Saturday, May 3, 2014

Cupcake Boxes Again

Hello Crafty Friends! I'm back again with another cupcake box. This one was also made for a friend who was having a birthday. She had specifically asked for me to make her strawberry cupcakes and I was more than happy to make them for her.

Again, I used Design on Cloud 9's K-cup Box file and super sized it. For the exact measurements visit the cupcake box tutorial here

There's a couple of differences between the two though. One being the shape of the window and the other being this awesome purple flower. I created it using DC9's Fancy Flowers file set. 

For the window: I used DC9's Laurie's Labels and the same technique described in the tutorial.

For the  flower: I combined 2 different flowers from this set to make the purple flower. I used the violet (flower 3) and the daisy (flower 4) and combined them together. The daisy was the base and I glued the violet petals to each daisy petal. There are 4 layers of petals to make this flower.
So, it went:
Bottom/ base 
8 violet petals
then 7 petals
then 6 petals
then 4 petals
Make sure when you start a new row you start placement in between petals of the previous row. Otherwise, if you just place the next row of petals directly above the previous row it makes it difficult to see the separate layers.

I added some Prima hydrangea flowers & leaves, & buttons and Hero Arts' flower shaped bling for the centers. And, I twisted light weight wire onto dragonfly bead sand made stems, and curled the wire. Lastly, I simply colored the bead with permanent ink markers and glued in place behind the flowers.

 This box will hold 4 standard sized cupcakes. 
For  extra stability I added a 5.75"x5.75" sheet of chipboard to the bottom of the box .

I love the scallops of this box!! Too cute!!

You  can really see the scallops from this view as well as see the gorgeous paper better too!

Speaking of...

For this project I used paper from DCWV's Cherry Limeade Stack.

I really do mean GORGEOUS!!  The colors are so luscious & vibrant! And, the best part... I bought it at Michaels' for $5!! They had a AWESOME sale of DCWV 12"x12" pads... this was one of the stacks that was on sale for the special promotion! Yeah, I picked up 2 of this stack! I'd be crazy not to. LOL


There you have it... A beautifully decorated gift box! I can almost guarantee that it took me longer to make the box than it did the cupcakes! Aaaahhh, what we do for friends. But, you know what, it's the extra little things that make them know just how much you care. And, whenever a friend receives a handmade gift you know they can just feel how much love was put into it!

Have a beautiful weekend 
Happy Crafting!!