Cool treats are a great theme for summertime inspired creations! Popsicles, ice cream, frozen delights…..who wouldn’t want to receive a card or gift inspired by these tasty treats?! This month’s Craft Challenge tutorial features ice cream…lots of ice cream. Get ready to create frosty cards that warm your heart…..and the heart of whomever you’re going to give them to!
Cool Treats: You’re the Cherry to my Sundae Card
The card we’re going to create is called “You’re the cherry to my sundae” for obvious reasons – it features sundaes! In my craft stash I have a stack of paper that is patterned with ice cream treats, and it will help accent this card so nicely! If you don’t have ice cream patterned paper in your stash, that’s okay! Stripes, polka dots, confetti or cross hatched patterns all have an ice creamy/cool treat inspired feel to them, so just find coordinating colours to whatever colour palette you choose and your creation will look wonderful!
Cool Treats Color Palette
Note: The Flirty Flamingo can be substituted for Peekaboo Peach. Since I was using my craft stash I used what I had on hand (Flirty Flamingo).
Cool Treats Supply List
I used Stampin’ Up! products from my craft stash to create this cool treats inspired card:
Here’s the measurements of the supplies that I used:
- Watermelon Wonder Cardstock: 3-1/2″ x 7″
- Whisper White Cardstock: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″
- Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper
- Diagonal-striped Watermelon Wonder Pattern: 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
- Crumb Cake Diamond Pattern: 2″ x 2″
- Sundae Pattern: 6″ x 6″
- Silver Foil Sheet: 1″ x 2″
- Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon: 14″
Cool Treats Card Instructions
Step 1: Stamp “You’re the cherry to my sundae” in Pool Party ink on the 3-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ Whisper White Cardstock.
Step 2: Stamp the cherry in Watermelon Wonder (cherry fruit) and Pear Pizazz (stem) ink.
Step 3: Use the Big Shot to cut out the bowl image from the Crumb Cake diamond pattern paper.
Step 4: Use the Big Shot to cut out the spoon image from the Silver Foil paper.
Step 5: Adhere the striped Watermelon Wonder paper to the Watermelon Wonder cardstock using fast fuse adhesive. Tip: use one strip at the top and one at the bottom.
Step 6: Use glue dots to adhere the ribbon, folding back and forth across the width of the card. Tip: put a glue dot on one end, adhere to card. Stretch the ribbon across the card, stick another glue dot, fold the ribbon across the card in a zig zag pattern, adding a glue dot to adhere the ribbon at each edge of the card (approx. 4 glue dots needed).
Step 7: Adhere the spoon image to the Whisper White cardstock using a glue dot. Tip: it fits best on the spoon bottom instead of the handle.
Step 8: Adhere the bowl image to the Whisper White cardstock using a dimensional dot, so that it shows a bit of the spoon and the spoon’s handle.
Step 9: If you would like to stamp a sentiment on the inside of the card, you can either stamp it onto the Watermelon Wonder cardstock directly or you can insert a piece of white cardstock that you can stamp on. I prefer to use a piece of Whisper White cardstock, so that the designs show up a little better and it helps the look feel more finished. I adhere the cardstock on one side (next to the card fold), so that it can be removed if the recipient wants to reuse the card.
Step 10: Time to make an envelope! Using the sundae pattern paper and an envelope punch board, punch and score all the way around the paper. Fold and adhere using tear and tape adhesive.
Tip: using tear and tape adhesive allows you to put adhesive on the top flap, so that you can leave the paper on it and send the card at a later date. This means that the card and envelope will be ready to go when you are.
You’ve now completed your cool treats inspired sundae card! Congratulations!
2017 Craft Challenge Blog Hop
Check out this month’s blog posts from the other Craft Challenge participants to get your DIY fix. Get inspired with a variety of other ideas and play along to bust your craft stash too!