Archive for April, 2010

I hope you’re not yet tired of my totes, because here’s one more, LOL!  I did not think of making a cupcake tote at first, but  here’s a little story of how it came about:

Last month (mid March), I was planning to bring cupcakes for my son’s birthday party in preschool. I didn’t know exactly what they did in class when someone has a birthday, so I asked. “Well,” his teacher said, “during circle time, we sing Happy Birthday to the celebrant, and that’s about it. If parents bring cupcakes or any other food, we put them in ziploc bags then send them home. We don’t really have time to eat them during class. Of course, the cupcakes end up getting smushed…” I was just about done with the construction and design of tote box 1 and 2, and what my son’s teacher said got my creative gears a-whirr (you know what I mean, LOL!).

I wanted to put a cupcake topper that says “William is 5, yay!”, so using a cupcake box was out of the question (not tall enough).  Tweaking and adjusting the combined templates of tote box 1 and 2, here are the cupcake totes I came up with (and yes, it’s still made entirely out of cardstock!):

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I have a good friend who practically has everything she needs and can buy anything she wants, so when it’s gift-giving time, I always have to think long and hard… what am I going to get her? Well, this year, I’m going to have it easy! She loves fruit, and would usually get up early in the morning  to go to the farmer’s market just to get the freshest ones. So… I’m going to give her these :

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I just wanted readers to see what I’m working on this week: yup,  these tote boxes made entirely out of card stock (well, plus glue and tape)!  And, this is just one style, there are other styles on the works, too! What’s more, these tote boxes can be done by using a pair of scissors or with a cutting machine that uses SVG files.  Since these are digital templates, you can make them in the exact size that you want. Then, decorate and embellish as you wish!

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Last year, during our fall ATC swap on the PC Crafter Message Board, we did a “School Days” theme. The inset above shows what I did (graphics are from “Bears All Year” by Gina Jane at www.daisiecompany.com).   I decided to do a greeting card-size of the checks and stitches I used on the ATC and make a birthday card for my godson in Oregon. Well, there were other cards that I needed to make so I changed the colors and the sentiments and here are the two more cards I made:

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