Do you ever have one of those little puzzles to solve when crafting, and you fall asleep at night before you solve it? I had made a cake and wanted to put 'Happy Birthday' on it in drizzled chocolate, but there was no chocolate left in the cupboard. Probably because I had eaten it at some stage. Anytime there is chocolate in the house, it doesn't last long around me! So, there was no chocolate. Alright, I went to bed still wondering how I was going to add a greeting to my birthday cake in the morning.
Somewhere around 3am, my eyes popped open and I suddenly knew what to do! I would make a paper banner cake topper! There were quite a few on the 'Net and I used my memories of them to work out in my head how I would make my own. Instead of counting sheep, I counted punches and paper....zzzzzzz
In the morning I went straight to my punches, cardstock and Big Shot dies, and made this:
There's a rhinestone on the letter 'd' as well, and I might bling this topper up some more before I use it again (Yes! I foil wrapped the bottom of the skewers so I could recycle this! It's now safely stored away in its own clean little cello bag with a clean card behind it with a bit more Washi Tape to hold it in place).
So next time you can't sleep, I recommend counting punches and cardstock. I slept like a baby after I did :)
Supplies: (You can order the numbered ones from SusanSalutations, 24/7!)
119854 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch
119861 1-1/4" Circle Punch
Die cut alphas
131302 Coastal Cabana cardstock
131177 Pistachio pudding cardstock
131176 Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock
126983 Calypso Coral cardstock
125573 Calypso Coral Baker's Twine
131269 Epic Day This 'n That Designer Washi Tape
Clean Bamboo Skewers