Thursday 1 May 2014

For You, Cupcake

      This months contribution to Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra is a small carton that will hold a Christmas cupcake.
    I wanted to use the digi stamp Christmas Cupcake Mistletoe from Bugaboo to make more than a card. I decided to play around with the digi on my computer and make myself a backing paper. I'm sure there is a much easier and faster way than the one I used but it kept me occupied for the best part of an hour, in which time I learnt quite a bit about my new program, so not such a bad thing after all.
    I used a PNG file so my background was transparent, this gave me the chance to change the background colour to pale green leaving the image white. I then copied and pasted all over my A4 page until it was full up.
     Then I printed two sheets to make a milk carton using the Sweet Treats board from Crafters Companion. I used the larger carton template but shortened it by about 2 1/2 inches, this way it has the width without the excessive height, plenty of room for a cupcake. I did think about cutting a window in one side but had no cupcake to photograph inside so opted for a picture panel instead.
     The picture panels on front and back are printed on white card and coloured with alcohol markers. The berries were then coloured over with a red Stardust gel pen and the icing was filled in with a Glistening Snow Writer from DecoArt, this dries clear with a great sparkle to it as well as giving dimension.
     The pictures are cut out with a Spellbinder die and then layered on a matching mat that was drawn using the outside of the die as a guide, this was because the next die up looked too big, then hand cut. It was white card but I used the same red marker as the berries so that it was a perfect match to colour the edge that would be seen.
     The tag is a small cupcake image printed on a larger piece of card then die cut with a tag shape. The edges have been coloured with the same red pen as the berries and then attached to the top of the carton with gold curling ribbon.
     Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra is open all month with Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas, so please pop over and link up your Christmas creations.

I would like to enter this carton in the following challenges:
Digi Galore - Anything But A Card
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Jingle Belles - All Bundled Up-Three Layers


  1. I love this inspirational creation for our CHNC challenge extra for May and it's perfect for my CHNC challenge 174 - thanks too for entering this for Completely Christmas 9 - hope to see you there again soon. x

  2. LOVE this image, Rocky!!! The glittery frosting is AMAZING! SO fabulous! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

  3. Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Completely Christmas it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week…. Good luck in the draw…
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

  4. mum! très jolie boîte Rocky, bien gourmande, merci de jouer avec nous a 52CCT, biz

  5. Fabulous make hun and thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas x

  6. Hi Rocky, what a great gift box! I love the cupcake image, very festive! Clever you on creating the paper to make the milk carton, you've done a fab job! So nice to have you sharing with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

  7. What a fabulous Christmas make! Love the sparkle.

    Thank you for joining us at 52CCT this week.

    Gill x
    52CCT Design Team

  8. What a gorgeous glittery creation! Thanks for playing along at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

  9. What a brilliant gift box and the glittery cupcake is just fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  10. So pretty and perfect for our challenge at Christmas Cards. Hugs x

  11. Who doesn't love a Christmas cupcake ... I think I would love one right now :)
    so glad you got all bundled-up with us at jingle belles.

  12. such a pretty christmas project! thanks for "bundling up" with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  13. Wow!! Look at you go! I am so intimidated by the digital world; I have managed to figure out how to resize and print out digi images, but other than that . . . no go! So, I'm very impressed that you used that image to create your own paper. Love the glitter on the cupcake.

  14. Rocky, this is GORGEOUS! I love how you created your own background paper. Thank you for explaining how your project was made. Now I want to try it! LOL It's contagious, isn't it? I am your newest follower in google - and also in bloglovin. Am VERY MUCH looking forward to seeing your clever, amazing designs in the future. hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

  15. Your Milk Box is beautiful Rocky, I love the cute image and pretty paper.


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