Creative Bliss

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Cupcake Gift Card Holder ~ Inspired by Tresa Black

Hi there!

When I saw this video tutorial by Tresa Black of Fabulously Artsy, I knew I wanted to try my hand at creating one for myself. I even got the supplies I'd need right away and they've been sitting there patiently waiting for me to get to work. Well, today was finally the day. Of course the birthday coming up (rather quickly) that I want to use it for, also prompted me to get busy...LOL

Anyway, here's how it turned out...

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What do you think? I am pretty pleased with how it came out. Tresa's video is not only funny (because she's got a great sense of humor), it's very easy to follow. I ended up tweaking a few things. First off, because this is for a young man, I tried to select colors that were more masculine. And because a young man may not appreciate flowers, I used 1 inch circle punches cut in half. I did one layer of the crumpled cardstock technique and the rest are the gathered ribbon (just because I like how it looks). And the blue layer of ribbon is actually two, because I didn't want to see the edge of the cupcake liner. I think you might be able to use a wider ribbon and cover up the edge of the liner. And finally, instead of painting the wooden bead to make the cherry, I crocheted a cover for it! I had the pattern in one of my crochet books. Jessica noticed it yesterday and asked if I could make some for her, which got me to thinking that would be a fun way to make the cherry on top.

I still need to get the gift card, and a box for mailing, but aside from that, this one is ready to go!

Thanks for stopping by. I may try to get another project done before quitting today, so check back and see if I am successful...

Supplies:
Paper: Designer Collection (We R Memory Keepers from Hobby Lobby), chipboard (my stash)
Ribbon: Dutch Blue, White Daisy (CTMH) yellow (my stash)
Additional items: wooden bead, 10 ct crochet thread, size 5 hook, small binder clip, glue gun, 1 inch circle punch, needle, clear thread

And I want to thank Tresa and Sarah both for sending me this award. I really appreciate your thinking of me!

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Jeanne

9 comments:

Kathi Carlson said...

Cute cupcake! You did a really nice job! Congrats on the award, too. Well deserved!!!

Barb said...

Sweet cupcake! For a sec, I thought it was for me, since my b-day is coming up! LOL! But alas, it was for someone else. :-( Anyway...I love it...you are SO creative! Congrats on your awards!

Sarah said...

WOOOHOOO you rocked Tresa's cupcake! The FIRST thing I noticed was the crocheted cherry!!! I love it. I want a crocheted cherry SO bad LOL. Your cupcake is the best!

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh My! You did a FABULOUS (get it) job on this cupcake. I had to laugh, because when I saw Tresa's video I thought...Holy Moly that is so cool! I am NOT going to make one of those....looks hard!

Of course, you saw it as a challenge. You are definitely a multi-talented crafter. Great job!

Kim Burmeister said...

I forgot to comment on your award....

YOU DESERVE IT! Congratulations!

mE said...

Super COOOL! I've wanted to try this, hopefully I can do it sometime soon! I love your masculine colors! You did a great job "Man"ning up the cupcake! Love the crocheted cherry... It's the perfect touch!

Kathleen said...

Hello to a fellow Fiskateer. I Love your Cupcake!! I agree Tresa is so artistic. I love the crocheted cherry too. Can you contact me about that? I'm glad you found me and I now have found your blog. Keep up the good work.

stampmonkey said...

What a darling cupcake, er, I mean, um, what a masculine-looking cupcake! lol Seriously, I think you did a great job of it for a guy, and the gift card looks like one he'll enjoy too! What a thoughtful friend you are, Jeanne!

Too cool that THE Tresa Black (love her work!) gave you an award. In addition to her talent, I guess she's got good taste too! lol I'm gonna have to go check out her tutorial on that darling/masculine (lol!) cupcake.... Thanks for sharing the link with us. ;)

-Julie said...

That is super cool! I'll have to remember that one. Tresa always had the coolest stuff!