Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer Ice Cream Cones Blog Hop


Happy Monday and welcome to the Bitten by the Bug 2 monthly blog hop! This week we are celebrating summer with fabulous ice cream cones. If you are following the BBTB2 blog hop you arrived here from the amazing Maria’s blog. If you have not been following the blog hop, please consider doing so when you leave my blog.

 
My amazing design team sister, Maria (mentioned above), chose this week’s BBTB2 challenge cut – the ice cream cone from the Sweet Treats cartridge. The cartridge is on sale this week at Custom Crops, who just happens to be sponsoring my blog for this week’s blog hop! I just spent some time browsing the new items at Custom Crops, and I confess I peeked at the Sizzix sale too!



 I ended up working a bit extra on this week’s challenge.  I began by making the large card above while I was at the lake last week.  At the time I was not truly happy with the card so I decided to try again with the smaller card.  However after I arrived home, I attacked the chocolate topping and the phrase “frosty fun” with glossy accents and I realized that I loved the look of the chocolate topping! 


I cut the ice cream and the cone from Bazzill embossed cardstock.  I love the patterns of this cardstock.  I used a brown micro tipped pen and doodled on the embossed patterns – adding a dot to the middle of the flowers on the pink ice cream, and tracing the edges of the pattern on the brown.  I loved this look.


My second card is a three leveled flip open card.  I used the same techniques on the chocolate topping and the ice cream cone.  However, I used different cardstock for the ice cream.  I chose Basic Grey’s strawberry print cardstock for the ice cream layer.  I stamped the phrase “for you” on the edge of the chocolate topping.


The chocolate layer flips up and to reveal the ice cream layer.  You could add another stamp, a charm or a hand written not here.  The ice cream also flips up to reveal a white inner layer, where I stamped the phrase “Happy Birthday.” 


As I mentioned above, Custom Crops is sponsoring my blog hop this week by offering my lucky winner a $20.00 gift voucher.  You can shop the Custom Crops site and apply the voucher code to receive $20 off of your total!  As I also mentioned above, Sweet Treats is currently on sale at Custom Crops - just click this link for a great price on this wonderful cartridge!  Just leave a comment under this post, be a blog follower and you will be entered to win the gift voucher.  I will draw a winner on Thursday.



Thank you for hopping by today.  Your next stop is at PenniAnnies blog, the home of our very sweet Penny!  Penny has the MOST ADOREABLE project to share with you.  Enjoy!

39 comments:

Linda said...

That card looks yummy and sweet. Love the cones.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Brigitte said...

I love all the layers!!! Fantastic job!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Bunnyfreak said...

Love all the layers to the card.

littlen said...

yummy looking cards. tfs.
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Jeri said...

Frosty fun and frosty goodness here. Love the flip up card layers, Susan. I'm going to have to try one of those soon.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh WOW, Susan! Both are super yummy! Love that chocolate topping on the first and the cool creative way the second one opens. Fabulous projects, my dear! xxD

Crayola58 said...

What a fun project....darling, absolutely darling papers you selected and the design is perfect. I love it.
Carole

ScrapinShana said...

AMAZING!! I love both of your creations! So much detail to look at. I really need to find some of this glossy accents stuff, it adds such a nice touch.

skcactusflower75 at hotmail dot com

connie said...

This is so cute! Love the layers.

havinfunwithcards said...

Very cute cards. Love all your creations. Thanks for sharing :)

Melissa Kaye said...

Very cute! I love the middle layer of the card!

Maureen Reiss said...

Super awesome!! I love how it opens!!
reissfam10 at aol dot com

Susan said...

How clever you are! LOVE the double flip on your card ~ and the chocolate is delicious! Fabulous paper ~ extremely creative! Love your blog!
SusanJ in Atlanta

Penniannie said...

Susan

awesome take on this weeks challenge, Love the paper and the double flip is genious....Perfect....

HUGS
Penny

Margie said...

i love the layers! How fun to make them flip up like that!

Daynene said...

I love this cut, looks like i'll be making another card for the challenge. Great creation. TFS. nenerscreations.blogspot.com

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Susan,
My sweet friend..Very cute..I love all the different colors and texture..I must confess I was also unhappy with my project and had to start again..Geez..Anyhow, I guess we r perfectionist, or for me I try to be, but I know I am not..(smile)..Hugs..Krista

Amanda said...

This is so cute! Love the colors you used!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Sharon said...

This is amazing! Each time I look at it I find something new. shareeduff@aol.com

Scrapper69 said...

Both of your cards look soooooo YUMMY! I LOVE the glossy accents you put... it makes it look more real... The second card is fabulous with the extra layers...
I just LOVE it! :O)
Theresa

June Houck said...

These are both delicious. I agree, two cones are better than one :)

Sharon said...

Oh gosh, I love them both!!! The chocolate top of the first and the layers of the second! Awesome cards!!! :)

DIANA L. said...

I the cards -- Makes me want ice cream..

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Heather said...

How stinkin' cute! I love how the layers flip up. Both of these are just darling, Susan!! I love them!

Maria said...

Love them both Susan, but I have to say that 3 layer is very creative :) Love the doodle on both the cones!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So yummy and fun! Great layers on this!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

ginnye said...

The double layers are fabulous. So very cute.

Paula Bee said...

Both the cards are wonderful and I just love the glossy accents on the chocolate topping!

Paula Bee
pbeeman02@gmail.com

Cricutbug - Marie said...

OH, LOVE THEM BOTH! The sprinkles are the perfect touch!
Marie
Craftelicious.blogspot.com

Pat N. said...

Your card is wonderful and love that 2nd layered cone. Very cool.--Pat N.

Anj said...

Love the Ice Cone card - very well thought out

Ami said...

Love your cards. My favorite is the flip up cone one. TFS!

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I really like the flip up cone - and the fact that you made multiple flip ups with out it getting too busy. Cute!

Yvonne said...

What an absolute fun card. Great job!

shelly said...

susan im never disappointed in your creations! love both your cards . xxshelly

Scrapbooking for Joy said...

What a cute card! Colors and all the details came together wonderfully! Just lovely!!!

Karen Aicken said...

What cute cards for the challenge! I especially like the cone with the 2 flip ups ... so cute! TFS
http://alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com/2011/07/ice-cream-cone-cards.html

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Peg said...

Great card to send for a summer birthday! Thanks for all the good ideas and great giveaway.