SOA Young at Heart Release Week #3: Crooky Cake!

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Welcome to Day #3 of Release Week for the SOA Young at Heart Collection!  If you missed the first two days, click here for Day #1.  Click here for Day #2.  If you watch all three videos, you'll see all the items that are in the collection, other than that special party favor that I picked up for you at the last minute!  That will remain a surprise!

Today, I'm sharing with you what I affectionately call the “Crooky Cake” stamps and dies.  StampNation Members will see where the inspiration for this stamp set came from on Wednesday with our weekly challenge.  Can't wait!

The products shown in this video:

  • Young at Heart Stamp Set
  • Bring on the Cake Stamp Set
  • Birthday Journal Card Die
  • Harleen Stencil


Click here to learn more about Stamp of Approval and to get on the wait list.

SOA Crooky Cake 7 When I first got this stamp set inky, I made a Clean and Simple card…fun, bright colors and stamping from Ring in the Celebration behind it.

SOA Crooky Cake 6 As I played with the cake, I used the solid stamps and the pattern stamps (which make my heart go pitter patter!) and added more accessory stamps and a frame from the Birthday Journal Card Dies that go with this collection.

SOA Crooky Cake 5

SOA Crooky Cake 4 On this one, I added black and white stenciling (this makes my heart go pitter patter, too!), turned the stitched die sideways and added some streamers.  This collection offers three different streamer stamps – LOTS of great options!

SOA crooky cake 3 This sentiment makes me giggle…I can think of a few friends to send this card to!

SOA Crooky Cake 2 I used the same layering idea with the frame on this card and it adds a tun of fun to this stenciled background.

SOA Crooky Cake Goodness gracious!  I had a BALL making thse cards.

Now let's see what the Dream Team has in store for you today!

Remember, all these projects (and the DT projects – along with step-by-step instructions on how to make them) have been compiled in a downloadable PDF Project Guide for those that purchase the collection.

You won't need another birthday stamp set for a loooong time – and you'll have all the ideas to CASE or to inspire your own creations!

Screen Shot 2016-01-31 at 6.50.04 PM I'm excited to announce that Joni Andaya is joining us for this release as a guest designer!  You've GOT to click here to check out this project!

SImon Stamp of Approval Our second Guest Designer is Simon Hurley!  Click here to check out his project.

Heather2 Dream Team Member Heather North

Maureen Monday

Dream Team Member Maureen Merritt

Laurel Dream Team Member Laurel Beard

See you tomorrow for the last day of sneak peeks!  We've got a massive blog hop ready for you.

Wednesday ordering opens for StampNation Members that are on the wait list at 9 am Eastern.  The remaining wait list friends will get their link at 10 am.

Subscribe to the wait list here.

Thanks for being here and sharing in our excitement!

  • Patti B. February 1, 2016, 11:01 am

    Love, Love, Love! Can’t wait for Wednesday, I’ve set my alarm!

  • Kara February 1, 2016, 11:21 am

    I’m pretty sure this SOA release rocks the house. Your video sold me on the box . Xoxo

  • Theresa February 1, 2016, 11:28 am

    Can’t wait for the blog hop tomorrow. All the samples so far are just wonderful.
    Come on Wednesday…I want my greedy little hands on that box! LOL

  • Susan White February 1, 2016, 11:30 am

    I love these wonky cakes!!!

  • Allison Cope February 1, 2016, 12:27 pm

    Absolutely rockin’ that crooky cake Catherine! It’s one of my favorite parts of this collection! Love all your fun colour combos! <3

  • Heather North February 1, 2016, 2:24 pm

    You really outdid yourself with this crookedy cake, Catherine! It’s unique, playful and oh so cute!!! Love that you made so many cards using these products and yet they are all different.

  • Debbie McKelvey February 1, 2016, 6:36 pm

    These are adorable, I love them! Fabulous job to you and your Design Team!

  • Caroline B. February 1, 2016, 7:20 pm

    Wow–you’ve made that wonky cake look SOOO appealing! The streamer stamps add to the whole festive feel. I’m going to make sure I’m on your mailing list…

  • Paula Fuller February 1, 2016, 8:27 pm

    That “crooky” cake is fabulous! The whole stamp set, along with the die set, makes it so versatile. I love everything I’ve seen so far. Can’t wait until tomorrow’s blog hop.

  • Joy Blonska February 1, 2016, 8:37 pm

    Sooooo exciting! Gorgeous projects. Can’t wait to make them.

  • Pamela February 1, 2016, 11:51 pm

    These cards are absolutely wonderful….told myself that I could not purchase this kit right after all the Christmas expenditures, but wow just have to have it after viewing all the possible cards!!

  • Ericka Strange February 2, 2016, 1:28 am

    Love the cake! So much fun in such a little stamp! Thanks for sharing all the awesome birthday cards. Can’t wait till the 3rd.

  • Chrystyna February 2, 2016, 3:20 am

    Love how you use the stencils. I will definitely have to try that technique. Thanks for sharing your great ideas and for all the samples.

  • rribclc February 2, 2016, 4:12 am

    The sneak peeks look promising !

  • Jane Laczak February 2, 2016, 6:53 am

    Love LOVE it! Very creative and happy cards. Great job, Jane

  • Heike K. February 2, 2016, 7:35 am

    Beautiful Cards.

  • Pamela February 2, 2016, 7:37 am

    I Absolutely love the cards Catherine, they are so much fun, applicable to male and female which is a bonus, I’m sure the SOP for February will fly out of the door – so far my favourite box of goodies.

  • Carolyn Burch February 2, 2016, 8:08 am

    Catherine, you think of EVERYTHING! One of my major pet peeves is the white border left on MOST dies. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

  • Shirley February 2, 2016, 9:21 am

    Great video. This cake set is out of this world….love it! Beautiful cards!

  • B Bicker February 2, 2016, 12:32 pm

    Catherine .. you really did a great job on this set! So many options…they are endless. Thanks for always being so inspirational and allowing us to create and have so much fun!

  • Muriel Mathews February 2, 2016, 3:35 pm

    Absolutely love the crooky cake! Genius idea.
    Can hardly wait until tomorrow!

  • Dixie Parsons February 2, 2016, 5:40 pm

    I love the previews that I have seen so far! I love the crooked cake also!

  • Laura Miller February 3, 2016, 9:20 am

    I like the various examples of how to change the affect of the stencil.

  • Wanda February 3, 2016, 3:30 pm

    Love Love Love this set can’t wait to get my hands on it !thanks so much

  • Sue Rolfe February 5, 2016, 12:18 am

    Love that crooky cake set


  • Robin Kuppens February 10, 2016, 1:42 am

    What embossing paste are you using?

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