Monday, March 7, 2011

Lucky Cake

Hi Ya Crafty friends,
What's this...???

Oh that could only mean one thing...

Yes, I thought I would share the gift I made & will be giving my son's teacher for St. Patrick's Day. It's been a while since I had a project for ya, & I wanted to get it out to ya so if you wanted to make one for yourself, you'd have time to do it. This idea has been swirling in my brain since last year, but I have more ideas than I do time, so it had to wait :( sigh...

When you open the box, here's what's inside:
Side view
Aerial shot:
It's a pot of gold that holds 5 yummy Ferrero Rocher chocolates :) mmmmm...

How did I make this pot of gold chocolatey goodness, you ask??? Well, it's actually made using the Sizzix pop-up cake die! Before I show you how I did it, let me give you a few more deets about the finished project.

The box is wrapped with this beautiful ribbon that was in stores in December- yes, that's Christmas ribbon! but it fit perfectly with my project, right? The bottom edge of the lid is punched with the hydrangea punch, but it looks like little 4-leaf clovers when punched in green :)

This was actually quite easy to create because the papers were so beautifully imprinted with glitter. They are from the St. Patrick's Collection from Best Creations & I let them do the heavy lifting of embellishing the box.

I wrapped a sheer ribbon around the pot & made two bows so that it looked like the four leaves of a 4-leaf clover.
Here's a closer peek at that:
Then I simply added a gold button with gold floss to the center. I punched out some shamrocks & tucked them in with the chocolates. Simple, right!?

So here's how I did it:
1) Using the Sizzix cake die (pop-up), assemble the cake as you normally would, except don't adhere the base to anything. Use black cardstock or green if you'd like.
Here's the cake assembled:

2) Now fold over & adhere that little top piece (half-circle) and turn your cake into an upside-down cake. Yes, flip it over!
Voilá! You have a pot!
3) Add Scor-tape to the inside tab (or trim it) & adhere it to what will be the pot bottom.

Now your pot is ready to be filled!

Be sure to use strong adhesive to adhere the pot bottom to your box base before filling it.

Here's the finished project again :)
The ideas have been swirling in my head since making this project! You can turn this into a witch's cauldron for Halloween! I have a couple more ideas & projects that I've made with this die using this concept I can't wait to share with ya. So if this die has been collecting dust, shake off the cobwebs & get ready to play!

What do you think? Hope you liked this simple little project & you give it a go!
You can find the directions for making the box in a previous tutorial---> Here.
Sizzix & Stampin' Up both have video tuts on assembling the cake so I didn't feel I needed to reinvent the wheel, kwim???

Thanks so much for peeking today!
Gotta Go!

The 411
Paper: St. Patrick's- Best Creation Inc, Bazzill cs
Tools: Sizzix Pop-Up Die: 3-tiered cake, Hydrangea border punch- MS, Shamrock punch MS
Other: ribbon, gold button- American Crafts, Scor-tape, gold lame floss


  1. That is amazing!!!! WOW!! Envy the person hwo gets there hands on that sweet thing!! have a great monday!

  2. I know I've said this before but I love your projects and this is no exception

  3. Awesome idea. Love this. Great use for your die.

  4. What a great teacher gift! Love how you used the cake die, so clever. Great project as always Karli!

  5. Oh my gosh Karli, this is amazing, awesome and wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us!!

  6. this surprise!!! I really love that cake did a fabulous job!!!

  7. Oh, you could use terra cotta color card stock and make a flower pot too with this die, so pretty! Thanks for the mini tutorial on making the pot of gold! Mary

  8. Karli, your box is decorated so beautifully. How creative to turn the cake upside down for a pot of gold! Love it.

  9. OMG- this is amazing! Coolest St Patty's day project I have seen! Wow- neato!!! You are always inspiring me!

  10. Amazing! Love this, it's beautiful.

  11. OMG...what a great gift . Your son's teacher will love it. I might have to scraplift this one...TFS

  12. Oh my this is adorable.
    Such a cute idea.


Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment :) So appreciated!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin