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9.14.2009

Jumbo Clothespin/Recipe Card Holder (Chicken)

Grandparents Day was yesterday and because I was sick all week, I wasn't able to get done what I needed to get done and sent to the Mess Maker's and Noise Maker's grandparents...if I'm being totally honest, I didn't have the energy to even make them, but I had the idea!  So, they have something coming a little late this year. 

I have been wanting to make one of the altered jumbo clothespins (for the purpose of holding recipe cards), and since I just bought the "From My Kitchen" cartridge this week (on sale at Michael's...woo hoo!...don't tell the CFO!), I decided this was a perfect gift for grandma (grandpa's getting his own gift).

My mom's kitchen is decorated in chickens...LOTS and LOTS of chickens.  So I decided in keeping with that theme and her color scheme (mainly sage green with a little yellow and red thrown in), this chicken die cut from the FMK cartridge was perfect!
To make the recipe card holder, I covered the front and back of the clothespin with patterned paper (inked on edges and top to mute it a little).  I cut out the chicken with different colored layers and inked those as well.  After piecing the chicken together, I rubbed chalk ink over the whole thing to make it look a little "worn" (can I tell you how much I LOVE chalk ink???).  Then I Modge-Podged both the clip (front and back) and the front of the chicken, so that if something were to splash on it, it wouldn't soak into the paper and ruin it.  Then I tied a ribbon around the chicken's tail b/c I just can't hardly make ANYTHING without ribbon!  Finally, I attached the chicken with glue dots.  TFL!!!

P.S.  Mom, if you see this sometime in the next few days (before it arrives in the mail)...SURPRISE!  Hope you like it...the Mess Maker and the Noise Maker made it all by themselves!!!

4 comments:

kathy said...

Cool project!!! My mother-in-law loves chicken too. I might have to lift this. thanks for sharing!!!

Plastic Card said...

This is excellent effort in making this card.This is impressive that in which you are using clothespin with patterned paper.

Raven said...

Love your cute gift! I am inspired to create a version of my own...thank you!

Recipe Cards said...

If you or someone you know is big on cooking and has many recipes, it would be beneficial for you or them to have a recipe card holder. With a recipe card holder, you can keep all of your delicious recipes in order and neat. Thanks a lot....