Monday, May 30, 2011

BBTB2 Celebrations Cake Challenge and Blog Hop



Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend and is ready for a fun Blog Hop with BBTB2, but first, please remember to say a little prayer of thanks to those who have sacrificed to keep our county free. This week our super sweet and uber talented DT sister Carole has chosen the cake from the Celebrations cartridge. You should have arrived from Carole's Blog if you're hopping along. This is a pretty simple cake and there's lots you can do to dress it up, but when I found the fabby DP from the DCWV Sweet Stack, I pretty much left it plain and let the paper do the work. This cut comes without an attached candle, so after welding the regular cuts together in DS for the card base, I welded the shadow of the cupcake from Doodlecharms to the first mat. The sentiment is from Sweet Treats. Both the candle and the word "wish" are covered in German Glass Glitter in Sea Shell available at Custom Crops. I love this stuff! It gives a cool texture that you can't get from any of the other glitters around and is particularly gorgeous on vintage projects. Lots more colors available too.


The popped layers aren't that obvious from the front, but they're there. I have to say this is one card that really does look cuter IRL. The only embellies are the gold adhesive beads and a single tiny Prima rose. (I've shown amazing restraint this week, LOL)



Here's a peek at the inside of the card. When you're making a shaped card with a delicate base like this one, it's important to reinforce the card back. Instead of just a single mat of the regular cake cut, I added an additional shadow of the cake plate AND topped it with a regular cut of the cake plate to make sure it was sturdy enough to stand. Now hop along to our beautiful Krista's Blog. Krista's gorgeous, cheery creations never fail to make me smile but don't forget to leave a comment here before you go for a chance to win a $40 gift certificate to Custom Crops. Be sure to check out their Memorial Day sale too. They are giving away a free stamp with every order. Also, if you don't have a blog, please check back next Saturday for the winner and leave a way to get in touch with you or you'll miss your prize.



35 comments:

  1. Could it really be that I am the first one here??? Your cake is fabulous. I have to agree, the paper from the sweet stack is awesome and really helps to dress up a project. I think you added a lot as well with all the layers, glitter (OMG, love that stuff too,) the flower and the gold beads. It makes the entire project. Beautiful Donna! I hope you and your DH have a great holiday;)

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  2. WOW your is soo Beautiful!Super job with all the great details and pretty colors!!:)

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  3. WOW!! Such a beautiful card! I just LOVE the colors you used and the shape is fab!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day :)
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  4. Love the DCVW Sweet Stack and it is perfect for this cake. I so want this cake as I love chocolate. Beautiful job as always. Your layers always amaze me. TFS

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  5. Fantatic take on the challenge... Oh my to be able to take a yummy slice of that beautiful little choc cake.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  6. Cute card and love the way it can stand up!

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  7. What a delicious looking cake- love the glittered sentiment!

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  8. This card looks good enought to eat. JoAnn

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  9. Pretty card! Good tip to reinforce it.

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  10. Super cute! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  11. Sweetness Donna!
    Popped around lookin' at your other posts and you've been doing good!
    Pretty crappy weather for today...but glad I got nothing to do! LOL!

    Leah

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  12. Love the layers AND the fact that it's chocolate!

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  13. Have you been dubbed "the layer queen"? Your card is just awesome with all of the layers and the other details, of course. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Veronica
    vballen@comcast.net

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  14. beautiful colors you chose for this card,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  15. Yummy!!!! This blog hop is making my tummy growl. Love your card. Need to get some of that glitter, so I can add it to my cards. TFS!

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  16. WOW ~ what an amazing card!! Just so lovely!!
    I am now a follower of your blog :-)
    http://kerieskafe.blogspot.com

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  17. I saw this yummy cake and thought mmm... chocolate!! LOL.. perhaps it's just me :)
    what a pretty cake and I love the fact it's a card shape.
    parkernana5@cox.net
    http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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  18. Beautiful and oh so yummy looking!!
    :)
    http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com

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  19. Love your cake! TFS.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  20. Such a sweet and fabby creation despite your restraint! ;)

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  21. Donna,
    I have to disagree with you on the card probably looks better in person..HA! Everything u make is soooooo beautiful, speaking of beautiful you always make my heart smile with your kind and beautiful words...BTW I think u r very beautiful inside and out too...Hugs, Krista

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  22. ooooh!!! yummy chocolate cake sooo deelis...and the gold beads and glitter really makes the cake pop..
    fabulous card....

    cardchick50atgmail.com

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  23. After viewing this cake I SOOO want a piece of German Chocolate cake - with coffee. Yummmm. Alas that would be horrid for my "D" word = Diet. :-( Great card and lovely cake!
    xx Susan

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  24. Beautiful card! Wonderful, classic colors and imagery!

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  25. wow what a showpiece. Anyone would love to receive this card!

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  26. Cake...it's my favorite :) Amazing Card as usual!

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  27. That is one good looking cake....love the papers and all the layers !
    xoxo Joy

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  28. This is a fabulous card and I love that you made it a shaped one with this cut! The paper is amazing and it all turned out wonderfully!

    Paula Bee
    pbeeman02@gmail.com

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  29. Oh gosh girl, this is fantastic!!! LOOOOOVE the colors, and all the special detailed touches you gave to it! Your work always blows me away!
    hugs!!

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  30. This is so pretty!! I love the colors (they're so glamorous together). Beautiful card!

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  31. I'm wishing for some chocolate cake!! Yours looks so yummy!
    Charlotte

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  32. Could I possibly be any later with my commenting? I didn't realize how many of your posts I've missed. And usually when there's dessert involved, I'm right there! Is that flower edible? What I wouldn't give for piece of cake right now. Love the embellies and that luscious German glass glitter.

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  33. So Yunny! Love the colors and all the fabulous details.

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Thanks for making my day!