Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cupcake Box - Simon Says and Whiff of Joy Challenges

I found this cute little cupcake box template a few days ago through Mel Stampz blog. Mel has an awesome blog with lots of tutorials, templates and generally cool info. Some information comes from her and some are links that she gives to other Web sites and blogs. She has a whole page of links for cup cakes - cards, recipes, boxes, etc. This template I got from Sharon's blog, which was linked on that page. It looks like a miniature Chinese take out container and is perfect for one cupcake or muffin. There's even a little insert that goes inside to hold the cupcake in place.

I made the little box for this week's Simon Says Challenge - Anything BUT a Card. Since I used Henry Celebrating Mouse and it's pink and brown - it also qualifies for the Whiff of Joy challenge. As usual, things did not go as planned. I think I have a hard time visualizing how big things really are. I intended to put Henry on the side of the box, then tie the ribbon on top with a little tag that said Happy Birthday, but Henry is way too big to fit right on the side of the box, so he got made into a tag and tied on top. I used a pattern cardstock for this box, but you can also use plain and stamp on it or embellish as you like. I was just trying to keep it easy for myself and I have tons of pattern cardstock that I got in a giant pack at Costco.

This was such a fun and easy little box to make. I think I might use these at Christmas time for little goody boxes for my coworkers. Unless I find something else that catches my fancy before then - which is very likely. :) I think it would also be really cute to put a muffin inside and give it with a mug and some coffee or tea as a breakfast package. So many ideas, so little time. :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Stamp: Henry Celebrating Mouse (Whiff of Joy)
Paper: Pink and white polka dot pattern cardstock (Costco); brown and white are scraps
Tools and embellishments: Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); cup cake box template (Sharon Rivera - Artful Avocations); ribbon
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits


a portland granny said...

What a cute box, and I like the way the little mouse is attached--good mistake!! As always, it is so fun to visit your site!

Susan said...

Just adorable. Might also be a good idea for Davin's teacher at Christmas.

Rach said...

how cute is this little box, fabulous colouration of henry. thank you for joining us at whiff of joy. hugs rachxx

Karen O said...

What a cute box:) And Henry is just the sweetest mouse in the world!
Hugs, Karen

Chris (catt871) said...

Wow, what a great little box! So pretty! Thanks for the link to the template!! Thank you for joining in on the Simon Says Stamp challenge! We hope to see you next week too!!!
Chris & the rest of the DT

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, brilliant creation.
Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge
Debby said...

Great box, and adorable image! I love it!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!