I scream, you scream for ICE CREAM card tutorial

It’s summer time in Montreal, and it is HOT outside!  NOTHING makes a kid scream louder than hearing the ice cream truck coming down the road.

I was inspired by a card made by Andrea on her website, this card just has summer written all over it.  I have sold this card to stores, and I personally just LOVE this card, so I wanted to share the love by creating a tutorial for you!  Scroll down to download the free tutorial with step by step instructions on how to make this card yourself.

Stampin Up Ice Cream birthday card made with Cupcake builder punch & pennant parade punch

Stampin Up Ice Cream birthday card made with Cupcake builder punch & pennant parade punch

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TUTORIAL

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Here is what I used to make this awesome card:

Stamps:

  • Pennant Parade
  • Itty Bitty Banners

Inks:

  • Baked Brown Sugar
  • Pretty In Pink
  • Strawberry Slush
  • So Saffron
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Versa Mark

Tools:

  • Cupcake builder punch
  • Pennant parade punch
  • Itty Bitty Banners framelits
  • Bakers twine
  • Pumpkin Pie Button (brights collection)

Paper:

  • Just Add Cake DSP (card layer)
  • Subtles stack DSP – pretty in pink (top scoop ice cream)
  • Certainly Celery card stock (card base)
  • So Saffron card stock (pennant layer)
  • Strawberry slush card stock (bottom scoop)
  • Pretty In Pink (middle scoop)
  • Crumb cake (cone)
  • Cherry Cobbler (cherry)
  • Coastal Cabana (happy birthday banner)

❤ As always, your comments & feed back are welcome ❤

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Wedding By The Tide Stampin Up Style

A friend of mine recently asked for a custom card for a beach side wedding she was attending.  I knew that it just had to be the “By The Tide” set by Stampin Up… I just didn’t know WHAT, or HOW.

Here is what I came up with after quite a bit of tinkering:

Beach wedding card - Stampin Up's By The Tide

Beach wedding card – Stampin Up’s By The Tide

Here is the list of materials I used to make this card – Stamp Right Up – Beachside Wedding By The Tide Tutorial

  • Card stock:
    • Crumb cake (4.25 x 5.5)
    • Pool party (4 x 5.25)
    • Very Vanilla
  • Misc:
    • Dimensionals
    • Versamark
    • Dazzling details
    • Gold embossing powder
    • Embossing buddy
    • Sponges / daubers
  • Stamps:
    • By The Tide
    • En Francais
  • Inks:
    • Crumb cake
    • Soft Suede
    • Calypso coral

Don’t forget to leave a comment below – your comments and feedback are welcome and appreciated!

Stampin Up Pun Fun & Sizzix Flip-it dies tips

I recently made this card for one of my stores that I sell to – it is such a fun card to make!!!

Using Stampin Up’s “Pun Fun” (now retired), I colored the rocket with water color pencils, fussy cut it then popped it up on the base. Using the stamp itself for revference, I hand drew all the little details in fine pointed black pen. Sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

The sizzix Flip-It die was sued to make the base & layers – I trimmed a second color (daffodil delight) down to fit.

**QUICK TIP ON HOW TO CORRECTLY USE THE SIZZIX FLIP-IT DIE**

Have you found that the die was cutting all the way through your card stock – or that the flip-it die cards were falling apart at the scored lines?! I did. It was heartbreaking to go through all the work to make the card just to have it fall apart. So I did some research:

 

  • Use ONE cutting plate and your CREASE pad!!!  Youtube video’s and other websites will tell you to use two standard cutting plates, but that second plate is what makes the difference.
    • Put your crease pad on the bottom, your Sizzix Flip-It die in the middle, then your card stock and your cutting plate on top.  That should fix any cutting through, or tearing of your scored folds.

 

Stampin Up Pun Fun with Sizzix Flip-It die

Stampin Up Pun Fun with Sizzix Flip-It die

Stampin Up with Lovely As A Tree

Did you know that Stampin Up’s “Lovely As A Tree” set has been around since 2006?!  Generally, sets are retired about every two years.  THIS set has made the cut year after year, and I can see why!!

Not only is it truly ‘lovely’, but it can be used for so many different occasions and holidays.  I can’t think of any other set in my craft room that is as versatile as this one.

I just received this set last week, and I knew I had to tinker with it!  Based off a tutorial by Dawn I used a piece of window sheet (clear acetate) to create this card:

Lovely As A Tree Reflection Technique

Lovely As A Tree Reflection Technique

Here is what I used to create this card:

  • Stamps:  Stampin Up:
    • Lovely As A Tree (Page 78, #127793 clear mount),
    • Teeny Tiny Wishes (page 44 #127802 clear mount)
  • Ink:
    • Soft Suede (trees)
    • Old olive (‘grass’ area)
    • Marina Mist ((water / reflection area)
  • Card stock:
    • Crumb cake
    • Old olive
    • Chocolate chip
    • Naturals very vanilla (for inside panel)
  • Other tools:  Wood grain embossing folder, window sheets / clear acetate, linen thread, 1/16″ hole punch

Like this card?  YOU can make it too! Contact me anytime to place an order – I can have it delivered anywhere in Canada in as little as 4-5 days!

Hello Cupcake!

I just got my monthly card kit from Simon Says Stamp & I could not WAIT to play with the cupcake pieces!

Lightly cased from Kristina’s example(s), here are my cards (both are 3×3 note card size)

Cupcake Birthday Note Card

Cupcake Birthday Note Card ~ Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit

Thank You Cupcake Note Crd - Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit

Thank You Cupcake Note Card – Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit

Here is my supply list for these cards:

Happy Birthday Cupcake:

  • Stamp set:  CupCake Party
  • Ink:  STAMPIN UP!
    • Cupcake:  Pretty In Pink, Pink Pirouette
    • Base & cake:  Soft Suede & Crumb Cake
    • Cherry:  Real Red
    • Background star burst image: Pistachio Pudding

     

Thank You Cupcake:

  • Stamp set:  CupCake Party
  • Ink:  STAMPIN UP!
    • Cupcake:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral
    • Base & cake:  Soft Suede & Crumb Cake
    • Cherry:  Real Red
    • Background circle image: Pistachio Pudding

Hey Canadians – love those ink colors?! Me too!  Contact me to order them & have them delivered to your door step!