Sunday, January 4, 2009

Birthday Projects - Cupcake Treat Basket

Day 4
Birthday Cupcake Treat Basket

It's a cupcake! LOL
How could I resist. I actually made this back when this set was on sale. I was inspired by this cupcake box on SCS by mm9772.
I stamped the frosting part of the cupcake image on one of the retired designer paper pieces from the hostess rewards in the Spring Summer 2008 catalog. I stapled 4 paper pieces together. I cut all four "frostings" at one time. For the brown cupcake paper I crimped the Close to Cocoa paper them cut to the desired shape.
I cut smaller base pieces out of white to attach the papers to. I cut the base of the cupcake longer, score and folded in into the center to form the bottom of the basket.
I set pink eyelets on all four side pieces to run the White Tafetta Ribbon through. This is to prevent the cardstock from tearing. I advise still being gentle when pulling the ribbon through the eyelets.
I punched large ovals out of the scraps and layers them with 3 birthday greetings from It's Your birthday! to hang from the ribbon bow. I cut a #2 Scallop circle with my Big Shot and attached to the bottom to add extra support. I would put a bag of treats in here rather than loose as the sides are open.
The handle is wheeled with the Cupcakes regular wheel. It actually pivots back and forth. When I set the eyelets with the Crop A Dile I didn't squeeze it totally shut, only about 3/4 of the way. That way the paper was not pinched and will pivot. I put white circles over the inside of the eyelets as they were rough to touch. This way I can get get lots of treats inside!


Paula said...

That is so cute Kim. I love all things cupcake.

Anonymous said...

Seriously cute project!

Kathy said...

what genius to be able to pull all this together! Love it!

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