Welcome to the June 2021 Edition of the NC Demos Blog Hop! We are so glad you are here! If you have already stopped to see what the awesome project Toni Campana created this month you know that our June theme is Summer!
What is the best thing about summer? Ice cream, of course! It doesn’t matter that I am lactose intolerant and that I eat ice cream all year. I always associate ice cream and summer. When Stampin’ Up released the Ice Cream Suite in the January-June Mini Catalog, I held off. I wasn’t thinking of cards with ice cream cones or popsicles in January.
Then Paper Pumpkin came along in April with the So Cool and I was closer to being ready. I could put the kit together and think about summer. These are a few of the alternatives I put together after I put together one card of each design.
Finally June came along with all the summer birthdays and I needed cards. I looked at the stamp set and punch and decided it would be fun to make a stacked cone with the 2020-2022 In Colors.
Look carefully and you will notice it is a gate fold card. That’s right, not only are the scoops of ice cream stacked, they are interlocking. This makes for an even more fun fun-fold card. I love fun fold cards and the gate fold card is a great basic one. The problem with them, however, is that they often won’t stay closed. So, by overlapping the scoops of ice cream, the gate is locked!
I also decided to put the sentiment on the inside, which I rarely do. I usually leave the inside blank to allow for room to write. However, the gate fold gave me two flaps where I could stamp a sentiment and leave the middle blank for writing.
I hope you will try this card for yourself. It only used a card base of Basic White 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” and scraps for the scoops and cone. I scored on the long side at 2 1/8” at each end. Rather than use Designer Series Paper, I used one of the stamps to create the spots, once again using all the In Colors. I stamped once full strength and then again without reinking. This allowed for light and dark versions of each color. The products are listed below.
- Basic White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick cardstock #159229
- Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ pad #153118
- Just Jade Classic Stampin’ pad #153115
- Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ pad #153116
- Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin’ pad #153114
- Magenta Madness Classic Stampin’ pad #153117
- Sweet Ice Cream stamp set #158224
- Ice Cream Cone builder punch #154241
- Mini Glue dots #103683
Thank you for letting me share my project. I am so happy that the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch carried over to the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. However, you only have until June 30 to buy the bundle (#156244) and save 10%. Contact me today or shop my Online Store 24/7 to buy this amazing bundle.
I hope you keep hopping with us to see the post Laurie Meier has on summer. I know it will be great!
Until next month, Amanda