Mojo 177: It’s Time for Cake!

Stampin up mojo monday a slice of life afterthoughts This week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO177) was the starting place for today's birthday card.  I took a little artistic liberty with a few elements (for example the ribbon) and had fun staying true to the challenge, too (note how the pearls on the sentiment mirror the sketch).


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Stampin up mojo monday slice of life birthday cake

  • Stampin up a slice of life hostess set birthday card I used my Paper Snips to navigate around the little stamped pieces for the birthday cake layers.
  • Stampin' Up! Seam Binding Ribbon is incredibly easy to "scrunch."  Sticky Strip keeps it in place.  Watch this video to see how to make your own scrunchy ribbon  in minutes.
  • Prest-o change-o.  The tall bird cage in the Stampin' Up! Aviary stamp set would be a great substitute for the birthday cake.

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Slice of life Stamp Sets:  A Slice of Life (Hostess Level 1:  W121895, C121952), Afterthoughts (W118388, C120121)
Paper:  Elegant Soir?e Designer Series Paper (117163), Crumb Cake (120953), Baja Breeze (111352), Basic Gray (121044)
Ink:  Basic Gray (109120), Stampin' Write Markers:  Basic Gray (120966), Baja Breeze (120965), Crumb Cake (120967)
Cool Tools:  1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass Mat (112531), Paper Snips (103579)
The Perfect Touch:  Basic Pearls Jewel Stick-Ons (119247), Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (122331), Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware (112454), Sticky Strip (104294)

Click on  A Slice of Life stamp images to enlarge.


  1. Good morning, Mary: This is such a beautiful card. Very soft and elegant too with those pearls!! The video tutorial about how to do the ribbon makes it easy to add this perfect touch. Thank you for always inspire and teach us.
    PS. Go Green Bay Packers!!!!!

  2. Wow, great card using the MOJO sketch! Love all your details that make this card spectacular!

  3. Super cute card and I love the colors and the ribbon accent!

  4. Love the colors…love the ribbon idea! Love this card!

  5. Great card. Beautiful colors, love the scrunched ribbon and all the pearl accents!

  6. kelly collins

    I LOVE This and plan on CASEing it today! This DSP is my favorite.

  7. Love your take on the sketch, Mary! The DSP is so pretty…I have to get mine out! XOXO

  8. Beautiful card Mary! I love the combination of Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, and White… SO MUCH so that when I re-decorated and painted our rooms in our home, I used these colors! It definitely inspires a feeling of calm and warmth, and very clean. Love this card!

  9. Lovely card, Mary!!! Love that ribbon treatment.

  10. nancylittrell

    I love your color combo, scrunchy ribbon, dimensional on cake and great layout. TFS

  11. love what you did with the seam binding Mary!

  12. I love that ribbon!!! Fabulous card, Mary! Hugs,

  13. Beautiful, Mary! Love your fancy ribbon treatment!

  14. The cake is my favorite part, Mary!

  15. What a pretty card and such a cute set!! Have to try this one!!TFS

  16. Love what you did witht this sketch and your choice of DSP and colors is perfect! That cake takes the cake 😉

  17. Now this just lifts the typical birthday card to pedestal level! Love the colour choices and the cute way you pulled it all together. Thanks for the explanation of the process too.

  18. This would make a wonderful masculine birthday card! I really like the color combo you used!


  19. Love these colors & love your ribbon 🙂 Great card!

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