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

Illustrated Paper Goods by Esther Aarts

Esther Aarts Illustrated Stop! Tea Time! Art Print

I’ve admired Esther Aarts’ wonderful work since I first spotted it several years ago over at Hello! Lucky, and I was totally jazzed to discover that Esther also has her own shop, which is filled with awesome illustrated paper goodies.

Esther’s current offerings include many guy-friendly art prints and cards, which are perfect for this, the most dad-centric time of the year. Below are a few of my favorites, and please head on over to the Esther Aarts shop to see all of her wonderful illustrated goods.

Esther Aarts Illustrated Paper Goods

images from Esther Aarts

Quick Picks : 6.11.15

Land Rover Defender Mini Paper Model

One of six miniature pop-out self-assembly paper models of classic Land Rover Defenders by FP Creative (so many fun little details!)

This Week’s Picks

♥ Digging the new self-inking stamps from Chatty Press. Some very cool return address stamps in this bunch, and the bookplate stamp is so much fun!

♥ Waterproof pages made of stone?! That’s one rugged notebook, and that’s pretty darn awesome, too.

♥ Incredible book sculptures by Guy Laramée that are carved to look like the natural habitats of birds.

♥ A handmade secret diary with individually tea stained pages, marbled endpapers, a soft leather cover, and a lock and key. Beautiful, and so much better than any of the secret diaries that I had when I was a kid!

♥ If you’re a packaging fan, then you’ve gotta check out this stylish collection of packaging for Nashville area brands.

image from FP Creative

Happy Birthday Cards

There are lots of birthdays coming up on my calendar in July and August, which means that I’ve been on the hunt for some awesome birthday cards to add to my stash. And since I haven’t done a birthday card roundup in a little while, I thought that this would be the perfect time to share some of the cool cards that have caught my eye recently. I hope that you’ll see at least a few in this snazzy bunch that you’ll want to add to your stash, too!

Happy Birthday Cards

1. Egg Press 2.  Worthwhile Paper 3. Bespoke Letterpress 4. Sycamore Street Press (love that copper foil!) 5. Golden Fox Goods 6. Lucky Horse Press

images from their respective sources