Friday, May 8, 2009

Featured Artist and Giveaway!!!!

Featured Artist- Paper Cakes by Rachel

When we first saw these yummy paper cakes we knew we had to feature Rachel! I mean why wouldn't we?! It's all the decadence and none of the guilt! Rachel is a stay at home Mom of two small children. She loves doing crafts because it allows her to be creative. She also loves ALL handmade items because they have such a personal touch to them.

We asked Rachel how she got started in crafting, "I started making paper cakes when I was asked to be in charge of the party favors and centerpieces for my Father-in-laws surprise birthday party. It just really blossomed out from there because after the party I was getting calls asking for cakes. I really enjoy making them because there are so many possibilities!"
What is your favorite material to work with and why? "Ribbon is my favorite because I just think that it is soooo beautiful and there are so many different kinds! It can really dress-up just about anything and is so easy to work with!!! :)"
Where is your business based? "My business is based out of my house. It is starting taking over more and more space!" Do you have a dedicated work space, and what do you love about it? "I do have a dedicated space and what I love the most it is the ribbon holder that my husband had made for me!"
What inspires you? "Oh my gosh.... so much inspires me! Just a couple are my children, my customers, real cakes, and the design and color combination of clothing."
What is your favorite crafting tip? "Less is more when using a hot glue gun." What is your favorite supply store and why? "I love Hobby Lobby! Just so much to choose from at really good sale prices!
Rachel is giving away a $10 gift certificate to one lucky winner to use for any cake your heart desires. Entries must be received by May 31st 2009 at 12pm EST to be considered. We will choose a winner at random on June 1st. Please leave a comment below if you would like to be entered telling us what you would use one of these delicious cakes for - bridal shower, baby shower, wedding favor, birthday party, etc. You can also enter for a second chance to win by blogging, twittering, or facebooking about this giveaway. Just be sure to leave a second comment with a link to your post.
Check out more cakes at Rachels Etsy shop or her website www.papercakesbyrachel.com


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14 comments:

Nicole-Lynn said...

Ooh how fun! I love this! I would use mine for a bridal shower!

Wehaf said...

I would use these for my friend's baby shower!

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Nanalulu said...

I would use one for a tea party, how very cute! Thanks for offering prize!

TwinsanityMom said...

Rekha said...
This is the most creative idea ever! I was googling handmade party cake ideas and viola! I found you via Etsy Giveaways! I would use this for my dinner party when I get and pass my bar exam! It will be a party for all the people who supported me in realizing my dream of becoming an attorney. The ones who listened to me cry, proofed my papers, came over to just give me a hug. My devoted and supportive friends and parents would def love this.

May 13, 2009 1:25 AM

Brad and Hailey said...

How fun! I would love to use this for my baby shower!

Erin said...

I'm throwing a bridal shower in July, this one would be perfect: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24522921
What a creative idea!

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful idea. I would use one of these cakes at my sons graduation party! It would be fantastic!
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Vivien said...

So lovely! I would use these for a bridal shower. I really like the pink and brown ones.
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Anonymous said...

I would use this for a birthday party! ( :

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Liz said...

I'm helping to throw a bridal shower in a few weeks and this would be perfect.

I'm also thinking about how much fun it would be to give one of these with various small gifts as a birthday present!

Shanda said...

I would like one for my daughters birthday!
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Kyndra said...

I didn't understand the concept until I saw the candy pics! How neat! I would use a paper cake for favors at my little ones b-day party!

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JenniferB said...

I would use for my daughters bridal shower

Naddez said...

I would use it for my Wedding Anniversary Dinner.
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