We All Scream for Ice Cream for RRR Sizzlin’ Summer Colors Challenge
Hello, Friends! Remember this little chant from your childhood? I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! I can remember jumping rope to this little ditty, throwing it in at the end of counting for hide and seek, and shouting it while my friends and I played on the swings. It is one of those magical phrases that takes me right back to the sunny, carefree summer days of childhood. And since the newest challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon is Sizzlin’ Summer Colors, I found myself grinning and reciting these playful words while making this ice cream themed card.
I combined several ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment with the fresh images and sizzlin’ summer colors of Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness paper collection. Don’t these colors remind you of cool refreshing sherbet, Creamsicles and ice cold popsicles? Quick, somebody bring me my flip-flops and a hula hoop!
After stitching several panels of the paper onto white cardstock, I layered them up with foam dimensionals. Then, I created a super pouftacular triple layer bow with Maize Taffeta, Tangerine Checkerboard Satin and Citrus Sheer Dots Ribbon and topped it off with a hot pink button from my stash.
Blackberries are my favorite summer fruit , so I added in this totes adorbs fuchsia flowering berry pick from Petaloo. I curled the stems around the end of my craft pick to add some fun texture to the arrangement.
On the inside of this 5″ x7″ top fold card, I created a little pocket and decorated it with more fun ice cream elements from the paper collection. There’s a little journaling card in the pocket so that a personal note can be added to the card.
And because I was having so much fun, I decorated above the fold, too, making a little tag pocket that’s also the perfect size to hold a gift card. I added Tangerine Cross Hatch Satin to the top of my tag, and tied it off with ivory burlap string.
Be sure to stop by the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG where you’ll find more Sizzlin’ Summer inspiration, and the details for this challenge so you can join the party and share YOUR Sizzlin’ Summer creation with us.
Now, just for fun (and you know you want to, say it with me)
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!
Didn’t that feel just like summer?
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