Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hope your Birthday is sweet!

This card is for my sister-in-law whose birthday is tomorrow, but she just happens to be in Paris.  Don’t you just feel so terrible for her?!  Anyway, I hope when she gets back and opens this card it will bring a smile to her face even though she is home.


I was looking through a magazine in WalMart the other day and it gave me the idea for the sno-cone on this card (which I think turned out adorable!).  It was very simple to do.  I used my Gypsy to size a circle and a triangle (from George and Basic Shapes) to the right size to make it look like a sno-cone.  Once cut, I made a light pencil line on the circle indicating where I wanted my ‘ice’ to start.  To create my ‘ice’ I coated the top part of the circle with glossy accents and sprinkled it with crystal glitter.  While letting that dry I tried to make the cone look more like a true sno-cone by hand cutting a piece of the same colored cardstock to make it look wrapped.  Then I rolled up a scrap piece of printer paper to put at the top of the cone to mimic the rolled edge sno-cone has.  I inked it to match the cone.  Once the ‘ice’ was dry I used different color ink pads to create all of the syrup colors and added another layer of glossy accents and Crystal glitter.  While the last layer was drying I created my card, using the directions for the joy fold card from Splitcoaststampers.  I chose to add the word sweet from the Paisley cart and cut the base, blackout and shadow blackout images, assembled the cuts and added some stickles.  I popped it up so the card would open easier.  That’s it!  Hope you like it J!




  1. Saw this on the Cricut mb....just adorable!! Love making joy fold cards and yours is great!!! TFS

    luvmybugs on the CMB

  2. This is just adorable!! Love how you did the 'ice'! :)

  3. I LOVE that sno cone!!! Super cute. And the different layers/folds to the card- so cool. Thanks for some inspiration!

  4. That is very clever! I love it!! TFS!