Cupcake Kit

December 29th, 2007

Last night we *had Christmas* and exchanged gifts with our very good friends Geoff and Brenda and their daughter Sarah.  I was very excited about the gift I had for Brenda – a Cupcake Kit!  First she opened the book Cupcakes from the Cake Mix Doctor (as I wondered why the heck I didn’t also buy myself a copy).  Then she opened this cupcake tin.  🙂


You may recognize the tin as a Stampin’ Up! punch box.  I’ve been saving two of these for awhile for just the right project and this was definitely it.  I can’t tell you how excited I was to find this cupcake paper by Junkitz at eclectic Paperie (thanks Joy!).  It matches the tin perfectly and just what I needed!  I used Mod Podge (I prefer Roayl Coat, but I ran out) to adhere it around the tin and to the bottom of the inside and also as a protective coating since this will be used in the kitchen.  So, what’s inside the tin?


On the left are some cupcake papers and some sprinkles I found at -get this- TJ Maxx!  One of them is sharks, tropical fish and such which couldn’t be more perfect for 9 year old Sarah who has loved all things fish since she was a toddler.  What a find!  On the right is a cupcake decorating kit from Pampered Chef.  I actually purchased that first and it started this whole idea.

cupcake-close-up-dec-07-jami-custom.jpgThe cupcake image is from Just Johanna and it’s an image I stamped from my friend Emily (WaterPixie) when we were in Portland.  I was so happy to have it on hand.  For the sprinkles I used some pink seed beads and dots of Crystal Effects.  To top off the cupcake I used a Maya Road velvet flower and a blue rhinestone brad.  I used ribbon from the big Costco collection to make a belly band for the tin that easily slides off.  Honestly I would have liked to have done more (you know me!), but I was finishing this yesterday late afternoon and had limited time.

This was super fun project!  Have you altered any of these punch boxes?  If so I’d love to see a picture of what you did.  Be sure to leave me a link!  I have one more waiting to be altered.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are having a teriffic weekend!

29 Responses to “Cupcake Kit”

  1. Debra Says:

    That is a great idea! and it is so cute! I love it. My punch box is sitting on my top shelf of my wall. I should get it down.

  2. Jen Says:

    WOW Jami! That is the stinkin’ coolest gift ever! I am sure Brenda loved it!!!!

  3. Julie Campbell Says:

    This is SO awesome! I love every inch of it!

  4. Nancy Says:

    Wow…this is an awesome gift! How very clever of you.

  5. erinkmckinney Says:

    I LOVE this super cute cupcake gift! Who doesn’t love all things cupcake???
    Great use of the punch tin..I have a couple of thise I could out to good use!
    Cute paper, too!

  6. Aimee Says:

    OMG. So so cute! Something I could definitely make and give as a gift. TFS.

  7. Jennifer Says:

    I have been wanting to decorate my box like this. Yours looks wonderful!

  8. Becky Says:

    What a great gift! And cute too!

  9. Robin Says:

    What a cool idea! You did a great job altering the tins.

  10. Marilyn Says:

    What a darling idea! I was just looking at my punch box the other day and wondering what in the world to put in it! Thanks for a great idea!! I love the little purse you made for the gift card too – you must be “johnny on the spot” to create something like that so quick! 🙂 Have a Happy New Year!

  11. Kathi Says:

    Jami, this is a fun, awesome gift!!! I love the tins used this way. As hard as it would be to part with them, this makes it worthwhile! Tfs, as always~

  12. inkypaws Says:

    Well aren’t you just the smartest chickie ever? What a cute idea!!!

  13. Gina K. Says:

    OH wow! That is just the cutest thing. I have one of those tins too! That is an awesome way to use it.

  14. Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama Says:

    Wow! What a great idea! I have a tin under my desk, too! 🙂 *thinks about uses for it*

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  15. Erin K Says:

    Oh my heck! ohmyheck!

    I love it.

  16. Kathleen Summers Says:

    Oh that is so creative and so cute!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I love your creatvitiy and will be back to visit you!

  17. Kathie Tice (aka chattiekathie) Says:

    Too stinkin’ cute, Jami!

  18. lacyquilter Says:

    what a fun and fabulous gift.

  19. joyk Says:

    What a wonderful and thoughtful gift! I still have two of these punchbox tins too……..I will have to keep an eye on your replies to this 🙂

  20. heather the mooselover Says:

    I love this gift idea- so original and personal. And practical (unless she thinks it is too pretty to use!)

  21. savorthejourney Says:

    What a delightful & “custom prepared” gift idea! Surely Sarah was thrilled!
    This is personalization to the “Max”, Jami!

    Happy New Year!

  22. Jan Hunnicutt Says:

    I recognized the tin right away, I have a couple of them too just waiting for that special something. It’s perfect, I love it! I know she did too.

  23. Dawn E. Says:

    Oh wow! This is a fantastic idea!!! I’ve had this paper in my stash for a few months but don’t have this punch box…bummer! LOL!
    Happy New Year to you and your family!

  24. leslierich Says:

    What an incredibly great idea, Jami! If this isn’t just the CUTEST thing! I have one of the Cake Doctor books (for cakes) and love it. How wonderfully clever to make this little kit to go with the cupcake book! Love it!!

  25. britta Says:

    Jami that could NOT be cuter! What a fun gift to receive and I am sure just as much fun to make!

  26. Sharon Harnist Says:

    What a great idea, Jami — absolutely perfect!!

  27. diane (cookiestamper) Says:

    what a cute idea!

  28. Debbie Says:

    This is too fabulous!!!!
    When the Target Valentine’s product goes on sale, I’m scooping a bunch of these items up!!!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation – I’m sure your friends LOVED it!

  29. Kathleenh Says:

    Jami, this is such a cute gift! LOVE the cupcake paper and how you have it arranged in the tin. I bet it was hard to give away!

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