Saturday, March 12, 2016

Sweet Inspirations

Welcome to Papertrey Ink's March release countdown, Day 3. 
Today is all about birthdays, cakes, sprinkles, and frosting -- YUM!

On the {dessert} menu today:

Sprinkles On Top stamps and dies + Frosted Border dies
innovative stamps and dies for cake decorating right on your card front

Big Birthday Candles dies
top your sprinkled and frosted confections with paper versions of the iconic, oversize number candles

Just Desserts + Just Desserts Sentiments
elegant layered cakes, sprinkles, and toppings, along with super sweet sentiments

All of the new products will be available at 10 pm March 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.

First up is a 50th birthday card that incorporates Sprinkles On Top, Big Birthday Candles, and the Frosted Border dies. I made a simple cake base out of a rectangle with rounded corners on one side. The rows of star sprinkles are stamped die-cuts. The Sprinkles On Top stamp set has a solid star image, which makes short work of "coloring" all the sprinkles.

I love these Big Birthday Candles dies -- too fun! The colorful circles on the inside piece of the candles were stamped with Confetti Toss

Since this card is for the big 5-0, I thought it would be fun (and funny) to include one of the "you've got this" sentiments from the new Keep It Simple: Encouragement stamp set.

StampsSprinkles On Top, Star Scribbles, Confetti TossKeep It Simple: Encouragement, Keep It Simple: Birthday II

Dies: Sprinkles On Top, Star Scribbles, Frosted Borders, Big Birthday Candles

Ink: Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Green Parakeet, Hawaiian Shores, Smokey Shadow

Paper: Fresh Snow linen card stock: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Green Parakeet, and Raspberry Fizz card stock

Other: Raspberry Fizz baker's twine, silver star sequins

I've dabbled in cake decorating a couple of different times over the years, and LOVE watching Cake Boss, so I couldn't wait to use the Frosted Borders dies. So much fun -- no mess and so easy to whip of batches of frosting in all your favorite colors! 

For this tiered wedding cake, I once again built the cake bases out of simple rectangles with the rounded top corners, then added the Frosted Borders and some floral accents. I'm totally picturing fondant covered cakes, buttercream piping, and sugar flowers! 

The florals were done with Bloomin' Cute stamps and dies, along with die-cut leaves from Songbirds. The sentiment is from Scripted.

The cake topper is a pair of hearts that I die-cut with XOXO dies.

Stamps: Bloomin' Cute, Scripted

Dies: Frosted Borders, Songbirds, XOXO

Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, New Leaf, Aqua Mist

Paper: Stamper's Select White, Hibiscus Burst, and Green Parakeet card stock

Other: ink blending tool, corner rounder

Just Desserts .... sigh .... I love this set so much! I've been so bad about keeping in touch with my BFF and college roommate, but at least twice a year, we try to have a good catching up chat -- on her birthday and on mine. Although her birthday was a couple of weeks ago, she is the inspiration for this card. I still remember that her favorite cake in college was a yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Her mom would ship her a homemade cake for her birthday every year. I don't know the recipe, but my roomie called it a Molly Cake (Molly is her mom's nickname). It was so incredibly moist that it made the journey from Colorado to Virginia without seeming to dry out in the least. Those homemade cakes never lasted long in the dorm!

Anyway, I stamped my Molly Cake in Lemon Tart, then added the crumb texture using just one of the sprinkles images. I topped the cake with some pretty pink flowers and candles, then adhered the whole panel to one of the papers in the Confetti Toss collection. The little strips of confetti were just enough to frame my sweet cake while letting its simple elegance speak for itself.

Stamps: Just Desserts

Dies: Just Desserts

Ink: Lemon Tart, Fine Linen, Dark Chocolate, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Green Parakeet, True Black

Paper: Fresh Snow Linen card stock; Confetti Toss patterned paper collection

Other: Raspberry Fizz baker's twine, Copic Markers

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Thanks for stopping by!


Cindy O said...

Your cakes look delicious! and I too love yellow cake with chocolate frosting, so your 3rd card is my favorite!

Cindy H. said...

Wow! Your cakes are AWESOME!!

jan metcalf said...

All lovely, but I adore your wedding cake!!! The details are perfection!

Jan Elmore said...

Oh wow, what fun new products. You're so gifted; stunning results!

Nancy Penir said...

Wonderful! Love it all! Talk about a celebration! These cards set the mood!

Lisa Lara said...

Such amazing cards Amy. I love that 50th, it is a party on a card.

Nancy said...

Just gorgeous all of them but my fav is the first one!

BeverlyBL said...

Your cakes are amazing. Great color. The first one is a show stopper.

Diana K said...

Wow! All three are so yummy good, but that third one is simple perfection.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, Amy, these are all fabulous, but I'm especially swooning over your second card -- it's so beautiful! I think I'll be CASE-ing that one for the Create Along with Us -- I just love it!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! AMAZING Projects!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Products and I CAN'T WAIT to see MORE!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Kelly said...

beautiful cards!

Linda said...

I decorate cakes for a living. I'm saying to myself "Naah, I'd rather do the real thing." Then I see YOUR creations, and POW! SOLD!! As ever, your designs inspire and speak to me in unique ways. Love your work.

A Cup of Cold Water said...

AMAZING cards, Amy! They are just BEAUTIFUL!

Mary W said...

Your wedding card is beautiful and the "You Got This" card is a WINNER!!!! I'm sure it will be copied often since it comes with a smile included.

Greta said...

Love all your cards, but the wedding cake is a jaw-dropper!

Sandy D said...

Awesome cards! What a fun set of dies

Melynn said...

All the cards are amazing-the 50th Birthday one is over the top gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

SkyPixie17 said...

Love the 50th card! Such happy bright colors and such a vibrant card!

Sandy M said...

These cakes look good enough to eat. Especially the first one. Great work!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

Those cakes are... it comes.....SCRUMPTILICIOUS!!!

María Alba

Shelly said...

Wow! Such great fav is the wedding cake though! Sweet story about college...thanks for sharing. I especially love how you added texture to the cake with sprinkles.

Unknown said...

Amy, you have such a flair for style and color! I just love all the creativity!

Amy Sheffer said...

What a sweet thing to say! Thank you so much! You've made my day!

Kathy Krug said...

Love these sets for birthday and what a wonderful wedding card.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh so fun and beautiful..loving those pops of color on that 50's card. So festive.

Alina said...

compliments for your beautiful cards, Amy!