Addicted to CAS Challenge #79 – Cake

Do I look different? If you could see me right now you’d see I look WAY different. The reason???? I think I’m walking a little taller and smiling a LOT more.

Why I hear you ask??? Well that’s because I’ve been selected a brand new Addicted to CAS Design Team member!!! Wooooohooooooo!!!!!

Carolyn Bennie - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator at Addicted+to+CAS+Design+Team+badge2

So what does that mean Carolyn?? It means that every couple of weeks I’ll be joining a bunch of talented carmakers from across the world to create Clean and Simple (CAS) cards using a special code word to inspire our designs.

We even have awesome guest designers to add to bump up that creativity to another level! This week our guest designer is Elizabeth Stewart.


So here is my very first card using the code word ‘CAKE‘ to inspire. I hope you like it. Play along by checking out the Addicted to CAS blog challenge HERE.

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I’ve used the BRAND NEW stamp set called Party Wishes from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue which actually launched this week!

This stamp set is fun and works great for this very feminine card but would also work just as well for a kids or masculine card just by swapping out a few elements and stamped images in the set.

Party Wishes Occasions Catalogue Stampin' Up! Carolyn Bennie Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I’ve stamped the ‘A party without cake is just a meeting’ stamp in Versa Mark and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. Then I’ve stamped over the top in Pink Pirouette ink with the ‘cake’ stamp. Just to add a little more depth of colour, I’ve masked off the edges of the cake with sticky notes and sponge daubered in Rose Red and then Blushing Bride to create an ombre colour effect.

I’ve cut out the cake by hand and my trusty Paper Snips and then punched out the most darling Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper candle. Adorable.

I’ve used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the cake to the die cut round Whisper White circle.

Party Wishes Occasions Catalogue Stampin' Up! Carolyn Bennie Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

A super easy and fun effect for a clean and simple card is to cut full length strips of card stock in graduating colours and adhere them next to each other. I’ve started with Pink Pirouette, then Blushing Bride, Rose Read and finishing with Cherry Cobbler. All on a base card of Crumb Cake (my all-time favourite colour).

Here is the full list of products I’ve used:


Call to Action Peeps. Help me settle an argument here.. make sure you leave a comment for me so I know what you’re thinking:
1. What’s your favourite base card colour? Is it White, Cream or Crumb Cake like me?
2. Just for fun… what’s your favourite type of cake???
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Happy Stamping my friend. Thanks so much for popping by.

x Carolyn 

10 thoughts on “Addicted to CAS Challenge #79 – Cake

  1. Welcome to the team Caroline and wow what a gorgeous stunning creation to showcase your talent. Love the colours and so gorgeous against the kraft card base. Looking forward to working alongside you on the DT. Sarah x

  2. Hi Carolyn, Welcome to the Design Team!
    Great card…love the way you used the ombre effect on your cake and in the stripes of color on the card base.
    My favorite card base color is white…but that could be because I pre-cut a bunch of them and they’re handy! 🙂

  3. Carolyn, absolutely elegant card. Love the double ombre effect on the cake and stripes, going into opposite directions, this is so stylish. Welcome to ATCAS DT, so glad you joined us 🙂

  4. Hi Carolyn ~ Welcome to the ATCAS Design Team! I love how you created an Ombre effect on your cake, and your strips of colored cardstock has such a great impact on your design! Fabulous card!

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