Thursday, 29 July 2021

Ice Cream stack for Stampin' Creative Global Blog Hop

Stampin' Creative Global Blog Hop


Thanks for stopping by my blog today. If you've come from another blog on the hop, welcome! I'm Tina Hewett from Adelaide Australia.

The theme for this month's hop is Summer Dreams. As we are freezing in the middle of winter here in Australia, we are dreaming of warmer weather.

Here is my card:

Sweet Ice Cream card

Here are the measurements for the card:

Thick Basic White card base: A5 (14.8cm x 21cm) scored and folded to 14.8cm x 10.5cm
Granny Apple Green: 14.3cm x 10cm
Daffodil Delight: 12.3cm x 8cm
Basic White: 11.8cm x 7.5cm
DSP: scrap to punch out the cone
Watercolour paper: 5" x 3-1/2"


  1. Emboss the Granny Apple Green panel with the Painted Textures 3D embossing folder and adhere to the card front.
  2. On an acrylic block (block E), tap a Daffodil Delight stamp pad to the top third of the block, oriented in portrait. Then tap a Pumpkin Pie stamp pad to the middle third, and a Granny Apple Green stamp pad on the bottom third, with the colours next to each other and not overlapping. 
  3. Spritz the block with water and place face down onto watercolour paper. Let it sit for a few seconds to allow the ink to absorb into the paper. Remove and let dry or use a heat tool to speed up the process. 
  4. Punch out 3 ice cream shapes from the watercoloured paper using the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch. Stamp the sprinkles image in Pumpkin Pie ink over the punched shapes.
  5. Stamp the greeting in Granny Apple Green ink in the bottom right corner of the white panel in portrait orientation. Adhere to the Daffodil Delight mat and to the card front.
  6. Punch the cone shape out of DSP (Designer Series Paper) and glue near the bottom of the focal panel. Arrange the 3 ice cream tops and glue one flat and the others raised on Dimensionals. Add a few sequins for bling.

 Thanks for visiting. To continue on the hop, here is the list

Happy stamping,


PS. Here are the supplies I used.

Product List

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Aussie Christmas in July for Stamping With Friends Blog Hop



Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

It's time for another blog hop, this time I'm hopping with the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop, and our theme this month is a sneak peek at the new mini catalogue that comes into effect on August 3. If you've come from Donna's blog, welcome! If you get lost on the hop, I've included a list below.

As the catalogue is mainly Christmas focused, I decided to make a card that is more Aussie flavoured - we don't get snow at Christmas as our summer season is December - February. We do have evergreen trees and our gum trees are more of an olive green colour, so I've incorporated those into my card.

Christmas Season bundle card

This is actually an easy card to make, the stamps and dies add all the detail.

For the background I used the layered Christmas Pinecone dies to die cut one from Old Olive cardstock and the overlay from Mossy Meadow cardstock, and adhered them to the Cherry Cobbler card base.

I stamped the leaves in Old olive and Mossy Meadow ink (stamped off first to give a lighter shade) on Very Vanilla cardstock and die cut them with the matching dies. I stamped the 2-stem pine cones in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and die cut with the matching dies. 

The label is one of the labels in the Christmas Season bundle, which I also cut from Very Vanilla cardstock. The sentiment comes from another new set, the Happy Holly-Days stamp set, and I stamped that in Cherry Cobbler ink. The ribbon is the new Cherry Cobbler & Gold ribbon, and I finished off with a couple of Matte Decorative Dots.

To continue on the hop, click the image below to go to Deb's blog.

Here is the list of everyone on the hop:

Linda Moore
Caron Bailey
Libby Fens
Jo Blackman
Karen Egan
Tricia Butts
Polly Crouch
Sarah Bullen
Tracie St-Louis
Nancy Reynolds
Betty Bickford
Donna Schness
Tina Hewett (me!)
Deb Smeak
Mary Knabe

Happy hopping!


Sunday, 4 July 2021

Sweet Icecream Slimline Card for the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop

Stamping with Friends blog hop

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I've joined another blog hop group, and this month we are focusing on Slimline cards.

If you've come from Michelle Hollings' blog, welcome! If you get lost on the blog hop, I've included a list below of everyone who is participating.

I decided to use the Sweet Icecream stamp set for my card.

Sweet Ice Cream card by Tina Hewett

As I am in Australia we use A4 cardstock, and I found out that a slimline card base to fit a DL envelope is 21cm x 19.8cm, scored in half to 21cm x 9.9cm. 

The card base is Thick Basic White. I cut a panel of Basic White to 19.2cm x 8.2cm, and a panel of Cinnamon Cider to 19.5cm x 8.5cm, giving a very narrow border around the white piece. 

I thought a beach background would be suitable for the ice creams and I had originally thought to have 3 horizontal stripes in different colours to represent sand, sea and sky. I ended up with something different to my original idea, and I'm happy with how it turned out. I created a mask with copy paper, tearing along one edge and placing that near the bottom of the panel. I used one of the Blending Brushes to apply Sahara Sand ink to the bottom portion, over the torn edge of the paper to give an idea of the shoreline. I then used a straight piece of copy paper to create the horizon, first to blend Balmy Blue ink to the top part, and then turning the piece around and carefully brushing on Bermuda Bay ink to the space in between. To add a look of texture to the sand I stamped the dotty image in the stamp set in Sahara Sand ink over the brushed area.

The ice creams are stamped onto scraps of Basic White card stock and punched out with the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch. The tops are Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo and Pale Papaya. The cones are Cinnamon Cider (stamped off first to give a lighter shade). The lines on the cones are stamped with Cinnamon Cider (full strength) and the sprinkles on the ice creams are also stamped with Cinnamon Cider ink. I then stamped the greeting in Cinnamon Cider ink near the bottom corner of the panel.

The inked panel is then adhered to the Cinnamon Cider panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then adhered to the card front. I popped the ice creams and cones up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

To continue on the hop, head on over to Betty Bickford's blog by clicking the button:

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If you get lost, here's the list of everyone on the hop today:

Linda Moore

Karen Egan

Libby Fens

Tricia Butts

Michelle Hollings

Tina Hewett (me!)

Betty Bickford

Tracie St-Louis

Donna Schnees
Mary Knabe

Have fun on the blog hop! 

Happy Stamping,


If you would like to make my card and need supplies, here are the supplies I used. Click on any image to go to my online shop.

Product List
Sweet Ice Cream Photopolymer Stamp Set
Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch
Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin' Pad
Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic White A4 Thick Cardstock
Basic White A4 Cardstock
Cinnamon Cider A4 Cardstock
Blending Brushes
Stampin' Dimensionals
Multipurpose Liquid Glue