Wednesday, January 31, 2024


Today our treat is a Strawberry and Vanilla Swirl Ice Cream Cone.  This one is just for you because I don't like Strawberry Ice Cream.  I know, it's probably hard to believe, but if it were a choice between Strawberry and most any other flavor, I'd choose something else, or maybe no ice cream at all.

However, Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream does make a pretty card.  So, I decided that is what I would share with you today.

This card is made with the fun and colorful Bright and Beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Whenever I want a "happy" card I tend to reach for this DSP.  It has so many cheerful colors  that it just makes me smile.

This card is an interesting take on a fun fold.  It is called a Back Fold, but in my opinion, the fun fold portion of the card is really more about function than being just for fun.

The ice cream cone is attached only to the right most portion of the card -- the section with the colorful scalloped DSP.  When the card is closed, the left side of the cone overlaps the striped portion of the card front.  So, if there wasn't a score line, and thus a "fold" between the scalloped patterned paper and the inside of the card, the card would be quite difficult to open.  With the 1-1/4" scored section on the far right, you can just fold that section rearward and the ice cream cone pops up and the left front flap of the card opens.  Clever right?

While "typically" the backside of a card's front flap is left blank, on this card it is decorated for two reasons.

1. The right side of the card's "normal" inside is about half covered by the ice cream cone when that flap is lying flat.  So, there isn't much room to add a sentiment.  The vertical Happy Birthday from So Sincere works perfectly in the narrow area, and there is still room to sign the card, but that is about it.

2.  It's a fun surprise to add color on the left side, and it also provides room to cut up a larger sentiment into smaller bits and scatter them on the backside of the flap.

If you still aren't quite sure how this card "works", use this link to download a tutorial.  It will give you all the cutting and scoring dimensions and step-by-step directions on how to make the card.

A list of the products used are also included on the tutorial as well as in the list below.

Product List


It's difficult to believe, but the first month of Sale-A-Bration is nearly over.  That means we are already half way through this awesome event.
Sale-A-Bration is that one-time-a-year event where you can choose a free product every time you order $50 worth of Stampin' Up! merchandise.  A few choices require a $100 purchase, but the majority only need a $50 purchase.  Some of the Sale-A-Bration choices also coordinate with products in the Spring Mini.  For example, you could purchase the Trusty Tools Bundle and get the awesome coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) for free!
Or maybe tools aren't your thing but you love flowers.  Purchase the Stippled Roses Bundle and choose the coordinating DSP for free!  
If you have a LONG wish list, then signing up for the Starter Kit is the way to go!  There are two options*:
1) Purchase the Starter Kit for $99, select $125 worth or products and get the Glass Mat Studio for FREE ($60 value).  That's a total of $185 worth or products for $99.
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