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Welcome back to another FUN & EXCITING WEEK of Artisan Wednesday Wow! This week we have a GIVE AWAY!

It’s really simple to win.  All you have to do is comment right HERE below in the comments section or share our projects in a variety of ways… read on for more details!  First, we’ll share all of our projects with you and be sure to stop at each of the girls blogs because you can increase your chances of winning a prize by entering at each blog.  There will be two each of five different sets of prizes!

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If you are a winner on my blog or for sharing my project you will win the Another Great Year clear-mount stamp set and Brights Designer Buttons so that was what I was asked to create with for you today and made the Brights Buttons the theme of this Birthday Party Ensemble!  We had a (late) mini celebration for my son while his Grandmas were in town for Ryan’s surgery last week and so, I decorated this cake and made a set of projects to go with it.

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The whole ensemble started with the idea of the banner and sign (standard card size) to go with the cake.  I’m not much of a baker or a cake decorator so going with these fun and simple Kit Kat cakes was the perfect way to go for me!  You can find a tonne of different Kit Kat cakes on Pinterest.. and sharing on Pinterest is just one of the ways you can enter to win the prizes here today!

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Many of the Kit Kat cakes that I have seen have been filled right up with smarties, skittles or a variety of other candies.  Some had fun designs or cute little scenes going on in them.  I wanted the same theme to carry out throughout my whole ensemble so I just went with a few skittles scattered them to co-ordinate with the polka dots on my projects!

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Again, because I’m no cake decorator,  creating banners  and a belly band for the cake out of stamps, paper and ink was more up my alley than icing was!  The ABC -123 Outline Alphabet stamp set and ABC-123  Sketch Alphabet stamp set (BOTH sets are on the retired list, so don’t delay if they are on your wishlist!) made it easy to create whatever word I wanted to for this set.  You could do the birthday boy or girls name or stamp a word to suit the occasion!  I also used the Brights Designer Buttons and the Brights DSP to create a couple of Rosettes for a fun pop of color and to finish off the banner.

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 When I got ready to wrap the Kit Kat bars to hold them in place and to finish off the base of the cake, I didn’t have any ribbon wide enough so I made this fun belly band and embellished it with a rosette to tie it into the rosette’s on the ‘PARTY’ banner!

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I made this Birthday Sign for the cake by choosing to go with a standard card size so that I could double-up on it’s purpose and use it as a card and also so that I could make more of this card later.

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I punched the sprinkles from the cupcake punch to make the polka dots and used the same colors of cardstock as there were in the Brights Buttons collection.  I stamped the greeting with Versamark Ink, heat set with Black Embossing Powder and then colored in the ‘HAPPY’ and ‘TO YOU’ with my white Signo gel pen.

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Here is the set of Gift Bags and  mini shaker card that I made to go with it.  I had so many fun ideas of what I wanted to do with this set that I just kept creating!

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All of the polka dots had me running with the idea of a confetti shaker card right from the start and I didn’t want to stop until I had one to share.  This one is a cute 4 x 4 sized card.

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The greeting is again stamped with Versamark ink and heat set with Black Embossing powder.  I sandwiched a variety of sizes of circles between two layers of Cardstock Vellum and put that behind the polaroid style frame. That icing in the cupcake is filled in with Crystal Effects and then lightly sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter! (The Dazzling Diamonds is also on the Retired List by the way..get it before it’s gone.. if it isn’t already!)

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I love using lunch bags to create gift bags, favor bags or to give away treats!  The big greeting on this set is an easy space filler to use to stamp right onto the bag or even if you want to layer the bag with layers of DSP or cardstock.  I stamped it straight onto the bag with Versamark and again heat set with Black Embossing powder.  I colored it with my Stampin’ Write Markers and then filled the background with my Daubers and co-ordinating ink colors … I am super sad to see the Daubers on the retired list.. I won’t be surprised if they are already sold out!

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A couple of TIPS for you: I put a piece of cardboard (one of the pieces that come with a bigz die when they are newly packaged) inside the bag when I stamped the greeting and when I applied the dots of color.  This helped to get a cleaner stamped image and also helped prevent the polka dots from bleeding through to the other side.

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I also wanted to make a gift tag to go with this set and wanted to use as many of the stamps from the set to give you plenty of inspiration for when you win this great stamp set, so I made this little cutie to go on the gift bag!  The bag wasn’t complete without some matching tissue paper so I Daubered (it’s a word now if it wasn’t before!) on the polka dots to match the rest of the set.

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Here’s a couple of last photos to show you some closer details of the tag.

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I might have a little bit of an obsession with ribbon too.. and that grosgrain ribbon is also going to be retired before long so don’t miss out!

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In case you’ve skimmed through the photos, here’s a little reminder of what you can win for interacting with us this week! Please comment & share for your chance to win this giveaway!

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Posted on : Apr 22 2014
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93 People have left comments on this post

Apr 22, 2014 - 08:04:09
Sue G said:

What a great Birthday set you made. I would love to win this stamp set as I have been tossing it back and forth if I should get it.

Apr 22, 2014 - 08:04:17

So Beautiful! Love all the bright colours! Would love to win as it’s on my list of wants. Great Birthday set!

Apr 22, 2014 - 09:04:27
Jane said:

I love every single element on these projects. I love how everything looks amazing together. The colors POP and make me happy (and hungry.) LOVE!!

Apr 22, 2014 - 09:04:38

I love your bright colors and using the daubers and ink to make polka dots. A great reminder to ink up tissue paper!!

Apr 22, 2014 - 09:04:30
Patricia Huber said:

Your projects are all so cute and colorful. Thanks for showing what you can do!

Apr 22, 2014 - 10:04:31
Laura said:

Alanna, I love the whole set. Can’t wait to CASE it.

Apr 22, 2014 - 10:04:47

I always need more birthday stamps, I do like this one!Brenda

Apr 22, 2014 - 10:04:52
Carin said:

I love everything about this. I wish I had a birthday coming up so I could make something fun.

Apr 22, 2014 - 11:04:30
kris said:

Love the whole ensemble! The bright and cheery colors are my favorite!

Apr 22, 2014 - 11:04:19
Jeanie said:

Wow, love it all! Those pretty polka dots just tie everything together — from one lovely element to the next! And that set has been on my wish list for a while now… hope I win it!

Apr 22, 2014 - 11:04:04
Aileen said:

I love the banner idea! My friend is having a birthday party and I’m going to make the banner for her ason’s cake! Thank you!!!

Apr 22, 2014 - 11:04:33
Mindy C. said:

I just love your posts! So witty! I love what you have done with this set! I was unsure about it, but you may have just converted me!

Apr 22, 2014 - 11:04:34
Makalah said:

Love all the polka dots and that cake looks delicious!

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:04:11
Lynn Defoort said:

As a huge fan of polka dots, I love this collection of ideas, especially ‘daubering’ the tissue paper! The cake band is awesome, as is the confetti card. Great job!

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:04:07
Tina Batori said:

Always love a good ensemble!

Apr 23, 2014 - 06:04:38
Lin Peterson said:

What adorable ideas! Now I need some kit kat bars!

Apr 23, 2014 - 06:04:57
Darlene Whalley said:

Oh my, I love it all! So bright and pretty!!

Apr 23, 2014 - 07:04:11
Christine Weist said:

Such a great set. Really like the cake top banner, great idea!

Apr 23, 2014 - 07:04:48
Jan Carlson said:

Love – Love your confetti card. I just love the whole confetti party idea!!! I hope you don’t mind but I will be casing some of your ideas. I will definitely give you credit.

Apr 23, 2014 - 07:04:13
Meredith said:

My favorite part of the post is the amazing cake and the polka dots stamped on the tissue paper.

Apr 23, 2014 - 07:04:48
Beth Martin said:

Darling birthday ensemble- those polka dots are so festive! The next b-day cake at my house will be sporting a banner too!

Apr 23, 2014 - 07:04:17
Jen said:

Wow I love all of the polka dots! This collection is so cute!

Apr 23, 2014 - 08:04:43

Lots of birthday’coming up. This surely would help

Apr 23, 2014 - 08:04:48
Susie Neves-Sousa said:

Absolutely gorgeous… usual. I saw this up close and personal…and I must say, it is awesome. I love the bright coulours. The banner and the shaker card are my favourite part. The whole project is wonderful!

Apr 23, 2014 - 08:04:24
Rhea Skomorowski said:

What a lovely way to decorate a cake!

Apr 23, 2014 - 08:04:46
Tracy Elsom said:

Love the brightly coloured pennants as a cake decoration

Apr 23, 2014 - 09:04:40
Sara said:

What a great party set! Love the bright colours and how you made a fancy cake without messing around with icing. Looks so bright & cheery.

Apr 23, 2014 - 09:04:21
Amy Williams said:

Love everything about all of your projects but my favorite part of this post was the dots you stamped on the tissue paper and your shaker card! So fun!

Apr 23, 2014 - 09:04:13
Shannon said:

Love your party set — I’ve never seen a kit kat cake before and I definitely have to make one, soon! I love how you used the polka dots everywhere. Wonderful work!

Apr 23, 2014 - 09:04:00
Kimberley Machamer said:

The stamps are awesome (you can never have too many Birthday stamps!) but I adore those beautiful bright colorful buttons!! Your projects are all so inspiring

Apr 23, 2014 - 09:04:57
Brenda said:

I love the whole ensemble, especially the bright colors and the polka dots!

Apr 23, 2014 - 09:04:39
Charlene Hancott Gillingham said:

What a wonderful way to create a party theme!! Love Love it!!

Apr 23, 2014 - 09:04:59
Joanne Wragg said:

What fabulous examples full of inspiration. The stamps are awesome , l want to win them to give them away. So others can appreciate how good a stamp set it is.They are so generic. Thanks so much, fab blog hop.

Apr 23, 2014 - 10:04:40
Michelle said:

I really loved the way you used this set. The cake looks delicious too. I know my girls would love the color combo and how bright and colorful it is. Thank you for sharing all you hard work this year as an Artisan and I loved following all the designs from all the ladies.

Apr 23, 2014 - 10:04:55
Jana F said:

There is nothing cuter than polka dots, and the bright happy colors just amp it up.

Apr 23, 2014 - 10:04:19
Jess S said:

Wow! Love it ALL! Especially the cake! 🙂

Apr 23, 2014 - 10:04:07

I love what you have done here! I especially love the creative way you stamped on the bag, and added the big polka dots on the bag and the tissue paper with the daubers. What a great look!

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:04:40
Jo McClain said:

Love all the projects you created! What a great birthday this would make for one of my kids. I especially loved the cake!

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:04:45
Jeannie Barron said:

Thank you for the fun ideas for this set!

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:04:02

Great use of this stamp set! I love the way you decorated the sack to match the skittles on the cake!

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:04:57

So inspiring! I love the confetti card, matching cake, kit kats, too and shaker card and how they all coordinate. The colors are so bright and cheery. Thank you for sharing!

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:04:27

You are one stop shopping for party decor! It is all adorable! Love the look! Would be fun to recreate!

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:04:15
rosemarie calpin said:

what a fantastic birthday ensemble. i love using lunch bags too. sooooooo sorry to see daubers go how will i make dots now?

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:04:36
Jerlann said:

Love the way everything goes together! Polka dots 🙂 just looking at them makes me smile. Thanks for the inspiration.

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:04:57
Wilda said:

This is such a cute idea. Thanks for the chance to win!

Apr 23, 2014 - 12:04:01
Churie Johnson said:

SO, SO cute!! 🙂 Let the birthday party begin!! #Celebrate #Creativity

Apr 23, 2014 - 01:04:37
Sherry Cox said:

Love the cake

Apr 23, 2014 - 01:04:54
Carol Carriveau said:

What a wonderfully versatile set! You created so many wonderful items that I was totally amazed! I try not to go to Pinterest too often as like many others I get lost there! The tissue paper is fabulous! Also love the banner and cake topper card…really wonderful projects!

Apr 23, 2014 - 02:04:26
Elisha said:

I have few birthday stamp sets and this one would make a great addition to my collection! Love your work!

Apr 23, 2014 - 02:04:28
Debbie Patrick said:

Thank you for the great ideas. I love the belly band around the cake idea. It really dresses up the cake.

Apr 23, 2014 - 03:04:42
SherryD said:

Now this is my kind of sugar coma!! Love that you’ve added a Party banner.. it’s so festive! Such a fun little shaker card too! These would make for a great party!

Apr 23, 2014 - 03:04:21
Joan Norris said:

LOVE your birthday ensemble!!! I especially like the banner! I would love to win the blog candy so I could make one myself!!! Thanks for your inspiration & a chance to win!!!

Apr 23, 2014 - 03:04:06
Marsha Stehle said:

Your projects are just fabulous!! I love the cake too!

Apr 23, 2014 - 03:04:41
Becky C said:

My favorite part of the post was the way you incorporated the project into a kit-kat cake (which I have never seen before and am so making one). I thought it was great! Oh and you added a banner which makes life so happy 🙂

Apr 23, 2014 - 04:04:05
Robin Feicht said:

What a cute party project! The Polka Dots really make it.

Apr 23, 2014 - 04:04:29
Sandra said:

I just pinned this! Love all the colors.

Apr 23, 2014 - 08:04:33
Carolyn said:

I am amazed by your creativity each and every week! Stunning work! I love this stamp set!!

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:04:39
Kim said:

I love the cake. This set is so cute!

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:04:02
jenny said:

Love the way you used the colors throughout the projects!

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:04:37
Dana said:

I’ve had my eye on this stamp set. It’s moved to the top of my wish list after seeing all the great ideas you have shared!

Apr 24, 2014 - 12:04:10
brenna said:

I absolutely love this birthday ensemble! I especially love the shaker card!! but the cake is definitely catching my sweet tooth!! ha ha ha!!

Apr 24, 2014 - 01:04:19
Brenda H. said:

What a great birthday ensemble…thanks for sharing! I’d love to win this stamp set and fun buttons!

Apr 24, 2014 - 07:04:25
Karen Larson said:

Love your ensemble! So fun and festive! Definitely going to make this…and the kit kat cake! 😉

Apr 24, 2014 - 07:04:15
JoAnn Schultz said:

What a great ensemble! I love how you carried the fun bright polka dotted theme throughout EVERY project, including the cake!

Apr 24, 2014 - 09:04:20
Lynda McCausland said:

The Kit Kat cake is amazing! How many Kit Kat bars does it take to make one? I especially love the greeting card with the sandwiched circles between two layers of Vellum. Great work Alanna. You are very creative!

Apr 24, 2014 - 09:04:49
Mary C. said:

I couldn’t buy everything from the mini so I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance.

Apr 24, 2014 - 10:04:36
Anita M said:

Polka Dots really say birthday party, love your project. I would really like the stamp set, I wasn’t sure I would use it but after seeing ideas with it I would use it a lot.

Apr 24, 2014 - 12:04:11
patty coone said:

Oh goodness your projects are amazing! I can’t wait to CASE them. Hugs!!!

Apr 24, 2014 - 12:04:42
Barbara Vogt said:

Mercedes, you are SO creative! Those lunch bags with the “dauber dots” are just amazing, and will definitely be cased in my craft room!

Apr 24, 2014 - 04:04:02
Kim Badelt said:

That banner is just such a fantastic way to dress up a cake Alanna – and I love the bold stripes on the background of your centerpiece card too!

Apr 24, 2014 - 04:04:40
Cheryl Fuller said:

I love the idea of the pennants dressing up the Kit Kat cake! How adorable! Thank you for sharing your ideas!

Apr 24, 2014 - 06:04:49
Monika Davis said:

Your cake reminds me of a swimming pool cake I made one year for my son Tyler. I think he may have been in 3rd grade. Now he is a junior in college! Time flies by so quickly.

Apr 25, 2014 - 01:04:48
Shane L said:

Super cute. I love the pokey dots. I am looking forward to showing them to my ladies!

Apr 25, 2014 - 01:04:02
Shari said:

Love every part of this post. The cards are all wonderful and my absolute favourite is the shaker card! I also loved your kit kat cake, you are a cake decorator in my book love how the skittles match the bots on the cards,bags

Apr 25, 2014 - 02:04:27
Babe O'Mara said:

I love the way you decorated the tissue paper with dots. So creative. Thanks for a chance to win this great stamp set.

Apr 25, 2014 - 11:04:42

Alanna, this is a fantastic collection. Who wouldn’t love to see this on their birthday or special occasion? Everything about it is perfect!

Apr 25, 2014 - 12:04:49
Bonnie Jones said:

Amazing! Love this!! Thanks for sharing!

Apr 25, 2014 - 03:04:37
Heather Arsenault said:

What an awesome party grouping! TFS.

Apr 25, 2014 - 04:04:58
Andrea H said:

I LOVE this stamp set & would love to have it! Thanks for the chance to win it & the buttons!

Apr 25, 2014 - 07:04:35
Marjeen said:

Love the way you decorated the cake. All of the colors go so well together.

Apr 25, 2014 - 08:04:55
Jodi said:

Love all coordinating pieces of this set.

Apr 26, 2014 - 12:04:32
Kay Cogbill said:

I would like to win this set because it’s one of the only ones I don’t have!

Apr 26, 2014 - 07:04:12
Karen Carvell said:

Amazing as usual! I love how it all ties together and I can’t stop thinking about the cake!

Apr 26, 2014 - 08:04:22
Elizabeth Barnes said:

Love this birthday stamp set, would be thrilled to win it!

Apr 26, 2014 - 09:04:27
lisa said:

love how you used the pennant punches for the cake!! and your twix cake is a great idea, i’ll have to try that on the next cake we make!! thanks for sharing!!

Apr 27, 2014 - 08:04:00
Tiffany Cordero said:

Love this darling birthday set!!

Apr 27, 2014 - 05:04:57

I love this post because it shows how you can use stamps to make some great party decor! I want to have a party now and show off what I can make!!

Apr 27, 2014 - 06:04:47
Kathryn Whittaker said:

i love the shaker card and the cake! I think I could do a cake like this! You have inspired me! Thanks for sharing you talents with us.

Apr 27, 2014 - 08:04:37
kris said:

Love all of these! So bright and cheery! Love how you used the daubers

Apr 27, 2014 - 09:04:15
Deryn Bothe said:

I love this wish I’d had some of this for Syd’s 2nd Birthday when I did polka dots and sprinkles, love the confetti card too!

Apr 27, 2014 - 10:04:39
Bonnie Russell said:

WOW!, I love your creativity. You took your theme and used it in so many fun ways. I really like your cake and how you used what you had to carry your theme from the cake to the present wrapping. Thanks for sharing!
Bonnie R.

Apr 27, 2014 - 11:04:01
Glenda Klemick said:

As one of the grandmas, I was honoured to see first-hand all of these beautiful creations. I may be a tad biased, but I do believe my daughter is very creative & talented.

Apr 28, 2014 - 09:04:37
Kelly W. said:

Oh my, this set is FULL of inspiration! The polka dots carried throughout, the rosettes, and fun birthday theme are just so happy and cheerful! I bet your son loved it! I think my favorite part is the banner with the cutest tiny rosettes and buttons. Love that!