August 16, 2014


A former co-worker contacted me recently asking if I would be willing to make a special card for her. She gave me a few parameters to work within: a get well card, ice cream-related, favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate or swirl, must include the words "Good Morning" on it, and it's for a funny man.

I had no rubber stamps with the theme of ice cream, nothing even remotely close. So I turned to my trusty MDS (My Digital Studio).

Even though I have tons and tons of stuff within my MDS arsenal, it is so easy to come up with a certain type of image. By using the search magnifying glass, you just need to type in a key word or words, such as "ice cream". All images, words, embellishments, punches, DSP, that have anything to do with "ice cream" that you have among your personal downloads pop up within the search box, as well as the set in which your choice can be found. By simply clicking on "insert" MDS automatically inserts your choice into the center of your project. From there, you can resize it, flip it, tilt it, color it. Whatever you want to do to make it just right for your project.

It was a lot of fun coming up with a card that worked for what she wanted:

I created the ice cream cone and the "good morning" in MDS, printed them out on white cardstock, then cut them out separately. I popped up the dollop of ice cream, as well as the words "good morning" with Stampin' Dimensionals. The cone was adhered to an oval created from retired DSP. The Cherry Cobbler piece behind the DSP oval is created with the Apothecary Accents Framelits, and then the whole thing is mounted onto another oval made with the Ovals Collection Framelits. A few Basic Pearls added the perfect touch. It says "Get Well Soon" inside the card.

My only regret about this card is that I didn't emboss the white background. I think that would have added a nice touch of whimsy. Unfortunately, I realized this after the card was completely put together. 

Do you ever have just a few clues as to what you want to accomplish in designing/creating a card? What is the first thing you do? Do you immediately know exactly which image, etc., you are going to use? Do you have to go on a major search through your stash? Do you automatically turn to MDS, knowing that for sure you will find just what you need there?



  1. I love your card. One of these days I'm gonna try MDS. I've seen some really cute stuff made with it and seeing how I can link it to my cameo is even better.

  2. Oh goodness...I love how the ice cream cone turned out!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  3. Great card! Hopping here from Adorned from above and following on Bloglovin' Blessings to you and yours!
    Marie @ and

  4. Your cards are just so pretty! You must have a ball putting them all together. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  5. It looks great! That ice cream cone makes for such a sweet little card. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  6. Such a cute card! I think your co-worker should be happy with the card!

  7. Happy Sunday! Hope you're having a FABULOUS weekend--just wanted to swing by and give you a huge "Thank you!" for linking up at Bewitchin Projects last week--and we've already got the party started again today, so be sure to come link up again here:

    ~Cathy Mini~

  8. What a fun card, I love it!! I have just pinned to our Weekends Are Fun Board.

  9. This is such a fun card! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!

    Emily & Erin

  10. Какое аппетитное мороженое! )))) Спасибо за участие в проекте Рукодельное кафе!