How to Make an Altered Recipe Card with Dew Drop Highlights

Hello and welcome.  Shelly with you today, sharing an altered recipe card.

My niece recently got married.  For her bridal shower, guests were asked to fill out a provided recipe card for the bride – I decided to go a little above and beyond a simple handwritten recipe (and now she wants me to do all her recipe cards – lol!)

Gather Your Supplies:



Make It:


  • Cover front and back of card with patterned paper and cardstock (I used white cardstock on the back)
  • Optional – a little machine stitching


  • Next, either hand write or use computer to type up your recipe
  • Add machine stitching if desired, ink edges
  • Add recipe title with alpha stickers
  • Add cardstock sticker using dimensional foam tape for dimension (I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch to “deactivate” sticker first to make it easier to work with)
  • I added an Index Sticker from the paper collection to the top of card – I used a small piece of cardstock cut from the branding strip of my patterned paper to cover a word on the index sticker that did not apply to my recipe
No project is complete without adding Dew Drops as the finishing touch – they add color, dimension and just a bit magic

And finally, since this was a gift, I signed & added a sticker to the back of the card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today – have a creative week!


How to Make a Meaningful Card During the Time of Covid19

Hello and welcome – Shelly with you today sharing a way to reach out to friends and loved ones while we are under this lock down and unable to be with the people we love!

While under quarantine, and all of the social distancing, I feel beckoned to participate in simple pleasures – like sending mail – REAL MAIL.  An encouraging card with a few handwritten lines inside is such a day-brightener!

Shelly’s Card “Recipe”

I am starting with my own personal “Card Recipe” for cutting my basic pieces:

  • Card base – Smooth White Cardstock cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 folded in half
  • Card Mat (for color cardstock or patterned paper) cut to 4 x 5-1/4
  • Smooth OR textured White Cardstock cut to 3-3/4 x 5 for embossing or just highlighting your embellishments

There are so many jumping off places with these measurements!

I chose “Spa Colors” soothing blues and greens….

and  used Original Dew Drops and Mini Dew Drops to accent my embossing!

Wood Veneer pieces from Color Cast Designs

Butterflies represent HOPE & RENEWAL – perfect accent (especially with Pearl Diamond Dew Drops!)

Wood Veneer Butterflies – Michael’s Store Brand

Wondering what you should write?  “We’ll get through this together”, “Miss Your Face”, You are LOVED!”

Send a card this week!!

Thanks for stopping by – have a creative week!!


Posted 2 days ago by Shelly K. Hein-Simmons