DIY Camera Shaker Card Tutorial

DIY Camera Shaker Card Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Good Morning!  Check out today’s awesome project. Love it?  I’ll give you the details.

Supplies:

Tips:

  • To create the camera shape, put the folded card base into the envelope punch board and punch at the 1 3/4″ mark on one side, them flip the card over and punch on the other end (same edge of the card).  Cut off the outer parts of the card leaving the middle rounded hump.
  • Use the foam strips to keep confetti/sequins in the shaker window.
  • Use 2″ and 1 3/4″ circle punches to make the camera lens quickly and easily.
  • For the decorative middle, place three rows of Pop of Pink black and gold washi tape.
  • Keep with a few colors for a bigger impact!

DIY Camera Shaker Card Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Monster Father’s Day Card: Stampin’ Up!

Monsters Inc Father's Day Card tutorial and instructions at StampinFool.com
It’s almost Father’s Day and since I always find myself in a crunch, I am sharing a few extra projects this week that you can throw together on short notice.

Yesterday, I posted a Father’s Day Questionnaire that you can print and fill out with your children and then frame it and give it to dad.

Today, Monsters Inc is the theme.  These quick and easy handprint/footprints are a great way to show dad some love and save the kids’ prints. I have listed the supplies below needed to stamp these prints.

Directions:

  1. Ink foot in Bermuda Bay and pick up your kiddo, slowly lower them onto the paper or have them stomp once.  Stamp hand (but not middle finger) in Cucumber Crush ink.  I pressed the ink pad directly to the foot and hand making sure to cover it well.  I used tape to cover the middle finger, then removed it before pressing it onto the White paper cardstock.
  2.  Punch 1″ white circle, 1/2″ soft sky circle and make Mike’s eye.  Color with Black marker and draw smile.  Draw face on Sully.
  3. Using Rich Razzleberry ink, use index finger to add purple spots to Sully.
  4. Cut out and adhere monsters to white card stock.
  5. Write Happy Father’s Day on the card stock.

Monsters Inc Father's Day Card tutorial and instructions at StampinFool.com

3 Easy Steps to a Beautiful Hummingbird Themed Gift

 3 Easy step tutorial to make a Hummingbird Gift Bag using the Stampin Up  Picture Perfect Stamp Set from the Occasions 2016 Catalog at StampinFool.com
When I first saw the Picture Perfect stamp set at Stampin Up’s On Stage Local demonstrator event, I squealed. It is beautiful. I fell in love with the hummingbird stamp instantly. He colors were so vivid and bold.

Now around here things have been crazy busy and I haven’t had a chance to play with it until now.

Instead of stamping on paper, I knew I wanted to do something a little different. I had a small pack of mini Muslim bags left and they will do the trick.

I’ll show you the finished hand stamped hummingbird gift bag, then I’ll provide the specific directions, step by step photos and a supply list so that you can easily make this gorgeous gift bag.

 3 Easy step tutorial to make a Hummingbird Gift Bag using the Stampin Up  Picture Perfect Stamp Set from the Occasions 2016 Catalog at StampinFool.com
How beautiful is that? Do you love it?!? I do. I just can’t stop staring at it.

Let me give you a few tips for prep work to make things go smoothly. In order to get very clear stamping on the muslin bag, you’ll need a hard surface to stamp on and a spongy surface as well. Contradictory, I know. You’ll want your foam Stampin’ mat on the bottom, then you’ll want to cut a piece of chipboard or cardboard backing to fit inside the bag (see it sticking out). I also used push pins to tack down the bag so it was taunt and did not move while I was stamping.

While you are setting up, grab a small baby washcloth or old tshirt scrap and dampen it. You will use it to carefully wipe any ink residue from the border of the stamps.

Directions

1. Set up and prep your space.

Stamps: Picture Perfect

Ink used: Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Garden Green

 3 Easy step tutorial to make a Hummingbird Gift Bag using the Stampin Up  Picture Perfect Stamp Set from the Occasions 2016 Catalog at StampinFool.com
2. Stamp from lightest to darkest, following the numbers on the clear sheet that comes with the stamp set. Mint Macaron (body), Watermelon Wonder (chest), Cucumber Crush, and finally Garden Green.

Make sure to wipe any excess ink from the stamp border or inside parts. Stamp firmly on the bag, making sure the birds are lined up and facing the same direction.

 3 Easy step tutorial to make a Hummingbird Gift Bag using the Stampin Up  Picture Perfect Stamp Set from the Occasions 2016 Catalog at StampinFool.com
3. Add the sentiment You are Made of Wonderful. (In Watermelon Wonder ink). You can now loosen the bag from the foam mat and remove the cardboard.

4. Die cut two heart with treat bag framelits, Watermelon and Gold.

5. Cut Mint Macaron twine to wrap around the bag 4 times and tie in a bow.

6. Attach the heard with Gold Cording. I poked the hole with the push pins used to hold down the bag.

 3 Easy step tutorial to make a Hummingbird Gift Bag using the Stampin Up  Picture Perfect Stamp Set from the Occasions 2016 Catalog at StampinFool.com
7. Gift it away to someone special!

 3 Easy step tutorial to make a Hummingbird Gift Bag using the Stampin Up  Picture Perfect Stamp Set from the Occasions 2016 Catalog at StampinFool.com
Here is the Supply List (you can click download to print it):

 

 

PDF Hummingbird Gift Bag

How easy was that?  Only 3 quick Hummingbird layers (okay, 4 if you count the chest) to create an amazing work of art that’s one of a kind!

I hope you enjoyed this little DIY craft project today! Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below for me! I love hearing suggestions, that you are going to try it, or just that you stopped by to check it out.

Happy Crafting!! Xoxo

3 Ways to Master Washi Tape

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

3 Ways to Master Washi Tape

Hello, hello crafty friends.  I hope you are enjoying your day.  I have some great tips to share with you today.  I have 3 different birthday cards that focus solely on using Washi Tape. We all love it, and I know I have a ton of it.  Sometimes I find that I hoard washi tape and forget to use it. I just really like buying it.  Not anymore- I will give you three ways to use up that washi and master the techniques!

1. As the print for a negative space

This is my favorite technique of the three ways I am going to share today. Using negative space on a card really makes it pop.  Here the Washi tape is lined up closely touching and the sentiment is die cut out of the washi tape background and the sentiment is popped up. Below I will show you the step by step photos of how you can make this card!

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

Instructions:

Layer washi tape on card stock. Make sure the tape is slightly overlapping or touching on both sides.

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

Using the Big Shot die cutting machine, line up the sentiment.  I love the magnetic platform to keep the letters in place where I want them.  *Pro tip: You can also use a small piece of washi tape to hold framelit and thinlit dies in place.

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

Run the platform through your Big Shot and save the little chads. You will need to cut up dimensionals into half pieces and adhere them to the back of the tiny letter innards.

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

Adhere dimensionals to the rest of the back side of the negative cut out card stock. Adhere to the card base, washi side up!

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

To get the HAPPY sentiment, ink the stamp in Watermelon Wonder then added a Post It note to cover the ‘Birthday; (which is die cut, so you don’t need it stamped).  Stamp on a little scrap and staple it to the card front.

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

Decorate the inside with a little more washi tape and a cupcake and enjoy!

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.comLearn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

2. Make a Background Design

For this card, I cut the card base of Bermuda Bay card stock to 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  Crushed Curry cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. Whisper White cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″.

Stamp YAY in Watermelon Wonder ink on a white scrap of paper and cut out.

Adhere strips of washi tape to the white panel to create a colorful background.

Use sequins to embellish.

Adhere YAY Presents with dimensionals so that it stands up!Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

3.  Make Candles

You can make this sweet candle card in less than 5 minutes.  Grab the rolls of Cherry On Top washi tape and start tearing.  Add washi tape side by side and touching along the bottom of the card.  Stamp the candle flames with Crushed Curry Ink.

Learn how to master using washi tape to make 3 Washi Tape Birthday Cards from StampinFool.com

How easy way that? Don’t you love these three easy washi tape cards.  Keeping washi tape on hand allows you to make a quick and easy card in a crunch, but still gift something handmade and special!

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Quick and Easy DIY Dragonfly Friend Card

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic handmade dragonfly card using the clear block stamping technique at StampinFool.com.
Today I have a really quick card to share with you. It’s drop dead gorgeous. The colors are bright and pop. The sentiment is simple: friendship. 

If I had one word to describe 2016, it’s friendship. I am really working on cultivating friendships this year. I’m making time to chat on the phone, send little daily photos, email friends I don’t talk to often enough, and up the coffee dates. I mean seriously, who doesn’t love a coffee date. 

Friendships go hand in hand with self care. And we all know how important self care is, especially when you are working your butt off or staying at home with littles all the time. It’s downright exhausting. 

For the handmade friendship card, I used the Stampin’ Up! stamp set Awesomely Artistic which features a dragonfly. Start with a White base of glossy patterned paper that’s 4″ x 4″ and another layer that’s 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ adhered with dimensionals. You will need a clear block, size C. Lay half of the block in Wild Wasabi ink and roll the rest in Bermuda Bay ink. Hold the block arms length away and spritz it with water. Stamp the wet block onto the white later. Stamp the dragonfly and sentiment in Night of Navy ink. That’s it! You’re done and you have a beautiful card for a sweet friend. 

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic handmade dragonfly card using the clear block stamping technique. at StampinFool.comStampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic handmade dragonfly card using the clear block stamping technique at StampinFool.com

Social Media Stat Tracker- FREE Printable

Social Media Stat Tracker FREE PRINTABLE from StampinFool.com

Hello, Hello.  I have an awesome surprise for you today.  In addition to a sneak peek of the sweetest little friendship project ever that I am going to show you, I have made the best Weekly Social Media Statistics Tracking printable page for you to use in your business. Whether you are a blogger like me, craft show vendor, small creative business owner, or the like this printable is going to be super useful.

I like to keep up with statistics.  In fact, I use the Secret Blogger Business #BlogYeah Planner to keep up with monthly goals, stats, and challenges for myself and my businesses/blogs (yep, I have more than one– and I highly recommend the #BlogYeah Planner).  It has multiple pages for each month, an a really great monthly stat tracking worksheet.  But alas, I am a compulsive stat checker, so I needed something a little more comprehensive.  And when you can’t find one, you make your own.  So I made a printable PDF for you- two ways- to track your important stats.  You’re welcome!

So here’s what I came up with- a weekly stat tracker for your page views, visitors, Facebook Likes, Pinterest followers, Instagram followers, Twitter followers, You Tube subscribers, Mailing list.  The chart goes from now, April 2016- March 2017, weekly quoting stats every Wednesday.  At the end of the document I also included a blank template with a few extra social media blanks to fill in your choice as well as no dates so you can choose the schedule which you wish to track.

And one more bonus, I am adding in a yearly stat tracker for you to use!  Here’s a peek at the trackers. They are beautiful, watercolored, hand lettered with pretty font and cute social media buttons!  You’re going to love using them.  The download link is available below in a PDF.

Social Media Stat Tracker FREE PRINTABLE from StampinFool.com DOWNLOAD IT HERE:  Social Media Stat Tracker– Blank

DOWNLOAD IT HERE: Social Media Stat Tracker– Weekly

DOWNLOAD IT HERE: Social Media Stat Tracker – Monthly for the Year 2016

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Alright, the last thing is that I promised a sneak peek of tomorrow’s project which will just make you squeal!   Eek!  Isn’t it adorable. I just love this little treat holder. I can’t wait to share more photos and the detailed instructions with you tomorrow.

Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper with Cups and Kettle Framelits from the Stamping Up 2016 Occasion Catalog

2016 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Retiring Stamp & Accessory List

2016 Retired Stampin Up product list is now available at StampinFool.com

It’s here.  The 2016 Stampin’ Up! Annual retired list has arrived.  You can find out your favorite products, their availability, and the SALE prices here.   I will post both a photo list and a PDF. The PDF list will update as Stampin Up inventory runs out- so check it for the most current sell outs.

Later this week I will have an interactive list, which will link to the Stampin’ Shop as well as a video walk through of the Retiring products in the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

Download it here:

RETIRING LIST PDF

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Seven Secrets to Successful Pinterest Boards

Seven Secrets to Successful Pinterest Boards

Hello, hello and welcome back.   I’m here to help you out today.  You may have read my post over on StampinFool.com about Pinterest.  It’s called: How to get the Most out of Pinterest: Advanced Tips.  It is actually a really thorough post- with photos, to help you navigate Pinterest as both a user and as a small business owner/blogger.  Recently, Pinterest has made some changes to both the user interface (the way it looks/shows pins) and the algorithm (how it picks what to show you and of your pins).  If you are using Pinterest for business or are ready to start this post will be invaluable to you, so keep reading and take notes. Scratch that, I’m going to give you a FREE printable with notes for you!

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Get the Most out of Pinterest with these Advanced Tips at StampinFool.comAre you ready to talk.  Here are some things you need to know.  When Pinterest updated, they changed things so your old way of using Pinterest isn’t going to cut it.  While I’m not going to go into why you need Pinterest for your small business, (YOU NEED IT) I am going to go straight into what you can do to make it work for you

 1.  YOU MUST HAVE A WEBSITE/ONLINE SHOP

If you are going to all of the trouble to write rich pin descriptions, pin hundreds of pins, repin and clean up your pinterest boards, and gain thousands of followers, you need a place to direct them. If you followers have nowhere online to find you, all of your efforts will lead to great friendships with fellow pinners, but no business or $$.  So, before you start going crazy with your pins, make sure you have a website, blog, Facebook page, Newsletter sign up, or online Shop to direct your new fans to.

2.  DITCH THE HASHTAGS

The new Pinterest algorithm is not down for hashtags.  When someone searches for a certain item, say a stamp set, Pinterest collects pins of high quality- this means they have a lot of reins, a good description and not a lot of hashtags. Limit hashtags to one per post or your pins won’t be ranked well in the search results to your fellow pinners.  This is especially important when repinning- make sure you remove the # from the description. Which brings me to my next point.

3.  HAVE COLORFUL PIN DESCRIPTIONS

Since you have put in the time to set up an online venue for your pinners to go to, you want to make sure they see you.  In order for Pinterest to give your Pins thousands of impressions, you need great descriptions.  Your description should include things like the brand name, your business name, the item show, what color it is, what print is shown, the price, where to buy it, and what it is about.  Here is an example:

Get the Most out of Pinterest with these Advanced Tips at StampinFool.com Get the Most out of Pinterest with these Advanced Tips at StampinFool.com

 

4.  HEALTHY BOARDS

Healthy boards will show up to more pinners.  How do you make a healthy board?  Check out the habits of your boards with Board Booster. With a weeks free trial you will quickly be able to review the reports and see which boards do well, what the best times to pin are and how to keep a high pinning rate.  A few things you should do:

Make sure your boards are relevant: crafty, seasonal, DIY, food- all categories most people follow.

Safety in Numbers:  while you shouldn’t pin anything just to pin it, having a lot of pins makes you the authority on that matter.  So pin away, but choose wisely. Good content, good descriptions, no hashtags.   Before you go pinning thousands of pins, read the rest of this post.  You’ll thank me later.

Delete pins with less than 3 reins:  Yes, this is a ton of work, but when your content doesn’t have Repins, it isn’t going to show up when people search.  I can attest to this.  I spent hours (literally hours) going through 22,000 pins and looking at the number of repins. When I cleaned up the boards by deleting pins that weren’t getting repins, my boards flourished.  More pinners following me and more repins on my pins. While I was deleting pins, I noticed a pattern- the pins with 0 -2 repins had hashtags, no pin description, or no relevant information in the description.  The pins mostly contained the person who posted it’s name or website or even worse, the name of the photo file i.e. IMG3597693.  This seriously impact the pins health.  If there are no terms related to the pin how will the search feature know how to find it. It won’t.  You won’t get repins, your pins won’t show up because your boards will be irrelevant, and you won’t drive traffic to your site/shop.

How to Delete:  I’ve done the hard work for you.  I made all the of the mistakes trying to clean up my boards and now I know the easiest way to do it.  Pick a board any board of yours.  Scroll to the bottom- keep scrolling and loading pins.  All the way- until you cannot scroll any further.  Click “Move Pins” at the top right of the screen.  You can select up to 50 at a time.  Click “Delete”.  You’re welcome.  My first board of 2,00 pins, I clicked each pin manually and deleted.  Then I realized there was a bulk feature.

*PRO TIP #1:  Start by deleting pins with zero-1 repins.  If you still have thousands on the board, move up to 2-3 repins and delete.

**PRO TIP #2: If a pin is very visually striking and you know it will do well it just did not have a proper description, write out a vivid, clear, specific description and save the pin.

***PRO TIP #3:  Alright, this one is for YOU.  Along the way in my deleting journey, there were pins which I loved; they were beautiful, things I wanted to remake or use, but the content wasn’t healthy to my board.  So, in a new browser window create a “Secret Board” and click to the original website link of the pin and from there pin it to your secret board.  (You can’t move a Pin to a secret board). Don’t forget to delete the pin that didn’t do well.

5.   EDIT CURRENT DESCRIPTIONS

I already talked about this earlier, but it is crucial to the health of your Pinterest Boards. Make sure whether you are editing pins, or pinning new items, that you take the time to read and edit descriptions now, so you don’t have to delete thousands of pins later.  Take out hashtags, make sure there are keywords that describe the pin (that someone would search for), use branding.  You can use complete sentences.

6. REPIN VISUALLY APPEALING PINS

Pinterest is visual.  Chances are if you repins things that are bright, bold, visual- other people will repin them.

7.  PIN AT THE BEST TIMES

This is my second shoutout to Board Booster because it really works.  If you are a power pinner, thousands of pins, or you are trying to get there, try the FREE trial and see what it does for you.  My followers increased and repins increased once I started pinning at the best times.  I added a few high traffic boards to Board Booster, it creates a secret board that I pin to and then I tell it what time to repin those pins and where to pin them. In addition, in order to keep up a high pinning rate, I can pin relevant pins to the secret board (hundreds in a row) without overloading the feed of my followers and making me a spammer.  Board Booster will space out the pins over time as to now bog down my feed. The practical application for me it I can pin all morning, but set them to release between 10pm and midnight when I have my highest repin rate.  At the end of each week, I get an email telling me how my boards and pins did.  And let me just say- for the $10 a month I pay to Board Booster (I was hooked after the free trial- read the FAQ on their website- it is really detailed about pricing, how to know what pricing you fall into, and how lenient they are with pricing and categories), my revenue from clicks from Pinterest to sales on my blog increased by double in a two month period.  Will it continue to double every two months? Not without other work on my end, but yes it will keep steady and increase if I continue working the boards and blog.

8.  BONUS: NO MORE POWER PINNING

I know, She with the most pins wins.   While it is somewhat true that if you have a lot of pins people will know that you actively pin, increasing their chance of seeing new content from your pins, it can also mean more irrelevant pins and blowing up their feed.  You know what happens when people blow up my feed with hundreds of pins back to back? I unfollow them.   You lose people by overdoing it.  So do yourself a favor and Power pin to a  secret board that moves the pins to boards in a timely, spaced out manner, after you have checked the pin descriptions and the probability of it being repinned well. Yes, it is a lot of work, but if you put in the time, you will see results!

As promised, here is your FREE PRINTABLE CHECKLIST.

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Alright, there you have it.  A list of 7 and 3/4 tips about making the best of Pinterest for your small business.  Do you have any other great tips for making Pinterest work for you?  I’d LOVE to hear them so please, share them below in the comments!!

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The Wilderness Awaits Non-traditional Baby Shower

Wilderness Awaits baby card at StampinFool.com

You’ve seen it. The Wilderness Awaits stamp set.   You’ve thought, ‘That would make a great manly, hunting card.’  You probably have not thought that it would make a cute baby card.  In fact you probably thought like I did, “Hmm, this looks a little bit like dead animals in a baby crib, cute. Not.”

I had this initial idea of WOW, this would make the perfect baby card.  A cute crib with animals.  I didn’t want baby animals that were cutesy, I wanted real animals, nature, hunting, woods.  And The Wilderness Awaits delivered.   I quickly got over my creeped out feelings when the card started coming together as a perfect baby shower card for my nature loving, hunting friends who are having a cute baby boy. Nature Nursery = card win.

I started by stamping the Hardwood stamp onto Crumb Cake card stock and assembling the crib. I stamped the animals in Momento ink, colored them in with Blender Pens, and carefully cut them out.  I added a thin layer of Crystal Effects to the animals mixed with water, and applied with a paintbrush to make them shine.  The colors looked dull without the touch of Crystal Effects.  Finish it off with a Doily and a little banner with ribbon and it looks adorable.

I used the 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper (Mint Macaron) and my favorite envelope punch board to make an envelop that fits to size, while the card is designed to lay mostly flat.   Add a banner of Mint Macaron paper, Hardwood grain crumb cake, and a doily and the card is tied into the envelope.

While this amazing card took about an hour to create, I did all the hard work in measuring and figuring out the easy way to do things.  You now have the benefit of having the dimensions and tips and tricks at your fingertips, which will significantly reduce the amount of time it should take you to recreate it.  I will have a the full color, step by step photo Tutorial available here on the blog shortly. Wilderness Awaits baby card at StampinFool.com

It’s My Party Birthday Cake Box Tutorial

It's My Party DSP Birthday Cake Tutorial at StampinFool.com

HOW CUTE IS THIS CAKE?

Seriously, isn’t it adorable!  Well, luckily I have a great little tutorial for this sweet little treat box.  It features the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper and with a little bit of cutting and gluing you’ll have a cake birthday box too.  Alright, here we go- below I have a supply list, directions, step by step photos, and a visual supply list at the very bottom.  Happy Crafting!

It's My Party DSP Birthday Cake Tutorial at StampinFool.com

It's My Party DSP Birthday Cake Tutorial at StampinFool.com

Supplies:

  • It’s My Party 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper stack
  • Party Wishes Stamp Set
  • Melon Mambo card stock
  • Crushed Curry Cotton paper (Cherry on Top pack)
  • Mint Macaron Envelope Paper
  • Crystal Effects Glue
  • Fringe Scissors
  • Tear Tape
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Dimensionals
  • pencil

Directions:

  1. Cut two 3″ x 11″ strips of It’s My Party DSP.
  2. Score each strip at 1/2″ from the edge of one long side.
  3. Cut tabs to the scored line along the 11″ edges about 1/4″ apart.
  4. Crease all tabs so the fold down.
  5. Roll each strip into a cylinder and use Tear Tape to adhere, overlapping by 1/2″.  Make sure one cylinder is slightly larger than the other so that it fits over the smaller one.
  6. Use the larger cylinder to trace a circle (about 3 1/4″ diameter) onto Melon Mambo card stock and cut it out.  Trace the outside of the Tear Tape roll onto Melon Mambo card stock and cut it out (about 4 1/2″ diameter circle).
  7. Using Crystal Effects Glue, attach the smaller circle of Melon Mambo card stock to the larger cylinder (top) by gluing the tabs, folding them flush to the circle. This will be the box top.  Use the same method to adhere the smaller cylinder to the middle of the larger 4 1/4″card stock circle (bottom of box). The bottom of the box will have a lip around all sides to be able to pull the box apart.
  8. Cut four 2″ x 11″ strips of Crushed Curry and Mint Macaron envelope paper.  Score in half at 1″ the 11″ length of each strip.
  9. Layer one of each color together (adhere one to the other with tear tape) and cut with fringe scissors the entire length.  Use a pencil to curl & fluff the fringe.  Repeat with the second set of strips.
  10. Add tear tape to the back of both sets of fringe and slowly adhere to the top and bottom of the box lid.
  11. Cut 3 small scraps of Crushed Curry cotton paper and scrunch them into a small flame.
  12. To make candles:  Cut 2 1/4″ x 3″ pieces of It’s My Party DSP, adhere tear tape to one 3″ (longer) edge and roll into a circle. Repeat for each candle.  Attach to the top of the box by squeezing a small line of Crystal Effects along the bottom of each candle and hold in place on lid for 30 seconds to set. Add crystal effects to the flame and place inside of the top of the candle.
  13. Stamp the Party Wishes sentiment in Melon Mambo ink onto a scrap of Mint Macaron card stock and cut out in the shape of a banner.  Adhere with dimensional foam dots.

It's My Party DSP Birthday Cake Tutorial at StampinFool.com

It's My Party DSP Birthday Cake Tutorial at StampinFool.com

What do you think?  It was a lot simpler to put together than I thought.  I cut, stamped, and adhered the entire project during my little guys hour long nap time.  Enjoy the tutorial and let me know if you love it by commenting below!

 

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