Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ice Cream invite and Ice Cream Truck party favor- featuring May's Creative Cafe Kit

Hi Everyone!  Today I'm sharing a couple of projects featuring the May Creative Cafe' kit How Sweet it Is! - and the add-on stamp set Always Room for Ice Cream.    I created a gatefold type card, that would work perfectly as a party invitation and for fun I paired with it a party favor in the shape of a truck.  I first found this free template from Clear and Simple stamp site.  But I've tweeked the size as I wanted my truck longer and added a base so I could easily stick lots of goodies in side.

 Here's a closer look at the invitation- as it looks closed with the decorated belly band wrapped around.
The Base of the card is cut from Black cardstock -at 5 1/2 x 10 3/4.
The score lines are at 1 3/4, and 1 3/4 from that first score line. Flip it and repeat for the other side.
To cut the angle across the top - mark the 1/2 way point on each end of the 5 1/2" side- which is 2 3/4".

With your trimmer cut from the 2nd score line in on each side down to the 2 3/4" mark. Repeat this on the other side.  Your finished card should have the section at 3 3.4" x 5 1/2  see the picture below of the open card.

To finish I cut a piece using the decorative paper The Sweet Life from the Melissa Frances pad included in the kit.  I added a pc of white cardstock cut at 3 1/2" by 3 3/4".  I stamped the phrase "I scream, you, scream, we all scream for ice cream" towards the top - and also the ice cream sundae stamp - that I just colored the red cherry for impact.
The 1 3/4" sections were cut as 1 5/8 so I'd have just a small bit of black showing - I used the blue stripe, and polka dots for the front.  I angle cut them by lining up the top edge and cutting a bit more below my traced lines. 

 To hold my invitation closed I created a belly band from black that was 1 1/2" wide, and a piece of pink cut at 1 3/8" again just to leave a little bit of black on each side.  I used my 1 1/2" sq scallop punch and punched 2 to over lap and layer create the base for my 1 1/2" scallop circle punch out of pink.

I stamped and embossed the scallop outline and inserted the word 'sweet!' I added two small heart punched from the paper- to make them shimmer, I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.
Coloring and fussy cutting out the Ice Cream Sunday and Malted milk shake I layered them on the belly band.

Next I'll show you how to put together the Ice Cream Truck - I will also have a .pdf template so you can trace and cut one out of your own!

Below is a picture of my truck - cut out and scored.  I used the shimmery pink cardstock from the kit- which gives it just the look I wanted for my truck.

Here I'm showing you where I've placed my red-line tape.  Which when joined will be the front cab of the truck.

 Here's a look with the truck pulled together.

To finish it I cut 4 black circles and 4 smaller circles in white.  I used some larger dimensional pearls for the front.  These aren't in the kit but you could also just punch small squares or circles for your head lights as well.  For the side of the truck I cut out the Sweet Life emblem from the paper - and stamped colored and fussy cut out an ice cream cone, which I popped up with dimensional adhesive.  I also stamped a row of cherries directly on the truck, and colored over with copic and my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to give some shimmer.  Unfortunately the wheels kind of cover those up but they're there!!

Here's a close look....
Thanks for stopping by- there's still more to come so check back as the team shares more of their inspired creations using this month's Kit!
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe' -Creative Cafe' - Kit of the month How Sweet it is ; Melissa Frances The Sweet Life
Ink:  Memento- Espresso Truffle; Wink of Stella - Clear glitter pen; Copic Markers
Embellishments:  Pearls from the kit
Tools/Dies:  Score-Pal; Spellbinder Classic circle dies; 2 " circle scallop punch 1 1/2" square scallop punch