Welcome to Be Inspired Wednesday at Cuttlebug Challenge!
Cupcakes are so much fun, this week challenge is CUPCAKE, have fun and create some unusual techniques for the frosting as Mrs J has created..
These fun Cupcakes are sponsored by the lovely Regina at The Cutting Cafe , we want to thank Regina, for these super digital cupcakes files.
The best part is if you own a Pazzle, Silhouette, Robocraft, there are files included to cut the images just like it was a cricut cartridge by Provo Craft.
The cutting cafe is own by Regina Easter, who also owns the Wonderful Cricut Challenge blog.
Bitten by the bug
Here's a little bit about the Cutting Cafe...
The Cutting Cafe offers affordable Printable Stamps and Cutting Files....No more waiting on the mailman and no more trying to organize a section in your scrap area for rubber/clear stamps.All files will come in the format of PDF AND WPC...and for a cutter machine.
This week prize is the Digital files the Design Team has used below. We will have 4 Winners and a grand prize winner will received the files and get to choose 2 extra files from the Cutting Cafe..
how kewl is that?
Today's spotlight projects and tutorials come from 2 of our talented DT members: Mrs J and Rosemary.
Mrs J is going to show you how to use cuttlebug embosses Fusible Fibres as icing on your cupcakes. Here are the 2 projects she made and the instructions to follow:
On receiving these gorgeous cupcake images from The Cutting Cafe I decided I wanted to make a feature of the icing (frosting), so decided to to see if I could use embossed Fusible Fibers (also known as Fantasy or Angelina fibers), something I'd not seen done before. To my great delight it turned out perfectly so here is a short tutorial on how to use these fibers to achieve some stunning results!
You will need a couple of pieces of baking parchment, or even ordinary paper will do, and onto one of these lay out a layer of fibers.
Once you have your desired size and thickness of fibers place the second sheet of parchment or paper over the top. Ensure that all of the fibers are covered - you don't want any stray ones melting themselves onto your iron, then gently iron over with a medium heat setting. The amount of heat applied can affect the final colour so keep checking.
It's as easy as that! This gives you a bonded sheet of fibres to now play with.
Of course I had to use the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls EB Folder for the icing! I just cut my fibers to size and ran it through as if it was paper or card and ta-da, stunning results!
To make the cupcakes I first of all printed them to the desired size onto paper and used this as a pattern to cut the fused fibers to shape. I then paper pieced everything together. A really simple process but with, I'm sure you'll agree, beautiful results!
Rosemary has designed this lovely set and I will let her own words guide you through making it yourselves:
I took a Prima tin and altered it so I could fill it with some birthday goodies. Notice the icing on the cupcake? I will be giving a tutorial on the technique March 30!! Be sure to stop by and see how easy it is!! And what is icing without sugar sprinkles, except I used lime glitter (sorry, name unknown). Prima and Imaginisce flowers were used and the thin green ribbon is from Wright. The weave lime green ribbon is from last year that I got on sale because it was for Christmas..I did not see it being used for Christmas, but knew it would work for my scrapping stash. Papers used are from K&Company (Que Sera Sera). Cuttlebug birthday and swiss dots embossing folders were used to give it that little extra touch!! Stampendous dots were used on the card cupcake. General's Pastel, Yasutomo paints, Loew-Cornell pencils along with my Marvy blender.
This is a close-up of the Prima tin that I decided to alter and make pretty. All I need to do is fill it with candy and/or flowers.
I chose a different cupcake for the card, but kept with the colors on the tin.
A close-up of the flower on the front of the tin. Several times on my project I used thin strips of cardstock and wrapped it around a pencil to curl. I used a dab of glue where needed to hold it in place.
This is a close-up of the lid. Looks just like yummy icing!! Again, you can see the thin strips of cardstock.
I am sure you already feel very inspired, but don't go away creating your own cuttlebug cupcakes until you have seen all the other DT samples for this challenge. Please click on the pictures for details on the projects, bonus cards and tutorials.
Now that you have seen all these lovely projects go create your own and come back here to leave a link with MR Linky.
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