This week, The Shabby Tea Room‘s challenge is called, ‘You’re Invited’ and this is the lovely inspiration photo.
My week has been chaotic, running to and fro taking care of my infirm mother’s needs, legal affairs and on and on. It makes my love of paper crafting so very clear in my mind. It’s an oasis of calm and enjoyment that I treasure. Well, as I was driving (safely), I was thinking of this challenge and thoughts of a die tucked out of site came to mind! Sizzix released a 3-D cake die a few years ago and the thought of ‘playing’ with it was very appealing! I created this pop-up card~
The outside paper is flocked and from Anna Griffin’s ‘Cecile’ collection of 12 x 12 papers. The die cut is Spellbinder’s Labels #10 and the card stock is lavender moon from Papertrey Ink. The frame stamp is from Waltzing Mouse’s ‘Vintage Label #10′ and stamped with lavender moon ink. The flourish is also a PTI set called ‘Fancy Flourishes’ and has coordinating dies. The sentiment is from a much used set called, ‘Wishing You’ from Verve. When you lift the card open…
a three dimensional cake pops up! The sentiment at the bottom coordinates with the outside wish. Above the cake, I placed a lovely tag from Crafty Secrets, to hold a personal message.
To decorate the cake, I took some pleated ribbon trim from Stampin’Up and airbrushed one of the bands on each layer. Alternating a lighter and darker band added a little more interest. Instead of the standard candle on top, I added a little silver paper fork.
The base paper is stamped with a lovely swirly background stamp from B Line Designs. The whole cake folds to close…
The ribbon added some bulk to the card, but it still folds and fits comfortably into a 6 inch square envelope. Here, you can see it ‘collapsing’ into the fold.
Hope your 4th was spectacular! We had unbelievably wonderful weather here in Phoenix…rain in the morning (our first measurable rain in 55 days) followed by temps in the high 80′s!!!! The last time we had such comfortable temps on the 4th was 100 years ago. It’s typically scorching in July, easily over 110! I think we were cooler than other places in the country. Quite a switch!