Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Sweets to the Sweet

We're rockin' the *SWEETNESS* this fortnight at Shopping Our Stash either literally or figuratively. For "You're So Sweet" you can make a project that includes sweet kiddos, cute pets, adorable baby sentiments etc; OR sweet treats like candy or cupcakes. Guess which I chose, lol?

Here's a little backstory: My friend (& Eyelet Outlet chief) Suzanne Marchesano's mom, Irene Pond, turned ninety a couple of weeks ago. Her kids had been planning a big celebration, naturally, but then this whole fun CoVid19 thing happened instead, and Mrs. Pond's adult community went into lockdown. So Suzanne hit upon the idea of the card-equivalent of a surprise party, and put a call out to papercrafters via FaceBook in hopes of getting *90* greetings sent to her mom. But, nope, that didn't happen. Apparently, Mrs. P. received over 150 cards from all over the country! The local paper even wrote a little feature! This is the sort of story I love to hear, and it confirms my belief that crafters are some of the kindest people in the world. 

Of course I wanted to participate, so I texted Suzanne for a few "hints" to personalize my card. It turned out that Mrs. P. and I share a deep and abiding love for frozen desserts, and as soon as I heard that, I knew I wanted to make a big card with a Nancy Standlee-style collaged ice cream cone. This is a great SOS project, because all of my papers were scraps. The cone is made of paper strips and some fun Eyelet Outlet Tapes. The strawberries are a discontinued brad style that I still love. I finished off with Round Sequin sprinkles and a scatter of tiny Star Sequins in the background.

Be sure to check out the sweet treats from the SOS design team, they are sure to inspire you as much as they inspire me! ♥


  1. What an adorable icecream card, and that's awesome she received so many cards. I love the composition of the "icecream" the strawberry brads and the sequins acceent it so nicely. super card

  2. Ohhhhhh this is sooooo sweet!!
    Love that Mrs.P got so many cards for her special birthday!
    Yours is just delicious!!

  3. This is fantastic! You still hold your crown as the Collage Queen! Beautifully done, Lauren!

  4. Lauren, only YOU can make an ice cream cone, made out of scraps, look delicious!!!!
    I join Chana in saying that you, my dear, are the Queen of Collage.


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