Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cake in a Box Version 2

Hi ya friends,
Today I have one of my little projects to share with ya. Remember this Cake in a Box I posted waaaay back? Well, I've made another one, just a little different, but I think a little better. Want to see why??? Well, let me show you the projects first:

Here's the card by itself:
I used Prima flowers and Snag 'Em stamp: Piece of Cake set. Inside each HB circle I added a button. Quick & easy card in 10 minutes or less.

And here's the box by itself:
I randomly stamped the lid with one of the stamps from the Piece of Cake set. I added glue in a circular motion & added superfine glitter to the centers of each circle. It's a really fun detail. I wrapped some Pebbles Ribbon around the lid. If you notice, you'll see the lid has little candles going all around it. I used the border punch for that. I colored the flames with Y15.

When you lift off the lid, it blooms open to reveal:

Tadaaaah! It's a real cake in a box! (Hostess cupcake). This one's edible which makes it better in my book! This is very easy to create & a sweet way to give someone a yummy birthday treat too. This is something I actually do with my students for their birthday (not this embellished :) My teacher friend, Jean shared this idea years ago. I thought I'd put it in a box! I cut the sentiments with the Wild Card Cricut Cart. I popped them on with foam adhesive. I stamped another "Happy Birthday circle" punched it out & punched a smaller hole to put the candle through it. I wrapped a scrap piece of the Pebbles ribbon around it.

Here are some more peeks at it:
I left the bottom panel empty so I can write my message there.

Yuppers, you guessed it. I have a video tut coming to show you how easy it is to create. I'll put it on this post if you want to check later this week. Sorry, but we're headed to Tahoe for the long weekend, so I'm not going to be able to get to it before then :( My brother will house sit for us, so Rosie (my tarantula) won't get lonely ;)

Thanks for peeking at my little project. Hope ya liked it :)
Gotta get packing!


  1. Karli that is so cute. How did you do the happy birthday cut out on your card? Is that an overlay? Have a fun trip...did I read that right tarantula???

  2. Awesome project Karli! Love it. You've done some great things with that stamp.Tomorrow is my Hubby's B-day that stamp may just apear on his card ;)

  3. How clever...I love it! I may have to lift it.

  4. Oh my gosh, if you don't mind I'm stealing your idea for cake in a box. I work in an office with 40 coworkers and I like to remember their special day but really with 40 to do I have to keep the expense down. Like children, each one remembers what the other all the same from now on! Easy, affordable and just so cute.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Kathy T

  5. OMGosh that is so dang cute!!!!

    LOVE it,
    thanks for sharing!

  6. What a yummy little gift. Can't wait for the tutorial!

  7. Wow! This is another fantastic project! What a cute b-day idea :) Great job!


  8. What a wonderful idea! Edible cake always beats virutal LOL!


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