Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Piece of Cake

Hello, my crafty friends. Welcome to the March Paper Crafting Blog Hop! I am participating in this blog hop with fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia! You might be starting the blog hop right now, or you may be coming from Sandra Roberts' blog (great project, Sandra!). Welcome one and all.

This month we are breaking away from featuring only Sale-A-Bration products and branching out to include products from all the catalogs with an emphasis on "Happy Birthday." For my card, I am using the Piece of Cake Stamp Set and Cake Builder Punch (Annual Catalog), paired with the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper ("DSP," Mini Catalog). And I was having so much fun, I made two cards. Check them out.

The card base is an A2 side fold (cut 5.5 x 8.5, scored at 4.25). The first layer is Basic Black Cardstock (cut 5.25 x 4) and the second layer is Smoky Slate Cardstock (cut 5 x 3.75). The DSP, which comes in a 6x6 pack, is strategically cut (2 x 6, then cut down to 2 x 5, creating three 2 x 1 pieces) in order to create the pieces for my second card. To make my "cake" so tall, I stamped the image twice and, after punching out the image, I cut them apart to create this "wildly" tall birthday greeting.

I borrowed the word "Wild" from Animal Outing and "Have A" from the February Paper Pumpkin kit, Lovely Day. The color schemes coordinate with those listed on the DSP: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Terracotta Tile, and Grapefruit Grove.

Both of these birthday cards are really quick and easy and would have qualified for this month's Simple Stamping challenge as they could be made without the punch or the die cut. Please come back next Wednesday to check out my Simple Stamping project. You can also search #simplestamping to see literally hundreds of examples of quick and easy cards by Stampin' Up! demonstrators across the globe.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I sure hope you have enjoyed my card. Leave a comment below with a trail to find you so I can see your creations. Do not forget to check out the great project by our next blog hopper, Sue McDonald.

This is a full list of our bloggers this month and their links in case you find yourself off track:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward  [YOU ARE HERE]
Sue McDonald
Arlene Carter
Anastasia Radloff
Annette McMillan

Stamp On!

Sandy |
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All the supplies used in this project can be ordered through my online store.

Piece of Cake Stamp Set • Item# 148610 

Brights Collection Pacific Point Ink Pad • Item# 147098 
Brights Stampin' Write Markers • Item# 147157 
 * Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape 
   (Note: I used Blackberry Bliss, but Gorgeous Grape woud work)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad • Item# 132708 

Additional Ink for Card #2:
2019-21 In Color Classic Ink Pad Terracotta Tile • Item# 150086 
Brights Collection Bermuda Bay Ink Pad • Item# 147096
2019-21 In Color Stampin' Write Markers • Item# 150079
 * Terracotta Tile 
2018-20 In Color Stampin' Write Markers • Item# 147159
 * Grapefruit Grove

Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper • Item# 151313 
Brights Collection Bermuda Bay Cardstock • Item# 131197 
Neutrals Collection Smoky Slate Cardstock • Item# 131202 
Basics Whisper White Cardstock • Item# 100730 
Basics Basic Black Cardstock • Item# 121045 

Additional Paper for Card #2:
2019-21 In Color Classic Cardstock Assortment • Item# 149703 
 * Terracotta Tile

Cake Builder Punch • Item# 148525
 * These images 
Stitched Rectangle Dies • Item# 148551*
 * You could just as easily use a straight cut rectangle (1.5 x 3.5)

I would appreciate it if you use the host code found on the sidebar of my blog when ordering through my online store, however, do NOT use this Hostess Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD). If your order is $20 or more, and you would like to receive an instruction sheet with dimensions and detailed instructions these cards, please send me an email with a request for the "Piece of Cake 0320" Instruction Sheet.

(January 3 - March 31, 2020)

Sale-A-Bration ("SAB") is Stampin' Up!'s way to thank its customers and demonstrators.

  o  SHOP - For every $50 spent on any Stampin’ Up! products (before tax and shipping), choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. There’s no limit! Choose something amazing for free with every $50 purchase, or spend $100 for additional options! I have a brochure for you too. (Watch for even more FREE Sale-A-Bration items coming March 24! - Third Release)

  o  HOST - Place a party order or personal order over $300 to earn the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set for FREE. (It is the cutest EVER!)

  o  JOIN - In addition to building your own Starter Kit by picking $125 worth of products for just $99, you will also receive for FREE!
      • A new Mini Paper Cutter (only availble to new demonstrators/not available for purchase)
      • A 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper sampler
      • Your choice of any stamp set offered in current catalogs (host sets and Sale-A-Bration sets excluded)

(I would love for you to join my team! Message me for complete details.)


Hope you were able to subscribe in time for the March Paper Pumpkin kit. Be sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page for discussions with other Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Not a subscriber already? No problem. Contact me and let's get you signed up by March 10 in time for the next kit so that you do not miss out any more!


#1 - Check out the Clearance Rack every week to find some great opportunities to collect retired/discontinued Stampin' Up! product. Oh my goodness, the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is still on the Clearance Rack, available for purchase at 15% off. If you need more information on Stampin' Up!'s product medley, message me for the flyer showing everything that is included.

(January 3 - June 2, 2020)

If you placed an order from me over the past year, you likely have already received a copy of the 2020 Mini Catalog (formerly known as the Spring Occasions Catalog) in the mail. If you did not receive one, please contact me immediately and let's fix that. If you do not already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to be your enabler (er, I mean demonstrator) and send you a copy of your very own. Chock full of inspiration and ideas. 

As always, if you have any questions, or need assistance, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :) 


  1. I like how you've made such good use out of this fun paper! Beautiful card.

  2. I love the way you have worked the greetings across the cards. The cake stamp and punch are such fun items. can't seem to comment except anonymously!

  3. That's a great idea to make a multi layered cake!

  4. Thanks for this idea of using the sentiment to add an extra layer to the cake.