Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cupcake and a Card for Chris

Mark and I have some really good friends at church, Chris and Angie. I've talked about Angie on here before - she is my non-stamping friend who still likes my stuff! :)
Anyway, Chris had a birthday last month and we celebrated with them by having a nice, adult dinner out (Emma got to stay home!) and of course, Chris had to have a special card!

Here's what I created for him:

I'd actually seen a more feminine version of this card on Stampin' Connection - which is a website just for Stampin' Up! demos to visit for ideas and shares. I loved the fun fold of the card and taught my Stampin' Fools how to make it too!
I stuck with the same general design of the original card, but made it more masculine by switching out the papers and ribbon embellishment.

Here's a view of it opened:

The DSP is from Love Letter and I used the amazing Engraved Greetings stamp set for the front image. LOVE this stamp set and the best part is that you can still get it FREE when you place a $50 order with me during Sale-A-Bration (until March 31st!). I embossed the greeting with Black Embossing Powder over Versamark ink - love the rich look this gives to this image!

Chris loved his card, but he loved this even more!

A few nights after our dinner out, the boys went out for a guys night -- burgers and a movie - and Mark asked me to make a masculine box for Chris' cupcake. You see, Chris loves sprinkles, and where you can't see them on the cupcake, trust me, they are there! I think I could have wrapped up a jar of sprinkles and he would have loved that just as much as the cupcake! :) But sprinkles aren't very manly, so it was best to keep them under wraps!

For Chris' cupcake box, I used the same pattern as my box for Lissa, just eliminated the window in the top to give it more of a masculine look. It's made with Sahara Sand cardstock and I stamped the images from Grunge Rock with Black Staz-On before assembling it.

The banner was stamped and cut out with the Petal Cone Die. I curled it with my Bone Folder and attached it with Mini-Glue Dots.

I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes for the rope cord. That's from my retired stash! And for a final touch, I spritzed the whole project with Silver Foil Smooch Spray.
Very grungy and masculine, even for a cupcake!

So, that's all my cupcake boxes for the time being, I've had a fun time creating them, even more fun eating the leftover cupcakes!
As always, if you need the supplies I used to make any of these creations or others you've found here, just visit my Stampin' Up! Online Store. Just click the Shop Now button at the top right corner. It's open 24/7 for your convenience! If you have any questions, please just send me an e-mail at

Have a great day everyone!
Stamped blessings,


  1. Chris did love his cupcake and the great box...very cool! (thank you for not sending him a jar of sprinkles...not good for anybody) I will tell him he got a shoutout on your blog. ;)


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