A July 4th Birthday

Today we are making a 3-dimensional ice cream sundae card to fit in a mini slimline envelope using dies from Dies R Us.

1. You will need:

  • One card base 11 inches x 3 3/8 inches from heavy white cardstock
  • One outside star paper 11 inches x 3 3/8 inches
  • One red and white strip inside back paper 4 3/4 inches x 3 3/8 inches
  • One wood-grained inside base paper 6 1/4 inches x 3 3/8 inches
  • One ice cream dish cut from vellum with details colored with white ink
  • Five ice cream scoops (I used 2 pinks, two white confetti and one chocolate)
  • Two chocolate toppings (I coated mine with a clear glaze to make it shiny)
  • One whipped cream topping (I used a shiny coated white scrap)
  • One red cherry (I cut from red card stock, added white gel pen accent, brown cardstock stem and coated with a clear glaze to make it shiny)
  • Two spoons (I cut mine from silver mirror cardstock)
  • Two sets of “You’re Sweet” sentiment – one red and one black or navy blue
  • Two sets of “Happy Birthday” sentiment – one white and one red
  • Stars and circles for hanging banner and decorations
  • One paper doily cut in half, 6 inches baker’s twine and clay red, white and blue confetti pieces

2. Fold the card base at 6 ¼ inches and place pop-up sundae die on fold per package instructions.

3. Follow the photos on working the folds. Start with bottom tier, then second tier and finally the two angled fold on first tier.

4. Glue narrow support piece to back of dish stem as marked in photo.

5. Glue white scrap to fill in rectangular hole in pop-up dish base, if covering with a vellum dish.

6. Place striped inside back and base papers behind/under card base and trace opening with pencil and cut out as shown in photo.

7. Adhere star paper to outside of card base.

8. Adhere inside striped papers to inside of card. Attach the cut-out sections as well.

9. Glue two scoops to pop-up dish and then add glue to back side of vellum dish where white inked decorations are so glue won’t show through vellum. Position vellum dish over pop-up dish base.

10. Attach ice cream scoops, toppings, cherry and one spoon to tiers, making sure that the movement of pop-up is not impaired by these decorations. Add clay confetti sprinkles.

11. Trim and fit a half paper doily under dish. Secure to base with dots of glue at three points.

12.Position and trim the other half of doily to front of card.

13. Glue the two sentiments together off-setting the darker shade in back to create a shadow effect.

14. Position and attach sentiments on front and inside card base.

15. Glue-up stars and circles banner on baker’s twine and glue in the corners over ice cream. Decorate with additional spoon, clay confetti sprinkles and paper stars.

Hope this sweet card has put a smile on your face and provided some inspiration for your crafting.

For another Ice Cream Sundae card I’ve made click here

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SUPPLIES Used from Dies R Us:

Additional supplies used:

  • Ranger’s Glossy Accents
  • The Paper Studio – Crackled Stars 665976, Patriotic Woodgrain 847111 and XXl Stripe-Red/White 690587
  • The Paper Studio – Printable Vellum Paper – 8 1/2″ x 11″
  • Buttons Galore & More – Star Spangled Sprinkletez – NK114
  • BoBunny -I Heart Stars Stamp set – 121054444
  • Stampin’ Up Classic Stampin’ Pad – Dapper Denim ink
  • Taylored Expressions – Mini Slim Envelopes

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A Baby is Coming

Baby is coming-Front envelope

Who doesn’t look forward to welcoming a new baby at Christmas? This card is the third house card in my series of “A Week of Christmas Houses” using Poppy Stamps 2020 Winter House Pop-Up Easel die set.

The house is cut from heavy card stock in a pale blue that has been in my stash from a card kit. The dark blue and pale yellow come from monotone color packs of cardstock by Recollections. Note that there is a pale-yellow outline layer of the house that provides the window inside color as well as framing the outside edge of the house. The card base is cut from heavy weight white cardstock.

This card goes together easily by looking at the photos on the Poppy Stamps packaging. It does involve a lot of die cutting as there is only one die of each window type.  (I cut lots of the small pieces and store the extras in a tiny plastic bags that I keep with the die set.) To add depth to the porch and dormer windows I cut those pieces twice and glued together. The snowy pieces are cut from glitter paper and some of the window frames and siding have Nuvo Glitter Drops used thinly to give the illusion of melted snow.

Baby is coming-Front open

I masked off the front door with sticky notes and used Salty Ocean Distress ink to darken the door and frame. A tiny drop of gold Nuvo Crystal Drops for the doorknob and a wreath cut with a Tonic Studios die set, complete the door.

The welcome mat, which acts as the easel stop, was stamped and heat embossed using a stamp from a retired Stampin’ Up set. I used a blend of Ranger Black Sparkle and Recollections Ebony Detail Embossing powders that give the welcome mat a snowy sparkle. Once heat embossed, the mat was weathered using Antique Linen Distress Ink on a sponge dauber and cut out with the coordinating die. Foam pads where used to adhere the mat to card and make it tall enough to act as an easel stop.

The windows all have a piece of pale blue organza ribbon taped behind the window frames to give the shine of glass and the rosy glow comes from some shading with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink on the pale-yellow cardstock. The rocking horse and woman decorating a Christmas tree that can be seen in the windows are from an older Tonic Studios Toy Emporium die set. Also from the Tonic set is the outside fir tree.

The ”Merry Christmas” is cut from heavy black cardstock glued down.  A personal message can be written behind the house

Baby is coming-Front envelope

I used two stamps on the envelope flap. I stamped Joy in green and then masked it with a sticky note and stamped the wishing you circle (which has a different sentiment in its center) in blue.

See the more the series of “A Week of Christmas Houses”

Day 1 – From Our House to Your House

Day 2 – Santa is Coming

Day 3 – A Baby is Coming

Day 4 – Keep the Home Fires Burning

Day 5 – Red Four Square

Day 6 – Santa Delivers to the Tropics

Day 7 – House Luminary

2019 – 12 Days of Christmas Trees





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A Party Without Cake

cake shop front-cu

“A party with out cake is just a meeting” is the sentiment for this pop-up cake shop birthday card.  Made with Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition Issue 6 – Shop Front and Hunkydory Moonstone Shadow Box Frame – MSTONE076 die sets and papers from shop front kit, this scrumptious card is a fun little diorama style card.

cake shop front-medium

The shop front papers include interior scenes as well as signs and background papers.  I adhered the interior paper for the cake shop on to light weight cardstock and then fussy cut around the table shapes. Then I cut the shadow box outer frame and two inner frames. I played with spacing the three tables out on the frames looking through he window and door, before I adhered the tables to frames. I taped using double-sided tape the striped pink wallpaper to the back piece of cardstock for the shadowbox frame and then using foam tape placed the back table on the wallpapered panel. The front two tables were taped using transparent removable tape to the lower corners of the interior shadow box frames.

cake shop front-roof

Next, I worked on decorating the shop front cut from a textured red paper, and I cut a second shop front from cream colored cardstock and fussy cut the window frame and door out it.  The “sweet” sign on the door is a sticker. The mail flap is a piece of gold holographic card, and the doorknob is Nuvo Crystal Drops. The green bushes are cut from a food box and embossed with the embossing folder from the shop front kit and placed with foam tape. The doorstep is from paper kit. A clear piece of acetate was adhered to the back of the window after the shop front was adhered to shadow box frame with double-sided-tape. This helps with the folding of the card, so cakes don’t get caught in the window frame. Sign was cut from papers and then adhered to cream cardstock before being permanently on shop front.

cake shop front-full

The “Happy Birthday” top of the card was stamped, and heat embossed onto white card stock and the cut out with a tab on the bottom. Using makers to create polka dots and then adhered to shop roof. The same polka dot paper from the back was used to roof the shop. The back sentiment was also heat embossed and adhered to back with foam tape.

cake shop back





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