Tuesday, April 26, 2011

You Can Never Have Too Much Cake

Here is another "slice of cake" because as far as I'm concerned, you can never have to much cake!  This favor box was created using Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip card stock.  The instructions for making it are the same as yesterday's post. The only exception is the gorgeous paper flower embellishment. 

This favor box is available in a ton of great color combinations sure to compliment any party. It can be purchased by the slice or as an entire 12 slice cake.

To purchase these party favor boxes visit Acarrdian Cards on Etsy.

Materials and Instructions for creating your own cake box and paper flower:

Cake Box:
  • Card Stock: Pink Pirouette (Stampin' Up!), Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine (Stampin' Up!), Dessert Box Die (Lifestyle Crafts)

 Paper Flower:
  • Card Stock: Pink Pirouette (Stampin' Up!), Pretty in Pink(Stampin' Up!), Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up!)
  • Tools & Accessories:  XL Flower Punch (Stampin' Up!), Crop-O-Dile (Stampin' Up!), Brads, Scallop Oval Punch (Stampin' Up!)


Cake Box:  See 4/25/2011 Post

  1. Punch out 4 flowers from Pink Pirouette card stock and 4 in Pretty in Pink.
  2. Mist punched flowers with water and scrunch up
  3. Unfold the flowers and stack alternating the two colors
  4. Punch a hole through the center of the stack of flowers with the crop-o-dile and insert a brad to hold the stack together.
  5. Starting with the top layer and working down, scrunch the flowers tightly around the brad.
  6. Gently open up your flower to get the look you want.
  1. Punch a scallop oval from certainly celery card stock.
  2. Lightly mist with water
  3. Fold in half lengthwise (hot dog)
  4. Now accordion fold the down the width of the folded oval
  5. Open up and attach to the bottom of the flower with glue.


Monday, April 25, 2011

A Piece of Cake

Who says you can't have your cake and eat it to?  These super cute party favor boxes are an elegant addition to any party! Just fill them with your favorite treat and your guests can have their cake and eat it too!

These little boxes are available as individual slices or as an entire cake and since they can be made in just about any color, they are sure to compliment your party's color scheme.

To purchase these party favor boxes visit AcarrdianCards on Etsy. 

Materials and instructions for creating your own cake boxes:

  • Card Stock:  Marina Mist (Stampin' Up!), Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
  • Tools:  Big Shot Machine (Stampin' Up!), Dessert Box Die (Lifestyle Crafts), Polka Dot Texture Folder (Stampin' Up!)

Instructions for Frosting:
  1. Place a  4" x 5.5" piece of Marina Mist card stock in polka dot texture folder and run through the Big Shot Machine. (Use Tab 1 on the multipurpose platform and sandwich folder between two cutting pads.)
  2. Make a "sandwich" with the the frosting die....
    1. Place the "frosting" die cutting side up on a cutting pad
    2. Place the textured card stock, patterned side down on top of that
    3. Followed by another cutting mat on top
  3. Place your "sandwich" on the multipurpose platform (Tab 2) and spin handle to roll the platform through the Big Shot.
  4. Keep the paper in the metal die and flip over onto cutting mat so the cutting edge is facing downward.
  5. Using the guides on the die, score the paper using a bone folder or a stylus.
  6. Fold on score lines and glue tabs to form box top.

Instructions for Cake:
  1. Repeat steps 2 thru 6 using a 6" x 5.5" piece of Chocolate Chip card stock and the "cake" die
  2. Fold on score lines and glue tabs to form box.

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for unique cards, invitations and party favors.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Nature Walk Gift Tags

These gift tags look so luxurious and they were really simple to make. I used my Big Shot machine to cut out the tag shape (I told you the Big Shot was my new favorite toy). Then I stamped the eggs from the Nature Walk stamp set in Bashful Blue. Next I stamped the birdcage from the same set in Early Espresso, slightly overlapping the eggs. Then I added the "for you" sentiment from the Fresh Cuts stamp set in Early Espresso. I thought the type style went will with the vintage look I was going for.  After that I distressed the tags with a sponge dauber and Early Espresso ink. Then I tied on a pretty Bashful Blue ribbon. 

  • Stamp Sets:  Nature Walk (121997), Fresh Cuts
  • Ink:  Bashful Blue(105209), Early Espresso (119670)
  • Card Stock:  Naturals Ivory (101849)
  • Ribbon:  Bashful Blue (retired)
  • Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Scallop Tags #2 Die (not Stampin' Up!), Sponge Daubers (102892)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Grab Bags and the Clearance Rack - What a Deal

Beginning today, April 1, and continuing while supplies last you can purchase special "grab bags" in the Online Store. These grab bags will come in three sizes: the $5, the $10, and the $15 grab bag. Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.

$5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)
$10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)
$15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)

If you're not into surprises...there are also some great products available al a carte in the Clearance Rack of the Online Store. Some of these items are priced at more than 70% off. Check them out!  When you've decided what you want, just purchase them online.

Grab Bags and Clearance Rack items can only be purchased through my Online Store! ......CLICK HERE TO ORDER!

These cute little pillow boxes were made with my Big Shot Machine, the pillow box die and the Sending Love Designer Series paper. The Sending Love paper is available from the Clearance Rack for just $4.79 for a pack of 12 double sided papers. Each sheet shines with glittery designs on one side. 

  • Stamp Set:  Cute by the Inch (Level 2 Hostess set)
  • Ink:  Pretty In Pink Classic Ink Pad
  • Card Stock:  Pretty in Pink, Verry Vanilla
  • Designer Paper:  Sending Love Specialty (Clearance Rack)
  • Ribbon:  Pretty In Pink 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
  • Tools:  XL Scallop Square Punch (119884), Big Shot (113439), Pillow Die (113466)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Little Card...Big Shot

I'm not sure if I mentioned it, but I recently got myself a Big Shot. I know what you're thinking, because I'm thinking it too....How and why did I wait so long to get one?  It is definitely my favorite tool/toy in my craft room.  Just make a "sandwich" with cutting plates, die and paper...crank the handle...and you have shapes.  Lots of shapes.  Flowers, butterflies, buttons, swirls, boxes, envelopes and much more. And it doesn't just cut paper. You can cut through plastic, metal, cork, chipboard, and vinyl. There are so many possibilities!  Just want to add some texture?  The big shot embosses too!

For today's project I made a little  2" x 3" Birthday card with matching envelope. I used my Big Shot to cut the little scallop envelope out of Daffodil Delight designer paper. The envelope was so easy to make. Not only did the big shot cut out the shape but it even scored the fold lines for me.  I just had to fold and glue.

  • Stamp Set:  Bring on the Cake (121899) (Occasions Mini)
  • Ink:  Basic Black Classic Stamp Pad (101179)
  • Stampin' Write Markers:  Daffodil Delight (119677), Melon Mambo (121074), Tempting Turquoise (100058)
  • Card Stock:  Tempting Turquoise (102067), Daffodil Delight (119683), Whisper White (100730)
  • Designer Paper:  Daffodil Delight from the Brights Paper Pack (117155)
  • Tools:  Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Scallop Envelope Die (113462)