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Macaron Madness

Dear Crafters,

Well, today I have a very yummy and delicious looking card that I created as part of a challenge with our SU team. Some very worthy demonstrators got to experience the Mediterranean Cruise in May and then extended their time in Paris. This photo of the macaron tower was in a shop window in Paris and wow, who wouldn’t take a photo of it, it’s a beauty! So when Claire returned, she challenged our team to create a project using this photo as inspiration.  I immediately knew what I was going to create!!!!

Macaron Inspiration challenge by Claire D

Using the Build a Birthday & Balloon Builder stamp sets, I began by stamping the cake stand, then layering up my Macarons one by one. Then I added a layer of double sided tape and sprinkled over some gold glitter to create the layers in between.

Macaron handmade card  Balloon Builders, #stampinup, DIY, @cardsbykate

Macaron handmade card, Balloon Builders, #stampinup, DIY, @cardsbykate

I added the clear Wink of Stella to the centre of each macaron, I’m not sure if you can see that in the photo?

I loved this card so much, I decided to make another one using the bigger stamps from the same Balloon Builder stamp set. Who said you had to make balloons? I love to think outside the box!!!!

This time I used made some Peekaboo Peach, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum macarons!!!! They look so good I could eat them.

Oh and don’t forget to stamp your envelopes to coordinate too!

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Stamps: Balloon Builder, Build a Birthday, Thoughful Banners, Made with Love (sentiment)
Inks:  Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Perfect Plum, Chocolate Chip, Winteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry
Card/Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Winteria Wonder
Accessories:  Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Large Oval punch, Small heart punch, Gold Metallic Thread, Softly Falling TIEF, Big Shot, Mint Macaron Lace Trim, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Acrylic Blocks

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Birthday, feminine

Baking a Cake has never been so easy!

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another card made using the Build a Birthday stamp set, but this time not to make a cake!!!

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set, which gives you so many creative options – combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colours you want. Our top-quality photopolymer stamps have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. They’re entirely transparent for perfect image placement, and they adhere well to our clear blocks. You’ll only need one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference. Quantity: 8 photopolymer stamps. Price: $28.00 (Order#138646)

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I stamped the cake base first in Soft Suede ink, then each layer in Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron then Delightful Dijon.

The banner and flowers are also in Mint Macaron and the sentiment is Watermelon Wonder.

Putting this together is just like baking a cake, start with the bottom layer and keep adding!!!!

Build a Birthday Stampin' Up!

And because this stamp set is photopolymer, it is very easy to line up the images without the need of a Stamp-a-ma-jig!

This was another very quick and easy card to create using the Build a Birthday stamp set!

Build a Birthday Stampin' Up!

Please leave a comment below if you like my card.

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Birthday Candles

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another card made using the Build a Birthday stamp set, but this time not to make a cake!!!

I have used my favourite colour, Watermelon Wonder with the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack as my colour scheme.

Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up!

Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options. Smaller size works beautifully on card fronts. * 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs * 6″ x 6″ * Acid free * Lignin free Coordinating colors: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Hello Honey, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White Price: $14.00 (#138443)

Build a Birthday Stampin' Up!

I stamped the candles in the 5 new In Colours and then cut around them in a rectangle shape. I mounted this onto some Cucumber Crush card stock.

Build a Birthday Stampin' Up!

The banners behind were made with the Cherry on Top DSP and using the new Triple Banner Punch (a must have item!!!). I used the Word Window punch to cut out the sentiment and added it with dimensionals.

This was another very quick and easy card to create using the Build a Birthday stamp set!

Build a Birthday Stampin' Up!

Please leave a comment below if you like my card.

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Birthday, feminine

Who wants Birthday Cake?

Dear Crafters,

Today I share a card made using the Build a Birthday stamp set, one of my favourites in the current annual catalogue. If you haven’t purchased this stamp set, it is a must have. Not only can you make birthday cards with it, but you can turn the candles into a card for Christmas! Be sure to stay tuned in the following weeks to see one of those!!!

I have used Watermelon Wonder with the Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape as my colour scheme.

In this pack, you get 5 yards on each roll in the coordinating colours: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder.

Build a Birthday Stampin' Up!

I stamped the cake stand first in Tip Top Taupe ink, before adding strips of washi tape, layering them one on top of the other to create the cake layers. I stamped the flags and the sentiment last in Watermelon Wonder ink.

Build a Birthday Stampin' Up!

I added 2 small flowers (Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack) and layered them on top of each other with a rhinestone in the centre.

This card was so quick and easy to create and at little cost using washi tape!!!

Build a Birthday Stampin' Up!

Please leave a comment below if you like my card.

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