11/11/2011

Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: 365 Cards Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the 365 Cards Blog Hop! I am glad you are stopping by! Today's blog hop is all about this:






Another amazing, must-have special issue from Paper Crafts! You can get the magazine here. I am lucky enough to have it already and I love it! Working on projects for this issue was a lot of fun, because I did some research on interesting Holidays and what I found there was, well, really interesting :) I like food holidays best. But we'll come to that later. First some more information. Listen well, this is the best part! You are able to win a copy of this fabulous issue just by leaving a comment on this post before midnight on Sunday, November 13th. And that's not all. Leave a comment on the Paper Crafts Connection blog for your chance to win an incredible-wonderful-Vanessa-would-love-to-win-it-too prize!!! Ha. Go and look yourself! But first leave a comment here. And maybe look at the card that I made for you today. Right, the card. Every designer participating in this blog hop made a special card for you. Every designer made a card suitable for a different month. My month is July. Oh, how I love July! Usually it is warm and sunny, we get strawberries everywhere and eat lots of ice cream. See, back to the food holidays. 


I scream - you scream - we all scream for ice cream

July is National Ice Cream Month. The 7th is National Strawberry Sundae Day. The 15th is National Ice Cream Day. The 17th Peach Ice Cream Day. The 23rd is Vanilla Ice Cream Day (as if I'd need an excuse to eat ice cream). Guess what my card is about:



I wanted my card to look like a vintage ice cream parlor. The paper and that sticker from Echo Park just worked perfectly for this purpose. That sun blind looks bulky, but I adhered a paper hinge and it slides into an envelope easily and opens again when the card is taken out. Here is a closer look at the details:




I wanted the sentiment to look like a chalkboard sign in front of the shoppe, so I painted some cardstock with chalkboard paint and die-cut the label from it. To simulate a chalk writing, I used white acrylic paint to stamp the sentiment. And the ice cream sticker needed some more yumminess, so I added pink stickles to the cream. 


Now, I am sure you want to see what the other designers created for today! Here is the list:






Happy hopping, good luck for the prizes and thanks for visiting! 
(note: please come back on Wednesday, November 16th to find out if you won!!!)


Hugs and Love,
Vanessa


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI
Patterned Paper, Sticker: Echo Park Paper (Happy Days Collection)
Stamp: Hero Arts
Button: October Afternoon
Dies: Spellbinders
Glitter Glue: Ranger Industries
Other: Acrylic Paint, Chalkboard Paint, Baker's Twine

157 comments:

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

How fun, love all the pink and the ice cream shoppe! Thanks for a chance to win!

Hussena said...

OMG your card looks amazing i love the idea of making an ice cream parlour the sunblind the sentiment and all the details are simply fab!!

Susie said...

What a fun, sweet and totally happy card.

Cin Cin said...

What a clever idea for a card! Totally adorable! Ty for the chance to win!
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Jeanette Marchand said...

Great card, Vanessa!

Jenny said...

Such an adorable and creative card - love the chalkboard!

Natka said...

Eine sehr schmackhafte Karte! Ich vermisse den Sommer, bewsonders den Juli (es ist auch mein Lieblingsmonat:)...
Liebe Grüsse

Houses Built of Cards said...

ADORABLE!!! Love the sweet little roof on it!!!

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Ciacchina said...

che dolcezza!

Kris Chirhart said...

Your card is overflowing with SWEETS!! So adorable... I love it!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Oh, that's so cute! TFS =)

Rochelle said...

Super-dee-duper cuteness!

reeree62 said...

So cute...very creative!

Lillian Child said...

FUN FUN FUN !!!! Loving all these nontraditional holiday ideas! Sweet card!

Laura B. said...

ice cream parlor cuteness!

Emily said...

Oooh, that button is cute. Great sparkliness on the ice cream!

Queen Mary said...

Perfect! Reminds me a sweet little ice cream parlor in Essex, NY just off Lake Champlain where a girlfriend has a "cabin" and several of us gather for Memorial Day!

GabrielaD said...

super cute!

debb said...

This could be my favorite holiday of all! Love the card!

Lorraine said...

What a fun card! Love the sundae and the sun blind is cool!

Lavonne said...

Fun card! Love the awning! Thanks for the chance to win.

Dee in N.H. said...

How cute! Love the stickles on the ice cream! Yummm!

candi said...

Very sweet card! (pun intended!) I celebrate Ice Cream Day on the 15th every year w/ an ice cream cake from DQ- its my birthday!

Lisa Angela said...

love the colors of ur card...so cute!

Jessica said...

Sweet! I love the stickles on the ice cream.

Liz Terrazas said...

so cute Vanessa

Leanne said...

So cute. Like how you made the sun shade.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Sweet card but now I'm hungry for ice cream. : ) Really like the awning and that it folds to be mailed. very cool.

Jessica Mayer said...

July has my favorite patriotic holiday! I think Ice cream day is my 2nd favorite holiday of July!

Tricia said...

Sweet card! Love the vintage look!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun card! Love the awning idea!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Oh my gosh! HOW cute!!! I love it!!!

Jingle said...

Super cute card!

judy said...

Very cute and clever! I love the
striped awning.

Connie said...

It's cold outside but never too cold for ice cream!

Connie said...

It's cold outside but never too cold for ice cream!

Paige Dolecki said...

This card is so sweet! If you get a chance I'd love a quick tutorial on the paper hinge you made for it to pop up when its out of the envelope.

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of 365 cards!

Paige

marymac said...

Looks good enough to eat.

Amanda said...

The little awning is to die for. I love it!

charli said...

love the awning and the stickles!

Lin said...

Hi Vanessa, and congrats on being one of the most published! LOVE the awning on your card - what a great idea!

Linda said...

what a perfectly executed card-wonderful!!

Cat said...

What an adorable card! Love the pink button!

Debbie said...

Food holidays are fun and there is always something for everyone! Loved your card and the extra steps to create the chalked sign.

Kelly Massman said...

Your card is darling!!!!! TFS!

Karen said...

That awning is fantasitic. Rest of the card is great, but that awning, oh, my. And thanks for the rosette tutorial. Those long skinny strips are annoying to work with. This looks much more manageable.

Tammy V said...

Adorable card!
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Catriona MacGregor said...

I would love to win a copy of 365 Cards!

Rachel W K said...

how cute! great idea for the chalkboard inspiration... and that overhang is way too cute!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Emily Leiphart said...

Yummy! I love the awning and that gorgeous button!

Helen F. said...

Vanessa, your card is just so sweet!

Gabriele said...

love the card - cute idea with the awning.

SouthernMrs said...

Love your ice cream parlor card. Too cute! TFS...
SouthernMrs
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Anne said...

What a fabulous card- love the awning you created Vanessa! Who doesn't love ice cream?

Lynda said...

Mmmmmm, ice cream! Very cute card for July!

reddbudd said...

Sooo cute. Thanks.

Barb said...

wow, this is adorable! beautiful pinks!

Lindsey said...

This is the perfect ice cream card! It totally has that ice cream parlour feel.

reddbudd said...

Too cute thanks

DonnaSue said...

Love strawberry icecream...yum! Very nice pink card!

Jessica said...

what a fun card! I want to eat ice cream now!

Judy1223 said...

Vanessa, I'm ready to head to that sweet little shop for some ice cream! So CUTE!

Lake Gaston Virtual Office Assistant said...

Would love to get my hands on a copy of 365 Cards. Thanks for the opportunity!

klasickewpie said...

Ohhhh, I'm just screaming with delight. As a former "soda jerk" this is my favorite card. I love the canopy idea, and the chalkboard is so clever. Love it!!!

Binge Crafter said...

Cute! Love the awning.
Angela
bingecrafter.blogspot.com

Indy said...

Oh, this is just darling. I love the swirly button--it goes perfect with the ice cream theme!

Barbara said...

I love your little ice cream parlor! How cute and clever is that and perfect for July!

Kris said...

Sweeeeeeeeeeeet card! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

One Scrappy Gal said...

Oh, how absolutely adorable! I just LOVE that awning and the ice cream soda!

Cynthia B. said...

oh YEAH...my family is all about July 15 - Nat'l Ice Cream Day, huh? ;) suh-weet card - thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

Sweet card! I love ice cream too... my favorite food!
Thanks for a chance to win a copy of 365 Cards! Looks fab!
DeniseB

Pat said...

This is adorable! :)

Lee Anne said...

Love the stripes and the bright pink!

meredemaison said...

Your card is oh, so perfect for July! Love the swirly button and glittery sundae! TFS!

Chasn Paper said...

Cute card! I love how you added the awning at the top! Thanks for the chance to win 365 days!

Angela said...

This looks good enough to eat! Loving it!

jengd said...

Great card- LOVE the awning and the addition of the Stickles to the ice cream!

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of magazine.

Deanna said...

I love your card - even the button is perfect! And now I have even more excuses to eat ice cream this summer!! :)

Diana said...

Adorable card, too cute

A Crafty Person said...

Lovely cards! Makes me want to run out and get 31 flavors!! Plus July is the best birthday month.

tina said...

This card is wonderful! Love everything you used.

Tina

cropqueen said...

Great idea for a card representing my new favorite holiday.

calamity jane said...

I knew I loved July!!! Now I know why! Love the way you dressed up your card...looks good enough to eat!!

Ginny said...

What a fun card. I'm going to get my ice cream now.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What fun to have a chalk board inspired sentiment.

Jeanne said...

SWEET SWEET SWEET
You did a great job and the chalkboard was so cute!

Renee said...

Oh I love it!! Great job!

Susan said...

I just love the way you made your card look like an old-fashioned ice cream shoppe -- well done!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a great card--and a great theme for the month of July! I could celebrate it all year long!

Chris L.

Karen said...

I love that little awning you created!! So cute.

Mailee said...

Love the milkshake. Great card. Congrats.

Gina said...

I love all the ice cream holidays you discovered in July - it is the perfect month for something super cold! :) I love the sun shade on your card.

rush said...

i scream for ice cream, too! thank you for sharing your card today.

Robyn said...

Love everything about your sweet card!!

Luana said...

How cute is that???

Stephanie said...

Love your card, it is perfectly reminiscent of the joys of a hot summer day in July! The sun shade is very clever and makes the look.

Karey said...

Beginning to wish for the those summer days again.

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Love all the special details - the awning, the chalkboard and the Stickles on the ice cream!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the chalkboard sign.
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Cristy Butzen said...

What a sweet card! TFS

Sue S. said...

Great card!! Love the vintage feel to it!

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diana said...

Great card for a great holiday month! TFS ;-)

Carole said...

So sweet and yummy looking.

Annette said...

This is just so fun..thanks for sharing..

Flo - Sweetideas said...

What a fun card, it is just yummy.

Holly Kean said...

Really sweet card. Stickles is one of my faves! Love that there's a vanilla ice cream day (but who really needs a holiday to eat ice cream?)

Natalie said...

What a cute card!!! I LOVE the awning on the ice cream shop - so cute and clever! :)

Sandi said...

I love the colors-so nice and cherry

:: hooliegirl :: said...

What a fabulous idea to incorporate into a card! Well done!

Samantha
hooliewoodcreations.blogspot.com

Dorothy C. said...

Very cute - love the awning.

Kimberly S. said...

OMGosh....this is just too darned adorable!!! I LOVE the ice cream and the awning gives it the perfect look!!!

Ravengirl said...

Really cute! I think you successfully captured the feel of an ice cream parlor!

Deirdre said...

So fun Vanessa - love what you created. Those sun filled summer days seem like an age away now!

pamselinski said...

Yummy card.

Sherry said...

Your card makes me want to rush right out to an ice cream parlor NOW, and I can't even have ice cream! Now THAT's a successful card, great job!

cheryl (clee') said...

I scream! Great card and you picked a delicious holiday, although I like fancier ice cream myself - Cherry Garcia or Cjunky Monkey...but I turn down no ice cream when offered! :)

Agata said...

Very great idea! Creative! Love your cards from the issue as well!

marylouh said...

I have the bakery store front on my list of things to do. Enjoyed seeing the soda shop, using the shade.

Isha said...

Love your creative idea Vanessa. TFS this fun card.

pcm said...

Hmm...this may have just become my favorite month!

Betty said...

Between the awning and the chalkboard, this card is yummy...teehee!!!

gg nurse said...

Such a cute, clever card!

bzyPTmom said...

Love your idea for the card and the chalkboard paint--I purchased some chalkboard paper on clearance,--thinking it might be fun to die cut it and use it on a card like this! Thanks for the idea!

Carol said...

Great project! I love the design and the colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Jeni said...

What an adorable card! I love how you did the sun blind, so creative.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This is just adorable...and so sweet!

Lee said...

An amazing card! congrats

Janine said...

That awning card is so cute! It has many possibilities.

Linda said...

Love your ice cream card!

EllenB said...

Ice Cream! PERFECT!!!!

Kim H said...

Reminds me of a great soda fountain joint. great colors, and dimension. thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

Brenda Lee said...

So adorable. I love the different elements on the card.

Wifey Cookie said...

I love pink! Great card! :)

Hopping by,
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Amanda M said...

I love this!!! The sunshade is perfect!

Chris said...

Adorable and perfect :)

ShoppingTamii said...

such a yummy card!

CinnamonSally said...

Cute card Vanessa!!

sharon g said...

Jeez louise that's cute! LOVE It.

Sharon D from Canada said...

Yummy card! I love your fun awning - perfect in stripes! And what a gorgeous button!

Krysta said...

Ice cream is always awesome - and you've just shown it's even awesome on a card!

littlen said...

great card. really like the dimension. tfs.
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Janet Zeppa said...

Very sweet card! Gotta love ice cream!!

Laura Evangeline said...

Yummy card! :-)

Laura Evangeline said...

Yummy card! :-)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a fun card--I LOVE the vintage ice cream parlor feel! LOOVE that paper!!! This is SO AMAZING:) LOVE:)

Pamk said...

love that card especially the ice cream shoppe theme.
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mtscrapgal said...

Great job showing the look of an ice cream parlor. It really works. Thanks for the inspiration.

E. Marie said...

Yum!! Never realized how many excuses I will have to eat ice cream. Cute card.

WDF said...

very nice card

Ange said...

Love the sun blind, very cute card!

marilyn said...

Such a cute card. LOVE the awning!

Beverly S. said...

Pretty card! I'm afraid I "scream" for ice cream a lot. :)

Samantha Mann said...

Oh my gosh I just love tour ice cream shop! And the fsctnthat you painted it with chalkboard paint is awesome!

Dawn said...

what a delightful card Vanessa. So cleverly done.

Katie said...

Really cool card! Love the pink and the awning, so cool! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Laura.K said...

I love ice cream.

Your card is so sweet.