Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cupcake-Wrap It Up

I got the Cricut Wrap It cartridge and it ROCKS!!!! I decided I am gonna' try and do each cut on every page as a set and post it on my blog. I will try and feature one page per week. I know that seems like a long time to go through a book, but with the Holidays coming up, and a family to take care of, I have my hands full!

So I am beginning at the beginning. Page 21 features the cupcake. Each page has basic cut, a layer for that cut, a phrase and shadow for that phrase, a box and an accent for that box (as the shift key), a tag (no shadow function) and a tag blackout (no shadow function).
I started with the box. It cuts at a max of 9.5 inches with your Gypsy or your Expression on fit to page. All the patterened paper for all the cuts is from K&Co. I added some acetate to the sides where the cupakes are so that it could hold some kind of treat. Otherwise, it will be kind hard to open and not hold much. I also cut some flowers from the paper and added pop dots to give some dimension to the top. Although it is hard to see, I used metallic paper for the cupcake accents from Core'dinations.
Next I did the cupcake. It is cut at 5 inches. The "asterisk" looking shapes on the cupcake wrapper are done with metallic paper and then I added little gems to each point. There is another layer that can be added to this cupcake, but I like it the way it is.
The card is next. It is super easy to put together. I cut it at 7.5 inches. I ran the wrapper part of the cupcake through my Fiskars crimper to make it look more real. I also added some ribbon to the side. All the paper on this is K&Co. or Core'dinations.
The tag is cut at 2 inches. I used the same ribbon as I did on the cupcake card. I used Core'dinations metallic paper for the base and the K&Co. paper for the top. I used one of the little side cupcakes from this cut and glued it in the middle and then popped another one on top of it.
Last, but not least, is the phrase. I really like how it looks, but you have to cut it at a good size or it rips. Also, the base is a blackout, not a shadow. So, if you don't line it up just right (like I didn', it looks a little funny. Oh well, it is still a way cute cut!
This was a great group of cuts to start with! TFL!

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