Friday, June 3, 2011

Hey Cupcake!

(Edited on 6/11/11 to add a link to the Tutorial!)
Click HERE for the link to the photo tutorial to create this project!

Everywhere we look these days we see cupcakes - cupcake bakeries, cupcake tv shows, cupcake cookbooks, cupcake kitchen tools, cupcake stamps - pretty much anything you want you can have that in 'cupcake'! Heck, I even got a Babycakes maker for Christmas! (It's pretty cool by the way.)
Not that I'm complaining, not at all!! I LOVE me some cupcakes - it's the tasty treat that's fun to eat! Hmmm......that might have described another snack at one time, but it really applies to cupcakes, right?!!
My favorite is Red Velvet with Buttercream icing........or Lemon filled with Lemon icing...........or Chocolate with Buttercream icing..........
Yeah, I pretty much like them all!

Today's project is a non-fat, non-caloric, super sweet cupcake! Wanna see? Ok, here you go!


Isn't it cute?!! Last month before we left for Alaska I held my stamp classes and party groups. This cute cupcake was created just for my Stampin' Fools group and they loved it!! I'd seen a similar idea on Stampin' Connection, but that one had a separate box for the center. You know me, I like to keep it simple, so since that was too much work for me I decided to do my own version using just the Petal Cone Die for my Big Shot.

The box is made with two cuts from the Petal Cone Die (one sheet of cardstock). The handle is made with the banner piece that is cut from the die - I used both of them, glued together with Tombow Adhesive.
The icing is created by running Very Vanilla cardstock through the Big Shot again with the Petal Cone Die on just the scalloped half-circle piece. I then texturized it with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate and sponged it with Pink Pirouette ink.

The rest of the decoration was easy! Four pieces of 2" x 3" Designer Paper from the Subtles Stack, I think I used Pretty in Pink for this one. Run through the Crimper, glue on each side with Tombow and trim the sides.
The bow is Rose Red Seam Binding and the cherry is so easy to make! Just punch out a 1" circle with Cherry Cobbler, use your Paper Snips to trim out a little divot in the top, sponge with Cherry Cobbler ink and add some glitter with the 2 Way Glue Pen. The stem is just a sliver of Old Olive cardstock glued to the back. I used Pink Rhinestone Brads to attach the handle and for the photo, just stuffed it with some tissue paper.

These would make great party favors or little gift holders or little candy baskets. Oh heck, they are just cute and don't you want to make one too??
I'm headed down to the studio in just a few minutes to stamp with my NEW stamps and stuff from the NEW catalog that just came from my favorite UPS man a few minutes ago. (Aren't all UPS men our favorites when they bring us Stampin' Up!?)
Anyway, if I can tear myself away, I'll do a step by step in photos to show you how I made the box so you CAN do it yourself! Ok?
But you need to leave me a comment and tell me how much you like this little cupcake!

Thanks for stopping by today -
Stamped blessings,
~~Robin

9 comments:

  1. What an adorable little...simple, cutie! It's nice to have you back btw!!

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  2. This.is.too.stinking.cute. Adorable. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! How do you come up with such wonderful ideas? (By the way, your post is making me hungry...) :D

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  3. Robin, this is so clever!! Love this box! Look forward to the tutorial. Yes, very good to have you back!

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  4. This is adorable. I love it and it would make a great party favor or little gift holder. Would love to see your step by step tutorial. TFS

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