Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Biggest Cricuteering Project Ever!

On Saturday morning, just hours before my sister's sweet 16 birthday party, I put the finishing touches on the LARGEST project I have ever completed using my Cricut... and by largest, I mean in size and time and supplies!  For weeks now, I've had the idea in my head to make my sister a paper cake for her party.  But there was no way I could have imagined how great it would turn out.  I owe part of the credit to my mom who unknowingly purchased a random clearance serving tray at Wal-mart at some point in the past that would transform my little paper cake from my original two layer design into a fabulous three tiered, ROTATING paper cake.  Yes, I said ROTATING!!!  When I asked my mom if she had a tier cake / appetizer server, she pulled this fantastic little gem out of storage... still brand new in the box!  You should have seen me jumping up and down, dancing in my scrap room after I plugged it in.  I was a little excited to say the least.  But I still had a LOT more work to go.  So after many hours working in my scrap room and  the living room... and even recruiting my DH to help, I put the finishing touches on the biggest cake I have ever made.

Without further ado, here it is... in all its glory... sitting on the table at my sister's party...

The monograms on the second tier spelled out SWEET using stars for spacers, and each piece on the bottom said 16.  Only 11 pieces would fit on each layer, but my sister was going to have 13 guests including herself.  So that is why there are two extra pieces of each layer sitting beside the cake.  I filled each piece with gummy treats (wrapped in plastic bags)... sour worms in the green pieces and sugar-y bears in the pink pieces.  YUM!

♥ Green and pink card stock from Recollections South Beach Value Pack
♥ Black and white card stock from my paper stash
♥ Cake pieces cut using Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More
♥ Monogram labels cut using Mini Monograms and Gypsy Font (I just LOVE being able to layer images to make "cut outs"!)
♥ Cake layers and cupcake wrapper box cut using Sweet Treats
     ~ embellished with pink and lime green Stickles
♥ 1/8" black and white satin ribbon from Offray
♥ Pink and green satin polka dot ribbon on connecting poles from The Robert Stanley Collection at Hobby Lobby
♥ Black and white polka dot ribbon on base from The Ribbon Boutique at Hobby Lobby
♥ Pink and green shreds from Hobby Lobby's Christmas collection

I am submitting this project to the following challenges:
♥ Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #38 Ribbon Challenge ~ use ribbon somewhere on your Cricut project
♥ Made by Momo: Tuesday Challenge ~ Make a Treat Box or Bag

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~



OH MY, that is something else! I absolutely love it! You did an amazing job! I am sure your sister loved it!! I was going to say you need to enter this in a challenge, but I see you have already done that! I hope you win!! Just great!

Theresa did such a great job. Love the bright pink and bright green together like that.


Wow! This is amazing! You did a fantastic job and I bet your sister was in AWE!!!


Wow this is fantastic!! I love the different tiers and the colors are perfect. I'm a follower now 8) cant wait to see more!!


Fantastic job on this love it!!


This is awesome!!! I'm sure your sister totally loved it! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!


Great project. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.


That's pretty amazing! You should win BOTH challenges for sure!
XO ~ Amy Jo


What a great project! Love the colors you used!

Luv Scrapping Together

What a festive cake! Great job! Thanks for joining in the fun at FCCB!

This and that

This is amazing! What a special cake for a sweet 16!


This is awesome! Looks great! Thanks so much for playing with us at FCCB

Lillian Child

ohmygoodness ... a rotating cake ... I want to come to THIS party!!


Amazing and gorgeous!! And the perfect color combo. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week:)

Mari AKA Momo

Soooo awesome!!!! Love the colors and the details is amazing! Thank for joining in! XOXO Momo


I am speechless! This is just so cool - love the design and the colors! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

Staying Crafty

This is absolutely fantastic! :)


Wow! This is just great! Very impressed over here! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

Ladybug Designs

What a fun project. Great job and thanks for joining us at FCCB

the cricutologist

I am going to make one of these soon! You did a great job! Love the colors!!!


Wow this is amazing. Fantastic colors as well. Love it. Great job.
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Wow! Very creative! Love the colors.


Super cute! Very creative cake! Love the colors - you did a fabulous job! TFS

Roberta: Mother of 3

What a beautiful creation! This is such an amazing accomplishment!! Roberta @ The Papercrafting League

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