Hi Stampers!  Welcome to my first post of the 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog!  (Hopefully, you have your new catalog already – if you don’t have one yet, please email me.) I have a new Stampin’ Up! stamp set and a Pals Paper Arts Challenge to share with you today.

ppa254This card starts out with a Soft Suede card base – 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Next is a 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ layer of Strawberry Slush card stock. (Note: Strawberry Slush is now a retired Stampin’ Up! color, but there are many other Stampin’ Up! colors that would look great in it’s place: Melon Mambo & the new Waterme. lon Wonder, just to name a few).  Next up is a 4″ x 5.25″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.  Adhered to that with Stampin’ Up! snail adhesive is a 5.25″ x 1.25″ of Strawberry Slush card stock and a 5.25″ x 1″ strip of So Saffron card stock adhered on top of that.

Most of the stamping was done using the new Stampin’ Up! Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  This is a wonderful set, not just because it’s super cute but because for one of these stamp sets sold Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities helping families in need.  For more info on RMHC click here.

I stamped the cone in Soft Suede ink onto Soft Suede card stock and cut it out with the paper snips.  I then stamped one “scoop of ice cream” in Strawberry Slush ink onto Strawberry Slush card stock and punched it out with the new Tree Builder punch.  I stamped another “scoop of ice cream” in So Saffron ink onto So Saffron card stock and punched it out with the Tree Builder punch.  I then adhered them onto the left side of the card front stacked like an ice cream cone.  I stamped the wording in Strawberry Slush ink in the upper right corner of the card front.

The little splatter marks were an after thought.  After putting the card together I was thinking it needed “a little something”.  That’s when I got out the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and made the little splatter to make it look like melted ice cream.  I hope you like it.

Happy Stamping,
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