Tuesday, April 24, 2012

One-Cupcake/Muffin Gift Purse/Box


Seeing that today is the 4th Tuesday of April, it's time for the monthly photo inspiration challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.  Here's what I came up with...       

Tracy is our hostess this month and here's the picture that she has chosen for the inspiration challenge. 

I hope you will join us in the challenge.  To give you further inspirations, have a look at the fabulous cards and projects that my DT teamates have created HERE

My project is a gift purse (or box) that will hold only one cupcake (or muffin).  Yeah, I hear you...one isn't going to be enough for me either...LOL. 
Inside is a cupcake holder that will prevent the cupcake from being shifted around. 

Once you put the cupcake inside, the two side flap can be brought together and locked in place.  I made the resulting arch high enough so that if you have icing on your cupcake, it will remain untouched...hopefully that is, LOL.  I know, I know...my cupcake is fake...I meant if you have a real cupcake...haa haa.  

And on another note, I thought it would be quicker to make the fake cupcake, but as it turned out it would have taken less time to bake real ones and I would have ended up with some goodies to eat too...sigh.  

Moving on...
To close the purse, the front and back panels are brought together and there's a little tab to lock them in place. 

This sweet looking gal is called Tilda With Lovely Lace Shoes from Magnolia's Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012.  I've used my Letraset Promarkers and Trias markers to colour the images for this project. 

The two side panels are similarly decorated with exquisite-looking die cuts made from a Memory Box die called Flowering Christmas Tree

On the back panel I have put another Tilda.  She is from an older Magnolia collection Yummy for Your Tummy Collection 2009 and she is called Kitchen Tilda

Both Magnolia images are available from Diana's on-line store Magnolia-licious.  Diana has an excellent selection of both full-size and mini-size stamps.  Check out also the die selections that she has also.  The one I have used here was from her store also.  The Memory Box and PoppyStamps dies are soooo... gorgeous.  They are to die for...LOL.

Challenges I am entered with this project:

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #143 - Anything But A Card
I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge #113 - Let's Go Shopping
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Someone Special
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #45 - Die Cuts/Punches
Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar Challenge #153 - Soft Spring Shades
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 61 - Punches & Dies 
Simply Magnolia - Use at least 2 Magnolia stamps
Divas By Design Challenge #31 - Anything But a Card
Charisma Cardz Challenge #15 - Shabby Chic

That's all for now.  Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by.  I appreciate your visit.   Have a wonderful week! 

***EDIT***I have made a tutorial for this gift purse/box HERE if you're interested.

Materials and Tools Used:

Cardstock:  American Craft 80lb cover

Stamps (other than mentioned above):  JustRite 'Just for You'

Dies:  Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares, Grommet Tags, Classic Ovals and Classic Scalloped Ovals; Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree; Crealis Creative Flowers CL CF 18

Punches:  EK Success medium Retro Flower and small Leaf; Martha Stewart Hydrangea petals; Punch Bunch medium Leaf

Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; pearls from my stash

Medium:  Letraset Promarkers and Tria markers

Paper to colour images on:  Bee Company Artist Marker Pad 


mgoll88 said...

What an fantastic creation!!
Your Cupcake is grat and the package for it..fantastic!!!


Maria Therese said...

Awww so pretty ♥

Mo said...

OMG Norma, your cupcake set is sooooooooo sweet - GORGEOUS !!!
Enjoy your day, big hugs

Baukje said...

I LOVE your gorgeous fat free cupcake and the box you've made to carry it in.

Linda said...

What a fantasic creation, very beautiful
hugs Linda

Anne said...

This is beautiful! I love the Tilda`s, and the cupcake looks yummy! Gorgeous colors, and the gift bag is lovely.

Hugs, Anne.

Louise said...

Fabulous creation, I love the cupcake box, wow!!!

Berit said...

What a gorgeus creation! Your coloring is fantastic!
Thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week.

dolcreations said...

How amazing is this project Norma....I am so glad you made your cupcake like you did...it's such a treasure and that way it will last!!!!!!! Beautiful work!

Maria said...

Another stunning set of creations Norma! Hugs, Maria

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Norma, so inspiring and in such beautiful pastels! Love the gorgeous flowers on the cupcake and the amazing box that has a perfect little window to see through to the cupcake inside. Your colouring is exquisite, I guess I love it all!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Suzan L said...

Hi Norma, your cupcake and cupcake holder are so gorgeously yummy!! I love all the beautiful details that you have added to both of them! Have a wonderful week!

Janiel/ janny said...

WOW again Norma..You always have such amazing projects on your blog dear!! I love this little box!! You are so creative and your coloring is always so beautiful!!

thanks for joining us with the anything but a card challenge at MDU this week.


Anonymous said...

What a truly stunning creation Norma. You always put 200% into your creations and this is no exception! Lovely design to your cupcake holder. And the sweet cupcake you made - love love! hugs, Angela

Margreet said...

What a fab creation, Norma...love the cupcake set very much...that fake cupcake looks very real!....Thanks for playing with the Divas!
xxx Margreet

Lana Clarke said...

OMG Norma this is just delicious in every way possible xxx

Laura said...

The moment I saw this, my jaw hit the floor. Norma, this is gorgeous!!! Your little works of art inspire me!


WeirdCat said...

What a wonderful project, so pretty, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Sonia said...

Wow! I really like the "fake" cupcake (i'm a fan of cupcakes)... Fabulous Creation!
Norma you did Amazing Creations!
Thanks for your inspirations.

Scrappymax said...

Gosh what a fabulous creation, this would make a gorgeous present. I love all the colours you have used and you never fail to make me gasp with your attention to detail.
I would so love to know how you made the adorable cupcake if possible.
Max x

Lamanuelle said...

Magnifique, superbe, magique!! Bravo! Bises. Nadine

Berry said...

Total yumminess thanks so much for sharing at Divas hugs rebekah xx

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is fabulous! What a great idea, love it! Thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Céline said...

so gorgeous, love the idea!
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

Unknown said...

Beautiful, Thanks for playing along with us at this week charisma.

Kate xxx

Paula said...

OK..Wow, i think I'm speechless. The bag and cupcake are phenomenal!! I mean the cupcake looks good enough to eat. And your bag...oh my this project just rocks, girl! Awesome job...

cabio's craft corner said...

Wowowowowowow Norma, I just picked up my jaws from the floor. This set is stunning. Beautiful creation and this cupcake looks so yummy and so as the cake holder. You rock this challenge gal!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow, what wonderful makes. Just totally beautiful. Kim

Anonymous said...

Wow Norma, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the little cupcake box, just perfect for your gorgeous cupcake, delightful creation
Hugs Julie P

paola said...

your creativity never ceses to amaze me what a fabulous project, and your coloring is just stunning, TFS

sara said...

wow amazing creation so many gorgeous details thanks so much for joining us at simply magnolia this week
hugs sara x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Norma
this is my first visit to your blog, I love ALL your creations, your cupcake & cupcake box are divine, is there any chance (a very BIG please) that you could do a tutorial on how to make the cupcake box. I went into a local town the other day, with the intention of buying some cupcake boxes, for my little granddaughter's birthday cupcakes BUT the boxes were soooooo expensive (way out of this Grandma's very limited allowance), and when I saw your box, it was like my prayer's had been answered. If you haven't time to do a tutorial, possibly the dimensions of the box and what you made the (very clever) shapes out of.
Sandra (craftynan)

Rene said...

Norma, have I mentioned yet this week that you are positively brilliant?!?! Seriously, your blog is just full of the most original, stunning designs and, of course, this is no exception! Absolutely stunning!
Rene :D

Sylvia said...

Again a wonderful creation from you Norma. I love everything about it, especially your cupcake is awesome.

Huny said...

What a wonderful idea, a way to combine both greeting and gift. Can think of lots of things to put in the box! And I have to say, what skillful colouring :)

Barb Hardeman said...

Norma, you are so funny! Such a delightful sense of humor and all that creative talent to go along with it! Your cup cake holder and cupcake are fabulous! Totally delightful! And even if you can't eat the cupcake, I'm sure it's low carb, low cal. and low sugar, it looks good enough to eat, especially peeking from behind your sweet Tilda...wonderful, beautiful project! Hugs...Barb <><

Danielle Champagne said...

OMG..how creative Norma. Love this flowery cupcake sooo much. and those cute tildas, wonderfully colored. Just an amazing project. Hugs.

cathylynn said...

Norma this is scrumptious!!!! WOW you ROCK!!!! Totally fabulous !! I guess you can tell that I love this creation!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Karen said...


This is awesome! You are so creative. Beautiful job....


Elle said...

What a yummy project! Love the flowers on the cupcake and the box is delightful.

Candy said...

Oh Norma, what an absolutely gorgeous cupcake!!
LOVE the package that holds the cupcake too! You make the most marvellous things.
Big hugs, Candy

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

WOW great project, so fun and pretty. Fantastic.
Blessings Doreen

Unknown said...

WOWWWW Amazing project!!!! Love love your work!!!! This is really stunning work Norma!!!!! Way to go!!!!

Janne said...

WOW, beautiful! Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week.
Hugs, Janne

Unknown said...

WOWZERS!!! I love this! Such a cute little cupcake and bag, thanks so much for sharing your work with us at MDUC this week

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW WOW WOW Norma - it's been too long since I stopped by and you've blown me away again with this visit - LOVE this fat-free treat! GORGEOUS!

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, I don't think I've ever seen anything quite so amazing and utterly unique! I'd love to have a go at making one of these! Have a great weekend,Julie.x

Brigitte said...

danke für deine tolle anleitung
und das kommt auf meine todo liste
ich bin schon lange ein fan von deinem blog
wollte dir nur einmal schreiben
dass du super schöne sachen machst
liebe grüße aus tirol (österreich)

Nancy said...

This so over the top gorgeous :) LOVE it! All your projects are awesome :)

Rosemary said...

Norma, This looks amazing!! Do you have a tutorial for the fake cupcake as well?

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation and I just love your cupcake. Thankyou for joining us at Simply Magnolia. Tracy xx

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