A Piece of Cake Designs A Piece of Cake Designs home FAQs view cart

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Digi Store Saturday- Belinda Griffin: How Sweet It Is

Hi Everyone!

Belinda back with you to share another layout created with the fabulous current cupcake kit, featuring one of the fantastic phrase cut files available in the digi store here.

As you can see I kept this layout nice and simple, I really wanted the title to be the main feature and take over most of the page! I use a variety of the papers from the kit to back behind the cut title, creating a fun bright title.
I then used some of the pink washi tape from the kit (I like the cut the edges of mine into little banner style ends) to create a base for my sub title. I cut around my photo to complement the edges of the title to again make sure the title really remained the focus.
I loved the bright stickers from the kit so made sure I included a few of those around the page, and of course those adorable wood veneer. Finally, some splashes of pain (some of which I ended up turning into a painted heart to fit the sentiment) and the page was done. Quick and simple.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, 4 September 2015

Friday Favourites: Amanda Baldwin: Paper Pretty!

Hi A Piece of Cake Lovelies!

Hope you've all had a fabulous week!

& are ready to sing, "Hooray for Friday!!!"

Let's kick start that weekend early with some scrap happy inspiration :)

I am still totally diving in to my July Main Cake Kit....

I know - so many paper pretties in this kit!

And that's where today's page came from - 
It's a simply because the papers are so pretty I had to use them page! Lol! 
Here it tis...

"Best Day Ever" 

Naww... such a beautiful moment! Hello Best Day Ever indeed!
Told you those papers were pretty! 
I've used the Crate Paper Inc Confetti paper, and combined it with the Simple Stories So Fancy stickers, those amazing Jen Hadfield puffy stickers, and a few scattered sequins. 
A fairly simple page design - but with these gorgeous products you don't need much to make your layout complete.
Love it!

Let's take a closer look.....

Yep. That be pretty paper - LOVE!!!
And those stickers are really awesome too....

Aren't they divine?!! 
But if I have to pick a favourite it would be that floral bouquet - it just compliments that paper perfectly! 
Oh, and I am sucker for those black puffy stickers too tho!

Isn't that black heart the coolest?!
 SO many pretty things in the July Kit - making it my Friday Favourite!

Hope you liked my layout, & that I've inspired you to dive into your kits a lil more ;)

Have an Awesome Weekend!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Thoughtful Thursday: Amanda Baldwin: Posting Positivity!

Hi A Piece Of Cake Lovelies!

Amanda here, sharing an absolutely uplifting Thoughtful Thursday with you! :)

How's your week been so far?

Our gorgeous Miss M has been having a bit of a challenging time of late - it seems 9 is the new 13! And friendships are at a difficult stage... 
So sad when she is such a sweet and innocent soul. 
So what to do?

Well, it got me thinking about the importance of positive messages and affirmations for children. 
Children even growing up ones, need to be surrounded by radiating love.
In our family, we believe in the power of the mind - and  literally, 
"What you think, you become...."
So it's super important that we embrace our daughter's growth and change with nothing but pure positive support. 
 I've decided to create M an 8.5" x 11" album full of beautiful photographs 
(for 'those days' when you may feel vulnerable about yourself ) 
lots of uplifting quotes, affirmations and wonderful memories.
I am hoping that on days when she comes home from school teary-eyed, 
she can flick through this album and feel the love!

Have you seen our fabulous July Main Cake Kit ?

Gorgeous, huh?

Well, if you look carefully, you'll spy the Simple Stories: So Fancy 4x4 Elements cards -
 which have some really wonderful words on them.
Perfect for a page in Miss M's new affirmations album! 
Here it 'tis.....

"You are..."

Told you she was a sweetie! Isn't she beautiful?!
Hopefully, pages like these will serve as good reminders :)
And how awesome are those 4 x 4 Element cards?! 
So Fancy stickers too!
Let's take a closer peak......

As this is such a 'clean' design layout, I added just a lil messy stitching for texture.

And, one small distressed panel stitched into place for dimension & interest.
Isn't that typewriter sticker divine?!!
& speaking of stickers, this one below would have to be my favourite.......

A golden patchwork heart! Soooooo prettty! 
(Just like our precious Miss!)
Ooooh, and I tucked a few of those golden flower sequins under my photograph too - they're just the right amount of embellishing without being too much!

And that's where I've been at this week - 
filling a new album with pretty, happy moments that uplift and inspire!

(Oh, & we've started mum and daughter yoga again - 
more mindfulness, centering and focusing on strength. )
Having loads of fun and laughing as we fall out of our poses, lol! 

Thanks for stopping by beautiful people, 

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Workspace Wednesday: Amanda Baldwin: Where's Washi?!

Hi A Piece of Cake lovelies!

Welcome back for another Workspace Wednesday with Amanda!

If you're one of our awesome subscribers, then you've probably just started playing with the delicious new July Main Cake kit......

Prettiness overload here!
If you don't have a subscription, don't worry!
You can always try your luck on SALE night,
 OR for guaranteed joy,
 read all about our subscription offers  here, 
So you never miss out on all this scrap happiness again!

Anyways, it's Workspace Wednesday & I spy washi tape in the new kit!
How do you like to store your washi tape?
I like to keep mine in this cute teal dish....

 (um, ok,  that really is a chip 'n' dip platter)
But it's super cute,
easy to reach on my desk,
And....it's teal!
(I have a thing for teal, gold and or mint accessories! ;) )

Yep, grab & go is definitely workspace friendly!

When I opened up this scrumptious new kit, I just had to get that washi into my stash pronto!
I was also immediately drawn in by these yummies...

Needless to say they're also what's on my desk today - 
& here's what I created with them....

"Hello Awesome"

Such a sucker for gold & Crate Paper!
Luuurvve those arrows - bringing attention straight to my photo -
 & how sweet is that photo?!
 One of my faves! 
Literally, 'hello awesome', hence the title.
And speaking of titles, how fabulous are those puffy gold stickers?

It's hard to believe that they're stickers! So beautifully crafted!!!
Here's another view...

Some Simple Stories, So Fancy sticker love here too!

And that oversized paperclip?! Well, it just had to go on my gold page!
Too cute!

& there you have it!
My first layout with the new July Kit - hope I've inspired you! 

Thanks for visiting & leaving a comment, 

Let me know how you store your washi tape,
Or better yet,
 tag us in your storage pic on instagram @apieceofcakedesigns
we'd love to see!

til next time,

Monday, 17 August 2015

Messy Monday- Belinda Griffin: 'Always be you'

Hi All,

Belinda here today with my very first post! All those who have recieved their kits will already know just how gorgeous they are this month, as always. I was super excited to recieve my cupcake kit, my brain has been overflowing with ideas ever since.

Those who have seen my layouts before will know I'm not a very 'messy' scrapper. I tend to shy away from too much paint, mixed media etc. But I absolutely adored this paint colour and wanted to make it a feature on my first layout. To keep things in line with my own style I decided I wanted to use it to create my own graphic, bold background. I lined my page with tape and then used the cute little roller to paint over the entire page, creating a fun striped background. Isn't the colour of this paint so pretty?!

Because I wanted the paint to be the focal point of the layout I kept the rest simple with lots of white space. A few layers of the gorgeous Happy Things Papers under one photo and the tag under the other added dimension, whilst the sweet little alphas helped create the perfect title.
I wrapped some of the twine around the bottom of the smaller photo, I love doing this on photos/tags, it adds a great little focal point. I also added some little triangles of the pink washi tape, this is one of my favourite little quick and easy DIY embellishments, it helps add some extra interest and draw focus to the photos.
Of course I had to add one of the patterned wood veneer, I was in love with these the minute I saw them! A few stickers and a quick scatter of sequins and the layout was complete!
Thanks for stopping by today, I look forward to seeing to sharing more with you over the coming months.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Friday Favourites: Amanda Baldwin: Office Sweet!

Hello A Piece Of Cake Fans!
Hope you've all been having a fun, scraptastic week! 

Amanda here, and let's be honest,
 thank goodness it's Fri-YAY!
 I love weekends (who doesn't?!)
 & what better way to ease into some R & R, than with a lil Friday Favourite.....

Without trying to sound like a bad rendition of a Julie Andrews song,
 here are a few of my favourite *scrapbooking* things from this week; 

*Big titles: Bold is back! Nothing like a statement title
*Negative, or white space: Clean, simple designs & exercised control
*Pastel pattern papers: So pretty, need I say more?
*Sewing: I just got a new sewing machine at loooooong last - so I am back to stitching everything

And what do all these favourites have in common?
Well.... the June Cupcake Kit, of course!

How delicious!

The Fancy Pants Office Suite collection is literally SWEET!
Here's what I created with my favourite things in mind.....


Oh, I love this photo! I can't believe how quick;y she's grown up! 
(This photo was from 3 years ago?!!) 
But isn't she lovely?!
Such a pretty page for my gorgeous girl!

Let's talk Office Suite - divine isn't it? 
I love pastel anything! I always have, so naturally this collection is a dream! 
Whether you prefer block pastel colours or simple geo designs this pattern paper has it all,
And those oversized alphas are just fabulous!
Let's take a closer look them....

So cool! 
As I said, I am loving big, bold, statement titles & this fits perfectly!
As stitching is a bit of a thing for me again, I've sewn the alphas into place, as well as my pattern papers.....

And can't forget to mention those super sparkly gold hearts - apart from looking incredibly sweet, they help to anchor my photo too!

So there you have it! 
A few of my Favourite Things to inspire you into a crafty weekend!

Hope you liked my layout, 
& if you're super quick; 
there's one or two of these awesome Cupcake Kits left in the store ;)
(Quick! Shop here!)

Thanks for visiting,

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Thoughtful Thursday: Amanda Baldwin: Happy Snap Your Loved Ones!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back for more cake-a-liscious delights!

Amanda here, and today I am sharing a little thoughfulness.... 

Ever put some photos away for safe keeping only to stumble upon them months later? 
Well, that was me last week...
A whole box full of beautiful photos that I was planning to scrap but never got around to.
I can't believe how much children can change in only a few months - they grow up so fast! 

Thought of the day: Be sure to happy snap your loved ones every single day!

 I found this gorgeous photo of my daughter and was just suddenly hit by how fast she's grown up - definitely not my baby anymore *sigh* !
Naturally, I couldn't put that photo back in the box, I just had to scrap with our June Main Cake Kit

Here's the page I created and that photo...


Yes, she's definitely not so little anymore - but she will always be my baby! 
Love my darling so very much!

How fabulous is that Gold Spot Vellum? It  works so well with the confetti style pattern paper  & scattered sequins!
I am loving the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Die Cut Ephemera too - tickets, typewriter font embellies, and diamonds (every girl's best friend!)

Let's look a lil closer......

Pretty colour doilies in this kit too!

- Don't let anyone ever dull your sparkle - 

An oh-so-pretty page with our June Cake Kit! 

Hope you feel inspired to get creating with those photos you've kept aside - or better yet, go grab your camera and snap a few more!

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, 
Have a wonderful day!

til next time,

A Piece of Cake Designs Blog, All Rights Reserved
Blog Theme by Mod Melon Creative