Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Hello Crafters!
It's Kelly here and today I'm sharing a fun way to use the ice cream cone die cut in our Sending Sunshine Card kit.


I had this idea in my head and it literally would not let me make anything else. I couldn't get passed it! I think it was so persistent because it knew it was going to be so dang cute :)

I started by die cutting all of the ice cream cones out of a white cardstock panel. Once that was done I covered the back of the panel with tape and fit the outlines back in. The inside pieces were colored with distress inks and a blender applicator. I added some sprinkles with some gel pens to bring in more pink. The "chocolate" cones have white sprinkles which you can't see at all in the photo. bummer. :/  I created my own sentiment by combining different stamps sets which I stamped on a circle die. I added a bit of vellum behind it and more pink gel pen as an accent.

When die cutting intricate dies I leave the pieces on my cutting board and stick them together with washi tape like this

If your pieces stick inside your die you can place the tape over the back and poke them onto it through the die holes. Make sense?

Did you see we are doing a Guest Design call for July? You have until Friday June 5th to apply. We can't wait to see what you've got :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Coffee First
Sending Sunshine Card Kit


  1. Kelly's card is amazing! I love how she always brings the images to life with her coloring and designs...Love it!

  2. super cute card, I luv the ice cream stamps...darlin. hope you have a wonderful week!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  3. It's raining ice cream cones! Doesn't get any better than that.

  4. What a terrific card. You created some great dimension with your inks. Wow! Thanks for sharing the tips on how you created this!