FTR7 Top Chef Quickfire

Catered Crop Top Chef Design Team


Wowzers, this Catered Crop Follow-the-Recipe challenge might be my favorite yet. I'm loving all these Spring projects, just what we needed to bring us out of the Winter blahs. It sounds like a few of you are still digging yourselves out of winter, but your projects have us dreaming about bunnies, butterflies and buttercups.


There's no judges' table and no elimination in this Quickfire – just delicious, culinary delights from our Top Chef Designers. They've choosen from Lisa Cook's ingredients and added a few yummy spices of their own.

Here's our inspiration from Lisa and the recipe we're following for the FTR7 Challenge.

You can choose anything you like from Lisa's recipe to whip up your own creation, be our next inspiration, or win a $25 Gift Certificate from Benzie Bazaar heirloom quality Felt. Choose from among Lisa's ingredients, colors, theme, shapes, techniques, and then add some of your own spice and make something uniquely yours.

  • Pattern Paper – Plaids or Stripes
  • Colors – Spring, pastel colors
  • Stamps – bunny rabbits, flowers (especially violets)
  • Color Mediums – Copic markers, printer's ink (yep, it's a digital image)
  • Embellishments – pearls, ribbon, felt, flowers
  • Tools – Circle, lace, doily, flower, or curly flourish punches or die cuts
  • Techniques – highlighting around an image, handmade or rolled flower embellishments, tying bows
  • Theme – Spring, Easter, Birthday
  • Shapes – Circles, lace and doilies, curly flourishes.

Here's what our Top Chefs cooked up with Lisa's recipe. Just click on the pictures to go to the designer's blog and get all the details.

Libby Hickson, Libby's Stamping Addiction
Libby served it up with gingham paper, the Spring theme and Spring colors,
flowers, ribbon and a darling bow. Ah, little baby elephants – so darling.


Rachel Hope, Hope Stamps Eternal
Rachel's delicious dish uses Lisa's pastel colors, pearls, felt,
ribbon, flowers, and a curly flourish. Don't you just want to pinch those cheeks?!


Peggy Marsh, The Wired Angel
Peggy cooked it up with those Spring and pastel colors and included
bunny rabbits, flowers, Copic markers, pearls, ribbon, a floral embossing folder
and that Spring/Easter theme. So precious!


Corinna McGregor, Stamping with a Java Junkie
You really have to go see Corinna to see all the amazing layers and dimensions to this card.
Corinna's gourmet dish has those lovely Spring and pastel colors, bunny rabbits,
Copic markers, black ink, felt, die cuts, and circles. She rocked the Spring, Easter and Birthday themes.



Jeanie Witmer, The Spotted Chick
Jeanie's sweet desert uses stripes, Spring/pastel colors, that darling bunny rabbit,
Copic markers, lace, highlighting around an image, bows, and
Spring and Easter themes. Oh my, like sweet cotton candy, right?



Linda McClain (that's me)
Bee-hold, I used Lisa's Spring theme, gingham, Copics, a ribbon bow, and felt.


Now it's your turn, Chefs. Remember, someone will be randomly chosen to win a $25 gift certificate to Benzie Bazaar Felt and the winning design will be our next featured sample.

You have until Thursday, March 17, 8:00 PM CST.  Just add your link below and enter as often as you like. We'll be enjoying all your culinary delights!



Sweet Comments

  1. Awe…I just missed it! Just found your site this week…I can't wait to challenge myself agian…Awesome challenges!

  2. Awe I just missed this challenge! Just found your site…can't wait to try again soon!

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