"If you are what you eat..."

"...eat something cute!".

Is that not the sweetest saying and the perfect addition to a card for somebody that makes the most amazing cake creations the world has ever seen?!

Or set of cards, as the case may be, which was in fact the case when I decided to make a gift for a friend of mine whose work you may have seen here previously.

Julie - the Queen of Cakes - has come to my aid on a number of occasions when a cake of the stunningly beautiful and amazingly delicious variety has been required so I decided that with the aid of the perfectly apt for the occasion hostess set Birthday Bakery, I would make her a set of cute little cards...

I made a set of ten cards - two each of five of the delightful cake images from the long stamp in the set, watercoloured then punched out:

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This is no day for "just a sliver" is the second of the adorable sayings in the set, and I used both sayings - once each for each of the cake designs.

Then I stamped the envelopes to match, because Shelli says "never a naked envelope" and when you have the option of cute cake images dancing across the back of an envelope, I'm inclined to agree :-)

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The cards and matching envelopes went into a little box that I designed for the purpose...

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... which was then held closed with a bow of Early Espresso Satin Ribbon...

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The hardest part was figuring out how I might get it to Julie in the post and have it arrive in its original condition, which I managed with the helpful advice of our local Post Office guy ("The word fragile means nothing to Australia Post") and the aid of a box designed to send VCR tapes through the post (does anybody even own a VCR anymore?!)

I'm pleased to report that they arrived in pristine condition the following day and even more so that Julie loved them as I hoped she would :-)

I'm also pleased to let you know that I have created a little tutorial (featuring my current favourite Aviary stamp set!) on how you can make this set of cards and box for yourself.

I'll be back tomorrow to let you know how you can get your hands on it :-)

PS. Gals in my A Klass Act stampin' team, head on over to the team forum - I've uploaded the tutorial for you there ;-)

"Birthday Bakery Gift Card Set" Stamps: Birthday Bakery Paper: Regal Rose, Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Crumb Cake, various colours for watercolouring! Accessories: 1" CirclePunch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Mini Square Envelopes