Saturday, July 8, 2023

Share A Milkshake Canopy and Pop Up Wave Birthday Card

My grandson turned 1 year old on the 4th of July, and I wanted an extra special card for my favorite little firecracker! I combined a couple fun fold card designs to create this ice cream themed card for him. The front of the card features a "canopy" element with a circle window that allows the ice cream sundae with hot fudge to show through. I saw the idea here: 🔴 6" x 6" Double Display Pop- Up Canopy Card| Livestream - YouTube. I modified the idea to go on the front of my card and only used one canopy (this card is already ridiculously thick already due to the pop up wave mechanism on the inside, but thankfully I hand delivered it, so I didn't need to worry about it going through the mail). I learned my lesson from a similar card I made recently where elements of the card front weren't quite lined up exactly, so this time I adhered the stamped and die cut ice cream elements to a piece of pattern paper BEFORE I adhered that to the card base. Then I added my canopy panel with a die cut circle to display the ice cream. Finally, I added some sequins and other metallic embellishments as well as the stamped and fussy cut sentiment: "For a very happy birthday." The stamp is from Stampin' Up's Beautifully Happy retired stamp set. Apart from the letters to create my grandson's name on the back of the card, the other stamps and dies used on the card are from Stampin' Up's Share a Milkshake stamp and die sets. If you don't have a SU! demonstrator and would like to purchase these stamps and dies, scroll down to where I've included links to my friend Debbie Mageed's SU! online store. 

Card front:

Side view showing the "canopy" frame on the front of the card:

For the inside of the card, I followed Sam Calcott's instructions for a pop up wave card and used a cut file graciously provided by Sabine Harris in the Silhouette Card Making & Papercrafting FB group I'm part of. Sabine took Sam's measurements to create the cut file I used for the tiers you'll see inside the card. You don't need an electronic cutting machine to create this card though. Here's a look at Sam's video where she shows the measurements and explains how to assemble the card: Have you seen this Pop-Up 'Stadium" Wave Card! | WOW!!! 🤩 - YouTube

In keeping with the ice cream theme on the front of the card, I created 7 waffle cones with different "flavors" of ice cream to adhere to the tiers of white card stock that create the wave effect. The center waffle cone also has whipped cream and a cherry to go with the "You're the cherry on top" sentiment I adhered onto the bottom right side of the card. I also stamped and fussy cut the "Celebrate" sentiment and popped it up using foam tape. All the stamps and dies on the inside of the card come from the Stampin' Up Share A Milkshake stamp and die sets. 

Top view:

For the back of the card, I created another waffle cone with three scoops of ice cream, some whipped cream, a spoon, and a cherry on top. The Share A Milkshake set comes with 3 sizes of heart dies, so I die cut a few of them to decorate the back of the card. I also added the "Life is sweeter with you" sentiment on foam tap and then die cut the letters for my grandson's name using Lawn Fawn's Oliver's alphabet dies and different colors of cardstock scraps. Life is definitely sweeter with Sawyer in it! My husband and I feel so blessed to be grandparents!

If you'd like to order the Share A Milkshake stamps and/or dies, the links below will take you to my friend Debbie Mageed's SU! online store where you can purchase them: 

Share a Milkshake Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! (

 Challenges I'm entering: 

Creative Creases Challenge Archives - Secrets to Stamping ( ATG with a fun fold

The Diva's that cut ....paper! ( Birthday + a die cut (2/4; ends at the end of the month)

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge -1st to the 25th every month: Food or Drink (2/5; ends at the end of the month)

Colorful Options: Red, white, and blue or rainbow (I chose rainbow colors for my ice cream scoops) (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)

Monthly Mood Board | Turtles Gone Wrong? ( Moodboard features a graphic about ice cream (3/3; ends at the end of the month)

Cardz 4 Galz: More than 1 fold (3/3; ends 7/11/23)

Through The Purple Haze Challenges: ATG (2/3; ends at the end of the month)

Crafty Catz ( ATG with option of more than one fold (2/3; ends 7/14/23)

Crafty Calendar Challenge: ATG (3/3; ends at the end of the month)

613 Avenue Create ( ATG (4/8; ends at the end of the month) Top Rocker July 2-8

A Place To Start ( ATG (ends at the end of the month)

Dream Valley Challenges: Use dies and/or punches (2/3; ends 7/22/23)

Inspiration Station ( Inspiration photo: The beachball is so colorful, and my ice cream scoops are also in a variety of colors (2/8; ends at the end of the month) Moodboard: the first photo is of an ice cream cone (2/5; ends 7/10/23)

The Paper Funday Challenges: ATG (2/6; ends at the end of the month)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (2/5 for the week; 2/10 for the challenge; ends 7/19/23)

We Love Stamping: Fabulous Florals or ATG (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

Stamping Sensations: Summer Flowers or ATG (1/3; ends at the end of the month)


  1. What a fun and colourful summer card for your Grandson Carrie, I'm sure he loved it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges.

    B x

    1. Thanks, Brenda! And thank you so much for your kind email.

  2. I love the name Sawyer and I'm glad you made such a wonderful, fun card for him. Have a blessed Sunday (oh, I should have put that comment on the other card, lol!) I always appreciate your cards being entered at Creative Creases.
    Karen, DT

  3. What an interesting card-very cool! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  4. Such a cute cute ice cream card! Thanks for playing along with the Not 2 Shabby Challenge!

  5. Apparently the versatility of this fun fold makes it even more fun to make! I love the bundle you used, which I don't have. You might be changing my mind!! LOL Thank you for playing with Creative Creases Challenge, and I hope you can join us again soon. We really appreciate your support!
    Debbie, DT
    Secrets To Stamping

    1. Thanks, Debbie! And I love the Share A Milkshake bundle! The way they included a soda glass, a waffle cone, and a sundae dish makes it so much fun to play with!

  6. Goodness me what a fabulous card must have taken forever to make but the result was well worth it and I'm sure it will be much appreciated by your little "firecracker" Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at Colorful Options.


  7. Es una tarjeta preciosa!
    Gracias por unirte a The Corrosive Challenge (DT)

  8. Love your card fold. Very unique. Interesting effects with the ice cream cones. Thank you for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  9. Wow Carrie, this is a fabulous card and I always enjoy your fancy fold inspiration. Thanks for supporting us at the Inspiration Station Challenge. We hope you'll share again soon.
    Donna xx
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
    Paper Funday Challenge
    Inspiration Station Challenge

  10. YUM YUM on these deliciously fabulous cards, Carrie. I love this set and I actually just recently purchased it. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Word Art Wednesday. It's always such a treat to have you play along.
    By the way, if you're up for a short blog hop, you can WIN some fab prizes at

    1. Thank you so much, Karen! And thanks for the link to the blog hop!

  11. FAbulous card - you can see so much effort has gone into the making of it! Wonderful ice-creams you've created as well. Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge, Sarah - DT.

  12. Carrie, these wave cards are amazing, to say the least. Thank you for joining the Creative Creases Challenge #61. Hope to see you again soon.

    1. Rae, they are fun to make and can be for any occasion! I want to try one with flowers at some point.

  13. WOW, wonderful card. Who doesn't like ice cream? So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for the Birthday challenge.

    1. Thanks, Arlene! This was a fun one to make!