15 May 2013

A Sweet Little Frame

Hi All! I can't believe it's already time for another Rose Blossom Garden Challenge! Where did May go?!? 

Today's challenge is to make something using the "Birthday Girl" key on Close To My Heart's Cricut Artiste cartridge. Here's my answer to the challenge:

I decided to make a couple of cupcake frames for Mother's Day gifts for my mom and mother-in-law. I cut the base of the cupcake at 5 inches first from chipboard and then from Dream Pop card stock. I also cut 3 bases from Black cardstock, inked the edges with Black Exclusive Ink, and used them on the back for a stand. I then cut two of the wrapper images from Dream Pop paper and one more from chip board. I layered one wrapper directly on the cupcake and one on the chipboard wrapper. I then cut three icing layers from Dream Pop and another from chipboard. I layered one image on the cupcake and one on the chipboard piece. I popped the chipboard layers up with dimensional adhesive. Before sticking them down, though, I sketched out an opening for the 2x2-inch Flip Flap that would house my photo. I cut both chipboard layers to the size of the desired opening. Once that was done, I inked the edges of the pieces with Sorbet Exclusive Ink and adhered them to the bottom layer. I added my photo and Flip Flap, and then the third icing layer, which was also inked with Sorbet Exclusive Ink. The third layer serves to camouflage the opening of the Flip Flap while still allowing you to change out the photos. I then blinged it up with bitty and medium size sparkles, a sparkle button from my stash, and Sunset Bakers Twine from the Paradise Assortment.

The back was made by layering one black cupcake on the back of the chipboard. I then layered two together to give them more weight and folded them down the middle. I attached one side of the fold to the chipboard and left the other side free to act as a stand.

Here are some close-ups of the bling:

I hope you enjoyed my sweet little frame. I look forward to seeing what creative projects you can come up with over in the Rose Blossom Garden!


  1. Hi Kim! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! :) Your cupcake frames are just amazing! So, so adorable, and such a fun frame. Love the bling you added to the icing. And love the clever way you added the stand to the back. Genius!

  2. A very sweet frame, indeed! I love it!

  3. How clever are you?! I should not be surprised that the Queen of Home Decor would come up with this idea to use the Cricut cuts to create a frame! It is so sweet!