Happy Donut Day!

My friend Mon texted me last night to let me know that today, June 3, is National Donut Day! (How did I not know this?) It’s been going on since 1938, wow!

Mon had two of my favorite donuts in all the world — chocolate spice and caramel de sel from Dynamo in San Francisco — they are so yummy! I didn’t have a donut (boo!), so I carved some donut stamps instead (yay!).

Check them out! The dark brown one is a chocolate spice, and the other is caramel de sel.  The chocolate spice card is for J, and the inside reads “I love you more than chocolate spice donuts”. (And that’s really saying something!)

The caramel de sel donut card is for Mon of course! And the third card up at the top is for my Dad, who went to Tim Horton’s and ate a sour cream donut for me. (They are so good! But the closest Tim Horton’s to me is in Kentucky, ha ha!)

I had so much fun carving these! (And I carved a few more non-donut stamps too, can’t wait to share.)

Resources: The carving tool and pink carving blocks are both by Speedball. Colorbox chalk inks. Fabriano notecards. The book is a Japanese stamp carving book that I got in Tokyo. I think I’m finally getting the hang of carving stamps! And the photo overlays are from Katrina at Pugly Pixel. Thanks so much, Katrina!

Did you celebrate? I’d love to hear! And even if you didn’t celebrate, I’d love to hear what your favorite donuts are. (Notice I said favorites, with an “s” — I want to hear about them *all*!)

Happy hugs,

27 Replies to “Happy Donut Day!”

  1. Oh, my gooooodness! These cards are so darn cute! And you made the stamps. Wow! I checked out the website for Dynamo, thinking I might talk hubby into stopping the next time we are in the city…….oh, man – I think that is a place I need to stay far away from. This Weight Watcher just can’t go there. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Ohhhh, they are so good!!! Mon and I had their donuts a few times. Each and every one that I tried was major yum!

  2. What a fun post, Lisa! LOVE your carved donuts! Amazing! Tim Horton’s, eh? We have one a block away… and one (or two) on every corner here. ;) I was always a fan of their walnut crunch donuts… and variety packs of Timbits (so I could sample lots of different flavors). :) Now that I’ve had to go gluten-free I enjoy Kinnikinnick’s Cinnimon Sugar donuts. Don’t ask me how to pronounce the company’s name. ;) Happy Donut day, Lisa! :)

    1. No way!!! My Dad is in Ohio — there’s one that I know of near him. I had a sour cream donut the last time I was there and it was awesome. Timbits, gonna have to try that next time I’m there! So glad you found some gluten-free donuts to enjoy. Hugs!

  3. How cute are your donut cards??!! And handcarved stamps..you’re thee best!

    I haven’t had a donut in forever:) caramel de sel sounds delish!

  4. GAH!!! Lisa those stamps turned out awesome!!! So happy to be the lucky recipient of that card (I know you warned me not to look, but I couldn’t resist!) :) Thought of you this morning when I picked up the donuts. Can’t wait for you to come back to SF for a visit!

  5. Cardcrazed (Karen G) says:

    Love those doughnut stamps! Too cute! My favourite doughnuts (from Tim Horton’s) are the Boston Cream, the Chocolate glazed old fashioned, and the apple fritter doughnuts. I have tried a Krispy Kreme doughnut, but I found once they really cooled down, they weren’t as good, and they taste much fattier than the Timmy’s doughnuts.

  6. LOVE the little hearts you added to your cards, Lisa! Can you believe my favorite donut is plain old glazed ones? Once in Orlando FL I had a key lime-filled donut and that was pretty good! Haven’t seen once since, though.

  7. Happy donut day! I love your stamps – the tiny heart is so sweet! As far as donuts, I really like them all…glazed, cinnamon sugar, filled…I think the ones filled with lemon curd are my most favorite, but I am not picky when it comes to donuts!

  8. LOOOOOOVE your hand craved donut stamps, Lisa! so fun! such sweet and yummy cards, too! Can’t wait to see what else you carved. I didn’t know it was National Donut Day, but I had a donut for breakfast!! =) It was from a local Mexican bakery, but it was GOOD! You know it’s good when you want MORE. =) Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  9. So much fun! That’s what your blog is, Lisa. . . . .so much fun! Happy donut day to you! My favorite is just the plain old chocolate ones. Think I may just have to go get one right now to celebrate! We have a fabulous bakery where I work and they are amazing! Have a great weekend. . . .hugs! :)

  10. These stamps are so adorable!!! Really pretty, I’m in love. I have to mark this date on my calendar, I can’t miss another National Donut Day. (I live in Brazil, but who cares, right? Maybe there’s also a Donut Day over here!)

    Love love love your sweet posts. ♥

  11. Happy Donut Day!
    What a fabulous thing to celebrate! Am loving the stamps so much.
    My favourite is green tea <3. Love anything with green tea!

  12. it’s a bummer that i missed out on national donut day. thanks for the heads-up, lisa — i’m not gonna miss it next year. :) your donut stamp is so cute! :D

  13. Happy Donut Day from Canada, the home of Tim Horton’s! So glad you like Timmy’s, too! LOL My favourite Tim’s donut is the Glazed Sour Cream or the Apple Fritter … and a large coffee with cream is a must go-with! ;-)

    P.S. Thanks for the how-to’s for making these stamps!

  14. Super-yummy donut cards Lisa! I *totally* love your hand carved stamps ;)
    Let it be known, there are not enough donuts in the world to fill my needs. We recently had a Krispy Kreme open in our city – yum! – but to be honest, I a sucker for the big fat dollopy ones from our local bakery.
    I’m not such a fan of the donuts with holes – though of course I will make the sacrifice if push comes to shove ;) – but I just can’t pass up the opportunity of a sugary donut with raspberry jam inside. And the trick is to eat it without oozing out a single drop of jam. Too good to waste.
    Hugs, Ruth S

  15. Too stinkin’ cute!!! I must admit, it was a good thing that nobody brought home donuts for the holiday; I would have knocked them all out of the way and eaten ’em all by m’ onesie!

  16. Way to go Lisa now I want some donuts! Will be calling hubby and telling him to stop in at Tim Hortons on the way home! I love that you like Tim Hortons as it’s a Canadian chain that is HUGE here! And I can’t believe that you carved your own donut stamps! (On and my spell check is trying to tell me that donut is not spelled right, that it’s supposed to be donuts see even it thinks you need to eat more than just one!)

  17. Wonderful post! Happy donut day :) Tim Hortons sour cream glazed is my fave!! Here in Toronto Tim Hortons is everywhere. Even some of the gas stations have a mini Tim’s kios inside. The Canadian maple donut is also really darn good too!! :)

  18. Wow, I’m blown away by your donut cards – with the darling hand-carved stamps!! AWESOME work!

  19. absolutely LOVING these donut cards! they’re so cute and totally have me craving donuts!

  20. Vinnie Beannie says:

    I didn’t know there was a NDD! Lol, anyway Donuts are quite common now where I live but people still get into long queues just to buy them. So I guess it’s Donut Day everyday here :D

    Anyway, you are AMAZING! Could you do a tutorial to show us how’d you carve that cute lil thing out?! And btw, what is the pink carving block made off? foam? I used to carve wood for art projects in school, so I would love to try this! Looks so fun! But I don’t live in the US so I may not have access to Speedball :(

    1. Hi Vinnie! I should do a stamp carving tutorial someday! In the meantime, here are two awesome ones!


      Ishtar Olivera:

      The pink carving block is kinda like an eraser only smoother (you can carve erasers too tho!) It’s made by Speedball. If you search on google for “Speedball carving block” I bet you’ll find lots near you.

      And, yay for donuts!!! :)

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