Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Father's Day - BBQ Gift Ensemble

Good Morning Everyone,

Today I am excited to show you a project that I have been working on for my Father-in-law who loves to fire it up on the grill :) He loves to cook and has some awesome recipes - so I thought I would make a personalized recipe box for him to go with the BBQ set. 

So I made a little BBQ card, a personalized recipe box, some fun recipes and a little gift box with some grilling sauces, brush and skewers to go along with it using Taylor's Boys Will Be Boys set. (The The Boys Will Be Boys set is currently out of stock. But if you'd like to be notified when it becomes available, go here, and click request restock notification. Just enter your email address and you'll be notified as soon as it's available!)

The BBQ Gift Box 

1. I took a wooden box and then painted it red - kinda BBQish :)
2. Filled it with two grilling sauces, a brush and skewers with some packing crunchies
3. Created a little tag from this stamp set that reads: All Hail the Grill Master!

The Card

1. Everything on this card comes from the Father's Day Key Ingredient's set 
2. All the stamps are from the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set - I stamped the grill on to the metal plate and then paper pieced it onto the grill - so that it is all metallic
3. I used Taylor's Friday Cupcake Sketch # 68 sketch for this card

The Recipe Box

1. I took a recipe box and painted the top brown (it had some flower motif on it before)
2. covered it with some of the papers from the Father's Day Key Ingredient set
3. I used the Cuppie Nurse image from the Doctor's Orders set and paper pieced her uniform into an apron and created a little chefs hat for the cuppie
4. I created the sentiment - Paul's Top Secret Recipes with the Just Rite Stamp set available at the Taylored Expressions store  and cut it out with my Spellbinders and added some ribbon from the Key Ingredient's set
5. The front of the box has a little slot for labels that reads: Paul's - also created with the Just Rite system
6. The box opens to reveal 8 tabs each of them stamped with individualized recipe divisions: Veggie, BBQ, Polish, Pizza, Chili, Soups, etc. (all of my Father-in-Law's favorite foods that he loves to cook)
7. I also created three recipe inserts (one for the soup section, one for the pizza section and one for the BBQ section and stamped a little something on them)
8. For the BBQ section, I stamped one of the skewers from the Boys will Be Boys stamp set.
9. For the Soup section, I stamped the cuppie from Thanksgiving from theYear of Sweets 3- I paper pieced him and instead of thanksgiving I created a bowl (and actually, the bowl is the cuppies head, upside down and paper pieced :)

10. For the Pizza section, I stamped the Cuppie from Christmas from the Year of Sweets 3 - I paper pieced him also and instead of the plate of cookies, I created a little pizza on the plate :)

I had so much fun creating this little father's day gift for my Father-in-law because I know he will love his new BBQ goodies :) and it was so easy to create with all the fun products at the Taylored Expressions store!!! Don't forget to sign up for the newsletter (button on the right side of this blog) so that you can get all the most recent information and inspiration from the Taylored Expressions store!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Hope you all have a great day!
Sankari :)


Anonymous said...

This is absolutely beautiful Sankari. I would love this for my husband! You put so much work and love into this item . . .

Diana Gibbs said...

Thud!!!!!!!! Let me pick myself up off the floor...........this is out of this world.........

You the queen!

Love ya,

Keith said...


This is quite an amazing set of goodies for Dad! He's going to love it! I love to see how your cardmaking skillz branch out to create something so sweet and varied and personalized as this.

Love, Keith

Matt said...

Wow that's awesome. You're putting me to shame!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

WOW, Sankari! What fabulous sets! They are unbelievable. . .you are SO talented! You go girl!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness are so brilliant! You are so skilled, but with this one you have totally outdone yourself! I am breathless. You have just earned major points not only with your father in alw, but with all of us!


Barefootstamper said...

WOW! This is fabulous! The entire thing is fab, but I think the card with the flames coming off the top is my favorite part! Your really ROCKED this! Hey, Sankari, can I borrow a cup of mojo?

Dawn Easton said...

What a fabulous gift set Sankari! Wow!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

You knock my SOCKS OFF, girl! know that? This is AWESOME!!!!

Cakespy said...

This is so cute!!

april said...

Sankari you have outdone yourself on this project. You are so talented, but this takes the cake. Or BBQ. The whole design is awesome. What a fabulous idea.

Bluesky said...

This is just awesome Sankari!!!!! All the love that has gone into this thoughtful and very creative gift set speaks a lot of the bond of love you share with your FIL. Anuja loves your creativity.

Leigh OBrien said...

YOU...are truly amazing. I am in awe of this whole project!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Just amazing! Love the gift set and all the fabulous details...WOW!

Adela said...


Radha said...

That is gorgeous!!!
Love it ... I'm still in for a friends day Hahaha:)