Before I sit down to write my blog post I always check the news, and especially the news from Stampin’ Up! Sometimes, like today, it influences the project I show you. So I can’t tell you how excited I was when I saw that the Cake Builder Punch is back in stock and available to order again. That also means that you can now also order the Piece of Cake Stamp Set bundle that includes this punch. Woo hoo!
BLUE FOR A BOY
For today’s project I’d already decided that I’d make a more masculine birthday card. So that steered me towards the blues. In fact one of my favourite blues in the Stampin’ Up! range is Balmy Blue so I thought I should start there.
I began by stamping the cake with the dripping frosting onto a piece of Whisper White Card using Balmy Blue ink. Then I used my light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker to colour in the cake areas.
Next I stamped the ‘happy birthday’ sentiment onto a strip of Whisper White Card using Balmy Blue ink. Then I cut the end at an angle using my Paper Snips.
Also using Balmy Blue ink I stamped the cake image in the bottom right corner of a Very Vanilla Medium envelope. After that I did the same on a layer of Very Vanilla Card. Then I coloured in these two cakes with the light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends marker to match the first one.
One final bit of Balmy Blue stamping was needed. In the centre of the Very Vanilla Layer I stamped a second sentiment “Hope this year is a piece of cake”.
CAKE BUILDER PUNCH
I was already starting to think of putting the card together but first I had to make a card base. I chose Thick Very Vanilla Card and cut and scored it using my Stampin’ Trimmer. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
On the inside of the card I attached the Very Vanilla layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Then I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to fix a piece of Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon to the front of the card base. The sentiment came next, layered over the ribbon with liquid glue.
That just left the cake and for that I needed the Cake Builder Punch.
I punched out my original stamped cake, and then two more cake shapes from Whisper White Card. Using liquid glue I stacked the three pieces on top of each other to make them really sturdy.
Of course the Cake Builder Punch not only punches the cake, but also a cake stand shape, so now I had 3 of these lying on my desk. Not to waste them I stacked the cake stands together using liquid glue and set them aside.
But how to finish the cake stand? Stamp the image from the Piece of Cake Stamp Set or something else?
In the end I simply punched another cake stand shape from a scrap piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. Then I attached this to the top of the assembled white cake stand. With that done I used pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the completed cake stand to the card front.
All that was left was to add some loops of Copper Metallic Thread to the back of the punched cake with a little Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then I added the cake to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and my birthday card was done
BUNDLE BONUS – I’m so happy that I can once again show you the Cake Builder Punch knowing that you can actually order it. The punch is available to purchase by itself, or you can order it in a bundle with the coordinating Piece of Cake Stamp Set. Buying the bundle, as I did, will save you 10% of the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included both options in my product list.