Sunday, December 13, 2009

Candy Wrapper Gift and Moxie Fab

I love a challenge and I LOVE this platter that the Moxie Fab blog used for an inspiration trigger so of course I had to play. I think it's all of that wonderful red that got to me.
I chose to use the tree design and the thought that this had something to do with food to carry out the challenge with my creation.
I was surfing blogs the other day and I came across a blog where the designer used some digital stamps from Whimsie Doodle's store and I knew this Christmas cupcake image was what I wanted to use. (Unfortunetly I don't remember what blog so that I can give credit) If you have never used a digital stamp before, the idea is that you buy the image and then you can print it out on the paper you want, as often as you want and many times you have the choice of sizes too. This particular set is a couple tops of cupcakes and a couple choices for the cupcake papers and decorations for the cupcakes. I printed tree image twice. I used one of those for my pattern to cut the tree in layers from the green cardstock. One of the images was printed on golden yellow cardstock to use as the foundation of my project. I then printed the cupcake paper and decoration three times on three different colors of cardstock and cut those apart so that I could paper piece the finish project.
When my paper pieced cupcake tree was all put together, I glued that to a piece of cardstock that wraps around my candy gift and I tied it at the top with twine. The star was coated with the Aleene's Paper Glaze and then sprinkled with the chunky glitter. One thing I love about using the Paper Glaze for an application like this is that it goes on thick, it stays in place and it just grabs all of the glitter. I hardly have any glitter that falls off once it is dry. Wouldn't you want to receive some yummy candy wrapped this way?
This view shows my layers of the tree itself. After I cut out the three layers, I ran those pieces through the Cuttlebug to emboss the swirls. I gently rolled up the layers to give my tree dimension.
This view shows my cupcake paper. It is printed on brown cardstock, red cardstock and golden yellow cardstock with the different parts of the design cut out separately and then glued together.
On to a couple more pics.
You have to understand the story behind this photo. We went to Disneyland in July and since then, Dathan has been learning the characters from the photos we took on that trip. When we went last week, he was sooooo excited to see Goofy and we stood in line so he could see him. As I was taking photos though, he caught sight of Mickey walking by and so that is what he is pointing at and what he is saying. He was over Goofy for Mickey! You can see how cute Goofy was, though, in his holiday outfit.
We had to buy Dathan his own Mickey hat, so this is a photo I was able to capture as he ran around the house.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Materials: Cardstock – Vintage and Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Digital stamp image – Whimsie Doodle
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Chunky glitter – Impress rubber stamps
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s


  1. Your little boy ia adorable (I still wish I could goto Disney land (I am such a kid) lol I love the cup cake tree lol (I still havent got any Digis ( I just don't think I will iuse them I have seen some really nice ones too! Thanx for stoppin by the BH was fun loved all the tags well done to you all xx

    Love Dawn xx

  2. Your cupcake tree is amazing. I love that you ran it through your Cuttlebug. Thanks for the explanation of the digital stamps. I haven't used any yet, but I am intrigued.

    Dathan is adorable. I remember going to DisneyWorld when my son was three and he was obsessed with Snow White. We waited for her at her entry way into the park and he got to walk hand in hand with her. It was a wonderful moment. Thanks for reminding me of it.

  3. What a sweet picture. Your son is precious!

    Love your treat holder...fantastic use of digital images!

  4. Oh yes, I would love to get that yummy tree. What an amazing job you did on it. I love how you cuttlebugged it,

    Oh Dathan is just adorable in his Mickey hat.

  5. Me oh my! Dathan is so adorable! Of course he needed his own Mouse ears.:-) I like the tree gift wrap you made! It's so cute!

  6. Lovin' your take on the challenge! Fabulous!! oh my could those pictures of Dathan be any cuter!! soooooooooo adorable!

  7. oh, your card is to die for! and that baby boy is precious!

  8. This is so CUTE Linda!! Loving the embossing and the dimension of the tree!!


  9. What a unique approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger, Linda! Thanks for playing along! :)

  10. Very clever Linda. Always ADORE you creations!

  11. Cute tree, it looks great on the candy cover.

  12. Hi Linda! I love that little gift wrap for the candy and your blog header is just adorable!!!

  13. What a darling!

    Your project is totally yummy!

  14. Oh what a cute cupcake card,I love it!!! And your pics are adorable,what a sweetie@!!!