I got inspired by Monika's terrific entry for this month's contest, but I didn't have any hat stamps. Oh wait, yes, I do!! Look at THIS, the perfect party hat!! Is that crazy or what?? Stamp your cake at an angle, mask it, and stamp the monkey with his eyes peeping out. I blinged up the cake with some Stardust Stickles and added a few balloons, also from Just So Hippy. HATTY BIRTHDAY!!
Sometimes I have my focal point piece precut, and when I stamp my image, it isn't straight (in this case the monkey looked like he was sitting on a hill instead of a flat surface. So here's a TIP: Grab a nestabilities die and frame it up the way you want it, then run it through your Cuttlebug (or other die cutting tool) Voila, it's straight! (see below) (Before I would have tried (in vain) to recut all the sides to "square it up" again, instead of just restamping it (silly stamper) I COULD have also just flipped the CS over it so as not to waste it(cheapstamper) but then I would have to mask it again (lazymasker))
So I wanna send this out to someone who had a leap year birthday, cuz that's a big deal! I've heard about a few "2nd degree" birthdays so far, but want to give some of my feedblitz people a chance to respond! With all my readers, chances are that at LEAST one has a Feruary 29th birthday! :)
PS Gina K is giving away a Scor-Pal and tote!! I'm sure you've already been there, but just in case, I couldn't NOT tell you!!