Catered Crop Linking Party FTR8

Winston Zeddemore: We have the tools, and we have the talent.
Dr. Peter Venkman: It's Miller time
Winston Zeddemore: I Love this Town!
    ~ Ghostbusters, 1984

Follow the Recipe

Wow, I wish I could award a ton of "Best Bakers" awards. The entries for the Catered Crop Follow-the-Recipe #7 were full of sweet Spring goodness. It was so much fun to host such fabulous eye candy.

Congratulations to Dorcas Perkins of Dorcas Designs. Her tissue box has us looking forward to thinking outside the box about making a box.





I hope you can see all the details and special touches Dorcas put in her tissue box: paper piecing and paper piercing, soft coloring, that lovely sky, three layers of papers in her panels, her handmade crocheted flower, and that amazing machine stitching. It's just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us, Dorcas.

Playing with us at the Catered Crop "Follow-the-Recipe" linking party is easy-peasy! Use any of the ingredients (themes, colors, techniques, shapes, etc.)  in Dorcas 's recipe to make your project. You don't have to use the same brand names, use all the ingredients or even make a tissue box. Just pick a few ingredients and then add your own spices to cook up something uniquely yours. Then, just add your project using the InLinz (froggy) button below and join the party. Keep the party going by clicking on some of the other entries and leaving a comment or two.

Here's your FTR8 recipe.

  • Pattern Paper – Stripes and mini print
  • Colors – Blue, Green and Brown
  • Stamps – Children, Kittens
  • Color Mediums – Prismacolors
  • Embellishments – pearls, buttons, ribbon, flowers
  • Tools – Border punches, die cuts
  • Techniques – sewing, paper piecing, paper piercing, tissue box (or other paper boxes), coloring sky with Prismacolors, crochet flower
  • Theme – Spring, Childhood
  • Shapes – Circles, ovals, scallops
  • Miscellaneous – Tissues 😉

Notice all the hyperlinks in the recipe? Yes, we have the tools! Dorcas provided links to all these techniques to help make following her recipe easier. I'll be back, too, with some ideas for other paper boxes.

Be sure to list your recipe or tell us what ingredient you used from the sample recipe. Don't forget to link back to this post or include the "I Followed the Recipe" button on your blog (see the side bar to the right). 

Paper Garden Projects is absolutely one of my favorite on-line go-to for paper craft supplies. Catherine's goal for the store is to provide high quality, unique papercrafting supplies and kits along with plenty of samples and inspiration. She stocks it with the things she loves and just added her own digital stamps. She's got Copics, stamps (Penny Black, Impression Obsession, Kraftin' Kimmie . . .), paper (Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon . . .) and way too much more to list here. Her customer service is the best in the industry – no pre-ordering, back-ordering and no waiting. The first item I ever bought from her was a Copic Spica pen. It came within just a few days with a handwritten note on the receipt telling me how to store the pen for long use. Wow! Be sure to check out her blog for her Fourth Friday challenge, and, if you look real close, you might see some of my creations on there from my days on her design team.

While you're checking out all the yummy goodies at Paper Garden Projects, be thinking about what you might do with a $20 gift certificate from Paper Garden Projects. Yep, one randomly picked winner will get to go shopping!


Just click on the link below to join the Catered Crop Linking Party. You have until Thursday, March 31, 8:00 PM CST. Swing back by here next Sunday when our Catered Crop Top Chefs will have their culinary delights to show you using Dorcas's recipe.


Sweet Comments

  1. this is STUNNING! congrats on your win cause you definitely deserve it! i've been wanting to whip one of these tissue boxes up for awhile  & i think you've finally inspired me to do so! big hugs!

  2. Hi Linda!
    Beautiful project and great challenge.  The images on the box are just perfect!  Thanks for the sweet write up :)  Have fun with the contest.

  3. It's late…like 2: 20am in Oregon and I just finished my recipe. I so do not like to cook but with paper…I have a great time with help from kind artist like you Linda…thanks for the start and look forward to continuing with my "paper recipe book".
    Tootsie @ Paper Bagley

  4. Congrats Dorcas!

  5. I love the design of the tissue box. Love the color and the picture. AWESOME! I just saw Dorcas's blog so thanks for the link. Thanks Linda for sharing it :)

  6. This is my first time competing in the Catered Crop – Follow the Recipe Challenge – it was fun!  I hope I did it correctly.  I hope you like my card.


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