Let’s Have Some Cake!

Have you seen the new Pop-Up dies from SIZZIX?  They are amazing!  Stampin' Up! will carry the Pop-Up Cake and Ball.  Both will be available to order on April 1st, but here is your sneak peek:

Cakefront 

I used the Together Forever stamp set, a Pretties flower and pearl, plus a silver clip on the card front.  The clip holds the card together nicely, because when you open it up, it looks like this:

Cakeopen copy

On the close-up, you'll see that I added more Pretties flowers, pearls, and paper flowers punched with the trio flower punch.  Each layer was embossed with a different Texturz plate and the flowers were added with mini glue dots to create a floral cascade down the cake.  The bride and groom are also part of the die.

And did you see the "Best Wishes" stamp and the oval scallop punch?  Both will be available in the Occasions Mini catalog on April 1st.

Closeupcake 

So what you are probably wondering is…..how hard is it to make one of these cakes?

Well, it's not exactly a "piece of cake".  It only takes about 10 minutes to put the actual cake together.  The die has cut and score marks, plus there are great directions.

My first attempt did not go well.  I may have been too tired for this type of project, but I thought you might like to see my first project with the pop-up cake die:

Oops 

Pretty, huh?  It's in the trash now, but I decided to make lemonade with the card base.  I think it turned out pretty cute!  Notice the saying on the front of the card (thinking happy thoughts)…that was my mantra on project number 2.  LOL!

Oops2 

There are still 2 weeks left for my Birthday Card contest.  The winner will receive a FREE stamp set of her choice.  Plus, you may just see your card featured on my blog.

Happy Stampin'

Melissa

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2 COMMENTS

  1. dianne shiozaki | 8th Mar 09

    nice! I love the flowers you added!

  2. Patti | 12th Mar 09

    I love what you did with the wedding cake – yikes, I just got my die. I know it will not be a “piece of cake” but I think oncethe trials is over, it will be a “sweet piece of cake”. I’ll give it a try tom. Thanks for sharing some of the experience you had with this project.

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