A Sweet Thanks with Sprinkles of Life

I do love a quick-and-simple card that makes a statement.  By combining Me=Grateful with Sprinkles of Life, I’ve created a super-cute card that’s not super-hard to make.  The elements and soft colors come together to create a very sweet thank you.  Here’s my card:Me=Grateful, Sprinkles of Life, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • 1-2-3.  Who doesn’t love a triple-stacked ice cream cone?  With Sprinkles of Life and the Tree Builder punch, it’s as easy as 1-2-3.  I stamped each of these ice cream scoops with Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Pink Pirouette card stock and punched each out.  They are layered on top of a So Saffron cone (also stamped with Crumb Cake), which is super easy to snip out.  All that sweetness is topped with a single Real Red cherry punched from the Tree Builder punch.

    Sprinkles of Life stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    Sprinkles of Life stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

  • Sweet Combination.  When I sat down to create this quick-and-easy card several weeks ago, I needed a thank you card  I think this sentiment from Me=Grateful works so well with this ice cream cone because it’s similar to the print you’d find in an old fashioned ice cream parlor.  To me it looks like something that might be drawn on a cafe billboard.  The flat area over “thanks” also gave me a great spot to nestle my cone.  Love both of these sets!

    Me=Grateful stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    Me=Grateful stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

  • Color Combination.  I just love the softness of the colors in this card – so soft that my camera had a hard time getting a good picture.  While So Saffron is a supporting player in this color combination (it’s perfect as the base for the cone), the three colors used in the ice cream and in the base of the card are key.  If you like them, too, please feel free so save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspirations: Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla

Stamp Sets:  Me=Grateful, Sprinkles of Life  Papers:  Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Real Red  Inks:  Crumb Cake  Accessories:  Tree Builder punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Jennifer Spiller

    Love the color combination! And the design is amazing…clean and elegant ….even if it is a ice cream cone. The Apple on top looks just like a cherry….perfect way to top a perfect card offf

  2. Your card is sweet enough to eat Brian!

  3. This card is just DELICIOUS!!! I love the colors you chose and your fabulous layout lets the ice cream cone be the star.
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Another “hit” color combination, Brian! Love the “Sprinkles of Life” stamp set.

  5. Brian, I love the words you using in your writing – like “nestle”. You are so expressive, warm, and creative. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Love the colors. Perfectly beautiful card!

  7. Brian, this is just a perfect little card. You’re the king of less is more. I especially like the choice of Crumb Cake for all the inking. It keeps it simple and matches all the card stocks.

  8. Yes, dear readers, this is a terrific card, and if you participated in Brian’s paper shares you would have a mini thank you card, autographed by the King himself! Mine is going into my memorabilia file.

    P.S. Brian, I received notice that the remainder of my paper shares shipped this morning. Oh, yay! So glad I will receive them before my move next week.

  9. YUMMY! Great card for so many occasions! Colors are so soothing, as well as your stmping etc etc etc.

  10. Wish I could edit I always hit POST too soon! 🙁 🙁 Someday I will learn!

  11. Cute, cute, cute, cute card! Such a sweet card made by such a sweet guy! Love it!

  12. That is really nice. The subtle colors make it a very “relaxing” card, which only adds to the sentiment. Thank you for another wonderful card.

  13. love this card!

  14. A refreshing creation! I can almost feel my mouth getting cool with the taste of all the delicious scoops of ice cream! Wonderful card, Brian. Love the colors and your little “nestle” trick is great! 🙂

  15. I’m at work & now I have to go out & get an ice cream cone! super delicious card Brian. love your color palette and, of course, your impeccable balance of layering & placement.

  16. Love the color combo for this card! This one is going in the “ice cream cards” file…(my brother owns an ice cream store)…thanks, Brian! 🙂

  17. A beautiful sweet card, Brian!!!

  18. Such a sweet card! Love how you have used the colour combination to make cosmopolitan Ice-cream! I hope that’s what you guys call it in the states. Love how clean and simple it it – and the apple miraculously looks like a cherry now.

  19. Michelle Pepper

    Love neopolitan ice cream, great inspiration for colour combo! I especially like this card because it is a great candidate for a workshop make and take, which is what I will be doing, so thanks for sharing so now I can CASE 🙂

  20. Michelle Pepper

    forgot to say that I only made one addition – I used crystal effects on the apple/cherry so it can shine. Love it!

  21. Super cute card. I never thought to use the apple as a cherry on top. Brilliant!

  22. Carol Carriveau

    Just making me very hungry and ready to go to 31 flavor or another ice cream store….love your color choices!

  23. Brian-
    I talked about your card today on my blog– I used your card as Pinspiration!

    Karla c(:

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