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Stay Sweet, My Friend!

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Happy Saturday, my friend! I hope you’re enjoying your weekend – and maybe having a popsicle or two?! It’s Deb here today for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team. We recently had our July Blog Hop, where I used the Concord & 9th Cool Treats Turnabout stamp set. So, I thought I would share another card using the same set, but with a different look.


For today’s card, I didn’t use the Turnabout portion of the stamp set. Instead I focused on the large popsicle die cut shape, and create a shaker card!

Stay Sweet, My Friend!

How fun is this?! Whenever I have a popsicle, it always starts melting as I’m eating it. So – I incorporated that into the design.


First start by die cutting the popsicle from coloured cardstock, using the coordinating Cool Treats dies, and your die cutting machine. I placed mine on an angle. Next, cut two panels the same size as the front popsicle panel – one from acetate, and one from white cardstock.

Attach the acetate to the back of the die cut panel, holding it firmly in place using a double sided tape. Next, cut strips of coloured cardstock that you want to use for creating your multi-coloured popsicle. Attach these on an angle to match the angle of the die cut popsicle; use liquid glue or double sided tape. Trim off any excess from the edges.

Now, with the acetate side up, attach foam tape around edges of the panel, and more foam tape following the outline of the popsicle. The tape outlining the shape of the popsice is the barrier that will hold in the sequins. Before removing the tape backing, add your sequins into the ‘well’ created by the foam tape. Now you can remove the backing from the foam tape from the entire panel, and place your now striped cardstock panel on top – with the stripes facing inward.  Turn over your panels, and have fun shaking the sequins! C’mon – you know you want to – it’s fun! Just think of it as ‘quality control’! *wink*

Use the sprinkles image stamp from the Cool Treats stamp set in either Versamark or the same colour ink as your cardstock panel. Stamp the sprinkles randomly about the front of the panel.

To create the ‘melting/dripping’ look, I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze around the outline of the the popsicle, and added some drips on the top and bottom. Set this aside to dry!


While you’re waiting for your Glaze to dry, you can work on the popsicle stick, and the sentiment.  Place a strip of Vellum in your stamping platform, and line up the two words ‘stay’ and ‘sweet’ on the vellum. Close the platform lid to pick up the stamps, and use your Powder Tool to de-static the vellum. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark ink, cover it with white embossing powder, and set with a heat tool.

To create the popsicle stick, cut a strip of brown cardstock to length, and round the bottom edges. Blend on some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink to give it some depth.

Once you’re sure that your Glaze ‘drips’ are dry, attach the popsicle stick with liquid glue to the bottom of the popsicle. Attach the sentiment across the middle of the popsicle, adding your liquid glue behind the letters, where it won’t be seen.  Attach your shaker panel to a bright yellow card base, and finish off the card front by adding a few clear droplets. Be sure to add some more Nuvo Crystal Glaze ‘drips’ to your popsicle stick!

Stay Sweet, My Friend!


How do you like to stay cool, on hot summer days? I think a popsicle by the water (pool, lake, whatever) would be perfect! If  you’d like to create some cool (paper) treats yourself, I’ve included links to the Scrap ‘N Stamp store for easy online shopping! To see more ways of using this fun Cool Treats stamp and dies sets, check out my posts HERE and HERE!

Stay Sweet, My Friend!

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New Pad

Sunday, July 14th, 2019


Dawn here from the little mennonite blog with a Lawn Fawn card for you today. I made this card for my little brother who has just bought his first house on a lovely tree lined street.

This card is super easy. Make an A2 card and cover the front with green Lawn Fawn Spiffy Speckles paper. Die cut a stitched rectangle and emboss Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Stars on to the card front. Do the embossing with an embossing mat and a metal shim instead of a cutting plate. Stamp and colour Lawn Fawn images from Lawn Fawn’s Toadally Awesome stamp set, heat emboss the sentiments and adhere as shown.

Day at the Beach

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Hello Crafty friends, I am happy to be on the blog today for Scrap’n Stamp Canada. I have a very summer card to share with you that’s going to make you wish you were on a tropical beach somewhere, I know I felt like that as I was making these cards.

I was commissioned by a dear friend to make a couple of unique cards for some special people in her life so I went searching out different designs. I went to my go-to place of inspiration, Mrs. Jennifer McGuires youtube channel creating an inside shadow box. I have linked to her video in the blue.

I started off by cards cutting some Bristol cardstock down to 4 1/4x 5 1/2 and then pulled out my distress oxides and picket fence life-changing brushes to create the sunset look. I googled Carribian sunset to get the right look for these cards as I wanted to make things perfect for my friend.

I stamped out the images from the Hero Arts waves layering set, which also has a coordinating die set. I used that to create the mask s for the clouds. I created several panels of the ocean scene changing things ever so slightly to work for day time scene and nighttime scene.

To create the sunset look I used candied apple, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, worn lipstick, wilted violet and chipped sapphire distress oxide inks. To create the horizon i used some scratch cardstock to mask off the rest of the base so I would not get figure prints and ink as well as get the straight line I needed.

To create the base and shadow box of the card I followed Jennifer McGuire instructions and cut down 8 x 11 1/2 cardstock to 51/2 I would need both halves of this but instead of using the same half i decided to use black as well as the white cardstock, So I ended up repeating the process a couple of times. I took the first piece and scored it @41/4 and then cut off a 1/2 inch from one side ( the back side). I then took the second piece which in my case was the black and scored it three times, once at 1/2 inch from the inside of the card, the second score was at 4 1/4 and the third was at 4 3/4, then I reinforced the score lines with a bone folder. Lastly, i cut 1/2 inch off the flap so it would sit flush with the inside of the other card.

It was time to create the window of this shadowbox, so I took the hero arts beach frame die and die cut it from the black panels I had just scored, as well as from some desert storm Neenah cardstock. While I was already at my die cutting machine I decided to die cut out a sentiment, I wasnt sure at the time if i would use it or not. But clearly I did. Lol

Now that I had all the elements of the card done it was a time for me to assemble it. I would try and explain how I adhered it all together but i feel seeing is key here, to get the best explanation, check out Jennifer’s video

I decided I wanted to make the card a tad bigger so I ended up creating another outer layer that would help pop the dessert store die cut frame and scene. I creaated thi with some teal paper from my stash. I edged the front panel with some ground espresso. It just added a little extra something.

I really really loved how these turned out especially the inside with the sunset. My favorite part. I hope you enjoyed these CASE cards.

Have a wonderful week a head.