No Calorie Birthday…

It’s your birthday and you’ve been waiting to have cake.

It IS your birthday and you’ve been dieting.

It is YOUR birthday…

Here’s what you do on your birthday … have your cake with NO calories!


That’s not cake you say?  Look inside…


Ahhh…there’s that cake with no calories!  And a flower pin to boot all wrapped in a 2″ x 2″ Kraft box.  How super cute is that!


And here’s what that cake looks like when the candle is lit.

Are you interested in how to make this little cutie?  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • This 2 x 2 Kraft box was left over from the holidays.  You could make one with the Box Board (there’s a 2.5″ square box) or there is a 3 1/2″ box on page 209 of the annual catalog that would work.  You would just need to change the DSP measurements to fit that box.
  • Paper:  Painted Blooms DSP and Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow cardstock
  • Ink: Craft White
  • Stamps:  None
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Store bought battery candle (HL $9.99 for 12), Basic Pearls, Blackberry Bliss Cotton Twine, Linen Thread, Jewelry Pin, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, 1/2″ Circle and 1 1/2″ Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Blossom Punch, Woodgrain EF


  • For the “cake”…Punch 5 flowers with Itty Bitty Flower Punch and add small basic pearl to each.  Cut a strip of DSP 3/4″ x 6 1/2”.  Glue to “cake” sides with Tombow.
  • Punch a 1/2″ circle in a scrap of Blackberry Bliss, then use a 1 1/2″ circle punch and center over the 1/2″ opening and punch.  Use this for “cake” top.
  • Punch a scallop circle from Blackberry Bliss.  Use the Itty Bitty Flower punch to make opening for switch on bottom of “cake”.  Press the scallop over the bottom of the cake and pierce a hole for placement of flower punch.  Attach with Tombow glue.
  • Now decorate your “cake” with the flowers with pearls and some cotton twine around base.
  • Cut five DSP squares to fit the sides and top of your box and attach with Tombow glue.
  • The flower is five Blossom Punch Blackberry Bliss flowers. Sponge the edges with craft white ink.
  • Place a blob of hot glue on your silicone mat and add one layer with all petals.  Curve the petals with your bone folder first.
  • Cut a slit in the next layer and overlap one petal.  Curve with bone folder and add to glue over first layer.
  • Cut out one petal of next layer and overlap to create circle the remaining petals.  Curve with bone folder and add to second layer.
  • Cut out two petals of next layer and repeat prior layer instructions.
  • Cut out three petals of next layer and repeat.
  • Take single petal and curve with bone folder until you can curl it into itself.
  • Repeat with another single petal.
  • Add both single petals to center of flower.
  • The leaves are punched with large Oval Punch, trimmed to a point at one end freehand and run through Big Shot in Woodgrain EF
  • Punch a Blackberry Bliss Scallop Circle.  Glue leaves in place, then flower over leaves.
  • Glue jewelry pin to back.

Place “cake” in cake box, tie with coordinating ribbon and pin flower on top.

You are a genius!  What an awesome gift for someone special.  Once you have “baked” one of these little “cakes”, you will see it is an easy project to put together.

It’s just looks like a lot of instructions…

Hope you are inspired…my job is done here.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


I don’t know why…since I don’t work anymore.  But the weekends still feel special to me!

Get inky…Be HaPpY!