Stampin’ Up! Cake Soiree for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

I used the Stampin’ Up! Cake Soiree stamp set bundle to create my card and treat box for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop today.  We’ve got a color challenge this week and this is what I made for it.

Here are the colors that we’re using this week:

I used one of the Petal Pair Embossing Folders to emboss one of the Silver Mini Gabel Boxes.  I had to use a slightly different sandwich in my Big Shot as the standard embossing sandwich was too thick.  This is the sandwich that I used to emboss the box from the bottom to the top:

  • Big Shot Platform
  • Thin Die Adapter
  • Two pieces of Thick Whisper White card stock cut to just larger than the flat box size
  • Petal Pair Embossing Folder with the Silver Gable Box flat inside it
  • Cutting Plate

Since each Big Shot is slightly different, the card stock shims may need to be added or reduced.  But this sandwich worked in my Big Shot.

Once I had the box assembled, I tied a strand of Berry Burst Metallic Edge 3/8″ Ribbon around the box in a bow.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Cake Soiree stamp set in Berry Burst ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock.  I cut it out with the Sweet Cake Framelits Dies tag and added two of the Vellum/Silver die cuts from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit and two Sweet Cake Framelits die cuts from Old Olive card stock with Glue Dots.

I stamped the flower image from the Cake Soiree stamp set in Flirty Flamingo ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock and then cut it out with the matching Sweet Cake Framelits Die.  I adhered the flower die cut over the leaves on the tag and then added a silver enamel dot from the Metallic Enamel Shapes pack to finish the tag.  I tied the tag to the ribbon on the box with Silver Baker’s Twine.

I made a coordinating 3″ x 3″ card for the Gable Box.  I inked just the “happy birthday” sentiment from the Cake Soiree stamp set in Berry Burst ink and stamped it on a panel of Whisper White card stock.  I added two strips of silver Washi Tape and then adhered one of the Silver Foil die cuts with Stampin’ Dimensionals, both from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.  I adhered the stamped panel to a Flirty Flamingo card stock panel with SNAIL and then to a Berry Burst card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a silver enamel dot from the Metallic Enamel Shapes pack to finish the card.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Shelagh Freemantle has created today.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders – You Are Here
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy
  6. Sue Prather
  7. Karen Finkle

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Berry Burst – 3″ x 6″ card base
  • Flirty Flamingo – 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ panel
  • Old Olive – Sweet Cake Framelits die cut
  • Whisper White – two Sweet Cake Framelits die cuts, 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ panel

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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Cake Soiree for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Very pretty. I guess I’ll have to put in an order for that DSP today. I need more DSP…my stash is only 2′ high! Might need to put additional floor joists under the storage! Great hop!

  2. Amy anyone receiving this would consider the card and gift box present enough. The card is beautiful, I love your color palette. The star of the show is that box! The embossing takes it from cute to spectacular. Overall awesome job.

  3. So beautiful!!! I love what you did with this stamp set!!! Pretty!
    What is a platform plate and a thin die adapter? Why do I need them?

    • Thanks Gay! The Big Shot Platform and the Thin Die Adapter are the replacements for the old flip-style platform on the Big Shot. The new Big Shots automatically come with this platform and you can buy a replacement for the flip platform if you need/want it. Either one would probably work to emboss the boxes (just flip the first tab “closed”). The new platform is the one that I’ve got, so that’s what I used. 🙂

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