Here’s a Happy New Year card from Kim. What a way to start off 2016! I love her use of doilies as a background! And all those sparkles  throughout the card remind me of the glittery ball dropping in Times Square – not that I’ve been, but I’ve seen it on TV. :)

Kim says:
I just love this robot stamp for so many occasions. It’s very versatile. I stamped them on cardstock, heat embossed in black, and colored with copic markers. I wanted the middle robot to be a girly robot in purple and all sparkly like she was dressed up for a New Years Eve party! I added glitter glue to her dress, some adhesive pearls for a necklace, and some adhesive rhinestones to each robot to dress them up too. Then I layered the stamp image on a gray polka dot base card, with some purple doilies, several ribbons, and a sentiment to complete.

Happy New Year everyone!!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1053-S The Boys (stick robots)

Diane Kaufman - sending love

Here’s a fun card for just about anytime from Diane Kaufman. She started with the perfect little fluffy cloud and sunshine paper for her background. Stamping little Penelope and kitty Percy she then cut them out – that’s a bit of cutting if I do say so myself. I love how she added a wee bit of sparkle to the flying fish. The little banner flying behind is just so sweet – topping it off with just a few clear drops was just perfect.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1073-J Penelope and kitty Percy fly

Kim Klinkovsky -wintertime

Kim’s created a great piece that’s more than a card – it’s a canvas! She’s combined two very wintery stamps and did a wonderful job.

Kim says:
It’s winter time! I wanted to create a home décor piece I could either put on canvas or frame. I started with these two gorgeous stamps on cardstock to create the scene and heat embossed it all in metallic gold to make it shimmer. I colored it in with copic markers, added some glossy accents for glass as the windows, added some icicle glitter glue, and shaved ice to really make it snowy. Tore the bottom edge, border punched the top with snowflakes, adhered to blue snowflake paper, and then adhered the whole piece to this lighter 12×12 snowflake paper. I added some stickers for a title, snowflakes, and words on the bottom. And scattered some adhesive rhinestones all over to make it complete.

Here’s a detail view – just look at all that snow!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
6040-Q 52 Winters Lane (house)
7068-P Lake shoreline

Paula Downs - holly and kitty woogs

Because of a holiday cold (good grief) I haven’t gotten as many posts written as I would have hoped. So today, this wonderful Christmas day, I’m sharing some incredible cards sent in by the talented Paula Downs.

Paula Downs - skating

Paula Downs - santa and kitties

Paula Downs - Paw humbug

Paula Downs - lulu and the tree

Happy Christmas everyone!!
Holly

Here’s a fun Santa Claus is coming to town card from Kim. She used the traditional red and green theme and I think what she did is just swell.

She writes:
I found this pattern paper that had a lot of my favorite holiday prints in rows all on one sheet and thought this is perfect for a holiday card. The sheet music reminds me of all the holiday songs we sing this time of year. The argyle print reminds me of holiday sweaters, and candy cane stripes. I wanted Santa at center stage and heat embossed him and the sign with metallic gold that has a touch of shimmer and colored with copic markers. Then I added just a touch of silver glitter glue to give his Santa’s suit a little sparkle. And I cut these wonderful glitter tree stickers and placed them at bottom of the page to look like Santa had just taken off.

Ho Ho Ho…Merry Christmas!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
8094-R Santa’s sleigh
8214-I Santa stops here sign (text)

Here’s an adorable card from Kim Klinkovsky. She used little Abagail which she says “…is versatile for any holiday, any occasion, all year long.” She wanted to present her as a holiday hostess serving hot chocolate (oh what yum) to her guests and I think she did just that! She looks oh so cute in her little red dress with tinsel trim. And I just love all that’s going on with the prints, pom moms and other fun embellishments.

Here’s what Kim did:
I colored her with copic markers, glitter pens, cut her out, and adhered her with 3D pop dots for some dimension. Then I added some tinsel ribbon to her dress and her bow to mimic reindeer antlers. I colored her plate with a silver pen. Stamped two cups of hot chocolate, colored with Copic markers, cut them out, and adhered to the plate. Cheers! Eat, drink, & be merry!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1021-F Abagail’s too late for cake
9016-B Cup of hot chocolate

Donna West - Where the milk and cookies

Here’s a wonderful Christmas card from Donna West. She’s used oodles of textured papers in the background, but even with all that going on the main image on the scalloped circle still shines. I just love her coloring as always.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3058-M Where the milk and cookies go pets
8212-F Where the milk and cookies go (text)

Monica Poo Mr Who Ornaments

I found a post I’d written but I must have not hit the actual “publish” button because oh my goodness I don’t see it anywhere! Monica Poo was on my design team a little bit ago and made these for a Christmas card challenge she was in. Aren’t they just the sweetest! And what a great idea to make a Christmas card that you can actually use as an ornament. I love the little plaid background and the red wreath. Having Mr. Who sit on the little sentiment banner was a wonderful idea. Thanks so very much Monica.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
5067-D Mr. Who (owl)

Holly - believe in the magic

I guess at the moment I’m into mostly white cards – well, not that I’ve created all that many, but sometimes white just looks so lovely. I wanted to create something using these bunnies and some dimensional plastic (Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi – Clearly for Art) that I had purchased awhile back and “oh my goodness” found while I was looking for something else. I think this must be my mantra. :)

I stamped the holiday flowers and watercolored them. I stamped them again and using the Clearly for Art plastic. This stuff you can heat and mold it – it keeps its shape and if you mess up, just heat it again and it’ll go flat. Anyway, I then die cut a large circle out of the front part of the card. I laid everything out – one bunny is stamped directly on the background, the other I cut out so it could peek over the circle. I embossed the sentiment and then cut it out. To put the card together I used foam tape. I glued the flowers on top of the ones I had stamped and added a little shimmer stitch with a pen.

Holly - believe in the magic-detail

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Holly

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5098-D Snow bunny up
5099-D Snow bunny sits
7075-P Magical holiday flowers
8158-E Magic of Christmas (text)

Lori Barnett - Isabella

Here’s an ever so lovely card by Lori Barnett. I just love the single image and the falling sequin snow.

Here’s what Lori wrote:

Christmas is just around the corner! I think Isabella is ready to get her shopping started – even if it’s snowing outside. Isn’t she just as sweet as can be?! I gave her a beautiful red coat trimmed with fuzzy fur and red fuzzy ear warmers. The Snow Dots are stamped on the card base to create a fun tone on tone snowy background. All the coloring was done with Spectrum Noir markers. White sequins “snow” added even more fun to the design. I’m pretty sure Isabella loves how this card turned out. It certainly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas ;)
A bit of a close-up on the details.
Lori Barnett - Isabella detail

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1200-J Isabella (girl in winter coat)
7074-F Snow dots
8189-D Look a lot like Christmas (text)

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