Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cake Mix Class Directions


These measurements are for a Betty Crocker cake mix. All cake mixes are slightly different in size, so if using another brand, you may need slight adjustments.

Box
Cut 2 pieces of cardstock to 5-5/8” x 10-3/4”. Score each end at 1-1/2”. Apply Sticky Strip and attach end to end. Slide cake mix inside.

Outside of box (front cover) is a piece of cardstock cut 5-5/8” x 9-1/4”. Score at 1/2” and 1-1/2”. Attach at the bottom of the box with Sticky Strip.

The box closure is a piece of cardstock cut 1-1/2” x 5”. The layering designer series paper (DSP) is 3-3/4” x 1-1/4”. It only covers the front and top and does not reach all the way to the back. Secure to the back of the box with Sticky Strip. The front will be secured with a sticky Velcro circle.


ADD HANDLES NOW!!

Ribbon handles. You’ll need approx. 52“of ribbon. Place Sticky Strip all the way around the box and the front piece about an inch or so from the edges. Start on the bottom, come all the way up the back, leave excess for a handle, go back down the other side of the back and under the bottom, up on the front side, leave room for a handle (make sure they are the same length) and down the other side of the front to the bottom of the box. Cut off excess ribbon. If you are using Sticky Strip, it is slightly repositionable, so you can straighten anything that may need it.

The front pocket is a piece of cardstock cut 5-1/4” x 7”. Score 3 sides at 1/2” and 1”. Use the Scallop Edge Punch to make a decorative edge along the top. Cut off the corner pieces as shown in the photo.



Use a Mini Glue Dot to pull the corners together. Then place a line of Sticky Strip along all 3 sides, peel and attach to the front of the cover.


This is how the pocket looks when attached.


Cut cardstock 1” x 10-1/4”. Score at 1”,1-3/4”, 2-1/2”, 3-1/4”, 4”,4-3/4”, 5-1/2”, 6-1/4”, 7”, 7-3/4”, 8-1/2”, 9-1/4”. Fold on score line as shown in the photo above.
Test Tubes: I bought mine from SKS Bottling because #1, they are my favorite source for fun things to decorate, but #2 because I need to buy a large quantity. The tubes I used are 3/4” x 6”, order number 0890-17, 48/in a bag for $21.12. You can order smaller quantities from Papertrey Ink.

Hold the strip of cardstock you just made up to the project. Insert the test tubes making sure the bottom of the test tubes are on the bottom of the project. Adjust the height of the cardstock so it is about in the middle of the tubes and adhere with either Sticky Strip or Mini Glue Dots. Attach to the inside of the box with either Sticky Strip or Mini Glue Dots. Fill the tubes with a variety of cake decorating sprinkles.



Add embellishments to the closure and the Velcro circle underneath the closure.

Fill the glassine bag with flat backed type sugar cake decorations and tie with a ribbon. Place in the pocket. Stamp a cupcake, color it in with markers, cut out and attach to a clothespin with Mini Glue Dots. Clip to the pocket for decoration.


I had each guest make 2 little favors. I used the Bigz Two Tag die-cut. Fold on the score line then add an additional score line between that line and the top, about 1/2” above the die-cut line. Punch a handle by first punching a 1-3/8” Circle then centering over top of it, punch the scallop circle punch. Fold and secure with a brad. Add a strip of DSP across the front. Embellish as desired. Insert snack size Hershey bar.
The favors were inspired by Barb Mullikin.

Cut card base cardstock to 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (Regal Rose). Cut layering piece of Old Olive 4” x 5-1/4” and run through the Big Shot with the Polka Dot Embossing folder.
Stamp image once on Whisper White and once on coordinating color cardstock (Regal Rose). Use the 1/2” circle punch to punch out images. Layer on top with adhesive.
Mount on a Top Note die-cut, cut from DSP, trimmed on the perforation line and mounted on another one of cardstock. Tie with ribbon.
The image design with the cut out circles was inspired by Dawn Griffith
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This is a tub of Pillsbury frosting; they all seem to be about the same size. Cut DSP 3-1/3” x 11” and secure with Sticky Strip. Decorate the lid as desired.

Since the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt are discontinued, I made all the flowers for embellishments out of various felts and Big Shot die-cuts.

The cake mix idea was originally created by Nichole Heady of Papertrey Ink. I adapted the project using Stampin’ Up! products for my class. I thank Nichole for her creativity and willingness to share with the blogosphere so we can all enjoy this project.

19 comments :

  1. Becky,

    How really kind of you to do all this work!! I would have gladly paid for a tutorial!! Thanks so much!

    Michelle

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  2. REALLY a great idea, and I LOVE your sample! That Sweet Pea line was the BEST!

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  3. OMGOSH Girlfriend!! (WHOLE NEW appreciation for TUTORIALS! LOL) Great project and pictures. Thanks for taking the time to do this!! :) I bet the gals had a BALL making these!

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  4. wow! thanks so much for this tutorial. It is fantastic.
    Mary

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  5. Oh Becky! Thank you SO much! This is just fabulous! Your generosity never ceases to amaze me!

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  6. Becky I cannot say enough about you as a demonstrator, crafter, and as another poster mentioned your generosity. You are simply the best, not because this tutorial was FREE, but for how much you give to your bloggees.
    What would we do without your creations and you!

    Inky Hugs,
    Terry~~

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  7. Thank you so much for the great tutorial.

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  8. Thank You for sharing with us all the projects you all had so much fun with. I will give this a try. Thanks so much!!!

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  9. MISS BECKEY CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT KIND OF FELT YOU USE. I TRY IT AND IT DIDNT CUT THROW.ALSO THANK YOU SO MUSH FOR SHIRING. I LOVE EVERY THING YOU DO !!!!!!

    ALWAY'S LOOKING AT YOUR BLOG.
    HUG'S FRENCHIE.

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  10. very nice cards. wonderful ideas thank you

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  11. Your pretty darn AWESOME! Thank you for sharing all your hard work.

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  12. pBecky, I just love the tutorials I purchased from you. Can you tell me where I can get the test tubes for the "cake box" tutorial?

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial. You are really generous.
    Joanella

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  13. I enjoyed looking at this tutorial, then I realized where I had originally seen it. Jan 2009 Nichole from http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2009/01/cupcake-take-along.html did this tutorial. It appears you copied hers. Not cool becky

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  14. Dear 'Anonymous',
    I resent your accusatory tone as I always give proper recognition. In fact, I wrote this about Nichole in the very last sentence of the post you just commented on -

    "The cake mix idea was originally created by Nichole Heady of Papertrey Ink. I adapted the project using Stampin’ Up! products for my class. I thank Nichole for her creativity and willingness to share with the blogosphere so we can all enjoy this project."

    Becky

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  15. Where did you find the little test tubes?

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  16. This is truly amazing! I think that I would love to receive this, so I'm guessing I'll be making quite a few of them as "hints"! Thank you so much for all the work you put into this tutorial. Best wishes always. PS I love the mini magazine holder also.
    Sue

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  17. I love this idea!! I think I will be making a few of these at the holidays!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!! Hugs :)

    Tina

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  18. I love this idea!! I think I will be making a few of these at the holidays!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!! Hugs :)

    Tina

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  19. Your baby (dog) is beautiful:) Found lots of cool stuff on your blog. I'll be back when I have more time to look (drool).

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