Here’s a colorful birthday card sent in by Lynne. I think it’s so cheery and love that Arthur bear stands out. She said that in Northern Ireland, where she is, they don’t really have beach huts, but that she’s seen them when she went on holiday.

Here’s what Lynne wrote that she did…”I’ve had this old beach hut stamp in my stash for years now, so I’ve used it here as a background image and then coloured Arthur to match. Coloured with watercolour pencils. Chalked clouds. Arthur popped up on dimensional.”

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
4005-E Arthur Alooishus in his stripe shirt
8151-D Happy Birthday (fun text)

I know that Father’s Day has passed for this year, but I’m posting this card anyway. :) Maybe it’s early for next year?

I made this card for my dad and used one of my favorite dog stamps – Leaping Tucker. It’s just such a happy stamp for me. I actually used the mountain, tree and cloud dies from Sizzix Thinlits Snowglobe set. I cut them out and then watercolored them. I added a little black outline just to give them a bit more definition. I used some mounting tape to give some dimension. I added some wash tape and a little banner.

My dad loved the card. :) My mom even said that she had to find a bigger box because they saved all the cards I’ve made for them over the years.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
3055-I Leaping Tucker

Here’s a fun birthday card sent in by Alex. In this birthday “scene”, Norbert the dog is bringing balloons to the party and it looks like it must be time for dessert ’cause he’s running! After she colored everything in she used glitter spray on top of the card. I hope all the sparkles come through in the picture.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3026-G Go Norbert go!
8151-D Happy birthday (fun text)
9009-C Kitty balloon
9013-C Wobbly balloon
9011-B Round balloon

 

Here’s a sweet little card you could send anytime just to say “Hi”. Alex made this and once again raided her father’s train set box of goodies. Below you can see them actually standing on a bit of sand. She also finished the card using some glitter spray. I just think it’s so very sweet.


Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5028-B Grasshopper
5047-F Poppy bunny looks down

Did someone say cake!?! card
Isn’t this just the cutest little birthday card. Great customer Stacy sent this to me and I just had to post it. She said she just loves these images and never tires of using them.

I just love the all the little scallops she used to frame Cupcake the dog and the sentiment. And the party hat paper – it looks like it was just made for Cupcake. :)

Thanks so much Stacy for sharing your work.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3038-I Cupcake the dog
8042-D Did someone say cake!?! (text)


I really love the Magical Flowers stamp. It’s not only pretty, but of course there’s a bit of whimsy in the floating leaves, stars and butterfly. For this card I stamped the flowers twice – once on the card and then another on a separate piece of cardstock so I could add some dimension by cutting out the flowers. I stamped Callie on a separate piece of paper too and propped her up on dimensional dots – just like the flowers – so that she would stand out.

I really like playing around with texture – especially where backgrounds are concerned. I added some splashes in the background and actually used a stencil and carefully watercolored the dots through it. Here’s a closeup.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3025-E Callie’s looking forward
7044-V Magical flowers (left big)


Post 6: Don’tcha just love to be silly ever now and again (and maybe even more). For me this page reminds me that life is serious enough and that laughing or doing something silly breaks up all that seriousness.

For this last page I stuck with my circle stencil again. My favorite kind of clouds are those randomly cut from pieces of book paper. A little shading of color, some black pen work and then white scribbles on top. I also love adding little banners. They are just so cheery. For this one I cut little bits of this and that, used a pen to define everything and then added a bit of Glossy Accents for shine.

I hope you all find what makes you happy and try to incorporate it daily.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
2045-L Leap frog


Post 5: I love the crispness of winter. For me it evokes the winding down of the year, being inside a little more, snuggling under blankets and fires in the fireplace. I know it’s a bit early to be thinking about, but it does make me happy.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
7068-P Lake shoreline


Post 4: Summer’s can be hot – and I don’t like hot. :) But there’s nothing better than a cool breeze wafting through the leaves on the trees, bringing the smell of fresh cut grass or just the stirring of all that is summer. It makes me so happy.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1059-G Jessica holds a flower
7047-W Tree hill


Post 3: California hasn’t had any real rain in so long that I’d almost wondered what it looked like. But this year we’ve gotten LOTS!

I once again applied gesso to the entire page and started building my background with layers. The little kids and their pets are actually from Christmas stamps. I stamped and cut them out and then added them to the windows. The droplets were made Glossy Accents and then I painted over them a bit with acrylic paint.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1104-J Billy and Sparky at window
1105-J Mary and Mr. Meow at window

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