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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Build a CaKe with Designer Paper

You just can't help but LAUGH when you read this sentiment
from the "YIPPEE SKIPPEE" stamp set

carbs, schmarbs!

what better way to show off the sentiment than to have a really fun cake
to go with it, 3 tiered no less! I'm sure it's CHOCOLATE on the inside, right?

Inspiration for this project came from the challenge HERE at

After looking at all the super cute patterns and colors on the BIRTHDAY BASICS DESIGNER PAPER, I knew I could create a fun and colorful tiered cake. A special BONUS was being able to fussy cut the candles for some added fun.

The Birthday Basic paper has a really fun mix of color choices including....
Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla and Basic Gray. With so many color choices it's easy to pull out 2-3 colors and work from there. I wanted mine a little softer so I choose the highlighted colors above. I also added Pool Party as a toned down version of the Bermuda Bay.

The GORGEOUS GRUNGE stamp set was used to create the super cool background .....very trendy right now!

Here's how to make the card

1.  Make a Very Vanilla card base.
2.  Using the Gorgeous Grunge  stamp set , stamp the Crisp Cantaloupe striped 
     image, then the Bermuda Bay large splatt, the the Pool Party in the bottom
     right hand corner.
3.  Cut a Pool Party piece 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
4.  Cut a Very Vanilla piece 3  1/2" x 2 1/2", apply to the Pool Party piece
5.  Create the cake layers
     Numbers  2" x 1 1/8"
     Dots        1 5/8" x 3/4"
     Balloons   1 1/4" x 5/8"
6.  I Fussy Cut 7 of the candles with my Paper Snips . Why 7 ? it seemed to 
     balance well with the top cake layer. 3 tall and 4 short candles gives a nice 
     tiered look.
7.  Build the cake with the patterned pieces starting with the bottom cake layer 
     and starting about 5/8" from the bottom of the vanilla panel.
8.  Pop up the whole Birthday cake panel using dimensionals under the
     POOL Party piece.

9.   Create the Sentiment Banner...
      Cut a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe card stock 3 1/4" x 1"
      Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 2 3/4" x 3/4"
10.  Using Bermuda Bay, stamp the sentiment in the center of the Vanilla
      card stock.
11.  Using a 1" Square Punch  and placing the corner of the square in the 
      center of each banner end....punch the banner flag tips.
12.  Assemble the banner layers together and pop up with dimensionals.
13.  Fussy cut the party hat and glue to the banner 

Products used today 
STAMPS:   Yippee Skippee wood#131341, clear mount #131344
               Gorgeous Grunge  wood#130514, clear mount #130517
PAPER:     Birthday Basics # 130145, Very Vanilla # 101650, 
               Pool Party # 122924, Crisp Cantaloupe # 131298
INK:         Cantaloupe #131176, Bermuda Bay #131171,
               Pool Party 126982
TOOLS:    Paper Snips #103579, 1" Square punch #124094

Thank you for joining me as I find more ways to S T R E T C H my Stampin'Up
products. If you decide to CASE this card and post to your blog could you please provide a link back to this post.....it  would just THRILL me!
Many Thanks, Pam


  1. This is such a fun and happy card! Love the cake and the little sentiment banner with the birthday hat! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Stampin' Celebration!

  2. Hi Pam! Very fun card! I love how you used the cake for your inspiration, using the DSP in a unique way...really highlights the colors! The Gorgeous Grunge background is a great addition! Thanks for joining Stampin Celebrations Inspiration Challenge!

  3. Fun card! And fussy cutting indeed on those candles--they look awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Celebration!

  4. Wow Pam! What a fun and colorful card! I love the way you used that DSP and cut out those candles - oh my! They are fabulous! :) Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!

  5. Pam- I love the way you used the DSP to make that cake! And I love that sentiment too! Isn't it great? Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Celebration this month!

  6. SOOOO ADORBS PAM! I loved how happy and bright this card is, the cake is SUPAH cute too!! Thanks for sharing with us at SCIC!!

  7. Wow, so cute and I love all the bright color you used! What a great way to use up those random shapes of dsp! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!

  8. What a great card - I just love those candles and the great colors, and of course, the sentiment!

  9. Amazing cards. I love the patterns used.


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