Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cupcakes, Cupcakes...

I made these cupcake baskets using the Simple Birthday Thanks stamp set. Here are the instructions in case anyone wants to try them out:

1. Stamp the image onto a piece of cardstock to use as your pattern.

2. Trace the pattern 2x on a sheet of cardstock and 2x on a sheet of DSP. Note: before tracing it on the DSP you need to cut the top off the cupcake so that you can trace it on a different design of DSP. You should have 2 cardstock cupcakes and 2 DSP cupcakes (the top & bottom should be different designs of the DSP).

3. After cutting them out, attach the DSP to the cardstock using a gluestick. You can use your sanding blocks to smooth out the edges of the cupcakes.

4. The basket (that is hidden behind the cupcake) is a piece of 6 1/2" x 5" that was scored at 1 1/2" (on the 6 1/2" side). The basket should end up with the dimensions 2" wide, 2 1/2" high, and 1 1/2" deep.

5. Glue the basket between the 2 cupcakes and add a 1" handle. You can also add a 1" circle on top in place of the cherry. Add glitter and decorate as desired.

If you have any questions, please let me know...


  1. Super cute project! I love cupcakes! :)
    Thanks for sharing

  2. Aww, this is so super duper cute!!
    Jodi =)

  3. this is crazy cute! but, my name starts with a "J"...HAHAHA! Love it going to have to copy it for a birthday coming up! Thanks for the idea & info!

  4. Totally cute cupcakes. You are so creative. Thanks for the great instructions.

  5. Brenda,
    These are so adorable!!! Thanks for the instructions. You are very creative Girl.

  6. I love your cupcakes! Very sweet!

  7. Brenda, this is too cute! Might have to case this one!

  8. love this cupcake basket tutorial! I may just have to try this one out! this turned out so cute! what a wonderful idea! TFS!

  9. Clever idea, fun and cute!! Thanks for sharing the pattern. :) ~Hugs