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My name is Natalie and I love anything to do with card/paper. I have been a papercrafter for many years now and I never get bored playing with all the wonderful products available. I've been married to my wonderful husband Nathan for 35years now and we are still very much in love with each other as the first day we met each other. We have 3 wonderful children and 5 gorgeous grandchildren so we have lots to be thankful for. Since joining Stampin' Up! in 2018 I've grown so much in confidence with myself and I even tackle technology, which for me is a huge step to have taken, but I'm getting there slowly.

Wednesday 14 April 2021

Ice cream corner suite - Blog hop Touches of ink

Wow I'm so excited to be doing another blog hop with Simone Kleine and all of the other lovely ladies. Can't believe it's a month ago already where has that time gone? Hopefully you've just hopped over onto my blog from Stefanie Lange.

Today the theme for this blog hop was to use - Ice cream corner suite which I'm absolutely loving. I have 3 cards I've made using this suite for you today hope you like them and find the time to hop on to all of the other ladies blogs to see what delights they have all come up with for you, and I'm sure they will have made some fantastic projects that you won't want to miss.

My first card I've made I first made for a sketch challenge over on my facebook page that I run along with 2 very dear friends Anne Ronsky (who is also taking part in this blog hop) and Ruth Blackett, called Chatterbox crafters. This is a card that has many different layers on using different pieces of card and dsp to build it up, very easy card to assemble. I die cut some circles and then built everything up on top. For the ice cream I have punched this out of the dsp using the ice cream cone builder punch and then added some of the shimmery crystal effects to the ice cream to make it shine and sparkle. Doesn't it look delicious?. And adding a few of the ice cream sprinkles just finishes it off.

This second card is using the Faux torn paper technique for the background, which is basically where you tear a piece of paper in half, and then lay it onto the card piece you are using for your card base, making sure you pull the 2 halves apart and have a gap in the middle, then you can tape it all into place or just hold it and using a background stamp you stamp over the gap, when the paper is removed it looks like you have a torn piece of paper across the card. For doing mine in different colours I used the co - ordinating stampin' write markers which were the colours within the suite, and coloured over the stamp using the brush end. I roughly cut out the ice cream cups and glued them to scraps of white card before fussy cutting them out properly and attached to the card front using dimensionals. Using the stampin' write markers again I inked up my 'happy' and stamped in place then cleaned it thoroughly before doing the same with the 'birthday'. Sprinkles all over finished it off again.

And for my third card, which is known as an impossible card, I used basic white thick card for the card base and covered in the dsp. For this you will need a piece of card measuring   5-7/8" x 4-1/8" score in half at 2-1/16 and then on one longside cut in at 1-1/8" from both edges turn the card around and cut again on the longside at 2-15/16".

 Fold and burnish the score line and then twist so the sides go opposite to each other.

I then cut my dsp and attached to the card base, punched out the ice cream cone, used dimensionals to attach to the card, fussy cut the lollies out, attached one flat and the other on dimensionals,  stamped my sentiment in blackberry bliss (love this rich colour) attached to purple posy card. Layered the dsp onto blackberry bliss card for the middle stand up section, tied ribbon around this piece and then attached flat to the card section, added the sentiment with dimensionals, stamped the other sentiments and attached to the card, and yes you've guessed it added some sprinkles. 

The great thing about this card is you can get 4 yes 4 from one sheet of cardstock (UK) which is fabulously economical if you need to do lots, for table settings maybe?

Hope you enjoyed my projects I've made for you today and now you will need to hop onto the next blog and see what delights await you over on  Nina Unbehau          

Huge Crafty Hugs

Natalie xx

Full list of blog hop

Simone Kleine - derdiedasKleine bastelt
Stefanie Lange - enserponystempelt.de

Natalie Arnold (UK) - CraftyHunnypots
Nina Unbehau - Ninas kreative Welt
Anne Ronsky (UK) - Ash Inky Spot

Lisa Mattes - StempelMOMent

Liane Gorny - Jungle Cards
Iris Philipps - Der Papierhimmel 

Katja Martins - Stempelpfau 

Anja Ehmann - Bastelanja   

Angela Köber - Stempelfamilie

Lu Fischer  - Stempeljagd

Melanie Fischer - Meefischs-Bastelecke 

Daniela Klotzsch-Fiehn - Kreativierend

Petra Wittig - Cum Gaudium

Christiane Knapp - StempelPalast

Kim Kroeker (CA) -  Stampin' with Kim Arlene 

Tanja Frühling - Stempel Frühling

Lori Willcox (CA) - Creative Stamping with Lori



Product List

Paper Trimmer
Bone Folder
Paper Snips


  1. Hi Natalie,
    Amazing cards! I love your background technique

    1. Thanks Liane loved playing with this suite it's such a fun one! x Natalie

  2. Wowzer, Natalie, three fabulous cards and all so different! Lovely techniques to try and fun folds, love them :)

    1. Many thanks Anne I've really enjoyed playing with this suite x Natalie

  3. Your cards are amazing, Natalie! The impossible cards looks... well, impossible! I'll have to give it a try! ~ Kim Kroeker

    1. Thankyou so much Kim I love to make different fold cards and really enjoyed making the Impossible one! x Natalie

  4. Great ideas from a great mind!
    Thanks for being part of "Touches of ink"!
    Greetings from Germany, Simone

    1. Thankyou so much Simone love taking part in the hop some really lovely laides with such fabulous creations thanks for having me x Natalie