Cool Treats for CTS266

Spring is the perfect time to showcase flowers and baby animals and sunshine. As the weather warms up, it’s also a wonderful time to celebrate fruit, ice cream and other refreshing sweet treats. When I saw three dots on this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge (a retro sketch from CTS29!), I saw the perfect opportunity to share my favorite Summer treat – ice cream cones. Here’s my card:

Cool Treats, Frozen Treats Framelits Dies, Fruit Basket, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS266And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

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  • So Cool. I haven’t really used Cool Treats (and the coordinating Frozen Treats Framelits Dies) in quite some time. It’s not because they aren’t totally awesome and fun – it’s because I don’t think about ice cream cones in the dead of Winter. 🙂 For today’s card, used a page from Tutti-Frutti 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper as the starting point for my design (it’s the slanted panel in Peekaboo Peach, which is a perfect dreamsicle orange). With my fun set and sweet colors, I created a dreamy trio of treats. Here’s a look at the Cool Treats stamp set: Cool Treats, Stampin' Up! 142982and here’s a look at the coordinating Frozen Treats Framelits Dies:Frozen Treats Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up! 142756
  • Three Cones. I love the texture options for fun cones in the Frozen Treats Framelits Dies. I cropped the wafer cone with the single Framelit die (third across the bottom in the picture above). Simple. The pointy sugar cones were cropped with the triangle Framelits and one of the textured triangles (I used the one on the far left of the bottom row and far right of the bottom row in the picture above). I glued them together with a little Multipurpose Liquid glue for perfect texture. Cool Treats, Frozen Treats Framelits Dies, Fruit Basket, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS266I built cute toppers for the two sugar cones with the Frozen Treats Framlelits, too! The cherry is cropped with Crumb Cake and Real Red, while the strawberry is cropped with Lemon Lime Twist and Real Red. Cute, huh?
  • Three Dreamy Colors. My ice cream is made with Berry Burst,  Peekaboo Peach and So Saffron. For each, I stamped the image off once to get a lighter shade – particularly with the Berry Burst. Together, they are a super-sweet trio. If you are inspired by this combination of Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach and So Saffron, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron

Stamp Sets: Cool Treats, Fruit Basket  Papers: Tutti-Frutti 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist  Inks: Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffon, Archival Basic Black  Accessories: Frozen Treats Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Such cuteness! I should dig to my Cool Treats stamps and CASE your card Our local ice cream store opens on Saturday, maybe a cute card would get me a FREE cone?

  2. So very cute , Brian, and I just love that color combo!

  3. delicious and creative with a cherry on top! sweet trio!

  4. What a cute card, Brian. Love the colors, the cherry and strawberry on top and the DSP background. It all makes a really sweet card. Have a great day!

  5. How fun is this card, never would have thought of adding the strawberry.
    How clever and cute!

    • I probably wouldn’t add a strawberry to an ice cream cone in real life, but I used my artistic license to add it here. 🙂 Thanks, Katrina!

  6. Thankfully our Dairy Queen opened up for the season on April 2nd because after reading this post I am off to get an ice cream. The wind is blowing and it’s pretty cold out there but I don’t care……….I can sit in the car to eat it. Love this card Brian…….now I”m out of here! I’m going to get Pistachio!

    • 🙂 Thanks for your comment, Grace! That’s the good thing about ice cream – it’s a perfect breakfast treat, too. Glad you like it. <3

  7. Fun sketch….fun card…..great colors!

  8. A fun–and yummy–take on the sketch, Brian!
    And now I want some ice cream….

  9. Fabulous take on the sketch, Brian!

  10. YUM! So glad to see this set come back out. Love your idea!

  11. Super cute card Brian, makes me want ice cream

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