i cannot believe it's been a whole year since the pixie dust paperie made its debut. on the other hand, i find it difficult to remember just how i ever thought up and created projects without having a box FULL of perfectly matched papers and embellishments delivered to me each month!
the very first project i made last october, for the very first pixie dust kit, FALL IN LOVE, was a super-embellished cupcake gift-card holder made entirely of paper! it remains one of my favorite projects ever, and since it was surprisingly easy to accomplish, i thought i'd make another one with the "anniversary" kit, BLUE MOON. since the kit has quite a few lovely blue patterned papers, and my nephew matthew's fourth birthday is coming up, i thought it'd be fun to do a "boy" version:
i should mention immediately that i did not INVENT this project idea! i used the amazingtresa black's (aka the stamp goddess) step-by-step fabulously artsy cupcake tutorialand i highly recommend it both for creativity and wonderful clarity of instruction. oh and it's FUNNY, too! :)
i adapted the "recipe" slightly to accommodate the ingredients in the kit, but the only items taken from my stash are the styrofoam ball & clip, the wooden bead "cherry", and the lashings of clear glitter "icing sugar" on top! i did swap out punched scalloped circles for the paper flowers in the original, which i think makes it slightly more masculine. i've also used signature pixie seam binding in place of grosgrain ribbon, which looks EVEN MORE like fluffy frosting, don't you think?
as amazing as this project LOOKS... to me the best part is the sheer practicality of its also being a giftcard holder!
and whereas sometimes i've felt a bit guilty about giving an "impersonal" present, it's impossible to think that about a holder that's THIS COOL!
i hope you'll be inspired to check out the tutorial AND the BLUE MOON kit; and maybe treat yourself to a cupcake... to help us celebrate! :) :) :)
Kirsty's Note -
So yummy..... love it!!!
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