Tuesday, May 21, 2013

you need cake to make it a party.

Welcome back to another day of CSS inspiration!


I came across this quote by Julia Child and just had to create a whole card & gift box set inspired by it:

3-d cake and cake slice box set
"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.

3-d cake and cake slice box set

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...

3-d cake and cake slice box set

With just a few strips of patterned paper, I easily created a fun, 3-D cake image.

3-d cake and cake slice box set

Here's a close look at the folded tabs that hold it all down.

3-d cake and cake slice box set

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.

a slice of cake.

yum! 


17 comments:

  1. Have I mentioned lately that you ROCK???? This is awesome!!! I LOVE the 3D cake!

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  2. What a dreamy little cake box Elena, so sweet! And your card is simply brilliant!!

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  3. Beautiful ensemble, Elena! Love that sentiment and pop up cake!

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  4. Oh my....totally loooooove this!!!
    Those soft colors, that special card, that little cake box...
    drooling here. :))
    Fantastic!!!!!

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  5. So sweet, I'm loving the curved cake layers on the card!

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  6. Oh so love it...that card is genius!

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  7. Perfect, perfect, perfect. Did I say perfect? Just sayin'.

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  8. Woohoo! This is gorgeous Elena! I looove that the cake is raised like that! Fancy party! :)

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  9. Wow! What a stunning ensemble you've created...so clever and oh, so BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  10. I'm so impressed right now! This post is amazing!!

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  11. Oh, wow, this is amazing, Elena! You are so creative and talented, my friend!

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  12. This is so pretty, love how you created the 3D cake :)

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  13. So soft and lovely! This is Elena-style all the way:)

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  14. The 3D cake is one of my most favourite things you've created! It just looks so amazing, and yet is so simple at the same time!! Love the papers you used too!!

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