When I first saw the Occasions Mini Catalog, the Sweet Shop Suite was my absolute favorite. I'm not sure what that says about me but I will confess that cupcakes are my favorite food. They are just so cute! Ice cream cones don't follow too far behind my love of cupcakes so you can imagine how much I was dying over this Designer Series Paper. I immediately envisioned a banner made out of ice cream cones but without Deena's help, it may have never happened. You see, I'm great at seeing things in my head but getting it to work the way I see it, usually doesn't happen. This time, I'm really happy with what we created. I liked it so much that I used it in one of my swaps at Leadership.
It wasn't hard to make, just time consuming. I think if I made another one, I would choose the word "party." To make the cone, I used the Perfect Pennants die and soft suede card stock. I then ran it back through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder to give it the texture of a sugar cone. The scoops were made from circles using the Sweet Shop DSP and coordinating card stock colors (island indigo, pool party, wisteria wonder, calypso coral and lucky limeade). I used the Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies to create the scalloped edge along the bottom of the scoops. The cherry was made using calypso coral (folded in half) and a 1" circle punch. Punch the circles so that the folded edge is along the top. Cut a little notch out of the top where the stem would go. (Thanks, Morgan for cutting so many of these!) Glue the cherry onto the ice cream but first run the twine through and tie another piece of twine for the stem. I used the espresso but the limeade would work well too.