Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Hallowen!

I saw this darling Halloween ice cream kit on Nichole Heady’s blog. It was created by Tracy Cuccia. You can see hers on her blog here. I decided to make a few to send to my sons and their girlfriends. I also included a gift card to Walgreen’s so they can pick up some ice cream. My tubes just fit in the box, but I did use the little clear stickers that PTI sends with the boxes to keep them shut.

Stamps: Spooky Treats II from PTI

Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss from SU, Plum Pudding from PTI Paper: Confetti Cream, Only Orange, Kiwi Kiss by SU, Plum Pudding by PTI

Extras: 3/4"circle punch, narrow grosgrain ribbon by SU, tubes from SKS Bottle and Packaging, card box by PTI, Magic Shell

I made a little tutorial on how I made these. It’s my first one, so go easy on me. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get all of the pictures lined up.

So here goes....

A note about the supplies: I got the card boxes from Papertrey, and the tubes from SKS Bottle and Packaging.

Supplies needed:

3 six inch plastic tubes with caps

1 acetate cardbox from Papertrey

3/4" circle punch

7 1/2" x 4 1/4" cardstock

paper trimmer with scorer


Step 1

Cut a 3 inch piece from the end of your cardstock and set aside. Your cardstock now measures 4 1/2" by 4 1/4".

Step 2

Leaving your CS in the same position, score the remaining piece at 1", 3", and 4".

Step 3

In one of the 1" scored sections, punch a hole in the center. Then punch a hole on either side of the center hole, for a total of three. Turn your CS around and repeat in the other 1" scored section. You will want to line up the holes, so your tubes will stand straight.

Your CS should look like this.

Step 4

Place adhesive along the 1/2" strip.

Step 5

Adhere the 3" piece you set aside in step1 to the adhesive strip.

This is what your CS should look like now.

Step 6

Fold along the score lines to form the holder. You will not need to adhere anything, as the tubes will keep everything in place.

Step 7

Carefully insert your tubes into the holes as shown. The tubes are 3/4" and will be a snug fit. I turned mine as I pushed them in and got them in with no problems.

Step 8

Insert the unit into the box.

Decorate as desired.


Jana said...

Great idea!! So cute!!

For the House Pop up Card I used - the Neighborhood wheel from SU. Rolled it and then cut it out.

Thank for commenting!!!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Ooo - a tutorial! Woohoo Paula! I agree with you - this ice cream kit is adorable! I need to keep it in mind for kids birthday gifts.

Love & friendship, Jules