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No calorie birthday cake

The slice of cake I made for you today has no calories.  It’s a fun box you can decorate as a party favor or to fill with goodies or a gift card.  The box is made from a die I’ve had for a while and it was time to use it.  One of the great things about the Big Shot is you can use different kinds of dies from different manufacturers.  I die cut the cake slice then embossed with the Finial Press Folder.  I decorated the slice with doilies punched from the new Doily Triple Layer Punch, pearls and ribbon.  I served up my cake slice on a circle scallop plate I embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.  The candle is made with Very Vanilla card stock then decorated with a strip of Melon Mambo.  I freehand the flame using Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight card stock.  Making this cake slice was a lot of fun.

If you’d like to make a cake slice box but don’t have a die click here for a template.

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I have also entered my cake slice in the Piece O’ Cake Paper Craft Planet Tuesday 3D Challenge.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Birthday Cake Slice Box

Template:  Click here for a cake slice template.

Size:  4″ w x 1-5/8″h

Stamps:  Four Frames, Short & Sweet

Paper:  Card Stock:  Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Old Olive

Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Pearls, Doily Triple Layer Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Punch Pack Punches, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Circle Scallop die, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing

A Framed Rose for Mom

I love making paper roses from the Fancy Flower punch.  I also had a Sizzix frame die I had not used and decided to make a card for Mother’s Day.  I also used the Sizzix Square Scallop Frame die to create the card base and I layered a Pear Pizzazz DSP background to the front, added the Blushing Bride frame then embellished with small quilled roses and a large rose.  The Beautiful Wings butterflies also were added with pearls.  The sentiment is stamped with the Four Frames rose frame.  I used a blender pen and my Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz stamp pads to color the roses on the sentiment frame.   This set is available until the end of the month.  It’s a sneak peek from the new Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog for 2011-2012.  After April 30th you’ll have to wait until July to purchase.  Click here for more info.

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This is one of the samples I’ll be showing at my workshop on Saturday.  If you live in San Antonio and would like to attend please email me.  I’ll be demonstrating how to make the large rose and quilled roses.  Another reminder, the Occasions mini catalog expires at the end of the month and we’ll have a new summer mini.  Visit me tomorrow for a sneak peak from the Summer mini catalog.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Mother’s Day Rose Frame Card

Rose Tutorial:  Click here for Fancy Flower rose tutorialClick here for quilled rose tutorial.

Stamps: Four Frames, Short & Sweet

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz; DSP – Pear Pizzazz from the hostess level 1 paper pack

Ink: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Clear Large Square Scallop Bigz Die, Fancy Flower Punch, Two-Step Bird Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 3/4″ circle punch,  Basic Pearls, Blender Pen

Technique: Stamping, Die cutting

A tisket a tasket a Mother’s Day basket

This week we’re celebration mom at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The challenge is to make any project – card, gift set, gift card holder, scrapbook page or any 3D project with mom in mind.  We’d love to see your creativity.

I’m so excited about my project this week because it is a sneak peek for the Strength & Hope Stamp set which donates $2 from every purchase of this set to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  This set is so beautiful.  I also used the Four Frames set which is available through the end of April and it is a set that will next be available with new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  I would love to see how you’re going to show mom how much you care.  I can’t wait to see your creation.

The basket is from a template I saw on Sassy Scrapper’s blog.  I embellished the basket with a rose I made using the Fancy Flower punch and the butterfly from the new Strength & Hope Stamp set which will be available on May 1st.  The card featured DSP from the Strength and Hope Digital Download.  If you’re wondering how I made the butterfly two-tone, I sponged the lighter color of Pear Pizzazz then Marina Mist on the outer edge, stamped then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  For great instructions on how to make the quilled rose.  Go to Tara Bilbao, she has a great instructional video on her blog on how to make them.

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Mother’s Day Basket

Templates & Tutorials: click here for basket template.  Click here for rose tutorial.

Stamps: Strength & Hope, Four Frames, Three Little Words, Charming

Paper: Whisper White, Strength & Hope digital DSP download

Ink: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Versamark

Accessories: Whisper White Satin ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Decorative Label punch, Fancy Flower punch, Two-Step Bird punch, Basic pearls, non-SU white tulle

Technique: Stamping, Embossing

Mother’s Day Card

Quilled Rose tutorial:  Click here for video tutorial.

Stamps: Strength & Hope

Paper: Whisper White, Strength & Hope digital DSP download, Rose Red

Ink: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Versamark

Accessories: Whisper White Satin ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Two-Step Bird punch, 1″ circle punch, Basic pearls

Technique: Stamping, Embossing

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