Hello! Lucky for Target

Hello! Lucky + Recycled Paper Greetings for Target

Hello! Lucky and Target are having a summer fling, and the card above pretty much sums up how I feel about it. Say what?! Hello! Lucky? Target? Together? Yep!

Hello! Lucky has teamed up with Recycled Paper Greetings to create a fun and affordable line of awesome greeting cards that are available at a Target near you starting TODAY. I know that you’re probably grabbing your wallet and keys and heading for the nearest Target right now, but before you head off to scoop up as many of these cards as you can get your hands on, scroll down a little for a peek at more of the fantastic cards from this exclusive collection, which is chock full of glitter, foil, color, and Hello! Lucky’s irresistibly fun illustrations.

Hello! Lucky sent me a selection of cards from this craveable collection for review, but I’m sure that I’ll be heading to Target for more because, well, how can I resist?

Hello! Lucky for Target

Hello! Lucky for Target Gold Foil Stamped Cards

Hello! Lucky for Target Hand Lettered Cards

Hello! Lucky for Target Foil Stamped Cards

photos by Kristen Magee

Coloring with Ink : Make a Handmade Rainbow Card

Coloring with Ink : Make a Handmade Rainbow Card

I’m all about coloring with ink these days and, in my latest project for Craftsy, I’ll show you how to create this bright and cheery rainbow thank you card using only ink for color.

Tsukineko Radiant Neon inks create an irresistible rainbow of color in this card design, while Delicata Golden Glitz adds a radiant glow to the sentiment. I used the Cascade Rainbow Card Kit from k.becca (shape #76089 in the Silhouette Shop) for this project and altered it to add the “thanks” to the cloud in Silhouette Design Studio.

Head on over to Craftsy to see the step-by-step tutorial!

Quick Picks : 6.18.15

Super Cute Stitch-Along Cactus Cards (Free Printable) from Handmade Charlotte

Super Cute Stitchable Cactus Cards (Free Printable) from Handmade Charlotte

This Week’s Picks

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♥ Looking for a last minute Father’s Day card? Check out these free “Dad Appreciation” printables from Tinyme.

♥ And have a gander at this clever idea for a supersize Father’s Day card, too. You could apply this concept to lots of different types of holiday cards – so many possibilities!

♥ If your dad likes to kick back with a nice, cold beer, then you’ll want to check out this fun DIY Dad’s Survival 6-Pack idea (free printables included) from CreativeLive!

♥ Save up to 15% on all wedding stationery with code SUMMERWED during Minted’s summer wedding event, now through June 15th!

♥ If you dig the bright and splashy geometric trend, then you’ve gotta check out this super stylin’ lookbook.

image from Handmade Charlotte

DIY Ice Cream Cone Gift Tags (Free PDF & SVG Templates Included)

DIY Ice Cream Cone Gift Tags

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!

DIY Ice Cream Cone Gift Tags

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

Coloring with Ink: Ice Cream Cone Gift Tags, Step 1

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.

Coloring with Ink: Ice Cream Cone Gift Tags, Step 2

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.

Coloring with Ink: Ice Cream Cone Gift Tags, Step 3

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.

Coloring with Ink: Ice Cream Cone Gift Tags, Step 4

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.

Ice Cream Cone Gift Tags (Free PDF + SVG Templates Included)

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.

Tsukineko Radiant Neon Warm Ink Craft Idea

Download Ice Cream Cone Tag PDF

Download Ice Cream Cone Tag SVG

Templates are for personal, non-commercial use only.

images by Kristen Magee for Paper Crave