Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Yummy Creamsicle for The Paper Players

What was your favourite summer treat as a child? We had Dairy Queen soft serve, hard ice cream, fudgesicles, popsicles and creamsicles that I can remember! My very favourite was always Dairy Queen. Because I had very cold-sensitive teeth, Dairy Queen was nice because it was easier to eat, but when that wasn't available, creamsicles were my next favourite. I've always loved citrus flavours. When I saw that The Paper Players had a Clean and Simple Summer Treats as a theme, this is the first thing that came to mind, although it did require some head work to figure out how to make one.

When I finally had a Creamsicle I was proud of, I was aghast to find that it barely fit on a standard sized card! I wasn't going to start again, so I simply made a non-standard-sized card base of Daffodil Delight to mount it on. This one measures 7" x 4 1/4". I'll have to use my Envelope Punch Board to make an envelope that will fit.

  • To make the creamsicle, I cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock to 2 3/4" x 4 1/2". I then rounded off one end of it by passing that end through the middle of a Circle Framelit so it would only cut the end. 


  • I used the Corner Rounder Punch to round off the other two corners. I took it to my Simply Scored Scoring Tool and, aligning it with the short rounded edge at the top, I scored at 3/4", 1 1/8", 1 5/8" and 2 1/4". The score lines started at 3/4" from the highest point of the top down to 4" for the two outside lines and from 1/2" to 4" for the two inside lines.  I turned it 90 degrees counter clockwise and scored between each set of lines along the 4" mark. The top lines were scored with the creamsicle in my hand using the stylus to just join each pair of lines with a curve. You can see the score lines in the picture to help you.
  • I sponged between the lines and on all the edges with Tangerine Tango ink, and using a ruler, I used a Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker to outline the scores as well.
  • The bite is made with a 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch. I backed it with a slightly narrower piece of Whisper White, but I punched the bite before I added the white and then punched the white, slightly offset to show the yummy white ice cream inside. I also let about 1/4" of the white show at the bottom. To do this, I cut the Whisper White piece in half horizontally and separated the pieces a bit.
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glitter was added using a 2 Way Glue Pen to simulate the frost on the outside!
  • The sentiment is from the Best Thoughts Stamp Set. The DSP in the background is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.

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  1. Wow, what a creative way to make the ice pop! I love the glitter, and the cute little bite you made with the punch. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

  2. I love how you made your creamsicle. Thanks for taking me down memory lane:-)

  3. You're welcome, Crystal! What was your favourite summer treat?

  4. Heather, this is fabulous! Your Creamsicle looks good enough to eat! You brought back great memories from childhood thinking about Dairy Queen! The glitter and the bite taken out of your Creamsicle is great! Thank you so much for joining my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  5. This is wonderful! Your creamsicle looks so realistic and I love the "ice" down the sides. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players.

  6. Wow, this was quite a labor of love, Heather! I am so impressed at the steps you took to make the perfect creamsicle, right down to the subtle shading. Love the frosty glitter, too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

  7. Your creamsicle is fabulous and well worth the effort - and larger envelope! What a perfect reminder of summer. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week


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