Thursday, June 18, 2009

Our First New Design...Watermelon Buddy!!

Watermelon Buddy is the first of our new designs!! What better way to cool off during the hot summer than with an ice cold slice of watermelon? Mmmmm...



I was able to find some watermelon candy and made this little favor. Want a pattern? Click here. There are two pattern pieces...one piece for the backing and one piece for a little watermelon-shaped notecard on top. You'll also need to cut a piece of coordinating paper to cover the front flap of the card, as shown below:



On the backing piece...score along the dotted line and fold over to form a 1/4" tab. Place double stick tape along this tab. Also, fold the watermelon card in half (make sure the printed side of the paper is on the inside...that's where you'll be able to write your note). Match the fold of the card to the top of the backing piece and attach. Next, stamp the sentiment "Sending You Watermelon Smiles" onto the coordinating paper and glue it onto the front flap of the card:



I filled a 3" x 4" plastic bag with the watermelon candy and taped it to the backing piece to keep it from moving around:


Fold the back flap of the card over your bag of candy...center a 4" piece of ribbon...and staple all the layers together:



Punch a 1/8" hole into the front flap of the card...this is where you'll thread the ribbon to tie the card closed. Then just decorate with little Buddy!!!



Giveaway time!!! To win these two new stamps...just leave me a comment by midnight tomorrow, June 19 (Hawaii time). I'll announce the winner on Saturday, June 20...so, remember to check back to see if you won because I'll need to get your address!! Besides watermelon...tell me your favorite way to cool off during the hot, hot summer (It's already starting to be the hottest summer in recent memory here in Hawaii!!!). When I was young, my aunt would mix strawberry syrup, water and evaporated milk...then freeze it in ice cube trays while we went out to play. By the time we came back in the house it would be frozen and ready for us to eat!!! Yumm!!! Looking forward to your comments...stay cool!!!

46 comments:

Laura said...

That's so cute! I love shave ice - can't get any good kine here in Seattle, but eat it every day I go 'home'!

Fay said...

Ooh, Buddy is so cute with the watermelon! I love shave ice or icee when it's really hot outside (OK, even when it's not hot!) :D

tenn said...

Hey there! This monkey stamp is so adorable, the best way to cool off is to pull out the inflatable pools and have the kids swim in the yard! Eventually one of them will splash me :)

Berenice said...

Super cute designs!
I love ice-cream! Thank you for the chance :)

sorbet said...

Hi Jean,

Such a cute cute favor as always. This reminds me of my favorite summer treat, strawberry shave ice with sweet azuki beans inside it and strawberry goodie goodie.

I rushed down to J's and got some of your newest stamps, so cute and your sentiments with "Jean FONT style" is the cutest that everyone comments.

nbells said...

This stamp is adorable! On a really hot day, we like to take the kiddies to eat shave ice at Waiola. :0)

Happy Stamper said...

Jean, more cute designs from you! you keep me amazed at your creativity! and my grandfather made the shave ice the same way as your aunt. so yummy! thanks for a chance to win.

Dianne said...

he is so cute and very cool way to start the summer with. looking forward to all the other new designs :) homemade lemonade slushy um um good

Jan said...

Now to keep cool I eat slushie floats from Sam's club. The stamp is too cute!

Cassie said...

I love Buddy, he's so cute. I discovered banana slurpee at 7-11. It's delicious and so refreshing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean: Watermelon Buddy is so adorable! Hea, eating shaved ice is a favorite way to keep cool!
Thanks for your favor idea. Dori

Ekg said...

Buddy is soo cute. Fresh strawberry milk shakes from Sno Cap in Sisters. I can't wait to see the rest of the new stamps. Mahalo.

Jenny said...

Hi Jean,
Love these new stamps! Keep up the cute work!!! Shave Ice or slush float is my favorite. Oh yah- blizzard too.. too much to choose from.
Jenny
crazyforpaper.blogspot.com

kobeo said...

So very cool and refreshing...reminds me of a yummy vanilla shave ice with ice cream at the bottom of the cup. Thanks for offering this summer treat!

Cami said...

This is cute, Jean! I also love all the gift bags and boxes you come up with...so creative! These stamps are so cute...think Lianne brought in a lot of new ones so gotta go check them out. Great job, every time! Hugs, Cami

Lori said...

Buddy is really cute with this watermelon...great for those summer months! When it's hot outside shave ice is a good way to cool down...especially from Matsumoto's--what a long journey!

Thanks for the cute ideas!

Saskia said...

Lovely, cute stamps!!!

Don't need to cool down so often, here in Belgium! :) But I love some fresh cool mint thea!! And a fresh shower before going to sleep!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

joni h said...

Hit the beach! What a cute summer stamp! Thanks for the tutorial on your bag. It's a perfect match with the stamp.

chris said...

He is so cute! = ) Similar to your comment, when I was a kid my Mom would freeze apple juice in ice trays and freeze grapes so we could eat those to cool off.

CM2 said...

Another super bag design to add to your lengthy creative list! Thanks for the share and the opportunity to win that suuuuuupppppppeeeerrrrr cute stamp! ^o^ CM2

Angie said...

So adorable! I love the idea of watermelon to cool off, only I'm not too big a fan of watermelon. I like to cool off with a tall glass of lemonade!!!

Marlo said...

Buddy with the watermelon is so cute! I can't wait to see the new designs!
Strawaberry/pineapple shave ice is definitely my first choice but I'm not picky.. guri guri, icee, slurpee or even a tall glass of iced tea. Thanks for the chance to win!

Nita said...

I love the little monkey! We always have homemade ice cream.

Cathy Y. said...

Buddy is really cute and love your favor design! We like to eat shave ice or icee to cool off!

Lisa Mala6 said...

Love the monkey. What a great little buddy.... Love your site and the chance to win is even better. :)

Carole said...

Watermelon Buddy is soooo cute and I'm always looking for little party favors for my 5 young nieces. Best way to cool off: skim milk with lots of ice cubes!

Yo Glenn said...

Cute new stamp. Our favorite way to cool off during the summers when we were young was to make homemade ice cream, the old fashion way with the crank - thank goodness for the new electrical ones now.

Michele said...

Jean...these new stamps are just adorable, and the favor is just too cute. Stand Up Paddling (SUP)is how I keep cool in the summer. Have a great weekend, and I'm looking forward to some SUP time this weekend.

Charlene said...

Just looking at your watermelon treat bag makes me feel cooler. I like to cool off by going out to air-conditioned stores!! Love spending time at WalMart to keep cool. Can't wait to see all your new stamps!!!
Charlene

Sheri said...

Ooohhh...Watermelon Buddy is so cute!!! Can't wait to see your other new designs! Thanks for the opportunity. =)

Cheryl said...

Haha! I just posted these 2 stamps on my blog and saw you used the same 2 stamps! Thanks for another great idea.

Anonymous said...

Cute stamps. When we were young my mom would make ice cakes using the Malolo syrup with a li hing mui on the bottom....oh so ono. That's how we kept cool.

val a.

Shari said...

Thanks Jean for an awesome project! It's so cute and perfect for the summer.

My favorite memory of cooling off during the hot summer was when my uncle would treat us to Waiola Shave Ice and get me a strawberry shave ice w/ azuki beans & ice cream!

Kris said...

Love the new stamps! especially the Monkey!!! Here on Maui, Guri Guri is a GREAT summer treat... (everyday in fact)... Happy Crafting everyone!

Liann said...

well i miss shave ice from HI but kakikori from Japan comes close. I will make some this summer with my HK shave ice machine and some syrup from Japan. I love your monkey stamp too cute...TFS

naya said...

What a cute idea. This was the stamp that caught my attention of all the new stamps - he's so cute.
Haven't had those "ice cakes" in years. We used to eat those a lot in the good old days.

Barboo said...

That is the cutest project. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

My memories of summer are playing in the yard with my brother under the sprinkler and hearing the Ice Cream Truck coming. His name was Uncle Charlie. Every night at 5:30

Barboo

Janet S said...

I love this cute candy holder. The monkey stamp with the watermelon is adorable! The first thing that came to my mind to cool off in the summer is the cool water misters at our zoo here in Detroit. They have them at Cedar Point, too. I love standing in the cool mist when the temperature soars. AHHHHHH! Thanks for the chance to win another great set of stamps.

Ethan Mashimo said...

stay cool? stay inside and stamp with dandelion stamps!! =)

tina

Anonymous said...

These are so cute and your ideas really make it easy to share. I like to go to the movies or stay on the bus when it gets really hot. Ice cakes are a great idea.

Thanks again..

Denise said...

Very cute!!

jennyv said...

Hi Jean! Love these new stamps it's so cute! Keep up the hard work. I love gelato it is my favorite treat to eat and I can't get enough of it esp it's been so hot. My school use to sell that treat you and your aunt would make. It's yummy!

Jenny V.

Enjoli said...

Omg! Super cute bag and super cute Watermelon Buddy! =)

Anonymous said...

More designs to love! Yay! Growing up, my mother would make avocado milk pops. Avocado was mashed, sugar and milk added and poured into cellophane pop bags that were bought (I no longer see them in stores) and frozen. I use snack sized bags now. Just like melona, but avocado.

Gzelda

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Oh my, such a cute card, the stamps are adorable!

kinderdoodle said...

I love the new stamp and thanks for the pattern and tutorial on how to make it. I like to cool off with a dish of pineapple sherbet, or a cool glass of sweet iced tea.
Linda