Friday, May 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Sis!


I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! I deleted the post for that day. At the time when I wrote it, I was feeling very sad and depressed. My mom passed away 6 months ago and spending Mother's Day without her was very difficult for me. I miss her terribly.

I have been fighting a cold and disappeared for a few days but I'm feeling better now and hopefully the worst is over. My sister's birthday is May 19th and I made her card today. Her, her son Anthony and his baby, Tucker (puppy) are coming for a visit in 2 weeks. We love them dearly and can't wait to see them. My sister and I will spend the week being creative. We're starting our Christmas cards and will be making gifts all day. So I should have a lot to post. Maybe I can talk her into making a video to post of one of our projects. We're both technology challenged, so this should be good : )

Happy Birthday!

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Inside view:

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Friday, May 1, 2009

How To Make an Individual Cupcake Box

Blog Photos 13141 Next week is Teacher Appreciation week, so why not make a cupcake for your child's teacher and present it to them in a sweet little box to thank them for all they do. Male or female...everyone loves cupcakes! Needing a little birthday gift for a co-worker or neighbor...these would be perfect. These would also be cute for a child's birthday or baby shower and send them home with a yummy treat. Make these for wedding favors and embellish in the bridal party colors and make white cupcakes, lightly dip the tops in melted white chocolate and them dip in shredded coconut ...gorgeous and yummy! The possibilities are endless.

Directions and Supplies for Cupcake Box are below and in the sidebar under Cupcake Corner with recipes.

Supplies:

Cardstock or double-sided paper cut, 10-1/2" square (base), 6-1/8" square (lid), and

4-7/8" square (insert to hold cupcake)

3" circle cutter (lid)

2-1/2" circle cutter (insert)

Stampin' UP! Window sheets or you can use the 3M Write-on transparency film (you can find these where office supplies are sold)

Sticky Strip & Glue Dots

Assorted embellishments

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Base of the box 10-1/2" x 10-1/2"

Step #1 : Score at 3-1/4", rotate and score all 4 sides. Blog Photos 13145

(sorry, I shouldn't have used red, it's difficult to see the score lines)

Step # 2: Cut on 4 score lines to where the scores intersect - 2 on each side.Blog Photos 13146

Step #3: Adhere flaps to inside of box with Sticky Strip. Blog Photos 13149

Lid 6-1/8" x 6-1/8"

Step #1: Score at 1", rotate and score all 4 sides. Cut on 4 score lines (2 on each side) to where the scores intersect (same as box base).

Step #2: Cut 3" circle in center of lid.

Step #3: Cut 4" x 4 clear window sheet or 3M transparency sheets and adhere with glue dots on under side of lid.

Step #4: Adhere flaps to inside of box with Sticky Strip. Blog Photos 13151

Insert 4-7/8" x 4-7/8"

Step #1: Score at 1/2" rotate and score all 4 sides. Cut on 4 score lines (2 on each side) to where the scores intersect (same as box base & lid). Blog Photos 13150

Step #2: Cut 2-1/2" circle in center of lid.

Step #3: Adhere flaps to inside of box with Sticky Strip and place inside box base to hold cupcake.

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Embellish outside of box with ribbon, monogrammed tag, thank you tag, etc.

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If you have any questions, please let me know. Have a great weekend!