15 May 2011
It's been a lovely, sunshine-y day! The weather inspires me. With rays of sunlight streaming into my craft room, I can't help but want to create something fun to fit the mood.
I finished these cute tags within a half-hour (maybe less if you deduct the times I answered the phone, got something to drink, etc.!). I've added them to The Red Robin shop at Etsy
Set of three tags. I soak standard shipping tags in strong tea for a few hours, then dry out in a low-heat oven. To give them extra pop and shabbiness, I inked the edges in a walnut. The stamped images are from Stampin Up. I then water-color, add an accent of glitter to each and top them with a satin ribbon bow, vintage button, paper leaves and crochet thread. I envision these on not only packages, but on card fronts, collage projects or scrapbook pages! Anyone who loves shabby chic would love these :)
Here is a super quick and easy recipe that I wanted to share. My friend and co-worker, Andree, brought it to work one night and I just had to have the recipe. Keep in mind that you can use any cake mix and container of frosting
Sour Cream Inside Out Cake
•1 box yellow cake mix
•1 cup vegetable oil
•1 cup water
•1 container cream cheese frosting
•1 tsp vanilla or almond extract (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix first four ingredients together in a large bowl. Beat as cake package directs. Fold in frosting and flavoring. Beat slowly until well incorporated.
Grease or spray Bundt pan; flour if desired. Pour in batter. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool and then invert onto plate or cake-stand. Serve with whipped topping and strawberries!
I've also used a Devil's Food cake mix and vanilla frosting...it's fun and interesting to see what you can come up with...I don't think you could go wrong!