Monday, June 22, 2009

How to Make an Ice Cream Cone… and a Real Stamp Camp Hit!

This one really caught me off guard… I was struggling NOT to put ribbon on the card for a certain stamper camper who will remained un-named, but you know who you are… and decided to stick an extra ‘embellishment’ in the lower right corner of the card.  EVERYONE raved about this simple, quick and cute card.  I think they all ran home to make a dozen more.. so if you get one in the mail in the next week or so, you’ll know they may have been at my camp this past Saturday!


The top layer of Vanilla Ice Cream is sponged along the edges with pretty in pink classic ink using a sponge dauber… and although most layers are glued to the whisper white cardstock base, the very top (beneath the cherry) is attached with a stampin’ dimensional dot… making the whole thing ‘pop’ in person.

To make 8 ice cream cones at once…

  • Cut Kraft Card Stock 3 1/4” x 4 1/4”
  • ink up your Sanded Background Stamp with Sahara Sand Ink, an stamp the Kraft Card Stock
  • Now put the corners of the card stock in the channels of your paper trimmer and cut on the diagonal.
  • I held the two pieces together, and rotated to cut on the opposite diagonal too… putting the points in the channel of the paper trimmer again.  At this point you will have 4 weirdly shaped triangles…
  • Put the longest point of the triangle in the channel of your paper trimmer, with the flat edge butted along the top of the paper trimmer… and cut all 4 triangles in half.
  • You’ll have 8 equal sized ice cream cones!  NOTE:  the top of the cone is slanted, but it is covered by the ice cream.. so don’t worry about your ice cream falling out!


Kraft Card Stock Base:  5 1/2” x 8 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”

Pretty In Pink Card Stock:  5 1/4” x 4”

Chocolate Chip Mat:  2 1/2” x 4 1/2”

Pretty in Pink Mat:  2 1/4” x 4 1/4”

Whisper White Mat:  2” x 4”

1 scallop circle punch each:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip

3 Scallop Oval Punches:  2 Chocolate Chip, 1 Whisper White

Assemble the ice cream sandwich layers (scallop oval punches) before attaching to card with stampin’ dimensionals.

Let’s Celebrate was borrowed from the “On Your Birthday” stamp set, and stamped in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink.

The tiny cherry was borrowed from the “On a Pedestal” stamp set and stamped with Rose Red Classic Ink.

Hope  you enjoy it as much as my stamper campers did!  See you tomorrow!



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Aimee said...

You kill me with your adorable ideas!!! This card is just too stinkin' cute! :)

nuts4stampin said...