I came across this quote by Julia Child and just had to create a whole card & gift box set inspired by it:
"a party without CAKE is just a meeting."
I'm obviously mourning the loss of party season in our home, and with no excuse for baking a cake, I turned my attentions to the paper kind.
The cake decorating and cake dome sets were perfect for highlighting the sentiment that I created and printed on the computer. But a flat cake would have been so boring...
With just a few strips of patterned paper, I easily created a fun, 3-D cake image.
Here's a close look at the folded tabs that hold it all down.
And what's a birthday without a slice of cake box? (a meeting, apparently.) The birthday gift could easily be tucked inside for a very fun set. I used leafy dies (in the same patterned paper as the 3-d card cake) and created a soft flower by following my own tutorial. (grin.) I used build-a-flower dies and *this technique* to get 'er done.