Paper Crafting Blog Hop Kindest Gnomes


Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. We have a wide array of encouragement themed projects to share with you. You may have arrived from Tracy’s blog, all the way from Australia! Hop all the way around using the Next buttons until you get back to me so you see it all!

I’ll be sharing a sugar loaded treat today, my fancy decorated cupcakes! A friend was preparing for surgery so I delivered a box of cupcakes and a Paper Pumpkin kit to keep her busy while she is recovering. First, here are the cupcakes…

Bakery decorating is my latest hobby which I’ll share more about in future posts. I have struggled with container boxes while I deliver treats to taste testers because of their cost and storage space requirements. I finally realized I could make my own boxes. So here are the steps I used to do that.

From my ever growing stack of designer series paper backer sheets emerged a box bottom and a top. Place one backer sheet at a time on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and score at 3 and 9 inches on 2 adjacent sides. Four cupcakes fit perfectly in the center of the score lines.

The cut along score lines to make box tabs.

Form the box and adhere the side tabs with some tape. I opted to have the shiny side facing in which is also the side with the product info.

Line the box with tissue from the Wonderful Snowflakes embellishment packages. Cover the product info with your choice of patterned paper to coordinate with the enclosed gift card instead of tissue.

Carefully insert cupcakes and slide a lid over the box. The lid is created in the same manner as the box bottom. So they are a snug fit.

Tie some ribbon, add a hand stamped greeting card and make your delivery!

Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Sue’s blog and see what fun project she designed.


Here is a list of hoppers in case you get off the trail…

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

Sue Boerner

Julia Quinn

Joy Nelson 

Annette McMillan

Julia Mazur

Terri Stewart 

Maureen Rauchfuss

Tracy Held

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Order the products used in my project by clicking on the Shop Now button on the right side of my blog.

Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount and the $99 Starter Kit offer along with the bonus offer of a planner book? Click here for details on what Stampin’ Up! offers in your welcome kit and the bonus offer. Join my Super Awesome Stampers Team for the best benefits! I offer virtual support and snail mailed greeting cards and kits too.

All the supplies to create this hand stamped greeting card can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the host code found on the right side of my blog when ordering through my online store if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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