Cricut: Design Inspired: Holiday Recipe Tin

November 20, 2014

Rifle Paper Co. Inspired Recipe Tin | Damask LoveRifle Paper Co. Inspired Recipe Tin | Damask Love

My mom has a tin of handwritten recipes in her kitchen. They’re all tattered and soiled with drips of molasses and smears of vegetable oil. They usually come out every holiday season when we make way too much cornbread stuffing. I love the idea of handwritten recipes, but with resources like…uh…the internet, it’s rare (read: totally unlikely) that I would sit down and write out a recipe. It just ain’t happenin. But what if I had a really pretty recipe box. Yes! That is the solution! If I had a really pretty recipe box, created just for my most special of recipes…then I would have an excuse to handwrite some of my favorite recipes that I love so much. In that case, today’s post is right on time.

I was inspired by THIS adorable recipe box from Rifle Paper Co. For around $10 in consumable supplies and my beloved Cricut Explore, I was able to recreate the look of the recipe box, with a holiday twist.

Rifle Paper Co. Inspired Recipe Tin | Damask Love

The how-to on this project is embarrassingly simple – I almost didn’t include any step-out photos at all! I simply printed a bunch of floral images onto Printable Vinyl and cut them out using the Print Then Cut feature of my Explore. I downloaded the floral images from Creative Market and uploaded the JPG files into Design Space. Since Design Space allows you to use your own images, you really have no limits on the sorts of graphics and illustrations you can work with.Rifle Paper Co. Inspired Recipe Tin | Damask LoveOnce you’ve arranged the vinyl cut outs onto your tin, you can add a label to the top. I simply printed out a “Holiday Recipes” label and then cut a label holder from gold metal sheeting…yeah you heard me…my Explore cut through metal. Get excited people.

Rifle Paper Co. Inspired Recipe Tin | Damask Love

Rifle Paper Co. Inspired Recipe Tin | Damask Love

Rifle Paper Co. Inspired Recipe Tin | Damask Love

Rifle Paper Co. Inspired Recipe Tin | Damask Love

Rifle Paper Co. Inspired Recipe Tin | Damask Love

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19 thoughts on “Design Inspired: Holiday Recipe Tin”

  1. I’ve been collecting tons of tins from thrift shops and yard sales. And once I am done making these, I can tell my husband, “See, honey – I knew I would have a purpose for all these tins one day!” 😛

  2. I love this so much! I am going to check out those metal sheets… how super cool are they?! And you can cut them with the Cricut?! Now that is going on my Christmas list for sure! 🙂
    Thank you for the inspiration, Amber. You are awesome!

  3. Ever since I stumbled on your blog, I’ve fell in love with all of your tutorials and posts. Your photos are stunning too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing & keep ’em coming!

  4. just found your blog in my December issue of BH & G. I love it! love this recipe box project, just adorable, I’ve added you to my blog list and will be checking back for more wonderful inspiration 🙂

  5. I love how your recipe box turned out – very nice! I have some tins I’ve collected and am not doing anything with…. hmmm….
    But, I don’t have your favorite craft tool – the Cricut Explore. I keep telling myself I can’t justify it because I don’t use my current Cricut very often – but you are making me want an Explore! LOL
    Thank you for all the inspiration you share!

  6. Awesome project!! I love collecting recipes. I may need to make these for next year’s gifts and share my favorite holiday recipes. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Amber, I just wanted to give you a big shout for being the BHG Dec. issue.
    Also, can I just suggest, if you could do some project without using the Cricut Explore because I have the Cricut Expression and don’t have the ability to do some of the beautiful projects or give alterative suggestions.
    Thanks,

  8. I followed your link to Creative Market to download the flower images but it takes me to the home page of the site. There are so many flowers! Can you help me by giving me a clue of what to search for to find the flowers you used? Thanks!

    1. Sorry about that! The flower images I used are from a set called “Vintage Vector Flowers” and the designer is Mia Charro. This should help you find the exact images I used!

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