Today I’m sharing the 4th project from my Treats class that I had last week.  This is one of my favorite projects and I have shared one with you already a couple of months ago – I’ll look back but I think it was probably back in June.  This is a cupcake box.cupacke-box2

This one was supposed to represent a “Birthday” treat at my class.  I used the Tall Tales Designer Series Paper and the Animal Stories stamp set.  The “happy birthday” comes from the Family Phrases stamp set.  I like using that set because I like the font they used for all the little phrases.

When you pull the lid off of the box inside is a holder for a single cupcake.  Someone at my class had a great idea – she has guests coming in from out of town and they are staying at a local hotel.  She plans to make them each a box and leave it in the hotel for them as a Welcome treat when they arrive.  Isn’t that a great idea!

The original box idea is from a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Canada – her name is Heather Summers and I love all of her work.  She made the cupcake box for a baby shower originally and had the ribbon go all the way around the whole box and the lid.  I decided that I didn’t want to have to retie the ribbon when i took the lid off so I put slit in each side and slid the ribbon through so it actually only goes around the top of the lid.  It reminds me of those gifts on TV show where all they do is lift off the lid and the packaging stays perfect.

cupcake-box-openThe one I made early in the summer was using the new In_Colors and the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper.  Here is a picture with the lid off so you can see the inside.

The base of the box is a 12″ x 12″ piece of card stock – scored at 4″ all the way around.  The insert on the inside that holds the cupcake in place so it can’t slide around is 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ and then scores at 1-1/4″ all the way around.  Then in the center cut out a 2-1/2″ circle.  I used the Circle Scissor to do that.

This box holds a full size cupcake.  You could redesign it to use the mini cupcakes too.  The lid is 6-5/8″ x 6-5/8″ scored at 1-1/4″ all the way around.

I used sticky strip to hold together the base of the box and the lid.  I did not put any adhesive on the insert as it fits so snuggly inside that you don’t need it.  And I actually considered not putting any adhesive on the box either.  Once you put the lid on it would stay shut.  And then when you lift off the lid the box would fall open to reveal the cupcake.  I actually think I like that idea better.  It would be kind of magical to pull up the lid and have the sides fall down for the reveal.  And using less adhesive is always a bonus!

If you don’t want to put a cupcake in there then leave out the insert and just use it as a gift box.  Or another idea is to put an ornament on the inside – the insert would also hold a glass ball ornament.  I need to go try that too.  OK – the more I write the more I keep coming up with other things to try.  Again I think this is a very versatile project!

Have a happy fun day and surprise someone special with a little treat!