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Friday, April 15, 2011

Is This Spectacular or What? (heavy Pictures)

*** Two posts today- check out the blog hop and giveaway today*** 
Wedding season is a time when love is in the air- May I share some inspiration with you?

I have to say I think this turned out so Well -hope you like.
Creative Cuts and More has the most spectacular die cuts and the Cake Slice Box Set- Two Tier is one of my favorite to use.
I love the dies from Terry because they are perfectly cut and always the highest quality. I get to choose from hundreds of paper colors and weights or materials.
 I see patterns on-line that can be cut out by myself but so not worth a poor quality product for something I want to last and look spectacular.

This Cake Slice Box Set- Two Tier cake  (die cuts)was actually made for Terry in opalescent white metallic  and I used Amethyst accessories.

Here is the basic supplies I started with to create this wonderful cake.

Let me share some steps to construct one of your own
You may also contact Terry at Creative Cuts and More to purchase the supplies and have me construct and decorate for you in your choice of colors.

I chose to use a cardboard cake form as a base. Killer red Tacky tape works best for this cake because I used metallic papers and I wanted it to stay together.I personally like to use a bone folder to make all the folds crisp, but it isn't necessary if you choose not to use one
White tissue paper works well to stuff the inside to help keep the form of each slice and not add weight to the cake.

 Wanted to share a close up of the tape areas to help keep the slices together forever.

The larger size slices get placed on the bottom first and placed closely together to give the top layer the support it will need after fully decorated.
 This is a quick view of the two tiers together undecorated.
 These are the supplies used to decorate and assemble the Dress and Tuxedo Box Set.

 The Dress & Tuxedo set come as a separate set and the suit, dress, shirt and tie can be made in any color choice you would like.
Each of these pieces can also be purchased separately.
I used Tulle that was dotted to accent the dress- sort of a thin liner so the pearl  shine on the dress shows through.

 Decorating the Two Tier Cake is the best part of this process. I started with the teardrop pearl and braided trim around the middle of each layer.
The bride and groom were added to the middle of the top of the cake at a slight angle to make room for decorations.
I was lucky to find these beautiful open flowers in a Amethyst shade to match the grooms shirt and tie.
I even added a small flower to the lapel and around the waist of the bridal dress

I had to add a couple butterflies to this Spring like two tier cake.
Many of these items can be purchased individually  if you would like to check them out.

Cake Slice Box - XL

Cake Slice Box - Large

Cake Slice Box Set-Two Tier

Please let me know what you think- I am always excited to hear if you like what I have shared or not.
Please pop over and visit Creative Cuts and More and let Terry know I sent you.

If you use my code CC&M11DawnLoth you will get a 10% discount.

I would like to enter the following:
Polka Doodles- Wedding Inspired
Pals Paper Arts- flowers


  1. WOW, i have scrolled up and down a few times now and still think i might have missed some, it is truly STUNNING !! WOW again!!
    lotsa luv


    How talented and creative you are, you totally rocked this and it looks marvellous, would outdo the wedding cake I would imagine!

    Way to go Dawnie!!!

  3. Wow! What a stunning project! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  4. Dawn, this is gorgeous! What a lot of work - wowzers!!! Must have taken you forever!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us :)

  5. oh good golly! this is.... i am speechless!!! wow, wow and wow 100 more xs! wow!

    i can't back away from the computer... i'm working on my images. i'm gonna NOW be giving 1 b&w image, 1 colored image and 1 sentiment so being as ANAL as i am, EVERYTHING has to be uniform. i'm ALMOST done. should get today - yay - and i want to go to MICHAELS tomorrow.

    did i tell you i signed on to stichy bears store? haven't done anything yet but get the info. just what i need... another outlet! oy vey!

    hugs :)

  6. Wow! This so pretty and looks like something from the Hallmark Store! Very pretty, you are so talented!

  7. WOWIE!! What an awesome cake slice box!

  8. Hi, I found you at the Show and Tell linky party, and I "followed" your blog. The "slice of cake" cake is amazing - you are very talented, and your blog is full of fun crafty things!

  9. Wowsa! That is stunning!

  10. Wow! Gorgeous work!! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles!

    Saskia :)

  11. You did a goregeous job on this 'cake' very very pretty.

  12. WOW!! So creative! Thank you for the tutorial. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  13. Wow, this is gorgeous, i love it! :D You did such a beautiful job. What a cute idea! :)

  14. All I can say is WOW! It is beautiful Dawn!

  15. Fabulous project! glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good luck! Colette xx

  16. Wow, this is absolutely beautiful. So much detail, I love it. Thanks for joining in with our wedding challenge at Polkadoodles,

  17. A very beautiful project. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge


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