Colour me happy_ july 2011

I’m back again to show you another class project from last Saturday using the cute & very flexible single stamp, Hello Blossoms. Peanut and tree nut free ice cream brands I made 2 similar cards & couldn’t decide which one to make with the girls, so I let them choose . Dairy free nut free ice cream brands Here’s the first version (which is my fave)…

They’re both very clean & simple, but I wanted to focus more on the techniques we used, namely omitting with markers, paper sueding & ruffling ribbon. Sugar free fat free ice cream brands The first includes more of these techniques than this simpler version.

There are a couple of differences – some more obvious than others:

DSP – the first is a fun print from the Nursery Specialty pack & the second is from the Sunny Garden pack. Best fat free ice cream brands It’s amazing how it changes the look.

Ribbon – The first has taffeta ribbon, which we ruffled – I showed the girls how to do this by fraying an end & pulling a centre thread to gather. Best ice cream brands and flavors The second is poppy parade poly ribbon, tied in a simple knot – quick & easy

Flowers – The flowers on the first card have a soft distressed look thanks to the paper sueding technique. Italian ice cream ingredients On the second, the flowers are simply punched & the petals flicked up. French vanilla ice cream ingredients the yellow flowers are textured card, which I really like.

You can see the detail better here. Breyers french vanilla ice cream ingredients As an aside, I didn’t realise when I took the pic in a hurry that the flowers had been a little flattened, but I haven’t had a chance to take another pic…trust me, they look even cuter with a bit of flicking on the edge.

Before I forget, I really wanted to show you my inspiration for the sueded flowers, which came from none other than the fabulous Shelli Gardner at Convention. French macaron ice cream sandwiches The card below is a complete copy of Shelli’s card except for the friend sentiment. Best ice cream sandwiches Shelli used the hello letters from the flower centres to say…hello, but I wasn’t that patient (lol). I really love love love this card, which is weird as it includes two things I very rarely do – tear paper & tilt panels, but go figure!

Unfortunately, I won’t get to show you any more from Hello Blossoms, so I’ll just leave you with a few more ideas to try yourself…

1. Best ice cream sandwiches in la Use markers to ink up the ink up the stamp with different colours. Quick & very effective.

2. Best ice cream ingredients Omit part of the images to build a different look. Cheap ice cream ingredients As on these cards – ink the stem & scallop with an old olive marker & omit the flower heads. Where did neapolitan ice cream originated from Add punched flowers, buttons or any other stamped flowers.

3. English ice cream recipes Omit some of the flowers to make a smaller pic – as I did for the inside of the card.

4. Free ice cream recipes For the flower centres, use a simple punched circle, brad, rhinestone or pearl.

Just a final reminder that Hello Blossoms is only available until Sunday (for just $13.95 – bargain!) & I don’t think it will carry over into our new Idea Book. Where to buy neapolitan ice cream slices I’d be very happy if it does though. Ice cream neapolitan Contact me for more info & leave a comment to say hi.

Stamps: Hello Blossoms, Perfect Punches (birthday & friend sentiments), On Your Birthday (inside card)

Card/Paper: certainly celery, poppy parade, peach parfait, whisper white card, Nursery Suite Specialty DSP, Sunny Garden DSP

Accessories: basic pearls, celery taffeta ribbon, poppy parade poly ribbon

Card/Paper: rich razzleberry, old olive card, Patterns DSP – Brights (olive & razzleberry), Newsprint DSP

It doesn’t seem long since we welcomed the Autumn/Winter Mini & now there’s only a few days & it will be gone. Neapolitan ice cream cake So, I thought I’d better get to showing you some more projects using the goodies I got…other than cupcakes of course. Neapolitan ice cream cone I feel like I haven’t had time to have a good play with my sets & none more so than the beautiful Strength & Hope. Neapolitan ice cream cake recipe I decided I HAD to use it for one of my class projects from last Saturday. Best neapolitan ice cream Here it is!

For the scallops, I layered pink & plum Patterns DSP scallops on the bottom of the panel, flicked them up for some added texture, then added a final touch of pretty in pink taffeta ribbon. Neapolitan ice cream tub Here’s a closer shot:

On the inside, I added a pink panel & cut another butterfly, but forgot to take a pic.

Before I go, I’ll just share a final reminder about Strength & Hope. Neapolitan ice cream slices As you might remember, this set helps raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation & will only be available until the end of this month. Neapolitan ice cream bar It’s not in the new US Idea Book, & I think likely it won’t be in ours either when it arrives in September. Neapolitan ice cream astronaut So if you love it & would like to support this truly worthy cause, order it this month.

If you’d like to know more about the Stampin’ Up! Strength & Hope campaign, check out this video from the amazing Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up! Co-founder & CEO.

If you’d like any more info or would like to order Strength & Hope, just contact me by Sunday afternoon. Neapolitan ice cream flavors I’ll be back next time with another Autumn/Winter Mini project from my last class. Neapolitan ice cream squares Until then…

Card/Paper: perfect plum, pink pirouette, whisper white card, Patterns DSP (subtles – plum & pink pirouette)

Ink: perfect plum, pink pirouette ink pad, perfect plum marker

The So Swirly wheel is my all-time favourite wheel. Neapolitan ice cream brands it’s perfect for so many occasions – birthdays, Christmas, engagements, weddings, babies – & it’s so forgiving if you make a rolling boo-boo.

These boxes were made with half an A4 sheet & are perfect for holding some chocolates (isn’t everything?), or as wedding favours. Smaller boxes, using a quarter A4 sheet are great for jewellery or other little goodies.

The picture below shows the basic scoring template for making a triangle box. Vegan neapolitan ice cream You can easily change the card dimensions, so long as you follow the basic principles.

You can see some more of my triangle boxes (including some Christmas ones) from a long long time ago here.

So, which one do you like, the simple or stepped up version? Mine is the stepped up version – love rolling the wheel & of course playing with my punches!

If you haven’t tried making one of these boxes, have a go & I’m sure you won’t stop at one. Ice cream flavor neapolitan Leave a comment to say hi or if you have any questions.

That’s the last of my cupcake projects for a little while at least. Neapolitan ice cream sandwich Back with something different next time.

Tools: itty bitty punch pack (flower), 2 3/8 inch scallop circle punch, 13/4 inch circle punch, paper piercing tool & mat

Both colour combinations are from the Brights collection – melon mambo, rich razzleberry & regal rose for the girl version, pacific point, tempting turquoise & pumpkin pie for the boys, with some Brights Patterns DSP. Where did neapolitan ice cream come from To add a bit of interest & help take the detail to the inside, I trimmed a little off the right edge & punched with either the scallop edge or pinking hearts edge punches. Best neapolitan ice cream brand On the inside, I added another cupcake – because clearly one is not enough! Here’s the inside of the girly version:

For this one, I placed the cupcake on a 1 3/4 inch circle & a 2 3/8 inch scallop circle (punched twice to form the spiky edge). Neapolitan ice cream pistachio Then I added a couple of brads instead of punching the edge & a flag end.

I hope these give you some more ideas for using Create a Cupcake or colour combinations to try….or something. Just drop me a line if you have need any more info. I still have my workshop demo project to show you, but I’ll have to do that next time. Italian neapolitan ice cream Until then, bye for now.

Card/Paper: Pink version – melon mambo, regal rose, pretty in pink, whisper white card, Brights Patterns DSP – rich razzleberry, regal rose.

Card/Paper: Blue version – pacific point, tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie

Card/Paper: Ricj razzleberry, melon mambo, whisper white card, Brights Patterns DSP – rich razzleberry

It shares the similar layout, cupcake set & punch to the other three cards, but the classy Love Letter DSP, black satin ribbon & Elements of Style flourish stamp help give it a very different look. Neapolitan ice cream block I thought the sentiment went really well with the handbags too – love this sentiment!

I added another handbag inside, with the happy birthday greeting, but forgot to take a pic – doh! In any case, here’s a close-up of the handbags

2. What three flavours make up a neapolitan ice cream Handle – Punch a 3/4 inch circle from scrap card, then centre & punch a 1 inch circle over the 3/4 inch hole, to make a ring. Attach the ring to the back of the DSP, so it lines up with the cupcake top. Neapolitan ice cream walmart I used 2 way glue to attach mine.

My inspiration for the handbags came from a lovely baja & chocolate card with 3 handbags on the display board at Convention. Neapolitan ice cream shocker I don’t know who made it, but if it’s your or you know who made it, just leave a comment & link if you have one & I’ll add it here.

Hot air balloon birthday Next up, I showed the girls how to quickly turn a cupcake into a hot air balloon. Neapolitan ice cream bucket This is a really simple but effective card that could work for many occasions & people, just by changing the colours or sentiment.

I really liked the colour scheme (although the colours don’t look quite right here. Tropical neapolitan ice cream Sorry, I’ve taken so many pics & the camera just won’t give me the true colours!)

My inspiration for the balloon & cloud layout was from a lovely card with a background stamped with a clear acrylic block, that I saw on a Convention display board. Neapolitan ice cream sandwiches I don’t know if it was a swap or a SU sample, but I really liked it. Walls neapolitan ice cream If you know who made it, or it’s yours, please leave me a comment & I’ll happily credit it to you.

I’ve been trying to write a post about my convention adventures before I post anything else, but as it’s still a work in progress, I thought I’d quickly start sharing the projects from my June Cupcakes & More class. This was my first class after our extended renovation fun, so I was really looking forward to getting together with the girls & had a great catch-up.

We made 4 cards – each using the Create a Cupcake stamp set and/or the co-ordinating Build a Cupcake punch in different ways & with similar layout elements assisted by the new scallop square duo die. Breyers neapolitan ice cream Today, I’ll show you the first card, which was also the class favourite – an ice cream birthday card inspired by the classic neapolitan flavours of choc, vanilla & strawberry.

Here’s a close- up of the panel – The ice cream cone is really sparkly IRL as it’s sprayed with a shimmer mist made from champagne mist shimmer paint. Ice cream sandwich neapolitan The cone is backed with dimensionals to really pop it off the card.

– Punch 3 cupcake tops for the ice cream scoops. Neapolitan ice cream pronunciation Add more scoops to decorate the inside.

– Cut a triangle for the cone & emboss with the square lattice embossing folder. Neapolitan ice cream tesco No Big Shot? – score diagonal lines to make a diamond pattern.

– The flower is a fun addition. Tesco neapolitan ice cream For the centre of the inside flower, us a ‘sprinkle’ from the cupcake punch. Neapolitan ice cream recipe Perfect fit!

– Put the whole ice cream together then spray with shimmer paint spray.

– The sweet treats greeting tag made with the jewellery tag punch. Edy’s neapolitan ice cream To make the tag longer, cut a 9mm wide strip of card, then only feed one end into the punch to punch a tag end. Why is it called neapolitan ice cream Stamp the greeting then cut off the excess.

– Basic rhinestones add a fab sparkly touch for a bargain price. You get 213 single rhinestones in a pack (when you count the ones on strings) for only $9.50.

Hope you like this little project as much as the class girls did. Neapolitan ice cream calories If there’s anything else you’d like to know, just drop me a line or leave a comment, as I love hearing from you. What is neapolitan ice cream I’ll be back with more from this class next time.

Stamps: Curly Cute (happy birthday), Teeny Tiny Sentiments (sweet treats)

Card/Paper: choc chip, very vanilla, pink pirouette, pretty in pink, rose red card, Subtles Patterns DSP – pretty in pink

Accessories: early espresso 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon, basic rhinestones, champagne mist shimmer paint,

Tools: Big Shot, polka dots & square lattice embossing folder, scallop square duo die, jewellery tag punch, itty bitty punch pack – 4 petal flower.

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