Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Design Team Entry


Hi Blogger Friends!

I’ve taken some “time off” from being on a design team, but I’ve decided it’s time to go back to work.  ;-)  That said, I’m using this project as my entry for the Scrapbook Pal design team.  Wish me luck………….

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I am the room mom for my youngest daughter’s 2nd grade class, so when we started planning their holiday party and one of the moms mentioned making cupcakes, I knew I wanted to make some cupcake holders.  I needed 20-25 of them, so I wanted them to be pretty simple. 

For this project, you’ll need: 

For the cupcake holder, I cut the patterned paper (I used 12x12) at 7 inches with the Sweet Treats cartridge, saving your scraps for later.  Using the Scor Pal, score along all the score lines (notches) that the Cricut makes for us.  Fold along score lines, making sure to fold toward the inside of your box.  Adhere with your desired liquid adhesive. 

Using the scraps from your patterned paper, cut a strip of paper 1” by 8” long.  Adhere to your box for a handle.  I adhered my handles on the outside of the box, because I knew I would be covering them with the trees.  Set aside.

With your white cardstock, cut two trees at 3 1/4” using Sesame Street Seasons.  Cut two more trees with black cardstock using the shadow feature at 3 1/4” using Sesame Street Seasons.  Apply adhesive to the back of the white cardstock and adhere to the black shadow. 

For added dimension and a snowy/glittery effect, ink white tree layer with Antique Linen distress ink and add Star Dust Stickles

Cut one set of the scalloped edge from page 58 using the shift feature of the cupcake holder.  For this step, you could cut two of these and use the longer pieces for the scalloped edges.  I was making them for a 2nd grade class party, so I didn’t fret about two of them being shorter than the others.  ;-)

Apply all four pieces of the scalloped edge to the top edge of each end of the box.  I used the shorter pieces behind the trees.

When the Stickles have dried, add a pop dots to the backs of the trees and adhere to the cupcake holders, over the top of the handles.

D….O….N….E!  Easy, huh?

What kind of feedback did I get?  As I suspected, the kids were more interested in the contents of the cupcake holders.  The adults, on the other hand, gave rave reviews and said I should make some to sell for birthday parties – that’s a good idea!!!!

I would love to see your cupcake holders if you make them!  :-)

Thanks for stopping by!


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Friday, December 09, 2011

My Memories WINNER



oma5911 said...

My favorite template is "Cherished Love Template" Since I am redoing my own wedding album... I may just have to have it!!!!

November 8, 2011 11:11 PM


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