Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Little Prince Blog Hop - Create your own Custom Cake Plates!

Hey gang!  Welcome to Day Three of the Little Prince Blog Hop - thanks so much for stopping by!

If you missed the first two days you will want to go back and take a peek - EVERY SINGLE STOP on this three-day hop is giving away a prize!  Check out Day One here and Day Two here - you have until midnight April 5th to enter.  Good luck!

I love to create my own party decorations - but it can be hard (and expensive) to find themed decorations.  Why not make your own?  Today I've got a quick tutorial for you on how to create your own custom cake plate.

SUPPLIES
Xyron Creatopia with Permanent Adhesive
One sheet 12x12 patterned paper
One cardboard cake circle (you can use any size up to 12" - I used a 10" circle)
Coordinating buttons
Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots (these won't be available until June - sneak peek for you!!!)
Craft knife and self-healing mat
Sandpaper

Set your patterned paper face down on your work surface, then run your cake circle upside down through the Creatopia.

Peel off top film, then peel the cake circle from the backing and place adhesive side down on your paper (remember - your paper is face down on your work area). Use a craft knife to cut all the way around the cake circle, then sand edges to smooth.

Use your Adhesive Dots to apply buttons around the outside edge of the cake plate.  Tip: I only put buttons about halfway around before I put the cake on the plate - just in case!  :)

Place your cake in the center of the plate, add the remaining buttons - and you have your own custom cake plate in just a few minutes!

Are you wishing you had a piece of this cake?  Can you just taste the sweet fluffy frosting?  Well...I'm going to let you in on a little secret.  I was dreading this photo shoot because I KNEW if we brought a cake in to the house we would eat it and I am trying VERY hard to eat healthier.  I shouldn't have worried. If you look very carefully at the above photo you may notice that the frosting at the top of the cake doesn't go all the way around.  This is why.

Our mastidane puppy - Bizzy - is NOTORIOUS for eating things off the table when we aren't looking.  We tried to shame her by posting this photo on Facebook after my husband's last birthday - but it apparently didn't phase her because I had everything all set up for this photo shoot, turned my back for less than 30 seconds and...

Clearly she loves cake even more than I do.  Gotta love her!

As a thank you for coming by I'm giving away a great prize pack of Xyron goodies - including a roll of the Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots!  You'll be the first to try them! I'm also including an Adhesive Eraser, Tape Runner, Glue Stick for Corners and Magnet Tape. A whole box of craftiness!  To enter simply leave a comment here on the blog.  You have until April 5th to enter - I'll announce the winner on my Facebook Page on April 6th.  Someone is going to be very happy!

Please stop by and visit the other Day Three bloggers (complete list is below) - next stop is the SUPER talented Irit Shalom.  You are going to love her altered frame!

Happy Hopping everybody!







starts at: www.homespunelegance.blogspot.com
Beth Kingston www.aintshecrafty.blogspot.com - that's me!  :)
Irit Shalom www.iritshalom.blogspot.co.il
Jillian Shelton www.paperalamode.com
Madison Womack www.ifeeltheloveproject.blogspot.com
Karen Ladd www.ahomespunaffair.blogspot.com
Elizabeth Mindemann -  http://www.ejoym.blogspot.com
Liz Matsko -  http://www.217Creations.com
Rani Childs - http://www.ldsolutions.blogspot.com

128 comments:

  1. This is a super great idea Beth! Ain't She Crafty indeed! And oh my stars Bizzy is adorable. Thanks for sharing this project.
    Luvs
    Midge :)

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  2. This cake is super cute. But I think Bizzy stole the show. So cute.

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  3. I was really really interested in your creations---then I saw your beautiful dog! I had to laugh!!!! So darn cute!! LOL---too funny!!

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  4. Your cake plate is so adorable and very colorful! I can't blame your dog, I love cake too! :) bbiswabic@new.rr.com

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  5. Absolutely love this idea. I do birthday cakes for great nieces & nephews and always struggling to make a cute plate. This is awesome! Love my creatopia for so many reasons and this is one more great way to use it! Thanks Beth!

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  6. Hahaha - so cute! We have a 12 year old Golden who used to steal meat off the counter. This is precious! Love the cake board. Very cute idea!!

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  7. Poor puppy!!! At my house (in home daycare) he would have been sent to the "green" wall... He does look sorry!!

    Love the cake plate!! What a special way to celebrate!!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!

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  8. Love the cake plate! I had to laugh at the photo of Bizzy with the sign!

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  9. Thanks for sharing the cake plate...fantastic idea! I'm still laughing over Bizzy...adorable!

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  10. Been there...have had that done by our furbaby also! Love the cake plate and plan on using this idea for my next cake.

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  11. Too funny I had to pin the doggie.

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  12. What a wonderful project! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and the chuckle over the dog's misadventures!

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  13. That face is too cute!! :) Love the plate!! THanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  14. Oh, what a cuteidea! Sorry the dog ate your homework ;)

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  15. So great to be in this fun hop with you. Your cake is too yummy looking and I'd make it for my husband's party this week but he's just a wee bit old for that!! LOL I am in LOVE with the dog's pic and thank you for sharing your cake idea.
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com
    now following with Bloglovin'

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  16. I love the cake plate idea. I have a nice collection of buttons so I'm gonna have to give it a try.

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  17. Poor Bizzy! Who can resist cake and cheeseball?

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  18. This is such a cute, easy way to dress up the cake plate! Thanks for sharing! PS - how old is your "puppy?" She is HUGE!!

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    1. Ha! Thanks Cristine! She was 10 months in that photo...she is 15 months now. She is a monster! :)

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  19. What a cute cake plate! Will have to try that next time I make a birthday cake for a grandchild!

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  20. Love your dog, looks just like a kid in trouble. Too funny, sorry though. Great project.

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  21. That is hilarious! Guess she thinks if it's within tongue reach it's fair game! Great ideas! Thanks for sharing them and the laugh!

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  22. What a cute cake...I dont blame the dog for licking your cakes when you turn your head :) Thanks for a chance to win!

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  23. AWW... how could you be upset with that adorable face :) Cute idea for the cake plate.

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  24. Cute cake plate!! Bizzy is so adorable!! You can't stay mad very long with such an adorable face like that!! My question is...Did you eat any of the cake after Bizzy spiced it up with her saliva? You don't have to tell! Thanks for sharing your cute plate idea and your awesome dog!

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    1. hahahahahaha Jan!! We weren't even tempted. Bizzy may be the best dieting tool ever! :)

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  25. Customized cake plates?? WOWWWW!!! so so cute. That would definitely put a personal touch to any birthday party.
    Awww, your doggy is way too cute. Look at those puppy eyes!

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  26. Cute idea! You should post your dog's photo on www.dogshaming.com...he will fit right in, lol!

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  27. LOL so glad I'm not the only one with a dog that does things like that in literally 30 seconds :) Love your cake plate idea! Always inspired by you and thrilled to be on this blog hop with you :)

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  28. Cute idea. How can you be made at Bizzy with that cute face.

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  29. Your plate is so cute!! I had a cat who licked the icing off a cake I had made for one of my kids-left no icing at all and didn't get sick!!

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  30. Very pretty cake! And cake plate too, good idea. funny about the frosting! Thanks for a chance to win too.
    terriavidreader at yahoo dot com

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  31. So stinking cute!! Both the cake plate and the photo of Bizzy(although you didn't think so at the time). Love the inspirational ideas with the paper and the buttons! Love Xyron products!!!

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  32. So cute. Love it. Makes birthdays more fun. Beautiful dog, even if he has an affinity for cakes.

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  33. I guess that is a problem with dogs who are tall enough to reach counters and tables. We had a lab who was good for doing that. Bear is a yorkie so she can't reach - but she can jump up on a chair and then onto the table. I found that out the hard way. Now I make sure the chairs are pushed up to the table.
    I'm just finding out how much the Creatopia can do. I guess I'm going to have to put that on my list of "must haves".

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  34. That Bizzy!!! It's hard not to love that face! Can't wait to try the adhesive dots!

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  35. Hilarious! Oh Beth... I don't think your pup cares much about FB but cake... different story!

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  36. super cute idea for the cake plate but even cuter story about your dog. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  37. That is such a cute idea. I could dress-up plain dessert plates for my mini cakes. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  38. Have to love the puppy :) Thanks for the cute idea. Quick and easy... Just the way I like them. Thanks Lana

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  39. Such a cute idea! And I hear ya on the dogs....we have a beagle. He will do ANYTHING for food!

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  40. Hahahaha, poor Bizzy!
    Great project!

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  41. Love the cake plate! Love the doggie! I have to watch my kitties like a hawk---or they will do the same thing! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  42. Bizzy was only helping you to not eat that cake!!!! MWAH!

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  43. I have the same problems wiht my dog! But how can you get upset with her. She's so cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  44. Gotta love that puppy! Almost as much as I love anything Xyron!

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  45. What a Awesome cake table I love the info thanks for the chance to win and sharing. gota love the puppy and thats just like a kid. cool

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  46. Our Sam is a sneeky taste tester too! :) Love the cake plate and the prize package!

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  47. Great cake plate and tutorial. Your pup cracks me up. What a day you had. :) New follower of yours on here. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Gaylynn - and welcome!!

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  48. What a great idea! I've been inspired.

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  49. Sorry to chuckle at your unfortunate cake and cheeseball mishap, but you have to admit that Bizzy does look remorseful in that photo! Too cute!



    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I will definitely be using the cake plate idea - much better looking than the tin foil I usually use! Thanks for the idea!

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  51. Such a fun idea! Thank you! Big dogs can get into SO much trouble so quickly! :-)

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  52. I love your project!! And Bizzy is such a cutie. I'm sorry that happened but thanks for the laugh today! :)

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  53. love the cake idea. the prize package looks wonderful, I LOVE XYRON and their products.

    PS if you want to trade puppies, we have a 15 month old newfoundland named Hershey (yes, she's chocolate colored) that loves things off the table and also likes to wander the neighborhood. I'm thinking it might be an even trade :)

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    1. oh Sherry newfoundlands are the BEST!!!!! our other dog is a newfie/lab mix - I bet Hershey is precious!!!

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  54. What a great idea! I make cakes for many family birthdays and this would be so fun! Thanks for the idea!

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  55. At least she left you some cake!

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  56. Poor baby. But your project
    was fun to see and the story
    great!
    Carla from Utah

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  57. What a Great idea for a cake plate!! I am always looking for the right plate to put under the cake. This looks like it is going to be alot of fun to make,especially using xyron products. I love my xyron sticker maker and glue runner what a fabulous prize package. Also thank you for sharing this with us and the tutorial. And of course the funny story of the beautiful Bizzy mischief! You know how to make us Smile....Thanks

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  58. Thanks for a great idea, so much better than foil.

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  59. Now I will ALWAYS have a Cake Plate to match my cake/party!!! Thank you so much Beth. You and Xyron always have the best ideas. Poor Bizzy really does look like he is sorry. He is just too darn cute!

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  60. Great tutorial love that dog how hilarious!!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win
    -Jamie
    Babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  61. Cute idea.......but have to admit that Bizzy is the hero here......that's what drew my attention.....I used to have a boxer who rarely stole food off the table......but when he did, it was hilarious.....like the time he took a full chicken off my kitchen counter and it took me DAYS to find where he hid it.

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  62. Super cake base decorating idea! Love how your puppy loves frosting.......

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  63. Very festive cake and plate and funny story about your dog.

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  64. I LOVE your project!!! What a GREAT idea to decorate the plate!!
    Oh and your pooch....too cute!!
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!

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  65. i love your cake plate, but what me really made laugh loud, was bizzy. what a great dog!!!! very big hug to bizzy!!!

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  66. Oh my gosh I love this idea and now need this machine if for nothing else than to make something to put my cakes on... I was wishing I had something cute two weekends ago for my little ones 2nd Birthday so I must invest! Super cute story of your dog too btw! Thanks!

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  67. You just can't be mad at a face like that! LOL Great tutorial and so cute!

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  68. I was really into everything, then I saw the photo of Bizzy! I am in love! She's beautiful! But since I can't win her, all of the other loot will do! :)

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  69. Oh My I miss my xyron so BAD!. I haven't seen my 9" in over 2 years *sigh* That is a super great Idea!

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  70. You're soooo clever! I L.O.V.E. your cake plate idea. I have never thought of decorating a cardboard cake circle that way! Thanks for all the inspiration! Awww, Bizzy is so pretty and really looks like she's sorry for messing up the cake!

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  71. Oh Beth! Gotta love our fur babies, and the crazy thing they do! She is too cute with her sign of shame...Happy someone enjoyed the cake and cheese!

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  72. I hope I am in the right place to enter the Xyron contest and agree with everyone else that Bizzy is adorable

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  73. Hi Beth! That's an awesome idea. Your puppy is adorable. I like the look they give us or don't when they get in trouble. :) The shame sign made me laugh out loud. :D

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    Carolyn Irizarry
    c.irizarry.1@gmail.com

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  74. Wish I had this idea when my kids were little. Made all their cakes from scratch using my own ideas. The matching plates would have been over-the-top for their time. I love the puppy story! It's a much funnier story than when kids do it. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  75. Great idea!! Thanks for sharing. I love your project ideas.

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  76. What a great idea! I am a party cake maker and this is perfect for kids cakes! Poor Bizzy! Pour you when you discovered the missing frosting. I can just imagine what was going through your mind!

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  77. What a great idea! For my daughters birthday coming up we are doing a cupcake cake, but it's given me some great ways to doll up her cake!
    Your pup reminds me of a friends child... if there is a cake in the room he knows immediately and is on it as fast as he can!

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  78. O M G!! This is just too cute!! Im so amazed!!! Love the awesome inspiration! Thanks! "Happy Spring"

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  79. hahahahaha..... Beth, I was laughing so hard. That is just so funny. I know in the moment it may not have been but the way you wrote it and described it. My mind went straight for a full vision. Bizzy is so adorable and I can see that face expression when she was caught. LOL...I love your idea of your own plate cake. Those buttons are too cute.

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  80. AWK!!! I love your cake plate project but the thing I will always remember from your post is your terribly contrite cake burglar! SO funny and so cute...and even funnier with her mug shot sign and pose! And then the cheese ball incident (snicker...)

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  81. Great post! I have to forward it on to my daughter who just got a puppy! Things to look forward to....
    Love your fun cake plate with the buttons! And I'd LOVE to try those Adhesive Dots.... thanks for a chance!

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  82. Thank you for that great cake plate project, this is something I plan to make for my daughter's 3rd birthday party this summer! And thank you too for that hilarious story about your frosting eating dog! She looks So sad with that sign on her neck...but oh did it make me laugh!

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  83. Love the cake plate idea. Your dog's story was so funny.

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  84. The story of the naughty puppy made me chuckle. Unfortunately pets don't get embarrassed like teenagers do. You may have to find a different punishment for her. Cute cake plate idea BTW!

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  85. I think Bizzy is every bit as cute as your really cute cake plate!

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  86. Love Bizzy! Cute cake plate!

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  87. Fabulous idea for a custom cake plate. Thanks for sharing this adorable photo and Bizzy story with us. Give her a hug for me!

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  88. I love this idea! Sooo FUN! And it's a great use of the buttons :-)

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  89. Haha! That is hilarious with your dog!! I love it!!

    And I love your cake plate! Awesome idea!

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  90. Cute cake, adorable dog! Thanks for giving me a smile!

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  91. that was one of the funniest facebook posts I had ever seen. Bizzy looked totally guilty LOL. Thanks for hosting the contest

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  92. Clever idea for the cake plate, but your dog stole the show!

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  94. Lynn Burton - very cute idea - however I don't think "Bizzy" really cared if it was bright and colorful.

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  95. Love this! And the dog is super funny!

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  96. Very cute ideas, and love the dog. Our big Doberman, Bricky, ate the meringue off a lemon pie, and then helped himself to over a dozen butter tarts off a platter on the table! Not a crumb out of place not a tongue mark on the pie! Master thief he was.

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  97. Sweet craft ideas, and dog antics- a winning combination!!!

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  98. I love the Bizzy story :) I teach cake decorating classes and I can SO relate :) I have a Teddy Bear and a Sugar Bear and I can't trust them with cake stuff. Sugar Bear LOVES buttercream :) (But it doesn't love her!) I shared this page to my cake decorating page so my students can see how you made the personalized cake board. I know they'll love your idea! Thanks for sharing :) Believe it or not, I have been able to enjoy a lot of cross over with my love of cake decorating and my love of paper crafting :) Cheers :) Karen

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  99. great cake plate idea! sure beats the tin foil i always seem to have to use. love your pup and the cake story too :)

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  100. Love love the cake plate idea, but I am so sorry to say that the DOG Stole the entire blog post that picture he looked so guilty.. LOL SUPER FUN!

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  101. hahaha...fur babies! gotta love 'em! one year when i was a kid ours ran off with the thanksgiving turkey! love the cake and the instant decorated plate project. way cool!

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  102. Naughty doggie! I've had big dogs before, but thankfully, they thought they were little and never jumped up or climbed on anything (or I would have probably lost lots of nummy food)! Cute project!

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  103. Love your cake (before it was attacked) and your adorable cake plate. Your story is just the funniest ever, never having had a BIG do I can't imagine the trouble it can get in to!

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  104. the cake plate is darling! and, too bad about the cute pup! they are fun but can get in trouble easily.... thanks for a chance to win!

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  105. Beth OMG Your Puppy is TOO Cute!! And I love his little sign! ;) That is SUCH a fantastic Idea to make the Cake Platters! And it can be used for cupcakes and so many other adorable crafty projects! Thank you so much for being on the hop! ;)

    Hugs

    Jess
    www.homespunelegance.blogspot.com

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  106. That's a dog after my own heart!!! So adorable, and how can you stay mad, right? Lol! Thank you for the laugh! Take care. :)

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  107. Aww, she could not help herself. I love the paper you used. Thank you for the chance to win these awesome products.

    chris@iwooten.com

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  108. I love the button idea. Could not stop laughing at the picture of your dog. My littlest one loves to find a chair left pulled out to be able to jump on the table. Can't help but love our furbabies, they bring us so much joy. Roseann H.

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  109. Buzzy is the cutest dog ever! I probably would have eaten half the cheese ball myself if no one was looking. Thanks for the great project and the chance to win some awesome Xyron stuff!

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  110. what a great idea, i wish i had seen this before my son's Winnie the pooh themed party cause i have tons of pooh paper but couldn't for the life of me find any cake holders. . . will definitely bookmark this for his next birthday

    that sign on your dog made me laugh so hard i thought i was going to cry

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  111. how much fun is this!
    scrapbook and cards send me over today!

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  112. What a great idea!!! So glad you included the delightful story (and sign) about your dog!

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  113. Love Buzzys' story. No matter what size they can move real fast. Love the cake plate!

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  114. I don't bake much, but I sure love the idea!! What a sad face your dogie has; it's like he's saying I'm sooo bad! LOL Thanks for the chance!

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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  115. I had to come back and take a look at that puppy again ;) He is ever so cute! And BIG!

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  116. What a great idea making a custom cake plate! It's so much nicer than the store bought ones too! I am laughing hysterically at your puppy photo! I love the sign you made. I'll bet you have a super wonderful scrapbook page of this event!

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  117. I love the button cake plate! What a clever idea.

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  118. What a cute cake and cake plate! Great idea!

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  119. Love your cake plate. Bizzy knows exactly what to eat! I noticed Bizzy did not bother the work you put into your cake plate ! Bizzy only goes for the good stuff. Bizzy also saved some to share with you & Don!

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