Sundae Shop – You’re So Sweet

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Ice cream sundaes YUMMY! And even better when shared with two spoons. This is a sweet Valentine’s card made for a special couple.

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Made this card using die sets from Karen Burniston and lots of recycled colorful packaging from my stash. The shine on the hot fudge topping and cherries is Nuvo Jewel Drops. The “glass” dish is vellum that has been stenciled using the die with a white paint pen.


The card front is made with papers from Authentique’s Confection Collection.

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Flowers for the Pretty Lady

I love creating buildings and 3-dimentional cards. This being said, when I saw the Hero Arts January 2019 My Monthly Hero kit I knew I had to have it.  I looked at all the videos and blogs using the kit while waiting for the kit to arrive. Then I developed an idea for a stand-alone flower booth card.


I ended up using a fan-fold of about 1.25 inches wide to made the sides of the booth. I used 1/8 inch wide double sided tape to adhere the three brown shelves to the inside of the folds. (See YouTube video from Crafter’s Companion that shows how to do the fan-fold sides and attach shelves.) I cut the striped awning about 1 inch taller than the stamp so I could color it and glue it to the inside back to give the booth a roof.


Coloring the entire card with watercolor pencils and using a waterbrush to spread the color was a lot of fun.  The “Valentine’s” was stamped and embossed with black sparkle powder and fussy cut. All the flowers and cans where shaped around a fat marker pen to add some dimension. I used foam squares and tape to add more layers and depth.


The back sentiment was computer generated and cut to look like a poster on the back of the booth. (If I had to choose the adhesive I used to adhere the poster again, I would use glue rather than the doubled-sided tape which shows through the thin copier paper I printed the sentiment on, but I was afraid the ink would run if I used water-based glue. I also could have repositioned the poster more squarely on the back.)

Supplies used:

  • Hero Arts January 2019 My Monthly Hero kit
  • White and green premium cardstock from Darice
  • VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • Ranger Black Sparkle Embossing Powder
  • Scotch White Foam Squares and Tape
  • Prima Marketing Inc. Watercolor Pencils -The Basics
  • Tim Holtz-Ranger Waterbrush -Detailer Tip
  • Stampabilities Black Dye Ink Pad
  • Poster cut from Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Pop-Up Die


New Dies!

There is nothing so exciting to a papercrafter as new materials and dies arriving in the mail! I managed to have two such boxes (Karen Burniston and Taylored Expressions) and a raffle goodie basket full of Stampin’Up papers, stickers, cards, inks and stamps all sitting on my crafting table at the same time.

Below is the split personality card that evolved from all these fun items.



I used:

Karen Burniston  in cahoots with Riley and Company dies:

  • 1043 – Fancy Label Accordian
  • 1044 Fancy Flourish Frames  (These fit nicely over the tabs connecting the frames together and blend the three different colored cardstock.)

Taylored Expressions dies:

  • TE600 – Golf Ball & Tee
  • TE1089 – Hole in One


  • TeaRoom Memories & More Card Pack
  • Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers
  • Baker’s Twine – Bermuda Bay
  • A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set

Cardstock from my stash in

  • Bold Teal Blue
  • Pale Blue
  • Bold Green
  • Pale Green
  • White

Hampton Art’s Pale Blue Ink Pad

CraftSmart’s Light Blue Ink Pad

Tombow Aqua Mono Liquid Glue