Woo HOO! Release Day is FINALLY here! We’ve been so busy getting the August Release together and it’s great to say it’s here. I hope that you fell in love with these stamps and dies and the cards that The Cat Pack have stamped up for you, because I know I have.
If you went through the HOP and came from Wendy’s Blog, you’ve reached the end of the hop. If you haven’t, then head over to the first person hopping, Christine Okken. Believe me when I say it will be worth it.
Ever since this release was conceived, it’s been in my head to do a cake bursting out of a starry background surrounded by balloons. So, here is my take on it. I went a little shabby chic on this card using paper by Authentique. I used the NEW Wish Tag Duo to cut through the patterned paper, and added the insert to cut the card base for the stars.
The NEW Birthday Cake CutUps made making this two tiered cake with candles a breeze. The base and icing were cut with silver mirrored paper, and the cake used more Authentique paper. The sentiment is from the NEW It’s All About The Cake and embossed with silver pearl embossing powder on our Ribbon Banner CutUps.
Cutting that many balloons was easy using the NEW Balloon Frame Die. It has several different size and shaped balloons. After I inked the edges of the balloons and added them to the frame, I stamped the little bows from the NEW It’s All About The Cake Stamp Set and drew in their strings.
The little “curtain” at the bottom of the card was cut with the Queen of Hearts CutUps, still one of my favorite go to dies.
I have to say that this card came together faster than I thought. I can’t wait to try it with different types of paper.
TIP: When mixing lots of patterns use a paper pad that has several different patterns. Companies create these patterns to go with each other, so you generally can’t go wrong.
I hope you liked the hop. Check the list below in case you missed someone.
Finally the LAST winner for Day #7’s Sneaky Peek Voucher was pulled from Lynn Collins’ blog/instagram .
And the winner is:
Kimberly! Congrats Kimberly! Please contact me to claim your prize.