Weekend Project – cards, cake, and quilt

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February 11, 2013 by Melissa

I didn’t have a lot of time to spend on big projects this weekend, so instead I focused on a few little things I wanted to make.

First, cards.


Valentine’s card using Close to My Heart’s La Belle Vie papers.


Another La Belle Vie Valentine’s card.


Inside of card.

I made two Valentine’s cards with Close to My Heart’s La Belle Vie paper pack. I haven’t used this paper in my scrap books yet but I will now. I love the way it came together on these cards.


An Easter card using an old CTMH stamp, Sensational Season, and Lucy papers.


Inside of card.


St. Patrick’s Day card using CTMH’s Take Luck stamp set (retired) and Splendor papers (retired).

I think I’m going to set aside a day to use my old paper packs for projects like these. When I thought about making a St. Patrick’s Day card, I didn’t think I had any paper packs that would work. But looky there – the scraps from an old Splendor pack were perfect.

My second weekend project was a success too. We have dinner with a small group of friends from our church once a month or so. If we eat in, each of the four couples brings a dish. It was my turn for dessert. Last week I ordered a King Cake mix for a friend who recently moved up north (eek!). I wondered why it cost so much on Amazon – turns out I ordered two. But that happy accident meant that I made this for dessert –


King Cake

I’m not a big fan of King Cakes but this was pretty good – not at all sticky or too sweet the way that store bought cakes are. If you’re interested, it’s Mam Papaul’s King Cake Mix.

Side note – the box will tell you not to put the baby in the cake (party poopers!). I did. And then I started to wonder, as my cake baked, at what temperature do plastic babies melt? Luckily, the answer is not 375 degrees. The baby was intact, and no one choked.


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