Wednesday, June 16, 2010

JustRite Friday Challenge 022:

Hello everyone! I know I said I was going to take today off but that was until I decided to participate in the JustRite Friday Challenge! This week's challenge is sponsored by Spellbinders and who could resist a chance to win some new Nesties? And, the prizes are ones I don't have so it's even better!

The challenge this week has two parts. First, we have to create a Summer Recipe project. I have a special friend I've really been wanting to give some of my recipes to and this was the perfect opportunity to get started. The second part of the challenge is to actually share the recipe on your blog. That's easy! I LOVE sharing recipes!

I have quite a few pics to share so we'll start with those and I'll post my recipe after. I decided to make a gift set so I pulled out some plastic sheets and my Big Shot Pro Pillow Box Die and created a large pillow box. Then I grabbed my Spellbinders Labels Eight to create my recipe card...

I decided there was no better paper to use than October Afternoon's Farm Fresh collection. I wrapped the pillow box with the striped sheet, added a piece of the polka dot paper then tied it off with a ribbon. For the label, I used my JustRite 1 3/16" Recipe Set. The border I used was a half-border that said "Family Favorite Recipes" and I cut the Recipes part off. Don't worry, I saved it but it was easier to do this than try to mask it. Since it was a half-border I had to stamp it twice...I eyeballed it and got lucky! Then I used my Spellbinders Oval Nesties to cut it out, mounted it on a Scallop Oval and added the "Recipes" die cut. Here's a closer view of the box...

Now for the recipe card itself. After cutting the Labels Eight, I cut a second piece, using just a scrap strip, to create the pocket. I wanted it to have a personal touch so I hand wrote the recipe instead of using computer journaling. I wrote the list of ingredients on one card and the instructions on another then tucked them into the pocket. I then added a piece of ribbon, like on the box, and tied a knot on the end. To create the title, I used my JustRite Times New Roman Upper Case alphabet (25 pt) and my Rectangular Stamper. I had to stamp it in two parts since I didn't have enough letters to do the entire thing. First, I stamped the 'Chicken & and the Tortellini' then I added the rest to the stamper and removed the excess letters and stamped again. I had to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help with my positioning but the NEW CLEAR BLOCKS would've been perfect here!!! After stamping I cut with my Oval Nesties and matted with the Scallop Oval again then added some rhinestones and the food and silverware die cuts. I didn't have any metallic cardstock so I cut the silverware out of white and colored with my Grey Copic. Here's a closer view of the recipe card...

and here's a peek with the cards out of the pocket...

and one final pic...a look at the recipe card inside the box...

See, there's still plenty of room to add more recipes! Well, what do you think?

And now for the recipe...

Chicken & Cheese Tortellini Salad

1 lb cooked fajita chicken
1 bag frozen cheese tortellini
1 bag Italian salad mix
1 cup creamy Ceasar dressing
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 cups croutons

Cook pasta according to package directions. Heat chicken through. Toss with salad, dressing, cheese and croutons. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

I have to tell you that this recipe is the FAVORITE in my house. Even my kids eat it...ALL of them! It is so fast and easy and great for a quick summer dinner. You could easily cook the pasta and chicken ahead of time and serve it cold as well.

Thanks for stoppin' by today and thanks to JustRite and Spellbinders for the chance to win some awesome goodies! I'll be back tomorrow with a fun layout and I hope you can join me!



Kim said...

Hi Katie- I am hoping you can help me. I bought 2 images yesterday and paid with paypal. I still have not recieved my images. Tried to make contact on the Bella site but my request would not go through due to cookies???????. If you can help me my addy is-
Kim Rhead
ps.....LOve your blog!

GiftsByHeidi said...

Katie, that is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time!! Super adorable, I just love it.

stephanie said...

This is adorable Katie. Love it.

Sheri said...

I love that pillow box! Great project! TFS!

Tanya said...

Oh this is just too cute! Love the silverware, and pasta & chicken. And putting it in a pillow box, so clever.