We're almost there! Woo hoo- just one more day till you can get your hands on our new stamps! All of our guest DT have been working soooooo hard coming up with all this inspiration- I hope it helps you to be inspired when working on your projects.
You should have arrived here from Cami's blog... if not, you can jump to the front by hopping on over to the Sister Stamps blog.
So I thought to myself as I was coming up with Release 8 project ideas... what is a party without.... CAKE! I love cake. I mean that is my favorite dessert. Cake and ice cream. Mmmmmm!
So I got inspired by all those real cakes you see on the internet sites where other scrappers make these banners to put on their birthday cakes for their kids. So I thought, why not make a paper version of this for Sister Stamps! It is our birthday right? Here's what the finished project looks like.
So I cut the cake slices from an old Sizzix pie slice die and made the "cake" base. Since I didn't really intend on filing each piece of cake, I decided to adhere them together using some pleated ribbon from Stampin up as it reminded me of frosting. Then I channeled my friends Kimmie and Mrs. Lum and used some pearl bling over the ribbon. Normally I'm not so frilly on my projects, but I thought it was fitting since its a cake after all. Then on each piece, I added a rose that I had sprayed with perfect pearls mist. Thanks Kimmie for that pearl trim!
Here's a close up of Mariko that I used for the topper. First I cut the doily from my My Favorite Things die. That die has so many pieces that pop out! It felt like forever, but I finally got all the pieces out. Then I glued on more roses (also sprayed with perfect pearls). In the middles I poked a BBQ skewer in the center and it fit nicely into the hole left between each cake piece. Then I added my Mariko image onto scallop circles and adhered two of them over the skewer so it stayed erect.
The finishing touch was the Akemi banner over the whole cake. I'm laughing to myself because I made the banner two sided and I thought I was so smart by putting the "a" behind the other "a", etc... I then showed it to my husband for approval, which I guess he didn't look at real good cause he didn't point out that I had spelled akemi correctly one one side, but if you turn it around, it spelled "imeka".. DUH! ha ha ha ha ha! I had a good laugh after that. You would've really thought I was not so bright! Luckily I caught that before any incriminating photos were taken.
Oh yah, the banner was made using the Paper trey ink banner die set. I love that it gives you two sizes of the same shape to mat the banner. The only thing is that the flags are a bit big for cards, but it worked out perfectly for this project. The letters were also a Papertrey Ink die. I am really loving this alphabet set!
Hope you are enjoying all of our projects so far! Can you believe Release day is tomorrow? Yay! Then the real craziness will begin! Stop by tomorrow for one last project!
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