Monday, July 25, 2011

BBTB2 Sweet Treats Ice Cream Cone and Blog Hop


Morning everybody! It's the last Monday of the month, and you know what that means. It's the BBTB2 BLOG HOP and my super sweet and talented friend, Maria, has chosen the ice cream cone from Sweet Treats for our challenge. Hopefully you've arrived from dear Carole's super inspiring blog, but if not, you may like to start at BBTB2, so you don't miss a thing. I was dying to try the ice cream cone box from the new Sweet Tooth Boxes cart. Isn't it fun!? I've embossed the bottom of the come with the Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaics Folder and the top with the 5x7 folder that came with the Give a Hoot companion set. You need to turn the scallop folder sideways and emboss in sections for this, so I had to use my Grand Caliber for it to fit. BTW, you need an extra adaptor plate to use your embossing folders with this machine. If you use the embossing plate that comes with the machine and try to force it, you'll break your machine. Yup, I did! (Note to self, read the instructions)


I'm not the greatest on determining the size of how boxes will turn out (even using DS, as in this case), especially when they are in 3 sections like this one. I didn't want it teeny so I went with the largest size I could fit on a 12x12 mat, which was 11". Let me tell ya, it's one huge honkin' box! I suppose it's meant to fit a cupcake (or is it just a truffle?) Anyway, you could definitely fit a cupcake in the center of this one, for sure. This is what the inside looks like. The usable space is only the top section, and at about 9 1/4 " to top (minus the cherry) I'm not so sure about the stability without weighting the bottom.

The top of the cone looked boring to me, so I've added a chocolate rim by cutting the top of the middle section in brown (by moving it off the page in DS you don't waste another whole sheet)
and punching the bottom with my MS Drippy Goo. I added real sprinkles by running some Terrifically Tacky Tape around it and dipping it in. Gluing sprinkles makes the colors run. I sprayed the ice cream with adhesive and sprinkled MS extra fine glitter to give it a frosty feel. I still thought the top of the cone looked a bit plain, so I added the "Sweet" sentiment, which is also from the Sweet Treat Boxes cart.

I've made the tag using the flat bottomed cone from page 34 to match and embossed it like the box. Remember, you don't have to use the exact cut to play along with us at BBTB2. Just make a new project using an ice cream cone and you're good to go. Now hop along to see what yummy treat Mona has in store for you, but before you do, be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a $40.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops. They're having a super summer sale right now, so that should go a long long way. Loads of Cricut carts on sale, including Sweet Treats, HERE. I'll be announcing the winner next Friday, so be sure and stop back by.


Edit: I've been reading some of my comments and I wan to to clarify that the Ice Cream cone Box is from the new Sweet Tooth Boxes, not Sweet Treats. Only the Tag is from Sweet Treats.

52 comments:

  1. Wowzer, girlfriend....this is so fantastic. As always your unique mind gave us a darling little project to love.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  2. Oh my gosh, Donna, this is just the cutest treat box. I can just imagine the delight to find a cupcake inside an ice cream cone box. Too, too cute.

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  3. ADORABLE.. it just couldn't be any cuter.. AND I want a Grand Caliber- everytime I read you used it I tell Everett I want one of those.. someday... hugs

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  4. How cute! Thanks for sharing the ice cream cone treat box; I had not made that one yet! Great job. Love your drippy/sprinkled trim, chickie!
    xx Susan

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  5. Wow, wow, wow! I love this!! It is fabulous =) This is really a sweet treat. Love the sprinkle boarder and that little mini cone tag is adorable!!

    skcactusflower75 at hotmail dot com

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  6. very cute. great idea. tfs.
    littlen44atgmaildotcom

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  7. This is so cute! LOVE IT. Thanks for the tip on the grand caliber.

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  8. Well my dear friend..I think I am pretty speechless! Its been way too long since I"ve come by and the amount of amazing projects is something else! Gosh!
    I think my fav's would be the bloody mess below (LOL) and those great B-day cards, those are way cute!
    You've been out doing yourself for sure!

    We'll be biking in your neighborhood this morning going to visit with friends! =)

    Miss you too much!

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  9. This came out super I really think I need to get that cartridge. The colors are great and I love your embossing

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  10. I was going to say, "Wow those look like real sprinkles" and they are :) This is such a great project, I love all the details you added. Awesome work!!

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  11. OMG! I think I may have to get this cartrdige now! This is awesome, the sprinkles, WOW!!

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  12. Soooo Cute!!! Love the embossing, love the sprinkles, love the sparkle tooooo cute. Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. Love it! Super cute idea and love all your details!

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  14. This is awesome!! I NEED this cart!!! TFS
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

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  15. Your attention to detail is inspiring ~ as always! Who would have ever thought of using real sprinkles?? You're amazing!
    SusanJ in Atlanta

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  16. Donna

    This was a fabulous Idea, I adore everything about this project, you are soo talented..very inspiring once again....

    HUGS
    Penny

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  17. How talented are you! This is superb x

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  18. What a fun 3-d ice cream cone! I love it!

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  19. Awesome ... love all the details and that pretty pink bow!! Sweet Treats has always been on my wishlist, but after seeing this, it's become a definate 'must have'! Thanks for sharing such a great project!!

    Jo xx

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  20. I love this cut, looks like i'll be making another card for the challenge. Great creation. TFS. nenerscreations.blogspot.com

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  21. Donna,
    OMgoodness this is so gorgeous..The pink pops and the sprinkles..OMgoodness..U r too good..Hugs, Krista

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  22. This is awesome!! I really want this cartridge!! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  23. Donna as always your creations blow me away. This is wonderful!
    shareeduff@aol.com

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  24. Donna, I bow to you --this is stinkin' CRAZEEE Cute!!!! Not only am I now craving a choco-dipped cone with sprinkles with a scoop of strawberry ice cream, I am sitting here completely in awe of how adorable this is :) The detail you added is GENIUS and I adore the matching little tag.

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  25. This is ADORABLE! I love the extras you aded to the cone box.. looks good enough to eat! LOL
    The matching tag is so cute! I love that you used 2 different cartridges to create a fun masterpiece! :o)
    Theresa

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  26. Ohhhhhh WOW!!!!!! This is awesome! Just awesome!!! This is one of the new carts that I really want. Love your ice cream cone box! And the little tag is just perfect!! Fantastic! :)

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  27. Your a clever one honey! Too cute!!!!

    Hugs to you always!

    Jen

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  28. I thought those were real sprinkles! Great tip about using dry tape instead of glue! This is so stinkin' cute, Donna!

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  29. The treat box is sooooo cute and Sweet!! I love the sprinkles.

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  30. This is INCREDIBLE Donna my friend :) every last detail is perfect!!! I have this cartridge but haven't used it, now I can't wait!!!

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  31. WoW! This box is amazing! Loving the sprinkles and drippy chocolate!

    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  32. This is absolutely fantastic! I love the look of that box and the matching tag is perfect! I just love all your little details!!

    Paula Bee
    pbeeman02@gmail.com

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  33. Cuteness, Donna! Afraid I'd be somewhat disappointed if I bit into it and found out it was paper, though! LOL!!! It looks so delicious!

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  34. Wow, this is one amazing cone! I love all of the embossing and the sprinkles around the rim of the cone- LOVE IT! :)Amy
    amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

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  35. This is fantastic! I love how you put on the sprinkles. Who knew the color would run in glue? Now I know not to do that!! I am amazed at how gorgeous this is!
    Marie
    Craftelicious.blogspot.com

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  36. Such a great idea! Love the embossing cone style. Love the Drippy Goo look. That's what I need for my HDH layout! A perfect gift idea. My cooking skills would make a cupcake inside so rock hard it may topple it though. Lol.

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  37. This looks good enough to eat! To Eat! HAHAHA.

    OK, but really you amazing woman ... what else do I have but crappy jokes when you're doing such AMAZING stuff?

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  38. Oh my word, SO dang cuuuute!!

    (-: Heidi

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  39. I love how you embellished the box. Wonderful idea and an awesome project as usual. :)

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  40. This cone is absolutely adorable!! actually, all your work is adorable. I love it! =)

    Ro
    littlemissfattypants at yahoo dot com

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  41. just awesome donna! i love your attention to detail :)

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  42. Wow love this, especially the little sprinkles and the embossing that really brings it all to life.
    Kim xXx

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  43. WOW!!! This is amazing!!! So fun too!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  44. Donna...WOW!!! I love how you made your ice cream 3D. Sweet is exactly right! It came out just PPERFECT!

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  45. Oh this is just so cute! Wonderful project, with the box and matching tag. Love it! TFS
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

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  46. This is the coolest box I have seen yet. I was not aware of any of these new carts that have come out. I suppose I will have to check them out. Love all the little extras you have added to this. Are those real sprinkles?? Very clever to add the gooey MS punch. All of the added embossing makes the cone look very real!

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  47. Great project (as usual lol). I can't believe I still don't have sweet treats (it is on my rather long list!!).

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  48. Adorable Donna! I love the treat box...so cute! I can't wait to see what everyone does with this new cartridge...it looks so cool!

    :Dx

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  49. Now how much fun is this! What a cute set youve got, Chickie! LOL, that didnt come out right! Love the embossing and I love that you used real sprinkles! Really, really, REALLY great job on this!

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  50. You broke your machine...eeeek!
    Fab idea using real sprinkles :-)

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  51. Yum. Like the ice cream card. Great blog hop & giveaway. I'm a new follower.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  52. What a yummy treat box.It looks so real with the chocolate rim and sprinkles.

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