Monday, August 15, 2011

A Special Birthday Cake!

This weekend, I had a sick day at home, where I didn't feel like doing much, but fortunately didn't feel too sick to craft! Since our pastor's wife had a birthday next week, I thought it would be fun to make a super special project for her - to let her know how special she is to us all! My kids had fun shopping for fun goodies to fill it with too!

I am also entering this in the Throwback Thursdays Challenge over at My Creative Time to use a retired cartridge, and Wacky Wednesdays over at More than Favors - Friendship. Additionally, I think it fits perfect with this weeks Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Piece of Cake, and My Craft Spot's Gifts, Bags, and Boxes! Finally, the challenge over at Getting Cricky with K Andrews: treat containers or party theme items.


I used Tags, Bags, and Boxes to cut out the cake boxes. I wasn't sure how many it would take - when I started I was guessing about 6 - it ended up taking 9!


I added some lace around the outside edges with zip dry glue, and then a bit of Stickles for sparkle.


I stamped a tag I had in my stash with a couple of sentiments from My Creative Time stamps - including that cute musical note! Tied it one with some Baker's Twine, and some sheer blue ribbon.


The flowers and leaves were all cut from Mother's Day Bouquet. I coated the flowers with Glossy Accents and added some Martha Stewart coarse glitter. After they dried, I curled the edges, stacked and glued them, and added a button and some jute cort. The leaves I scored down the center, curled them a little, and outlined them a bit with a green copic marker.


It was such a fun project to make! I don't know if I will ever make one again, but I LOVE how this came out - so who knows? Hope you enjoyed!

33 comments:

  1. Gorgeous birthday cake! Love the flowers and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Fantabulous Cricut!
    Glenda

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  2. This is soooo gorgeous!! I just love it. The colors, the sentiment, the lace... Beautiful!!

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  3. Wow!!! This is just gorgeous! I'm sure it will be appreciated! Thanks for playing along with Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge! Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  4. This is very cute! I am having a scrapbook birthday party. I may make one of these, put a little scrapbook present inside each box and give them to my guest! Cute idea!

    chrissandlou.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow, this is so gorgeous! I love the beautiful flowers with the button centers! And the lace is so pretty! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up at Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge :)

    Lisa
    Getting Cricky Design Team
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh my! Wow! This is amazing! The flowers are just beautiful!

    Aymee

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  7. This is amazing! Great job!

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  8. Amazing!!! I love the pretty flowers and your cute tag! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

    Kimberly

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  9. This is so pretty! I love the sparkly flowers and crochet trim! Great job- Thanks for playing this week at FCCB! :)Amy A
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

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  10. VERY Pretty!!!! Love love love it!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at FCCB!

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  11. OMG, I love this. It's just so beautiful. Great colors and I love the flowers. Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

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  12. Beautiful cake! I love every detail on it.
    Vivi

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  13. This is just absolutely amazing! I love those gorgeous flowers! What a wonderful gift, made with much love! I so glad you joined Challenge Me Monday this week at FCCB!

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  14. This is just gorgeous!! I love all the bright colors and pretty flowers. I also love the chunky glitter..gotta get some of that:) Great job!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  15. WOW! This is totally gorgeous. I love the flowers and the colors that you used. Thank you for joining us at Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge.

    Hugs
    Kate

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  16. Absolutely stunning and you got to multi-task, too! Perfect! Wonderful project!
    Carolyn
    http://scraproom.blogspot.com

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  17. Amazing cake project! I love all the detail and the coarse glitter - looks just like sugar. Thanks for crafting with us at FCCB. We hope to see you again!
    Carissa
    www.happilyeverpapercrafter.blogspot.com

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  18. Beautiful cake, I'm sure she'll love it - such a fun idea!!

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  19. This is amazing! TFS with us at FCCB.

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  20. This is absolutely gorgeous Heather! But then again everything you make is! Thank you for joining us this week at Getting Cricky for Simply Sunday :)
    ~Hugs~
    Becky
    www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

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  21. These are just adorable cake boxes !! I love the flowers and the lace ! Thanks for playing along with us this week, at My Craft Spot !
    Joy

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  22. This is beautiful and a great idea :)

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  23. Your gift box or should I say cake turned out truly amazing! I know I would never try this, it looks like hours and hours of work! Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot. Beautiful job!

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  24. Heather, this is fabulous ... absolutely beautiful!!

    Jo xx

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  25. This is absolutely beautiful and PERFECT too! I couldn't say enough good about it! Amazing job and attention to details! Hugs- Glora

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  26. This is amazing! I can't believe you made the whole cake! The stickles are the perfect touch. Happy to be joining you this week at Fantabulous Cricut! I'm your newest follower.
    Hugs, Jenni
    http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

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  27. These boxes are so beautiful! I love those sparkly flowers and the lace is a very nice touch. Great job! I'm sure your pastor's wife will love it! (PS im glad you didn't feel too sick to craft. It probably helped you feel better.)

    Jamir
    Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

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  28. This is one fantabulous project. I love the sparkly flowers - just perfect. Thanks for sharing at FCCB.
    Hugs,
    handmadefromtheheart-designsbylarelyn.blogspot.com

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  29. I like your sparkly flowers and textured leaves. Very sweet project (bad pun intended)!

    I saw your link at Getting Cricky.

    Tonya

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  30. This is lovely! I especially like the button-topped flowers!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  31. Great cake! You did a terrific job with your flowers and other toppings! Very pretty. That pie box would make great party favors for a wedding shower, and I may make one for my niece. TFS!!--Pat N.

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  32. These are fabulous!! I love the glittery flowers. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.

    Hugs,
    Amy
    Scrapping Mommy

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  33. I bet the Ace Of Cakes on food channel can't make one like this. Great design...love the glitter.
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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