Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cutie Pie Invitations

Okay... I was tickled pink when a friend from church asked me to make a 'few' invitations for a Pie Social that we are having this coming Saturday. It's National Pie day. I have a cute little pie stamp and had made this card a while back with it...

But I wanted to do a cute pie diecut if possible. So, I went to my Cricut Design Studio software and did a search for pie... sure enough... hidden behind the female pilgrim in the Paper Dolls cricut cartridge was a cute little pie:

So I used red gingham paper that I got 6 for $.96 at JoAnns this week and also cut red scalloped circles with the Mini Monograms cricut cartridge to assemble the front of my invite. The details were printed inside on my computer. Oh and did I tell that only a 'few' invitations meant one hundred...lol! They filled up my dining room table because I put clear stickles for the heat lines coming up out of the pie... cute!! I really enjoyed making these invitations and the fact that they were for my church family made it even better.

So, I pulled out my little red riding hood basket and lined it with matching red gingham napkins and lined all the invites up in it. That way is was easy to pass them out after church this past Sunday. The pie social is this Saturday at 4pm... anyone wanna come? LOL!

Oh! And I am looking for some good pie recipes... something other than apple.


Angie P said...

I emailed ya yesterday ...hope to hear from you soon.

Anne said...

Gosh I love those invitations aren't they cute! You have such a creative/artistic eye, its amazing.

Egg Pie this is family recipe
3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie

Bake pie shell at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Combine melted butter or margarine, sugar, flour, milk, vanilla, and nutmeg. Add beaten eggs, and blend well.

Pour filling into partially baked pie shell.

Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 to 55 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Do not overcook.


Grits Pie this is Paula Deens

3/4 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup quick-cooking grits
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3 large eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9-inch) frozen pie shell, thawed and unbaked
Sweetened whipped cream and strawberries (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a small saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Add grits and cook for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add butter and cook for an additional minute. Set aside and cool slightly.

In a small bowl, stir together sugar, flour eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir into cooked grits. Pour into pie shell and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until set. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream and strawberries as a garnish, if desired.

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
Ease of Preparation: easy

Recipe Courtesy of Paula Deen

SparkofWhimsy said...

Wow!!! And I thought the few I fabricated was a lot. That's A LOT of cards you made there!!! Awesome job!!!

HappyHappyJoyJoy said...

Those are so cute and in the basket, even cuter! How clever! I have made over 100 cards before (NEVER with stickles, though...too wimpy, I guess LOL!) and I know what a big job it is! These are fabulous! Joy

Ladybug Diva said...

Thanks gals! Yep... it was alot of invites, but I had so much fun doing them!

Anne... I LOVE the pie recipes! The Grits pie especially... being from the south, I grew up on grits and sometimes forget to cook them now. This pie was great!