I'll hop on over to clutter it and color and check back later. Thanks

marnie 05-04-2011 05:57 PM

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Oh, goodie...I'm glad you changed it to Mexican! I am not a "breakfast" person and my family loves Mexican food.
Oh, and by the way, we'll wait... uh, but don't count on patiently! LOL

mrscarol_1 05-07-2011 09:52 AM

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I love Mexican food. Can't wait to get started.

Maurine Stettler 05-07-2011 12:16 PM

Re: May 2011 Recipe Card Challenge
What a long week I had ~ sorry for the delay in getting the starter kit finished and posted. I'll be sending the coupon code to all April participants today. I look forward to seeing all your fun card designs and tasty recipes! : )

redplaid3 05-07-2011 04:24 PM

Re: May 2011 Recipe Card Challenge
I played. Check it out:

Also I'm emailing you the card. Hope it's the right size. I use a different program than Photo Shop and it's hard to tell the pixels with it.

rschwetz 05-08-2011 12:18 AM

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You've had a busy week! Hope your trip went well, Maurine. I can see that you made time to make another fun kit! I love it, and I love Mexican food, too. I'll have to find a good recipe to create my cards.

mskinsey 05-09-2011 06:26 AM

Re: May 2011 Recipe Card Challenge
Hi Maureen,

I've never done a recipe card challenge before, but I LOVE Mexican food, even lived in Mexico for awhile a looooong time ago. LOL! I'd love to try this. Is it too late?


PamR 05-09-2011 10:53 AM

Re: May 2011 Recipe Card Challenge
Super cute kit! Here's my recipe. I'm ashamed to say I make me one of these at least 3 times a week, hehe. I love em!!


jennyj 05-09-2011 11:58 PM

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ah...breakfast got booted out by Mexican....I guess I can't complain, I love them both! Downloading kit now..... :)

lbettis 05-10-2011 11:43 AM

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Here's my Mexican recipes

jennifer9948 05-10-2011 01:46 PM

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Here is mine, thank you.

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jimmyrose 05-11-2011 12:13 PM

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OK, here we go. This was way too much fun.




















This was such a fun kit to play with. Thanks Maurine, you know how much I love this challenge.

bcalberti 05-11-2011 08:41 PM

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This is going to be a fun recipe month!!!

mdusell 05-12-2011 05:22 PM

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Here's mine Ole!

rschwetz 05-14-2011 11:50 PM

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Here's my recipe card. I don't have many Mexican recipes, but we do love Mexican food and this is one we really enjoy making
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