Chicken Recipe Layout

Here’s my whimsical (uh… sick?) sense of humor at work…

This was another contribution to a recent recipe swap among friends. I traced the image in KNK Studio from something I found on the Internet so I cannot share the file. It was used in a “slightly different context” but fit my theme perfectly!

The majority of the layout is made from cardstock with the axe blade being cut from a mirrored cardstock. The title was printed directly onto the blue background. The door knob is a large metal press-on eyelet that I had in my embellishment stash. The door and the chicken are mounted onto pop dots.

The axe is pulled to the left and the recipe, which is attached to the axe handle, slips out from behind the door:

It’s a GREAT recipe! My family loves it and it’s quick to make… so give it a try if you like chicken recipes (and try to put this image out of your head while you’re cooking)! lol



Sometimes life just doesn’t fit on a 12 x 12 page! Hence this 18 x 18” page that was displayed at the recent Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Show in Chicago.   Isn’t it wonderful that we are no longer limited to the size of our die cuts?!!!  I love how my Klic-N-Kut Maxx easily adapts from a 4 x 5.5″ card to an 18 x 18″ Big Page!  And speaking of “unlimited” how about the fact that we can create die cut shapes to match what’s going on in our photos or what inspires us in the patterned papers we have selected.  I often mimic shapes that are pulled from the photos or papers I’m using!  For instance, I recreated the argyle shape  in the center of this page and the 5-layer flower on the lower left side of this page.  In addition to creating the scalloped banner and “SWEET” title on this page with my KNK, I also used my Maxx to create the simple red scallop located at the base of the large photo.  The possibilities are endless!

 Supply List (Products by Bazzill Basics):

Divinely Sweet Patterned Papers [303977]
Frosted Kiwi Cardstock [5336]
Candy Apple Cardstock [2207]
Fussy Cardstock [1129]
Berry Blush Cardstock [1132]
Coconut Swirl Cardstock [1044]
Baubles Circle – Ruby [303790]
Bling Stones – Kisses [303475]
Jewels – Lime Crush [303320]
Jewels – Chablis [303315]
Jewels – Clear [303792]
Paper Flower – Wild Rose [303768]
Timeless Buttons – Patch [303745]
2” Daisy White [303028]
1.25” Daisy White [303022]
.75 Bachelor White [303045]
White Sheer Dot Ribbon [302523]
Red Sheer Dot Ribbon [302493]
Pink Sheer Dot Ribbon [302487]
Green Sheer Dot Ribbon [302499]

Font: Times New Roman

Photo: Courtesy of Petrini Photography

Fall Leaves

You can create beautiful pages using just your KNK Machine and your imagination! Add interesting layers to your Paper Crafting Projects to make scrapbook pages just like you see in magazines.


A 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock then a scalloped frame cut from a sheet of patterend scrapbook paper serves as the base for this layout.  To anchor this page, I envisioned, then created an interesting shape with an in-line contour for that “pop of color.”   I love mixing fonts so I made a two-part page title.  The first part of my text was placed on top of my shape and the second part of my text is curved to fit the below this shape.  A large photo corner, photo mat and a tiny scalloped border were created to keep the eye moving around the page.  To add another layer of interest cut oak leaves and flowers (created by twisiting spirals cut on my KNK) were added.   Lastly, ribbon and rhinestones were added to provide texture and embellish this layout.

Supply List:

Machine:  KNK 15″ Maxx

Bazzill Cardstocks: Cinnabar [2-296], Vanilla Cream [19-13005], Tawny Medium [19-8224]

Bo Bunny Patterned Papers: Timepiece Dot [12TD615], Timepiece Moments [12TM464]

Other Products: CTMH Exclusive Ink [z2104], Bazzill Fawn Jewels [303323]

Fonts Used: A Charming Font & CBX Memory Medium

Photo: Courtesy of Petrini Photography

Cutting Files for this Layout are also available:
KNK Format

MTC Format

PDF Format