Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cupcake Explosion Box :)

My Pink Stamper is having a design team call for 2 open spots! I'm giving it a whirl with her pink, brown, and green color challenge. You can also choose one other color, I used a creme. A friend of mine is having a baby girl and wanted a creative way to share the baby's gender with family. So, I made a cupcake explosion box using my new-to-me (and current favorite) New Arrival cartridge. 

The outside of the box - uses only brown, green and creme to keep it gender neutral. Each side has a green, scallop square with a letter in the word "baby" to resemeble blocks. These were cut at 3 1/4". I cut the "new arrival" using the circle feature key at 3" and put a piece of brown cardstock behind it. I punched the rim of the lid with my threading water Friskars punch and tied with green shimmery ribbon. Then..

When the lid is lifted ~ the box "explodes" revealing the pink cupcake and embellished inside! Surprise!

I am loving this pink, green, and brown combination ~ thanks Robyn for the color inspiration!

Here are a few close ups - all center cuts were done at 2 1/4", matted on a 2 1/2" creme circle, and layered on a 3 1/4" pink  scallop circle.

All pieces of the box include brown or white faux stitching.

The last 2 sides, I brought to life with some super cute Peachy Keen "baby face" stamps at 3/8".

The onsie is my favorite!

Once the cupcake is removed, in case you haven't realized it from all that pink  ~  "It's a girl!!"

Thanks for stopping by today. Good luck to everyone who is entering!

Cardostock - Bazzill
Patterned paper - Pebbles, Inc.
Ribbon - American Crafts
Cartridges - New Arrival
Explosion Box tutorial - click here
Cupcake - homemade fresh from the bakery ;)



mindy gallagher said...

Suzy! That is awesome & a most excellent idea! Super cute!! I love it :D

Linda said...

That is darling. Good luck.

chignon said...

love the idea, and the box is wonderful!

iluvmybugs said...

What a cute explosion box!!! TFS and good luck with the challenge!

Susan Weido said...

So far out of all the submissions I like yours the best. I really like the simpleness sleek smooth lines and designs that were chosen. I hope you get chosen. Of course along with me...he he

April said...

Oh my gosh Suzanne, this is SO cute! What a fabulous idea. ;) Good luck making the DT sweetie!
- April

Summer said...

I am a new follower and just saw your project from the MPS gallery and your box is one of the cutest I saw out of all the 300+ entrys. Good Luck!

Sue said...

Awesome job Suzanne. What a creative way to announce the gender of the baby. Just beautiful. I hope you make the design team. I love the new look of your blog by the way.

Kristina said...

This is so totally adorable Suzy! Good Luck!!

Scrapping Galaxy said...

Thanks for posting the tutorial. I'd love to try one of those. That box is just adorable!! And that cupcake looks delicious

Yvonne said...

What an amazing explosion box! I love everything about it! Great job and Good luck.

Pamspaperpassion said...

Okay hands down I think your project is the best that I've seen and I entered as well, lol. I love this cartridge and I love what you did with it. I used it to make decorations for a baby shower not too long ago. Great idea! Good luck!

Staying Crafty said...

What a cute idea! These would be DARLING at a baby shower :)

~jan said...

Love that this adorable box "explodes" to reveal a cupcake! Good luck, Suzy!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

So CUTE!!! And one of my FAVORITE cart's as well :-) Good Luck!!! -Sam :-)

p.s. I'm a new blog follower :-)

SweetSassyDiva said...

Good Luck! I hope you check out mine at

I am enjoying all the variety and creativity! Great way to start the year! TFS!

We are doing a blog hop today for the three Kings day and there will be some yummy blog candy along the way! I hope you can stop by

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