Lynne Jardine - Thanks - Mailbox bears

Here’s a sweet little Thanks card from Lynne. I just love the spot of red in the mailbox and that she added a few enamel dots. She said she colored everything in with watercolor pencils and added a bit of clear gloss to the little mailbox flag. The background was created with chalks – I just love the little hint of clouds and grass.

She did say that she tried to add a shadow to the “Thanks” but says, “I stamped it off a bit too much so it just looks like a smudge here. LOL.” I think it looks just fine. :)

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
4004-F Nell and Wylie (mailbox bears)
8225-D Thanks (text)

Lynne Jardine Sadie Goose


Here’s a sweet little card of Thanks made by Lynne. I just love the simplicity – just little Sadie goose stamped and cut out and a simple “thanks”. I love the background stencil and Lynne’s addition of a few sparkly sequins. Oh so sweet.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
5048-F Sadie goose (front)


I’ve been seeing all the craze there’s been with watercolors and stamping so the lines of the stamp somewhat disappear. I decided to give it a try with this card using my Rowley jumps yippee! stamp multiple times. I think I still need a little practice – I see the lines of the stamps a little more than I wanted to. But I think it came out pretty swell.

After watercoloring Rowley I thought I’d like some faint clouds in the background so I got out my colored pencils and picked the lightest blue I could find. I also added a little pencil texture to the puppies too.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
3003-G Rowley jumps yippee!
(the “thank you” was stamped with an alphabet stamp set by Concord & 9th)

Donna West Thanks bear

Today I’m showing a fun little thank you card that Donna made. I love the way she’s colored little Benjamin bear. Adding the little bit of yellow shading and the tan on the bottom really looks wonderful! All her embellishments are just so perfect!

Here’s what Donna says:
I colored this card with my Prisma pencils and used Gamsol for blending. I treated myself to some new dies from my Favorite Things and the image is on the new die set called stitched scallop squares. I added a giant button and tied some gold twine from May Arts. The plaid paper is from My Favorite Things Plaid 6×6 pad. The words are from Hero Arts.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
4015-G Benjamin bear just sits

Lynne Jardine - A big hug

Isn’t this a wonderful Thanks card! Lynne sent it in and it’s so bright a cheery. I always love the way she colors her images, they have a sweet softness to them. For this card she chose to “outline” everything in a raspberry red which I think is very fun. Adding the details of faux stitching lines, little bits of bling and the tag stapled to the top really finishes it off.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1148-J Hadley and kitty give Buddy a big hug (GF)
8225-D Thanks (text)


Here’s a cute card from Lori. I love the combination of hot pink and black. Black always frames images so well, it just makes them stand out so much. The colors she chose are just so cheery and I love her addition of little flowers to her shirt and a hot pink color to the dog.

Lori says:
I can’t think of a better way to say “thanks” than with a handmade card. Hadley and Kitty are giving Buddy a great BIG THANK HUG! So cute!!! All the coloring is done with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils along with Gamsol and Blending Stumps. Main image is layered on circles and a die-cut doiley. The sentiment is stamped with a neon ink and heat embossed with clear ep. I LOVE how bold this sentiment is! It really makes a statement. It’s a “must have” stamp! A little touch of vibrant pink glitter on and some black epoxy hearts finish the card perfectly.


Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1148-J Hadley and kitty give Buddy a big hug (GF)
8225-D Thanks (text)


holly-crumbs-thank-youWell I’ve already gotten a number of projects from the design team – yeah! The first post will begin Wednesday morning.

Today I’d thought I’d show you a little card I created using one of my favorite stamps – Crumbs the flying mouse. I started with the background, using some distress inks and water, a little spritzing of color. I then flicked white paint all over the card. I stamped Crumbs and colored him in with my pencils. The clouds are from a die made by Memory Box – it’s actually row of hanging clouds which I cut apart.


Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)

celine-house-smIsn’t this the cutest little thank you card. Celine sent this in. I love the curling words following behind little Crumbs in his paper airplane.

Here’s what Celine wrote
“Crumbs the mouse was the inspiration for this card. I knew I wanted to depict him zipping away with a greeting of some sort trailing behind him. My first inclination was to position him buzzing through the treetops, but changed my mind when I put him next to Callie the dog. After settling on those two images, the rest fell into place easily.

I used a speckled cardstock (Paper Cut’s “Milkweed”) for the base. I used Photoshop to draw the steps, door, and siding for the house, and Inkscape to create the spiral “Thank You!” sentiment. These were printed directly onto the cardstock.

I used Prismacolors to color the house, door, and steps and then stamped Crumbs and Callie onto bright white cardstock, colored and cut them out. I stamped “Kitties in the Window” directly onto the cardstock, and colored them with Prisma Colors. I stamped the kitties again onto brown cardstock and cut out just the window frame. I glued everything down, and highlighted the sentiment with yellow to make it stand out a bit more. I drew the grass in by hand, then added shadows and more color with Prismacolors.”

eat cake graphics stamps used:

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


annie-thanks3-smannie-thanks2-smMaybe now that the holidays are over it’s time to write a few thank yous. Annie created this beautiful pull out card. Kind of makes you want to give gifts just to receive pretty thank yous. :)

eat cake graphics stamps used:
7044-V Magical flowers (left big)
7046-S Magical flowers (right big)


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