Hi There Crafty Friends! How are you doing? I don’t know how it got to be March, do you? I’m pretty happy that the winter months are going so quickly! Some of my bulbs are making an appearance and I even hear the birds chirping in the morning as my alarm goes off. Fingers crossed for an early spring here in Upstate NY!
For today’s creation I want to share with you a few stamp sets that I paired together for the hop. While I was working on the cards over the weekend, I also decided to use this ice cream cone card for one of my cards at the senior center. I know they always love birthday cards, but I also had a request for St. Patrick’s Day cards, as in plural, well we don’t have anything current in the Stampin’ Up! catalog that screams St. Patrick’s Day to me, so I thought a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone was a good idea- she can stamp Happy St. Patrick’s Day on the inside.
First up is the CAS card (Clean And Simple), this card features crumb cake card stock as the matte, (base is very vanilla), the 2″ strip was punched with the scalloped tag topper punch, I stamped the ice cream cone from Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (this is a Sale-a-bration selection free with a $50 order). I used the crumb cake marker to color in the cone. Then I stamped the ice cream two times on a scrap of very vanilla paper and colored it in with the mint macaron marker. Hand-cutting the two scoops took no time at all. Then I stamped the “Happy Day” greeting from another Saleabration stamp set called “Perfect Pairings”. Just love these two together. According to my nephew and my brother, this card is an “acceptable” masculine card- no bling, no ribbon, no buttons, no flowers, no pink, and no embellishments (they are plain and simple guys so I like to get their input when I’m working on CAS cards for guys).
Next up is the “Step It Up” Card!
I used the same color palette of very vanilla, crumb cake, mint macaron and chocolate chip. The designer series paper is from the package of Timeless Elegance. On this card, I wanted to watercolor the ice cream cone and ice cream, so I pulled out the watercolor paper. This is such a breeze to work with- no pilling of the paper, and it’s very sturdy! I used the liquid tombo glue to adhere all the pieces together. The sprinkles are from “Party with Cake” stamp set in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.
Here are the two cards side-by-side. What do you think? I’d love to hear which one you like the most! Leave me a comment- I LOVE to hear from YOU!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today- don’t forget to click the “next” button to hop on over to see what Julie made for you today. If you want to see the supply list, scroll down to the bottom of this post.
Local Friends- Remember that this Saturday, March 5th from 1-4 pm at the Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, we will have our next Retired Stampin’ Up! and Craft Supplies BOGO (buy one get one free) event with my team and I! We have a TON of stamps, inks, papers, tools, punches, kids craft supplies, and even jewelry making supplies (beads galore!)! For each dollar you spend on our sale items, you will receive free NEW catalog merchandise! (we just add tax/shipping on the total). Cash is much easier for us divide up at the end of the day, so we will have a free gift for all who come and pay in cash! (local checks and credit cards are okay too)… thanks, hope to see you there!!
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