georgia-believebagGeorgia made the cutest little gift bags. Wouldn’t you just love to get a Christmas treat in one of these!
eat cake graphics stamps used:
Top bag: 8157-P Magic of Christmas (scene)
Bottom bag: 9031-D Stocking with stripes


annie-skatingbears-smAnnie created this lovely snowy scene with a couple of skating bears. It feels vintage to me, like an updated Victorian Christmas card – I think because it’s an oval framed with black and the  little pieces of holly.

She said that she colored everything with Copic markers, added glitter glue on the pond and drew the tree. I also asked and she said that the cut out behind the ovals was actually die cut using a Stampin Up Sizzix die.

Oh, and here’s a peek at the inside of the card…

eat cake graphics stamps used:
4026-J Bears can skate too!
8138-E Merry everything (text)


georgia-moose-smA beautiful card from Georgia. I just love the starry sky and snow capped mountains. She actually created this card earlier this year, for a Simply Scrapping Crafts Paper Scraps Challenge. But it’s so wintery I’m posting it now.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
7068-P Lake shoreline


linda-ChristmasTree-sm Linda’s been busy! Here’s another card she sent in. I love the distressed, vintage look. And after reading her papery-quilt technique – I certainly want to try this on something!

This is what she wrote:

When I saw Holly’s quilt pattern that matches this stamp, I knew what I wanted to do – make a card like a pieced quilt. So, the only ink in this card is Memento Rich Cocoa – everything else is put together with patterned paper. Yep, I stamped the image no less than ten times on different sheets of patterned and embossed paper. I stamped the dog alone five times on five different shades of gold and brown. BasicGrey paper worked great because there are so many color shades within the same sheet of paper.

Start by stamping the whole image on just a white or beige piece of paper to serve as your guide. You can cut out the pieces you need and assemble the scene onto the white paper from the back of the scene working forward. The little dog is popped up with dimensional adhesive. Then, to keep that homey quilt feel going, you can use scrap gingham fabric for a bow and add lots of crazy sewing. If you’re brave enough to try this, here’s a tip – use liquid adhesive so you can adjust the little pieces easier, and have a good set of tweezers handy.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
8155-O Finding the right tree (scene)


holly-merrylittle-smholly-merrylittle-detail-smSometimes I love using little stamps. I have quite a few small toy stamps and have been wanting to use them in a card. I’m really enjoying adding a little stitching to cards lately – especially because I poke the holes and then just follow along. It kind of reminds me when I was a little girl and I used to get those punched sewing cards. As usual I had to add a bit of glitter. :)

eat cake graphics stamps used:
8129-D Have yourself a merry little Christmas (text)
9020-C Tin soldier
9027-C Jack-in-the-box
9033-B Candy cane
9052-C Tiny tree with dots
9053-C Tiny tree with ribbons
9054-C Santa pull toy
9055-C Reindeer pull toy
9056-C Wobbly Santa toy


linda-MittenAlertOutside-smI wanted to announce the newest addition to the Eat Cake Graphics Design Team, Linda McClain! Welcome Linda!

She sent in this wonderful mitten project – it’s all ONE card! I love the mitten, it looks so snuggly and warm. The first photo (above) is the outside of the card, and this one (below) is the inside.


She also shared her instructions, here’s what she wrote…

Here are a few other tips for making a card like this (brave souls):

  1. To make the mitten you can use the new Nestabilities Nested Mittens die cut. So much fun! Hobby Lobby has some lovely embossed felt in their craft isle, and I found the fake fur in their fabric section. You can sew two mittens together with a button-hole stitch so you can slip a dollar or something fun inside it, and then attach the fake fur with fabric glue (Fabri-Tac). The leaf, berry, pine cone, etc., were from a stash of flower picks I dissected for their parts. I have a stash of all the fancy Scrapbooking, archival safe Prima flowers, but I often turn to the fake flower section of Hobby Lobby for unique and cheap flower embellishments. Just pull off what you need from the arrangements and throw the rest away.
  2. For the inside, the chipboard frames are from Maya Road. Just paint them with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint (Peeled Paint) and sponge them with distress inks. The sentiments were printed from my computer and layered under the frames. You can tie the bow to the frame before adhering the sentiment underneath it – a fun way to embellish chipboard frames.
  3. To color this adorable image from Eat Cake Graphics, just stamp him onto some Neenah paper and a couple more times on your coordinating pattern paper and paper piece away. I added a little Rock Candy Distress Stickles to the snow as a last thought and love how it came out.
  4. eat cake graphics stamps used:
    1118-G Hit with snowball (ouch!)


wanda-tag-smwanda-tag-detail-smWanda sent in these darling winter wonderland tags. I love the scallop and the use of red –  the circle around the tag hole, under the scallop and of course the bits she colored in on the stamps. These looks so vintage with the toned down colors and little bits of glitter.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1185-F Susan skates like a pro
5070-B Tiny Tweet (wearing ear muffs)
7058-K Christmas tree


georgia-thanks-so-much-smGeorgia sent this card in a little bit ago but I thought I would post it now. In this hustle and bustle time of the year it’s always nice to have a little “thanks so much” card as well. Too cute Georgia!

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1148-J Hadley and kitty give Buddy a big hug (GF)


meg-i-can-explain-smOh my goodness I think at one time or another we’ve all owed Santa a letter like this. :) 

Meg created this too cute little card and I’m sure Santa will understand.
Here’s Meg’s instructions:

  1. I stamped “Sophie Willoughby and her letter” onto Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream and colored with copics. I also stamped her again on a piece of white scrap to cut out and pop up for her letter.
  2. I framed her with Waltzingmouses’s Vintage Labels 4 stamped with Papertry Ink Hibiscus ink, die cut with Nesabilities Labels 4, and sponged around the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
  3. The “note” was a journal card from Echo Park’s Everybody Loves Christmas pack, and the stickers are from the same pack.
  4. The background is Papertrey Ink Simply Chartruese, stamped with PTI Polka Dot Basics II in Ripe Avocado ink, then bordered with PTI Hibiscus and Scarlet Jewel cardstock.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1096-F Sophie Willoughby and her letter


Even though the snow is falling this card feels wonderfully warm.

Dagi sent this in and once again her coloring technique adds so much. I love the brown theme – even the sky is not the traditional blue. And could Santa be hiding something in his coat for kitty too?

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1098-K Santa looking down
1099-E James in his winter coat and hat
1100-E Camille in her winter coat
2012-E Marmie’s point of view
7073-N Winter trees

other stamps used:
Speech bubble Hero Arts, Ho! Ho! Ho! Waltzingmouse
For the “Snowflakes” I used the Snow Marker from Marvy.


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