Friday, August 29, 2014

Nail Polish Cupcakes Tutorial


Here is the tutorial to make the Nail Polish Cupcakes.  I decided to a Halloween theme to demonstrate the versatility of this project.  Plus, it's an excellent non-candy treat for your favorite trick or treaters!

You will need one of these, Wilton Nut & Party Cups:

Nut & Party Cups

First, I cut three strips of 1 3/4 inches patterned paper.  Then, using my handy dandy Scor-Pal, I scored every 1/4 inch of all three strips.



Glue all three strips together to make a circle.


Using a hot glue gun, carefully glue your circle around the cup.  This will be the "cupcake" wrapper.



This next step is optional.  I wanted to make my cupcake "taller", so I hot glued the top of a prescription bottle to the bottom of the nut cup.  Then, I adhered, the bottle of nail polish with a small pop up dot to the prescription bottle top.


The frosting was made with some orange paper shred that I just bunched around the stem of the nail polish bottle.


To decorate my cupcake, I made a festive cupcake pick and accented with some tiny button spiders.


Supplies:
Stamp:  Stampendous-Bugs & Hisses
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  American Crafts, Bazill, Recollections
Misc:  Hot glue gun, pop up dots, Wilton Nut & Party Cup, Nestabilities, Paper punches, tiny button spiders, prescription bottle cover, spider web die cut, paper shred, nail polish

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Nail Polish Cupcakes

So, while surfing on Pinterest the other day, I found these really cute cupcakes made with nail polish bottles.  Thinking to myself, I want to make these, how can add my own personal touch? Well, this is what I came up with....


Using my handy dandy Scor-Pal and some Wilton Party Cups, I went about making my cupcake base.  The icing is made with paper shred.  I punched/stamped my "cupcake pick" and adhered to the top of the bottle.  To add a little birthday flair, I fussy cut one of the images from the paper and covered it with Diamond Glaze.



To make a cute packaging, I just made took some cardboard and covered it with paper.  I placed it in a party favor bag.  The bag was tied with some tulle and seam binding.  A handmade matching button finished my project.



I think that these would make great party favors.  If anyone is interested in tutorial, just drop me a comment, and I will get straight to work!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Dandelion Designs-Sentiment
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  MME, Bazzill
Misc:  Nail polish, party favor bags, poster board, Wilton Party Cups, paper punches, paper shred, "riser" (to put the nail polish bottle on to make it taller), hot glue gun, Papertrey Ink Button Die, baker's twine, tulle, seam binding, Scor-Pal, Diamond Glaze

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Party Like A Patriot!


It's back to school time here in Florida.  Here is quick gift I made for my favorite teacher.  I found this cup on the clearance rack at Kirkmans.  I thought this would be perfect as my favorite teacher not only teaches history, but like me is a huge New England Patriots fan. 


I cut an apple using my Cricut, then I alternated strips of red and white cardstock.  One simple star embellished with a button and a baker's twine bow was adhered to a scrap of blue cardstock.


To personalize my gift, I cut a simple pennant free hand.  Using a sentiment from one of my favorite stamp companies and some letter stickers, I completed my gift.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Dandelion Designs-To My Teacher
Ink:  Papertrey Ink, Momento
Paper:  Simple Stories, Recollections, Unknown designer paper scraps
Misc:  Baker's twine, Disney Classics Cricut Cartridge, pop up dots, button, My Favorite Things Star Die-Namics, seam binding, travel cup

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Pencil Banner


Here is a great banner to welcome your favorite teacher and students back to school!  It was fun and fast to make!  I just cut some pencils out for each panel, then used my Cricut  to cut the letters out.

Supplies:
Paper:  Recollections, Bazzill
Misc:  Ribbon, Criuct,  Alphalicious Cartridge, circle paper punch

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Friday, August 8, 2014

A Simple Smile


They say "less is more", so I decided to give it a try with a simple card.  I love this sentiment and I thought it would go perfect with a few flowers and a scrap of burlap.

Supplies:
Stamp:  Penny Black-You Make Me Smile
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Recollections, Echo Park
Misc:  Buttons, burlap, Papertrey Ink Flower Dies, pop up dots

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Teacher Tag & A Drawstring Bag


I spent a rainy afternoon working on some tags to go with my Drawstring Bags from my Etsy Shop.  This will be a great back to school gift for your favorite teacher, I know mine will just love it.  I filled the bag with some candy and included two extra pencils for the first day of school.


The tag was made using Papertrey Ink Friendship Jar and the Fruit Fusion Apple Die.  The rulers are from the Lizzie Anne Designs School Days stamp set.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Friendship Jar and Lizzie Anne Designs-School Days
Paper:  October Afternoon, Recollections, Lily Bee Designs
Ink:  Versafine
Misc:  Drawstring bag, button, baker's twine, Papertrey Ink Friendship Jar and Apple dies

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