Thursday, January 27, 2011

Everyone Loves Red Velvet, Right?


So, I don’t know exactly how to explain this, but something about seeing everyone’s Valentine’s Day projects has made me want to join in. Personally, I’m kind of anti-Valentine’s – I think it’s way too commercial and that we have 365 days to tell people close to us that we love them. I suppose I’m going soft . . .



I’ve been planning to use my From the Kitchen cartridge since I bought it last week, and thankfully, Robyn over at My Pink Stamper gave me a reason. Her challenge was to make something, “yummy.” In addition to wanting to use my FTK cart, I wanted to make a more elegant card and I wanted it to be appropriate for Valentine’s Day. I immediately knew I wanted to make a red velvet cake. I’m a diehard traditionalist and I love vintage hobnail milk glass. All of these ideas evolved into my inspiration for this card.


This card took very little time and was extremely easy to make.
Here are the details, or the “recipe,” if you will:

Cardstock: Paper Company Vintage Fashion Colors Red for the 5”x7” Card base; tan mat is 4.75” x 6.75”.
Patterned Paper: K.I. Memories Classic Print Paper Pad; the mat is cut at 4.5” x 6.5”.
The cake plate and cake were cut at 4” and the plate was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.
Stamp: TPC Studio Greetings.
Ink: Studio G.
Adhesives: ZIg 2 Way and Glue Glider Pro.

I know it looks extremely simple, but I think that’s what makes it great. Nothing says I love you like a red velvet cake!

Have a Blessed Day!


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