Weekly Challenge #33 over at the Cricut Circle Blog is called the Sweet Summertime Challenge. You have to incorporate the shape of your favorite summertime treat and use a stamp somewhere on your project.
My summertime treat is easy — it’s the same treat I love all year long — ice cream!! That being said, I knew right away what my card was going to have on it. But I decided that I would not only include an ice cream cone but also the ice cream shop.
The lastest exclusive cartridge for Cricut Circle members is Pop-Up Neighborhood. I was looking through the handbook and really liked some of the buildings. While I didn’t use the pop-up feature on this card, I did take the bakery and turned it into an ice cream shop.
In Design Studio, I laid out two of the bakery shadow shapes and welded them together at the top. I remembered the cute little hippo from Birthday Bash, who is blissfully running with her ice cream cone, and knew I wanted her on my card too. So I laid out the hippo shape onto my base and welded that also.
I cut the shapes from the Sweet Stack by Die Cuts With A View. The solid color cardstock is from Bazzill. I used just the two cartridges — Birthday Bash and Pop-Up Neighborhood. Oops, I just remembered a third cartridge that I used — the Lite cartridge Twinkle Toes. I cut the banner for the shop name from it.
For the windows on my ice cream shop, I used graphics from Provo Craft — from their pccrafter.com site. I thought they were perfect with my design. I used a stamp to do the name of the shop. I found a clear stamp in a set that I bought from K & Company that said “The Scoop” and when I saw it I knew that would be the name.
I used the Cuttlebug on the front door, the Distressed Stripes folder, and also on the ice cream cone, the Mesh Texture folder. I needed something with a small pattern because the ice cream cone on the front of the card is quite small and this folder was great. It gives the look of a waffle cone. I used coarse glitter on the ice cream itself and red Stickles for the cherry on top.
This is a happy and fun creation and when I look at my card I can’t help but think of a book Erin had as a child. It was called Yummers! and featured Miss Emily (a pig) and Eugene (a turtle). When I look at the pink hippo, she just looks like she is running along thinking, yummers!!
The patterned paper on the inside of the card is from daisyd’s. I made another ice cream cone, this time a little larger, to adhere to a corner.
- Cricut Design Studio
- Cricut cartridges: Birthday Bash, Pop-Up Neighborhood, Twinkle Toes
- Cuttlebug folders: Distressed Stripes and Mesh Texture
- DCWV — Sweet Stack
- Bazzill solid cardstock
- Coarse glitter
- Red Stickles