Friday, July 10, 2009

Ice Cream Anyone?

This is the secret project that I was working on a couple of weeks ago. I was asked by a friend to make some favors for her daughter's engagement party. She showed me a picture of something she saw somewhere and asked if I could come up with something similar.

I knew that Creamy Caramel would make a good ice cream cone. I played around with copy paper in one of the cellophane cone sleeves to make the pattern. After I traced it onto the creamy caramel and cut it out, I ran it through the big shot with the diamond texture plate. I added the red line tape to the side and gently curled it with my hands and around a wooden chopstick until I saw that it would form a cone. Pulling the tape off and adhering one side to the other is a little tricky, but can be done.

After the cone was taped together I inserted the chopstick again and used a bone folder to burnish the two sides together. This is an important step, because without it, even with the red line tape, the sides will pull apart. The burnishing adds heat to the tape making it more adhesive.

The washcloth is folded in half once and then once again. Then roll it from side-to-side gradually lowering it to give the effect of the swirled ice cream. Wrap a rubber band around the bottom portion and stick it into the cone.

Lastly, put the finished ice cream cone into the bag and tie with a ribbon at the top. For the favors I printed the couple's names and the date of their wedding onto copy paper, punched them out with the oval scallop punch and ran them through my Xyron to make them into stickers.

Hey, it's National Ice Cream Month!!! Have a scoop of your favorite!!!


  1. Oh my gosh this is to cute and such a great idea...great for a baby shower too! You got your goodies...what did ya get????

  2. Oh WOW!! Lorraine this is awesome & I just HAVE to go & mae some right now!! Just love it!
    Thanks also for you lovely comments you left on my blog & the kind thoghts regarding the sudden loss of my mum. It helps to know that there are kind compassionate people out there like you, that I really don't even know! Bless you:-)
    Hugs from Sunshine xo

  3. How cute Lorraine!! I made something similar and placed a cello bag of m&m's inside, but I love this with the washcloth

  4. What an awesome idea! So well done.

  5. This is absoutely fabulous! Love this!

  6. Wow! How clever! What a great idea for party favors for all kinds of themes.

  7. What a great idea! Perfect party favor for all kinds of parties. TFS!

  8. too cute! Thank you for sharing! I am going to have to make this for the next shower I have to do


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