Friday 8 August 2014

Cupcake anyone?

Recently, my friend Donna's daughter asked me to make a card for her mum's birthday. When I asked Leah what kind of thing she wanted on her mum's card she said something to do with cupcakes, as Donna is really into cake decorating at the moment. Donna makes cards herself, including lots of 3D cards so I thought it would be nice to do a 3D cupcake for her. I also decided to put the cupcake in a cupcake tote, and then after I had finished, decided it needed a box, so I made an acetate box for the whole thing to fit into.

 I must also mention at this point that Donna loves a bit of bling!

Cupcake template - Cuppy Cupcake - My Time Made Easy
Butterfly die - C.C. designs
Polka dot papers from scrap box
Pearl string - stash
Stick on gems - Meiflower

View from above

I made some extra layers for the rose using dies from another Die-namics die, but can't remember which one.

The cupcake carrier template is actually for putting real cupcakes in, so wasn't quite big enough for my cake,  I ended up adapting and re-sizing the template to suit my needs
Cupcake Tote Template - Gems cottage
Cupcake paper - Confectionery papers - Pixels and Company
Ribbon - Meiflower

I also made a matching tag, so there was somewhere to write a birthday message, I attached it to ribbon and another die cut rose, so that it could be attached to the box once the message was written.

Tag Template - Cupcake Box Set - My Scrap Chick
Butterfly and flower - X-cut palm punches
cupcake paper as above
Ribbon and stick on gems - Meiflower

and finally, all packed up in it's acetate box.

It was lucky that I enjoy cutting out, as there was a lot of it, all done by hand as I don't have an electronic cutting machine yet, but I really enjoyed making something a bit different from my usual kind of thing.

I am entering the cupcake in the following challenges

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - #188 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - #69 - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - #135 - Birthdays
Delightful Challenges  - Anything Goes
TIME OUT Challenges - #11 - Celebrations with Optional Twist Butterflies
Crafty Creations - #269 Flower
Penny's Paper-Crafty -  #189 Anything goes

Thanks for dropping in,
Colette xx


Pat K said...

Gorgeous creations Colette, a gift to treasure for sure. Wonderful colours and dp...I love it all. hugs, Pat K x

Cards By MI said...

A big WOW! such a perfect creation. It's so pretty and I would probably never have given it away. LoL
Totally stunning!
Love n hugs

Maritha said...

OMG!!!!! I THINK YOU ARE THE STAR OF CRAFTING SWEETIE. That is just brill..... would love to try that template. Looks totally gorgeous ♡


DONNA said...


sandie said...

Looks like you made Donna's day! And I can sure see why, this is amazing, the colours are perfect for a cupcake and I love the pearls around the edge and layered rose. So pleased you shared this delight with us at Time Out x

Sandy Palmer said...

Oh wow, this is awesome! I am sure this is a big hit with the recipient! Wonderful cutting out job! It looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful challenges, "Anything Goes"! :)

Becky said...

wow.. This is absolutely fabulous!

cotnob said...

Wow! This is brilliant Colette, your cupcake is gorgeous and the box to put it in is fabulous - such a wonderful gift.

NickScrapShack said...

Wow! what a project! That cupcake look fantastic.

Thank you for playing along with our AG challenge at Delightful Challenges this week.
Good luck!

JMC Creates said...

What a wow statement piece its fabulous. Jacqui DT Sister Act

Laurian said...

Fabulous creation!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope you'll be back soon!



michele said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Lesley said...

Wow! Such alot of work has gone into this and it's fab! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Creations x

Beverley said...

Such a wonderful creation & looks good enough to eat! Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge :) Hugs Bev x

Rosietoes said...

My work Colette that is magnificent. What a labour of love and such a fab keeper. I'm sure your friend adored it. :) x

Tiziana Biagioli said...

Wonder who love the cup cake ... wonderful job ...
Thank you to joining us Wag's Whiskers'll look next time
kisses hugs
Dt Tiziana