Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sweet and Cool Birthday Cards: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop. There are 20 of us from around the world so be sure to follow along to see everyone's projects. You should have just come from Holly's blog. Awesome projects as usual!

This month we are focusing on the Cool Treats Suite. This bundle is perfect for summer and even better it's not retiring, so you'll be able to use it all summer long!

My first project mostly focuses on the awesome specialty paper. I used 2 of the fun designs for the background. I stamped the sentiment on Crumb Cake and punched the ends with the Banner Triple Punch. I added some doilies under each one. The super cute strawberries were stamped and then hand cut. I added some Basic Black baker's twine and some enamel shapes. Love those shapes!!

My other card is a little more time consuming. The background was done by stamping the word "Cool" in Lemon Lime Twist first and then I just touched it gently on the Bermuda Bay ink pad to give it a two-toned look. The rows of spoons were stamped with Bermuda Bay ink.

I did the ice cream in Very Vanilla with Early Espresso fudge on top!! Yum! I coated the "fudge" pieces with the Fine Tip Glue pen to make it shiny and while it was wet, went crazy with the Sprinkles embellishments.

I then added the Calypso Coral ombre ribbon, a wood heart shape and a Shrinky Dink popsicle! If you notice attached to the ribbon is an itty bitty popsicle. I used paints to paint the popsicle stamp onto Shrinky Dinks. Then I die cut it with the coordinating die, punched a hole in the top, heated it with my heat gun and let the Shrinky Dinks do their work. How cute is that?!?!

I hope you enjoyed these fun summer cards and make some for your summer birthdays!

Next up is Jessica Winter. Click below to check out her amazing projects! They are fantastic!

Here is the link list of the full Artisan Design team for you to browse:

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  1. Love both of your cards Jen! SO fresh and fun! The stamped background is fabulous and the sprinkles embellishments in the 'topping' is a supper cute idea. Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo

  2. Love both of your fun cards, especially the second one!

  3. The stamped background is one of my own favourite things to do. Love, love the effect Jennifer. Great cards, both of them ♥

  4. Beautiful Cards Jennifer! I love the Two Tone colours you did on your background! Bring on Summer!