Monday, January 10, 2011

Spicy Punched Shrimp

Hello friends! Hope you are having a great start to your week! I wanted to share some recipe cards from a swap I am participating in, over at Splitcoast Stampers. Thanks to Kari for being an awesome host. The focus was on good ol' Southern / Cajun comfort food. YUM! I shared a favorite in our house: Crockpot Jambalaya. I found some super-cute cooking paper while I was out and about last week, but was struggling to find the PERFECT embellishment for the card. 

I thought a shrimp would be fun but how in the world do you create a shrimp accent? Hmmm...not really something you need every day, is it? About a half hour of searching on the web, I found an awesome tutorial for the cutest little bugger, EVER, from Kathleen Hopperstad's blog, My Happy Stampin' Place. She is a punch genius! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea, Kathleen!  Click ---> HERE <--- to see her fabulous tutorial on how to put this little guy together. 
Below are the punches I used to create my shrimp, punched out of Regal Rose card stock. Kathleen uses the SU! Snowflake Punch for his "tail", but I don't own that punch. I opted to use the (ret.) Horizontal Slot Punch...and a LOT of glue, to achieve a similar effect. I also used a Sponge Dauber with Real Red ink, to add that "just cooked look". Haha! 
Here is a shot of the whole "shrimp-tastic" gang, ready to be popped in the mail and sent to their new homes, with fellow swappers:
If you are interested in trying out this yummy, spicy Jambalaya, here is a close up of the recipe: (If you have any tips or additions to the recipe, please let me know, I'd love to try them out.)  
Thanks for stopping by today! Please drop me a comment and let me know what you think...about this project, your favorite recipe, or anything else that is on your mind. I love hearing from you! Off to enjoy the rest of this chilly and rainy day here in Texas. Jambalaya would be perfect today, actually. Hmmmm...


Have a HAPPY day, 

24 comments:

  1. Super cute! What a fun way to share a recipe!

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  2. These are so cute! I've been searching online for shrimp recipes-as it's one of the few foods I'm allowed on this diet-wish I could make some of your jambalaya!!

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  3. Wonderful project - your recipe looks so tasty and that little shrimp is ADORABLE!!! So very cute.
    Lynn

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  4. What a fun way to use punches. Super cute.

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  5. Oh my that is just the cutest thing I have seen! Your recipe cards are great.

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  6. What great punch art! Perfect accent for your jambalaya recipe swap. Your recipe sounds very yummy.

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  7. Fun project! I actually hate shrimp! (gasp!)...but this is cute! My hubby loves shrimp,so I may have to figure this out!

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  8. wow can't wait to see these in person...great job on the shrimp...i love how punches can make such fun objects and animals

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  9. Oh my goodness, you did an awesome job with that little shrimp, I thought you had used the Snowflake Punch. The Paper is perfect and I love how you did the pocket with the ribbon. Love it. You one creative lady! Sorry you couldn't share in the snow event, it sure is chilly here, but Luck has his jacket, which he really just tolerates.

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  10. Very cute idea, love the little shrimp!

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  11. Anne Marie,

    Wonderful and fun recipe card! Very creative with the punches on that shrimp.

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  12. Thanks for leaving the sweet comment on my blog during the glitz gals blog hop! I'm now following you and greatly enjoyed checking out your blog today. I love your recipe card swap. Super cute!

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  13. Oooooh! Your punch shrimp is so very cute. Love it X

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  14. Hello Dahhhhling! (can you hear Edna Mode there? -- I'm channeling her today! LOL)

    Ok, now this has to stop! I'm already thinking you are one of the coolest chicks I know and then you go and tell you do Cajun food. Seriously? Will the wonders never cease?

    This little gem if going into my crock pot this very weekend! YUMMO! My kids think my sister (N' Orleans) recipe is the bomb so they are going to love this.

    Shrimp adorable, recipe card are going to be a smash hit. You know this right? It's not going to be a shock when they squeal in delight is it? *wink*

    So very happy to have you back... yes yes yes! Ok, we have to exchange email addresses!

    Tee

    shadohart(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. These are wonderful! That little shrimp is too cute. Very ingenious!

    I think I am going to have to try this recipe. Sounds yummy!

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  16. eeeeeeeeeek..... This recipe is so adorable! And that shrimp is just over the top cute!!! You got me looking at my punches differently now. :o) Ok, your recipe has me salivating at 8:50 in the morning (I just had breakfast)... hmmm...jambalaya....yum! I'm gonna write this down. :o)

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  17. Of course I expect nothing less than the best from you and you never ever disappoint!! I LOVE these especially that adorable little Shrimp!! Can I be you when I grow up ;)?

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  18. Dear Anne.. you rocked this shrimp punchy thingy recipe card.. so so sweet.. What a great way to dress up this recipe.. I am so going to give this recipe a try. Thanks so much for posting it!

    and yes.. you've outdone yourself again!

    Inky hugs, Pauline

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  19. Cute little shrimp and your recipe sounds yummie !

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  20. OMG, love the punch art shrimp!!! Adorable, TFS!

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  21. What a cute idea for a recipe card. I like your punchart shrimp.

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  22. What a great way to hand out recipes! I keep thinking of cute ways to put simple recipes in "this is for you packets" and I think this is it!!

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  23. Bahahaha! He is precious! I am in love!! What a sweet idea for the perfect recipe. I too have a slowcooker jambalaya recipe my family raves about. I'll have to keep shrimpy in mind when I make our recipe book....so cute!

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Anne Marie