Monday, June 4, 2012

Sweet Treats Crown (or Cupcake) Stand

Has anyone else been watching the Queen's Jubilee festivities? I must admit I had never really thought too much about the British royalty, but recently have come to have a lot of respect and admiration for this lady who has served her country for 60 straight years. Here's a project in honor of Queen Elizabeth to commemorate this historical occasion.   
Happy Monday everyone! Eileen Hull here... I'm one of Sizzix's licensed artists. I design the ScoreBoard dies- they are made with a unique technology that cuts and scores thick material like matboard and chipboard to make boxes, folders and books. You won't find dies like these anywhere else folks :-)

If I could pick one word to describe ScoreBoard dies, it would be versatile! You can cover matboard with paper, then die cut it, and add ink, paint, ribbons, closures, and all kinds of embellishments to it- in the colors and style you want. Think of each design as a blank canvas waiting for you to decorate just the way you want! 

ScoreBoards go together very quickly and easily, making them popular favors for parties and special celebrations where you have to crank out a bunch at a time. Another great thing is you can cut them out of paper as well as the thicker stuff- they just have to be scored by hand- so easy to do on your scoring board. You can even die cut a box or album, then run it through the Big Shot with your Textured Impressions folders to make beautiful embossed board which can then be misted, inked, distressed. See what I mean? ScoreBoards are all about possibilities and making each box or book reflect your special style.
For my project today, I used the ScoreBoard Cupcake Holder to make the crown and the new Sweet Treats ScoreBoard Cupcake Stand to display it on.

For the crown, coat both sides of a 6" x 13" piece of matboard with spray adhesive, then cover it with silver glitter wrapping paper. Run the matboard through the Big Shot. Trim off three segments from the end of the cupcake holder to get it to the desired size for the crown. Punch diamond holes (this is the Diamond Jubilee after all!) in an alternating pattern around the crown and added some pearls, rhinestone trim and other blue gems. For the inside of the crown, cover a 2" STYROFOAM ball with red velvet ribbon and place inside the cupcake holder/crown.

Cut three silver glitter pennants and string on braided silver wire. Punch holes in two corners of the square platform of the Cupcake Stand and loop the wire ends through the punched holes, then secure them below.

Making the Cupcake/Crown Stand was super easy. Die cut one scalloped square, two notched bases, and three pennants from your desired material. Place notches facing each other and slide into position to create the base. You may want to add a glue dot at the top to keep the square plate in position. 

Cut three silver glitter pennants and string on braided silver wire. Punch holes in two corners of the square platform of the Cupcake Stand and loop the wire ends through the punched holes, then secure them below.

Print sentiment on the computer and cut out. Add another piece of red paper behind the text for a punch of color. Adhere banner to pennants with glue dots and place your beautiful crown on top. And you're done!

I hope you will hop on over to the Sizzix site and see the rest of the Sweet Treats collection. Happy dance- I hear it's shipping any day now!

For a look at more ScoreBoards and my other dies, check out the Sizzix site. To see more projects and ideas, please visit me on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by.... Cheerio :-)
Other Supplies: 
Rhinestone trim by Expo International 
Adhesive pearls by Hero Arts 
Silver glitter gift wrap 
Spray adhesive 
Font: Mandolyn by Duetica Lettering Art Studio 
Diamond hole punch 
Silver braided wire
2" STYROFOAM ball
Red (faux) velvet 
Red gathered ribbon
Glue dots
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8 comments:

  1. I love the cupcake holder as a crown - brilliant idea!

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  2. That's really great! Thanks!...Nancy :o)

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  3. Wow! Eileen, this is spectacular! The map of England as a backdrop is a great touch, too. I love Scoreboards!!!!

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  4. Beautiful Eileen!!! Love your dies!

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  5. I'm a Royal Fan and this is a delightful creation, Eileen! Thanks for a lovely idea.

    Dee Sheets

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  6. This is completely brilliant!! Love it!

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  7. What a great idea Eileen! Love the crown. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Oh, I just LOVE your dies!! They make events so IMPRESSIVE!!

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