Monday, May 25, 2009

Cake in a Box - Birthday

This was the best Birthday project to make. I've been wanting to make one of these for a while. It's a photo box with a cake: I call it a "Cake in a Box" - You'll see when the lid is off. This is a birthday present I hope will survive the postal trip from West Coast to East Coast! The color theme: Pink/Brown. Most edges are using a corner punch.

Here's a close-up of the lid. The silk flowers: bought at 90% off - yup, 90% off at a Summer clearance special. Originally a garland, I took the flowers apart for this project. I've used these flowers previously on a banner.
Here's a side view close-up of the lid: see all the dimensionals used on EACH layer? Make sure a dimensional is positioned in the center so there are no "cave ins". A pop-up glue dot was used for the silk flower.

Top View: the Lid is off revealing what is inside: a cake in the center with sides that wrap around with photos.

Lid underneath, having some extra punched hearts - here's what to do with them.

Close-up of the decorated Chocolate cake with hearts in the center. "Happy Birthday, Peggy" is computer generated. Attached tied bow with a mini glue dot. The cake sits on a "platter" with dimensionals to give it height. Be sure to put a dimensional in the center so the cake does not "cave in".

Top view of the project:

Side view of project - see the scattered punched hearts?

To make this finished project extra special, this stamp was used!

The following photos will reveal how the project was made.....all these pieces for the cake:

More pieces to complete the project (what a mess).....

This is how the flower was dismantled for the lid:

How to make the banner: Coluzzle used for the shape after words are computer generated. Attach to cake with a dimensional at the center.

Tip: if the Designer paper is a dark color: use a Stampin' Write Pen to cover the "white" edges at the top and don't forget the back where the seams meet. It just looks better.

After the basic cake is completed, position the photos and captions, along with the punched hearts. Now, the project can be finally glued down.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps: Define You Life, Dot background, On Your Birthday, Party Hearty, "Priceless" stamp from Inkadinkado
  • CS: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip Designer Paper, Whisper White
  • Ink: Black, Close to Cocoa
  • Accys: Corner Punch (SU retired), Dimensionals (non SU), 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 5/8" Circle Punch (non SU), 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Circle Scissor Plus Cutter, Pop-up Glue Dots, Mini Glue Dot, Big Shot Pop-Up Cake Die, Sticky Tape.

I have a couple more "Cake in a Box" to post this stay tuned. Need a tutorial or measurements - working on that, too.................thanks for stopping by.


Liam said...

Just fantastic. I love this idea. How do you come up with all these fabulous ideas. Just amazing. I will definitely be casing this idea. It is just spectacular. Love it. thanks for sharing.


Regina said...

hello, Patti
what a FANTASTIC idea. A surprise box! You are really coming up with some awesome creative projects!!
Hugs Regina

Betsy Rouw said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!


Yvonne said...

Patti, This is just AWESOME! Can't wait to try it out! LOVE your blog and visit all the time! TFS your creations!

RuthieB said...

OMG!!! I love this! I have a Nephew getting married this weekend and that would be the cutest little memory box for them ever!!!!!

Ann said...

WOW!!! This is amazing!!!

eunice said...

WooHoo,Patti! You are on a roll! You are AMAZING! LOVE this cake in a box...looking forward to the tutorial!

Rose said...

Love your cake in a box, Patti! You're making me want to get that die cut! It's such a great idea! Too cute!!! great job ;)

lauren Yang said...

WOW! I am speechless...What a ROCK, Patti!

Heidi said...

That is so amazing!

Heidi said...

That is so amazing! Thank you.

biddle14613 said...

I absolutely love this idea and have already created the box from your tutorial. But Im a little confused on how to make the actual cake. I know that you did that tutorial forever ago, but I would really appreciate if you could either post a tutorial or maybe just explain how it was made. Thanks.
xoxo Rebecca

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