Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge!

It's time for another Die Cuttin Divas weekly challenge!  This week is all about desserts.  We would like to see a dessert somewhere on your project.  I decided to branch out from cards and layouts and came across an incredibly cute idea for a cupcake gift card holder!  Check it out!!

I had so much fun making this!  I used THIS tutorial called 'Hey Cupcake' from Fabulously Artsy and just did my own thing in places.  The tutorial is wonderful but I did make some changes.  Below is a general run down of what I did!
1.  Cut out 6" circle on chipboard.  Then trace a 2" circle.  Cut the edges just up to the inside circle and fold up to make a cupcake.  Hot glue it together.
2.  Accordion pleat paper to cover outside of cupcake.
3.  Cut a 3" Styrofoam ball in half, position gift card inside, use foam dots along sides to hold it together.  Then glue it inside the cupcake.
4.  Glue ribbon and paper flowers (I used Forever young cart) to cupcake to decorate making sure you don't cover the opening.
5.  Paint wooden bead red, and glue it to the top of a small binder clip.  Use crumbled paper or ribbon to make 'whipped cream'.
6.  Insert gift card into binder clip, slide it into the cupcake and finish with glitter and stickles!

 I used glossy accents on the bottom layer of paper flowers and sprinkled them with Martha Stewart glitter.  I loaded the top layer of flowers with Studio G glitter glue.

I think it turned out pretty cute for my first go!  I can see myself making a whole lot more of these!  I think they are adorable!

Be sure to submit your dessert project HERE at Die Cuttin Divas for a chance to win our weekly prize!!!


  1. This is absolutely amazing. You can't even tell there is a hidden surprise inside. How yummy!

    Carson's Creations

  2. Wonderful sweet treat creation. I'm enjoying being Guest Crafter at Die Cuttin Divas this wk.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. First, I have to say when I saw this, I just wanted to eat it. Second, this is truly amazing. You are really creative.


  4. This is soooo SWEET!!!! Love how pretty it is!! Thank U for the inspiration! God Bless!!

    Aloha, Jen