Sunday, 5 June 2011

Anyone for Ice Cream?

Hello Everyone

Another cute selection from my party display today. I had SO much fun making these cards using the Big Shot to create embossed textures. First one that I pretty much CASE'd from many locations - my addition was using the owl punch to make the very top of the ice cream.

I also made a cherry and a chocolate flake! The cone is made with the Square Lattice embossing folder and the background is Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper.

Now this one I dreamed up myself. I always remember my Gran serving deserts in little cut glass bowls and I thought it would be fun to try to make one using Window Sheet from Stampin' Up! and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.

Now this is hard to photograph - but see what you think!

Good idea eh? Gran would be proud of me!

The chocolate sprinkles are stamped using the Confetti circles stamp, the strawberry is from Tart & Tangy, and the sentiment is from Crazy for Cupcakes.

Now I didn't want to stop there - with ice cream in mind, I decided to create an Ice Cream Parlour -  no I don't do anything by halves! LOL

I started by googling images of Ice Cream parlours from the 1950s to get some inspiration. I love the deco feel and it went well with my In-Colour theme. OK - here it is...

I know! Isn't this the cutest thing I every made? :D  I actually found a box in my stash that had those rounded ends, which was just the shape I wanted for my counter. I covered it in DSP and used the lid to create the counter top.

I did the edge with the scallop border punch and added a length of 1/4" taffeta ribbon to give a neat edge. The tiny ice creams were fun to make. I stamped the top of the cupcake images from Crazy for Cupcakes to create the ice cream, then cut mini versions of my big cone. The ice cream cone stands are scraps of Window sheet, punched with the scallop circle punch and scored across the bottom. I was really pleased to think this up! The menu is the Curly Label punch and the bowls of sprinkles are a one inch circle punch, snipped around the edge. I filled them with Crystal Effects and sprinkled on glitter and 'owl eye' punches in red for the cherries.

Here is a close up of the counter at Elizabeth's Ice Cream Parlour...

Now there are a few more projects that went with this set, which I will show later - including a closer look at those cute umbrellas - but I hope you like my Ice Cream display. 

So - who is for a chocolate chip cone?


  1. OMG - you are a genius! How creative, I just love them all. I must go and get some ice-cream now :o)

    Julie x

  2. These projects are A M A Z I N G! Love them all, but particularly your ice cream parlour! Thanks for sharing! Nicole x

  3. He he!! How I would love a trip to your Ice-Cream Parlour! Amazingly clever :-)
    Hugs xx

  4. OH my goodness, this is jaw dropping!! So creative and festive! Perfect! This belongs ina magazine shoot, Elizabeth!!

  5. Oh wow, just fantastic, I absolutely adore this!

  6. Wowzers Elizabeth! You did such an awesome job with this....that table is is just amazing!!!!! I love everything featured here...TFS!!!

  7. Yum! Your ice cream set is adorable.

  8. Seriously, the whole set is just adorable but the parlor is so creative, TFS

  9. Did somebody say ice cream? Mmmmm! Elizabeth, you are a creative genius! Every project is sensational and by the time I got to the final project my jaw was on the ground. WOW! Such awesome details! Great job, my friend! Hugs! :)

  10. OMG!!! What an amazing display of projects!!!! Every other beats the prior..... Truly GENIUS!!!!

    Ash.... :)


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