I made this adorable (if I do say so myself) cake topper using my Cricut Expression with the Home Accents and Lyrical Letters cartridges…and a skewer stolen from DH’s BBQ stash, LOL. I created the wording using Design Studio. The pretty shape cut comes from Home Accents. I think it’s just lovely and worked perfectly for this use. 😀
I made the topper double sided and attached the skewer with packing tape to the inside. The paper is by K & Co. and is the Urban print. I used a DCWV glitter paper for the wording. I put some non-permanent tape on the inside just to lightly hold the 2 sides together. The first topper I made, I used permanent tape and stuck it together all wonky so I had to throw it away and start over. Mental note…do not wait until the last minute to make things for a party being thrown the same day.
Did you notice the doily I put under the cake? I just love it. My FIL asked if that paper had been cleaned before I used it. Um…I told him I boiled it first. Let’s just say, everyone survived, so I’m thinking, “Yay to the use of clean looking scrapbooking paper”.
Yep, it’s a strawberry cake! 😀
I used the Lyrical Letters cartridge (pg. 70 Italic Monoline – Shift) for the doily cut. I cut it at 9 inches. (or 9 1/2…I can’t remember)
I bought that cutie strawberry paper at Archiver’s. IDK, who makes it because I didn’t look before I put it under the cake and now it’s all gooey.
Can you stand all this cute?
I see somebody ate a few before I got a photo. 🙂
I was going to color them pink, but I forgot!! I bought a heart shaped deep cutter thingy by Wilton from Hobby Lobby to cut those Rice Krispies, but you could use any kind of cookie cutter. Frankly, you’d be better off. I nearly cut my finger off doing some completely stupid thing when I tried to clean it the next day. Just don’t ask. Sometimes I do stuff that is so stupid, it makes great dinner party stories…this time it’s not quite stupid enough to be interesting, but my finger does have a Spongebob Band-aid on it now as I type. Enough said.
I made those little heart 15 cuts using the Lyrical Letters cart & Design Studio.
Well, I was going to use the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge to make a bunch of boxes for treats, but I ran out of time. POOR PLANNING! Anyway, this is where that awesome ribbon from PapertreyInk.com comes in handy. I just used some bags I bought at Hobby Lobby (prior to buying those awesome Stampin’ Up cello bags I told you to get), filled them with sour Skittles and tied them with a ribbon. Done and DONE!
Whew. I have more b’day things that I’ve recently created to share with you in future posts, but a little note…this is the end of the b’day season here for a while and I’m totally RELIEVED! I’ve had a b’day every weekend since late June. No kidding. However, I am actually considering throwing an Un-B’day party for family. I’ll take photos for you if I actually go through with it!! 😀