Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"Sweet" Birthday

As promised, here is the gift I made for my Aunt Mel! She came over today to use my Big Shot so I didn't have to wait very long to give it to her :) I couldn't wait to share it with you all! When I was getting the supplies, Joe thought I was making her cupcakes. Then when he saw the finished product he said "you're getting her ingredients for cupcakes for her birthday?!" haha He didn't know there was a $25 gift certificate for Stampin' Up inside the little apron card!

I saw this idea on Becky Roberts' blog and couldn't wait to have a reason to make one! I basically cased her colors and layout for the apron card. There is a link from Becky's blog to the original creator. She gives dimensions for covering the cake mix, but not for the little pouch on the front. I doubt mine is the same as hers, but it worked, so I will share with you the instructions for mine.

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Basic BlackWhisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Accessories: Colluzle, SU Markers, Eyelet Border Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Twine, Hole Punch, Silver Brads, Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Dimentionals

1. Measure the width of your box and cut your Rich Razzleberry to be that length x 11 (mine was 5 3/8 x 11). Score at 1 1/2 from one of the long ends. Line it up on the box and figure out your next score line--since different brands will be different sizes. Score on line and do the same for another piece of Razzleberry.
2. Stamp the image from Crazy for Cupcakes in Versamark all over the Razzleberry paper. This is hard to see in these pictures, but if you click here, you can view a bigger picture on SCS. Adhere paper together to form a sleeve for the cake mix (leaving the bottom open for now)
3. Run Melon Mambo Ribbon up and down one side to form the little handle. Adhere under bottom flap and then finish adhering bottom
4. Run the ribbon up the front (starting about 2 inches from the bottom) and adhere on back in line with the handle ribbon.
5. To create the little pouch you will need a 6 1/2 x 3 1/4 piece of Razzleberry. Score it at 3/4 and 1 1/4 on all sides. Cut the bottom two boxes off each side to form a big T. Snip up to second score lines on the bottom to form the flaps and fold box together. Decorate with Razzleberry Lemonade, a strip of Basic Black punched with the Eyelet Border Punch, and the sentiment from Crazy for Cupcakes punched with the Large Oval Punch and adhered to a Scalloped Oval Punch.
6. Adhere pouch to front of box (covering ribbon) using Sticky Strip.

7. Cut a 4 x 10 piece of Razzleberry for the apron card. Score at 5 and fold on the score line.
8. The curves for the card were done by hand and then the same pattern was followed on the DSP. Punch two holes in the top of the DSP and attach silver brads and a small loop of Pretty in Pink ribbon for the strap. Adhere DSP to card base with another strip of Basic Black punched with the Eyelet Border.
9. Stamp cupcake four times on scrap piece of paper. Color and cut out, popping one of the icing layers up on each. Adhere to card.
10. Measure your icing container and cut DSP accordingly. Use Sticky Strip to adhere.
11. Cut two circles from the Coluzzle (again measure it for your specific container)--one from Razzleberry and the other from the DSP. Adhere cupcake to center of circles and adhere to top of container.
12. Wrap Melon Mambo Ribbon around the icing and tie a tag using twine.
13. A gift card (printed off of my computer for SU money) was attached inside using the slit punch.

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