Ice Cream Corner Treat Yourself Birthday Card PP544

by Joanne James6. June 2021 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Ann to host this week and she has a seasonal theme challenge for us to work with:


We have a fun challenge for you this week - 'signs of summer'. As the weather has warmed up here in the UK this past week I am definitely seeing signs of summer in my garden! The swimming pool is out, the parasol is up and the BBQ is lit. One of my main indulgences when summer comes is ice cream - I love it! - so I decided that should definitely feature on my card today. I paired mine with the sketch layout over at Global Design Project to create a card good enough to eat - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Sweet Ice Cream - My triple-scoop ice cream cone comes courtesy of the Sweet Ice Cream bundle: a stamp set and co-ordinating ice-cream cone builder punch. Punches are great for quick and easy cards and my ice cream came together really quickly as a result. I added some spots to the scoops and waffle detailing to the cone and fussy cut a sentiment from the same set for the front of my card, which I finished off with a birthday greeting inside:

Ice Cream Corner - The colours on my card today were taken from the Ice Cream Corner designer series paper. Whilst the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and punch is carrying over into the annual catalogue, the paper isn't. This is now sold out in the UK; there are lots of bundles carrying over from the suites that feature in the January-June mini catalogue, but the papers and accessories often don't. Lots of them are now discounted whilst stocks last, so if you like any of them, now is a good time to stock up before they are gone for good.

Ice Cream Texture - Once I'd stamped my scoops of ice cream, I ran them through my diecutting machine with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder for some added texture and detail - you can just see it on the photo below:

I don't need any reason to treat myself when it comes to ice cream, so I might need to send this card to myself!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; I'll be spending my day in the garden hoepfully enjoying the sunshine before the James Juniors are back to school again tomorrow. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (10) -

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
6/6/2021 2:32:27 PM #

Nothing screams summer like ice cream, and the cone on your card is making my mouth water. Who can resist a triple scoop on a waffle cone?  What a wonderful Sign of Summer for today's challenge, Joanne! Have a wonderful week!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
6/6/2021 8:41:19 PM #

Great card - that icecream looks really tempting!  I'm off to the seaside for lunch tomorrow so just might sneak one in before coming home 😎

NancyUnited States
6/6/2021 9:45:38 PM #

Don't mind if I do! LOL Ice cream is my weakness! I nearly have it every single day! Loving your cone and the fun DSP! Have a great week!

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
6/7/2021 4:26:44 PM #

What a refreshing summer card, Joanne!  Your sentiment is cut perfectly and the texture in the ice cream scoops makes it look so real.  This is adorable.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/7/2021 5:46:03 PM #

What a fun way to add some texture to your ice cream!!  Ice cream is my personal theme for summer too and this card is as cute as can be!

VickyUnited Kingdom
6/9/2021 10:58:35 AM #

I'm another fan of ice cream and I love how mouthwatering these look! The colours are lovely and the paper looks wonderful split and attached to the card panel at that jaunty angle.  Enjoy the sunshine (and possibly an actual real live iced treat!) Vicky   x

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
6/9/2021 3:33:01 PM #

This looks good enough to eat Joanne!  You should definitely treat yourself to the real thing!  While ice cream is a staple dessert at our house year round we definitely eat more in the summer!  How else to cool off in this 95+ degree heat lol....or at least that what my kids tell me!  Hope you're having a great week!

jaydeeUnited States
6/11/2021 1:01:08 PM #

Joanne, I can still hear the sound of the ice cream van coming down our street on those rare days that it got so hot it melted the tarmac on the road!  Thank you for bringing back that memory.  Your fabulous CAS card really does remind me of those long fun-filled summer days.

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
6/11/2021 2:56:24 PM #

Joanne, your sweet treats are perfect for summer!  I love ice cream and these beautiful cones are fabulous!  I love the lay out and  the beautiful shades of color in this fun summer themed card!  I hope you have an amazing weekend, My Friend!!!!!!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/11/2021 11:00:53 PM #

What a clever idea to emboss the ice cream to get a scooped texture! Great use of the DSP too. Really pretty, Joanne.

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