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I don’t know about you – but I loves me a party.


I spend way too many hours planning parties in my head. Parties that may or may not ever happen. This is starting to sound a little pathetic.

Well, luckily, as a member of the Clear and Simple Stamps I get crafty and create all sorts of pretend parties.

For quite some time, I’ve had this idea of an ABC Baby Shower…but with no one in the pipeline to have a baby, it was gonna be a while before this party idea came to life. That is of course, until these projects happened….

Welcome to my own little “B is for Baby” Baby Shower Ensemble…


I pulled out my Shapes: Cube die, along with the Square dies and created the world’s most adorable little baby blocks! To make things super duper realistic, I stamped a piece of kraft cardstock with the woodgrain stamp from Background Basics 1 and placed it in the window of each side of the cube.

To each favor, I tied a Favor Flag die cut which I stamped with one of the many fabulous sentiments included in the Favor Flags set.
I’m especially excited about the little label I created using the largest of the Toppers dies. I simply trimmed a bit of the bottom off to create a flat edge. The “Cake Pops” and “Please Take One” sentiments are included in the Favor Flags set.
Here’s a closeup of that label – just in case you want to sit back, relax and look at it in supersize.
And, just in case you are wondering – yes,  I really did fill those Cube boxes with cake pops that I picked up from Starbucks – which happens to be a stone’s throw from my front door (read: very dangerous).
Now, before I wrap up, let’s all take a moment of silence for those four cake pops. I ate them …all four….in one sitting…they were delicious.
R.I.P.  Cake Pops
Time for you to visit the rest of the design team to see what fabulousness they’ve created for your eyes!
Stamps: Background Basics 1, Punny Baby, Favor Flags, Toppers Fillers
Ink: I’m a Princess Pink, Dish all the Dirt Brown
Cardstock: Kraft Like a Rockstar, I’m a Princess Pink, A Blanc Check
Dies: Cube die, Toppers die collection, Favor Flags Dies

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20 thoughts on “CSS Release Week: Toppers & Favors

  1. Those poor cake pops didn’t have a chance. This ensemble is simply ADORABLE! I love the woodgrain, kraft and pink all together! You are so dedicated to making things look awesome! I love popping in. Thanks for sharing!

  2. TOTAL & COMPLETE CUTENESS!! Amazing creativity!

    I work at Starbucks and I can’t believe you ate 4 in one sitting! I laughed out loud over that! Silly girl!

  3. Oh my! Those cake pop blocks are just tooooo adorable! The woodgrain combined with pink…brilliant!

    I love your sense of humor 🙂
    RIP, cake pops…LOL

  4. Amber, seriously, you crack me up! But this ABC Baby Shower idea is another FABULOUS idea! My cousin’s son and his wife just announced they are expecting. I think I’ll volunteer my services as party master : )

  5. Wonderful ideas! Love the wrapping for the cake pops. You cloud have written baby around one cube and put a heart on the lid or so.

    Thanks for sharing your idea.

    Greetings from Germany, ines

  6. Oh my gosh! These are so fantastic. Just had another one of those, “why didn’t I think of that moments” With all the cake pops I make, really there is a bunch of stuff I must have now! This just is super cute! And the blocks do look super duper real like wood blocks! Another winner~

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