Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday and a giveaway!

Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday and a giveaway!

Hello my friends, and thank you for inviting me to share on Stampin’ Up! Saturday! Today I have some really fun projects for you, all using the Cutie Pie Thinlits and the Big Shot.


This die makes the most adorable pieces of cake. You could make just one, or several! These three cute pieces were made by the Concept Artists at the Stampin’ Up! Home Office. They are seriously sweet! 


The triangle shape of this thinlit sent my creative mind into overdrive as I thought of the many different triangle items I could make. I finally settled on three projects that I’m very excited to share with you.

First up, the triangle shape of this thinlit is absolutely perfect for party hat favour. Can you imagine how thrilled your birthday party guests would be to receive this filled with treats as their take away?


To create the hat I used the bold and beautiful It’s My Party Designer Series Paper, paired with the Party With Cake stamp set, and of course the Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine and Cherry On Top Cotton Paper make the perfect coordinating embellishments.

Once I’d made the party hat, I was in the party mood! Next up, I was ready to play with this die to create some wedding decor and favours. Living so close to the Rocky Mountains, I have been invited to several mountain weddings, so with the mountain reception decor in mind I created these very modern and chic snowcapped paper mountains.


Just a few extra snips with my scissors and some additional scoring, and I was able to create little mini mountains to accompany the full size one.

And what’s some diy wedding decor without some diy wedding favours? I simply added a tag to the largest mountain to create glammed up mountain favour box.


The Going Global stamp set and Going Places Designer Series Paper are the touch to a mountain theme wedding.

After creating the mountains, I was thinking big! I wanted a bold statement piece that could be used at several different parties, that’s when this diamond was born!


Using five die cuts that I altered with my paper snips and trimmer, I glued them all together to create a cardstock base, and then went to work adding the most blingy of fringe! Doesn’t the Silver Glimmer Paper make this hanging diamond a showstopper?!

So whether you have a fun birthday party with friends, a modern and chic mountain wedding, or the blingiest bashes planned, I hope you’ll remember that the Cutie Pie Thinlits really are so much more than just a piece of cake! It’s an absolute honour to be asked to showcase my creativity on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog. Thank you so much for having me!" - Allison Okamitsu

Thank you Allison for sharing the versatility of these amazing thinlit dies! As always our very sweet and generous friends at Stampin' Up! would love to share the dies that Allison used with one lucky winner! For an opportunity to win, be sure to leave a comment below by April 30th!!! Now let's see who won the Botanical Blooms prize package from March!

Botanical Blooms 2
 And the winner is….

Stampin Up products are always fun and of high quality and these stamps and dies are so versatile. Love that they included a feather and vine in with the flowers for even more fun! Thanks for the chance to win and congrats to last month's winner. Posted by: karenladd | March 14, 2016 at 05:10 PM

Congratulations Karen! Please send us an email at with your mailing information and we'll send that right off to American Crafts!

Thank you to our friends at Stampin' Up! and to Allison for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check out (enabler alert!!!) the latest Stampin' Up! catalogue too!

~  Catherine


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  1. Laura Gauthier Turcotte April 9, 2016 at 9:54 am

    wow—the possibilities are endless this set!!! Stampin’ Up products are amazingly fun! love the designs! thank you for the wonderful chance!

  2. lisa808 April 9, 2016 at 10:03 am

    The cake slices look good enough to eat!

  3. Linda Rizzo April 9, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Your imagination is your limit with Stampin Up dies and supplies. I love the mountains! Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. MichelleB April 9, 2016 at 10:05 am

    I love the “out of the box” inspiration! Great ideas to showcase the different ways to use the dies for those of us who have someone limited imaginations sometimes. Love the mountains!

  5. SusanDR April 9, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Those dies are so much fun! I love the “thinking outside the box” to come up with additional ways to use the dies. Stampin’ Up is just awesome, and thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Wendy April 9, 2016 at 10:14 am

    That is very cute. Love Stampi. Up

  7. Debbi Vasel April 9, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Great die set. You have shown me so many uses for one set.
    Love the versatility and those mountains.

  8. C. D. April 9, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Never would have thought to use these dies in so many creative ways. Love Stampin’ Up.

  9. barb macaskill April 9, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Cool beans!! When I saw you “mountains” I thought of candy corn! Great set with tons of possibilities~ I really love your diamond! Shine on!!

  10. Margaret R April 9, 2016 at 10:45 am

    I just love all of the creative ways you’ve used the die set – it’s an inspiration to “think outside the … triangle!”

  11. Dolly April 9, 2016 at 10:48 am

    LOVE the variations! TFS so fun 😀

  12. Paige Stirling Fox April 9, 2016 at 10:49 am

    How fun! Stampin’ Up makes great products.

  13. Mary Holshouser April 9, 2016 at 10:51 am

    The little boxes are a fun idea.
    Love the dies.
    thanks for sharing.

  14. MaryAnn April 9, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Love the new box shapes. And your samples.m

  15. Cheryl Hicks April 9, 2016 at 11:05 am

    What amazing ideas for the cutie pie package!! I never thought to stand it up on its end, or the way you turned it into the diamond ornament–how creative!!! Thanks a million for sharing!

  16. Denise C. April 9, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I love the 3-d birthday cake!!! So pretty!

  17. Denise Bryant April 9, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Awesome ideas for this set of dies! Love the cake slices! What a fun presentation for a gift!

  18. theCook April 9, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Lovely cake pieces!

  19. Lynn Ekstrom April 9, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Love these dies from Stampin’ Up! They remind me of candy corn, so naturally, I need these by Halloween, lol. Thanks for the chance to win them.

  20. Tona April 9, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Ooh, I love these dies! I could have a lot of fun with these. Thanks for the chance.

  21. Lynn Gauthier April 9, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    You’re projects are amazing Allison! Would LOVE to give these a try!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

  22. jennifer reynard April 9, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Oh my gosh, love how the cake turns into a party hat, mountain favours,and diamond bling! Smashing projects Allison O.!!

  23. Brandi R April 9, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Fun and creative projects! Love love love ♥

  24. Elise S. April 9, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    What a fun, versatile set! Thanks for all the ideas and a chance to win!

  25. Shelly K April 9, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE…would love to win! Want to make those cake pieces into mini pinatas…so many options for fun!
    Thanks Allison!

  26. Sue D April 9, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Wonderful variety of projects with these dies.

  27. Nancy Roth April 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I have been looking for something like this to use for favors and lots of things. Would love to win it. Thank you for sharing your ideas as well as the chance to win this wonderful package.

  28. Taunya Butler April 9, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    I really love how clever and unique Stampin’ Up! products are!! Love their dies and how cleanly they cut! Awesome projects in this post!! Thanks for the chance to win some great stuff!!

  29. Alison C April 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I am a die aholic! These projects show just how versatile the Stampin Up die set is. I am awed by the creativity from the one die set. I would love to win this awesome Stampin Up die set. Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. Stacie D April 9, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    So creative! I’d love to put these to use for fun coworker treats! Thanks for the great ideas!

  31. Janice B April 9, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Very cute. And as always, many great ideas. Thanks Stampin’ Up.

  32. Cheryl Schuessler April 9, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Stampin Up is a wonderful company and one of my favorite sources for scrapbooking and card making supplies. I have only recently purchased a Big Shot and really need more dies for it. Thanks for the chance to win some!

  33. Theresa April 9, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Oh…I just love all the projects with this SU die set! I would not have imagined all the fun stuff!!

  34. Marie April 9, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    You really know how to inspire crafters using the Stampin’ Up dies! I loved the mountain treat favours!

  35. Liz Lumsden April 9, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Thanks for showing us an out of the box way to use this die! Love it!

  36. Indy April 9, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Oh wow! I LOVE this box! Great ideas in how to use it! Thanks for the chance!!

  37. Anastasia M. April 9, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    These cake boxes are so yummy)

  38. Joyce April 9, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Very fun! And yes the dies are awesome!

  39. Lynne in NI April 9, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Oh wow, those cake pieced look good enough to eat! FAB projects 🙂

  40. Dawn Skene April 9, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Such great inspiration! Would love to win the Cutie Pie Thinlets set!

  41. P. T April 9, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Love the versatility of these “cake slices”…would really love to win this great product!

  42. diana April 9, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Fun and creative projects! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration! 😉

  43. Chris Cros April 9, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    You have the best giveaways!! Thanks for sharing!!

  44. Fay Jeffcoate April 9, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Thank you to Stampin’Up for you generous donation for this giveaway! The die set is awesome and would make some fun things for my grandchildren, and the kids at work!

  45. Mai April 9, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    What creative ideas and cute projects, thanks for the chance!

  46. Memoriesbymanda April 9, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Wow the sparkling diamond looks amazing. I love seeing the Stampin’ Up! Showcase. Always great products and ideas.

  47. Donna Sue April 9, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    The cakes are adorable!!

  48. Tami B April 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    This is one of the cutest sets I’ve seen lately. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  49. Agnes April 9, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    These are darling. This is high-quality creativity. I can’t decide which one is my favorite. They are all fantastic!

  50. Misty Murphy April 9, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Nice to see the versatility of this die set. It is one I’ve passed over and now I’ll have to give it a second look. Or perhaps I will just won one 🙂

  51. Janet Sisk April 9, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    What a great prize! Thanks for the chance to win. 😀

  52. Lisa's creative niche April 9, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Wow! These are so bright and fun!!!

  53. Kelly Massman April 9, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    would love to win–so much fun! thanks!

  54. Glennis F April 9, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I often wondered how those cake boxes were made. What a great prize

  55. JoAnn H April 9, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Love this set and samples. Thanks Stampin Up

  56. Donna Rinckel April 9, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    What a fun way to give birthday favors and it looks much more versatile. Love her examples. Thanks for the chance!

  57. Karen Lingel April 9, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Would love to win this prize — cake or pie slices can be used for EVERYTHING. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  58. Sandi B April 9, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Love all of these dies from Stampin’ Up . Thanks for the chance to win.

  59. Dorina D April 9, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    WOW! Love all the different projects from one die set. The diamond and party hats are adorable. Great idea. Congrats to the winner of last week’s giveaway. What a fun set.

  60. Linda T April 9, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Love those sweet cake boxes. To sweet, as is the hat. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

  61. TracyM #6773 April 10, 2016 at 12:12 am

    WOW – EXCITING dies and projects!!!
    What FUN it would be to make these as party favours all year long 🙂

  62. Nina Oelke April 10, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Amazing projects Allison. And the cake is just the kind I am allowed to eat lol. I love Stampin’ Up. Although I have not purchased any of their thinlit dies, I know I would love them. I have a big shot just aching to try some 🙂

  63. Lee April 10, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Fabulous set! thanks!!

  64. Manda April 10, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Wow! What fun ways to use this die set! Really love the snowy mountains!

  65. Birgit April 10, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Oh my goodness, that cake box is the cutest ever! Thanks for the chance to win.

  66. Gabriella April 10, 2016 at 7:58 am

    What a great collection of ideas

  67. Marilyn April 10, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Such a great set and thank you for offering this wonderful giveaway!

  68. Judy April 10, 2016 at 9:17 am

    What cute and wonderful ideas! Such creative minds at work!

  69. Becca Yahrling April 10, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Oh how fun! So many possibilities. You could make the cake pieces as keepsake place cards, a gift box, a banner – just name it! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win!

  70. Eveline van Heijst April 10, 2016 at 9:53 am

    What a fun projects! The party hat is my favorite.

  71. Leanne S April 10, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Such fun dies!!

  72. Rosali April 10, 2016 at 10:39 am

    LOVE this die by Stampin Up! It’s so unique and thanks so much for sharing these ideas on how to use it in different ways!! Great inspiration!

  73. Denise Turner April 10, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Wonderful dies!

  74. Kate B April 10, 2016 at 11:56 am

    What a great set of dies! I don’t have anything like these and can think of some great ways to use them! I also live close to the Rockies, so your mountains made me smile!

  75. Carla Hundley April 10, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    How fun this cake
    die is. Then to
    make it into the
    mountains is neat.
    But I love that
    diamond! Super
    cool and gorgeous.
    Carla from Utah

  76. Jane Z. April 10, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Fabulous Stampin’ Up thinlits die! The possibilities with them look endless! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful and inspiring ideas…off to put this set on my wishlist! 🙂

  77. LC April 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I look forward each month to the Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday post! This feature always showcases something wonderful! It’s fun to see products being stretched and used in incredibly creative ways. I’ve had the Cutie Pie dies on my wish list since I first saw this set. They create the perfect addition to any special celebration. Thanks Stampin’ Up and SCT for this great monthly feature, and the opportunity to win such a generous giveaway!

  78. Becky Miller April 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks for some great inspiration.

  79. Dana April 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Fabulously creative projects created with this die set!

  80. Kymberly Buchanan April 10, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    I just love dimension! Those cake slices would look great as decorations at my daughter’s 9th birthday in October! Thank you for the chance to win this! Happy weekend!

  81. shartl April 10, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    What a variety of fun projects you can make with this fun die set! Thanks for the chance to win and all the tips and hints. My two little girls would love party favors made with this great giveaway!

  82. Maya April 10, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Wow! Cake slices that I won’t gain a pound!!! Thank you SCT and SU for the opportunity!!

  83. Adaline Banks April 10, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Congratulations Karen!!!! This craft is crazy cute :))))))

  84. Susanne April 10, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Oh, how cool is that versatile set. Would love to win – thanks for the chance.

  85. Helen Gullett April 10, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Wow!!! Fabulous products from SU! All the projects are Amazing!

  86. Amy Cooley April 10, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I just love this cake die and all the project possibilities! They would make the cutest party favors!

  87. D.Ann C April 10, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    What great projects!! Love the many uses for these!

  88. stampnk April 11, 2016 at 2:33 am

    This die set is so fun and the favor boxes are adorable! Love how creative the DT is and would love to win.

  89. Janice April 11, 2016 at 6:55 am

    What a cool die – and you’ve given so many fun ways to use the die set. Thanks SCT and Stampin’ Up!

  90. Gail L. April 11, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Great projects! Love the die!!

  91. Lisa Edie April 11, 2016 at 9:37 am

    I love baking and paper crafting. These framelits are the perfect combination of the two!

  92. Dollie April 11, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Love these! The cake pieces look perfect for an alternative to the traditional grab bags at birthday parties 🙂

  93. renee milner April 11, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I really like seeing all that can be done with this fun die set! The party hat is an especially fun idea 🙂

  94. Janet April 11, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Those are so fun!! I love Stampin up and would love to win!!

  95. Helen April 11, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I love the little slices of pie. Adorable! Always tons of ideas to inspire me at Stampin Up.

  96. Heather Wehrli April 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    The Cakes are lovely not to mention the diamond – would love to win it

  97. Linsey R April 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing how versatile these SU! dies can be!!! yay!!! 🙂

  98. Tanya Wilson April 11, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    GAHHH!!! How adorable is this die!!! Seriously SCT…you guys are always amazing and so generous!! Thanks for the chance to win and good luck to everyone!!!

  99. Jean Marmo April 11, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    How cute! What a fun project!

  100. Violet April 11, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    That looks like a very versatile kit. I love all the little extra dies that Stampin’ Up always includes. These can be used for so many other projects as well as the major die in the kit.

  101. Laurie Black April 12, 2016 at 12:06 am

    The cake pieces are so cute. The alternative projects are so creative!

  102. Beverly Jordan April 12, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Fabulous tools to take us to new horizons!!

  103. Arianna Barbara April 12, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Wow! Love the dies and these projects are really stunning! Great ideas for a funny party! Thank you for sharing!

  104. Kendra April 12, 2016 at 11:18 am

    These little cake pieces are adorable! Thanks for all the additional ideas for using them.

  105. Shannon April 12, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Love the versatility of this thinlites set!! so many fun ways to use these dies. Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely prize.

  106. Sharon K. April 13, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Let them eat cake! Let’s scale a mountain, let’s have some creative fun with StampinUp Even make some diamonds…love love love these thinlits!!! Love the possibilities of StampinUp and SCT together. Thank you. Sharon k.

  107. Karen Carvell April 13, 2016 at 8:01 am

    I never thought this set could be so versatile! Great job by Allison – “shining bright like a diamond” is all I can think of! What a great opportunity to win a great set.

  108. Lori Martin April 15, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Great prize lots of ideas for wonderful projects.

  109. Lynne Gaudet April 15, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I didn’t realize that Stampin’ Up was selling these! Will have to go take a closer look. They look amazing!! Thanks for all the great ideas–love how you guys can always think out of the box and make something 10 different ways!!!!!

  110. Jeanette April 16, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    What a great die cut set! Love how the cake turns into so many different objects! Such wonderful ideas Allison!

  111. Julie A. Shearer April 18, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Wonderful ideas!!! Love your diamond, very chic and oh so fun. I would love to win this very versital set. Thank you for a chance to win.

  112. maria f. April 21, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I don’t actually own any SU product yet (I know, unbelieveable). But that cake box, as a cake is so sweet. Then to see those other ideas – wow! I’m in love with the party hat (with that sentiment).

  113. Monika/buzsy April 21, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Oh, these are fabulous! Especially love the bright and festive ‘hat’! I didn’t think I needed this die set, but after seeing all these fantastic projects, I HAVE to have it! LOL! 🙂

  114. Cindy P. April 23, 2016 at 10:40 am

    These projects are really great Alison! What a versatile die! Can be used for many projects! Such as a Halloween witches hat. Thanks for donating this giveaway.

  115. NinaS April 25, 2016 at 4:50 am

    Love how you used the set in so many different ways. This set has been on my wish list for a while now, and i never tought i could use it any other way than just a cake.

  116. Giorgia Rossini April 25, 2016 at 5:19 am

    lovely projects and thanks for the amazing prize!

  117. Carmen N April 27, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Love those pie-shaped boxes!

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