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Cool Treats, Cool Tricks!

I mentioned in a post last week that I had been to the NC Demo Quarterly.  Tamra's TaDa group puts on a great meeting.  I learned a couple new things about the Cool Treats bundle that I would like to share.  Here is my card for today.

Cool Treats Bundle

I've been wanting to try a banana split.  This is my attempt.  This card has a lot going on.  Before I get started on all the details, I want to share a few things that were new to me.

All of these bundles are fantastic!  I just love the idea of having a stamp set and being able to cut out the images with the Big Shot.  I have to admit that sometimes, as a demonstrator, I have a lot of prep work for classes.  I want my customers to have the experience of cutting out using framelits, but if they cut everything, frustration sometimes sets in.  We make 5 cards in a class.  Here is just a little tip that might help a little.   The 1 inch circle punch fits the stamp for the chocolate covering for the ice cream.  Lets face it, a punch is faster.

Ice c start

I can hear you now.  You want that fudge topping to pop.  Here's how.  Remember Crystal Effects?  I have the new answer to replace it.  Use the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. Simply outline the chocolate and then fill it in with the glue.  Somehow, this makes the color pop even more.  Of course you must set it aside and let it dry.  That might not be good for a class unless you do it at the beginning.  I decided to try using the Sprinkles Embellishments.  Just add some while the glue is still wet.  I love how it looks.  The little cherry also has glue on the cherry part.  I later added the Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker for the stem.

Ice c supplies

The glue dries shiny.  It makes you just want to take a bite!  Thanks, TaDa group!

Ice c close

Here are the rest of the details.

  • Use Thick Whisper White for your card base, 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2.
  • Did you see the bowl?  That shape is part of the Frozen Treats Framelits.  I wanted to dress it up a little.  I thought about using an embossing folder.  Then I thought of the Star Blast Edgelit dies.  The curly piece fit almost perfectly.  I had to trim the ends just a tad.  Cut using the Silver Foil sheets.  It just makes me so happy!

Star blast

  • The banana uses another framelit set, Up & Away Thinlit Dies.  I used the framelit for the top most backing of the hot air balloon.  I did round off the ends just a little.  The spoon is part of the Frozen Treats dies.  The strawberry is also part of the Frozen Treats dies.  I added the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to the Watermelon Wonder bottom.  I cut it again in Pear Pizzazz and cut off the leaves.  Glue this onto the strawberry after it dries.
  • The Designer Series Paper circle is from the Party Animal pack.  Use the largest of the Layering Circles Dies.  The scallop circle is in Peekaboo Peach.  It's the largest scallop.
  • I wanted to show that the ice cream cones can be used as banners, look on page 32 of the Occasions catalog.  What better way than to use the Sale-a-Bration set Any Occasion?  Stamp the banner across the corner in Early Espresso.  The celebrate is stamped above in Peekaboo Peach.  I like it on top of the line.  The banners use patterned paper from Tasty Treats, Party Animal, and the Sale-a-Bration pack Carried Away.
  • To add a little more interest to the card, add the sprinkles and dots in Watermelon Wonder and Crumb Cake.

The inside of the card is below.  Everything is from the Cool Treats bundle.  I bet that ice cream was delish!

Ice c inside

This card is a little labor intensive.  Do you ever use the word cardworthy, as in "I'll have to think of someone cardworthy for this project!"  We do in my classes sometimes.  You definitely want to send it to someone who will keep it!

Ice c card stand

Thanks so much for coming to my blog today.  If you read it all the way to the end, you deserve a banana split!  Go make one!


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I love this card and I want a banana split! It is truly AMAZING!!

Gale S.

Great tips! And yes, I "rate" my recipients by their cardworthiness!

Cindee Wilkinson

Your card is truly fantastic! I love all the tips you gave us. And yes, you just don't give a card like this to anyone.

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