But you know what I do have? A giant box of pre-ordered goodies from the Occasions Mini Catalog! INCLUDING THE NEW POP UP CAKE DIE FOR THE BIG SHOT!!
I LOVE this thing!! It's soooo easy! If you have any reservations about getting this die because you think it's complicated, let me put your mind at ease! It took just a few, very fun minutes. First I'll show you, then share some tips.
Here is the front of my card. The Baja Breeze DSP is actually a belly band holding the card closed. You will need something like this for the pop-up because it won't be totally flat when it's closed.
The alphabet DSP is something random from Hobby Lobby for like ten cents.
The stamp is from That's Funny - one of my catalog faves. I colored it with blender pens and the ink pads and sponged around the outside with Chocolate Chip. So far, pretty ordinary.
But open this sucker up and....!!!
How freaking cool is that??? A 3D cake???
I am loving it. And I think the whole card, including stamping and squealing between steps at how cool it was took 10 minutes.
My tips are - use Sticky Strip, not any other adhesive. When it tells you to put Sticky Strip on a tab, put it on the WHOLE Tab. I cut mine too short the first time, and it doesn't pop up right if you do that. Plan your colors in advance when you are cutting the pieces - the long strip you cut goes on the outside of the bottom layer, the second in the middle, and the shortest on top. I cut mine wrong at first because I wasn't visualizing it finished. Now that you've seen it, you'll know what I'm talking about! This was so much fun I had to stare at it for a while when I was done.
Then my fabby sister in law came over with the world's best cupcakes AND LOOK - THEY EXACTLY MATCHED MY CARD!!! Thanks Jessica!!
Hope you have a great, time-change Sunday. I'm sleepin' in.
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