Cowboy Caviar Recipe Layout

This recipe layout was designed in KNK Studio and then cut out on my 15″ Klic-N-Kut Maxx. I have regularly participated in my local scrapbooking group’s recipe swaps for a number of years and truly enjoy designing 8″ x 8″ layouts as much as any other paper craft I’ve ever tried. I’d love to say it’s because I enjoy cooking, but I think my biggest attraction to recipe swaps is the open creativity that goes along with it.

With scrapbooking or card making, I usually feel confined to make sure my creations are aligned with the photos being used or the intended recipient of the card. But with a recipe layout, I feel no boundaries and I love to just imagine something completely different, something I’ve never tried before!

In this case, I fit the title (Font: Abilene Regular) to a curved “branding iron” path and welded. I then cut the top layer from mirrored cardstock and added a black 3D shadow background.

Then for the boot, I designed a path of tiny circles to be cut and then hand-stitched with embroidery floss. In the free file I’m sharing below, I provided a second boot with dashed line cutting as well, in case anyone doesn’t want to add the embroidery:

Finally, if you want the recipe for one fabulously tasty salsa, try this Cowboy Caviar! Whenever I make a big batch, I’m lucky to still find it in the fridge the next day! And it’s even good for you, too! 😛 The recipe is in the Instruction file that accompanies the cutting file. Enjoy!

Cowboy Caviar Recipe Layout in KNK Format

Cowboy Caviar Recipe Layout in PDF Format

15 thoughts on “Cowboy Caviar Recipe Layout

  1. Sandy, this is over the top! I love everything about it…especially the embroidery touch on the boot. This is definitely thinking outside of the box. Thanks for sharing.

  2. An awesome, (and delicious) project!! Thanks Sandy! I’m totally making some cowboy caviar now.

  3. Yum and fun! Love it! I think I need to do a Chillin and Grillin recipe swap. 🙂 that would be fun! I love recipes that are cut it up, mix it, and chill! and love the branding iron. I am slightly biased thought. Right up my alley or arena.

    • No… it’s mirrored cardstock! I love using it for layouts that need a metal look to what I’m cutting. And then there’s a black cardstock layer behind the mirrored layer proving a 3d shadow.

  4. I can’t believe the work you put into your recipe layouts! This is awesome, you could frame it and hang it in the kitchen.

    • This is super adorable. I love the look of the mirror cardstock with the black shadow. And I use the MTC rhinestone feature to make sewing holes as well. It works perfect.

  5. The shadowing is especially well done. And love the stitching. This would make a great host gift, framed, for the kitchen.

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