I’ll start with some blog candy today…
My birthday is this week, so I thought I’d give away an extra special gift. How about a little Paper Pumpkin treat?
I’ll be giving away the new Paper Pumpkin Try It Kit (Item 132600) to one lucky person. All that you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favorite type of birthday cake is between now and Wednesday night (March 27) and you’ll be entered to win. Anyone can leave a comment, but I’m only able to give the kit to someone with a US address, sorry about that.
My favorite cake is dark chocolate cake with dark chocolate frosting, yum yum!
And if you want your name to be thrown in the hat a second time to win, head over to my Facebook page and “like” it and I’ll put your name in twice (for those who’ve already liked me, you’re automatically entered)! Good luck, looking forward to hearing about all of your favorite cakes and seeing you on Facebook. 🙂
Today I’m sharing a card that I made with the A Round Array and Everybunny stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! A Round Array is the sneak peek set from the 2013-14 Annual Catalog. You can purchase this stamp set and the matching 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch in a bundle at 15% off until May 30 (items are available individually also). Click here to see the bundle in my online store.
I started by adhering the Print Poetry DSP panels to the card front with SNAIL. Then I stamped the little chick images from the Everybunny stamp set in StazOn Jet Black on Very Vanilla card stock (using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement) and I colored them with my Stampin’ Write Markers. I adhered the stamped strip with Stampin’ Dimensionals to a strip of Gumball Green card stock that I’d embossed with the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder. I adhered the layered panel to the card front with SNAIL.
To create the sentiment, I ran a Soda Pop Top through my Big Shot (between two cutting plates with no tabs on the platform) to smash it a bit, then I placed pieces of Sticky Strip on the back.
I adhered 1″ strips of the Melon Mambo 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon to create a sort-of sunshine shape and I added more Sticky Strip over top of the ribbon.
I folded the individual pieces of ribbon back on themselves, using the Sticky Strip to adhere it. Then flipped it over and started decorating the front.
I stamped the Collage Curios image in Summer Starfruit on Very Vanilla card stock, punched it out with the 1″ Circle Punch and adhered it with Sticky Strip to the Soda Pop Top. I stamped the A Round Array sentiment in Gumball Green ink on Very Vanilla card stock, punched it out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and adhered it with SNAIL. I stamped the sentiment a second time in Melon Mambo, punched it out with the 1/2″ Circle Punch and adhered it with SNAIL. I added 3 small pearls to the sentiment and 3 larger pearls to the right side of the card front.
I couldn’t resist adding that little chick one more time to the inside Very Vanilla panel.
Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:
Stamps: A Round Array (129090 only available in clear mount until May 30); Everybunny (122705 wood, 122707 clear)
Dies, Embossing Folders & Punches: 1″ Circle Punch (119868); 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (129404); 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869) Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127751)
Embellishments: Soda Pop Tops (119388); Pearl Basic Jewels (119246); Melon Mambo 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon (122985)
Ink: StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad (101406); Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie (119702), Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green (126856) Stampin’ Write Markers
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
Card Stock & Cuts: Gumball Green (126840) – card base cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″, 1-5/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip; Very Vanilla (101650) – 1-3/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip, 1″ Circle Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch; Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (129312) – 3″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 1″ x 5-1/4″ strip
Adhesive: SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Sticky Strip (104294)
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My favorite kind of birthday cake is chocolate with chocolate icing! Happy Birthday Amy, I hope you enjoy your special day too!
Happy Birthday! My favorite cake is carrot cake with a yummy cream cheese frosting. I love your blog! Thanks
My favorite would be red velvet with cream cheese frosting! Thanks for the great giveaway & for all your inspiring ideas!!!
Happy Birthday!! My favorite cake is carrot cake (without nuts and raisins!) and a thick layer of cream cheese frosting. A close second is dark chocolate with dark chocolate frosting. 🙂
Happy Birthday! Your blog is one of my absolute favorites. As for my favorite cake – it is white with white frosting. My whole family likes chocolate cake with chocolate frosting so I rarely get my special cake, but my birthday is next month and I’m hopeful – especially if I leave the recipe out someplace strategically for my daughter to see.
My birthday is in the beginning of July – here in Minnesota – it’s the end of strawberry season, so I like one last strawberry dish and usually ask for strawberry shortcake!
Happy Birthday:) I love this card- sooo cute! My favorite cake is either chocolate cake with homemade frosting or angel food cake.
Happy, happy birthday! My favorite birthday “cake” is blueberry, macadamia cheesecake! 🙂 Gail M.
My favorite cake is German Chocolate with the pecan-coconut frosting. Yummy.
I love your chicks card ~ and the soda pop top flower is fabulous !! My favorite cake is Angel Food with a good dark chocolate frosting . . . . YUM ! Happy Birthday to YOU !!
Well, with a birthday coming up shortly in April, I have to vote for my favorite Angel Food! My Mom always let us pick what kind we wanted for our birthdays, and as my youngest brother’s birthday is the day before mine, we always had plenty of cake!
Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your day!
My favorite cake is carrot cake–I’m so lucky–my boss makes me one each year for my birthday!
Love coconut cake,Happy birthday to you,Very pretty card….
Happy Birthday week! My favorite cake angel food cake, not that popular in September, but still my favorite. Especially with strawberries over the top. Yummm!
Chocolate with white icing
Hope you have a wonderful birthday!
Happy Birthday Amy!! I hope it’s extra special. My favorite B-Day cake is carrot cake w/lots of cream cheese
I love your blog and your gorgeous cards 🙂
My favorite birthday cake is any cake with coconut!
Happy Birthday! How could I forget? I so enjoy your daily posts and cards. I look forward to them everyday! You are soooo talented! Hope you do something fun today!
Happy Birthday! I love all your post and cards, I love Italian Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, yum, yum!!!!
Happy, happy birthday! For me it’s devils food cake and chocolate fudge icing!!!
Chocolate was always my favorite–now it gives me intense headaches (it is the chocolate) I have learned to love a simple yellow cake with a buttercream icing Ronalyn Eppinger
My favorite cake of all is Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing! I love all the goodies packed inside this scrumptious cake-crushed pineapple, nuts, carrots (of course), coconut, raisins!! Yum yum!
My favorite kind of cake is the Confetti kind that has the different colored bits in the cake mix, with vanilla frosting and sprinkles on top. My mom used to make it for me when I was a kid. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to enter!
Thank you for all the wonderful card ideas. I like your style and creativity. The Chicks card is too cute!. My favorite cake is Chocolate Fudge with Chocolate Fudge Frosting , oh did I say enough about chocolate.
Just liked your FB page as well! 🙂
Lovely card…love the chicks, the color combo and the wonderful ‘flower’….thanks for sharing!
Thank you Carol!