Friday 20 January 2017

Just Add Ink #343 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back for our first Just Add Ink challenge for 2017. I must admit to being excited to be back creating amongst this group of very lovely and amazingly talented ladies again! 
We always like to start off the year with a Blog Hop to showcase the first challenge of the year. This year, Nikki has suggested a fun and exciting theme to kick things off by suggesting we all "Just Add a Pop-up or Interactive" element to our projects. 

So we are starting off the year with a celebration of crafty goodness and inspiration and hope that you will join in the challenge with us and create your own Pop Up or Interactive card.
You can begin the blog hop here on my blog or at any of the design team members blog posts. Just follow the hop by clicking on the Next button at the bottom of all the design team posts. Or you can start at the beginning by clicking Here or on the challenge banner above.

If you are happily hopping along you will have arrived here from Chantell's blog and her amazing venetian blind card.

For my project, I have a Surprise Slider card using the new Cool Treats Bundle for my oldest Niece whose birthday is not far away :-)

You can see there is a tab at the top of the card and pulling this up is the mechanism for the slider to reveal 6 scoops of ice cream :-)

The slider mechanism was easy to create using my paper cutter to cut a slot behind the ice cream scoops. I used some tap washers with Dimensionals inside to run up and down the "track". Ideally, the top layer would be larger to easily hide the underneath layers but in this case I had to be a little creative, lol. Therefore the top layer of scoops is only able to be adhered under the cone so as to hide the surprise scoops. I used a tutorial by Jennifer McGuire for inspiration that you can see here.

If you look closely, you can see the track behind the scoops in the photo above. For durability, I used the Thick White card stock for both the card front layer and the Pull Tab as it is strong enough to keep it's shape and hold up under the weight of the washers too. 
An added layer of Pool Party behind the silver 6 allows for a touch of colour to peek through as well as extra height :-)

This stamp set is so cute and fun and I am in love with the sweet Sprinkles Embellishments - perfect for a Shaker card or sprinkled on top of a project too :-) 

Thanks for stopping by today and I am sure you will have fun hopping around to all our talented Just Add Ink team members.
 Next you are off to visit the lovely Shona and her wonderful project which I know you will love. 
 If you get lost along the way, just click on the challenge Banner at the top of any design team member's post to take you to the full list of names. Enjoy!

Card stock: Whisper White (Thick), Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Watermelon Wonder, Silver Glimmer.
Designer Series Paper: Tasty Treats Specialty
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Chocolate Chip, White Craft
Stamps: Cool Treats
Accessories: Big shot, Frozen Treats Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Sprinkles Embellishments, Project Life Corner Rounder, Subtles Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Fast Fuse
Non SU: Tap Washers (Bunnings)

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Fabulous Jan - I love your sliding ice cream. I'm going to try this one for sure! Kelly x

  2. Now that's a brilliant ice cream, Jan :D Such a fun idea card & beautifully executed with the pops of colour & glitter. Now I wish I'd gotten Cool Treats :)
    Hugs, Di

  3. What a fun card Jan, perfect for a child's birthday, what a little surprise they will get pulling on the tab!Very clever indeed.

  4. This is utterly adorable, Jan! I think this will hands-down be the coolest card your niece receives for her birthday. x

  5. What a cool idea (pun intended ;) Jan! Love the idea of making the ice cream even bigger and I'll bet it will be a hit with your niece too. You did an awesome job of lining your scoops up so the extra ones are a surprise. xxx

  6. Great birthday card, Jan. Your niece will love it, & she won't stop playing with it. Such a celebratory, fun, interactive card. - Katerina

  7. LOVE IT! This is fab Jan, the slider element is just perfect with this set and l'm loving the details. Cannot wait to use my sprinkles now...Definitely a case card lovely!xx

  8. Oh WOW! What a fabulous idea Jan!! SO cool and so fun! What kid wouldn't love a card like this!! Making me wish I had gotten this set just to do this! Rochelle xo

  9. Haaa fun! Sweet colours and sweet theme. Will be loved and enjoyed. I love the funky embellishments. Chantell x x

  10. LOL, that is such a cool card! How very clever.

  11. Oh wow, this is very cool, Jan. Six whole scoops of ice cream for a 6 year old? Perfect! I love all the pretty colours and the bling you've added. This is a gorgeous suite no doubt. xxx

  12. Fun slider card. Who wouldn't want double the amount of scoops of ice-cream!

  13. What a fun card and what a treat to get double the ice-cream! I'm sure your niece will love this!

  14. Awesome idea! I need to find slider directions!

  15. Adorable card. Love the fun slider idea.