How To Decorate A Card Cake feat. 2018 Occasions Catalog Cake Soiree Bundle

Sneak Peek ideas from the 2018 Occasions Catalog featuring the Cake Soiree Bundle Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

Playing with the new Cake Soiree stamp set and framelits was so much fun.

I used the new glitter embossing paste and it’s luvly.  I kind of wanted to eat it.  But I didn’t.

There were so many ideas running through my head.  But unfortunately time is always a factor isn’t it?!

First, I focused on cake decorating.  I wanted to see how the masks worked with the cakes.  Both cards turned out luvly.

Sneak Peek ideas from the 2018 Occasions Catalog featuring the Cake Soiree Bundle Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com Sneak Peek ideas from the 2018 Occasions Catalog featuring the Cake Soiree Bundle Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

Next I had to create a mermaid card using the vines from the Cake Soiree masks.  The idea was rolling around in my head and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

I used Tempting Turquoise reinker and Daffodil Delight reinker to dye the embossing paste.  When I added the embossing paste to the card through the mask I started with the tempting turquoise at the top and the daffodil delight at the bottom and had them meet in the middle.  They made a beautiful green color in the middle that was perfect.

Sneak Peek ideas from the 2018 Occasions Catalog featuring the Cake Soiree Bundle Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

The rose on the Cake Soiree mask is beautiful.  It makes a stunning finished product.  I continued on with the same colors I used on the mermaid card.

Sneak Peek ideas from the 2018 Occasions Catalog featuring the Cake Soiree Bundle Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

Last I decided to use the cake with the flowers on it.  I used copic markers to do all the coloring on the cakes.  I had a great time coloring and assembling the cards.

For the first one I went with really saturated, strong, bright colors.  The second card is colored with more unsaturated colors and the card stock I used to compliment the coloring is Wisteria Wonder.


Sneak Peek ideas from the 2018 Occasions Catalog featuring the Cake Soiree Bundle Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

Both of these cards are more of a wedding card feel.  Which is kind of a bummer because frankly I am past the age of people around me getting married. HAHA!  Most people I know at this point are married with kids, or shoot on their second marriage.  But I will tuck them away in case a wedding comes up.  I do love weddings.Sneak Peek ideas from the 2018 Occasions Catalog featuring the Cake Soiree Bundle Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

I hope you enjoy the video.  I don’t complete a project but I wanted to share all the tips and tricks I have for using this embossing paste and show off some of the cards and the products I used to make them.

Supplies used in the video are listed below.  You can click on any of the images to purchase them in my online store.

REMINDER:  

  • Make a minimun purchase of $50 & receive the brand new Occasions Catalog, Sweet Soiree paper sampler, silver gable box and berry burst silver trim ribbon
  • If you order is $150 or more please DO NOT use the host code, you will still receive the free goodies.
  • The free goodies will be mailed from me after December 26th
  • If you place more than one qualifying order in the month you will not receive a second free item.  But please make sure to use the Luvin Stampin Rewards Punch Card to get punches for your order.
  • Subscriptions to Paper Pumpkin do not count towards your free gift order.
  • This offer is only through me, Wendy Cranford, not through Stampin’ UP!
  • This offer is only available to online orders, not in person orders.

These products are available AFTER JANUARY 3RD!  Unless you purchase the starter kit, you can get these items in your starter kit if you’d like to.  CLICK HERE to learn more about the starter kit.

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FREE SHIPPING Monday Dec 11th – 24 Hours

Stampin’ UP! announced today that they are offering FREE SHIPPING on Monday December 11th for just 24 hours.

So excited.

I will be grabbing a few items from the 2018 Occasions Catalog pre order!

Don’t forget when you place an order with me before December 22nd you get entered into a fabulous giveaway and you get the free gift packet featured in the photo below.

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12 Weeks of Christmas, Week 10 Altoid Tin Stocking Stuffer

Altered altoid stocking stuffer Wendy  Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

I’m always looking for cute stocking stuffer ideas.

For whatever reason my kiddo and nieces like Altoids.  Isn’t that weird?  I don’t know kids that like Altoids except for them.

I make a quick stocking stuffer by covering the tins with some beautiful Around The World designer series paper.

Has your elf arrived yet?  You know who I am talking about, the ELF of the shelf?  Ours has.  Her name is Jingles.  My daughter finds her rather boring.  I find her perfect.  She’s completely lazy, she just goes to the North Pole and comes back.  She doesn’t pull any shenanigans.

Anyway, I was quite shocked when she ate some of my ginger bread house that I made with my friends.  I was less than happy about that.

Thought I would share some photos of the gingerbread house decorating, and the elf’s apparent midnight snack.

Here is a video that gives measurements and quick tips on creating this Altoid cover.  All the products I used to create this are listed below the video.

REMINDER:  

  • Make a minimun purchase of $50 & receive the brand new Occasions Catalog, Sweet Soiree paper sampler, silver gable box and berry burst silver trim ribbon
  • If you order is $150 or more please DO NOT use the host code, you will still receive the free goodies.
  • The free goodies will be mailed from me after December 26th
  • If you place more than one qualifying order in the month you will not receive a second free item.  But please make sure to use the Luvin Stampin Rewards Punch Card to get punches for your order.
  • Subscriptions to Paper Pumpkin do not count towards your free gift order.
  • This offer is only through me, Wendy Cranford, not through Stampin’ UP!
  • This offer is only available to online orders, not in person orders.
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Facebook Live Replay & Giveaway

Today I have a Facebook live replay for you.  This event was recorded on Monday 12/4 at 4:30pm PST.

If you want to be entered to win the goodies below, please leave a comment on the video.

Here is what you are entering to win.  I will choose a winner next week on the Facebook live event.
Win some holiday stamps and designer series paper by simply leaving a comment on my blog post. Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

You can leave your comment on this video or on the blog post.  Either way you’ll be entered to win.

Fine Print:

  • US residents only
  • Winner will be chosen randomly on 12/11/2017
  • Leave a comment on this blog post or the video to be entered to win.
  • Like my Facebook page HERE.

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