Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Birthday Bakery + Decorative Label punch by Stampin Up and me

Good Tuesday morning dear you.

Wow, for the first time since 2 weeks we woke up this morning with a blue sky here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. + the best part is.. It is going to be 7 Degrees Celsius outside.. I can't wait to go for a walk with the kiddos and open the windows again.

You know, this year I have seen this hostess set many, many times in The Stampin Up idea book and Catalogue of 2011.. but I always thought that this Birthday Bakery stamp set was a bit to fancy for my taste. Just to proof myself wrong and to give it a fair chance I ordered it.. And this morning I inked it up for the first time. Now.. was I ever wrong.

Tomorrow evening I am going to make some cards with a dear friend (Hi Diana)and I have the feeling that this could be one of the cards we are going to make. We both have a thing for cupcakes and cute images.. This one might hit the spot.

I created this card with the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #184 in mind. They challenged us to create a square or circle card.. But I have to say.. I am just horrible with both of them.. So I hope this size can do the trick as well. I loved the idea of the ribbon all across the card.

And for the sweet alert ones that visit me and my blog more often, (Hi dear Christy) today I really stayed away from the Baja Breeze.. & I am so proud of myself.

The ingredients for this card:

  • Stamp set: Hostess (level 1): Birthday Bakery (#117034 = wood, #120115 = clear)

  • Stampin Up Designer Series Paper Patterns pack in the 'in colors of 2011 (level 1 Hostess set, #121028) This paper pack has 60 6x6 sheets with 6 double sided designs in each in color (Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade)

  • Perfect Plum tampin Up 8 1/2 x 11 card stock (#101889 - $8.50 for 24 sheets)

  • Whisper white Stampin Up card stock (#100730 - $9.25 for 40 sheets)

  • The Boldretired Cameo Coral Stampin Up card stock.

  • Seam binding Crumb Cake ribbon 1/2 inch (#122332 - $8.95 for 10 yards. Only available until the end of April 2011 through the mini catalogue)

  • Decorative Label punch (#120907 - $23.95)

  • Perfect Plum Stampin Up Classic ink pad (#101437 - $7.25)

  • Crumb cake Stampin Up write marker (#120967 - $4.50)

  • Perfect Plum Stampin Up write marker (#100035 - $4.50)

Well.. that was it for today. I hope your day will be a good one.

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. What a fun card Pauline!
    Those cakes look delicious!!

  2. I love the color scheme you've chosen and your card is just sooooo cute! Thanks for sharing!

  3. You called me out! LOL Love this card and the pearl touches you added to the cakes. I just finished dinner and am now craving something sweet like a cupcake :) I really love the ribbon accent you added across that strip of Perfect Plum - really finishes off the card beautifully.

    Wow! No Baja Breeze... I must pick my jaw up off from the floor (just kidding). But isn't it so nice to change it up and use totally different colors? I really love this card, Pauline. Brava!!!

  4. Pauline, Your card is adorable. I'm sure this would be a good choice for your project.
    I am happy to see the different color mixed with this set, as I find "everytime" I stamp it.. I grab red/pink/or shade thereof. Love your color combo here.
    thanks for the comment on my tu tu card! Hugs.


Thanks so much for leaving your comment. Enjoy the rest of your day! Take care, Pauline