Monday, August 2, 2010

Blog Hop - Cupcake Kit


As I posted, I have previously made these for a
3D swap at Regionals in 2009.  I also did a class for them last summer.  They are not hard to make, just a lot of parts!  Here is that post.

The original idea came from Nicole Heady.
I altered it a bit using the Jiffy mixes as I didn't want the frosting a separate item.  It's just a matter of adjusting the height of the wrapper around the 2 mixes.
I dyed White Satin Ribbon with Razzleberry Reinker.  (Use 5 drops of water to 1 drop of ink.)  It took quite a bit of mix to get the depth of color I wanted. 


The cupcake picks are packaged in a vellum envelope I made and decorated.  I used layered circles and brads on the back so I could tie it shut. Short Popsicle sticks are the actual pick part.  Sticky Strip is used to attach the same designs front and back to these.  Melon Mambo is sponged around the edged.  I tied my last scrap of Daffodil Delight 1/8" ribbon on the top pick!  Each one should have a ribbon.

Side view

Happy Stamping!

New Catalog Blog Hop How tos

I confess I didn't bake goodies for every package.  If I had, and then eaten them, I would have put the 10 lbs. back on that I lost so far this month!  :)  By buying a few treats I was able to showcase how to package items and not have too many treats in the house!

 
Jar of apple butter, jam, or jelly packaging
Cut a scallop circle with the Big Shot and the largest Scallop Die.
Shape it gently over the jar to see what area would be on top. 
Stamp on this circle area.
Folded it down over the jar lid (You can hold this in place by using
a thin rubberband to hold the circle down over the jar lid.)
Fold raffia into a 24” length (Actual length depends on your jar size.)
Wrap raffia around the jar and tied it off.
Take off rubberband at this point.
Cut a band 1.25” that will fit around your jar.
Stamp desired images on band.
Center ends on front of jar, attach with Sticky Strip Tape.
Stamp and decorate your Homemade stamp,
using Strip Tape attach over ends on front of jar.

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Banded Mini Lunch Bag
Lunch bag measures 6.5” x 3.5”
You can use any size bag
you’ll just need to adapt your band
to fit the bag you use.

Cut:1 strip 3” x 11”
1 strip 3” x 4”
Punch edges with Scallop Edge Punch .
Score longest strip at 3” , 8.5”, and 10.5”.
Attach 4” strip to end that is scored at 10.5”.
You can stamp in band at this time.
Attach a piece of Sticky Strip Tape to between 8.5 and 10.5 score lines
(This is to attach the bag so it doesn’t slip out.)
Wrap band around bag to insure it fits.
Fill bag with goodies if you haven’t yet.
Attach bottom of bag to band with Sticky Strip Tape.
Attach the ends of the band together on front side of bag with Sticky Strip Tape.
Create your medallion:
Stamp Homemade stamp on white.
Punch out center with 1 ¾” punch.
Layer center circle on Baja Blue Scallop punched with 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
Punch out remainder of image on white with same 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
Flip this ring over and attach behind Baja Blue Scallop.
To create ruffle:
Cut a 1” x 11” strip of cardstock. Run it through the crimper.
Pinch together so it “gathers”.
Place pieces of sticky strip around back side of scallop shape.
Working around attach ruffle strip to scallop.
Attach to front of band where edges overlap with Dimensionals.


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Take Out Birthday Treat Boxes
Lined up this way, they almost spell out
Happy Birthday to You.
We have the cutest Take out boxes in the Summer Mini.  Sadly there wasn't time to order some before the hop.  These were something I had in my stash.
Use wheels or stamps to decorate the box before assembling.
Tie a ribbon around the box.
Stamp 2 images of Homemade in 2 complimentary colors on white.
Punch the center of one image with the 1 ¾” Circle punch.
Layer it over the other image punched with the 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
I colored the cupcake wrapper and put Crystal Effects over the frosting on the cupcake.
After the CE dries, punch a hole and attach to ribbon with white embroidery thread.

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MDS Bitty Boxes
I used My Digital Studio and the Mini Project Boxes - Digital Download 120171.
I exported the box pattern and printed 4 out in 3 sizes. (One to show you with treats.)
I used Whisper White CS preprinted with the My Digital Studio Spring Shades Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 120172.
After assembling I filled them with goodies, stacked and tied Organza ribbon around them in a large bow. To make the tower more secure I attached them to each other with Sticky Strip Tape.

The tag is:
1- 2 3/8” Scallop Punch in Pumpkin Pie and crimped
1- 1 ¾” Circle punch in Whisper White
1- Stamped image in Rose Red punched with the 1 ¾” Circle punch. Trimmed at top and bottom. I applied Crystal Effects mixed with Pumpkin Pie reinker to the frosting part. It is too dark. I should have used Daffodil Delight.
2 Very thin strips of Daffodil Delight (Actually scrap laying on my desk!)
Layer these in the order listed.
Punch a hole and hang from bow with Daffodil Delight 1/8” ribbon.
The tissue in the box is a scrap left over from the project on Wednesday July 28th.

Using the Eyelet punch on tissue paper.
Use 4 layers of tissue paper, fold in half over a piece of copy paper, then punch the folded edge.
Cake Boxes These are very easy.

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Box #2 BS die
Wheel or stamp your image on them. I used the Very Vintage Wheel.
Assemble box. I found I had to trim the front flap you insert at each end to fit inside.
You can just overlap the top flap over the front of the box.
Here is where you would insert the cake!

To attach a ribbon around the box:
Use a 1” circle and Sticky Strip tape. Place Sticky Strip down center of 1” circle.
Wrap the ribbon around box so ends meet on top of box over circle with Sticky Strip on it.
Stamp Homemade in Bashful Blue on white.

Punch the center of image with the 1 ¾” Circle punch.
Layer it over Night of Navy Scallop punched with the 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
Attach over ribbon and 1” circle with Sticky Strip. You want these free to slide off.
I filled 10 with punches. I put something in the bags each month with my club orders.

This year I’m going to try to make each one some type of product.
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Circle Box Cookie Holder
This was created using a tutorial from Andrea Walford
The Homemade tag is 2 layers stamped and punched like the other tags.

The band is 2” wide and scored every ½” before wrapping it around the box.

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Cookie Treat Bags
The bags are 7.5” tall x 5” wide
I folded the top edge over 1.5” and wrapped a ribbon around the bag.
Make sure your ends meet on the center front so they are hidden by the tag.
Stamp 2 images on white. Once in Chocolate Chip, One in Rose Red.
From the Chocolate Chip image punch out the words with the Word Window Punch.
Now the tricky part, insert the words back into the same punch from the bottom side of the punch,
(so you can see what you are doing), and punch the ends so it is just the words.
Layer over the words of the Rose Red image punched with the 1 ¾” Circle punch.
Punch out Chocolate Chip image with the 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
Layer Rose Red 1 3/8” circle over the Chocolate Chip Scallop that you punched the words out of.
Center on ribbon and attach to ribbon with Sticky Strip.
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Matchbox Pattie Treats
These could hold any type of homemade treat that fits inside. Fudge was my first thought!
Using the Big Shot match Box die cut a base and a top.
Assemble. Put slider section over base upside down (For strength while working.).
Wrap Satin ribbon around box. Attach to front, center of slider section with Sticky Strip.
Stamp Homemade in Bashful Blue on white.
Punch the center of image with the 1 ¾” Circle punch.
Layer it over a Whisper White Scallop punched with the 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
Attach over ribbon with Sticky Strip. Turn box base right side up in slider cover.
I lined the inside of the matchbox with a piece of parchment paper cut to size,
so the candy coating wouldn’t soak into the cardstock.

Embossed Pillow Box Wedding Favors
Cut boxes from Bashful Blue with Pillow Box BS die
Emboss only front side in Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die 114517.
Assemble box.
Tie White ¼” Grosgrain ribbon around box. A little off center. Don’t hide your embossed image!
Punch 1 Scallop Oval punch in Bashful Blue.
Stamp - Just for You, from Just Believe, punch with large Oval Punch in white.
Layer on Scallop Oval.
Punch out the word Homemade, with Word Window punch, from Bashful Blue image stamped on white scrap.
Hold together 2 images, punch a hole for white thread or cording to go through.
Tie to ribbon tied around box. I attached the homemade word at an angle with a glue dot to the oval. It kept turning upside down.
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Easy Quick Treat Bag
Bag 4.5’ x 5”
Cut Early Espresso strip 1” wide x 9” long.
Score 2” from each end.
Attach to bag with Sticky Strip, tucking one end inside bag.
Stamp 3 images on Very Vanilla.
1 full image and 1 of the cupcake row in Early Espresso, one full image in Regal Rose.
From cupcake row punch out center cupcake with ½” circle punch.
Punch the Regal Rose with the 1 ¾” Circle punch.
Attach cupcake over center cupcake on Regal Rose image.
Layer it over Early Espresso Scallop punched with the 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
Attach over band on center front of bag.
Insert treats!

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Stepped Up Treat Bag
Bag 3.75’ x 5’
Cut 2 Real Red strip 2.5” x 11”
Punched edge with Eyelet Punch and crimp. Pinch together a little to create ruffle effect.
Attach to inside edge of bag with Sticky Strip, keep 1” above top edge of bag
You will use the excess ruffle scrap on the tag.
Tissue paper is loose liner inside bag.
Using the Eyelet punch on tissue paper.
Using 4 layers of tissue paper, fold in half over a piece of copy paper, then punch the folded edge.
Cut 1 Real Red tag from the 2 Tags BS die

Cut a strip of Crumb Cake 2.5” x 3”
Crimp and attach Sticky Strip to top and bottom edge.
Attach scrap of ruffle edge to bottom of tag using Sticky Strip.
Attach to tag front, trim off excess.
Stamp 2 images one in Crumb Cake one in Real Red.

Punch the Crumb Cake image with the 1 ¾” Circle punch.
Layer it over Real Red image punched with the 2 3/8” Scallop Punch.
Draw in line for cupcake wrappers in Real Red.
Using 2Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds, cover frosting on cupcakes.
Attach to tag with either Dimensionals or Sticky Strip.
Tie a bow with Linen thread through slots and hole of tag.


That's the packaging for the treats!