Happy Pink Saturday

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Happy Pink Saturday. Bev From How Sweet The Sound is hosting this wonderful event. So, please stop by Bev's place to see all of the posts with their pink signature. What fun, my sister, Susan is joining Pink Saturday today.

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I have a gift for you today.

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For several weeks now you have been watching me paint pink. I thought why not paint together. I love making hand-made cards, first because I love creating something special for a friend, and secondly because cards are so expensive.

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Last year I designed some cake cards for my fabulous baker sister, Lynne. She loves to decorate cakes, something I really admire. So, I designed a way for me to put icing on my cake paintings. Then I boxed them up for her to use when she packages a cake, brownies or cupcakes. If you make five and tie them in a ribbon, it makes a very sweet gift.

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There are seven cake images on this post, which are my gift to you to use in any of your projects. They are numbered and although they appear small on the post, when you click on the image it will enlarge and then you can save them to your computer. I resized them so that they would print properly.

You will just need to save it to your computer.

If you are on your PC, first click on the image to make it large, then just right click the image and the pop up menu will direct you by asking where you would like to save it. Then click on the arrow on your browser to bring you back to the post.

If you are on an Apple computer, first click on the image to make it large, then just control+click your mouse at the same time. A pop up menu will direct you to save it to your desktop, computer etc. Then click on the arrow on your browser to bring you back to the post.

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If you have a problem or don't feel comfortable with this process, just leave a comment on this post telling me and leave your e-mail, I'll send you the JPEG file. JPEG files let you save it to your computer and it will print very nicely. You will just have to tell it what size to print. I love printing multiples. Two 5 x 7's fit perfectly on an 8 1/2 x 11" sheet. After you print one, you can copy them too.

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Now if we are going to do a craft together, we might as well listen to music by Disney to help our Creative Muse along. When you have everything you need to paint along, just come back here and follow the steps. Here is what you will need to create a card

Supplies you will need

Fabric paint in your cake icing color.
A glue stick
Roller glue tape
Embellishments of your choice
Card stock
Glitter Glue
A print of one of your cake images
A pair of scissors

Card stock is available at scrapbooking stores, Michael's, Joanne's Fabrics, AC Moore and office supply stores like Staples, Office Max etc. You can buy reams of inexpensive cover sheet paper at the office supply stores, as well as lovely 5 x 7 envelopes. They even have them in pastels.

Here is the magical part. These dimensional Fabric Paints look just like cake icing, and they are 3 D.

Dimensional Fabric Paint

Step One
Save the images of cake to your computer

Step Two
Print the image onto white card stock. Printing two on a page is perfect for creating 5 x 7 cards
(you can print on regular white paper too, but the card stock looks very nice)

Step Three
Cut out a 5 x 7 cake, or cut the cake out.

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Fold your cardstock in half to create a 5 x 7 card.

Using your glue stick or double-sided tape attach your cake image to the card stock

Step Four
Using your fabric paint tube design your icing on your cake

Add icing dimensional fabric paint

Add icing dimensional fabric paint

Add details with dimensional fabric paint

Allow it to dry completely (begin working on another cake)

Step Five
Embellish with your choice of doodads by using glue. Using a paint brush, I like to paint with 3-D Glitter Glue.



Use paint brush to detail with glitter glue

Allow it to dry completely (begin working on another cake)

Embellished card

Now you are ready to write a personal note, stamp one, or attach a printed one inside your card.

Finished Card

I hope that you enjoy your pink cake. You can use these for invitations, banners, place cards, tags, journals and crafts too.

Inside Card

The song for this post is Wishes. May all your pink wishes come true.

Happy Pink Saturday, and now to really put the icing on your cake, you can visit all the Pink Saturday posts by stopping by to say hello at Bev's place.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

What fun this will be to do...Thanks..m..

Kathleen Grace said...

What a sweet little gift! I plan on making some of these:>)

Marina Capano said...

wow!!!! I would love you to come to my tv show!!!you learned step by step!great job! I love it!



suesueb said...

what a sweet thing to share!! and your paper dress is fabulous! have a wonderful pink week.

Smilingsal said...

Beautiful cards. Happy Pink Saturday!

vintagewindow said...

Love the card. What a great idea for a birthday celebration. Kris

Miss Rhea said...

How Pretty !! That looks like you spent a lot of time on it. It is very sweet !! :) Happy Pink Saturday !!

Beverly said...

Wow, Karen. These are beautiful, and many thanks for the gift of these cakes. I will definitely use them.

Happy Pink Saturday. I'm glad your sister decided to participate. You are a talented group of ladies.


Hello Karen,

What a wonderful PINK post! I love this technique and cakes!

~ Gabriela ~

PA Fiber Artist said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you, Karen. Your post is beautiful and the cake icing looks real!


Schotzy said...

Kathy you never, ever fail to amaze and delight me! I love your generosity and your talent is definitely God-given I did copy it and I thank you! I have a special birthday coming up very soon. Actually it my daughter's Gotcha Day! The day we picked her up in Philadelphia when we adopted her from Seoul! Special blessings to you!!!!!

g said...

Wow, you're such an inspirational teacher! Thanks!

Virginia said...

What a wonderful Pink post. Thanks for sharing.I enjoyed the music too.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Blessings, Virginia

She'sSewPretty said...

Those are so pretty! thanks for sharing and showing us how to embellish them! I can't wait to make one. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

celestina marie said...

Hi Karen, Outstanding to watch you create and thank you for sharing with all of us your talented creations. I do make cards, so this was so interesting for me. You are the perfect teacher.
Loved this and so unique for pink Saturday.
Hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

TattingChic said...

How fun to "watch" you create such a cute cake. I learned something, too!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hey Karen, Happy Pinkness! Love the cake designs..thanks for sharing! Come over to my place...have some free graphics from my vintage collection :0)

dana said...

You are so amazing! I loved this gift you so kindly shared! I just got home from a day long outdoor sale--it was just the most perfect weather and the location was spectacular, but I am so tired I can hardly see to type. I just wanted to see what you showed us this week. I will be back to reread it, so my mind will understand what to do! I had about 3 hrs of sleep last night--and to think I made change all day! Scary! So glad your sis is in PSat and I will visit her soon. Did I tell you how much I loved that cake card? Dana

Dawn said...

THat is just the nices thing you have done!! What a kind, and giving spirit you have!!!

Happy Pink Saturday.

take care,

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Karen!

Happy Pink Saturday and THANK YOU so much for the gift! What a sweet gesture! I love making cards to, so this will be a perfect addition!

Hugs, Maryjane

Susan Hickam said...

Very nice blog today(and the one before that and the one before that...) Thanks for sharing your card with us. i really enjoyed it and I really enjoyed your Hopeful Friday and the Project Blogaway dress. Happy Pink Saturday.

My Crafty Little Page said...

My comments always get rejected from your blog and I have no idea why? I adore your work and blog but it always gets bounced back to my email. Anyway, I love the images and what a wonderful tutorial and gift. Thank you Karen, Nancy

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

This is adorable, and what a sweet idea for embellishing the painting! This would be so much fun to do with other pictures too! Thanks so much for sharing this for use and letting us use this painting.


Anne Fannie said...

Hello Karen, what a lovely card! I always just love to look at your wonderful posts!
Happy Pink Saturday,
Love, Ann

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Karen - what a gorgeous and generous post!! I LOVE how you embellished the cards to give them a 3-D iced look!!! Happy PINK Saturday to you!...Donna

M.Kate said...

Beautiful post Karen, happy Pink saturday to you too..though its now monday for me :D

CurtissAnn said...

I have to tell you-- I am flabbergasted. Not only can you create beauty, but you can manage to upload it all, give an entire lesson on your blog. Your energy and knowledge astound me! And I'm sooo excited! I love to make personal cards, too! I love to play with paper and glue, and oh, my, glitter! Yippeee! Thank You, Thank you!!