Thursday, 25 January 2018

Pink Birthday Cake Pop-Up

Good morning friends

One of Karen Burniston's new Pop-Ups is the CAKE POP-UP. I took some time this week to make one and wow, what a clever die set. When you assemble the cake then adhere it inside your card, I bet you say WOW. When I finished this one, I showed it to our son. He opened it once and said "No Way'. Then he opened it again, looked at me and said 'this blows my mind'.  He passed it to my husband, who opened it and thoroughly examined it, handed it back and said COOL! I figure if the guys in the family are amazed and impressed, it's a pretty great die set.

Here is the front of my card:

I was happy to find these stamps in my stash, which work perfectly with the Cake Pop-Up. I stamped the greeting with black, then water coloured it with my new Marvy Le Plume II markers. I saw these markers at Creativation (CHA) this year, and was able to sit and try them out. I love them, so have added a few to my collection.

Hmmm - is that a sequin? Yes. I have tried for years, to stay off the sequin train. However, I'm interested in doing more shaker cards, so ordered a few packages of sequins for that. Now that they are in the house, I'm seeing them creep onto my cards here and there.

Here is the card as it is opening ...

This is the card opened! Once again, I didn't make a prototype, just went right into making a full card. I had this patterned paper out from a different project and I wanted to make a cake with three of the patterned papers in the stack.

Isn't this something? It is a full 3-d birthday cake, but it folds completely flat for mailing. This card will easily fit into an envelope and mail for a single stamp.

I used the included cake trim as a border at the top and bottom and the Happy Birthday die again. I mentioned you would be seeing a lot of that die.

Tips and Tricks:
I used the dark patterned paper as an offset behind the Happy Birthday and the scalloped frosting.

Instead of adding the scalloped frosting to the cake, I added glitter glue. Between the frosting and the Cake Trim dies, there are lots of ways to decorate your cake!

1028 Cake Pop-Up - Karen Burniston   coming soon
Patterned paper - Crate Paper
1030 - Happy Birthday - Karen Burniston   coming soon
Words - MFT Stamps
Marvy LePlume II markers

Card size - 4-1/4 x 4-1/2"

Thanks for stopping by today


Karen Hasheck said...

Love this card! I am already a subscriber and a fan- it was so nice to meet you in person at Creativation! Best part of CHA is meeting crafters we have admired in bloggerland face to face!

Angie said...

I just checked to see if you'd done the cake and you did! Very well, I might add! You've just proven that this die is NOT just for wedding and anniversary cards. Not that I thought that, I plan on using it mostly for birthday cards. It looks wonderful with or without the fancy trims.

One more week and mine will be shipped! I'm SO hoping that top layer is just wide enough for something I have in mind. Again, great job as always!

Karen Aicken said...

Hey Karen H - it was good to meet you too!

Karen Aicken said...

I'm so happy you will get your die soon ... and how fun to have something specific in mind for it. I hope it works for you too!

Anonymous said...

wow! This card is so wonderful!


StampOwl said...

Gorgeous card, the sentiment works well with the cake

benilhalk said...

What an amazing cake! Thinking to copy some ideas for my daughter's birthday. Pink will be a fabulous theme. Although it's common but customized ideas given at Los Angeles venues will make it lavish for sure. My friend also suggested some sweet and gift providers. Hoping to make the day memorable for little girl.