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
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.