Send summer greetings with a DIY Creamsicle Card

I was never a big fan of creamsicles – till I saw Patty Schaffer’s Creamsicle Greeting Card. It’s adorable and everything that summer should be – sweet, colorful and a lot of fun. Imagine making several of these as party invitations. Or, mix and match and make a few of Patty’s Ice Cream Cone Greeting Cards, too.

Perfect for handmade card for summer, and the creamsicle looks so real.

Summertime Creamsicle Greeting Card by Patty Schaffer.

To make a Creamsicle Greeting Card, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 10” x 12” x 1-1/4” block
  • Scrapbook paper, several sheets
  • White paper, 1-1/2” x 6”
  • Tissue paper, white and peach
  • Popsicle stick
  • Mod Podge
  • Glue dots or other paper adhesive
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Optional: Stamp pad; circle embellishment
  • Tools needed: Scissors; serrated knife; soap or old candle; stiff paintbrush; optional: scallop edge paper punch or deco edge scissors; “it’s a party” stamp

To make a Creamsicle Greeting Card:

1. Score and fold a 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” piece of patterned paper to make the card.

2. Using a scalloped edge punch, deco scissors, or regular scissors, trim the long edge of a 3” x 8-1/2” strip of paper. Adhere to the top of the card.

3. Wax the knife with soap or an old candle. Cut a 2-¼” x 3-½” piece of foam from the block of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Carefully carve the foam to look like a popsicle, referring to the photo if needed.

This cute creamisicle is faux! It would make a sweet ornament, too.

To achieve the look of a creamsicle, do not cover the bottom edge with the peach paper.

4. Coat the foam popsicle with Modge Podge and cover with white tissue paper. Let dry.

5. Brush on another coat of Mod Podge on the front and sides, but not along the bottom edge. Cover the popsicle with peach tissue paper, and trim in a straight line across the bottom edge so it leaves the white tissue exposed. The exposed white tissue paper along the bottom gives the popsicle the look of a creamsicle.  Let dry.

6. Insert the popsicle stick into the bottom of the foam shape.

7. Add your greeting on the 1-1/2” x 6” strip of white paper. Patty stamped ‘it’s a party’ on her paper strip. Adhere the strip and circle accent to the card.

8. Glue the creamsicle onto the card.

Complete your summer fun theme and hang the Popsicle Door Hanger on your front door. By changing up the colors, you could make this look like a creamsicle, too. Or any other favorite flavor.

Hello summer! Hang a super-sized, no-melt Pink Polka Dot Popsicle on your front door instead of the usual summer wreath. Much more fun!

Pink Polka Dot Popsicle by Kathleen George.

While we’re on the subject of frozen confections, did you know you know that today is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day? Oh, yes it is! Who is planning to celebrate today with a dollop of whip cream and a cherry on top?

Happy summertime crafting!


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10 Responses to Send summer greetings with a DIY Creamsicle Card

  1. This card is so super cute. Love the idea.

  2. CraftyB says:

    Very refreshing invite!!

  3. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Creamsicles!! They bring back so many childhood memories! Definitely going to have to make one of these and send it to one of my childhood friends so she can remember the “good old days” too.
    Will be talking to hubby about hot fudge sundaes for supper tonight!! LOL

    • Sharon says:

      What a fun idea, and your friend will love it. Very thoughtful of you! Skip dinner and have a hot fudge sundae instead, for sure! Happy weekend! Sharon

  4. Katiria says:

    OMG why am I only hearing about this now? Outta my way. Pregnant lady looking for a hot fudge sundae!
    that Creamsicle Card looks good enough to eat

    • Sharon says:

      I think you deserve a double — maybe a triple! With extra hot fudge and whip cream! Even pickles, if you want them. Thanks for the chuckle, Katiria. Sharon

  5. LisaM6 says:

    Love the creamsicle…We will be having icecream cones after dinner. Yummy
    Have a great weekend!

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