Last evening I met with some of the South Burlington stamp club gals, and it was SO DELIGHTFUL to see them in person! We haven’t been together since February of last year, and I’ve really been missing spending crafting time together with them. It was great to have a chance to catch up and hear about what’s going on – and boy is there a lot happening! A graduation, job changes, and friends that have been affected by the pandemic. All of this, and we got to share an amazing maple cream pie from Poorhouse Pies! This is my first ever experience with a pie from them, and I’m definitely going to try some more. It was absolutely delish!

This card is the first creation that we made last evening. I learned this technique from an amazing demonstrator who shared several ideas for the Ice Cream Cone Corner Suite at the OnStage Online event. I just knew that I had to show this to the gals so they could give it a try and make some more in the future. To create this easy peasy shaker, do the following:

  • Create a card front
  • Insert the card front into a Clear Medium Envelope
  • Add some Ice Cream Cone Sprinkles in front of the card
  • Seal the top so that the card is snug top-to-bottom
  • Put Tear & Tape Adhesive on the side that extends beyond the card
  • Seal the side so that the card is snug all the way around
  • Attach to a card base
  • Voil√†!

This was my first time playing with the new Basic Border Dies, and I’m definitely in love! I’m sure that I will pull these out for a lot of creations in the future. The varieties of the borders that you can create with these dies is really amazing, and all of them have a stitched edge which adds even more interest. I think that these are one of the hidden gems in the catalog and I hope that you’ll check them out.

I used this past sketch as the inspiration for the layout of my card. The only thing that I adjusted is the position of the stamped sentiment, which isn’t very far from the location in the sketch. I really like this sketch and I think that it was absolutely perfect for this suite of products. The cute stamped and punched ice cream cone is a great element on the card front, and I love these colors for a great summer-y birthday card.

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