donna west - on the road again

Here’s a wonderful card from Donna. This is actually a Christmas stamp – there’s a tree that usually sits on top of the family car, but Donna loves the image so much she wanted to use it for another season. She’s doing a vacation theme challenge and just cut off the Christmas tree and blacked out the license plate so now this cute family is off to enjoy nature and the mountains for their vacation. Just love it!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
8095-M Getting the family tree


Donna West - mr bun moving card

Today we get a real treat from Donna. This is a movable card – using what else but a PENNY (well, actually two). She says along with your 2 cents you’ll need a circle die (she used one from My Favorite Things). For the map, she actually downloaded one from Google for her background paper. This is so clever and so fun I can’t wait to try making one myself!

Donna will actually be teaching this at the Occassional Artist in Glendale, Arizona this month! If you’re in the area please do check out her class.

Donna West - mr bun moving card - detail

Here’s a close-up so you can see the pennies.

Donna West - mr bun moving card - detail penny

For those who can’t get to Arizona, I’ve found this little video on YouTube.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
5036-K Mr. Bun in his speedy basket

Kim Klinkovsky - Not lostKim Klinkovsky - Not lost details

It’s time for Stuart and Scooter to go on an adventure! Kim did a wonderful job on this oh-so-fun traveling themed card. She said this stamp is versatile for many occasions and that Stuart and Scooter and their paper box airplane remind us to never stop playing, smiling, and dreaming. The postage stamp embossed paper is perfect to document their travels. She colored Stuart and Scooter with Copic markers, Ranger Tim Holtz mini ink and a blender pen, and a little sparkle here and there with glitter pens.

Kim did a fabulous job putting this card together, her coloring, all the dimension and finishing things off with the perfect embellishments.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1074-G Stuart and puppy Scooter fly

Lynne Jardine Good Luck

Here’s a fabulous Good Luck card from Lynne. She said that this is such a happy image – that her dog loves to have her head out the window too! I love that she chose to frame her scene in a circle with a little pen made stitching. Lynn used her watercolor pencils to color Lewis and Trudy in. She added a bit of Wink of Stella and clear gloss to the centers of the wheels and bumpers (I wish my cars wheels and bumpers looked this good). She said she also added a bit of clear gloss to the building windows and star. Just grand!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
8016-E Lewis and Trudy’s wild ride

Donna West Having Fun

Here’s a totally fun and adorable scene sent in by Donna. She said she has an annual trip to Disneyland with her grandsons – 5 of them! She said that it’s quite an adventure. This image looks like Lewis and Trudy are up for a Disneyland adventure too!

I just love the layered hills, so cheery and the pop of red in the car and her little arrow sign are just great. I believe she actually stamped the car and then cut a little bit around the wheels so the grass would just fit under them. She topped it off with a fun sentiment and some twine.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
8016-E Lewis and Trudy’s wild ride

This card from Kelly makes me want to go somewhere! Starting with the perfect sentiment, I think this is where she must have gotten her inspiration for the theme and color. I love all the layers and wonkiness in which she placed everything. Adding Lewis and Trudy in the white square with her scribble line border and shadow under the car is great. Now lets be off on a grand adventure, shall we.

Here’s a close-up showing the car with it’s Glossy Accents finish.


Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
8016-E Lewis and Trudy’s wild ride

monica-are-we-there-yet2An ever so sweet card featuring the infamous road trip words “are we there yet?” Monica did this and I love that she started the background with a circle. She stamped everything and then cut it all out. The little trees are from a bigger stamp which she made great use of. She added some sweet colored jewels to add just a wee bit of bling. Lewis and Trudy are looking so cute and are packed for a great adventure.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
7068-P Lake shoreline (partial)
8016-E Lewis and Trudy’s wild ride

celine-curiosity-smThe children are away, and now it’s the cats’ turn to play! I’d sure say so. Celine sent in this cute kitty card and I think something is going to be derailed here shortly. =^..^=

She said she used a combination of watercolors, acrylics and Prismacolors to color this scene.  She also said that her stamp positioner got a real work-out, too.

eat cake graphics stamps used:

This card is really great because Kriss actually used a Christmas stamp and by masking, took away some parts and made it into a great road trip card. The actual stamp starts as this:

kriss-8095MI love the use of the map, it adds authenticity to the feeling of an actual road trip. And of course I love seeing what people do with stamps that start out as one thing and end up being something completely different. Thanks Kriss for the great idea!

If you’d like to make this card here’s what Kriss did:

  1. Cut map to 4” x 5.2” and mount to front of 4.25” x 5.5” blue side-folded card.
  2. Mask the tree of Getting the Family Tree stamp with a Post-It note and ink stamp with Jet Black ink. Remove Post-It and stamp image on 2.75” x 4” white cardstock. Stamp saying and color images.
  3. Stamp license plate part of Getting the Family Tree stamp on white cardstock. Cut out license plate and use backside to make your own custom plate. Glue on top of existing license plate on car.
  4. Mount to 3” x 4.25” black cardstock and mount to card.
  5. Stamp bottom right corner with speed limit.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
8095-M Getting the Family Tree

Other supplies:
Archival™ Ink Stamp Pad – Jet Black, Ranger Industries
Watercolor Pencils, Faber-Castell
Blender Pen, Marvy-Uchida
Word Bubble Stamp, Stampin’ Up
Speed Limit and 65 Stamps, Close to My Heart
White, Blue & Black Cardstock
Post-It Note
Map, Found Object



Georgia created a fun Road Trip card for this summer’s travel adventures. I love the use of her background map! Can’t you just see them toodling down the road – parent’s driving, kid’s in the backseat pokin’ and jabbin’ and playing games and the family dog in the back just taking it all in. I love her use of red – the car, the ribbon, even the lines on the map. Very cute!

Stay tuned tomorrow for another clever travel card.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
8021-G The family vacation


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