Cover and frame a piece of sheet metal, and add Lifestyle Craft/QuicKutz die cuts to create a Bingo board perfect for entertaining kids on a long car trip. Make your own rules, or fill the spaces with icons to look for as you travel ~ FUN!!
Today is my daughter's birthday and we made cupcakes. What better way to "jazz" up the cupcake to highlight the "princess" in the family by using some perfect Lifestyle Craft dies.......
(dies used: crown cupcake liner and party flag inserts)
Yes I need a little help on my baking skills, too much batter and then the icing leaves a little to be desired but hey, my daughter loved it!! and I really shouldn't take up another craft............)
I have to say though, I tried a new icing recipe I found on the web and WOW it is sooo good! It's like a whipping cream frosting ~ it was a little weird to hear that flour was in the ingredients but I highly recommend this recipe next time you are looking at making a cake or cupcakes!!
5 Tablespoons Flour
1 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Butter
1 cup Granulated Sugar (not Powdered Sugar!)
Bake your favorite chocolate cake and let it cool.
In a small saucepan, whisk flour into milk and heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. You want it to be very thick, thicker than cake mix, more like a brownie mix is. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. (If I’m in a hurry, I place the saucepan over ice in the sink for about 10 minutes or so until the mixture cools.) It must be completely cool before you use it in the next step. Stir in vanilla.
While the mixture is cooling, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. You don’t want any sugar graininess left. Then add the completely cooled milk/flour/vanilla mixture and beat the living daylights out of it. If it looks separated, you haven’t beaten it enough! Beat it until it all combines and resembles whipped cream. Spread it on a cooled chocolate cake.
I'm lovin' the new gift bag die ~ it's just the right size for many different little things to give! Check out the little "lotion" bags I made, they are a perfect size for the small lotions at Bath & Body Works!!
(dies used: Gift Bag, Nesting Scallops, 4x4 Awards and June Club die- 2x2 butterfly)
My thoughts are running wild with so many possibilities to use this new Gift Bag............
It's that time again to renew or start our QuicKutz Club!! This Club continues to be a huge hit and grows each term ~ sign up today!!
Lifestyle Crafts (QuicKutz) Club Members receive:
-an exclusive Bonus LC item each month, designed by Lifestyle Crafts just for club members (min. retail value ranges from $6.99 to $16.99)
-a monthly LC Event (3rd Tuesday of the month) where you can see the latest dies first and do a make & take project using Lifestyle Craft dies for FREE !! (Only club members get to do the fun project! -comes in a kit along with your FREE LC bonus item!) (Pick up on the 3rd Tuesday or anytime after during that month)
-a 20% discount off regular price Lifestyle Crafts dies everyday with a minimum $15.00 LC Purchase.
-6 month membership fee is only $55.00! You will be receiving at least $80.00 worth of products over the 6 month period with your one time membership fee, not to mention your 20% volume discounts in LC purchases. (July 2011 to December 2011)
Why Lifestyle Crafts?? Why wouldn’t you, this is an exclusive club that is giving you the best bang for your buck, getting fun perks and a chance to be part of a community of fellow LC enthusiasts!!
Ask us about how you can JOIN TODAY~ you don’t want to miss this one!!!