Sunday, August 5, 2012

Paper Playtime Challenge #81

Good morning everyone! It's the first Monday of the month and over at Paper Playtime, that means it's time for a NEW challenge!  This Monday's theme is ... wait for it ... "Hot and Spicy"!  You can use the "HOT" theme (beach day, sunshine scenes, melting ice cream, etc.) or you can use the "SPICY" theme (spicy food, chili peppers, jalapenos, kitchen cooking, grilling, etc.)

We even have a sponsor for this challenge with a prize of a $15 Gift Certificate

For my Design Team project this week, I immediately thought of a recipe.  My husband likes to make a jalapeno pepper dish for himself.  Personally, I don't care for it, but he just LOVES it.  He has even served it to other family members and they LOVE it.  I guess I just don't like "hot and spicy" food :)

Anyway, I have been wanting to make a recipe book of our favorite recipes that I can have on my kitchen counter.  So I decided that this was as good a reason as any to finally start working on it!  I'm going to put the completed project into one of our My Creations Display Album (Z1054).  Here's what the album looks like:

It's a 6" x 6" album with page protectors and it stands up -- perfect!

Here's a picture of my first recipe page:

The recipe is called "Primal Poppers" with the main ingredient being ... you guessed it ... jalapeno peppers!

I used our new Scholastic paper pack to create this page.  The inside matte was cut at 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".

The peppers were actually cut from the Artiste and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges!  Now you can go through their respective booklets to try and find these images but you won't be able to -- at least not in this final form.  What I did was take the butterfly image found on page 73 of the Artiste and cut the top half of its' wings off!!  Then I took the acorn top from the Art Philosophy cartridge and cut it down to make the pepper's stem!  Now in case you don't believe me or can't quite picture it, I took a picture of the butterfly and the acorn top to show you.

If you look closely enough, you can see what I'm talking about.

For the "cook" in the corner, I used the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge and our Scholastic paper.

Here's a list of the images I cut:

"pepper":  Page 73, E3, Shift, Accent 4, < Easter > cut at 4"

Art Philosophy
Acorn top:  page 36, B6, Shift, Layer, < Acorn > cut at 3 1/2"

Everyday Paper Dolls
Shirt/apron:  page 73, E6, < Cook > cut at 2 1/2"
Body:  page 38, A1, < Body > cut at 2 1/2"
Hair:  page 31, A4, Headwear, < SpringG > cut at 2 1/2"
Shoes:  page 31, A4, Accessories 1, < SpringG > cut at 2 1/2"

I hope you enjoyed my project today!  This should be the first of many other recipe pages I will be creating.

Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge

Thank you for stopping by -- I hope you enjoyed my project for Paper Playtime's Anything Goes Challenge #81.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Challenge ends Saturday, August 11th @ Noon EST. Please comment and follow after linking :)

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. This is so creative and fabulous, Lucy!! I love how you made the peppers!! The cook is adorable :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Fantastic!!! Love the peppers!! :)


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