Thursday, July 5, 2012

July Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop

Thanks for joining me from Annie's page!  Doesn't she have a knack for creativity? 

July is one of my favorite months!  Coming up on July 18th I will turn 35.  I will soon be in my "mid" 30's!  Time really does start to fly once you become an adult!  It is also the month of one of my favorite holidays: Independence Day (aka: July 4th!).  I love everything about July 4th: picnics, BBQ's, fireworks, red, white & blue and watermelon!  Right now I am enjoying spending time with my family in Maryland and Virginia.  Being here brings back lots of memories spending July 4th with family here when I was a kid!

My 3d project is my favorite one thus far... mostly because I LOVE cake, but also because it's really cute!  Wouldn't this make a great little gift for a friend, paired with a balloon, a noisemaker, and a banner?  It's a party in a bag!  
At first glance you might think it's actually a mini cake, but it's not!  It's a candle!  I got the original idea by searching pinterest for 3d ideas.  Check out the blog I used for the instructions here!  Thanks to Jill George for the great idea!

I used a lot of pearls on here because I wanted it to look like a cake you'd get at a bakery.  I am in LOVE with the Patio Party DSP party used for the sides of the cake!

Pre-lit tealight from JoAnn's (2 for $2.99)
Card stock: Raspberry Ripple, Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi
Patio Party DSP
Punches: 1 3/4" and 2 3/8" scallop circle
3/4" circle, Bird Builder, Boho Blossoms

Two Birthday cards:
The first card uses Topsy Turvy Celebration... I debated getting this set but ended up getting it free!  I LOVE the cakes and the potential for making "fun' cards.  The DSP is Patio Party and I used the cupcake punch to punch out the silver sparkly candles! 

This card is made using the Top Note die.  It's SOOO easy... use your favorite DSP, fold over 1/3 to make the "top" (don't forget to use your paper snips to "snip" off the points on the side).  Add a ribbon strap and button closure.  

This is my bonus fabric project!  I wanted to get my 8 month old cousin a cute headband from the "cart at the mall".  I found out those cute headbands are $10!!!!  Seriously?  I walked away thinking, I bet I could make a headband and attach flowers myself.  I went to JoAnn's, got a $3 headband, cut out the flowers and attached them to the headband using a needle and thread.  I used a retired pink button for the center of the flower.  I then got the grand idea to attach the same flowers to onesies!  I simply bought some heat and fuse at J's again, attache it to the fabric, cut out the flowers and then ironed the flowers onto the onesie!  Isn't it a cute set?  I plan on making little Harper a few more sets!  :)

Thanks for joining us and continue onto the next stop with Nancy's awesomely creative projects!

      Blog Hop Participants:
      1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
      2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
      3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
      4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot
      5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
      6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
      7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
      8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
      9. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
      10. Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot
      11. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
      12. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim


      Tonya said...

      All of your projects are fantastic but the lighted cake is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

      Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

      Pam, your projects are so much fun. I want to make some of those candles!! I really really love it!

      Marla Reed said...

      Pam, I love your projects! The tealight cake is awesome! I love all of the attention to detail. It turned out beautifully! I also love the baby onesies and headbands. What a great way to showcase our fabrics!

      Nancy Berg said...

      These are all beautiful projects but, girl, that candle takes the cake! ;-)

      Pam Steckman said...

      Thanks ladies! I love the cupcake! I don't think I can give it away!

      Anonymous said...

      Your 3D project is so creative, totally awesome!! - Pam W.

      Pat T. said...

      Amazing projects! I love everything, most of all the candle cake. There is such amazing detail to each of your projects. Awesome job! Thank you for sharing.

      Shellie G. said...

      LOVE, LOVE, LoVE your candle! You really outdid yourself :)
      I've been wanting to try these for awhile now. You've inspired me to get off my duff and just do it. i also like your card.

      Stampin Dj said...

      Love all your projects. I will be making some similar onesies soon. Can't wait!

      Amy E said...

      These are such cute ideas! I never thought of searching 3-D projects on Pinterest!!

      Kim Ryden said...

      Cute, cute, cute! I love that baby headband! I think I need to get some fabric!

      Rose Castillo said...

      How cute is that cake and those onesies. You are talented!

      Annie Lee said...

      ACK!!!! TOTALLY LOVE EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! These are over the top AWESOME!!!!

      Heather said...

      Great job Pam! Love the cake :-)

      Pam Steckman said...

      Thanks everyone!

      Pam Irwin said...

      OMG I love that cake! I am going to give that one a go!