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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Valentine Creative Cuts- Die Cut Diva- Love Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! 
Welcome to Creative Cuts and More- Die Cut Diva team blog hop.The Hop starts at 7:00AM central so all the links might not be working yet.
Hopefully you arrived here from Dawn Lusks Blog, I am so thrilled she has joined our team- such talent she has. 
If for some reason one of the links is broken along the Hop do not worry, HOP back over to Die Cut Diva Blog where the complete line-up list will be.

Well I am sharing a tutorial today- I have made a decorated cake as a gift for my future daughter-in-law.
I started with a great Cake Slice Box Set-Two Tier.   and Dress & Tuxedo Box Set.

Now I know I could have cut or made my own patterns- BUT please!!!

There is nothing better then having each piece perfectly cut and scored. No guess work was needed to make sure it all was the same.
Terry has great quality papers and I can customize colors and textures.
When I told Terry I wanted to make a gift for my DIL she mentioned this great idea- and told me to choose my colors. Do you know you have two color choices you can make out of dozens of colors and paper textures to make this cake design?
I really thought about making it with the brides color choices- red and white base- but went with Lily White for all the pieces.
I am going to share a few steps along the way making this beauty- if you aren't interested in the steps, you can scroll down to the bottom to find the next link to continue on the blog hop.
 I found a cake platter and doily to use along with the package I received from Creative Cuts and More.

 This is what the cake slices look like flat-I also showed how I refolded all the score lines before I started assembling. I also used my ATG gun as an added way to put together. I did also use some
Killer White Tear-able Tacky Tape - 1/4" to all the flaps.

*** Let me add that both are not needed only one, I used both since this finished cake had to be wrapped and sent 1600 miles and I wanted to make sure it held together through everything***

Here is a couple views of the cake slices assembled- I used the Atg tape in between to hold the slices together.

 Tissue paper was used inside each cake slice to help hold the shape- again this isn't necessary but I knew I was adding a lot on the top in weight and then sending in the mail.
 Here I wanted to show you how I once again pre-folded the score lines before assembling.

Assembling the tuxedo went together very quickly- just a little tape to hold the shirt in place.
I folded the lapels and taped them down to hold in place.

Now the brides dress was customized by me to match my future DIL's dress- used some white tissue paper and white tulle to make.
Here is a finished view of the extra ones that were added to the package (I did make two sets ).
On this brides dress you can see the folds and pearls.
I added a flower and leaves for the grooms corsage.

I have included a few extra views of this finished project.Ribbon, pearl bead trims, tulle, and small red paper flowers are from Hobby Lobby I also purchased the Prima flowers from Hobby Lobby.

So glad you have popped in to visit today, I so enjoyed sharing this special gift with all of you.Now don't waste any time following my talented team members in our Die Cut Diva blog hop- you are heading over to the talented Darsie's -Crafting With Darsie  blog-she will have some wonderful ideas to share with you.
If you would like to make a purchase from Creative Cuts and More- you will get a discount if you use my code-
CC&M10DawnLoth     for 10% discount.

I would like to share this cake to a few challenges this week :
My Time To Craft Challenge-spots and dots
PaperTake Weekly Challenge-Ribbons & Pearls
Bunny Zoe's Crafts- Love Is In The Air
Cupcake Craft Challenges- Weddings
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge blog- black& White +1 (I THOUGHT I WAS OK ON THIS ONE) (MAYBE NOT)
Lexi's Creations-Say it with Love
Gingerloft Challenge- Celebrations
Pile It On Challenge- Anything Goes
Wee Memories- Ribbon
Creative Inspirations Challenge- Celebrate
Creatalicious Challenge-Ribbon& Love


  1. как красиво!!! фантастика!!! Спасибо за мастер класс!!!!

  2. That is so pretty! I love your toppers!

  3. OH WOW Dawn!!! This is so totally Awesome big capital A!!!

    HOW COOL would these be to make centrepeices!!!

    You did amazing, I can't gush enough, totally hiring you if I get married for the decorations! hehee!


  4. WOWZERS Dawn! What an amazing project!!! Just Beautiful!

  5. OMGoodness Dawn!! how awesome is this and so special for your future DIL... wow!

  6. WOW - absolutely FABULOUS! What new bride wouldn't ADORE having this at her shower or wedding? Great project!

  7. Great 'cake'! I love making 'pieces of cake' but have never done a whole one - its gorgeous. Thanks for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week again and hope to see you next time. Jill

  8. OH MY GOODNESS!!! Dawn, this is wonderful! I am SO going shopping at CC and More!!! Absolutely stunning, my friend! Love it!

  9. DANG! That is one pretty cake! Did your DIL LOVE it? How sweet of you to make it! It's awesome!!

  10. Very pretty Dawn! I love these little cake boxes! so easy-peasy!

  11. OMG!!!! this is AWESOME!! what a fantastic job you have done! I am gob smacked! its brilliant! way to go! hugs Samantha :0)

  12. omg! i wish i was getting married - again - lol. holy crap dawn! can you NOT do anything? this is absolutely beyond words! wow! you keep surprising me!

    enjoy your "spa" day.... gorgeous!!!!

    hugs :)

  13. WOW! What a great creation! Really looks amazing!!

  14. Wow, so much work. Outstanding.

  15. Wow Dawn - this is amazing! What a sweet project for your DIL :)

  16. Beautiful work, I love all hte detail. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  17. Ohhhh MERCY girl!!! This is AMAZING!!! WOW! BEAUTIFUL WORK, Dawn.

  18. Holy cow!! This is spectacular!!
    Amazing job!
    Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

  19. OMG Dawn this is gorgeous! Just love all of the "love" you put into it. All those special little details are amazing!!!

  20. Wowwwww this is absolutely stunning gosh a real beautiful creation thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations.
    Lorraine x

  21. Dawn... OH my Word... this is SPECTACULAR!!! What a stunning creation!! All of your details are amazing!! Love, love, love this one!
    Barb :)

  22. WOW!!! This is one ahhh-mazing project!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Wee Memories!

  23. Wow! This is so amazing!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Wee Memories :)

  24. Dawn, The cake turned out just beautiful! I have never seen anything like it:) I bet your future daughter in-law and guests just loved it!!!

  25. That is the most beautifully decorated cake I have ever seen. Beautiful & loving job.

  26. OMG! This is totally amazing! Just stunning, amazing details!

  27. Oh, how pretty! So much work!!

  28. Dawn, Wow! This is so beautiful! My fav is the brides dress!!!! Kim

  29. Absolutely georgeous!!!

    Debbie B

  30. OMG! This is amazing Dawn! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  31. Totally awesome. It looks so realistic. Any bride would love this as a centerpiece. TFS!

  32. My goodness, this is amazing! Look at all the details. Great work! Thank you for playing with us at Wee Memories!

  33. Amazing creation, Dawn! This is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challeenges and good luck! Delphine xx

  34. Oh, my gracious! This is truly amazing! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Wee Memories!

  35. Wow Dawn! This is a stunning project! Ever detail is PERFECT!!Thanks for sharing your talents and playing along with PIO this week! We hope you will be back next week!

  36. Absolutely stunning. Nothing more can be said. Thanks for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges. :) Gale

  37. Wow! This is awesome!! What a gorgeous piece of creative craft..So much work has gone into it!
    Thanks so much for joining us at GL Challenges! Hope to see more of your work in the future :)
    Lynn xx

  38. This is such a great idea! I love it! My brother is shopping engagement rings so I will keep it in mind! Would be so cool for a shower with some candy as the gift inside!

  39. Just a heads up that you were picked as top 3 and a GDT spot for our next challenge over at Gingerloft:)

  40. Wow, Wow, Wow! What a great gift idea and you have done a magnificent job! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!


  41. wow what a great project - love it - thanks for joining in the MTTC challenge this week x

  42. Wow! What a stunning celebration cake, love the colours and design. Thank you for the great tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you next time. Hugs Christine x

  43. My goodness - how lovely is that cake! Thanks so much for sharing it and for joining in with our Celebrations challenge at Creative Inspirations.
    Jenni x

  44. This is just beautiful. You did a fantastic job on this! Love it!!!

  45. Oh my goodness Dawn, this is one beautiful project. I am stunned with admiration. Thank you for joining in our Celebrations at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Suzi x

  46. WOW this is SPECTACULAR and detailed to perfection!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
    Hugs xx


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