Recently I decided that it was time to put together a weekly menu and thereby take away the stress of deciding each day what to cook. When I saw a planner at a friends house I immediately set out to make one. Naturally, I found a way to enhance it with rubber stamps.
WHAT’S FOR DINNER
- Certificate size photo frame (8 1/2″ x 11″)
- Coordinating scrapbook papers at least 3 colors.
- Border clear Stamps
- Stamping Inks
- Embossing powder if desired
- Dry erase marker
- Print out of the Days of the Week
Begin by laying out papers in your choice of colors and patterns. It is recommended that you place a striped paper at the bottom. Once you have decided how you want your papers arranged, cut them so that they fit in your frame. Now personalize your striped paper with your border clear stamps. Add stitching – either stamped or authentic – as desired.
Cut out the days of the week to measure approximately 4″ x 8″. Ink the edges if desired and mat in a solid color.
Using the provided templates, or by drawing your own, make a bag of flour, mixing bowl and oven mitt.
Chalk the edges of the flour sack, write the word ‘Flour’ on it and then draw in dotted lines around the edge. Glue onto a light background, ink the edges of the background square and mat in the same solid color as the days of the week. Finished frame will measure approximately 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
Create a rolling pin with a rectangle of light colored paper and two pieces of brown for the handles. Chalk as desired and place across the bottom of the flour sack.
For the mixing bowl, trace the bowl in the mat color and emboss a gold band across as indicated by the template. Use a heart rubber stamp to emboss a red heart onto the band. For the contents of the bowl, simply cut from a light colored paper a bumpy mound. Chalk the edges and in the middle to give shape and definition. Cut a narrow piece of brown cardstock for a spoon handle. Cut a strip into the mound and insert the spoon handle. Glue all the pieces together and mat with a coordinating color.
For the oven mitt, trace the template onto pattern paper. Cut out and stamp the cuff with a border stamp. Embellish with embossing or as desired. Mount on light colored paper and mat with solid color. The finished frame will measure about 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
Secure all the pieces together and place in the picture frame. You can now write on the glass with a dry erase marker the menu for each night of the week.