Monday, October 6, 2014

Crafty Secrets October Linky Party & DT Challenge

Hello  my friends and welcome to my blog!
It's the 1st Monday of the month and that means it's time for the Crafty Secrets Linky Party.
Remember you can join in by using ANY Crafty Secrets products ... no need to follow the theme ... that's more of a direction for the team to inspire you with.  But for you, it's ANYTHING GOES!

We are once again thrilled to have a guest designer joining us!
Please Welcome . . .

This months 'Design Team theme' is Thanksgiving, Cooking/Recipes.
I have had these LARGE Clothes Pins sitting on the shelf for years and decided it was high time I did something with them.  So, here's what I've come up with:

This recipe happens to be one of my family's all time favorites at Thanksgiving.  So I created a recipe card using a free (new to me) internet software called PicMonkey.  Along with the ingredients, I added this fun Crafty Secrets turkey image from the Fall Printable Sheet.  My background design paper for the clothes pin and the card is from the Crafty Secrets Digital Thanksgiving Collection.  I've also used actual burlap on the card.

 If you've not seen these clothes pins before, you can purchase them at most crafty stores (Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, Michaels, etc.).  Mine came TWO in a box and just so you could see the size ... I've shared a photo of the finished LARGE clothes pin next to the normal size clothes pin you would use to hang clothes out on the line!

These are so easy to alter and would make a wonderful gift for the hostess at your next house party!  I've simply tied a beautiful satin ribbon through the opening but you could do so much more if you desired!  Here's how simple it is ...

Cut your decorative paper the size of the flat part of the pin ... glue and apply!  


Tie a ribbon on to decorate and VIOLA!!

Since I printed this lovely Fall paper in 8 1/2 x 11 size, I had plenty left over and decided to create a thank you card.  I think this might even make a nice 'gift set' for someone (not saying who quite yet ... she reads my blog, lol).  Here are close ups of the card and the recipe card.

A few challenges to share in:
Anything But a Card Challenge - Celebrating Seasons of Change - No Cards
Jellypark Challenge - Autumn/Fall
Pile It On - Autumn
Allsorts Challenge - Autumn
Crafting for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #20 - Fall/Autumn

Well there you have it!  Now don't forget to pop over and join in the fun at the Crafty Secrets October Linky Party.  Anytime over the next 2 weeks!   Each person who enters will win a Free Retro Kitchen Kit plus 1 lucky winner gets a $40.00 Gift Card!  

AND, of course if you are in need of inspiration, by all means please check out what my team mates have created.  They are a VERY CREATIVE GROUP of ladies!
and of course don't forget our Guest Designer Lee Ann Barrett!

Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .


Diane said...

Clever idea and what a fun gift this would make...the papers you choose from Crafty Secrets are gorgeous and perfect for your project....beautiful matching card, too!

Ruth L said...

Fantastic recipe holder idea, and the recipe itself is beautifully decorated, thanks for playing along with us at ABAC!

Elizabeth said...

It's funny how I have the same paper collections as everyone else, yet it's when admiring someone else's card I notice what great paper they've used, as with this one. Your recipe card looks so inviting that I will make your relish for Christmas. Wonderful...this just screams Thanksgiving.

Jacqui Robinson said...

What a really funky idea and I also love the card with your use of black it makes the colours pop. Jacqui DT Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Darlene, what a cute idea for a recipe card holder and I like how you decorated the recipe card and made a matching card! This would make a sweet gift and could even be a magnet or used as place cards for a festive table.

Thanks for sharing. The recipe sounds yummy!

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant idea and beautiful paper love the burlap texture and matching giant peg-thanks for joining us at Crafting at the weekend
Carol DT x

Toni said...

Hi Darlene... I just love this idea with the clothespin. I actually have one of these and you have inspired me for a Christmas gift for a special friend. I love how you added the burlap to the card. It really completes the card. Thank you for creating with us as Anything But A Card

brenda said...

Your creation is simply lovely Darlene with so much attention to all the pretty details.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is such cute and clever project, Dar! I just love those large pins and you picked the perfect paper to go with it. I know you were really slammed this so I doubly appreciate you getting this done. You are such a ROCK STAR! I'm going to have to give PicMonkey a try! THanks for the tip, and thanks for being YOU! Hugs

Susan Kennedy said...

This is gorgeous!! Wow!!! LOVE that amazing clothespin clip you made!!! I haven't seen those... will definitely have to look next time. I love it!! LOVE your papers!! And the fantastic burlap and ribbon! Just gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Gloria Stengel said...

I love the paper you chose and I love that big ol' jumbo clip! What a great project. It will make a fun hostess gift, too!

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy x

Sheila Rumney said...

What a great gift idea to share a favorite recipe! Love all the colors used.

Jellypark Challenges said...

Fantastic idea. Thank you very much for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends for our autumn/fall challenge. Mel :o)