Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cherry Sundae

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I live about 20 minutes outside of Baltimore and there's a hot dog joint on the southeast side of town that's locally famous.  Ann's Dari-Cream has been in business for for 66 years!  The most amazing thing about this little joint is that it's always crowded, but the staff can mow through a line taking orders and cooking up the food like nobody's business.  And you'd better be ready with your order (hon), or they'll move on to the person in line behind you.  They NEVER write down an order and they ALWAYS get it right.  My favorite thing to get at Ann's is the cherry milkshake--it's made with vanilla ice cream and about a pound of maraschino cherries.  Yum!  Today's card--and the title of my post--got me jonesing for some Ann's Dari-Cream.  Plus with the temperatures about to hit 80 tomorrow (yes--in February!), I might just make the trip!!

Today's card is another that we made at our Proverbial Stampers get-together in January.  I think it's so cute--and very easy to reproduce.  I especially like that the bowl of ice cream is sitting on one of the pretty Lace Doilies from the Occasions catalog.  Here's how we put it together.

First, we stamped the sentiment from the "Cool Treats" stamp set in Watermelon Wonder onto a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel.  We adhered this to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Watermelon Wonder mat and then onto a Pool Party Card Stock Card Base.

We adhered a Lace Doily to the card and topped it with a Crumb Cake Card Stock circle that we punched with the 2" Circle Punch.  We used the Frozen Treats Framelits to make the sundae elements--the bowl is Early Espresso; the three scoops of ice cream are Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, and Pool Party; the chocolate sauce is Early Espresso; and the spoon is Whisper White.  Those die cut elements are totes adorbs, aren't they?!  And the cherry on top is stamped in Real Red and Cucumber Crush and cut out with its own teeny weeny framelit (that's really easy to lose; ask me how I know!).  All the elements, except the ice cream scoops, are adhered directly to the card.  The ice cream scoops are adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Adorable! And now I'm off to find me a frozen treat to eat!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happiest Birthday

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   We had so much fun at the Proverbial Stampers Occasions gathering.  Along with eating great food and hanging with our stamping friends, we had a blast making a stack of cards from the (not so new anymore) Occasions catalog.  I love the different ways the card designers used the "Cool Treats" stamp set and coordinating Frozen Treats Framelits.  Today's card is no exception to the fun cards we made!

We started by stamping the "happiest birthday" sentiment from the "Cool Treats" set in Watermelon Wonder onto a 2" by 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  We added the "I hope your day is sweet" sentiment in Early Espresso.  We adhered this piece to a 2-1/8" by 3-7/8" piece of Early Espresso Card Stock.

Next, we adhered a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Watermelon Wonder mat.  We wrapped a length of Whisper White Baker's Twine around this piece twice and tied it into a bow on the side.  Then we adhered it to a Crumb Cake Card Stock card base.  We adhered the matted sentiment piece to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Then, we stamped an ice cream treat in Peekaboo Peach Ombre Ink, added a Peekaboo Peach drip, stamped the stick in Crumb Cake Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock, and cut it out with the matching Frozen Treats Framelit.  We stamped the triangular cone in Crumb Cake Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and cut it out with one of the framelits.  We cut a Pool Party ice cream scoop and an Early Espresso hot fudge topping with the framelits, too.

We adhered the Peekaboo Peach treat to the matted sentiment with a Stampin' Dimensional.  The cone is adhered directly to the sentiment while the ice cream scoop is adhered to the card with a Stampin' Dimensional.

So cute! This would be a great card for just about anyone on your birthday card list!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sweet Day

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations  Today I'm sharing another awesome card made with the "Cool Treats" stamp set and coordinating Frozen Treats Framelits.  At the Proverbial Stampers gathering, we made several cards with this bundle--save 10% when you order these items together--so I'll be on a "Cool Treats" roll this week!  I'm really loving the color combination of Watermelon Wonder and Early Espresso--it makes me think of strawberry ice cream and hot fudge sauce, which, no doubt is the point!

For this card, we started by embossing a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Whisper White Card Stock with the Confetti Embossing Folder.  Next we stamped the two-part sentiment in Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder in the unembossed center.

We cut three 1/2" strips of card stock--one each from Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, and Pool Party--and snipped the ends at various lengths.  We stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso onto the Whisper White strip.  We arranged these strips on the Whisper White panel and attached them with a staple.

Next, we built our ice cream treats.  We stamped a Peekaboo Peach twist, a Pool Party treat, and two Crumb Cake cones onto Whisper White Card Stock and cut them out with the coordinating Frozen Treats Framelits.  We cut out a Watermelon Wonder scoop of ice cream and an Early Espresso hot fudge topping with the same framelits.  We adhered the cones and the Pool Party treat directly to the card with Snail Adhesive and the ice cream at the top of the cones is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

To finish the card, we adhered the Whisper White panel to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Watermelon Wonder panel and then onto an Early Espresso Card Stock card base.

Gosh! These treats look good enough to eat, don't you think?!

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Birthday Sprinkles

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   When I was chosen to be a display stamper for the fall Stampin' Up event, they sent me a box of goodies to use to create sample cards for the display boards.  One of the sets I received was the "Cool Treats" stamp set and the coordinating Frozen Treats Framelits.  This is such a fun set!  I made a bunch of samples with it and our Proverbial Stampers made a bunch more during our Occasions get-together.  Today's card is one of the cards we made there.

This card is super sweet--I love how the front of the card is shortened to reveal the surprise inside the card.  And it's super easy to make, too!
We started with the regular half sheet of Whisper White Card Stock as our card base, but cut a 1/4" strip off the front of the card.  We adhered a strip of Tasty Treats Specialty Paper along the outer edge of the inside of the card, so that you can see it when the card is closed.  We adhered another strip of DSP from the stamp pack along the outside edge of the card front.  We stamped the sprinkles stamp in Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, and Pool Party on the card front.

We used the Banner Triple Punch to flag the end of a 1" strip of Watermelon Wonder Card Stock and stamped the sentiment in Versamark.  We added some White Stampin' Emboss Powder and set it with the Heat Tool.  We adhered this to the front of the card.

Then, we stamped the ice cream treats on Whisper White in Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, and Pool Party--the cone and ice cream sticks are stamped in Crumb Cake.  We used the Frozen Treats Framelits to cut out these pieces and adhered them to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Super cute, right?

Remember, you can get the "Cool Treats" bundle--the stamp set and framelits--for 10% off the price of ordering them individually.  And don't forget to get some Tasty Treats DSP while you're at it!

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