July and August begin for our family the “season of birthdays”. LOL! So many of our family members are born during these months it’s like one long party! Next week is my nephew’s birthday. He is so excited. Every time you see him he tells you how many more days are left. So cute! He’s going to be 6. I’m making these things for him.
I used the Ice Cream Birthday file from SVGCuts to create this cute ice cream cone box and star birthday card for my nephew. I’m going to put a gift card for a local ice cream shop in the cone box! Wheee! I think he’ll really like that.
Today I’m using my Sizzix Eclips die cut machine. I love this machine. Honestly, I think it’s my favorite of them all. I like it because it’s a pretty strong machine and uses either cartridges OR .svg files. Mainly, I just like the way it cuts. It’s really solid. Here are some other things I’ve made with it. Here’s a video I made about it.
Here’s everything cut out. I forgot to ink anything but I had plans to. See that Versafine ink? Yeah, I totally forgot about it! I used the Houndstooth and D’vine Swirl embossing folders in my Cuttlebug to emboss the ice cream cone and the stars on the card.
The Xyron “X” Create-a-Sticker Machine really helps when it comes to gluing tiny pieces. It makes fast work out of tedious gluing. After the words were assembled, I added some tiny pop dots to give dimension to the words “Happy”.
I really like the way this card turned out! You can make this card with the Ice Cream Birthday file from SVGCuts.
After assembling the ice cream cone box, I cut apart this fun adhesive bling from David Tutera and stuck the strips to the cone. It covered up a mistake I made and looks pretty. The mistake? I should have cut the ice cream base out of blue instead of yellow. IDK what I was thinking. It stood out like a sore thumb!
I added this pretty embellishment and a button with twine tied through it to the top. I love this! Ignore that red fuzz. That’s from a pom pom that I stuck to the top and then decided looked terrible. Then I put it back on…hated it…took it back off…cut it down smaller…put it back on… It was a whole long thing. Be glad you weren’t there. LOL!
Make your own ice cream cone box using the Ice Cream Birthday file from SVGCuts. This cone was a little confusing for me at first. However, SVGCuts always has videos to help with assembly of their products. I love that! Usually, I don’t have to use them but today I did. I was really glad they provide that kind of help. Also, if you ever have any questions they’re always nice and responsive. Two thumbs up to that!