Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Freebie Baking Overlay

Another freebie, yay!

I started a new scrapbook album and I decided that the title page should be a recipe scrapbook page with pictures of me making cookies with my two girls. But, how to scrap it and make it look really special -- my title pages are always very detailed and I put a lot of thought and work into them. Knowing that I wanted to scrapbook the recipe, I decided to print a recipe card that would look retro and really very fun. Here is what I came up with:
Chocolate Sugar Drops recipe
I found the graphic of the "chef" online and then I spent 2 days searching for a 1950s retro frame. I could not find one! So I experimented with the warping tool on my photo editor and came up with this frame. I think I accomplished my goal. To finish off the effect, I downloaded fonts from daFont mainly the title font called, Fontdiner.comSparkly.
Here is the .png file that can be used as an overlay for a digital page or printed on paper for traditional scrapbooking. I printed mine on 5x7 tea-stained paper. I was trying to make it look well worn and a little shortening/butter stained like my mom's recipe cards always were.
Baking Overlay Preview
Click here to download. Please leave me some love if you like my work, and please enjoy!! Also, feel free to try my cookie recipe, we love it at our house!


  1. Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

  2. Sarah, Thanks for sharing this..I love your blog..we are "friends" on facebook...I don't do the scrapbooking but do cards and other stuff instead..so I always like to see others work..someday I will do the Scrapbooking..it overwhelmes me..but someday...I will conquer it! Anyway..love the retro look and you did a fabulous job with it..gonna try that recipe too..

  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Jun. 30, 2010. Thanks again.

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cooking category today [30 Jun 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. This is great! Thank you. My digiscrap blog is http://digitalphotobookpages.blogspot.com,
    but I am also writing our family a personal cookbook, so this will go right in it!

  6. could I possibly get the clipart of the woman chef in your recipe overlay? it would fit perfectly in a blog site I am working on...or at leat, let me know where you got it?

  7. I cant wait to try the recipe THANK YOU :~}

  8. OH this is too nice! And so appropriate for the clipart and use! Thank-you!


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