Sweet Summer Treat Boxes

By | June 27, 2014

Looks yummy enough to eat!  I love ice cream!  (From SU website)

~~Rachel

Summer is here!   It’s time for swimming, sun . . . and ice cream treats.    Check out the following ideas for yummy-looking ice cream-themed gift boxes—and don’t feel as if you have to use these palettes.   We’ve got plenty of ice cream colors for you to work with! 

The “ice cream sandwich” boxes are perfect for enclosing small gift cards, treats, movie tickets, etc.   You could easily make a bunch of these little cuties for family reunion gifts—or teach the kids how to make them!   They’ll love making different “flavors.” :)
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Ice Cream Sandwich Supplies:

  • Chocolate Chip Cardstock: Two at 4-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, or Very Vanilla Cardstock: Two at 5″ x 3″ (score at 1/2″ on all sides)
  • White Vellum Cardstock : 7-1/2″ x 2″
  • Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine
  • Sticky Strip
  • Paper-Piercing Tool
  • Stampin’ Pierce Mat
  • Project Life Corner Punch

Round the corners of the Chocolate Chip Cardstock pieces using the Project Life Corner Punch, then pierce both pieces of cardstock using the Paper-Piercing Tool and Paper-Piercing Mat (to create an ice-cream sandwich effect).

Score a 1/2″ border on all sides of the 5″ x 3″ ice-cream colored cardstock pieces using the scoring blade on the Stampin’ Trimmer.

Snip the corners and fold inward. (See picture below.)     Adhere the corners to the box sides using Sticky Strip.   Fit the box top and bottom together to create an “ice cream slice.”

Enclose the “ice cream slice” in the Chocolate Chip Cardstock pieces.   Wrap with the White Vellum Cardstock strip and Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine. Include a stamped tag to fit the occasion. That’s it!

You might also want to make these posh Push-Pop Gift Boxes. Just wrap a cardboard tube with ice-cream colored cardstock and adhere a cardstock circle to the top (made using the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch).   Adhere a popsicle stick to the inside of a cardboard tube using Sticky Strip.   If you’d like to put a gift inside, punch out another circle, cut a slit in the middle, and adhere the circle to the bottom of the tube.   When it is dry, insert the popsicle stick.

Supplies used here:

  • Oh My Goodies Stamp Set;
  • Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, and Very Vanilla Cardstock;
  • Chocolate Chip, Pistachio Pudding, and Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pads;
  • Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker’s Twine;
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals;
  • Itty Bitty Punch Pack;
  • Big Shot; Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies.

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I made one more ice-cream themed project—but this one is a card.     I used the Bravo Stamp Set, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, and Very Vanilla Cardstock, Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad, Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits Dies, and the Party Pennants Bigz L Die.
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Hope you have fun creating these paper treats!   And please let me know if you have any summer gift packaging or card ideas in the space below!

Cindy B.
Sr. Staff Writer

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