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Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe Card

Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan

Mmmm - Lemon Meringue Pie! My favourite! Yes, I know it's sugary, but I also know I'm not alone in loving it:

" I'm a sweet eater.
I love lemon pie and sweet potato pie".
Claude Williams

Recipe Cards

Throughout history, preserving heritage recipes has shown us a glimpse of life in times before us. Most museums like the Rouse Hill Estate in Sydney have a section on our culinary heritage.

Why not preserve some family history of your own? If you do decide to find your own family's heritage recipes and make them form your craft supplies, do be sure to make them from materials that will last.

Have you ever thought you could be making the heirlooms of tomorrow?

Here's an idea I made by using my scrapbooking supplies.

Made for an UNhealthy Recipe Card Swap!

When I was asked to think of an UNhealthy recipe to make into cards for a scrapbooking swap, I immediately thought of lemon meringue pie. It always brings back thoughts of my childhood when I bite into its flaky pastry with the sweet and sour filling, topped by fluffy, snowy whiteness.


Another advantage of this swap is that I cooked the recipe itself so I could take some pictures of it for my cards. We had pie for desert that night cos you can't let it go to waste! Well, that was me, rationalising, Lol!

How to Make a Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe Card

Here's What I Used to Make the Cards:

  • Shades of Yellow and caramel coloured cardstock
  • Designer series paper with pictures of recipes and ingredients on it
  • Pictures of the baked item
  • The recipe printed on lined note paper
  • A variety of paper punches: a note paper punch, a heart punch with two sizes of hearts, a scallop punch and a corner rounder punch
  • Yellow and caramel coloured ink pads
  • Copper and gold metallic pens
  • Double sided tape, paper trimmer, ruler
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Ribbon

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Here's What I Did:

  • Cut out the cards - here I used 5" x 7" (12.7 x 17.8cm or thereabouts) card. You could even start with a standard index card or even a large playing card
  • Cut out all elements I intend to use on the cards and round off the corners with the corner rounder punch where desired
  • Punch the sides of some elements to make them look like note paper with the note paper punch
  • Ink the edges of the elements as desired

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  • Tear the edges of the recipe sections and ink them with sponge daubers or by running them over an open ink pad.

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  • Attach Tear'nTape (double sided tape) to the lengths of ribbon and adhere it to the background designer series paper. 

  • I did not wrap the ribbon around the patterned paper as I wanted the picture of the pie to stand out and have a stable surface to balance o.

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    Recipe Cards

  • Apply Stampin' Dimensionals to your matted photo and place them over the ribbon on the designer series paper (the ribbon will help to support the picture where you have not placed 3d foam)
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  • Attach the filling and meringue recipe to the front at the right of your pie picture.

  • Turn the card over and decorate the back with a pie crust recipe.

  • Punch out your hearts and decorate the top one (smaller one) with gold pen.

  • Attach strips of designer series paper (edge it with ink first and draw a line of copper metallic pen down the centre of one) and ribbon as desire.

  • Adhere the heart embellishment over the paper strips and ribbon.

  •  I chose to sign my cards with my swap name but you could use your own name or a name your family calls you, like Grandma or Auntie Sue.

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    Recipe Cards
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    Recipe Cards

    And there you have it - a recipe card with the UNhealthy recipe - Lemon Meringue Pie! I still love it but make it for special occasions now I am older. Lol!

    You can add stories too if you have room, about who used to make this and why the family loved it. Or just say why you love it yourself. Preserving memories of culinary experiences in your family reveals something of the heart of a home.

    If you are making these for a swap with other crafters, or for a number of family members, it is wise to cut out all your pieces and make all the cards together in a little assembly line. This is what is known as bulk card making, sort of like what you may do at Christmas or Easter or other special occasions where you want to send a lot of the same or similar thing to a group of people.

    Have you made some recipe cards for a swap before? Did your swap have a different theme? Will you share them with me?

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