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Monday, March 22, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream, Ice Cream Corner, Birthday Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Today I was on the hunt for a quick card using the "Ice Cream Cone Builder" punch. I found this card and thought I'd give it a try. You can see the original card here. I changed the words on mine.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

I stamped the words from the "Sweet Ice Cream" set using Bermuda Bay ink. I read that post to see where the words needed to go but I didn't see anything there to help me out.  So I stamped them about a half inch from the bottom. Meaning the longer letters were 1/2" from the bottom. I thought I'd leave some room in case I wanted to add "hope it's sweet" wording but I didn't. I liked it as it was.

I didn't know how long to cut the card stock or the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Ice Cream Corner" set. So I guessed on it. I cut my Bermuda Bay card stock at 4" x 4-1/4" so I had room to die cut the curvy piece from the "Curvy Dies" set. Of course I cut mine wrong. I ended up with the dotted part on the piece I was tossing in recycling. UGH.  So when you go to die cut the end of your card stock, look on the back of the die. There's a long blade below the dots.  The blade part is the bottom of the curved piece. So with that in mind I cut my DSP too. I actually counted the dots that hung over the on the curvy die, the ones that hung over the side of the card stock. I counted them so I could match that curve up as much as possible when it came to cutting the DSP.  I cut my DSP 3-3/4" x 4-1/4" just to be sure I had enough length. I knew I would because it could be shorter than the card stock piece but I wasn't taking any chances!  

Once I got the two pieces die cut, I die cut the second largest stitched circle die and then I taped the curved pieces together and then I taped them to the front of the card.

The cone was punched out using a piece of DSP in the "Ice Cream Corner" pack that has the lines on it to resemble a cone.  Though you can always stamp the cone and the lines and then punch them out. Or if you don't have the punch, you can fussy cut them because they are clean lines for cutting.

The ice cream was punched from one of the pieces of DSP in the "Ice Cream Corner" pack that has popsicles on it. SO I punched a pink one. 

I taped the circle to the front of the card and then I taped the cone on top. The ice cream was added using Dimensionals and the sprinkles from the "Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles" container were glued in place and the card was done.

I like this card, it's bright and cheery and it was very quick and easy to make.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to pop in hand have a look today,

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