In the spring, my family launches into Birthday Season. Mr. Maui Stamper is a December birthday, but the rest of us celebrate from March through May.
The Sweet Stack Kit (#138812, $21) includes this stand plus 20 cake-slice-shaped boxes to create two tiers of packages.
These have been decorated with the Sweet Stack Photopolymer stamps (#138948, $17) and are perfectly sized for small gifts, candy and treats, or even a gift card.
I added a bit of trim to the bottom of the skewer that holds up the banner. I used hot glue to fix them permanently in place, and there were tell-tale glue bumps that I needed to cover up!
As with most Stampin’ Up! kits, these go together quickly and easily, and the only thing you’ll need to supply with the kit are the companion stamps, ink and adhesive. Even the little “candle” assemblies are provided!
I did develop one little trick. I stretched the Bakers Twine across my cutting mat and taped it down, then arranged all of the little self-adhesive pennants along the twine before I pressed them into place. I’m notorious for making things all catty-wompus, and this helped keep the spacing even.
The cardboard stand is very sturdy and will serve me well all through birthday season – assuming I can keep the frosting off of it!