Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Ice Cream Cone Cards

The challenge this week at Bitten By The Bug 2, is to create an Ice Cream Cone card ... and since I don't have the 'Sweet Treats' cartridge, I chose the ice cream cone from 'Stretch Your Imagination'. I just happen to need a masculine birthday card next week!

I am still loving Kraft card stock, and this cute  patterned paper by Jillibean Soup was exactly what I was looking for.  I can't believe I only bought one sheet of it. ONE SHEET? What's with that? Anyhow - I think this turned out cute - and I didn't add any buttons or bling or ribbon. Even though it will be hand delivered, I wanted to keep the embellishments to a minimum. I did use lots of foam tape though! Instead of hemp string, I chose some green/white bakers twine - it adds a bit of colour and brightens the card up a little. As does the off white shadow. The A2 card is made with off white confetti card stock.

Since I was cutting anyhow ... I cut out TWO ice cream cones and two frames. But I wanted to do something different with the 2nd card. Actually, the leftover strip of polka dot card stock wasn't long enough to fill the green frame so I had to get creative.  :-)   Same A2 card made from confetti card stock, but this time I cut apart the green frame and added the long edge to the top and bottom of the leftover polka dotted piece.  This panel was attached to a slightly larger kraft panel, then I wrapped the same green/white bakers twine around where the edges meet. That panel was attached to the card, and the ice cream cone popped up with foam tape.

I used a Sizzix plaid embossing folder for the cone - which is pretty ironic. Only because I really don't work with plaid. Very few plaid patterned papers appeal to me, and I only have this folder because it came in a set of two and I LOVED the one it came with (snowflakes). I have used it lots since I got it - and it surprises me every time how much I like the effect.

The cherry is cut out of red paper with a bit of sparkle to it, and I coloured the stem with a green Copic marker to give it a bit of defination. Edges of the ice cream cone were inked as well.  So - one card for my stash and one for my Dad.  :-)

As for the paper strawberries? Well I tried it and it works, but really? They look WAY better in the catalogue and I am not going to pursue those until I can spend more time on them.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. just want to pick it up- it looks delicious!:-)

  2. Fabulous ice cream cone card, the papers are gorgeous!

  3. Great take on our ice cream cone challenge at BBTB2. Thanks for joining us.

  4. Super yummy! Great pattern paper!

    Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2! DT Member Carri~abusybee

  5. Love the polka dot scoop! Very cute card. Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2.

  6. Just love those colours Karen, the twine is a great addition too :)
    You've won a Paper Smooches prize over on my blog...come and take a look :)
    Jenny x

  7. LOVE the paper you used and how you used it. these are both just yummy! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

  8. Great take on the challenge ! Really cute - thank you for joining us at BBTB2 ! Lori

  9. Love that cherry on top! Thanks for joining us in the challenge at BBTB2 :)

  10. Very nice! It's very masculine looking and lots of fun! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2.


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