June 30, 2012

OCC: Bakin' Beauties

I just can't believe it's the day before July and the summer Olympics are just a few weeks away! I'm not particularly glued to the tv during the games but I do love to hear the stories, see the perseverance and root good ol' America on! Go Team USA!

This week, Kristen is following up her anniversary challenge with another fun one she's called "Bakin' Beauties". (Makes ya smile, doesn't it?). The theme this week is to use something from your baking cabinet in your project - food coloring, baking papers, foil, sprinkles, even flour or sugar! I tried the food coloring but here's something I learned. Red food coloring on white card stock looks like someone cut their finger and bled all over your card. Not good. So I swiftly ditched that idea and moved to my little mini cupcake papers from Martha Stewart. I just love these dainty little pink and dark pink scalloped cuties.

The funny thing about these papers - I bought them just for paper crafting. They haven't seen my kitchen! (They're just too cute!) I decided on a tag this week. This paper from BoBunny is so fun and summery and goes well with the colors of my paper flowers made from the cupcake liners.

After I cut the bottom off the papers, I cut in at each scallop so the flower "petals" could spread out a bit. The fun thing about these kind of flowers, the more you smoosh them, the better. I ended up making a smaller flower from the light pink and just glued it into the center of the larger one.

 For a little asymmetry, I added a little shoot of some white tulle ribbon. I think its a phase. I've been adding it to everything lately.

So take a peak in your kitchen, find something to test your paper making skills with this challenge. To get your mind baking with ideas, take a look at what the other DT members have constructed:

Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler Scrumplescrunch
Anita Houston The Artful Maven Haven
Anne Marie Hile Stampin' Anne
Marcy Kaminski En Papillote Arts
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan Stampin Time
Lori Rider The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet Designs by Sharon 

And while you're getting crafty, don't forget to catch some of the Olympics. Maybe there will be some inspiration there for you too!



  1. WOWZERS, Holly, those cupcake paper flowers are GORGEOUS! Your card is beautiful! So fun reading your thought process! Hugs, Marcy

  2. These flowers are amazing, and look awesome with the paper! The whole layout of the tag is impressive! I love the whole design!!!

  3. Hello Holly
    Well I will concur with my fellow teamies here and also add my tuppence worth, and say how absolutely gorgeous your flowers are.
    I laughed when I read that your cup cake wrappers have not seen the Kitchen, I can so relate to that way of thinking. You have made a beautiful, soft and warm Tag Holly it is delightful.

  4. Hi, Holly, this is such a gorgeous tag with fabulous flowers. I love the beautiful background DP, too.... :)

  5. Oh my goodness, I love the fun detail those cupcake liners add to the flowers. Very creative, Holly! Hope you had a fun weekend! Hugs! :)