Saturday, November 14, 2009

Golfer's Birthday Cake

Finally got the chance to put my Sizzix Pop-up Cake die to use! Though I purchased this die earlier this year, I wanted to wait for a couple very special birthdays (for dh & dd) to use it for the first time.

So this was my very first try at the Pop-up Cake, made especially for dh's birthday with a golf theme, of course. Couldn't think of many creative or exciting ways to decorate a "golf cake" other than to top it off with a golf ball and I tried to liven my card up a bit by adding a Darcie Hunter golf bear cut with SCAL and Cricut. I used a sizzlit die for the Happy Birthday sentiment on the front of the cake and a nestabilities scallop circle die for the base for the cake.

One of the biggest challenges for me with this card was thinking of a way to keep it closed. The cake inside the card was pretty bulky, and because I was afraid the cake would not pop open correctly, I was hesitant to flatten it completely in the closed position.

By using a golf ball and tee (cut smaller than the one on the top of the cake) as a stop, I was able to tuck the front of the card behind it to keep the card closed, even though it still bulged quite a bit!


Cyndi said...

very creative card!

Anonymous said...

So nice meeting you today Eunice! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!


Kelly said...

OMG...OMG...OMG...This is adorable! So VERY creative! I'm sure that your husband will love it, even if he can't be out on the golf course. Happy birthday to him!

Joy said...

very cute card! love the cake in the middle! this is so sweet! it reminds me of daddy. he loved golf and I know he's having many hole in one days up in heaven! TFS and have a wonderful Monday!

Anonymous said...

Such a fun card! The golf tee and ball as the cake topper is just the right touch.

PJ (Jessie Adams)

Jodi said...

This is a very creative card! Love the way you used the cake too!
Love the golf ball.
Jodi =)

Denise said...

OMGosh, this is fabulous!! Love it.