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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink July 2013 Blog Hop: Popsicles

Fruits of Summer
This month we were challenged to use the "Fruits of Summer" color schemes 
on Nichole Heady's blog here.  Summer is officially in full swing and nothing 
beats the heat like cool fruity flavors!  The fruits of summer are bold, colorful 
and just pure eye candy. 

Popsicles and Summer = Fun. 
I couldn't resist this delicious combination and the icy cold look of Popsicles, 
so I literally made a Popsicle card!! I received a Paper Creations (Summer 2013) magazine for Mother's Day that contained a template/pattern for this Sweet Treat!! The July Blog Hop was the perfect opportunity to try this shaped card.

     I stamped a piece of card stock with three different widths of stripes (Distressed Stripes) using the colour scheme. I then cut it out using the template and scored it several times in the center, to create a groove between the popsicles.The Kraft popsicle sticks were cut from the Movers & Shakers: Spinners die, impressed with the Woodgrain IP and then sponged with Tea Dye ink.

     A second template was used to cut the card base. In order to assemble the card the popsicle sticks were positioned on the card base and then the stamped card front was glued on top. The tag (Tiny Tags) was stamped with a sentiment (Winter Penguin) and matted onto Scarlet Jewel. A piece of Baker's Twine was wrapped around the card front, attached to the tag and then tied with a bow.

Inside View
Sentiment Stamps: Sweet Spring (sweet), Just for You (treats), Mat Stack Collection #3 (just for you) 

Card Details   (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Distressed Stripes, Tiny Tags, Winter Penguin, 
Inks - Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Vintage Tes Dye Duo; Close To My Heart: Vineyard Berry, Orange
Papers - Rustic White, Kraft, Scarlet Jewel
Dies - Tiny Tags, Movers & Shakers: Spinners die collection
Other - Woodgrain Impression Plate; Baker's Twine

Thanks for visiting today. Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop.
Karen C.


craftmates said...

Oh what an adorable shaped card. LOve it! - Irma

artful-notions said...

Karen, this is wonderful! From the stamped stripes to the embossed 'sticks', all is popsicle heaven! Love it!

Rhonda said...

Love the shaped card. Very clever to use the Movers and Shakers for the sticks.

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous! Love the colors & distressed inking - your popsicle is fantastic!

Kara said...

so cool!

victoria h said...

wonderful popsicle card - the sticks look so realistic.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet!
Great minds think alike, Karen.... I made some popsicles with this colour combo, too!

Joyce said...

This is simply adorable and delicious.

Sandy Kay said...

How COOL is this, Karen!! I love how you replicated the popsicle!

Kristii said...

What a fun card! Love the stripes!

Lindsey said...

This card is so cute! I love that you made a popsicle shape.