The folks at Imagine Crafts recently sent me some inks to play with and, over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of the fun projects that I created using the Tsukineko Radiant Neon and Delicata Metals ink quads, as well as some of their other ink products. First up, ice cream cone gift tags!
Warm weather celebrations call for warm weather treats, and these yummy ice cream cone gift tags are a sweet finishing touch for birthday packages and favor bags or boxes. They would make fun and festive place cards, too. Just write, stamp, or die cut your guests’ names on the scoop of ice cream, and you’re good to go.
Ready to make some dreamy, ice creamy gift tags? Good, let’s get started!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- the FREE ice cream cone gift tag templates (download the printable PDF or SVG cut files below)
- white cardstock
- a digital die cutting machine (I used a Silhouette Cameo) or scissors
- a printer (if not using a die cutting machine)
- a piece of scrap paper
- a variety of inks (I used the Tsukineko Radiant Neon Warm quad and the Golden Glitz, my favorite gold metallic ink, from the Delicata Metals quad)
- sponge daubers (makeup sponges or your fingers work, too)
- an embossing machine, like the Sizzix Big Shot or WRMK Evolution
- Darice Wire Fence embossing folder
- a double-sided adhesive runner or craft glue
How to make ink colored ice cream cone gift tags
Step 1 : Cut the ice cream cone tag templates from white cardstock with a digital die cutting machine, or print them onto white cardstock and cut out by hand with scissors. Place the scoop of ice cream piece onto a piece of scrap paper (I just used a piece of regular printer paper), pounce a sponge ink dauber into your ink until it’s loaded, and rub the inked dauber over top of the template using small, circular motions.
When most of the ink has been transferred from the dauber to the cardstock, reload the dauber and continue to rub it onto the cardstock until completely colored. You may need to go over some areas more than once to get the depth of color that you want.
Step 2 : For the cone piece, repeat the process from Step 1, using Golden Glitz ink for a shimmery, metallic finish. You don’t need to ink the top part of this piece, as it will not show when the tag is assembled. Set the inked templates aside until completely dry.
Step 3 : Position the cone piece inside the Wire Fence embossing folder, which looks just like the lattice pattern on an ice cream cone, don’t cha think? After you’ve lined up the cone piece where you want it, run it through an embossing machine.
Step 4 : Cover the uninked part of the cone piece with double-sided adhesive or craft glue, align the ice cream scoop piece on top of the cone piece, and press the two pieces together to finish your tag.
Attach your tag to a package using double-sided adhesive, or use a hole punch to create a place where you can tie it to a package using ribbon or twine.
I created the gift wrap for my package by using an ink dauber to stamp dots on a piece of plain white wrapping paper, and I tied it with 7/8” Shocking Pink double faced satin ribbon.
Templates are for personal, non-commercial use only.
images by Kristen Magee for Paper Crave