Hi Stamping Friends!
Did you know that the current Mini Catalog is only good through May 1? It's true! This year, Stampin' Up! shortened the timing of the catalog to give more of a spotlight to the NEW Annual Catalog that gets released in May.
The Last Chance Retiring List will be announced on March 29, which means now is the time to take another look at the Mini Catalog to see if there are stamps, bundles, papers or embellishments that you can't live without! Everything in the Mini Catalog is While Supplies Last, and that will take on even more significance once the Last Chance List hits. Some of the stamps & bundles may carry over into the Annual Catalog, but we won't know for sure until the retiring list is out.
I've been taking a deeper look into the Mini Catalog myself and I'm finding so many stamp sets that I just haven't had a chance to use yet. One that I really love is the delightful Share A Milkshake Bundle! Today, I'm sharing two swap cards that I received featuring these cool treats!
Share A Milkshake Cherry On Top Card
This card created by Greta Wilcher is filled with all kinds of yumminess! I just adore the Share a Milkshake Bundle because it can be used for birthdays, Valentine's day, thank you and happy hello cards!
Background Basics—Greta started by embossing a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Basic White cardstock with the Painted Texture Embossing Folder and mounted it onto a Crumb Cake card base. Oh wow! That texture looks like a close-up scoop of ice cream, don't you think? So cool!
Sweet Foundation—Greta die-cut two pieces with the Stitched Rectangles Dies; one from Rain or Shine Specialty Designer Series Paper and another from Flirty Flamingo cardstock. She stamped the Share A Milkshake sentiment on the right side of the Flirty Flamingo rectangle with VersaMark Ink, then sprinkled on White Embossing Powder and heat embossed it. The striped layer is adhered with SEAL Adhesive and the sentiment layer is popped up with Dimensionals.
Next, she die-cut the Crumb Cake cross-hatch element with the Share A Milkshake Dies and adhered that with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Sweet Sundae—Greta stamped the Share A Milkshake solid ice cream bowl image in Crumb Cake onto Basic White, then stamped the detailed image over the top of it with Soft Suede ink. She stamped the scoops of ice cream image in VersaMark Ink onto Basic White and embossed that with White Embossing Powder, too, for a fun texture. Lastly, she stamped the cherry image in Cherry Cobbler ink and a spoon in stamped-off Smoky Slate ink. All images where die-cut with the Share A Milkshake Dies, then adhered together with and popped up with Dimensionals. If you look closely, you can see that the dies cut a little slit in the ice cream where you can slide the spoon in for a more realistic look. So clever!
She finished with a few Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins in pink.
Share A Milkshake Celebrate Card
Oh how fun! I love the festive look of this Share A Milkshake card created by Cathy Miller. What a fun way to acknowledge a birthday for any age!
Background Basics—Cathy's card begins with a 5-1/2" x 6-3/8" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, scored at the 2-1/8" mark. She adhered a 1-7/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Country Floral Lane DSP onto a 2" x 5-1/4" piece of Sweet Sorbet to decorate the front flap.
Sweet Shake—Cathy stamped the Share A Milkshake milkshake glass image in Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock and the ice cream in Petal Pink ink onto Petal Pink cardstock. The straw stripes were stamped in Sweet Sorbet ink onto Basic White and the cherry was stamped in Sweet Sorbet ink onto Sweet Sorbet cardstock and brushed with some Wink of Stella shimmer. All of those elements were adhered together, with the straw slid into the slot, and adhered with SEAL Adhesive onto the card front flap.
Cool Ice Cream—Cathy stamped the smaller ice cream image in Flirty Flamingo ink onto Flirty Flamingo cardstock and die-cut. The heart was die-cut from Sweet Sorbet cardstock with some Wink of Stella glimmer added. The bowl was die-cut from Crumb Cake cardstock and embossed with the Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folder. These pieces were assembled and mounted to the front with SEAL Adhesive.
Sweet Sentiment—Cathy stamped the Share A Milkshake sentiment in Sweet Sorbet onto a Stylish Shapes circle, then popped it up with Dimensionals. She finished with a few Iridescent Pearls around the greeting.
Inside the Card—I love the repeated "celebrate" down the side of the card! It looks like she might have used the Stamparatus and the Hinge Technique to help her position the word first in the Sweet Sorbet ink tilted to the right, then in the Petal Pink color tilted to the left. For the Hinge Technique, you position the word onto the Stamparatus platform at the top of the card, ink and stamp it, then move the platform down one hinge and repeat down the whole side. She stamped it onto Basic White measuring 4" x 5-1/4", then layered it onto Sweet Sorbet measuring 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" before mounting it to the inside of the card. Wow…so fun!