Friday, April 24, 2009

Popsicle invitation cards & Sour Cream Party Favors


Orange, Lemon, Lime, & Cherry~YUM!

We had glorious sunshine today! It got up to 80! We went outside, had a picnic lunch & popsicles! Then we hooked up Mt.Tiki Soki! My son's volcano water toy. we had great wet fun! (I don't know what is with that price on Amazon because we bought ours for under $30. Maybe because they aren't being made anymore??)

I turned to my citrus & bright colored papers. These popsicle cards are so CUTE! They can be made into great party invitations for birthdays or pool parties. They also make great cards for children.
I have even made them scratch n sniff on the fruits! (I will put up scratch n sniff instructions later this month.) The kids love the scratch and sniff fruit!

The sour cream container party favors can hold so many different treats! I have made these adorable containers for so many holidays & occasions. They are so easy to make!

I used the Stampin' Up Tart & Tangy #111514 stamp set.
The card stocks are from the Bold Brights collection #105548, as are the inks.
The tags are made with the scalloped punch #109043, ( for Sour cream tags 1 1/4" #104403. & 1 3/8" #104401 circle punches.)
For the popsicles you will also need a corner rounder punch #109047 & a horizontal slot punch #105089
Popsicle stick

For Popsicle cards~
Cut colored cardstock 4" by 5" and score at 2 1/2", fold for card
Cut a piece of whisper white card stock for inside at 2 1'4" by 3 3/4"

Use your scalloped circle punch on upper right card corner by only punching out the corner like a bite mark, sicne the punch will not go through both layers of the card at once, do the front, then close card and line your punch up exactly to the first punch marks and punch the back side out.
Now use your corner rounder punch and do all remaining corners of your card and your white card stock. (except for the bite corner)

Using dotto or a repositionable adhesive, place white card stock inside the card lining up and again using your scalloped circle punch line it up exactly with the punch marks on the colored card stock, then pull your punch out about 1/8 of an inch and punch. This will leave the white "bite mark" sticking out further so it looks like a dreamsicle. Now remove your white card stock.
Using your horizontal slot punch open your card and center your HSpunch in the center of the bottom edge of the back of the card. Slide punch in all the way and punch, pull back just a bit (about a 1/4" below first punch) and punch a second time. You should now have 2 slots punched out for your popsicle stick to slide into. After sliding your popsicle stick in, add 4 dimensionals to your white card stock and adhere over the popsicle stick.

Punch out a stamped Tart & Tangy image with your scalloped circle punch and adhere to the front of your card with a dimensional. Tie a piece of ribbon to your stick!

Have a POPSICLE day! We did!


Go Canucks Go said...

Ahhh scratch n sniff *sniff* brings back memories lol. Can't wait to see those instructions. I love these invitations! They totally make me wish it were summer.

LINDA said...

These are so cute..
Hugs, Linda

Dawn Griffith said...

OH my goodness you ROCK girlfriend :)
Dawn Griffith

Donna said...

These are AMAZING...what a cute idea.