23 posts categorized "Food and Drink"


Sun 01

3-Tiered Chocolate Birthday Cake

P1110478September is a popular month for birthdays - celebrate with a 3-tiered cake from Memory Box!  Jean Okimoto here with a party cake composed of Vanilla Bean Memory Box Signature Prints - Dots, Moroccan and Distressed Dots.  

View the Memory Box Collection of dies, stamps and Signature Prints here.



Diecut Petite Cake 98547 from the prints, flip the scalloped icing trim accents over to the unprinted side and attach them to each piece.  Cut Scalloped Cake Stand 98541 from Thistle Cardstock.  Assemble the layers and attach everything to a rectangle of Peony Cardstock.

Stamp Happy Birthday Background G1921 on Thistle Cardtock with Glacier Lake.  Ink the edges with Glacier Lake.  Attach a strip of Thistle Dots.  Punch 3/8" circles of Thistle Gingham.  Attach the pieces to a Peony Notecard.  Coordinate the cheerful card with a matching Peony Envelope - or a Thistle Envelope, just to be different!

While you're at it, diecut two more sets of the Scalloped Cake Stand and make two more cards using the extra Petite Cake pieces.  Memory Box Signature Prints are designed to be mixed, matched and layered.

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Thu 23

A Summer Party...

Here is another card from my last class at Ink About It.  I wanted to create a summer patio party scene.  I was inspired by the leafy border die (#98628).  Upside down it seemed to be the perfect party canopy hanging from a pergola at a summer party.


The lanterns (#98600) looked pretty hanging from the  Corner Bow die (#98371).   I made a table from Pool Gingham paper and the Fleur de Lis Border die (#98577) upside down on the edge of the card.  The Party Glasses (#98530) were lined up along the edge of the table and cut.  I taped acetate behind the glasses and cut Moroccan paper in cranberry and mango  to look like fruity drinks in the glasses.   I used glossy accents to adhere the paper behind the acetate.  I stamped the sentiment (#B1910), matted it and adhered it to the card.  This would also make a nice anniversary or wedding card.

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Wed 01

Take Time for Tea

P1070353Maybe Spring has really arrived this time!  Hi - Jean Okimoto here - combining vintage-chic and bright pastels on a quick card.  It features the new Vintage Clock E1930 stamp and matching Vintage Clock 98622 die.  Add a colorfully mismatched set of tea cups with the Dainty Tea Cup Die 98581 - and you're ready for Spring.

Make a card for Mom on her day - it's May 12th this year.  Or create a set of them as a sweet teacher's gift to accompany a giftcard from her favorite teashop.


The ColorBox Circus Petal Point Inkpads Set has the perfect colors to add soft, inky highlights to the teacups - matching papers and inks can't get any easier than that!  They're just used to edge the tea cups here - but the colors are great for any project.

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