Monday, May 17, 2010

Friends of WMS May Blog Waltz!

Welcome to the May Friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz. The theme this month is Birthdays since May is the 1 year 'birthday' of Waltzingmouse Stamps!! Check out all the fun over at the WMS Forum in the Play Room where you'll find everyone that is participating in the waltz.

I just love Claire's WMS piece of cake template and I wanted to try and make a masculine slice this time. (see my other cakes here) I found some great textured Bazzill card stock at Michaels - the dark brown 'frosting' has swirls in it and the tan 'cake' has embossed circles. Then I just added brown buttons like chocolate chips or M&M's on the frosting!

Of course - I had to make a masculine style card to go along with the birthday cake! So I started by using the same papers and buttons. The dotted circle is from Faux Fun Circles, the sentiment is from Free Spirit Sentiments and the 'wave' is from Free Spirit - Boy. I used Mercy's Tuesday sketch for my card design.

For the inside of my card - I adhered two panels of the dotted Bazzill on either side of this great Irish Proverb from Words of Wisdom!
I lined my cake with Claire's Digitial Paper - Celtic Squares.

Remember to count how many teacups I have 'hidden' on my card picture above - tally up all the tea cups on the Design Team posts and post your total in the Playroom of the WMS Forum - one person with the correct answer will win a stamp set of their choice. And one random winner will be chosen from all participants in the Waltz!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Faux Fun Circles, Free Spirit Sentiments, Free Spirit - Boy, Words of Wisdom:
Paper: Bazzill Basics - embossed swirl & embossed dots, Vintage Cream - PTI, Digital DP Celtic Squares - Waltzingmouse.
Ink: Dark Chocolate - PTI
Accessories: Glue dots, foam dimensionals, vintage buttons - PTI, Circle Nestabilities, cake template - Waltzingmouse Stamps.

54 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! that cake looks good enough to eat! well, at least the "filling" does - lol! and your card is totally fabulous! wow!

Nancy said...

YUM! I absolutely love your masculine frosting!!

Angela Mclean said...

Oh WOW... what super Fathers Day ideas here! The Bazill makes such a crisp box - I'll make sure I get some of this to make mine... the buttons add just the right touch. I've been thinking what to do with the free spirit "candy cane" stamp thingy.... this answers that q!!!
Hugs
Angela xxx.

Lee said...

Your card and "cake" are both yummy.LOL. I am always so inspired by you. TFS.

Belinda said...

Oh your cake with the embossed swirl and buttons look so yummy!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a great use of buttons! Fabulous masculine set, Julia!

Velta said...

Another WOW impression Julia!!! Great for a masculine gift set...I have been eyeing this template ever since I saw your first 2 pieces of cake...gonna have to get it! I have really gotten into the gift set thingy...and this makes for a perfect Father's Day gift...only, I want the chocolates :)

Karolyn Loncon said...

Outstanding! I love how the buttons look like chocolate chips, and what a clever idea to line the inside with DP. And you've included my favorite chocolates - yummmm!

Latisha said...

This set is so awesome!! I love how you added buttons on top, so creative!

Lynne Phelps said...

Any man would be happy to get this! What a wonderful birthday ensemble.

Genevieve said...

Brilliant Julia, the cake looks good enough to eat ;)

Bonnie said...

Yummo Julia!! Moxie Fab just had a post today about textured cardstock - beautiful chocolate "icing!"!! Your card is fabulous too!

Karin said...

I love the button embellishments on your slice! So cute :)

Ruth M said...

Love your masculine birthday set, the cake slice looks good enough to eat! I really like how you did the inside of the card too!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a great "MAN" cake....one that any guy would just adore. Awesome creativity!

Carly said...

Oh I love this! Everything about it is just perfect!!

Heather said...

We can never have too many ideas for our fellas and this one is great! Love the chocolate theme, too-lol.

LaurieJ said...

The cake is fantastic - I LOVE the swirled "frosting"! And your masculine card has all the right touches.

Nadine said...

LOVE it!! Another great example of a masculine project to inspire me! I really like the swirls on top of your cake, that's the perfect finishing touch!

Laurie Marmon said...

A great guy set! Love the swirls as frosting with the buttons!

Melissa said...

This is a perfect masculine card and gift! Love the embossing and the buttons!

Kathryn B said...

What a perfect gift set for a guy! The cake looks good enough to eat! Love all the chocolate colors...the swirls and buttons are such perfect details!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a great set! I love it!

Joanne Travis said...

You are so clever and creative!! I love these projects.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Adorable project, love that yummy cake piece:)!

Meredith said...

I love love LOVE your cake, and might steal that idea (the buttons as candy)... I think it's a great idea for something masculine!

Heather J. said...

Great job with the card - I like it when you show the versatility of the sets!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Your piece of cake looks yummy, and so does your card. A great masculine project. Thanks for the inspiration.

Donna said...

ooh, what a yummy slice of cake & great masculine card!

Pauline said...

Wonderful masculine set, Pauline x

Claire Brennan said...

LOL, love the man cake and card!! very neat Julia, and I love the chocolate buttons!!! Thank you!!

carole said...

Very good idea... the buttons on the cake..... great !

IamDerby said...

Looks good enough to eat!

Ann said...

Gosh this is such an elegant project! The cake definitely looks good enough to eat!

Crystal said...

Julia WOW I always love your sets girl, I LOVE how you used those buttons totally looks like choc on top!!! Fantastic sweetie!

Rachel Webber said...

Wow, love the chocolatey colours! Mmmm I'm hungry now!

Janelle said...

Oh dear! You do realize I only have 4 days until my daughter's birthday and I really don't have time to be making up party favors like this, LOL....but OMW this is my favorite kind of cake. What a yummy set.

Nancy said...

Love the cake with the buttons and your card. Masculine things to make do not come easy to me.

Joanne Gilch said...

What a slice of creativity! I think those buttons look just like dark chocolate marbled with white chocolate and poured into those button molds. MMM, good enough to eat!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a wonderful masculine take on that template! Love those chocolate chip buttons! :-) Great job, Julia!!

Mary I said...

Love the swirled embossing in the "frosting". It does look good enough to eat.

Janet said...

That's great! I like the brown color--and the cuttlebug folder. It looks great.

Sharli said...

Awesome project Julia!! I love the piece of cake (those buttons are perfect!) and the card is outstanding. Nice!

Charmaine Stack said...

Great low calorie chocolate fix! And I really like the sentiment inside the card with the border of paper on either side.

Peggy said...

Gorgeous masculine project! Love the cake slices you do and this one with the buttons is perfect for a guy!

Bev J. said...

Neatest box project I have seen in awhile. Looks so real and Yummy!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Yum-yum! Looks good to eat! Love the matching card! :o)

AMIT said...

Wow the cake seems to be yummy.

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anya said...

Love your ensemble Julia! The cake looks delish, and I love your card. We must have been on the same wavelength with the sketch!! :)

Helen said...

Julia, this is just totally YUMMY!! Wow, it's a fantastic project and what an excellent idea for a man's birthday - it works sooo well!! Love those chocolate chip buttons & the card is perfect. Thanks for your sweet comments about my card too x x

Katie Renz said...

A great manly combo!

Kelly S. said...

That cakes is just a slice of chocolate HEAVEN! Love how you decorated it with the buttons, and the card is way cool...perfect for any guy! Beautiful as always, Julia!

Betty Wright said...

Julia, this is just wonderful! Love the use of the buttons and the decadent candy chocolate choice inside! Hee! Fabulous card and gift set!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Funky card, and the cake in chocolate is a winner too, great job!