Baking with a difference

I was invited to a birthday party and had to whip up a quick present.  As usual I like to create something hand made, but I also added a gift card.  Gift cards on their own are typically pretty boring, and they don't really scream "party" in an envelope, so I thought back to a wonderful craftying craze a while ago where you make a cupcake and have the gift card stored inside.

This is what I made.  The cupcake base is simply crimped cardstock.  I made it the same way I do my rosettes.  Then I added a foam ball that I had cut in half and then glued together with a small gap for the card to move in and out of.

To decorate the cupcake I "iced" the cake with purple pleated ribbon sprinkled with tiny star buttons.  On the top of the gift card I've attached a tiny bulldog clip with a small foam ball that I coloured in with my red Copic marker.  I used some brown crimped card for the cherry stalk and then tied on lots of sheer purple organza ribbon.  I'm really happy with how it turned out and the birthday girl loved it also!  I wrote a birthday greeting on the bottom of the cupcake.
Here is what the card looks like when removed from the cupcake.
I'm entering my creation in the following challenges:

Shopping Our Stash - Don't Crimp my Style
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything Goes
Anything But a Card - Use 5 (5 layers of ribbon)
Simply Create Too - Show us Something New (Ribbons, Buttons)
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Something Sweet

15 comments

  1. This is so much fun!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
    Laura

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  2. This is just so stinkin' cute! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  3. Lovely project! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the "Don't Crimp My Style" challenge!

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  4. Sarah: Great idea for a gift card. Glad you joined in our Simply Create Too Challenge #69 - "Show Us Something New" [& thanks for telling us what 'new' you used].

    Blessings,

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  5. Sarah: What a great idea for a gift card. Glad you joined in our Simply Create Too Challenge #69 - "Show Us Something New" [& thanks for telling us what 'new' you used].

    Blessings,

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 94, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

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  7. I'm back again to thank you for also sharing your super creation for Crafting Musketeers challenge 17, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

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  8. Hi Sarah, Absolutely brilliant idea....very clever, I love it, so pretty too.

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  9. This is fabulous love the idea the colours and the creativity, thank you so much for celebrating our birthday with us at Crafty Ribbons
    hugs Kate xx

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  10. what a fabulous creation, looks brill, , thanks for playing along with our Birthday celebrations at CRAFTY RIBBONS x Carol

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  11. fabulous idea, very inspirational, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our Birthday celebration , Kate T x

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  12. This is really cute! I admire your patience for applying all those layers of ribbon!

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  13. fab, love it , thank you for joining us this month over at the Crafdting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xx

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