Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cake Card Templates

Here is a sample of a cake card, but the shape could be used for other things. This one is cut out on white card stock.


A version of the tiered cake, in the middle, can be viewed at Candy's Blog
These three are made with card stock or white poster board, all which can be purchased at a dollar store.

These are made with Polymark paints, the ones with added sparkle or sheen, (from the craft sections at WalMart and JoAnns) stickers, and crayons.


These are for the children, made with construction paper and crayons. A paper doily is added to the square cake on the right.





Here are the templates. If you are going to put them on card stock and cut around them, be sure to cut off your own lines, because it will make the card too big for the envelope. Cut a sliver of paper off the bottom and tops of the cakes and it should fit alright. Place your templates with the flat top of the cake on the fold. I am sure there are a lot of creative ideas out there that everyone has, which could make these look more like cakes.

Try tearing small pieces of construction paper, like petals, and glue them all over the round cake, for an icing effect. Begin by making a row at the lower edge of cake, overlapping the pieces slightly, to make it look like you used a spatula with icing. Then make a second row on top of that, overlapping the pieces onto the lower row. Continue until the top row. You could also just stick them on in any way, and see what kind of effect that would make. Add any kind of embellishments or glitter.

8 comments:

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

When you tear the pieces, make sure all sides are torn, and that you make them into chunky squarish or round shapes. Curl them slightly between your fingers so that they will be more dimensional, like petals. Construction paper works best for this. I don't know what it is called in countries outside the US, but is is the art paper used for children's projects, rather pulp like.

GinnyBerry said...

I love this idea! I'm going to remember this the next time that I need a children's project! I'm so glad that I subscribe to a google feed of your blog!
GinnyBerry

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

Before anyone asks: Yes, I DO lay awake at night thinking of these things!!

Candy said...

I love these Lydia!!!! :)
I should post a picture of the one I showed you today that I did for Robs parents.
These are excellent and you know, I really think these are MUCH prettier than store bought cards!
I think I will be making these cake cards for a long time LOL They are so cute!!

Candy :)

Katrinka said...

OK, I'm hooked. I went to Wal-Mart Saturday and bought some glitter glue, little brushes, and some paper doilies. I didn't like their construction paper . . . no pastels. I think I'll try the dollar store this week. And I laid awake Saturday night thinking of ways I could put together a birthday card for my sister . . . It's much better than laying away thinking of the things I usually think of!

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

I hope to get time to post a boat and a fish template and some shapes other than the girlie ones here.

To paste the doily, just cut a section off, and lay the straight edge at the end of the cake, to make it look like it is underneath the cake.

More coming soon, I hope. Yes, I will write about homemaking again some day. This is the little treat after a hard day of gardening (we've been digging potatoes) and dirt, laundry, etc.

There is a lot more a person could do with the cake shapes to make them look creative and realistic, but I didn't have time to do them all. The shapes can be reduced or enlarged and used for tags or clip art and who knows what else.

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

The small round paper doilies are at Dollar Tree for only a dollar and quite a large stack, in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lydia,

The cards are wonderful, but your comment on digging potatoes really caught my eye. I thought I would mention something called a potato tower, that finishes the need to ever dig another potato.

You simply take an old tire, fill it with garden soil and manure fertilizer, and plant four to five seed potatoes in it. When the leaves grow up above the soil, cover with another tire, and fill that tire with straw. Repeat the process until you have a stack five or six tires high. Keep watered, and when the leafy tops die back, it's time to dismantle your tower to harvest the potatoes, which would have grown all along the stalks that were buried in the straw in the tires!

No digging, no aching backs!

If you Google potato tower you'll find all sorts of variations. I use an old compost bin for my own "tato tower". Saves my fifty year old back and arms a great deal of grief!

All the best,

TF

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