Design Team Member Kim Hughes had fun creating a super cute kids birthday party set on pages 44 and 45. To create the 3-D pop up birthday cake card, Kim used a new die from Sizzix and her Big Shot die-cut machine. This card is so adorable, we asked Kim to show us how to re-create it.

Here is her tutorial: 

surprise! by Kim Hughes

I decided to use masculine colours so that this cake can be given to just about anyone for any occasion. This is a pop up card that has the ability to fold down, but I chose not to do that here.

1. Send patterned paper through your die cutting machine.

Note: *This die comes with an amazing tutorial, complete with step-by-step photos* 

2. Cut a card base to 4 1/2 x 4 1/2.

3. Follow directions that come with the cake die and cut 3 paper strips.

4. Attach center tower which will be the main piece holding up the cake layers.

5. There is a slit in all 3 tiers, simply push the tower through the slit and slide down until it reaches the level you need, open up the flaps to hold it securely in place. It forms a “wall” and a place for the next layer to stop at. Each die-cut piece is scored where you need to bend.

6. Continue with each layer.

7. Add sturdy adhesive to the sides.

8. Remove the tape backing and wrap the paper strips around each layer.

9. Adhere the candle to the top.

10. Use a decorative scalloped border punch to create “frosting” with white card stock. I adhered it with a liquid glue.

11. Complete the card with rub-on sentiment and paper strips to each side.

Personalize each cake with glitter and bling for a little girl, use little guy papers, or, add lace and pearls for a Grandma. The possibilities are truly endless. What a super fun card this would be to receive.

Thanks Kim!!!

Article by: Kim Hughes