Favorite Recipes Gift Envelope

We round out our week of Epicurean creativity with this envelope filled with favorite recipes created by Gloria Stengel.  She combines the vintage Epicurean Collection from 7gypsies with the classic Canvas Corp Farmhouse Kitchen Collection to create this perfect little project.  A great way to collect recipes at your next cookie exchange, bridal shower or super club.

Favorite Recipes Gift Envelope

Welcome! It is Gloria Stengel – Gloria Scraps Blog Spot and I am sharing a project inspired by the Epicurean Collection! No matter your background, heritage or country of origin, the Epicurean Collection has the images you need to create a foodie inspired project.

Gloria-Stengel-Epicurean-1Food often means comfort to us as we dream of our favorite meals prepared by our mom, grandmother, sister, or father. Our food memories are often some of our strongest and sweetest memories. In this electronic age, with millions of recipes and hundreds of food blogs at the click of a button, we still love hand printed recipe cards, recipe books, and food journals.  I have created the perfect gift to give to a new bride, to hand out at recipe swaps, or to share with a child moving away from home. This recipe envelope is decorated in vintage images and stuffed full of recipe cards!

To create this project you need:

Canvas Corp Brands Products

Epicurean 12″ x 12″ paper: HoagiePimientaPomodoro

Mini Ephemera: Epicurean

4×6 Printed Recipe Cards

Gypsy Moments Tags: Recipe Card

Farmhouse Kitchen Rooster Panel Cards and Kraft Envelopes

Farmhouse Kitchen Recipe Cards

Farmhouse Kitchen Stripe 12″ x 12″ paper

Canvas: 12″ x 12″ Sheet

Hardware: Kitchen CharmsCutlery: Antique SilverSmall Red ClothespinsMini Red Clothespins

Trims: Red Hemp Rope

Other Products

Ink: Ranger Distress Walnut Stain

Circle dies: Spellbinders

Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Tools: hot glue gun

Adhesives: double-sided tape, foam tape, hot glue

I used a 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ kraft envelope for my project base. I lined the envelope with Epicurean Hoagie paper. I trimmed a strip of Epicurean Pomodoro checked paper and added it to the lower portion of the envelope. I topped the paper with a strip of canvas trimmed from one of the 12″ x 12″ canvas sheets.


I layered images trimmed from the various Epicurean papers with the images from the Epicurean Mini Ephemera pack. I trimmed out “favorite recipes” and “yum” from the Farmhouse Kitchen Stripe paper. The focal point of the envelope is the large Route 66 sign topped by the Antique Silver Cutlery. In the “old days,” the cafes and diners along Route 66 were a huge part of American food culture. I wanted to celebrate that on this project!

I stuffed the envelope with recipe cards. To give this as a gift, you could write out your favorite recipes for the gift recipient. For a shower gift, you could take blank cards to the party and allow all the guests to fill out a recipe card.


I added one of the min ephemera, which looks like one of grandma’s handwritten recipes, by clipping it to the project with a mini clothespin.


I used one of the Recipe Tags (Gypsy Moments Collection) as the gift card for the project. One of the small clothespins is perfect for clipping the tag to the project. Plus, it allows for the addition of one of the Kitchen Charms. It would be fun to ask other folks to also give the gift recipient a charm, and then she would have the start of a sweet charm bracelet as a memento of the party!

Gloria-Stengel-Epicurean-5 I hope this inspires you to crate your own food-themed project! Thanks for visiting!

Happy Creating!!!!

About Gloria Stengel: My name is Gloria Stengel and I live in southern California with my husband, 3 children, and 2 feisty cats. My first love is the Lord, followed by my family, reading, and paper crafting. I love creating layered, vintage-themed projects, especially if I get to use vintage Americana, including farm and country images. If I see something with old signage, labels, black and white photos, or something rusty, I want it! Much of my inspiration comes from my Pennsylvania Dutch roots, where I grew up in the middle of farm country with other German Americans, including Amish, and Mennonite farmers. I am a long way from home now, but those days of country living are in my heart.


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'Favorite Recipes Gift Envelope' has 1 comment

  1. May 23, 2015 @ 6:42 am kathy/NorthCarolina

    I love the way Gloria transformed this envelope into a gift package! The finished look is so wonderfully vintage! I’m going to keep this idea in mind for the next time I have to attend or host a bridal shower! It’s fabulous!


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