Cool Treats

Today I’m sharing another card made with the Cool Treats stamp set and coordinating Frozen Treats Framelits Dies.  Popsicles seem like the perfect way to cool off in hot July weather, and we have been experiencing some very hot temperatures here in Nebraska!   This card also features the fun new Foil Frenzy Speciality DSP.

To make this card:

  • Start with a Soft Sky card base.
  • Add a 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Soft Sky Foil Frenzy.  I just love the shimmer in this paper.
  • On a 3″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Pool Party and Berry Burst inks.
  • Stamp the 3 popsicle sticks in Crumb Cake.
  • Stamp the popsicle image 3 times onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock – once each in Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Pool Party.  Cut out each image with the matching framelit die and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Layer this panel onto a 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece of Berry Burst cardstock.
  • Adhere this to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!



Summertime Blues

The theme for the current TGIF! challenge is the Summertime Blues.  What’s a cure for those blues – enjoying ice cream with our granddaughters at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in LeMars, IA!

And that was the inspiration for my card, along with the Fab Friday sketch challenge.

To make this card, I started with a Pool Party card base and added the blue background print from the retired Tasty Treats Specialty DSP.  I adhered a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon to the card background.

I cut all the pieces for the sundae using the Frozen Treats Framelits.  The scoops of ice cream are cut from Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, and Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  The topping is cut from Chocolate Chip cardstock, the spoons from the Silver Foil paper, and the bowl from Tasty Treats Specialty DSP.  The Multipurpose Liquid Glue works well for assembling the sundae.  Using a sentiment from the retired Tasty Trucks stamp set, I made a small banner which is adhered to the back of the ice cream dish.  Next, I tied a small bow of Linen Thread around the two spoons and attached them to the bowl using a glue dot.  A small Real Red cherry tops off the sundae.  I then adhered the sundae onto a Whisper White circle cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and added the cute Flirty Flamingo scalloped circle cut with the Layering Circles Framelits.   Finally, I popped up the assembled circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now I may need to go enjoy some more ice cream!


Current Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

  • Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Flirty Flamingo, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, and Silver Foil
  • Ink: Archival Basic Black
  • Tools: Big Shot; Frozen Treats, Stitched Shapes, and Layering Circles Framelits
  • Embellishments: Linen Thread, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!  I wish you a year of blessings and creativity!

One of my resolutions for this year is to consistently post ideas here.  I hope you will stop by often and would love to have you share your comments.

Happy Stamping!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

  • Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
  • It’s My Party DSP; Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock; Gold Foil Sheet
  • VersaMark stamp pad
  • Basic Black embossing powder
  • Large Numbers framelits dies

Pet Sympathy

FMS208 - pet sympathyFMS208

For pet owners, losing a pet is losing a member of the family.  Our daughter’s golden retriever is having health issues and they know he will not be with them much longer.  I borrowed the retired D is for Dog stamp set from a fellow stamper a couple of weeks ago to have a sympathy card ready, but haven’t been inspired to make a card until I saw this sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  It was perfect for this stamp set and I’m pleased with the clean and simple result.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Happy 4th of July!

July 4th FlagHere’s a card I CASE’d for celebrating America’s Independence Day.  It’s a super easy card but is just perfect for the holiday.  The flag is created using the Work of Art stamp set with Night of Navy and Real Red ink, along with some stars punched from Silver Glimmer paper.  I added the sentiment and another star punched from Red Glimmer paper.  Although it doesn’t show in the photo, the Night of Navy base panel is embossed with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Enjoy your celebrations this weekend!

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July 4th Spinner Card

July 4 pinwheelAs the July 4th weekend approaches, I know many neighborhoods host parades and children will be decorating their bikes for the event, which inspired this cute little card I made for our granddaughters. I thought a spinner card would be fun for them as the oldest is 4 years old and enjoys interactive cards.

To make this card, I cut out the polka dot pinwheel using the Pinwheel Die.  I marked where I wanted the slot for the pinwheel and punched it using the Word Window Punch. Two pennies are used for the spinner.  Place the pennies on each side of the slot and adhere them together with a small round dimensional.  Then use a glue dot to attach the pinwheel to the outside penny.  The tricycle, from the Moving Forward stamp set, is one of my favorites from a few years ago. It is stamped in Night of Navy with a small Real Red star from the Something to Say stamp set added to the basket.  I used Real Red Candy Dots in the center of the wheels.  The sentiment is from the And Many More stamp set.  It is stamped in Real Red and punched out with the new Washi Label Punch.

FMS188 – Cheers!

FMS188 - Cheers

FMS188 sketch

The month of May has been such a cloudy and rainy month where I live that thoughts of a vacation in some sunny location must have been on my mind as I played with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.   The sunburst from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set, the Happy Hour stamp set, and a bright color palette all came together to create this cheerful card.

Here’s the details:

I started with a Bermuda Bay base.

The sunburst is stamped in Crushed Curry and the sentiment stamped in the center using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Using the Circles Collection framelit dies, I cut out the sunburst and layered it on Crushed Curry card stock cut with the next larger circle in the collection.

The three limes are stamped in Lucky Limeade on a narrow banner.

Using my Basic Black and Melon Mambo markers, I inked up the drink image, stamped it on Whisper White card stock and “fussy cut” it out.  The little umbrella is stamped in Bermuda Bay and also fussy cut.

The Happy Hour stamp set is being retired from the Stampin’ Up! product line, so be sure to order yours before Tuesday, June 2.

Visit the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see the other fun cards made with this sketch!

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