Hello everyone, I hope that you are having a wonderful day!   Well my original post was going to be my usual Friday Video Tutorial post.  But, after recording the same video three times and things going wrong I gave up on filming yesterday, and decided to share a card that I had been sitting on for a few weeks now.  It’s like Kenny Rogers’ 1978 song The Gambler says “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em Know when to fold ’em Know when to walk away And know when to run.”  By the way I was only four when this song was released, but my mom played it enough that I learned the words and the lesson.  So with that being said after all the mistakes with the video I knew it was time to walk away and figure out something else to post today.

So I went with the card that I have been holding on to.  Hmm with the wording I am coming up with today I can differently see a Gambler theme going on right now.  Beside that let’s get back to the point at hand.  My card today features the Cool Treats Bundle in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  This is such a sweet bundle, pun intended!   As a fat kid, I love food and love anything that has to do with food.  So when I saw this stamp set in the catalog and it was everything to do with one of my favorite things…Ice Cream, I was all in!  Here’s a look at my card for today.

Cool Treats Bundles Stampin' Up! Frozen Treats Framelits Birthday Card Ice Cream #rickadkins #rckinsonstudio Carried Away Designer Series Paper

Color Combinations:

This card features one of my favorite color combinations!   I adore Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder.  They are both subtle yet bright and cheerful.   Let’s just say that when the new Annual Catalog comes out in June, and we have to 2017-2019 Incolors come out I am going to be very sad to say good buy to Watermelon Wonder.  It’s one of my most favorite colors.

Rick's favorite Stampin' Up! color pick for 2017!

Tips & Ticks:

When you stamp the ice creams and cut them out with the Frozen Treats framelits they are going to cut differently than other Stampin’ Up! framelits and thinlits.  They are actually going to cut on the inside of the stamped image instead of cutting on the outside of the stamped image.   This actually allows for a cleaner die cut embellishment for your cards. Stampin' Up Cool Treats Frozen Treats Framelits Cool Treats Bundle stitched shaped framelits birthday card #rickadkins #rckinsmonstudio  When you find a stamp set that you feel can be used for more than one occasion then that’s when you have to snag it up and run with it.  This is one of those stamp sets!  You can do so much with this set from kid themed cards to a more whimsical adult card to a more elegant card all depending on how it’s all put together and what its paired with.  Everything is really left up to your imagination!

A little trick is to cut your scalloped circle out of the watermelon cardstock and then hid it under the Carried Away Designer Series Paper (this  paper can be yours for FREE when you place a $50 order before taxes and shipping in my online store until March 31st).  Cutting the die cut from the cardstock from the area that will be under the DSP or from under other areas of the card layers that are hidden allows you to save paper.  The die cut was layered below a Whisper White stitched circle and the ice creams were placed on top of this piece.   The stitched element helps to draw your attention to the focal image.   To keep the attention on the focal element I added the sentiment on a 1/2″ banner and placed it right across the bottom of the popsicle and ice cream cone.

The inside of the card was just simply a piece of whisper white cut at 3 3/4 x 5 mounted cool-treats-inside

on a Watermelon Wonder piece that measures 4 x 5.   I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment form the set in Peekaboo Peach.  This was the inside of the card.  I wanted it to be simple and it allows me room to write my message.   Sometimes I don’t add a sentiment to the inside of the card I just use a piece of whisper white and leave it plain.   This way I can just write a message when I send it or I can stamp whatever I want on the inside before it goes out.

To finish off the outside (front) of the card I placed a piece of the Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon where the seam was created from the Designer Series Paper (DSP) was placed on the Watermelon Wonder cardstock.   This is a wonderful way to hide this line.  I also will use a strip of alternative color cardstock that will add to the card.

Let’s have a look at the stamp set that I am featuring in today’s post.   You’re pretty cool, but this stamp set is just a little bit cooler. Try not to eat these delicious-looking stamps, even though you may be tempted.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to create the final image you want in the colors you want.
You're pretty cool, but this stamp set is just a little bit cooler. Try not to eat these delicious-looking stamps, even though you may be tempted. If you live in the US you can pick this up in my online store 24/7

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The Cool Treats Bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up! is an amazing workhorse in the studio. You can create some sweet cards using the bundle that can be picked up in my online store 24/7. #rickadkins #rckinsmonstudio

  You can view all my project recipe by visiting my Project Recipe Pinterest board by clicking here!  Make sure that you follow my board to be notified when a new project recipe is added.

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