Friday, December 11, 2009

Tip Junkie Swap Projects

I had so much fun shopping for and making stuff for my Tip Junkie SWAP partner.

Album Explosion Box, Cupcake cards, birthday and cupcake stickers, and star-shaped sprinkles

I made a couple of things for her as well as shopped for some fun stuff. My partner loves cupcakes. How could I resist a cupcake theme for this swap?

I made her these cupcake cards.

How I Made the Cupcake Cards
(I'm really sorry about the pictures. The flash was too much!)

  1. First, I folded (3) pieces of 8.5" x 11" pink card stock in half "hamburger style." That's the portrait way if you don't know "teacher to kid talk." haha.

  2. Next, I drew the cupcake on white card stock and cut out the "frosting" and the "cupcake liner" separately.

  3. I glued the "frosting" part onto pretty scrapbooking paper to make it look like it had sprinkles and added a cute brad on the top.

  4. I used a scallop pair of Fiskars scissors to give the edges of the pink cards a more interesting look.

  5. I stuck 4 foam sticky mounts onto the back of the "frosting" and stuck it onto the front of the pink card and glued the "cupcake liner" to the bottom of it.

  6. You're done! I made 3 cards and included envelopes.

I also made her an Album Explosion Box.

How I Made it
I must give credit to Chiaki Haverstick. She's a crafting expert whose website was given to me by my friend Meredith. Here is the link to the tutorial. I think she does a great job explaining how I made mine. I've made several of these for family and friends for Christmas. They're great for birthdays, highlighting vacations, and even as a "brag" gift for grandparents.

I made Racquel's explosion box with the cupcake theme in mind.

I hope she enjoys all of her stuff.

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