DIY Ice Cream Birthday Card!

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White card-stock paper (measure to desirable size) – Joann’s
5 [different] sheets of construction/scrapbook paper – Joann’s
Sharpie
Pen
Scissors
Museum Wax – Walmart, Lowes (I like to use museum wax as a substitute for glue since it is stronger and neater.)
Various buttons
OPTIONAL Stick-on pearls/beads – Michaels
Ruler
Three money bills (not pictured)
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Lay out your triangles (cone) and buttons (ice cream) on your white card stock paper.
Using another piece of decorative paper, draw a larger triangle, and cut it out. When the two triangles are placed on top of one another, the bottom one should outline the top one.
Using another piece of decorative paper, draw a larger triangle, and cut it out. When the two triangles are placed on top of one another, the bottom one should outline the top one.
Lay out your triangles (cone) and buttons (ice cream) on your white card stock paper.
Lay out your triangles (cone) and buttons (ice cream) on your white card stock paper.
Use small amounts of museum wax to stick all the pieces onto your card stock.
Use small amounts of museum wax to stick all the pieces onto your card stock.
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Using your adhesive pearls/beads, fill up the empty spaces between the buttons. This step is optional.
Using your third piece of decorative paper, cut a border for your card.
Using your third piece of decorative paper, cut a border for your card.
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Using the fourth piece of decorative paper, cut a small rectangle. Then, roll it up, secure it with museum wax, and insert a rolled up money bill into the paper roll. This will create a candle.
This is what the finished candles will look like.
This is what the finished candles will look like.
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For the candle flames, cut three strips from your last piece of decorative paper (preferably orange colored). These strips should be about one centimeter wide.
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Roll up the three strips, secure the ends with a very small amount of museum wax (a glue stick works better), pinch one end of each roll to create a teardrop shape, and place a small amount of museum wax on the bottom (fatter end) of each roll.
Lay out your completed candles with flames on your card, and secure them on with museum wax.
Lay out your completed candles with flames on your card, and secure them on with museum wax.
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I used my Sharpie pen to add a greeting to my card. Have fun personalizing yours! 🙂
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