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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Karen's Fun Blog said...

Very nice Billie! Good luck on the dt would be great addition to their team!! : )

Kim Bush said...

Good luck on the DT entry! Great job on the project, they turned out just wonderfully! I am so glad the parents gave you some good feedback :)

PinkLadyCarol said...

Love your cupcake holders Billie -- so cute and creative. I think you would be an asset to their design team. Good luck!

Kathy Billings said...

Really cute cupcake holders Billie. I hope you make the design team. It's their loss if you don't...well it's also the followers loss. Your work is beautiful and inspirational.

Deanna said...

Your cupcake holders turned out great Billie. Good luck on your Design Team entry. I sure hope the recognize your talent and give you a place on the team.

Heather in FL said...

Very cute!! Good luck on making the design team!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't believe these are as easy as you described! They look like they have lots of detail! Great job!!!!
Thanks for sharing,
Judy Garrelts