Monday, August 8, 2011

Blueberry Pie Recipe Card with BBTB2

It's a Bitten By the Bug 2 Monday here at Busy with the Cricky.  This week we are making pies!!!  My sweet design team sister Krista Norman chose this week's challenge cut, the pie from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. 

What Krista could not know is that I will take pie any day over cake.  Don't get me wrong, I like cake, but pie is really my thing!!  I love the fattening flaky pie crust and the yummy fillings.  When I was at the lake last month  MFK, my friend Kathy, brought a gallon of blueberries from her yard for us to enjoy.  We had blueberries in yogurt, blueberries in cereal, blueberries in salad, Kathy's blueberry crisp, and finally, blueberry pie.  We found the recipe below on the Internet, but let me tell you, it is a keeper!!!  I have made it for Doug and I since returning home.

I decided to use the pie off of the Thanksgiving cartridge, but I hand trimmed the swirls of "steam" off of the pies.  I welded two pie cuts top to top so that they would open like a card.  I then cut the entire pie one more time in green gingham.  I cut just the pie top in a blue floral print and topped it with a lattice cute.  I used the lattice tag on French Manor to cut the pie lattice.

I used both Cindy Loo and Martha Steward Seasonal Art Cake cartridges for the fonts. I love these two font, Cindy Loo is so sweet and whimsical, while the MS Seasonal font is so versatile. 

Inside the card I printed the pie recipe into two rectangular text boxes, measured to fit the inside of the card.  I am not sure if I have shared this recipe previously, but you can copy it from the text below.

Blueberry Pie

• 3/4 cup white sugar

• 3 tablespoons cornstarch

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

• 4 cups fresh blueberries

• 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie

• 1 tablespoon butter


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

2. Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over blueberries.

3. Line pie dish with one pie crust. Pour berry mixture into the crust, and dot with butter. Cut remaining pastry into 1/2 - 3/4 inch wide strips, and make lattice top. Crimp and flute edges.

4. Bake pie on lower shelf of oven for about 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

I finished the card by adding a stamped expression to the front of the card.  The stamp is part of the all around sentiments set by Joy at Joy's Life.  I adore Joy's stamps and this all around set is awesome.  I used a round paper punch and a scalloped paper punch to create the stamped tag.

Be sure to stop by the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog and check out the design team members awesome pie projects.  Also, consider playing along and posting your project in the Mr. Linky spot at BBTB2.  Each week there is a play along winner who receives a special blog blinkie!. 


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE your blueberry recipe!!! What a clever way to pass down a recipe. Very cute :)

  2. WOW, Susan! That pretty much says it all. Great design, and again, I love your vibrant paper combo.

  3. How stinkin' cute and super yummy sounding, Susan! Love how this opens and the pretty paper. Adorable project! xxD

  4. Well Susan I loved your first card and I love this one too! This is so creative how it opens on the front then again for the inside too. That recipe sound so delicious I love blueberries and must give this a go!
    Noticed on FB that you're not very well at the moment, I really hope you start to feel better soon

  5. so much fun. Love your pie with recipe card..great way to share

  6. Love the Blueberry recipe you added from your sweet heart..OMGoodness this is for sure beautiful..Krista

  7. Wow, a darling card AND a recipe. Can't go wrong with these for sure. I love pie. When I was little I ate only the filling....when I was older I scraped out the filing and ate the crust and now that I am grown, I eat every single bite. Oh yeah.

  8. OMG - this is SOOOOOOO cute !!! I love how you incorporated the recipe into your card - what a great project ! YUMMY

  9. Love this Susan! Especially putting the recipe inside and the bright colors :) A GALLON, WOW!!!!

  10. Hi Susan~
    TFS your recipe! Yummo on the blueberry pie, my fav... luv your card - very delish....

  11. oh i love this susan. i especially like the papers you used. thanks for the awesome sounding recipe i will definitely be making this!
    my stomach is growling BIG time this morning :) have a super day!

  12. Oh what Yummie-ness this sounds like! LOVE, love, love your card Susan! So many fun elements on it and Grat papers! Boy I really need to go get a pie this weekend, all these great projects, then your recipe, have me craving some, lol! I was hoping for some peaches to make at least a cobbler but the Deer keep eating all the peaches on the trees out here, (and the Turkeys are eating all the grapes, lol) I guess I'll have to go to the farmers market this weekend! Thanks for the recipe Ken loves Blueberry pie, I'm more Apple, Boysenberry or Lemon, lol!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  13. Super sweet! Such a great way to pass along a recipe! Fun details!


  14. Both projects are darling but this one is my favorite!! Love the colors and you put the recipe inside. What a cute project!!