Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cupcake Explosion

I've been eyeing the cards-in-a-box all over blog land, but have been rather intimidated by them.  But I finally made the plunge and it was FUN!!  I followed this tutorial and the construction of it was so easy!  Sorry about the pictures.  My camera died and I had to go with plan B and I was in a hurry and didn't even think about finding better lighting.  Arg . . .brain freeze.

So, how can you not love a card filled with cupcakes and balloons?!  But to make it even more fabulous I made the front flap into a shaker.  So fun!!

And since there isn't any place inside the card for a sentiment, I stamped it onto the back panel.
This was so much fun; I definitely will be trying this again.

V's Sweet Ideas #33--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes as long as it is covered with patterned paper
Craftin' Desert Divas--Shake it Up!
Tuesday Throwdown #240--All Clear (I used a piece of acetate for my shaker element)
Top Tip Tuesday--3 of something (I have 3 cupcakes, and 3 balloons)
Word Art Wednesday #179--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafting By Designs--shaped card (I hope this counts, it's a rectangle when folded up, but the real card part is definitely shaped)
Crafty Creations #287--seeing spots

Stamps PTI "Baker's Dozen"; MFT "Delicious Birthday" sentiments
Dies: PTI "Baker's Dozen" and "Heart 2 Heart #2" balloons; Spellbinders "Classic standards circles, large"; Verve "Scalloped Trim Trio" stars in shaker element


Brenda said...

These cards are so fun to make! I love that you added a shaker element too! Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday! Brenda

Elaine Stark said...

I love the shaker idea incorporated into the box card, a great idea. Thanks for joining Top Tp Tuesday. Elaine

Anet's Crafting said...

Gorgeous box card Heater. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

Kathy Salido said...

What a great card, and love how you incorporated the shaker element!! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

Craftin Desert Divas Design Team

Maikreations said...

Wow! This is such a great exploding box card! Love all the deatils and thoughts you put into it! Thank you for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

cotnob said...

This is a brilliant card-in-a-box Heather, such lovely bright colours and fun birthday details.

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Wowser! That is literally a party in a card!! FUN! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown challenge. Hope you join us again!

Margaret said...

What a fun card in a box it would really start the party of with a WOW.
Thanks for dropping by and leaving me a comment it means a lot.
Margaret M

Katy said...

LOVE that you added the shaker to the front panel of the box card...definitely gonna have to copy this! Thanks for linking up to the Craftin Desert Divas Shaker Party!


This is so beautiful honey. Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges.
Naz xxx

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so fun!!!

Debi said...

Absolutely adorable box card. Putting a shaker on the front was a super idea. How fun! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Good luck.
Hugs, Debi TT DT

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Heather! What a fabulous box card, and the pop ups are too cute! Thanks so much for sharing this in our challenge this week, and please know how very grateful I am to have you join us.
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Hazel said...

Wow! What a wonderful pop up box card, Heather - I love it. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

mum of two said...

How fabulous! A shaker card and a box card together - who'd a thunk it... Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Shaker Card Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic pop-up card Heather. Love those cupcakes.

Deanne Saunders said...

Wow! Awesome! Thanks so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Got2BCrafting said...

This is absolutely fabulous!! Such great details, and I love how you did your sentiment with the shaker... so creative!

Thank you so much for joining us at the Craftin Desert Divas "Shaker Project" Linky Party.
~ DT Lori