Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mini Cupcake Box

Love is in the air as the Stampin' Pretty Pals share the love with cards and projects for today's Pals Blog Hop!

You've probably hopped over from Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!, I'm stop number 27 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along"" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for love themed paper projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.

My project for today is a mini cupcake box. I've made cupcake boxes for regular size cupcakes and when I saw these Valentine Mini Cupcakes at the grocery store, I was inspired to make a sweet little box for them too. I think they would be cute to send to school for a Valentine's Day and since we can only send store bought treats, these would be perfect for the kiddos.

UPDATE: If you would like to watch the video, please click here.

Early Expresso, Pretty In Pink CS, Love Patterns DSP, acetate, Scallop Circle Punch, Full Heart Punch, Heart To Heart Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, SNAIL & Stampin' Dimensionals.

Base - 6" x 6" Early Expresso CS. Score at 2" & 4", rotate 90 degrees and score at 2" & 4". Cut on 2" & 4" score line to the first intersecting score line. Repeat on opposite side. Add sticky strip to the 4 outer tabs and assemble. Cut 4 - 1-7/8" x 1-7/8" of DSP and adhere to all 4 sides of base. Using Heart to Heart Punch, punch 4 hearts in Pretty In Pink CS and apply dimensional on back, adhere 1 in the center of all 4 sides of base.

Insert - 2-7/16" x 2-7/16" DSP. Score 1/4" on all 4 sides. Punch Scallop Circle in center of insert. Cut on two of the score lines to intersecting score line and repeat on opposite side. Apply SNAIL to 4 outer tabs and assemble. Place inside base to hold mini cupcake.

Lid - 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" Early Expresso CS. Score 3/4" on all 4 sides. Correction: lid is scored at 1/2" on all 4 sides. Center and punch Full Heart punch in the center of lid. Cut acetate 1-7/8" x 1-7/8" and apply mini glue dot in each corner. Adhere to inside of lid over heart. Cut on two of the score lines to intersecting score line and repeat on opposite side. Apply SNAIL to 4 outer tabs and assemble. Cut 4 - 1-7/8" x 1/2"3/8" strips of DSP and adhere to all 4 sides of lid. Punch 2 mini hearts with Heart to Heart punch in Pretty In Pink CS. Adhere to lid with mini glue dots.

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Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Jessica Ying at YoYoStamping Studio, stop number 28 on the Love Is In The Air Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

    1. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft

    2. Maggie Mata at MaggieMadeCards

    3. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff

    4. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping

    5. Dawn Tidd at My Stampin' Blog

    6. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!

    7. Susan Lankford at Stampin' Crafty Corner

    8. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee

    9. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp

    10. Cindy Hall at Pretty Impact

    11. Frenchiee Hum at Frenchiee's Spot.

    12. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner

    13. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog

    14. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings

    15. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole

    16. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty

    17. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts

    18. Amanda Cramer at Mrs. C with Style!

    19. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions

    20. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space

    21. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations

    22. Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner

    23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti

    24. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter

    25. Emily Steggell at Em's Creations

    26. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!

    27. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog

    28. Jessica Ying at YoYoStamping Studio

    29. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements

    30. Joan Norris at My Creative Impressions

    31. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner



  1. ADORABLE!! It's on my list of 'to make'. Thank you very much for the directions!

  2. This is definitely a "one to try"! So cute! Thanks for sharing the instructions.

  3. Wonderful little box and so well executed. Great job. TFS!

  4. what an adorable box and THANK YOU so much for sharing all the dimensions. i'm going to try to put one of these together as a sample before my next club.

  5. Cute little treat box. Great cupcake. Now I'm hungry!

  6. Beth, this is such a cute adorable box and thank-you so much for sharing the dimensions. Looks so Yummy!! Beautiful pictures as well.

  7. That IS a sweet little box! Thanks for the dimensions!

  8. What a cute and fun little box, Beth! Love the heart window on top! Anyone would love to receive this on Valentine's Day!

  9. I just knew you would make something absolutely adorable! Susan

  10. So cute, I will definitely be making some of these in my future! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Adorable!!!! Thank you for the participating in the blog hop. I am loving all of the projects.

  12. Hi Beth,just poppin in from the UK to check out all the lovely creations on this blog hop.
    I love your sweet little cup cake box and will be having a go myself.Now where can I find the cupcakes lol. Thanks for sharing.
    Lottie x

  13. Very cute! I noticed you are from Shiloh, IL: I am from Troy, IL, but have lived in Belleville and Scott AFB. Did you get the cupcakes at Dierbergs? I miss that store: in Ft. Wayne, Indiana now. Many blessings to you!

    1. Yes, Dierbergs is the bomb....big, beautiful store and the employees are so friendly!

  14. Just found your Blog from Split Coast. The Box is so Cute! I've been working on some Valentine Cards for an upcoming Blog Hop that I'm going to be in. Love making things for Valentines Day. Just became a follower of yours. Would Love for you to come visit my blog sometime. :0)

  15. Hi! The box is so lovely and looking at it I really wanted to try and make 1 myself. But the measurements are all in inches and I don't quite get it. =[ Is it possible to convert them to cm? =/