As soon as I saw the sketch at retrosketches, I knew I need to use it for this card!
As of this morning, I am coasting into Christmas!! Cards are mailed, presents are wrapped. I finished a last minute pair of knitted, felted slippers (which my guys requested only two days in advance!). Then we had our last holiday event last night and it was wonderful. Does anybody know what lefse is? It's a Scandinavian potato flatbread and a holiday wouldn't be complete without it.
Yes. I know it looks just like a tortilla. But it's made of potatoes!! Eaten hot with butter slathered over it - it's heaven. (We are NOT a family who uses sugar or jam on their lefse - that's a huge cultural dividing point when it comes to lefse!)
This year, we found another family who holds the same tradition and they had us over for a lefse-making party! Lefse is a multi-day process and involves its own set of tools. The potato dough is made the day before and rests overnight. Then each piece of lefse is rolled out using a corrugated rolling pin. An official lefse stick is used to move it from the floured surface to the lefse grill. After it is cooked, we layer them in layers of white dishtowels. Each family had their own set of lefse gear so we had two assembly lines going. We also each have our grandma's recipe - this year we used their recipe and, with apologies to my grandmother, it was better than the recipe that we use.
And this is what happens when male teenagers and young men help with lefse-making. Can you see the handprints in my blurry photo?
I have linked the Spellbinders Square Large dies but I have my Large and Small sets mixed so I'm really not certain which would you give this exact size. Each set is in 1/4" increments - so you can cut this frame with either set. (Adding the second set gives you dies at 1/8" increments.)