Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Especially For You

Welcome to Crafter's Companion! It is Stacy here today and I'm excited to share my newest project with you. I recently received the newest collection of Humphrey the Elephant Stamps. And I really LOVE THEM!!

I was especially drawn to this stamp set - Especially for You. Isn't she just adorable?! I decided to paper piece her dress out of some Graphic 45 Christmas paper that I think is yummy. I stamped her out on white paper and colored her with my Copic Markers. Next I stamped her on my patterned paper and cut out just the dress part of the image. Next I layered the patterned paper piece on top of the colored image.

Next I made an exploding box using my Ultimate Tool. This is just super easy to do. I used measurements that I received from a follow Design Team member, Jinky. She has calculated the exact size to fit a cupcake inside!! You can find these measurements on her blog. For my exploding box I made the base piece and then I made a lid to top it off and inside is an upside down lid that you glue down to keep your cupcake in place.

Can't you just see these as the perfect gift for a teacher or friend. Or as a take away gift at a party or wedding?? I am giving this set to our Mail Carrier. I have a super easy recipe for a Wonderful Pumpkin cupcake/muffin that I want to share with you.

All you need to make this delicious treat are these two things:

One box of yellow cake mix and 1 small can of pumpkin. Just mix the two items together. Next fill muffin tins about 3/4 full. (I use cupcake liners). Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. Cool.

That's it. They are ready for you to enjoy. You can ice them if you want or just eat them as is. You can use other flavors of cake mix. I have used spice cake and chocolate cake and they were both yummy. You can also add nuts and/or cinnamon to the mix before baking. I have even topped them with mini marshmallows. You are only limited by your imagination.

I hope you have enjoyed my project and I really hope you have a chance to make these sweet treats. Thanks for stopping by here today. Until next time....happy scrapping.


Lisette Morris said...

Adorable and yummy!! Love the paper piecing and the coloring.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic project!!! Love your color choice Stacy!

kathy said...

This is awesome,the colors are perfect.I am cockoo for cupcakes. Thanks for the recipe and the great gift idea.

Luanne said...

great! projects and love the color choice.


JinkyK said...

Wow, Awesome project and great coloring Stacy! Thanks for sharing and for the link back!

Amy's Designs said...

Great projects. Looks yummy. Thanks for the recipe.