December 8, 2007

Cupcake Kit

Here's two more advent tags the girls made tonight. Our plans for church got cancelled so we settled into a nice warm fire, turned the Christmas tree lights on and made these. Now we're watching Santa Claus 2. I love kids' Christmas movies, dont' you???Now....do you ever have one of those crafty moments where you can't wait to put together an idea you came up with? No, you say? Well, let me ask this then.....do you ever have one of those moments when you're so happy to come to my blog because I came up with a fun new idea that I couldn't wait to post????? Okaaaay then, let's get started! LOL!!

The girls need to bring $3.00 gifts for a Girl Scout gift exchange. Well what do buy for $3 bucks that isn't the typical 3 pack of Lip Smackers lip gloss? Then the idea hit me. CUPCAKE KITS! I dearly love cupcakes, they look happy, sound happy and taste oh so yummy! So for about $4 bucks(not including my own supplies like paper, ribbon, etc) I set out to make my cupcake kits.

Here's what you'll need: holiday cake mix, holiday frosting with sprinkles included, 24 cupcake liners, cello bag, ribbon, scallop punch or die template, lollipop sticks (Michael's), Copic markers (R29, YG17) , Copic clear Spica glitter pen, red gingham ribbon, Scotch tape, Lockhart cupcake stamps, white card stock, black ink, oval punches.
Here's the BEST part of this cupcake kit...little cupcake decoration sticks! These come together fast and easy and the kids can help too. Simply stamp the Lockhart cupcake onto white card stock, punch out with a scallop circle punch (I used SU!'s) and color with the red and green Copic markers. I used the clear Copic Spica glitter pen on the cupcake liners to make them look like red and green foil liners. And check out the sprinkles....I used the sharp tips of the Sketch markers to make lots of little perfect polka dots on the white frosting. Then, take about a 1" piece of Scotch tape and adhere the lollipop sticks to the back of each colored cupcake. I did about 6 of these little decorations for each kit....not every cupcake will get a little stick but that's okay. It's the thought that counts, right?
I then made a tag for the finished gift with Karen Lockhart's new *You are the Best* cupcake stamp. Isn't it adorable??? I used the same Copic green and red markers and Copic Spica clear glitter pen to color the stamp in. The tag is tied to the finished sack with SU!'s red gingham ribbon.
And here's the finished gift below. In a large cello bag, I put the can of frosting, the cupcake liners and 6 of the cupcake marker sticks. I tied this all up with a white ribbon and then tied the tag on as shown above. Now since the gifts need to be anonymous, I'll package the clear cupcake kit cello bag and the cake mix in a red, handled sack.
So there you have it......a perfect little gift for about $4 bucks. Nobody will bring one like it and the kids will love it!! Josey and Jordan LOVED the idea and Jordan was even a little upset knowing that another little girl was going to get this fun gift. Little does she know that I'm going shopping for more Cupcake Kit supplies.....and that girls will get one for their advent count down.

Tip of the day: Pillsbury also makes these holiday mixes and frostings for Valentines Day, Halloween, etc. I can see some of these coming up for Valentine's gift soon!!

28 comments:

snarflemarfle said...

Love the cupcake kit!!! I'll be saving this idea for the future.

Valerie said...

VERY clever, Mish! And putting them into a red anonymous bag is perfect, otherwise EVERYONE would know it was your gifts! LOL

Julie Masse said...

LOVE it Mish!! What a great idea - different and fun and just plain great! :)

StamperSharon said...

Too stinkin' cute, Mish!

StamperSharon said...

Too stinkin' cute, Mish!

erinkmckinney said...

This is so cute it is ridulous!!
We are big cupcake eaters in my family! I love the idea of giving cupcake stuff. I gave a cupcake mix, sprinkles, and the liners to my sons friend for her birthday and she loved it!
It is so creative and different!Your tag and cupcake decoration sticks are so adorable!!
I will have to jazz mine up a bit next time!
I may have to go get those cupcake stamps, too!
TFS!

Deb Neerman said...

Brilliant!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as always! Michelle, I don't know how you are ever getting your housework done - with work and all your crafty ideas! Please keep us informed, I love to browse your ideas. Unfortunately, I can't get your stamps, they are always U.S. stamps and shipping is much too expensive, but sometimes I try to copy your ideas with my stamps. Mostly, the results are not that stunning, but I love your inspiration. I am already waiting to see pictures of your christmas decorations *smile*

Nessie (who is still not able to log herself in...)

Amanda A. said...

LOVE this idea!!!! Hmmmm, now who needs one of these....?

Tiffany said...

Genious!!! Simply Genious! I just love this idea so much Im adding these items to my shopping list!! I don't have these super cute cupcake stamps but Im sure that I can find something suitable.. Thanks for sharing this super amazing idea!!

Bella Rose Creations said...

What a wonderful idea!

Michelle said...

How adorable, cute, and easy is this gift?!1 My daughter is 13 going on 30(ha) and would love giving this gift. You always come up with such clever ideas. Am hoping the name sake will one day rub off some great ideas for me. Well done. I'm sure your kids will be elated when they learn they'll be getting one too.

debbiedee said...

Love it Michelle. I have made these and also sugar cookie kits:
cookie cutter, frosting, sugar cookie mix and sprinkles. they are always a hit with kids.

ReneeK said...

Michelle, the tags are too cute and the cupcake kits even cuter. Your girls are so lucky to have such a great mom...will you be my mom, too? (Does it matter that I'm 50-something?!)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a darling idea.

Jenn said...

I think this is inspired! Fantastic idea - and so great of you to share it!

dd2njoy said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!!!

Cathrine StClair said...

OK.. this is an awesome, creative idea!! I just might have to lift that idea for some church fundraisers - if you don't mind! So clever!

Kathyc said...

What a FUN idea! My store had these cake mixes last week but not the frosting; I'll have t check again this week for sure!

Lisa Rogers said...

OMG this is so darn clever, cute, and just WOW.

mochamama said...

whoever gets that gift will be the envy of all others, what an awesome idea!

Sharon said...

In my next life I'm coming back as one of your little red-headed girls!! You make things so much fun, Mishie - something I SOOOO admire about you!

Elizabeth said...

You are brilliant!! When I "borrow" your idea I hope you will remember that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Mirtha said...

I LOOOVE CUPCAKES!!! I make them for any reason, especially for my son's birthday parties (about 5 or 6 dozen)and make stick-toppers to match the theme. Thanks for this wonderful idea!

Lori-Ann said...

Hi Michelle,
What a fabulous idea! You are always so creative - I just love your blog! I have a question...where did you get the snowman cupcake liners? Thanks for all the inspiration!

Rhonda said...

WOW! How cute is that. I just saw a post from Paper Dreams with a Valentine kit and she linked over to yours! These are fabulous ideas! Thanks so much for sharing.

your daughter josey said...

I know my mom is just so awsome to bad she is NOT yours ha ha plus she will always be my mom and she will NEVER be yours ha ha!
Love you mama
your BEST friend Josey AKA your best daughter and the coolest person in the world
tell me when you read this please
and remember I love you very much
Your best friend Josey

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