Sunday, November 18, 2018

Cake Soiree for PP419

Hello and Happy Sunday! I feel like I have been missing in action for a little while after being in Florida for vacation and for Stampin’ Up! Onstage. I’m finally back home and getting back into my routine again. Whew! This week over at The Paper Players, the lovely and talented LeAnne has a fun theme challenge for us: Sweet Treats. It’s also CAS (Clean-and-Simple) week, or as I like to call it: Can I attempt to make a card using less than 6 layers week? 
When I saw the theme for the week, I knew I wanted to use the Cake Soiree stamp set, as my supply of birthday cards was getting a little light. You can never have too many birthday cards on hand, right? This stamp set and coordinating Framelits, make it easy to create a lot of detail with not a lot of work. I did heat emboss the stamped image on the cake to keep the continuity of the shine from the foil paper and bling. My color combo is Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo. More on that below.
So, I have to share a funny story. In my stamp studio, I keep a box full of cut and scored card bases sorted by all of the Stampin’ Up! colors. It makes it really easy UNLESS you put the colors in the wrong spot like I did. I thought I was grabbing a Lovely Lipstick card base and it was only after I added the cake to my card that I realized that it was Melon Mambo. But like Bob Ross used to say, there are no mistakes, just “happy accidents.” So, I’m going with that! 

The Melon Mambo kind of works with the lighter stripes in the Lovely Lipstick Designer Series Paper, don’t you think? Maybe? I wasn’t going to rip the card apart to start over, so I just made it work. Just let that beautiful, heat-embossed cake distract from that little detail. Haha! 

Card Measurements: 
  • Melon Mambo Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-3/4” x 5”
  • Lovely Lipstick Designer Series Paper - 1” x 3-3/4"

Finally here is a quick look at the inside of the card sharing a sweet birthday sentiment. 

Won’t you join us and share your project this week? 
You can link up your project through Friday November 23rd, 2018 at Noon PST.
 All of the details can be found over at The Paper Players 

Please stop by and and show some love to the Design Team and please leave a comment here so I know that you visited today. I’ve listed all of the supplies I used to create this card below. You can click on any of the photos to shop in my online Stampin' Up!® store. 

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!)
Ann Schach
Have a HAPPY day today! :)
-Anne Marie
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  1. Absolutely stunning, Anne Marie! A "wow" card for sure! So many wonderful details. I love the Lovely Lipstick with the Melon works!!!

  2. I love that elegant silver cake stand...your card is so pretty! Such a creative idea for the challenge too!

  3. That cake is marvelous! This is a beautiful card Anne Marie!

  4. What a beautifully delicious cake, Anne Marie! I love the intricate die cuts! I'm with you... I can never have enough birthday cards!

  5. Gorgeous cake, Anne Marie. I think there might just be less than six layers here! :-)

  6. This is so pretty...I love the color combo you chose!!! And yes, I am always needing birthday cards!

  7. Such a pretty card Anne Marie and you were suitably restrained on the layers! I love your 'happy accident' too - I think the card base picks up the colour of the alternating stripes really well and just ties the whole thing together. Gorgeous!


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Anne Marie