I’m not really sure what to call the special fold on this card….except to say it is a FUN fold! It’s similar to a Double Z fold (like in this post: Snail Mail Fun Fold) but the “extra Z” is not as wide and big and in the middle like in that post….it’s skinny and along the bottom. Maybe Skinny Double Z fold? This is the card when it is closed.
And this is the card when it is fully opened. See how the small strip along the bottom is the other “Z” fold? The 11″ x 4 1/4″ card base and the 11″ x 1 1/4″ strip are scored the same (on the LONG side at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″, but folded the opposite way.
The paper I used is called Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper. This paper is perfect for making cards during the summer….ice cream cones, Popsicles and is great for anyone who loves those summer treats! My husband however thinks ice cream is a year round treat! This set of Designer Series Papers will be retiring on May 3rd, so if you like this paper, you’ll want to purchase some as soon as possible as retiring products are only available while supplies last. The coordinating stamp set, Sweet Ice Cream, however will be carried over into the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that comes out May 4th, but not at the bundle pricing (10% off for the stamp set and Ice Cream Builder Punch).
One of the papers in the set (top right) resembles a “waffle cone”, so you can use a scrap of that paper to punch out an ice cream cone (like the card on the left) or you can stamp the cone (and the cross-hatch) and make your own cone like the card on the right. Which one do you like better? You can also punch out “scoops) from the rectangle blotchy shapes for the scoops too.
There are lots of ways to change this card around. On the card below I only used two patterns from the set of Designer Series papers, while the one above I used three. And I used a rectangle shape to stamp my sentiment on the front.
The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is rather large and I wanted to use it on the first card….but it didn’t fit into the circle shape. So I grabbed some Post-It Notes and covered up the word I did NOT want to stamp (bithday), inked it up, REMOVED the Post-it and stamped the word “Happy”. Then I repeated those same steps (covered the word happy) so I could stamp the word “Birthday”
I did that same masking technique on this card on the inside sentiment. In case you didn’t notice, I only used two different patterns of Designer Series on this card instead of three.
If you would like to try this card, these are the supplies you will need:
- Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set
- Ice Cream Builder Punch
- Layering Circle Dies
- 2 1/4″ Circle Punch
- Blackberry Bliss Cardstock –
- Cut 4 ¼” x 11”: Score on the LONG side at 2 ¾” and 5 ¼”
- Cut 1 ¼” x 11”; Score on the LONG side at 2 ¾” and 5 ¼”
- Cut 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (for Scalloped Circle)
- Ice Cream Shop Designer Series Paper
- Pattern #1 – Cut 5 ¼” x 4”
- Pattern #2 – Cut 2 ½” x 4”
- Pattern #3 – Cut 2 1/2″ x 4″, Cut 5 ¼” x 1”, Cut 2 pieces 2 ½” x 1
- Basic White Cardstock
- Cut 2 ⅜” x 3 ¾”
- Cut 5 ¼” x 4” (Optional for back)
- Cut 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2 (for 2 1/4″ Circle) or Sentiment Shape of your choice
- Scraps for Cone (2) and Scoops (4)
- Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Cinnamon Cider
- Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (or Stampin’ Seal), Dimensionals
- Tools: Paper Trimmer, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
I hope you’ll give this a try! And if you want some inspiration, check out these cards made by several of my friends when we met on Zoom to craft together: Alison used the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper….There are several blue & white designs included in this pack and they make beautiful cards!
Sharon also used the same Dandy Garden Designer Series paper, but she used other papers, so even though it’s the same set of papers, a completely different look:
And the card by Jackie Bruns is beautiful too! She used one of the papers from the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper that was part of Jan-Feb Sale-A-Bration. The flower on her card, she cut directly from the paper….Another great way to use up your papers! She makes alot of specialty cards and I would encourage you to check out her website – Cactus Corner Creations
Now it’s your turn. Find some paper and make your own version of this card!
BATTER UP! – MAY PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
Step up to the plate, take a swing, and knock it out of the park with the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit. May’s Paper Pumpkin kit has a “throwback” theme and contains enough “grand slam” supplies to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—featuring classic colors, pinwheel and pinstripe patterns, and vintage-washed paper pieces. There’s no “batter” way to root, root, root for your home team and honor the all-stars in your life! Plus this month’s kit contains the official bubble gum of the MLB! A favorite in the field, the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit contains a couple sticks, So chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.
The deadline to order May’s “Batter Up” Paper Pumpkin kit is May 10th! Subscribe now!
NEW ANNUAL CATALOGS ARE COMING!
I got HAPPY MAIL this week! Introducing the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog! I can’t show you what is inside on the pages until May 4th, but I’d be glad to send you a catalog in the mail if you are not currently receiving one! Go to the catalog tab above and fill out the form! (US Customers Only)
LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS!
The list of products that will be RETIRING from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is now available! Retiring Items go FAST! Many items are already sold out and discontinued So don’t delay in placing an order HERE and use my HOST CODE: JMGRPBDR! Many items are on sale including items that I used for today cards! Some items that are bundles (stamp sets and punches or stamp sets & dies) are retiring (as a bundle)…which means that the Bundle PRICING will no longer be available, but the products will be available in the new catalog, but as separate items
You can see the list with all the retiring items here: Last Chance List – 2020-2021 Annual Catalog
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
- May 3 – This is the last day to order from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! And your last chance to purchase items on the RETIRING LIST before they are gone for good!
- May 4 – the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will launch! Get ready to check out all the new goodies and start a new Wish List for the coming year! (As a reminder….if you have ordered from me this past year, I will mail you a catalog. If you are not a current customer and would like to receive a catalog (US customers only), you can request one HERE
READY TO PURCHASE SUPPLIES?
Please click HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Site where you can look at all the products online and purchase what you need. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours! If your order is less than $150, please use my APRIL HOST CODE: JMGRPBDR and choose me (Patricia Dominicci) as your Demonstrator when prompted. If you need help placing an order, please leave a comment below and I will be happy to assist you!
If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code I will send you a small gift as a thank you from me! If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own. Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice.
These are the products used for today’s card. Click on any item and it will take you to my online Stampin’ Up! store where you can purchase these items or get more information.