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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Splendid September News and Sweet Sundae Treats

Good morning stampers. As I sit here and try to blog amid 3 (soon to be 4) two year olds playing around me, I feel a bit like Dorothy in munchkinland. Which is saying a lot, considering I am quite short myself ;) lol. It's crisp outside, it's festive (albeit messy and OH that grabbing of toys *sigh*) alrighty then - short and sweet it shall be :)

Stampin' Up has graciously extended it's New Demonstrator Spooktacular Kit promo from now until the 16th of September, so if your holidays have kept you busy and you had wanted to sign up and get that AMAZING kit (valued at $70 worth of goodies) you still have a chance!


Another fun promo for September is Back To Spool. Spend a minimum $50 on Stampin' Up! products and receive a FREE spool of ribbon- 3/8 inch Stitched Ribbon in any of our 2012-2014 In Colours. Spend $200 and receive all FIVE In Colour ribbons FREE!


So that's what's new in the Stampin' Up! offices ;) On to my office :D
My cousin is throwing her daughter a 2nd birthday party in a couple of weeks and has commissioned me to do the party up- Sundae style. She was in love with the combo Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip, but weren't sure if they'd go together (please- they are GORGEOUS together!) Those paired with Very Vanilla and trying my hand at the Flower Pot Card tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers, I created these cute "Ice Cream Bowl" invites! (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/flowerpotpocket/ <
 I cut the Very Vanilla card base a bit narrower than the tutorial showed and left a smaller rim to give it the impression of a bowl or cup of ice cream. I used the Cupcake Builder Punch and Pennant Builder Punch to create a cute ice cream cone tag by doubling it up and using dimenssionals to adhere it to the ribbon. I embossed the base in my Perfect Polka Dot folder (the Fancy Fan folder would have been more cone-like- but alas, I do not have that one!) A few large Scallops make 'scoops' of ice cream in place of flowers and all the party info is tucked inside!
 Now, I wanted some glassine type envelopes to make it look like food packaging in place of a traditional envelope. SU! doesn't sell packs of them and I couldn't find any in my local craft stores- so I decided to purchase a pack of White Vellum Paper (101856) and cut it at 8.5x7.5, scored lengthways at 2 and 6 inches, scored height wise at 1.5 and 7 inches. Folded the 2 long flaps over and glued down, glued down the .5 inch flap and then used my corner rounder to create a closure flap on the top. To seal them, I made another cone as well as a label from my Label Dies Collection. You can embellish the envelope however you want, I used strips of paper and my Scalloped Border punch and added another Label to add names to the recipients.
 
Here is the final product all closed up, with Dazzling Details highlighting the Ice Cream Scoops and some 1/4 inch Grossgrain to finish it off!

That's it for me- now on to more munchkins and apparantly book-a-polooza :/

~Brandie~

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