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Sweet Sixteen Candy Cake

Candy Cake by Wendy Kessler

I made this for my daughter’s 16th birthday.  It was my first time making one so I thought I’d share some tips that I learned along the way.

IMG_6580(As you can tell, the photo above is after the cake was taken apart and the base held up so I will be able to use the parts again.)

First is to go shopping.  I had an idea of what I wanted in my head but I wasn’t too picky.  I found foam pieces for the base at the Dollar Tree.  I knew this could be a spending part of the project so I just went with what I was able to get there.  I got a plate for the base, 2 large foam circles for the bottom (these had a hole in the center so I also filled the inside of this part of the cake with extra candy (a fun surprise!), 3 sets of 2 styrofoam circles, and a final set of 2 for the top.  So I ended up spending about $7 for the base of the cake.  I hot glued each section together (all of the same size) then I wrapped each section in wrapping paper.  I did this so that I could use the base for another cake in the future.  It also looks better and you don’t have to worry about covering every space with candy.

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Notice the little hands on the side of this picture.  I filled the inside of the cake with Starbursts.  I kept the blue ones out in case I wanted to use them on the outside.  It was funny because the girls questioned – Where are the rest of them?  I just left it and didn’t say anything.  The birthday girl got a nice surprise days later when she was taking the cake apart and found more candy inside!

Supplies and tools I used for this project: Styrofoam base pieces for the cake (see above), plate or platter, candy (see above), Close to My Heart cardstock (any color), unknown white glitter paper, Cricut Type Candy Font, Cricut Ribbons & Rosettes cartridge, Cricut Craft Room, glue gun and glue sticks (I think I used about 3), 1-inch Glue Dots (I only used one to help hold the rosette in place, then I hot glued a cardstock circle on the back), Close to My Heart Bone Folder, Martha Stewart Scoring Board.

Hopping By Stamp Set

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2″ x 5″ Bunny Bag Topper
D1633 My Acrylix® Hopping By
X7194B Hopscotch Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1292 Crystal Blue Cardstock
Z2503 Basics Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2468 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Warm Grey 7 Marker
Z2467 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Warm Grey 4 Marker
Z2445 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Barely Beige Marker
Z2451 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Clay Marker
Z2455 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Light Orange Marker
Z2457 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Marigold Marker
Z2452 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Golden Yellow Marker
Z2459 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Pastel Green Marker
Z2454 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Leaf Green Marker
Z2465 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Turquoise Blue Marker
3505 Watercolor Pencils
Z3024 White Shimmer Trim
Z3036 Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch

3¾” Easter Wishes Tag
D1633 My Acrylix® Hopping By
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5773 Pixie Cardstock
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z2503 Basics Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z891 VersaMark™ Ink Pad
Z2467 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Warm Grey 4 Marker
Z2465 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Turquoise Blue Marker
Z2454 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Leaf Green Marker
Z2452 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Golden Yellow Marker
Z2459 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Pastel Green Marker
Z2455 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Light Orange Marker
Z2445 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Barely Beige Marker
Z2451 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Clay Marker
Z2453 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Lavender Marker
Z2469 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Colorless Blender Marker
Z1822 My Creations™ Muslin Drawstring Bags
Z3036 Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
Z3029 Happy Day Mini Clothespins
Z3020 Diamond Embossing Folder
Z2068 Ranger™ White Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z1912 Corner Rounder
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Thread
Hole Punch
Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy
3¾” Card <Tag4> (p. 60)

 

Bodacious Banners Stamp Set

This is one of my favorite new stamp sets – Bodacious Banners!

14-ai-happy-b-day-banner-boxSupply list for Happy B-Day Gift Box:
C1580 My Acrylix® Big Top
D1607 My Acrylix® Bodacious Banners
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1861 Mini-Medley Accents Ruby Collection
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Box
Wrapping Paper
Thread

Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
1½” <Banner2> (cut several, p. 29)
1½” <Banner4> (cut several, p. 49)

March SOTM – Choose Happy

The Close to My Heart March Stamp of the Month is Choose Happy.  Spend $50 and get this stamp set for just $5!

These projects were created with this month’s Stamp of the Month set.

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Supply list for 7″ Wedding Details Mini Album:
S1503 My Acrylix® Choose Happy
X7190B Brushed Paper Packet
X5764 Pear Cardstock
X5930 Slate Cardstock
X5772 Canary Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z1829 Black & Grey Glitter Paper
Z1847 Green Glitter Paper
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1989 Slate Diagonal Striped Ribbon
Z1932 Silver Geometric Washi Tape
Z2013 Sequins Silver Assortment
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
3174 Blending Pen
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z1852 Stitch Guide
Z1859 Foam Mat
Z1912 Corner Rounder
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
Artbooking
6″ Shift+Overlay <G> (p. 62)
7″ Shift+Photo Mat 1 <9> (p. 46)
7″ Photo Mat 2 <0> (p. 47)
7″ Shift+Photo Mat 2 <[> (p. 47)
Artiste
2½” and 2¾” Accent 2 <3> (p. 33)
2¼” Card <x> (p. 62)mar-sotm-layout

Supply list for 12″ x 12″ Scattered Frames Page:
Reflections: Triple Play—Combination™
S1503 My Acrylix® Choose Happy
X7190B Brushed Paper Packet
X7191B Wanderful Paper Packet
Z2644 Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2504 Whimsy Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z3013 Brushed Assortment
Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1986 Pink Shimmer Trim
3174 Blending Pen
Z1852 Stitch Guide
Z1859 Foam Mat
Embroidery Floss

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (Letter E)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter E. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their E element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda’s blog ~ Scrappy Therapy.  If you came from Shelly Nemitz then you’re on the right track!

I got a little creative with my letter E this time around and chose “Encouragement”.   This weekend is our dance teams first competition and I made a star for each of them.  There is a sucker on the inside and words of encouragement on the back.

Star Suckers by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Cardstock (Ocean, White Daisy), Black & Grey Glitter Paper, Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge, and suckers (I chose caramel apple ones that were mostly flat).

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Linda Norman.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way: