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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Baby Shower

Hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend.  Now all the decorating is finished I was able to spend a bit of time today in my newly decorated and organised crafty space (see post below for pictures).  Managed to get a DT card done and some preparation work on some Mothers Day cards.

My share for today is a project I have been working on whilst doing the decorating.  My two lovely daughters are hosting a baby shower here tomorrow for their best friend.  She is expecting a little girl in March.  They asked me if I could make some cupcake boxes as they wanted to make some cupcakes and give them as favours when the guests were leaving.  Here is the result.

I started out by making a basic box and lid using my Ultimate Pro embossing board from Crafters Companion.  I then cut squares of pink coredinations, inked the edges slightly and adhered these to the sides of the box.  The little image is from Pink Gem designs and was just perfect for the front of the box.
For the lid I cut an opening in the top using one of my dies.  Acetate was then attached to make a window.  Some pink ribbon around the lid, some gems and pearls and the box was finished.

I made a cupcake holder insert for the bottom of each box to stop the cupcake moving around.

Once the first one was done I showed my girls and asked what they thought.  They were really pleased with the result and promptly asked me to make 20 of them!!!

This afternoon they made the cupcakes to go in them and I couldn't post the box without showing the cupcakes.

They are lovely and sparkly as they added some edible glitter to the top.  They also taste good as they did make a few extras which we ate with a coffee after tea.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Love to Create - Lets Celebrate
Craft Your Passion - Pastels
Whoopsi Daisy - Ribbon and/or lace
Papertake - Anything goes
LEJ Designs - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Pretty Little Ribbon - Anything goes
Sweet Stamps - Think Pink
MAWTT - Only girls allowed


Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.
hugs Anke

Doreen said...

Absolutely gorgeous box image and fab cupcakes too.xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous cake box Mags, what a wonderful idea I like the sweet image and the pearls.
Kevin xx

Sasha said...

What a lovely idea to make your cupcake boxes for the baby shower, they look fabulous!
Thank you for sharing with us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop x

MagsB said...

What a fabulous idea, Mags, your box is gorgeous! Good luck with making 20 of them - they are so pretty, I'm sure you'll enjoy making them all! And, my, those cupcakes look delicious!!

love Mags B x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful Mags.
Gr Elly

Claire said...

Beauiful box Mags - and 20 of them!!! Cakes look good too!
Claire xx

Barbara said...

Oooooooo, these are fab....I've been asked to make some cupcakes for my D-i-l baby shower on 1st March....wonder if I'd have time to make one for everyone who's going . Mmmmmmm x

Barbara said...

Just wondering, do you have a template please, Mags?

Andree said...

A gorgeous cake box, I love the image - and the idea. The cakes look delicious x

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is so sweet, what a great idea.
You have been busy and those cakes look yummy. Mmmmmm

Hugs Kelly

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

What a beautiful cupcake box. Love that cute little carriage! A great take on our pastel challenge at Craft Your Passion.


Desire Fourie said...

Mags this is the cutest little favour boxes and I know each one will be treasured.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh yummy Mags these look just fab and what a gorgeous box to put them in hope you managed to make all 20!! x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, what a stunning creation, hugs Pops x

downrightcrafty said...

wow this is fabulous beautiful way to present those wonderful cup cakes love the image and choice of colour
Hugs Kate xx

brenda said...

What a really lovely idea Maggie, it's one I might have to borrow.

Thanks so much sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

B x

Jossy'sCorner said...

Gorgeous project. The image is very cute. You certainly have your work cut out making 20 of them, but they look amazing! Helen xx

Linda said...

Hi Mags,
How cute does this image look on your cupcakeboxes!!! And 20 :| OMG that takes a lot of time but i'm sure it was a lot of fun doing this!
The result is suuuuuper!
Xx Linda

jonim52 said...

Very yummy! Very sweet project. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

mixamatoasties said...

What a sweet creation ;) It's fab.

Thanks for joining in our 1st birthday celebrations at Love to Create.


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Sandra H said...

Wow Mags what a beautiful cup cake box its gorgeous and the image is lovely too! x

Bettina L. said...

This is such a sweet treat. Love the idea of the cupcake gift as appreciation after a baby shower. Such a lovely idea. Love the design with the ribbon and added pearls too. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy and good luck.Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Hugs Bettina xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous cupcake box Mags, adorable and gorgeous,those cupcakes look yummy too.
Wendy xx

Amanda Phillips said...

So sweet..."literally" Thank you for joining us over at love to create challenges this week.
Amanda LTCDT

Ruza Rebel said...

Awesome box you have there for those yummy cupcakes! Great idea! Thank you for joining our Celebration Challenge this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC DT

Craftylollea said...

Fabulous box and gorgeous cup cakes Mags :)
Hugz, from your newest follower and new teamie, Lorraine xx

Joynana said...

You made a box, cute, but cupcakes just make me hungry. Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar this week.

Laura said...

Awesome box
Thanks for playing at Crafty Ribbons :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is lovely,love the cupcakes too, YUMMY!!! Thanks so much for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxo

Lorraine A said...

oh WOW !! this is FAB !! the box is sooo cute and those buns look yummy :-)
20 !! I think I would have shown them how to make one and then left them to it;-)

Lols x x x

Kraftylittlebox said...

Wow mags these are just gorgeous :)
Hugs Klair xx