Paper Popsicles is having it's first ever blog hop, so you'll be asked to hop from blog to blog featuring yummy eye candy with a summer theme...and of course what's eye candy without a little blog candy...so just leave a comment before you hop along to the next blog and you just might pick up a prize!!! Each blog will feature a secret word...these words needs to be collected and then put together to form a phrase. This phrase will then need to be emailed to email@example.com by Sunday night, July 12 at midnight Central time to be eligible for our grand prize.
So......lets get started!!!
If you are joining me from Valerie's blog, great!! You are hopping right along. But, if you just stumbled upon my blog...you won't want to miss a thing, so hop on over to the Paper Popsicles blog to get you started.
When I started thinking about the blog hop theme, I reflected back on ny youth and remembered that when I was my son's age, nothin' said summer fun than having my friends over for an outside play date of running through the sprinklers and fun fruity flavored drinks and jell-o. It's so easy to dress up some basic punch by throwing in some sliced fruit. And adding simple umbrellas/parasols to parfaits.
For my project I started by creating these fun cards using the card template from PaperPopsicles. I created additional layers using my software and the digital design of the lemonade glass.
I used vellum cardstock to create the base of the card, then used various papers to create the different juice, straw and slice of fruit. I also used vellum to create the ice cubes.
Then to give the card a real "Glass of Lemonade" appearance I created a glass layer out of a piece of transparency/acetate. Then I ran it through my Cuttlebug using an embossing folder to give it more dimension. I think you might be able to see the lines in the picture below:
Here's another view from above.
I know you probably can't tell, but the fruit slice has a slit in it and is attached to the acetate layer only. Also, the straw layer is woven through the ice cubes so that some will be in front and others will be behind it. A few more accent details: First, I took a stylus and used it to etch the white lines in the vellum on the glass and on the ice cubes. And I used my markers to add more color to the fruit, shadow to the juice and ice cubes and stripes to the straws.
Then, I decided to make a box. How cute would it be to receive this Lemonade card on the front of a small package of drink mixes?
Then I thought, I wonder how my box would work as a holder for the note cards. Near perfect if you ask me. (*wink*) Here are two pics - One with the box closed, one with the box open showing the pocket holding the cards inside. (Yes, those are the straws poking out at the top right.)
So, whether you decide to send/give a small note by itself or give it as a gift set these fun shaped cards are the bomb!!
Did you know that every month we have weekly theme challenges hosted on our message board?
Did you know that we have a monthly sketch challenge?
Did you know that we hold auditions each month for our next guest designer....details can be found on our message board!!!
Have you seen the kits in the store? Did you see there is one main kit, two mini-kits, and a card kit each month?
Have you been over to see the design team and guest designer's galleries to see their amazing work done with the fabulous products offered in the Paper Popsicles store?
Now...for my secret word...it is FRIENDS
Before you hop on over there...be sure to leave me a comment here so you are entered into the drawing here on my blog....
Next...be sure to keep on hopping and collecting words for your secret phrase by checking out Stacey's blog next...
Don't forget to send an email with the secret phrase to firstname.lastname@example.org at the end of the blog hop....and good luck!
Oh, and if you're interested in more blog hop fun, you'll be interested in the Scavenger Hunt that's going on at the Message Board and Gallery.
- Cricut machine
- Software: Photoshop, Inkscape, SureCutsALot
- Digital Design: Lemonade (PaperPopsicles) - and - Lemonade card template (PaperPopsicles)
- Patterned papers all from PaperPopsicles: Fab Fall (Cherry Arte), Vanilla Vintage-Sprig (Cherry Arte), All Fall -Penmanship (Fancy Pants), All Fall - Recess (Fancy Pants), All Fall - Spelling (Fancy Pants), Daily Grind-Sparkle (Fancy Pants)
- Vellum Cardstock (PaperTreyInk)
- Acetate (PennywiseArts)
- Cuttlebug and embossing folder: Traffic Jam (ProvoCraft)
- Markers: Bic
- Cricut Machine and cartridge: George and Plantin Schoolbook
- CUT FILE: ** Donate button is at the top right. Please specify which file you want when you purchase.
- Also available in PDF or SVG format. Let me know if this is what you need.
- Software: Design Studio (ProvoCraft)
- Patterned Paper from Paper Popsicles: On the Vine (Cherry Arte)
- Ribbon: Funky Stripe (Michael's)
- Cricut Machine and cartridge: George
- Software: Design Studio (ProvoCraft) - no cut file. See explanation below
- Patterned Paper from Paper Popsicles: Vanilla Vintage-Sprig (Cherry Arte), On the Vine (Cherry Arte)
- How To: I cut a 6" circle. Used my scissors to cut a slit to the center. Overlapped the two edges of the circle and adhered into place to make a slight cone shape. Cut a skewer down to size and put it inside the glass. Balanced the umbrella shape on top.