Thursday, May 14, 2009

JustRite Pasta & Shrimp--Yum!

For today's project I created something that would make a really fun gift or it could be something decorative to display in your kitchen and it's oh so yummy too! Who doesn't love pasta? Well, I know my family does and today I am going to share one of our favorite pasta recipes with all of you and a fun way to display your pasta and oils.

Here is the project I made.This was a very easy project to do and it really dresses up the containers. I started out with the oil & herbs bottle, using the 1-3/16'' Wood Stamper along with the Recipe Border & Centers Set and the Times New Roman 15 pt. Font from JustRite Stampers I created the center and border. As you can see in the picture below I trimmed the border so I would only have the words Gourmet Delights.Here is a close up of the stamps.For the center circle diecuts I used the Standard Circles Lg. S4-114 die templates from Spellbinders along with the Wizard and Classic Cream cardstock. I stamped using Tsukineko Memento, Rich Cocoa Ink and then I inked the edges with Distress Ink, Vintage Photo from Ranger. Then I used Honey Pie, Cosmo Cricket Designer Paper for the Standard and Scalloped diecut. I used the Standard Circles Sm. S4-116 and Petite Scalloped Circles Lg. S4-115 die templates from Spellbinders along with the Wizard to make the diecuts. To make the decorative band around the center of the bottle I used some Core'dinations cardstock from The Chocolate Collection, with an orange/peach core color and the Heirloom Scroll Border Grand S7-013 die template from Spellbinders along with the Wizard. The Core'dinations cardstock from The Chocolate Box Collection is so yummy, I love all of the rich brown colors! Once I cut and embossed the border then I sanded all of the edges and embossed areas to reveal the core color and really make the embossing pop.Just as a little note, you will be able to see from all of the photos I used the same paper and inks on each of the projects.

Here is the Pasta container.I'm not sure what the jar was originally used for but it's one that my Mom saved for me. She saves all different kinds of bottles, jars, boxes and different kinds of containers for me, because you just never know what you might want to alter. *wink*

Here's a couple pictures of the stamps I used to make the tag for the pasta.For the stamp I used the center from the Recipe Borders & Centers Set which I trimmed so I could just use the word Pasta and then I used a border from the Tiny Words Borders & Centers Set along with the 1-3/16'' Wood Stamper. Here's a close up of the stamp.Here is the recipe card for the Pasta and Shrimp. You can see a close up of the stamp in one of the pictures above.For the recipe card I used the 1-3/16'' Wood Stamper along with the Recipe Border & Centers Set and the Times New Roman 15 pt. Font from JustRite Stampers. My favorite thing about the JustRite Stampers is being able to mix and match with the stamps and make the perfect stamp for your project. I typed up the recipe on the Classic Cream cardstock and then I used Core'dinations and Cosmo Cricket papers to make the mat.

Here's a picture of the Pasta & Shrimp.Also if any of you would like to try this yummy dish here is the recipe.

1 box-1 lb. Angel Hair Pasta
10 oz. jar Classico Traditional Basil Pesto Sauce & Spread
1-4 oz. can Mushrooms (drained-Pieces & Stems)
1-14 oz. can Del Monte Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano (drained)
1 Small Onion
1/4 c. + 2 T. Olive Oil
1-14 oz. Bag Frozen Lg, Shrimp (peeled & deveined)
1-2 T. Chopped Fresh Garlic
1/2 t. Oregano
1/2 t. Basil
French Bread

Cook the Pasta as directed on the box. In a large saute pan add onions, garlic and mushrooms with 2T. of Olive Oil. Saute for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 3/4 of the jar of basil Pesto Sauce, Diced Tomatoes, 1/4 c. Olive Oil, Oregano, Basil and heat on med-high until it comes to a boil then turn heat down to a simmer for about 10 minutes. Add shrimp and heat an additional 5-8 minutes. Pour sauce over pasta and serve. Use the remaining Basil Pesto Sauce to spread on the French Bread and heat in the oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes.

Paper~Core'dinations-The Chocolate Box, Cosmo Cricket-Honey Pie, Classic Cream Cardstock
Stamps~JustRite Stampers-Recipe Borders & Centers Set, Tiny Words Borders & Centers Set, Times New Roman 15 pt. Font, 1-3/16'' Wood Stamper
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento, Rich Cocoa Ink, Rnager-Distress Ink, Vintage Photo
Other~Spellbinders-Wizard, Standard Circles Lg. S4-114, Standard Circles Sm. S4-116, Petite Scalloped Circles Lg. S4-115, Heirloom Scroll Border Grand S7-013 die templates, Sanding block, Cotton Balls, Bottles, Pasta, Oil & Herbs.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Check back soon as I have been given a wonderful blog award & I am happy to pass on the award to some very talented friends. I hope you have a wonderful day and don't forget to check out the JustRite Stampers Blog and Gallery where I know you will find many beautiful designs to inspire!!



  1. What a fantastic gift set and the recipe sounds/looks YUMMY ... looks like something my DH would really enjoy once he gets his normal taste back. Thanks for sharing this recipe and creation!!

  2. Very cool set Heidi! I love what you've done. Your dish looks delish!!

  3. This is gorgeous!! What a wonderful gift that would be! I'm going to do it! And its so perfect for the Pasta Lovers I know! Great recipe! Saved and printed!
    Had a great time yesterday!! I think I was there 2 hours! LOL Totally enjoyed myself! Wonderful shop!
    Hope to get together with you one of these days! That would be so much fun!
    big hugz

  4. This is just incredible!!! WOW! You always have the best projects to share!

  5. What a fantastic idea Heidi! Thanks for Sharing!

  6. I agree with everyone else! What a fantastic gift set you have made.
    Good sounding receipe for shrimp and pasta lovers too!!


  7. Such a great project!! and it makes me hungry.

  8. Hi there!
    I just purchased a Cuttlebug and some Spellbinder-dies and I am looking for lots of inspiration and tips. And here I found the perfect blog for that! I will definitely be coming back here to see all the amazing things you create.

    Best regards,
    Anna-Lena fron Finland


Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment!! I really appreciate it!!!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...