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:
- Chan Vuong (January)
- Kalyn Kepner (February)
- Carly Robertson (March)
- Cristina Kowalczyk (April)
- Kelley Eubanks (May)
- Amber Daigre (June)
- Vanessa Menhorn (July)
- Windy Robinson (August)
- Laura Williams (September)
- Betsy Veldman (October)
- Teri Anderson (November)
- Julia Stainton (December)
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,
Patterned Paper, Sticker: Echo Park Paper (Happy Days Collection)
Stamp: Hero Arts
Button: October Afternoon
Glitter Glue: Ranger Industries
Other: Acrylic Paint, Chalkboard Paint, Baker's Twine
How fun, love all the pink and the ice cream shoppe! Thanks for a chance to win!
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!!
What a fun, sweet and totally happy card.
What a clever idea for a card! Totally adorable! Ty for the chance to win!
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Great card, Vanessa!
Such an adorable and creative card - love the chalkboard!
Eine sehr schmackhafte Karte! Ich vermisse den Sommer, bewsonders den Juli (es ist auch mein Lieblingsmonat:)...
ADORABLE!!! Love the sweet little roof on it!!!
Your card is overflowing with SWEETS!! So adorable... I love it!
Oh, that's so cute! TFS =)
So cute...very creative!
FUN FUN FUN !!!! Loving all these nontraditional holiday ideas! Sweet card!
ice cream parlor cuteness!
Oooh, that button is cute. Great sparkliness on the ice cream!
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!
This could be my favorite holiday of all! Love the card!
What a fun card! Love the sundae and the sun blind is cool!
Fun card! Love the awning! Thanks for the chance to win.
How cute! Love the stickles on the ice cream! Yummm!
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!
love the colors of ur card...so cute!
Sweet! I love the stickles on the ice cream.
so cute Vanessa
So cute. Like how you made the sun shade.
Sweet card but now I'm hungry for ice cream. : ) Really like the awning and that it folds to be mailed. very cool.
July has my favorite patriotic holiday! I think Ice cream day is my 2nd favorite holiday of July!
Sweet card! Love the vintage look!
What a fun card! Love the awning idea!
Oh my gosh! HOW cute!!! I love it!!!
Super cute card!
Very cute and clever! I love the
It's cold outside but never too cold for ice cream!
It's cold outside but never too cold for ice cream!
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!
Looks good enough to eat.
The little awning is to die for. I love it!
love the awning and the stickles!
Hi Vanessa, and congrats on being one of the most published! LOVE the awning on your card - what a great idea!
what a perfectly executed card-wonderful!!
What an adorable card! Love the pink button!
Food holidays are fun and there is always something for everyone! Loved your card and the extra steps to create the chalked sign.
Your card is darling!!!!! TFS!
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.
I would love to win a copy of 365 Cards!
how cute! great idea for the chalkboard inspiration... and that overhang is way too cute!
-rachel w k
Yummy! I love the awning and that gorgeous button!
Vanessa, your card is just so sweet!
love the card - cute idea with the awning.
Love your ice cream parlor card. Too cute! TFS...
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What a fabulous card- love the awning you created Vanessa! Who doesn't love ice cream?
Mmmmmm, ice cream! Very cute card for July!
Sooo cute. Thanks.
wow, this is adorable! beautiful pinks!
This is the perfect ice cream card! It totally has that ice cream parlour feel.
Too cute thanks
Love strawberry icecream...yum! Very nice pink card!
what a fun card! I want to eat ice cream now!
Vanessa, I'm ready to head to that sweet little shop for some ice cream! So CUTE!
Would love to get my hands on a copy of 365 Cards. Thanks for the opportunity!
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!!!
Cute! Love the awning.
Oh, this is just darling. I love the swirly button--it goes perfect with the ice cream theme!
I love your little ice cream parlor! How cute and clever is that and perfect for July!
Sweeeeeeeeeeeet card! TFS!
Kris in Alaska
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Oh, how absolutely adorable! I just LOVE that awning and the ice cream soda!
oh YEAH...my family is all about July 15 - Nat'l Ice Cream Day, huh? ;) suh-weet card - thanks for sharing!
Sweet card! I love ice cream too... my favorite food!
Thanks for a chance to win a copy of 365 Cards! Looks fab!
This is adorable! :)
Love the stripes and the bright pink!
Your card is oh, so perfect for July! Love the swirly button and glittery sundae! TFS!
Cute card! I love how you added the awning at the top! Thanks for the chance to win 365 days!
This looks good enough to eat! Loving it!
Great card- LOVE the awning and the addition of the Stickles to the ice cream!
gorgeous card. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of magazine.
I love your card - even the button is perfect! And now I have even more excuses to eat ice cream this summer!! :)
Adorable card, too cute
Lovely cards! Makes me want to run out and get 31 flavors!! Plus July is the best birthday month.
This card is wonderful! Love everything you used.
Great idea for a card representing my new favorite holiday.
I knew I loved July!!! Now I know why! Love the way you dressed up your card...looks good enough to eat!!
What a fun card. I'm going to get my ice cream now.
What fun to have a chalk board inspired sentiment.
SWEET SWEET SWEET
You did a great job and the chalkboard was so cute!
Oh I love it!! Great job!
I just love the way you made your card look like an old-fashioned ice cream shoppe -- well done!
What a great card--and a great theme for the month of July! I could celebrate it all year long!
I love that little awning you created!! So cute.
Love the milkshake. Great card. Congrats.
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.
i scream for ice cream, too! thank you for sharing your card today.
Love everything about your sweet card!!
How cute is that???
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.
Beginning to wish for the those summer days again.
Gorgeous! Love all the special details - the awning, the chalkboard and the Stickles on the ice cream!
Very cute--I like the chalkboard sign.
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What a sweet card! TFS
Great card!! Love the vintage feel to it!
Great card for a great holiday month! TFS ;-)
So sweet and yummy looking.
This is just so fun..thanks for sharing..
What a fun card, it is just yummy.
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?)
What a cute card!!! I LOVE the awning on the ice cream shop - so cute and clever! :)
I love the colors-so nice and cherry
What a fabulous idea to incorporate into a card! Well done!
Very cute - love the awning.
OMGosh....this is just too darned adorable!!! I LOVE the ice cream and the awning gives it the perfect look!!!
Really cute! I think you successfully captured the feel of an ice cream parlor!
So fun Vanessa - love what you created. Those sun filled summer days seem like an age away now!
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!
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! :)
Very great idea! Creative! Love your cards from the issue as well!
I have the bakery store front on my list of things to do. Enjoyed seeing the soda shop, using the shade.
Love your creative idea Vanessa. TFS this fun card.
Hmm...this may have just become my favorite month!
Between the awning and the chalkboard, this card is yummy...teehee!!!
Such a cute, clever card!
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!
Great project! I love the design and the colors!
What an adorable card! I love how you did the sun blind, so creative.
This is just adorable...and so sweet!
An amazing card! congrats
That awning card is so cute! It has many possibilities.
Love your ice cream card!
Ice Cream! PERFECT!!!!
Reminds me of a great soda fountain joint. great colors, and dimension. thank you for sharing and the chance to win.
So adorable. I love the different elements on the card.
I love pink! Great card! :)
Jenny aka Wifey Cookie
I love this!!! The sunshade is perfect!
Adorable and perfect :)
such a yummy card!
Cute card Vanessa!!
Jeez louise that's cute! LOVE It.
Yummy card! I love your fun awning - perfect in stripes! And what a gorgeous button!
Ice cream is always awesome - and you've just shown it's even awesome on a card!
great card. really like the dimension. tfs.
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Very sweet card! Gotta love ice cream!!
Yummy card! :-)
Yummy card! :-)
OHHH! What a fun card--I LOVE the vintage ice cream parlor feel! LOOVE that paper!!! This is SO AMAZING:) LOVE:)
love that card especially the ice cream shoppe theme.
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Great job showing the look of an ice cream parlor. It really works. Thanks for the inspiration.
Yum!! Never realized how many excuses I will have to eat ice cream. Cute card.
very nice card
Love the sun blind, very cute card!
Such a cute card. LOVE the awning!
Pretty card! I'm afraid I "scream" for ice cream a lot. :)
Oh my gosh I just love tour ice cream shop! And the fsctnthat you painted it with chalkboard paint is awesome!
what a delightful card Vanessa. So cleverly done.
Really cool card! Love the pink and the awning, so cool! Thanks for sharing.
I love ice cream.
Your card is so sweet.
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