meg-dog-smMeg actually sent this card to me in the mail! I was so excited when I opened it up. I love the 3-D dog and can’t wait to try the technique. AND best of all you don’t need those silly glasses like you do at the movies.
1. Fargo Fradey was stamped three times onto Papertrey Ink’s Harvest Gold. I added some shading with Copic Y21, and used prismacolor pencils on his eyes, nose, and tongue. Then I cut him out in layers (his back legs and tail; his body and front legs; and his head) and attached using foam tape.
2. I made a spring for him to bounce off the page with by wrapping a piece of wire around a pencil about eight times, then used 3-D glue dots to embed each end of the wire and attach to the card and to Fargo.
3. The patterned paper is Stampin’ Up (discontinued) Washington Apple. I stamped the sentiment using Stampin’ Up’s Bashful Blue, and attached it with a pop-dot.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
3018-F Fargo Fradey
8042-D Did someone say cake!?! (text)

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meg-cake-smWhen I opened up this card that Meg sent in I just had to smile. You might not know but I’m a red-headed freckle-faced girl, so I immediately saw myself as a little girl with a big ol’ empty plate. :)

Here’s what Meg did:

1. Cut out banner using Papertrey Ink’s banner dies, adhered to card, and added stickers and buttons.
2. Stamped Abagail is Too Late for Cake onto Papertrey Ink’s Rustic Cream paper and colored with copics.  Stamped again onto patterned paper and cut out for her bow, dress, and shoes.
3. Stamped “Did Someone say Cake!?!” using Colorbox Rouge Chalk Ink.
4. Adhered sentiment, Abagail, and brackets using pop-dots.
The patterned paper and stickers are from Echo Park’s Life is Good collection.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
5017-R All the animals stacked up
8138-E Merry everything (text)

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Linda is at it again! I love the pink and black color scheme. And how perfect is her pink recipe paper in the background.

She also sent in a close-up shot so you can see how she layered the plate and even her shoes!

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eat cake graphics stamps used:
1021-F Abagail’s Too Late for Cake
8039-C Just One More Cookie

Supplies used:
Paper – October Afternoon Modern Homemaker and Thrift Shop, Stampin’ Up! Neutrals, Neenah
Inks – Copic Markers, Distress Inks Antique Linen, Memento
Tools – Nestabilities, Sewing Machine
Fibers – Some of my stockpiled lace, My Mind’s Eye Seam Binding
Other Mediums – Stampin’ Up! pastels for Abagail’s cheeks
Glitter – Ritz Crystal Micro Fine Glitter
Techniques – Paper Piecing, Sewing, Distressing

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danielle-1-smDanielle created this wonderful birthday card with lots of glitz! I love the way she slightly shaded the edges of the main picture and then made the fancy beads go over it.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)

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annie-toolateforcake-smSo a little bit of a confession…this is my birthday week, and even though it’s already past mid week I’ll be posting a few birthday related cards.

The first one was sent in by Annie. Oh what yum I say. She stamped Penelope and kitty Percy and the word bubble…but she actually drew the cake! Isn’t it the cutest!

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1073-J Penelope and kitty Percy fly
8011-D Am I too late for cake (text)

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annie-gottapee-smAnnie created this cute little card – I’m sure we can relate!

She stamped the windows, stairs, word bubble and little girl, but drew in the rest. She colored everything with Copic markers.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1010-E Emmy and Doodle bear
6012-L Stairs
6017-J Single window
8114-C Gotta pee (text)

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Moon created the cutest little baby bunny cards! She made one in pink and one in blue. She said the postage border was cut from a Sizzix die. Too cute for words!

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eat cake graphics stamps used:
5051-E Curious Cottontail bunny

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Wanda sent in this oh-so-happy little card. The colors she chose are so cheery and the butterfly punched border is just perfect. In the detail photo below you can see she added a wee bit of glitter to make the butterflies sparkle.

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eat cake graphics stamps used:
1135-M Abundance (MMM-butterflies)

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Wanda created this very cute birthday card. I love the circle and the scalloped one underneath – a really nice way to make an image stand out. That, and she actually cut the bear out and used thick tape behind him so he’s dimensional.

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eat cake graphics stamps used:
4005-E Arthur Alooishus in his stripe shirt

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linda-thankyou-sm Linda sent this card in and she couldn’t get out of the Christmas mood yet! I’m so glad – this is the cutest! It’s a thank you card and it’s just perfect with the little kids and their reindeer sweaters.

Linda also said…

  • Sewing on cards is one of my very favorite techniques. I usually attach my sewn panels to my card by using score tape over the stitches across the back of the panel. It keeps the stitches from unraveling. While stitching on paper is easy, it is less forgiving than stitching on fabric. If you make a mistake, you can’t really pull out your stitches without risking tearing the paper. So, every time you change the thread or bobbin, change from straight to zig-zag, adjust the size or length of your stitches, etc., try a few stitches on scrap paper. And, always make sure you have enough thread in your bobbin.
  • Next time your looking for fun embellishments for your cards, check out the artificial flower isles. My bouquet on top of the bow is a flower pick from Hobby Lobby.
  • Embossing plates and folders aren’t just for cardstock. Try them on your pattern/designer paper for an interesting effect. I used the Cuttlebug dotted Swiss embossing folder on the striped paper and the white card stock.
  • Make a glittery frame around your image by sprinkling glitter over score tape applied placed around the outer edges.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1097-M Sweaters for Christmas

Supplies used:
Paper – Stampin’ Up!, Neenah, Bo Bunny Back to Basics and Bo Bunny A Gift of Love
Inks – Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Tools – Stampin’ Up!’s Window Tab Punch; Cuttlebug’s Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; Nestabilities Classic Square
Embellishments – Hobby Lobby flower pick
Fibers – Stampin’ Up! Satin Ribbon, Stampin’ Up! Silver Cord, DMC Embroidery Floss
Glitter – Stampendous

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