One of the treats I love is ice cream – be it in the summer, winter, spring or fall. I’m usually a vanilla-kind of girl, but sometimes I do get my cookie dough and strawberry ice creams. I had to make some paper ice cream gift tags to use for summer gifts – and I’m here to share the how-to AND the free cut file with you!
- Kraft Cardstock
- Dark Brown Cardstock
- Brights Cardstock Stack
- Glue Pen
- Template (SVG here)
- Baker’s Twine
- Electronic Die Cutting Machine (Silhouette Cameo or Cricut Maker)
Step 1. First, size and cut your elements on the program you use for your die-cutting machine. I sized mine about 4″ high to get a good-sized tag. When sizing multiple elements, make sure all of them are being sized up/down at the same time.
Step 2. Next, cut your tag backing on the kraft-colored cardstock.
Step 3. After, cut your ‘ice cream scoops’. Use different colors to create fun-looking tags! I used a mint green a mustard yellow and a salmon pink for my scoops. After the scoops, cut the waffle cone detail. I usually do a double-pass for smaller and more detailed cuts like this.
Step 4. Now, let’s assemble! Fold your tags in the middle, using a bone folder to cleanly fold the lines.
Step 5. Glue down your ice cream scoops with a small amount of glue, making sure to cover the whole back with a thin layer of glue before sticking it down. After sticking the scoop down, I pressed it between pages of a heavy book to flatten it while it dries down.
Step 6. Glue the waffle detail using a glue pen with a fine tip. Make sure to get all the corners and intersections for a secure hold and then stick it down to your ice cream cone.
Step 7. Finally, use colorful baker’s twine and thread that on the hole on the backside of the tag. And you are done!
This is great to give away with end of year gifts, summer giveaways and summer party favors!
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.