Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My cup runs over (with Spumoni ice cream)

Raise your cup and toast today's National Spumoni Day! Growing up my Grandparents opened their home to anyone who was interested in a fun bible study and ice cream social every Tuesday! Their living room would fill up with chairs and people on the floor... After there would be a line to get your two scoops of ice cream in any of the many flavors they kept on hand!

Those were some of my fondest memories! I loved the plastic blue cup he served the ice-cream in. It was this cute lil cup and those sweet times, sigh... I do so miss them!!

Here is my toast to today's celebration and in remembrance of them I created this lil cup out of punches. Our cupcake punch created the ice-cream scoops (Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip papers to honor Spumoni ice cream). Our large. Circle punch 2 3/4" cut in half is the bowl. The bottom of the bowl is the candle from the cupcake punch as its base. And the handle is our 1" circle that I punched and then re punched to create.

With Stampin' Dimensional adhesive it all comes together. Our cool tool is te Crystal Effects. It goes on milky and wet. A lacquer that dries in about 30-50 minutes to stay clear, glossy and 3D!! I love who it makes it more like ice cream goodness!!

The Got Treats stamp set is ideal or this card. I love the Naturals Paper that creates this subtle sprinkled effect.

So raise yourrr cup and toast my amazing grandparents and this fun holiday! Go, get yourself some Spumoni and have a cool day!!


  1. Cute cards and nice memories. I love how you made the ice cream cup out of punches.

    1. Thank you! I wish I had those lil. Blue cups now. Too, love finding new uses for punches.

  2. very cute!!! I hope you will play along with us with our treasure hunt as well, It's going to be fun to see who wins that $150 in stampin up merchandise. Thanks for being a late night stamper!
    Sherrill Graff istmpnv@aol.com

  3. I love this. Very cute and thanks for playing with us at LNS this week.


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