Monday, September 5, 2011



My Niece Marlee just LOVES cupcakes, so her last birthday celebration was - you guessed it - a Cupcake Themed, fun-filled afternoon!

There was a giant cupecake shaped cake with smaller cupcakes surrounding it that all of the girls decorated in their own special way, a special rhinestone cupake t-shirt and cupcake crown for the birthday girl.

When thinking of a special gift, I sketched a Cupcake Gift Box and knew it would be the perfect container for this celebration.

I started with a basic 5" round paper mache box from the craft store topped with a 5" STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Ball, which I cut in half, layered with Aleene's Tacky Glue and Glittered with Tourmaline (hot pink) glitter from the Martha Stewart collection at Michael's. The papers are from the October Afternoon Thrift Shop Collection - Near Mint (stripe), Collector's Item, (blue doily) and Still in Box (yellow damask). I used pastel jumbo brads for the "Candy Sprinkles", a white tinsel wrapped 1" STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Ball for the "Cherry on Top" and custom dyed Satin Seam Binding Ribbon with Dusty Concord re-inker from the Tim Holtz Distress Ink line by Ranger. A green painted wooden skewer with paper flag, Melissa Frances celebrate rub-on and pearl accent, finishes off this special gift box.

Since Marlee is my crafty pal, I filled the Cupcake Gift Box with some craft supplies and a Michael's gift card, so we can go shopping together!

So, now it is time for the SEPTEMBER GIVEAWAY!

The Designer Crafts Connection has something special this month - a set of Scrapbook Soup, Series 100 DVDs! Scrapbook Soup is now airing on your local PBS TV channel featuring Julie McGuffee and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Check your local listings and if it isn't listed, call the station and request it! Program managers always like to hear what their viewers want to watch.

To enter to win, list the names of the Designer Crafts Connection blogs where you see the Scrapbook Soup logo back in the comments section of Julie McGuffee's blog Life in the Craft Lane. To see all the blogs, click on the "hop forward" button wherever you see the blue DCC logo in the sidebar. Keep on hopping and you will end up back at Julie McGuffee's blog where you can add your comment. The winner will be announced on Julie McGuffee's blog on September 15th!

Thanks for stopping by! - Beth


Melony Bradley said...

Cute, Cute, Cute Beth! You do such a great job with Styrofoam!

Debra said...

So cute Beth! Love the glittered cupcake!

Einat Kessler said...

sooo cute and yummy!!

Candice Windham said...

Beth, this is just gorgeous! The styro ball for the top of the cupcake is such a great idea, and filling it with craft supplies was just genius!