When I first read the Occasions Catalog, the suite that stood out to me was the Cool Treats Suite! I didn’t order it right away, but I loved everything on pages 32-33. I haven’t really had time to stamp with it yet, so when I finally did, I started with inspiration from the Occasions Catalog. I decided to mostly copy one of the cards on page 32.
Really the only stamping on the card is the greeting, the rest are all die cuts with the Frozen Treats Framelits Dies. I also did not make my card square as I believe the catalog sample is. Did you know that if you mail a card in a square envelope you have to pay a surcharge? Even if you make a square card, it is better to put it in a rectangular envelope. To stamp the greeting in the two colors, I inked it up with the lighter color, Peekaboo Peach, and then colored over on the “cherry” word with the Watermelon Wonder Stampin’ Write Marker. Always remember to “huff” or breathe on a stamp when you have delayed stamping with it to remoisten the ink.
Before I adhered the ice cream scoops and bowl onto the Whisper White layer, I sponged some Pool Party ink for the background. For the little spoon, I die cut the Silver Foil paper. How cute! Now you can die cut the sprinkles, but oh my, they are as tiny as a strand of hair! I don’t know how you glue those down, or barely even see them without magnifying glasses! So instead, I used the Sprinkles Embellishments! These are a combination of sequins and tiny pearls, all very small. Just put a tiny drop of glue on the ice cream and then add the Sprinkles Embellishments. Or maybe punch some tiny circles or stars!
The little ice cream dish is die cut from the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper. Such cute designs on this paper! Remember that usually Stampin’ Up! makes their designer paper so that one side is bold or graphic or themed, and usually the other side is something more generic that you can use for other things as well.
You probably have seen many yummy samples of cards and other projects with this Cool Treats Suite of products. I love the colors and all the cuteness! Not to mention I love ice cream! If you like the stamp set and the dies, be sure to use the Cool Treats Bundle number to order and save 10%!
The Occasions Catalog will come to an end but not until May 31. However, if you wish to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration, this is the last week!! Can you believe it?! Get your $50 or more orders in by March 31 to take advantage of this fun promotion! A few Sale-A-Bration choices are no longer available.
If you love ice cream and other frozen treats, you might enjoy the Cool Treats Suite of products, especially with summer coming up! Lots of potential for party invitations, birthday cards, neighborhood get-togethers, happy cards!