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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Design Team Call for My Pink Stamper

Hi Everyone. If you haven't heard yet, Robyn from My Pink Stamper is having a design team call for the second half of the year. She has a challenge up for her DT Call; read about it here if you're interested. Robyn's blog and video tutorials helped get me acquainted with the Cricut when I first bought it 2.5 years ago. She has a lot of helpful tips and tricks and her projects are so super cute. So, even if you're not interested in applying for the design team, be sure to stop by her website!


My project for this challenge is a cupcake box.



To create this cupcake box, I used 2 different Cricut Cartridges -- George and Basic Shapes and Storybook and I also used the preloaded cartridge Gypsy Wanderings for the handle. This file was made completely from scratch.

I started with George and Basic Shapes. I used mostly squares and resized them to the size I wanted. This box is a 3" cube with a window cut out at about1.5" from the Cricut Storybook Cartridge. For the top, I used a rounded triangle and resized an oval to create a slit for the handles to be pulled through. The handles are a cut from Gypsy Wanderings.

For the little tag up on the corner, I used the scallop from Mini Monograms cut at 2". I cut out the cupcake image from the same sheet of cardstock that I used for the box itself. I used a pop dot to place the monogram on the outside of the cupcake box.



Recipe
Paper - DCWV Sweet Stack
Cricut Cartridges - George and Basic Shapes, Storybook, Mini Monograms (for the tag), Gypsy Wanderings (for the handle)
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Other - Provocraft Gypsy, pop dots (for the tag), Pink ATG

In addition to the box, I also made the cupcake holder inside (so the cupcake stays in place and doesnt hit the sides of the box. Since my box is 3" x 3", using my gypsy, I layered two 4" rectangles over each other and welded them. This gave the holder a height of about 0.5" so that it did not come up over the window on the box. I inserted 3 circles in the middle; one that was 2.5" and two smaller ones that were about 0.75". Creating a circle that is 2.5" will fit a standard sized cupcake. 







Making boxes and customizing them to the sizes I want is my new obsession these days... so you may be seeing more posts of my box creations. =)

Hope you enjoyed yourself. Thanks for stopping by.

Have a fabulous day!

10 comments:

  1. This is a darling cupcake box! I love the window shape you chose to use and the matching tag looks great! Good luck!!

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  2. That is so cute good luck!
    Judy

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  3. Wow! I'm impressed that you designed this cupcake holder with just your Gypsy and George, Storybook & Wanderings!! Super, super impressed! Great job & good luck!

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  4. and that's why your blog should have been called paper engineering! lol. you're a creative genius. love it!

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  5. are you able to do the cupcake holder for 3 mini cupcakes? =D

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  6. This is sooo kute and kreative...good luck...just became a follower...hope you do the same.

    http://janjan808kreate.blogspot.com/

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  7. Very talented! Your box is awesome!
    www.dawnicakorner.blogspot.com

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  8. Your cupcake box is adorable, fabulous design.

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  9. Thanks so much for stopping by mt blog! I love your box! I can't believe you made this from scratch? It's awesome!!
    Craftelicious.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow, this box is SUPER awesome. I love it. I will need to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.
    www.SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

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