Celebrate National Donut Day With a DIY Donut Card

Happy National Donut Day!  Instead of just eating donuts today, why not craft a delightful donut-themed card?  I decided to get creative and make my own donut card using various crafting supplies, both current and retired.  Here’s a step-by-step guide to making your own donut card that’s as sweet as can be!

Creating the Perfect Donut

First, I used the Deckled Circles Dies to cut out the donut shape.  I think the irregular edges are perfect!

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For the donut base I selected the sixth smallest die and cut it from Crumb Cake Cardstock.  The smallest die was perfect for creating the donut hole.

Adding Tasty Frosting

Every donut needs frosting!  I chose a lovely pink shade using Bubble Bath Cardstock.  The fifth smallest die created the frosting layer, while the smallest die, once again, made the hole.  I actually stamped the snowflake stamp from Forever Forest onto the frosting in Bubble Bath ink.  I think it gives it a bit of texture and an appetizing look.

Sweet Sentiments

To add a sweet message, I used my Pecan Pie Marker to ink up the “you’re sweet” sentiment from the Bee My Valentine stamp set.  By inking and stamping one word at a time, I positioned “you’re” at the top and “sweet” at the bottom of the donut.  

Bringing it All Together

I wanted a beautiful backdrop for my donut, so I pulled out some retired Delightfully Eclectic Designer Paper.  I combined patterns of white and Bubble Bath, gluing a 1/2” wide strip of white cardstock where the two patterns met to create a clean, cohesive look.

Finishing Touches

For the final touch I stamped “happy birthday” in Pecan Pie Ink on white cardstock. The die for this came from the Stylish Shapes Dies collection, but I customized it by recutting one end to make it shorter, fitting my card perfectly.  The “happy birthday” stamp was borrowed from the Garden Meadow stamp set.

And there you have i — a fun, festive donut card that’s perfect for celebrating National Donut Day or any sweet occasion!  This DIY project was fun to make, and it’s a great way to use up those crafting supplies you have on hand.  Plus, who doesn’t love a card that looks good enough to eat?

Enjoy crafting, and happy National Donut Day!

If you'd like one more delicious idea, here's another sweet handmade card design.

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