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Maurine Stettler 07-02-2011 02:20 PM

July 2011 Recipe Card Challenge
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 FRUIT recipes. This is a wide open theme ~ if the recipe includes any kind of fruit, go for it! I included 5 blank tags so you can add your own recipe category: dessert, salad, drink, pie, cobbler, etc. We will be doing a canning challenge, so if you have jam/jelly recipes, you can wait for that or include them this month. Be creative and have fun with your cards! If you need different metal tags and don't have them from previous kits, 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 ~ 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 July 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 07-02-2011 02:27 PM

Re: July 2011 Recipe Card Challenge
Dear friends: I'll have the kit posted by the end of the day. I looked through the "Ideas and Suggestions" forum thread and can cross one of the items off the list with this month's challenge -- you'll see soon! My primary inspiration for this month: I just tried the Berry Almond Chicken Salad at Wendy's -- delicious!

I'm going to take a break from my computer for a bit. Yesterday was my anniversary, and I'm sorry to say I spent the day at work, and then on my computer finishing up some scrapbook kit deadlines. It's time to hang out with my husband for a bit before I finish the starter kit. See you soon...

beccasue 07-02-2011 05:56 PM

Re: July 2011 Recipe Card Challenge
Happy Anniversary. Enjoy yourself.

Maurine Stettler 07-03-2011 08:23 PM

Re: July 2011 Recipe Card Challenge
Update: the coupon code for the July starter kit has been sent to all June participants. If you didn't receive it, send me an e-mail message. Download links for June's cards will be sent to you as soon as I receive all of them.

That's it -- can't wait to see what you come up with in July...

Becster 07-03-2011 08:29 PM

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Happy Anniversary Maurine! I hope the two of you got to spend some quality time together. :)

bcalberti 07-03-2011 08:55 PM

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That kit is just too cute.
Enjoy your time away!!!

Leicantrell 07-04-2011 12:02 AM

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Happy Anniversary :)

DarlineHM 07-04-2011 07:52 AM

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Thanks ...looks like other fun one

ADBDesign {anita_d} 07-04-2011 03:01 PM

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here is my July submision (on time, as it were LOL)

marnie 07-04-2011 03:58 PM

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Happy Anniversary, Maurine. Loving the cute kit this month. Thanks.

jimmyrose 07-04-2011 04:56 PM

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Happy anniversary - enjoy. Got my cards started and will be back soon. Also doing the featured designer challenge. Both kits are great. Love this little bird.

Maurine Stettler 07-04-2011 09:06 PM

Re: July 2011 Recipe Card Challenge
You ladies are quick ~ the gallery is already looking good with this month's cards! I decided to get one done early myself ~ otherwise, it will be the end of July and I'll be panicking!

My card includes the recipe that inspired this month's theme: a version of Wendy's new Berry Almond Chicken Salad.

By the way, you can see a potential use of the little word tags on my card. I just noticed a funny little edge on the bottom of the tags, so I've fixed those and re-uploaded a new file to my store. If you already downloaded the starter kit and want a new version of the tags, let me know and I'll get them to you. Or you can just use your square eraser and barely run it along the bottom edge. Sorry about that ~ perhaps no one else would notice, but quality is super important to me! : )

lbettis 07-05-2011 11:36 AM

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Here's mine:

jimmyrose 07-05-2011 06:37 PM

Re: July 2011 Recipe Card Challenge
Had lots of fun with these. I love fruit recipes in the summer, but included a couple of apple ones for winter too. Here are mine:




















Leicantrell 07-05-2011 07:52 PM

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Finally the first of the month instead of the
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marnie 07-06-2011 12:02 PM

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Love the kit you used this month. Loving all the great recipes so far too!
Here's mine... Strawberry Daiquiri Cake


bcalberti 07-06-2011 08:55 PM

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Okay - I can't get myself motivated to do the progressive scrap, so I did another card instead.
Very yummy frosting for cupcakes!!

marnie 07-07-2011 02:44 PM

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Barb, that sounds great for cupcakes and cakes too! Darn, I hate I am trying to lose weight with all of these great recipes this month. Grrr...

mrscarol_1 07-08-2011 09:30 AM

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Here is my receipe for Fruit Salad



beccasue 07-09-2011 06:55 AM

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Here are my cards

Watermelon Gazpacho
Fruit Kebabs

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