This great project was sent in by Annie. If you’ve ever needed a calendar but maybe didn’t want to stamp every month this is a great alternative.

annie-calendar-sideAnnie decided to stamp 4 scenes, one for each season. What I thought was clever was her use of materials you could probably find at the local office supply.

She started with one of those acrylic frames used to hold pictures (or whatever). She slipped a piece of blue paper inside the frame. She used a binder clip to secure the stamped seasonal picture to the frame so it could be easily changed. Lastly, she used pre-printed small calendar for the months that’s attached to the frame.

Such a clever project!

eat cake graphics stamps used:
4002-D Little Buster bear (back)

other stamps used:
season stamps – Purple Onion Design
trees – hand drawn by Annie


danielle-fluffy-smDanielle created this wonderful birthday card. I love the way she colors – her shading just adds so much! And the embellishments she chose are just purrrrrr-fect.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
2006-G Fluffy kitty has more to say
6016-N Porch with light


linda-bigdog-smWas that a can opener Sparky heard? Hmmm…

Linda‘s card is so cute. She used a recipe theme to start with and layered the perfect papers. I love the stitching detail and the black scallop circle behind her focus circle really sets it apart from the card.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
3005-D Sparky’s a big dog
8035-D Was that a can opener (text)


jinah-fairy-smJinah created this sweet little fairy card. I just love the way she shaded her flower dress – going from raspberry to a delicate whisper of pink.

I think too that the flower punched border and the stitching are a wonderful touch.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1156-I Fairy Rose sprinkles petals


danielle-snowtasters-smIsn’t this the cutest! Danielle sent this in and I thought, hmmm, with the weather around the country being what it has been there are probably quite a few snow tasters out there!

I love her little bits of sparkly snow!

eat cake graphics stamps used:
4027-G Waldo bear tasting snow
5069-C Nutmeg squirrel
5070-B Tiny Tweet (wearing ear muffs)
8191-E Official Snow Taster


wanda-truman-smWant to send someone special a little treat? How about this cute little you’re the cat’s meow card sent in by Wanda. It’s so cheery with all banners in the background and the touch of ribbon she added is just right.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
2002-F Kitty Truman


linda-feltcookies-smThis card from Linda was actually posted in January but she sent in another picture with some felt cookies she created! They are just so cute! I’ve already ordered a little felt myself and want to try and make some – and remember 0 calories, what could be better than that! :)

And if you’re looking for a great place to get felt I thought I’d share a nice little shop on Etsy. I’ve ordered from her in the past and the felt is really nice quality…BenzieBazaar.

Enjoy! And Happy Valentines Day to you all!


kriss-lookingforlove-sm Here is the 3rd Valentine’s day inspired card by guest designer Kriss.

This time she used a stamp created for Halloween. Witch Hazel is all dressed in pink and lookin’ for love – watch out fellas! Thanks Kriss!

Here are her instructions:

  1. Cut light pink cardstock to 2.5” x 5.5” and mount to 4.25” x 5.5” dark pink top-folded card.
  2. Stamp Witch Hazel with black ink on white cardstock.  Color with watercolor pencils, blend, and trim to size.  Ink edges with black ink and mount to card.
  3. In a word processing program, type and print greeting on medium shade of pink cardstock.  Trim each word, ink the edges with black ink, and mount to card.
  4. Punch tiny heart from pink cardstock and attach to card.

    Finished card: 4.25” x 5.5”
    eat cake graphics stamps used:
    1083-Q Witch Hazel and Blackie Fly

    Other supplies:
    Archival™ Ink Stamp Pad – Jet Black, Ranger Industries
    Watermark Resist Ink Pad, Ranger Industries
    Watercolor Pencils, Faber-Castell
    Blender Pen, Marvy-Uchida
    White and two shades of Pink Cardstock
    AR Christy Font, Microsoft Word


    kriss-valentinekisses-sm Here is the 2nd card from guest designer Kriss.

    The little girl is actually a stamp I drew with winter in mind –  she is tasting snowflakes…but oh how cute to she is as a Valentines treat with kisses and everything!

    Here are Kriss’s instructions:

    1. Mount 4” x 5.25” red cardstock panel to 4.25” x 5.5” white side-folded card.
    2. Stamp Becky with black ink, color with watercolor pencils, blend, and cut out into oval shape.
    3. Cut out larger red oval, and even larger white scallop oval. Mount the three layers together and adhere to the middle, right-side of card.
    4. Stamp and emboss greeting in lower left corner.
    5. Doodle tiny hearts and dots from the upper left corner leading to Becky.
    6. For added dimension, cover shoes with Glossy Accents.

    Finished card: 4.25” x 5.5”
    eat cake graphics stamps used:
    1184-E Becky’s Tasting Snow

    Other supplies:
    Valentine stamp, Purple Onion Designs
    Archival™ Ink Stamp Pad – Jet Black, Ranger Industries
    Glossy Accents, Ranger Industries
    Watermark Resist Ink Pad, Ranger Industries
    Seafoam Embossing Powder, Ranger Industries
    Inkssentials Opaque Pen, Ranger Industries
    Watercolor Pencils, Prismacolor
    Blender Pen, Marvy-Uchida
    Oval and Scallop Oval Dies, Nestabilities by Spellbinders
    Cuttlebug, Die Cutting Machine, Provo Craft
    White and Red Cardstock


    kriss-valentinecandy-sm Kriss agreed awhile back to be a guest designer – yeah!

    With the thought of Valentines just around the corner she created 3 cards using stamps which were actually created with different holidays in mind.
    Here is the first along with her instructions.

    1. Mount 3.75” x 5” pink cardstock panel to 4” x 5.25” red cardstock panel, and then mount to 4.25” x 5.5” white top-folded card.
    2. Stamp Candy Eatin’ Sister two times with black ink, color one of the entire images and just the sleeves and arms of the little boy of the other image with watercolor pencils and blend.
    3. Using red cardstock, cut out a heart slightly larger than the pumpkin, ink the edges with black ink and glue up-side-down on top of pumpkin of the image that has been completely colored. Cut out shirt sleeves and arms of second image and glue into place on complete image. Mount to card.
    4. Stamp Tip #25 with black ink on red cardstock and trim off the top portion (Halloween Tip #25) and around the other three edges. If needed, ink edges with black ink. Mount to card.
    5. Cut three layers of hearts with white, pink, and red cardstock pieces. Run middle heart through an embossing folder and stamp little heart with XOXO and black ink. Glue three heart layers together and mount to card.

    Finished card: 4.25” x 5.5”
    eat cake graphics stamps used:
    1084-L Candy Eatin’ Sister
    8059-D Tip #25 Sister Won’t

    Other supplies:
    XOXO stamp, Purple Onion Designs
    Archival™ Ink Stamp Pad – Jet Black, Ranger Industries
    Watercolor Pencils, Faber-Castel
    Blender Pen, Marvy-Uchida
    Heart Dies, Provo Craft
    Embossing Folder, Provo Craft
    Cuttlebug, Die Cutting Machine, Provo Craft
    White, Pink, and Red Cardstock


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