Cool Treats

Sneak Peek- Holiday Gift Packaging Class

I thought I'd share a quick peek at the Stampin' Up treat tubes from the Holiday Catalog, that we will be making at my Holiday Gift Packaging Class this week.

We are making 10 projects all together. I think the treat tubes are fabulous and so fun! Fill them will all sorts of candy or treats.

I matched the candy to the stamped image theme: red hots for Rudophs "nose" and Reeses's pieces to match the pumpkin pie pumpkin!


I got the cute idea for the reindeer on a toothpick from my friend Cindy. She always has fun ideas to share! See her blog here.

I'm looking forward to sharing the other amazing holiday projects with my attendees this Wednesday.

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Bonus Card- Cool Treats

This was the Bonus Card at my most recent Card Class last week. Its so colorful and fun, with lots and lots of embellishments.

I'm pretty sure this was everyone's favorite card of the night and almost everyone had to purchase the stamp set and/or all the matching Tasty Treat accessories!

This is one of my absolute favorite stamp sets in the Occasions catalog. I got this card idea and layout from Patty Bennett. She shared it on Instagram and I immediately had to make it!

What do you think? Do you like it as much as we all do? There's a lot going on, like sprinkles and washi and designer paper, but its all so fun and super colorful!


Here's the inside... To make this fold, I cut a piece of whisper white at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" then folded it in half and cut 1" off the front flap of the card. Super easy. The banner is a 2" piece of pool party cardstock and I used the Triple Banner punch to make the "tail."


Here's a close up of all the details. I love all the special embellishments that coordinate with the Cool Treats stamp set! The detail on the cone as well as the ice cream scoops were made with the coordinating, Frozen Treats dies.


I hope you enjoyed this fun, colorful, textured, amazingly embellished ice cream card. I thank Patty for the inspiration as well!

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Unique Card Folds: Dutch Door Fold with Cool Treats stamp set

Today I want to share with you a card fold called "Dutch Door Fold." I was in my friend Linda Bauwins stamp studio a few weeks ago and noticed this cool fold. She always has such fun and creative folds to share.

I used the Cool Treats Bundle to make this special card. Its really quite easy, and really cute.

Here's the closed card. It looks pretty much like a basic card except for the split down the middle.


When I stamped the ice cream on both cones, I used the "stamp off "method. So, I used the flirty flamingo for one of the cones, but I inked the stamp, then stamped off once onto my scratch paper before I stamped the image. Next, I inked up the detail of the cone in the same color, and stamped it directly onto the ice cream. This gives it a perfect two tone effect using the same color. I did the same with the peek a boo peach ice cream.

Here's another look at the Dutch Door fold:


I'm going to give you the measurements of the cardstock, so that you can create your own Dutch Door fold.

1 piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 -Watermelon Wonder cardstock

1 piece of 2 1/4 x 11 -Watermelon Wonder cardstock- scored at 5 1/2

1 piece of 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 -Tasty Treats Designer Paper

1 piece of 2 x 5 1/4 - Tasty Treats Designer Paper

1 piece of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 - Pool Party cardstock

1 piece of 2 x 2 whisper white cardstock (this is the piece that the peek a boo peach sprinkles are stamped on)

This is what it looks like when it is open:


Give it a try. You'll be surprised that this unique card fold is so easy and fun!

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Creative Card Fold using the Cool Treats stamp set

Here's a "cool" creative card fold using the new stamp set, "Cool Treats." There are so many fun things to do with this set and its coordinating "Frozen Treats" framelits.

This card fold is called, Peek A Boo Gate Fold. It seems everyone is using this fold lately. So, I thought I would share this sugary sweet card with you using this card fold technique.

Here's the card...


As you can see, there is a peek a boo gap in the middle of the card, to stamp the greeting.

The measurements of this card are:

Pool Party cardstock: 7 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Whisper White cardstock: 4" x 5 1/4" (inside piece)

and (2) strips of whisper white cut at: 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"

Tasty Treats designer paper: (2) pieces cut at: 1 1/4" x 5"

SCORING: laying it long edge in paper cutter- score at 1 3/4" and 6"

When you fold it up, you will have a peek a boo gap in the middle of the card.

Here's the inside view with darling cherries and colorful sprinkles.


How cute is this tiny spoon die cut from silver foil paper?

Can you see how sweet this designer paper is? It has a clear gloss shine over the ice cream images. So, I added some shine to the cherry on the top of the sundae by squeezing a little fine tip glue pen over the cherry. It dries quickly and its not even sticky!


I layered my sundae on a stitched circle framelit, from the Stitched Shapes framelit package. Did you know that Stampin Up sells about 20,000 framelits from any one framelit set during the course of a year, but has sold 20,000 of the Stitched Shape Framelits in its first two weeks on the market! To say this is an awesome framelit set is an understatement.


If you don't have this set yet, don't miss out- get it during Sale A Bration. For every $50 order, you will recieve a free product from the Sale a Bration brochure!

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Simple Z Fold Birthday Card

Todays card is a very simple Z fold card that we did at Card Class last week. It was made with one of my favorite's from the Occasions Catalog 2017- "Cool Treats" stamp set and coordinating "Frozen Treats" framelits dies.

The "Tasty Treats" designer paper with those tiny little popcicles looks so cute with this "cool" ice cream card.


To make the simple "Z" fold: Start with a 11" x 4 1/4" piece of pool party cardstock, simply fold it in half as you would to make a regular card. Next, fold the front flap of the card, up towards the top fold of the card. Thats it. You will then attach the whisper white 4" x 5 1/4" piece on the inside of the card.


When attaching the ice cream images to the front flap, make sure to only apply adhesive to the top of the square.


Here's a close up of the cute cones and popcicles that were die cut with the "Frozen Treats" framelits. I love that this is a two two-step set. It gives the cones more depth and a realistic look. I used pool party, peek a boo peach and flirty flamingo inks, but I "stamped off" the ink onto my grid paper and then stamped the cone and the popcicles. I then added the detail in full strength of those same inks.


A shiny enamel circle for the dot on the chocolate chip colored  birthday greeting and its ready to give!


I hope you enjoyed todays quick tutorial. You'll be able to whip up a simple "z" fold in no time.

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Might as well share this Card idea too!

Good Morning stampers!

How exciting a day it was yesterday. The New Occasions Catalog and Sale A Bration went live and then- pow! The SU website was down! Well, it did get fixed in the early afternoon and all is well and good in the stamping world again.

As I was deciding what to plan for my next card class, I was shuffling through some cards that I made last week. I decided since I just shared a shaker card with the Cool Treats sets, that I might as well throw this one in there as well, while the shaker making is still fresh in your mind.


This shaker card is a lot like the last one that I posted, but I did mix up the colors and add more of the new Tasty Treats designer paper and washi tape.

I also cut one of the In Color Doilies into 4 pieces and used one of the pieces to peek out from behind the ice cream cone.


If you missed my last shaker card, scroll down a couple of posts or click on Shaker Cards on the "Catagories" project list on my sidebar for instructions.

I'm kind of diggin' these yummy ice creamy colors... reminds me of spring and warm sunny days. Both of which I would love to be experiencing right now, instead of these frigid winter nights in western PA.

Go ahead an click on the New Occasions and Sale a bration catalogs on my blog and check out all the fabulous new products. If you don't have a hard copy and would like one, just drop me an email and I'll get one out to you.

Thanks for visiting!

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