Cake is the Answer…

Before I share today’s card, I want to give a big shout out to Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza that starts today! Things are a little different this year – and I can’t knock trying something new. I hope you are as excited about this as I am.

Here’s the sale that kicks off today (and runs for two days) – paper and embellishments are 10% off on November 23 and 24. Click on the flyer below to see the selections in my online store:

Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza - Paper & Embellishments - November 23-24, 2018The sale on November 25 and 26 includes a 10% discount on stamps and kits. The sale on November 27 and 28 includes a 10% discount on tools and ink. There are some exclusions, so I suggest you pop over to the Stampin’ Up! site each time to see what’s included. What fun!

To read all about the sale, click here.

I hope y’all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Even if you aren’t in The States and didn’t do anything special, I still hope you had a great day (that’s just the kind of person I am). To step away from the dark colors of Fall and to celebrate new products that are soon on their way, I created a fun card with a new bundle. I used the Piece of Cake Bundle – that will be featured in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog – to make this card:

Piece of Cake Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, birthday cardAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

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  • Piece of Cake Bundle. My simple card features a sneak peek at the Piece of Cake Bundle – a combination of the Piece of Cake photopolymer stamp and Cake Builder Punch – in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog. The set is filled with some great images of cakes – weddings, birthdays, celebrations and more – and some fun sentiments to coordinate. I chose “Cake is the answer…who cares what the question is.” for my card. The two rows of sentiment fill the space that’s included for ribbon or strips of paper in the sketch. Fun! Here’s a look at the Piece of Cake Bundle:Piece of Cake Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 150579
  • Soft, Sweet Cake. File this under “things I know from watching TV”: I’ve watched enough Food Channel bake-offs to know how difficult it is to make a drip cake. Too many times I’ve watched a thin icing pour right over the cake and onto the pan below. It’s a true talent who can get the drips to stop part-way down the side of the cake. Perhaps that’s why I’m drawn to the gorgeous drips on the side of this image:Piece of Cake Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, birthday cardI stamped the cake, cake stand and heart on Thick Whisper White cardstock with a Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Once the ink dried, I colored the stand with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and the Cake and heart with Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I punched the cake and cake stand and snipped the heart before gluing them together on this Soft Sea Foam panel. Simple.
  • Color Inspiration. The color inspiration for this card was pulled from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this fun pack of paper:Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, 146284Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam were pulled right from the paper. While the paper features speckles of Gray Granite, I accented my cake stand and borders in Smoky Slate (just a small replacement). If you like this soft, sweet combination of Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink and Smoky Slate, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink, Smoky Slate

Bundles: Piece of Cake Bundle  Stamp Sets: Piece of Cake  Papers: Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, Smoky Slate, Soft Sea Foam, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Petal Pink, Smoky Slate)  Accessories: Cake Builder Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Such a soft and pretty card Brian. Happy Black Friday! 🙂

  2. Delightful and delicious cake! Your icing drips are perfection!

  3. Love the delicacy of the design and colors. Even after a big holiday dinner, there’s always room for CAKE! Charming card!

  4. I love your take on the sketch with this cute card. This is a great bundle with the punch and many designs of cake. Have a great day!

  5. Thanks for the sneak peak at this set Brian. Love your card and how super that SU has a punch to match the cake. Can’t wait to see the new catalog!

    • I can’t wait to get that catalog to you, Grace! So many great, new goodies! I love anything with a punch, so this was at the top of my list. <3 Thanks so much, my friend. <3

  6. Totally agree!! Cake is ALWAYS the answer and you can never go wrong with it, haha!!!
    Beautiful take on this sketch Brian, love the colors too.
    Thank you for sharing.

  7. Oh, I forgot to ask you…’s the Holiday Card Swap coming along? Hope by now, you got my card along with a whole bunch more, I can’t wait till you start showing them on your blog. 😉

    • I received more cards than ever, and they are going in the mail this weekend. The timing was weird, and I didn’t want them to arrive before Thanksgiving. <3

  8. Love your cake and colors…esp with the heart on top!

  9. Cake is almost always the answer 🙂
    This card is just delightful, and the Soft Sea Foam is just gorgeous!

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