Hey there friends! Today’s a special day because I’m joining a bunch of other crafters in celebrating the 20th birthday of Spellbinders. TWENTY years!? That’s pretty impressive, isn’t it? In order to do so, I’ve created a card with a few super cute items from the new Birthday Celebrations Collection. The name says it all – everything in this collection is perfect for parties!
Let’s start with the focal element – the fringe cake. For this, I chose 3 shades of cardstock – Sorbet, Grapefruit and Ballet Slipper from Concord & 9th. Using the new Stitched Fringe Cake die set, I cut out the pieces for each tier, then used gold DMC embroidery floss to complete the stitched details. I love how this gives the card a little extra shine!
Next, I die cut the cake stand and candles from gold cardstock, then the candle sticks from Concord & 9th Sea Glass cardstock. This completed the cake pieces, and all that was left to create before assembly was the sentiment and background.
Spellbinders is known not only for beautiful dies, but also hot foil. I picked matte gold foil (to match the cake stand) and a ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Birthday Unboxing Glimmer sentiment plate set, again, doing this on Sorbet cardstock to coordinate with the cake.
The cake needed to be the focus, so for the background, I used the new Party Spots embossing folder on an A2 piece of white cardstock. I LOVE a good versatile embossing folder, and I can see myself using this one for so much more than just birthday cards. It’s also much bigger than an A2 panel, so you can use it for larger designs too.
With everything ready, it was just a matter of assembly. To add a bit of extra dimension and really make the cake pop, I mounted the layers and stand on foam strips, then finished the card with some sparkling clear sequins.
I hope this project has you feeling inspired to create a few birthday cards of your own, and if you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the Birthday Celebrations Collection here. For even more ideas, be sure to check out the Spellbinders blog on June 17th, where you’ll find a roundup of all the projects creators have made for this event. Until next time, happy crafting!