Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Birthday treats

In case anyone is wondering, I have been on vacation. Two weeks in northern Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia. I haven't gotten back into posting because it is a quick turn around to our weekend in Paris! Life in Europe is great!!

However, before I hit the road again I really wanted to take part in Ted's latest challenge over at Happily Ever Crafter. This month's challenge was a menu from which I am a five. So I needed a yellow base with dry embossing featuring ribbon and having something to do with the kitchen.

I didn't do a card. All month I've been planning on making this little cupcake type box to send to a friend as part of her birthday package and I finally got it done. Sometimes I really wish my kids were nappers, but both seem to require less than the average amount of sleep. Anyway, here is my take on the menu.


Please excuse the bad picture. I live in a country where it rains all the time in a house that has really bad lighting and at the time of this picture my little guy is sleeping in the room with the portrait lights. Life.

The box itself is a template from My Time Made Easy. I used Stampin Up cardstock from the In Colors pack. The ribbon is from my stash and I used a lot of it. The bottom (yellow) of the cupcake is embossed with a Fiskars texture plate (does anyone remember those??) so I could get the curve on the bottom and then brushed with Pearlescent Yellow ink. I was going to add some other embellishments, but I was happy with how it looked and didn't want to go overboard, especially since the ribbon is sparkly. Inside are two Nutella to go packs - something where a little melting won't ruin the product.

This is also going up on the JUGS34 challenge for the week.

Thanks for looking! Hope you like.


  1. Georgie,this project is amazing! Love the colors and the presentation. The lighting was fine! :) Thanks for taking part in my challenge.

  2. so cute, luv it....have a fabulous day!

    enjoy *~*

  3. I LOVE how you applied the ribbon! FAB project!

  4. Gorgeous cupcake! I love the ruffled ribbon trim. Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week!