Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vintage Recipe Cards

This is my grandmother's recipe for gingerbread, well used, the paper infused with oil & flour.

I was lucky to work with a client recently who wanted to give her mother's recipe collection new life after her passing. She asked me to adapt my Vintage Apron Patterns note cards as RECIPE CARDS - apron pattern illustration on the front and a simple frame on the back where she'll adhere photocopies of her mother's handwritten recipes. They must be 3" x 5" to fit old-fashioned recipe boxes.

As usual, clients have great ideas - and I decided to design a set for everyone. The 3" x 5" Vintage Aprons RECIPE CARDS includes 8 different illustrations on the front, and a lightly lined writing field surrounded by a neat frame with 8 different cheeky slogans from vintage 1950s food ads.
A second set, the Embroidered Aprons RECIPE CARDS seemed a natural evolution as 4" x 6" cards featuring the illustrations of the Embroidered Aprons note cards. Five different drawings inspired by vintage apron and embroidery patterns grace the fronts with gingham and rick-rack, with a lightly lined writing field surrounded by a frame of matching rick-rack on the back.

1 comment:

Ren said...

love all these ideas and the recipes sound great, too. thanks for sharing. Recipe Cards make a great gift for the person who loves to cook. Also, this is a good way to bring back a time-honoured tradition of passing on recipes to your friends and family.