Its Uncle Bob’s Birthday

And this is my card that I made for him.  Hope it made it there safely.  If you follow me on twitter you may have noticed that I was playing with this die the other day.  I finished it last night and mailed it!  

Not bad I might say for my 1st pop up.  My cake sorta “fell” when I smushed the card to close it.  I think I had too many card stock layers.  I did manage to stuff it in an envelope and mail it but it was a bit thick.  BUT SOOOOOO MUCH FUN!!!

I am playing with some other designs- should be fun to see them.  

Some of my thoughts on the die:  Positives:  very easy to use.  very easy and relatively quick to assemble.  major wow effect, major creative options.  

Negatives- Keep in mind this was my 1st card ….it did not close all the way but my cake was designed in a lot of thick card stock.  it was hard to stand it up for the picture.   my cake looked really good, even after closing the card,  but the inside layers on the cake were a little low.  other than that I really liked it.  

verdict- FUN!!! I will for sure make More to perfect it!

All supplies are Stampin Up!

Stamps:  Voila, on your birthday

Paper: Rainbow sherbet, turquoise, apricot appeal, green galore

Ink:  matching

Accessories:  scallop edge punch, 1-3/4 inch circle punch (cake top), pop up birthday card die, ribbon

Cookbook gifts

Last month I did a Books For the Cook class by mail. Lots of the Ladies said surprise me with the designer paper included in the Kit. I fell in love with a few of the color combos– so I made a few extra books with my Bind-it-all and thought I would share. This was an alternate Version of the Summer picnic paper:

and a Berry Bliss version

and a Jersey Shore version to share: