Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Bubbles & Fizz for Australia Day – Part 3
Today I have one of my favourite 3D projects to share with you made with – you guessed it – the Bubbles & Fizz DSP. Anyway my project is a little cone, a little fiddly, but simple to make and I don’t know what it is about them, but I just love them – actually, now that I think about it, it’s probably because I associate them with ice-cream, that makes so much sense 😉
These cuties are made using a 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP, which means you can make four from just one piece of 12″ x 12″ DSP and they can hold all sorts of goodies, but I’ve added some well-known Aussie favourites of Minties and Jaffas to mine, mmmm 🙂
These little cones can hold all sorts of things at your table; cutlery, serviettes, lots of different treats sweet or savoury. They could even hold some sparklers or glow sticks ready for night-time fun.
I made these cones a couple of Christmases ago and discovered a few tips that made them easier to make.
- Trim 3/4″ to 1″ from the bottom corner that is going to form the point (make sure if you’re using directional paper that it’s going the right way first) and run your bone folder over the paper both ways to encourage it to curl.
- Apply Tear and Tape to the outside edge only and shape the cone a couple of times until you’re happy with it and then while it is in the cone shape remove the backing and adhere it down.
- When shaping the cone I just focused on rolling the tip tight and round and left the top to form as it pleased.
If you try these I hope these tips help, each one of your cones is going to be a bit different, but I think that’s just part of their charm 🙂
To decorate the top I die cut the word “celebrate” in Gold Glimmer Paper using the Celebrate You Thinlits (available as a FREE Level 2 reward in the Sale-A-Bration brochure) and layered that onto a cardstock star and scalloped circle and simply stapled them all together inside the top of my cone.
Attaching items to a curved surface is always a little tricky and a staple is quick, easy and secure.
A few more stars were layered the same way on the front of my cone and I stamped the word Australia using the Labeler Alphabet, flagged the ends and adhered it in my star cluster with a little Tear and Tape in the centre.
I love the options that the Labeler Alphabet gives me, there is no “Australia” stamp in any of the catalogues, but it doesn’t matter because I can make any word or sentiment I want to with this set. I’m quite fond of this grungy, typed look and it suits my inability to stamp straight perfectly 😉
I hope you liked my project today and that you’ll try this one yourself. They are really quite eye-catching, I think it’s their unusual shape and will surprise you with how much they can hold.
Only one more part to go, see you soon!
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