Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Pink Designer's Spring Treats

Hi everyone, it's my turn to post a project for the My Pink Stamper design team. This month's theme is
Spring Treats.

At the first sign of warm weather, my family and I head outside ... either riding bikes or walking dogs ... and we always seem to end up at Dairy Queen. So, my idea of a Spring Treat is ice cream. With that in mind, I decided to make a gift card holder for, of course, a Dairy Queen gift card.
Using my Gypsy, I welded the ice cream cone border from DoodleCharms to a rectangle from George to create a card base about 4.25" x 6". Then I used digital gingham paper from Pink Petticoat to create a "liner" for my card. Next, I cut two more borders ... one from light brown cardstock and one from white cardstock. I embossed the light brown cardstock with the Herringbone embossing folder and my Cuttlebug; for the white border, I snipped off the cones and used the white tops as the highlight behind the ice cream.

I cut the layers from cream, dark brown, pink and red cardstock. To add a little dimension, I inked the edges of the ice cream layers and cones with Stampin' Up markers. I adhered the layers to the card with pop dots, using thinner pop dots for the chocolate cone. For a little bling, I added Stickles to the cherries and the ice cream highlights.

The sentiment is a stamp from My Pink Stamper's Everyday Occasions set, stamped with brown ink.
For the inside, I added a little ribbon, then, using a 2.5" x 4" piece of gingham paper and the slit punch from Stampin' Up, made the gift card holder.

Hope you like this ... now hop over to
My Pink Stamper to see what my fellow design team member Agnes has to show you!


Crop Divas Destination said...

Super job Jo!


Pink E said...

Oh How super SWEET!!! love the embossing what a great touch, and the sparkle to cute the colors are lovely TFIM

Nisson Family said...

Jo I absolutely LOVE your card!!! I think it is just Wonderful! I'm definitely going to have to scraplift this idea! ;)

Great job!

flowerdisco said...

Jo...your project... so sweet. I really liked how you put everything together and made it look so edible...yummy here too.

Cathryn67 said...

What a wonderful card, I love it! It is so perfect for an ice cream gift card. Fabulous job!!!

Amy Jo said...

Jo I love your ice cream cones!!! The cone detail is fabulous. Great job. I love going to the DQ...

Ladybug said...

Those cones look verrrrrry yummy! Great job! TFS!

Sharon Caudle said...

Awesome card, Jo! Ice cream is a treat anytime of year for me, and I have the figure to prove it, too! :) Love your card!

Pauline said...

I love this card Jo , the embossing on the cones is very clever idea & I love the colours, I've signed up to follow, love your blog !

Saskia said...

Yummy, yummy card!!

Saskia :)

~JulieH~ said...

Oh yummy card Jo and how perfect is that embossing folder for the cones! I love pink petticoat papers and the gingham is perfect on your fabulous card

Fleur-de-lis and Flourishes said...

Super Super Cute! Love the embossing on the cones