Monday, July 15, 2013

5 Cents A Glass

Today is the 15th of July, which means it's time for the Dueling Darlings to present this month's projects.

Our hostesses this month were Deb for the Dazzlers and Barb for the Divas and they had a GREAT theme for the duel...

Cool Creations

Deb sent the Dazzlers a FUN kit!

DP & Ribbon:  Ice Cream Parlor by Stampin' Up!
Image:  Good Ol' Summertime by Stampin' Up!
Paper Straw: A Muse
Buttons & Flowers: SU! and Michael's or Joanns
Craftworkcards Candi – pink dots
As soon as I saw the kit, the thing that stood out to me was the paper straw. (I know, kinda silly that it's the thing I was most drawn to, but it was.) So my creative juices started there.
Here's the front of my card:
Yes, the straw and the cheerful yellow of the flower made me think of lemonade... so I created a glass of lemonade by freestyle cutting a piece of soft yellow cardstock and an overlay of vellum into the shape of a glass.
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Okay, here are some more pictures of my card...

The cute image that Deb sent is actually inside my card.
Here's the inside:
This card was such fun to make!
Another part of the challenge was to share what our favorite summertime cool treat is. hmmmm............. Chocolate Marshmallow Shakes from J & L Ice Cream in Cisne, Illinois! Oh my! Delicious!!! And it's a mere 20-minute drive from my house.
Now, before we head over to the other Dueling Darling blogs to see what they've made, here's a little more lemon humor for you...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you'll check out the other Dueling Darling blogs, too. They would love to have you stop by for a visit!


In addition to the kit items, I used the following items to create my card:
Cardstock: Recollections Black, Stampin' UP! Crushed Curry and scraps from my scrap file
Specialty Paper: Stampin' UP! Vellum



  1. Yummy!! That glass of lemonade looks SO REAL!!!!!!!!! Awesome card!

  2. Oh my! I love your glass! The vellum really makes it! How creative my friend! Great lemon humor too :)

  3. Love your little glass of lemonade!! SO pretty and very tasty looking! Great way to use the straw too.

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this...I love that you were drawn to the straw. You made an awesome card with it and really rocked this challenge. I love the inside as well as the outside...and love that we duel together ♥..This card is perfect and the humor....BONUS....

  5. Look at you clever one! That is a great idea. I too noticed the straw in Deb's post. :)

    Very cute card!!!

  6. Jeanette-your card is too cute--and so darn creative!

    I love how you made the glass of lemonade and then used the image that Debbie send on the inside of your card! Great colors too--that glass looks so real!

    Thanks for the awesome creation this month--and keep eating ice cream!

  7. Wonderful card Jeanette (when do you ever make anything other than wonderful?) and I love the lemon jokes.

  8. WOW! Super creative!!! That lemonade and straw look soooooo real!!! How cool!!!! And love you how put the image on the inside too. Very nice.

  9. How great is this card??!! Pretty great I'd say!! The vellum really makes it look like a glass! I love how you layer with black.

    The image on the inside is a nice way to finish it off! I am so glad that you are a Darling!

  10. I have always intended on making one of these- and never have- LOVE this fun fun card!!!

  11. Omg how funny with the Melon-quote! Such a pretty card with an inside also - love that. And super adorable image.

  12. Love the glass of lemonade on the front and how you used the image on the inside!! Very clever!

    Great card again this month!!

  13. Fun times!! What a creative and adorable card to create the cup around the straw! Brilliant! This just screams summer with all it's color and fun. But I'm diggin' all the lemon signs on your post most of all, lol!


  14. Your a genius! Love the glass of lemonade and using the image on the inside! The straws were my fave...had to include them. The flower at the bottom of the glass is just perfect for the front of the card.

  15. OH MY!!! U sure DO think out of DA box my sweet friend!
    This card is DA bomb are soooooo clever and soooo creative.....thank you for such inspiration!LOVE IT!!♥