Monday, March 30, 2009

how to make them...

First of all, I wanted to thank all of you who have visited my little 'ole blog and left sweet comments! You are the best!

I wanted to share with you the card I had made my oldest for his birthday back in February. I was inspired by a card by Kimberly Crawford in the latest issue of Stamp It! Cards magazine.

The stars were cut out from designer paper from American Crafts. The blue scalloped piece is from the Bitty Dots Designer Paper pack by Papertrey Ink. I stamped out his name with the Simple Alphabet set by Papertrey Ink using Green Galore, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red inks by Stampin Up!. The happy birthday sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Basic set. The bling is from my stash.

Here is a shot of the inside:

I used the Heartfelt Basic set by Papertrey Ink using Bashful Blue ink by Stampin' Up!

I had a few request for the recipe for the Hamburger Cookies from my last post so here you go:

Keebler Grasshopper Cookies (the hamburger)
Nabisco Nilla Wafers (the buns)
Sesame seeds (for the top of the buns)
egg white (to hold the seeds on the buns)
coconut tinted green (lettuce)
red frosting in tube (ketchup)
yellow frosting in tube (mustard)

Start with a 'bun' wrong side up. Add a drop of frosting (any color) to hold your 'hamburger' in place. Place your 'hamburger' on top pressing lightly. Add a few dabs of 'mustard' and 'ketchup' and top with a bit of 'lettuce'. Press the top bun on top so that it oozes slightly. After letting it sit for a few minutes, brush a small amount of egg white on top of the bun and quickly add a few sesame seeds. As you can see in the picture, I didn't get to that part yet.

Note: in my years of making these, I've never had a problem using raw egg white but if you're worried, I suppose you could use honey in place of the egg white.

I've also served these with Shoestring Potatoes for the 'french fries' but I've had a hard time finding these lately. I wonder if they still make them?

Betty - I loved your idea of serving a 'baked potato' with it and will definitely give that one a try! Thank you for the idea! Hey, with April Fool's Day coming up - I can try it then!

Thanks friends for checking in!

Have a blessed day ♥ Thanks for visiting!



Tracey said...

What an awesome card for Garrett! Love it Renée! I think it's perfect. I totally am in love with that alpha from Papertrey...I need to break it out and use it again.

thanks for the hamburger recipe too :) YUM... Have a super day my friend!!

Jenn said...

Thanks so much for the hamburger recipe! I will have to try them soon! The card is great! So perfect for a boy that is not a little boy anymore!!

Anonymous said...

The card is adorable! The colors are just perfect and I love teh layout. As for the cookie hamburgers, as my niece would say, oh my dang, they are so cute.

okiechic said...

Thise are just too stinkin cool! And the card is just perfect.

(((HUGS)))sweet friend

okiechic said...

One more thing - Meijer still has shoestring potatoes. I put some in the boys' Easter baskets.

BethH said...

Cute! Cute...looks like the party was a BLAST!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet birthday card! Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe!

Katie Cotton said...

what a sweet card! And i love the idea for the hamburger cookie recipe! I'll have to try that out with my 4 year old, he'll love it!