3D Cupcake Giftcard Holder

This is probably one of my most favorite projects to date!  I just love this little thing and I really think it looks good enough to eat!!!  Not only is it just too cute to look at, it also holds a giftcard, hidden inside the cupcake!!! 

The idea came from the Stamp Goddess (Fabulously Artsy) and her YouTube video called "Hey, Cupcake".

The detailed, step-by-step instructions are included in that video.  But just to give you a basic understanding of what's involved, here's what I did:

1.  Used my Expression (George) to cut a 6" chipboard circle.  Snipped edges and folded up to form cupcake base.
2.  Accordian-pleated patterned paper to cover chipboard circle.
3.  Cut a styrofoam ball in half then added foam dots along two sides to hold the two halves together.
4.  Add layers of pleated ribbon, flowers (cut from Tags, Bags Boxes & More cartridge), crumpled paper, ribbon, and flowers.
5.  Glued painted wooden bead to top of small binder clip to make the "cherry" and used crumpled paper to make "whipped cream".  Glued whipped cream around cherry.
6.  Insert giftcard into binder clip, then insert inbetween two halves of styrofoam ball.
7.  Embellish with glitter glue.

Here's a view from the top:

Thanks for looking!!!


The Bearded Lady said...

AMAZING job!! I L-O-V-E it!!

Deanne K said...

Seriously that is the coolest thing EVER!!! I soooo want to try this!

scrappyjan said...

WOW what a great job you have done of this!! VERY VERY CUTE!!! I have wanted to make one of these and have no time. LOL...
Thank you for joining us at Colour Create this week. hugs, janny

~JulieH~ said...

Oh WOW! this is amazing the best cupcake I have ever seen! Absolutely wonderful!

Dena said...

What fabulous detail! I thought it was real until I read the post! Totally gorgeous! Thanks for playing in Colour Create this week. Good Luck! Hugs, Dena

Deanne said...

This is the best! Thanks for the link to the video instructions! I am going to give this a try! Thanks for joining in at Colour Create.


Tink said...

I love this project soo much, you did a fantastic job.


Sheila Bennett said...

Beautiful cupcake! You did a fabulous job creating it.

Waseem said...

wow what an amazing i have ever seen..thanks for sharing as i might need it when design for Gift Card envelopes.