Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer Dreams Cardmaker Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Cardmaker Blog team hop.  This month's theme is Summer Dreams: cards featuring ice cream treats reminiscent of the ice cream truck.
I totally loved this theme and totally went crazy trying to reproduce an ice cream truck just like the ones I remember from my youth.

I designed this card approaching the theme quite literally:

I used a truck Silhouette design by Hero arts to design the ice cream truck.  I played around with the file a bit and was able to make a flip over card design so I didn't have to mount the ice cream truck on a base.  (Yes, I was patting myself on the back for that one!)

I used some Echo Park: Sweet Day stickers and cardstock to cut the truck and to embellish.  I found one ice cream sticker to use from this collection but then the other two I added are Silhouette files (Silhouette Store: Ice Cream Treats by Sweet Afton) that I shrunk down to fit.  (Definitely needed an ice cream sandwich!)  I added a little touch of blossom baker's twine (The Twinery) to the sticker ice cream to finish off the truck.

This was so much fun to make -- I just cannot wait to see what the other gals came up with.  Here is the full list:

Cardmaker blog
Kimberly Crawford
Carolyn King (you are here!)
Colleen Schaan
Anya Schrier
Trudy Sjolander
Michelle Woerner

Why do I suddenly feel the urge to eat some ice cream?   Thanks for stopping by today! 
 

27 comments:

Brooke said...

This is super adorable!!! So cute!

True :) said...

Darling ice cream truck Cammie! Love all the treat you added to the side! :)

Hugs,
True :D

Julie S. said...

Wow! Great ice cream truck! It totally brings back memories.

Michelle said...

SO cute!

Amy Johnson said...

This is so cute and creative! I love it!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so cute! I love the button wheels, and now I need ice cream!

SueZee Alg said...

How cute! This ice cream truck sure does bring back happy memories. Isn't is great when you figure something out on your Silhouette.

Anne Temple said...

This is so cute! Love the buttons on the wheels. You definitely make me want to get a Silhouette.

Donna said...

This is adorable, Cammie. It's just like I remember too and I can hear the music they used to play from the truck in my head. Love it! Happy Summer!

lisa808 said...

You just brought back the memory of Larry the Ice Cream Man from when I was a child! Adorable card!!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

What? This is beyond cute! LOVE this!!

Victoria H. said...

Fantastic...an ice truck...love it!!!

anya said...

So adorable! Isn't the Silhouette so much fun to use? I like how you added the little treat embellishments to the truck. Very cool! ;)

Carol E said...

I love your truck, thank you so much for sharing.

Melanie said...

Eeeeeeks! Do doo do doo do doo do DOO...! (That's rhe ice cream truck music!) Love!!!

Evelyn vasquez said...

Yummy! how much fun

Sherry Butcher said...

The ice cream Truck! Great job.

Starla said...

Well! Aren't you just the clever one?!! This turned out adorable!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh....how flippin' cute!!! LOVE this!

colleen said...

BEST CARD EVER! I love this idea... so super cute!

Tamika said...

This card is just adorable beyond words! I love it.

Susan said...

I'm screaming for ice cream! Great card Cammie!

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing with us!

Loved the ribbon layering for the lemonade and
the button wheels. Nice touches!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER duper cute!

Glenda J said...

This is so fun! I absolutely love it. Great colours and fabulous details.

Unknown said...

Yummy! The ice cream truck is just my favorite part of summer! Love the fabby card and the little ice cream treats on the side!

Julianne N said...

Gosh thats cute!