Cupcake Boxes

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ShereenAftab

I’m Shereen, married to Aftab and mother of two grown up children. I’ve been a doctor, a business woman, a stay at home Mom and finally doing what I love best which is ‘making pretty things’.
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I saw some cupcake boxes in a magazine a couple of years back and have wanted to do some since. I got these paper mache cupcake boxes recently and eventually got round to doing a few.

This is my favorite. I applied texture paste generously on the top to make the ‘icing’. I used a a small flat tool (actually the flat side of a scoring tool) to apply the paste and randomly  added some dimension to it. And then the difficult part. Letting it dry. I allowed it to dry overnight as it was a thick layer. Once it wad dry I added some ribbon roses to icing and added a large cream mulberry paper rose on top. I covered the base of the box with patterned paper using mod podge to glue and seal it. Finaaly I added some lace to the top edge of the base.

For this box I painted it using victorian velvet distress paint. Any acrylic paint can be used. For the top I took some  strips of silk (from a very old shirt of mine). I twisted the strip as I went along the surface applying hot glue every now and then. I then added some pearly ‘sprinkles’ again using hot glue (very tiny dabs as the beads are quite small). At the very top I added a huge flat back pearl. For the base I added a ruffle of some net and then added some vintage taffeta ribbon bows around the top edge.

For this last one I took some crochet trim about 1.5 inches wide and adhered it to the top, twisting it as I went along. I did not pull the lace too tight and let it overhang a bit so it mimicks cupcake icing. Then I just added some sprinkles using  pretty brownish pearl beads. I painted the base in chocolate brown, added 2 rows of velvet ribbon roses to the top and then added a pearly string.

Some products used for this project

Cupcake Boxes

Mod Podge 

Another Box.

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ShereenAftab

I’m Shereen, married to Aftab and mother of two grown up children. I’ve been a doctor, a business woman, a stay at home Mom and finally doing what I love best which is ‘making pretty things’.
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Today I’m sharing with you a Heart Box that I embellished.

Started with going around the edges with ‘Black Soot’ distress paint. Covered the box and lid with some FabScraps papers using mod Podge. Also applied a coat of Mod Podge on top of the paper to seal it. For the heart shape I traced round the lid on the patterned paper and then cut a little bit inside the line. I like to keep the paper just short of the edges so it doesn’t start coming off.

For the embellishments I die cut some Flowers using Tim Holtz Poinsettia Die from off white cardstock. I colored the flowers using distress inks in ‘Fired Brick’, ‘Dusty Concord’ and ‘Walnut Stain’. I punched out some leaves from patterned paper. Time to use the melting pot. I put clear UTEE in the melting pot and let it melt. Then I submerged the flowers and leaves in the UTEE.

While these were still a little warm I shaped them a bit.  I use my heat tool to re melt the UTEE a bit on the flowers and poured a little black German glass glitter in the center of the flowers. Then I put some round glittery gold gems in the very center. I arranged the flowers and leaves and adhered them to the lid of the box. I applied a strip of ‘Black Soot’ distress Glitter to the side of the lid using double sided tape. The word ‘cherished’ was stamped and embossed in Gold on a piece of patterned paper and  the edges were ‘gilded’ with gold embossing powder. Then I adhered this piece with some dimensional tape.

Till next time.

Some Products used in this project

Paper Mache Heart Box

Mod Podge Matte Finish

Fired Brick Distress Ink

Black Soot Distress Ink

Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Dusty Concord Distress Ink

Black Soot Distress Glitter

Ranger Heat Tool

Ranger Gold embossing Powder

Versamark Ink

Ranger melting Pot

UTEE clear

Oval Keepsake Box

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ShereenAftab

I’m Shereen, married to Aftab and mother of two grown up children. I’ve been a doctor, a business woman, a stay at home Mom and finally doing what I love best which is ‘making pretty things’.
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I love making embellished boxes (and putting things in them).  Today I’m sharing an oval box that I just finished.  This one is totally out of my ‘comfort zone’  in that it is a lot of glitter and gold. It was not intentional though. I find that the results are always more interesting when I just let things take their course, instead of trying to follow some pre-conceived plan.  I did enjoy doing this box and am happy with how it turned out.

I started by painting an oval paper mache box with ‘antique linen’ distress paint around the edges where the box would show. I covered the lid and the box with paper from K&Co Maison paper pad.  I used Mod Podge Mat to adhere it and also to seal the paper by going over it.

Then I looked in my stash for something to embellish it with. I came across with these glittery and metallic finish Prima leaves that I’ve had for a long time. I think I bought them because they were on sale but then never got round to using them. Next I chose another Prima Flower which needed a little something so it would go with the leaves. I applied some versamark ink on the edges then covered it with gold embossing powder and then set it with the heat tool. Then I covered mulberry rosebuds with Versamark ink and doused it with gold embossing powder and heat set it. I also treated some foam stamens in a similar way. For the round element I adhered an epoxy sticker in the middle of a chipboard circle. Then I applied Glossy Accents on the chipboard around the sticker and covered it with ‘Antique Linen’ distress glitter. I then arranged and adhered all the elements using hot glue.

I also applied a strip of ‘Antique Linen’ distress glitter to the side of the lid using some double-sided tape.

I made a bow using some wired Organza ribbon in brown and gold and applied it to the outside of the box.

Some of the products used for this project

Oval Paper Mache Box

K & Co Maison Specialty Paper Pad

Mod Podge Matte Finish

Antique Linen Distress Glitter

Glossy Accents

Mulberry Paper Rosebuds

White Stamens

Let it Snow

ShereenAftab

ShereenAftab

I’m Shereen, married to Aftab and mother of two grown up children. I’ve been a doctor, a business woman, a stay at home Mom and finally doing what I love best which is ‘making pretty things’.
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I wanted to make little houses; So I did a few. First about the template for the house. There is a sizzix Pro die which makes similar houses but I decided to make my own template. It isn’t that hard if the shape only requires straight lines.  You can find the link to the basic house template at the end of this post.

Let us see how I made this particular house.

I cut the house out of white cardstock. Then I covered it with Deco Mache Paper from the Santoro Mirabelle collection. I used mod Podge Matt to adhere the paper and also applied a coat on top. Then I cut windows using Tim Holtz movers and shapers magnetic dies. For the Window frames I diecut some chipboard using the same dies and then cut around the windows with a scissors. The roof was cut out of white cardstock. I covered it with a thick coat of white texture paste with a palette knife in an uneven manner.

The hutch on the side of the house was also cut out of white cardstock and covered with texture paste in a similar manner.  The door was cut out of chipboard with a craft knife.  The roof of the hutch was also cut out of white cardstock.

The  hutch roof and door and the house windows were painted with Tim Holtz Distressed Paint  ‘picket Fence’ Followed by a coat of ‘Festive Berries’. I let the picket Fence show a little bit through the red paint to give it a shabby look.

I adhered the roof, windows and door and then assembed the house. I cut a fence out of white cardstock using Tim Holtz ‘on the Edge Fence’ die and gave it a coat of texture paste and then adhered it to the front.

I die cut 2 snowflakes with Tim Holtz movers and shapers magnetic ‘mini snowflakes’ die and the Tim Holtz ‘Strip die Snowflakes’. I applied some german glass glitter with glossy accents and highlighted the roof with silver tinsel.

And here are some more houses I made

Used book paper to cover the house and painted lightly with some antique linen distress paint. Roof and embellishments on the house front made with heirloom paper from MME.

 

This house was covered with Tim Holtz tissue paper, the door and windows were covered using antique linen distress embossing powder. Used mica flakes for the snow on the roof and on top of the door and windows.

Here is the link to template

You will need to click on the roof and house template images to enlarge them and then save these. The saved version will be the exact size of the template. It will print out on an A4 sized sheet.

Some Products Used

Sizzix On The Edge Die By Tim Holtz

Mod Podge Matte Finish 8 oz

My Mind’s Eye – Lost and Found Record It Collection – Heirloom 6×6 Pack

Memory Box Die Classic Number Set.

Ice Stickles Glitter Glue 1oz Diamond