Feb 08 2008

Stamp Simply Challenge #21 – Bake-Off!

Challenge #21 – Keyword ssnotime21-There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

Todays challenge is a *Bake-Off* — yes, just like the Pillsbury Bake-Off!!! They are holding a Cake Decorating 101 Contest (with prizes!) over in the Flourishes Member Company forum at SCS, so I’ve got cakes on the brain, and thought it would be fun if we all showed off our finest baked goodies — that would include not only cakes and cupcakes, but anything at all that we bake — I’m sure you’ll have a lot of surprises for this Bake-Off! And please note that this can be very liberally interpreted — this is not about sticking to a list of rules, it’s about having fun — so if you don’t have any stamps of sweet delectables, just think of what other things we may bake or eat — what’s in a casserole (meat = animals, etc.), how about seeds, grains, herbs, etc. — I think you get the idea! Just have fun and, as always, try to keep it simple — that’s the point here!

Remember when you upload to use the keyword above, followed by a comma.Please come back here to post (as a comment) that youve played, and provide a linkso I can check out your card right away. You can find all cards uploaded for this challenge by clicking Gallery Submissions Here.

Some wanting to play said they have never uploaded before. If thats you and you need help uploading, just go to my Challenge No. 1 here.


Here’s my sample — a simple card made with Cake Decorating 101 by Flourishes. The thing I really love about this stamp set is that it allows you to make a super simple card, as I have done here, but it also includes just a ton of fancy little scallops and other cake decorations, allowing you to spend as much time as you care to creating a cake that is truly a masterpiece. Whatever your fancy, you can make it with this set!!!

My cake and plate are paper pieced, which is fun and quick, and I love the look of paper piecing. First, I ran a 1/4 sheet of white through the Cuttlebug with my brand new (just got it today) Swiss Dots embossing folder — wow, am I going to love this folder!!! Now that I have my piece, I punched the border on one short end with the Martha Stewart Lace Punch and cut my valance piece to1 7/8″ in depth. Then with the remaining Swiss Dots I could stamp my cake in black ink and cut it out. The cake plate and pedestal were both embossed with white on black paper and cut out. The cake itself is up on Dimensionals.

Back to the valance — I also punched a strip of black with the MS Lace Punch and layered it behind my Swiss Dots, offsetting it just a tad — you can barely see it peeking through, but it sure adds a lot of depth to the valance. And I used some fun dotted ribbon as well!

And why all these dots today — well, Thursday Julia’s WT Challenge at SCS was to incorporate dots into your project — I knew my new embossing folders would likely arrive later in the day, so I patiently waited for them!!! So, yes, this is also for Julia’s challenge of yesterday to use dots!!!

Let me point out that anyone doing a card for this challenge with Cake Decorating 101 by Flourishes, can also link their card to the Cake Decorating 101 Contest thread at SCS and you’ll have a chance to win a prize. They will be giving many away this month, so you’ll have more than one chance! What fun!!! The contest runs all month, so if you’d like the set, I do believe you still have plenty of time to order it — they ship super quick!!! They also have a lot of great Basic Grey 6 x 6 pads and wonderful ribbons!!!

  • Stamps: Cake Decorating 101 by Flourishes
  • Paper: Prismatics by Prism – Ice Tea. SU Basic Black. Papertrey White. Two Scoops DP by Basic Grey.
  • Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black and Versa Mark.
  • Accessories: Ribbon, Martha Stewart Lace Scallop Punch, White Embossing Powder, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

I also just want to say that I’ve had a super busy week and I’m still trying to get caught up on comments from last weeks challenge and late entries from the weeks prior. I’m getting there — please be patient with me — LOL!!! I don’t want to miss a one!!!

As always, thanks so much for stopping in!! Hope you can play this weekend!!! Have a great one!!!

45 responses so far

45 Responses to “Stamp Simply Challenge #21 – Bake-Off!”

  1. Janine says:

    This is beautiful !! I love that color combination and how you dry embossed the icing.

  2. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Very cute! It looks like a very elegant cake!

  3. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    I love how simple this is yet still very elegant!! Love the dots embossing folder and how you used it to paper piece your cake and valance. I just ordered my folder last night and can’t wait to get it!! Great challenge Sharon. I am getting ready for work right now, but I will find time to play this weedend!! Have a wonderful day:)

  4. Sara (hiinaz) says:

    Wow! This is a beautiful card. Everything about it is perfect. I love the texture of those dots. Hope I can play later.

  5. LeAnne says:

    Oh, Sharon, this is just so striking! I love that Two Scoops…..I have been trying to hold off getting it, but it is just so pretty. Love the Swiss Dots, too! It sets off this card perfectly! TFS!

  6. flossie says:

    What a fantastic card, love how you emobssed the cake and kept it simple and that background paper is fantastic. Beautiful card.

  7. Dawn E. says:

    Fabulous card Sharon! Love the DP and your edges….so pretty! Hope to participate again this week! It’s so much fun!

  8. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    Sharon, your cake is beautiful! Love ALL of your ideas – you clever lady! Wonderful blog too BTW. I’m not sure if this is the way to post a comment for my card on this challenge but, here it is: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/805651?cat=500&ppuser=95678 Hope you like it!

  9. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Yummy cake– love this card! Wow– the Swiss Dots folder is cool–loved the effect it provides!!!

  10. Kiko says:

    This is just so adorablel! I got the Swiss Dot folder yesterday too! Thanks for a wonderful inspiration on how to use it!

  11. Joani says:

    I just love your card! The colors are so nice together, and the embossing really gives it a kick! Great work, as always…
    BTW ~ take a look at my blog, I’ve awarded you!!

  12. Deb Neerman says:

    Wowsa, Sharon, love your card!!! I’m still waiting for my Dotted Swiss folder to arrive but I can see from here that it’s gonna be well worth the wait!!!

    I coincidentally happened to make a card that qualifies for your challenge … I love serendipity, don’t you?!?

    You can see it here: http://debneerman.blogspot.com

    Thanks for ANOTHER kewl challenge!!!

  13. jeannen2 says:

    Great card! That cake looks full of sugar though! Don’t you just love 2 Scoops? I’d recognize that paper anywhere! I’m going to play along with your challenge just as soon as I finish checking my multiple blogs out for the day! Don’t want to miss anything! Jeanne

  14. Joan Ervin says:

    Oh, Sharon, I absolutely love your card…the *dotted swiss* layers are awesome and I love the cake!! I didn’t get to stamp much this week so I combined a few challenges starting with the little cake. What fun…thanks! Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/806051?cat=500&ppuser=28771

  15. Ok Sharon, Deb and I must both have ESP, because I made this card before I knew your challenge! So, here goes anyway! Thanks for the fun!

  16. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    So cute…what a fun challenge. Had to wait till now to even just look. I’m not sure what I have to use here for food. Might have to take one of the other avenues you suggested. Anyways, your cake is really cool. I love that dotted swiss folder and the beautiful punched edge. Wonderful sample.

  17. I cracked up at your comment on my blog! I’m thinkin’ next week we need to do the polka… polka dots that is! That is, if you haven’t done that one before! I forget, you have had 12 or 13 challenges before I started stalking your blog! 🙂 There’s my 2 cents!

  18. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    Yeah! I actually got to do your challenge on the day it was posted!!!!! Here is my card. Thanks Sharon:)

  19. Julia (Artystamper on SCS) says:

    Here is my Bake off Card – using the Pie stamp from Papertrey Ink – I love this little pie – http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/806406?nocache=1

  20. Linsey says:

    This is my Infused Cake I made for the bake-off


    Sharon, your dotted cake is absolutely gorgeous! I must get that embossing folder asap! tfs your talent and super inspiration!

  21. Bonnie says:

    Oh my gosh, I can hardly wait for my embossing
    folder(s) to show up!! Love your cake! I left something sweet for you on my blog!

  22. Jodi (Kharmagirl on SCS) says:

    Such a fun challenge Sharon! Thanks so much! Here is mine:

  23. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    Here’s my first attempt, Sharon. I love this challenge…don’t know why I can’t seem to get anything going for it. I did find some other stamps to use, so will try again later. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/806871?cat=500&ppuser=89981

  24. That dotted cake is awesome! LOVE it! Love. It.

  25. Vicky Gould says:

    Oh, Sharon, this was sooo much fun. Thanks for posting – I love your card and have already commented on it in SCS – you rock, GF!

    Here’s my card:


  26. leslierich says:

    Wow! This is so darn cute, Sharon, and what an absolutely fun idea for a challenge! I love the new embossing folder and the black and white on the Two Scoops is so striking. Love that pretty scalloped border, too! Just wonderful!

  27. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Here’s another sweet treat for your challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/807300?cat=3231 Thanks.

  28. Shawn K. says:

    Gorgeous card! Love those Swiss dots too….you’ve given me dot-envy!

    Shawn K.

  29. Dee says:

    love this card! I can’t wait to get the swiss dot folder. I love the way you used the lace punch with the swiss dots and the cake. Just wonderful!!

  30. Susan says:

    I saved at least 5,000 calories in the creation of this cake!!! Thanks for such a fun challenge. Susan

  31. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    Happy Blizzrd!!! Here’s another for your challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/808040?cat=500&ppuser=89981

  32. SmilynStef says:

    Here’s my Bake-Off cupcake (although I realized when I finished it that there is no stamping on this one):


  33. Connie Watson says:

    I just submitted again Sharon, and it went to my site, girlfriendgreeting.
    The entries all look great!

  34. Lynda says:

    What a great challenge Sharon! You are so creative with your challenges and I, as a past weekly participant, have been REALLY negligent in participating lately!!! You said we can upload at anytime so I will just have to catch up! BTW, I nominated you for an award. You can see it here ~

    I will be back with a card to post ~ hopefully!!!!


  35. Hi Sharon! Great challenge! Unfortunately, I misread the challenge and thought we could submit any card with a baking theme. I don’t have the Baking 101 set, or any Flourishes stamps for that matter- yet! But I still thought I would share my creation. Here is my link to my card: http://danasdabblingstudio.blogspot.com/ Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration. I check your site several times a day!


  36. Rose Ann says:

    This is beautiful!! I love your yummy cake, embossing, “lace” edging, pretty papers & ribbon! Lovely!!

  37. Donelda says:

    here is my card!! It was fun to make!!

    Yum Yum Good!


    Thanks for the great challenges.

  38. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    How about another cake for the bake off??? The icing on this one is just yummy . . . I’ve sliced you a piece . . . help yourself! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/810774?nocache=1 Darlene

  39. Better late than never? I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long! Thanks for another fun one, Sharon! We’ve been battling some weird bug around here so I haven’t been able to stamp quite as much this weekend. I did come up with a little simple something…here… http://thebuckstampshere.blogspot.com/2008/02/sharon-johnsons-challenge.html Cherries…I add these to my favorite cookies….I will be happy to pass the recipe along if you would like…they are my ‘sweep the kitchen’ cookie! Wonderful! Thanks so much for everything and have a wonderful night! 🙂

  40. Jade7506 says:

    Ok this is my first challenge here. Here is my cake card! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/811117?nocache=1

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