Monday, July 15, 2013

I Scream, You Scream ..

... we ALL scream for Ice Cream!!  Yup -- it's summertime and just about everybody is eating ice cream to cool off (and it helps that it tastes so yummy!)

I'm happy to announce that I am back on the Design Team for the Heart 2 Heart Close to My Heart Challenge blog!!  Woohoo!!  I had so much fun the first time ... well, here I am again!

For this week's challenge or theme - we were to create something to do with  - you guessed it -- ICE CREAM!

I have been racking my brain trying to come up with something different from the cards I usually make.  First I thought - banner -- then nixed that.  Then I thought of some kind of mini-album.  I had an idea of how to make the shape of an ice cream cone but was trying to figure out how to make it into an album.  THEN, I saw an issue of "Scrapbook & Cards Today" and started looking through it.  Still not inspired, I decided to check out their website/blog and VOILA!  I found an easy way to make the ice cream cone mini album!  Woohoo -- don't you just love it when a plan comes together???  Here's the link on how the made it:  Scrapbook and Cards Today.

First, let me show you the album I made:



Cool right???  No pun intended :)

So though I really appreciated the tutorial, I thought I would make it "my" way.  Soooo, I cut an 11" circle using my Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge using the Fit to Page key.  the circle is on page 21, A1, < Circle1 >.  I used plain White cardstock for the base. This way I knew I would have a perfect circle.  I folded the 11" circle in half and then in half again and again.  I used our Bone Folder to help crease the edges and get a good fold.  I then cut the "cones" using our Kraft cardstock because I thought the color and texture were perfect. I cut the cones using the Art Philosophy.  The front scalloped cone is on page 59, D9, < Banner5 > and was cut at 5" using the Real Dial Size key.  The other "cones" can be found on page 49, C9, < Banner4 > also cut at 5" using the Real Dial Size key.  Now just so you know, because of the texture of the Kraft cardstock, I also had to use the "multi-cut" key on my Expression - otherwise it wouldn't cut deep enough. I used a Cuttlebuy embossing folder to texturize (is that a word?  If not, guess I made up a new one!) to make the cones look more authentic.  Unfortunately I have no idea the name of the folder - Cuttlebug really needs to add the names to them.

I used our pretty and colorful Chantilly paper pack to cut the ice cream scoops.  These scoops are actually clouds cut using our Artiste Cricut cartridge and can be found on page 70, D10, Accent 2, < HppyBday > cut at 1 3/4" x 3 1/2", 2 1/4" x 4 1/2", and 2 1/2" x 5" using the Fit to Length key.  I stamped the swirls on the bottom cone made using an image in our Love Life stamp set.  The cherry image was cut out using the Artiste and Ruby cardstock - page 70, D10, Shift, Accent 3, < HppyBday > cut at 1".  I also stamped swirls on this image.

Finally, the title "Party Time" came from our brand new Artbooking Cricut cartridge!!   Love, love, LOVE this new cartridge.  Am having so much fun playing with it!  The title was cut at 2 1/2" using the Real Dial Size key.

Now for the inside, I actually have a couple of different ideas and started to create them BUT I couldn't decide which idea I liked the most so I didn't take pictures yet.  (Also, because neither idea was completed!)  One was to make this a dessert recipe book.  Our small Flip Flaps fit perfectly in this mini album and would hold the title of the recipe while the recipe would fit on the cone.  Another idea was to make this for party photos - especially a summer or birthday party.  The flip flaps could then hold small pictures or sentiments -- you get the idea!

Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686)
Artiste Cricut cartridge (Z1790)
Artbooking Cricut cartridge (Z1906)  [NOTE:  available 8/1/13 - contact me to pre-order]
Chantilly paper pack (X7163B)
White cardstock (1385)
Kraft cardstock (Z1375)
Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2193)
Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2170)
Love Life stamp set (D1482)
Bone Folder (Z1204)
Sizzix Big Shot
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Unknown name

If you would like to purchase any of the products I used to create my ice cream mini album, just click here, or email me by clicking here.  You can also pre-order our new Artbooking Cricut cartridge bundle by emailing me as well.

If you would like to get the Artbooking cartridge before August 1, you can sign up to be a CTMH Consultant and order it right now!  That's right, not only can you get it right now, you can get it at a discount!  What ?!?!?  Just click here to join my team "Girls Just Want to Have Fun".  Our Essentials New Consultant Kit is only $49 and has approximately $130 in products!  There is no obligation to purchase anything further or to stay on.  It's totally up to you - you can buy the kit, get your crafty supplies at a discount (PLUS purchase Artbooking at a discount AND early) for as long as you like.  You can email me with any questions by clicking here.  Would love to have you join my team!  We have a lot of fun!

Well I guess that's it for now -- join us in this week's challenge over at Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog and link up your project.  You DON'T have to be a CTMH Consultant to enter you just have to use our products.  In fact, here is a link to our rules or guidelines, H2H Rules.

Oh!  One of my goals over the next couple of months is to enter my projects into various challenges.  I found a challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2 for National Ice Cream Month that I will be linking up to.

Thanks for so much for stopping by -- have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. Amazing mini Lucy!!! I just love it!

    1. I always thought that Lucy was full sized...maybe the computer takes off more than 20 lbs. A very "cool" project, my dear !

  2. Great ice cream cone shaped mini album!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Ice Cream' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  3. This card is so cute and fun! I love it! :)

  4. OMGosh that is just 2 cute and a really sweet idea for a summer brag book

  5. what a neat shaped mini album! cute cute! thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)


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