FTR4 Top Chef Quickfire Challenge

Catered Crop Top Chef Design Team


There's no judges table and no elimination – just delicious, culinary delights from our Top Chef Designers. Take a whiff of what our design team made for the Follow The Recipe #4 (FTR4) challenge. Oh my goodness gracious gravy!



Here's our inspiration project and the ingredients for our challenge.

Catered Crop Challenge FTR4

  • Cardstock – Kraft, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, and Canson Manga Fanbos (or color equivalent)
  • Pattern Paper – October Afternoon's Detours (or use a color or pattern equivalent, e.g., blue polka dots)
  • Stamps – My Favorite Things Pure Innocence (or other rainy day image)
  • Color Mediums – Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, black ink, chalk ink for sponging
  • Tools – sewing machine; art sponges; circle, oval and scallop die cuts or punches
  • Embellishments – stitched ribbon
  • Techniques – Paper Piecing, Machine Stitching, "Bubbly Bow," and Sponging with Chalk Inks

And here's what our Top Chefs cooked up and the ingredients they used from the recipe . . . Just click on the picture to go to the designer's blog post and get all their details. Feast you eyes!

Libby Hickson, Libby's Little Addiction
Cooked it up with cute polka dots and a flowery background paper,
stitching, sponging with chalk inks, paper piecing, and the card's layout.



Peggy Marsh, The Wired Angel
Shakin' and bakin' with navy and white linen cardstock, polka dot designer paper,
scallop punch, Copics, sponging with chalk inks and sewing. Delicious!



Corinna McGregor, Stamping with a Java Junkie
Mixing and stirring with kraft, cream and aqua mist cardstock;
Copics, black ink, sponging with chalk ink
, stitching, circle and scallop die cuts. Oh my!



Jeanie Witmer, The Spotted Chick
Steamin' it with Canson Mango Fanboy Cardstock, Copics, Prismacolor Pencils
stitched ribbon tied in a Bubbly Bow, sponging with chalk ink, sewing, border punch, oval die, and black ink. Yummy!



Rachel Hope, Hope Stamps Eternal
So sweet, we saved it for desert: October Afternoon paper, Pure Innocence stamp,
stitched ribbon, sewing, paper piecing, Copics, and kraft paper


They make it look so easy, don't they. Oh, yeah, it IS easy. You can play along with the Follow-the-Recipe Challenge just by using any ingredient or technique in the inspiration project at the top of this post. Cook it up anyway you like it and then just link us to your project by using the InLinz tool at the FTR Challenge post, here.


Sweet Comments

  1. You have a great group here Linda! Love these sweet cards :)

  2. Oh how I *love* what my fellow chefs were up to! So honored to be part of this group!! Yay!

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