She was Happy Lori Barnett Watermarked

Here’s a wonderfully happy card from Lori. I love the red and aqua. And using the hint of aqua in the background, framing the main image, really shows off Herbert’s white shirt. Sweet!

Lori writes:
Someone looks twitterpated! HA! Mildred and Herbert make the cutest couple, don’t you think?! Cracks me up just thinking about all the captions that could be used for this image. I used a sentiment stamps you might not think to use with it. The full stamp says “In her handbag was chocolate. She was happy.”  I just inked up the part of I wanted…and wallah! It works! That’s a great way to get more miles out of a sentiment stamp. Easy cheesy! The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The hearts have glitter pen painted on, then topped with glossy accents. What a happy couple!

Here’s a close up:

She was happy Closeup Lori Barnett Watermarked

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1016-J Main Squeeze
8166-E In her handbag

Lynne Jardine Valentines Day

Lynne’s been making a Valentine’s card and isn’t it just so sweet! She thought this was a fab image for a Valentine… she loved that real happy hug, though she added she’s thinking I need to lose a pound or two LOL ;)

Here’s what Lynne did:
I’ve coloured it with watercolour pencils and then popped up on dimensionals.  I had a little scrap of matching paper so I paper pieced her dress and added clear gloss to his glasses and their shoes.  A wee tip I learned recently .. use funky foam to die cut your sentiment (great idea Lynne, I’ll have to try it), makes it stand out more!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1016-J Main Squeeze

monica-mrknickerbocker-love  Here’s a wonderful little card with a great big heart from Monica. She’s used Mr. Knickerbocker and he’s certainly showing his love. She used the sweetest little X’s and O’s background and added little jewels for a bit of fun. This is a great card for upcoming Valentines Day or any day you want to share how much you love someone.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1041-J Mr. Knickerbocker doesn’t know

kelly-snowman-assembledA wonderful Valentine’s card from Kelly. This little snowman is so cute holding a little “be my valentine” banner. Kelly does such a great job with embellishments – from the snowflakes and hearts to the little string holding the banner flags.

On a little side note, there’s a song titled “I Melt with You”. The version I love was actually on a GMC Acadia car commercial and was done by Nouvelle Vague. I told my husband I wanted the car just because of the commercial – good grief, talk about advertising at it’s best. Oh, I couldn’t afford the car, but I could afford the song on iTunes. :)

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1193-J Snowman (assembled)

heike-cloud9-smHeike created another fun card. She thought that Baxter the dog looked like he could jump from cloud to cloud to cloud. I love her color choice – the peachy sky and background. The added touch of the fluffy felt clouds really do make it seem like he’s bouncing along in the sky.

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cathrine-boxes-sm Cathrine is at it again, this time she’s created these cute little boxes.

She started with 3 inch clear boxes and embellished them not only on the outside but also inside as well – with CANDY!

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I just love the bright, cheery colors and the way she colored the dog just makes him pop off the box. These would be such a wonderful treat to receive!

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The month of February is all about Valentines and here’s a darn cute project from Kelly. She covered an Altoid-like tin. The little stamp she used is actually a Christmas stamp, but she covered up the “to Santa” and wrote “My True Love”. She added the cute little hearts and embossed polka-dot background.

And if that wasn’t enough, when you open the tin up there are coupons inside.
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Too cute! Makes me want to go out and buy some Altoids just so I can have the tin!

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heike-gofroggie-smA card full of love from Heike I. in Germany.

While Valentines is certainly the next big card day you could make this for anytime. So many times I think hearts=pink or red, but clearly I need to rethink that. :) I love the unexpected colors of turquoise and orange.

I also love all of the little details – the ribbon, the the greenery and the little orange hearts. Heike said she stamped the frog and then stamped it in reverse. The only way that I know how to do this is stamp the frog on something else and stamp that something else onto whatever it is you’re working on. A fun technique!

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annie-love-smAll ya need is love…ok well maybe that and some cookies. :)

Annie sent in this card and I thought it was too cute – all the little hearts floating around a loveable bear. Annie, being the artist she is, drew the big red heart and then punched out the little ones. This card is sure to let someone know that you love them.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
4011-E Filmore bear

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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

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