Monday, December 17, 2012

Cupcake Treat Box and Tutorial

For my project for the fabulous meeting of Scor-Pal and Core'dinations I decided to go with a Cupcake/Treat holder.
There are other tutorials around but I decided to go from scratch and see how it turned out :)

Project Recipe:
Core'dinations Card Stock - Core Amour Sable and Onyx and Signature Series (matches Graphic 45)
Tools - Scor-Pal and Scor-Mat
Adhesive - Scor-Tape
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Brad - Heidi Grace

For the base of the box I started with an 11" square of card stock. Scored at 3", made a 1/4 turn, scored again at 3" and repeated until all 4 sides were scored.
I burnished all scored lines and then, as shown in the photo, I cut up one scored line to the intersection on all four sides to make the flaps that become the corners on the box.

I then turned the base over and added Scor-Tape to all 4 flaps.

Before forming the box I added the decorative paper from the Core Amour Sable and Onyx pad that I had sanded down and cut to fit the sides of the box. Doing this before forming the box is a lot easier than trying to add it once the box is adhered.

I removed the protective top to the Scor-Tape and formed the box, using my bone folder on the inside to create crisp corners.

The lid is made the same way but this time the card stock is 7 1/4" square and you score at 1" on all four sides.

Form the lid and again use the bone folder on the inside to create crisp, even corners.

To make the insert to hold the cupcakes/treat you simply cut 2 pieces of card stock to measure 5" by 3". Cut a 1 1/2" deep slit at the 2 1/2" mark on the 5" side on each piece so they will interlock to form the 4 partitions.

To create the base part of the cupcake to top the box you need to make rosettes of different sizes. All are scored at 1/4" along the long side and all strips are 12" long. The widths of each strip are 3/4", 1", 1 1/4" and 1 1/2"

To create the top part of the cupcake make more rosettes, this time with strip widths of 1 1/4", 1", 3/4" and 1/2". Top the smallest one with a decorative brad/embellishment.

Form the cupcake from the rosettes with the brown going from smallest to largest and the white (frosting) from largest to smallest as shown in the photo, I recommended hot glue for all parts of the rosettes.

Attach the base to the frosting to make the cupcake.

Decorate the box further if you wish, I simply added a pleated sheer ribbon to the sides of the lid. I finished the set with a simple gatefold card in coordinating papers.

Here is a close up of the completed cupcake topper. Using hot glue to adhere it to the lid makes it secure enough to hold and use to help take off the lid.

And finally a few choice cupcakes makes for the perfect gift.

I am entering it into the following challenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Crafts and Me - No Blue
Creative Moments - Anything But a Card
Belli - Something Sweet
Cupcake Crafts - Cupcakes
Anything But a Card - Anything But a Card
Crafty Embellies - Box
Sugar Creek Hollow - For a Gift Not a Card


Laney said...

Yum Yum!!! great project Katie and super tutorial too ..thank you!and thank you for joining us at BMC this time hope to see you again soon

Cec said...

This is so clever and I love how you created a cupcake out of the rosettes. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow and for sharing a tutorial.

lady jasmine crafts said...

Ow this is fab thanks for joining us at craft emblies xxx

Janiel/ janny said...

Very fun and so clever!! YUMMY YUM!!!
love it...
Merry Christmas Katie......

Anonymous said...

Super project and a great tutorial. Thanks for joining in at Creative Moments. Helen (DT)

Anonymous said...

Super project and a great tutorial. Thanks for joining in at Creative Moments. Helen (DT)

Faye said...

Wow, that Cupcake looks FAB! Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake this week. merry Christmas and good luck. X

Anonymous said...

Wow very effective love your creation. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments. Abbie (Co Owner) xx

Rebecca Hoy said...

How beautiful, thanks for joining in with such a wonderful project over at cupcake challenge, Rebecca x

Liza said...

A great project. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Heather said...

Super cute box! Thank you for sharing the tutorial! Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Cards By Leona said...

Lovely contribution to the Creative moments challenge - thanks for joining us! Leona x

valou250809 said...

Wowww! wonderful project! thanks for playing with Creative Moments this week and good luck!

Delphine said...

WOW, that's brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and Merry Christmas to you! Delphine xx

RoseC said...

Katie, your beautifully layered rosette cupcake looks fabulous on this wonderful cupcake box. Lovin' your coordinating gatefold card too! So glad to see this entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Why So Blue? = No Blues Allowed!" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Anonymous said...

I love it, it looks good enough to eat!! Love the papers and the rosette is fabulous.
Thanks for joining our altered art challenge at Crafty-Emblies Challenge Blog.


cheryl said...

oh this is just brilliant such a great idea too,and really looks,so yummy too bless you for playing at crafty emblies,this month hugs Cherylxxxxx

Beccalite said...

This is fab, love the colours and the use of rosettes to make your cupcake on top is just genius.

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us on our 6th Challenge over at Crafty-Emblies.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Angela said...

Just love this box. Brilliant make for gifts and of course cup-cakes. Love it1

Thank you for taking part in the Craft-Emblies Challenge with us.
Angela - Crafty-Emblies DT