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Jan 24, 2012

Elegant Single Cupcake Box - A Photo Tutorial

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Hello all and welcome to the MFT/Scor-Pal Blog Hop.  We have teamed up with the Scor-Pal design team to bring you projects that incorporate both MFT Stamps and Die-namics, and the wonderful products from Scor-Pal.  Head on over to the MFT Blog for a complete list of participating designers from both MFT and Scor-Pal.  There are a couple prizes along the way, so be sure to comment for your chance to win a prize.  


For my project, I revisited a Single Cupcake Box that I created MANY years ago (you can see it HERE).  A lot has changed, including my scoring tool of choice, so I wanted to re-do, improve, and use all the nifty tools that make stampy life easier.  



My first version of the cupcake box was very "cute", so this time I wanted to add an elegant touch.  I found exactly what I was looking for in the MFT Rolled Rose and MFT Large Rolled Rose.  I die-cut many of them in coordinating patterned paper from Prima and assembled a bunch of them.  I also cut a ton of leaves from Upsy Daisy and a couple Leafy Flourishes, which ended up being mostly covered up with the flowers.  The sentiment is from Tag, You're It and was stamped on the large Fishtail Banner from First Place Award Ribbon (I cut off one end).



I created a "cupcake liner" by scoring kraft card stock every 1/4", accordion folding, and then placing it in the cupcake "well".  You could also add an actual cupcake, but I didn't make any, so I filled it with fancy "Chocolate from Around the World" instead.  The top of the insert was decorated with a patterned paper strip and the word "sweet" stamped with the Monogram Alphabet.



I made a window using my curvy cutter, and added some heavy acetate to "seal" the box after cutting the hole out.  All the roses are glued down with hot glue to keep them in place.  I tucked leaves in all around the roses to add some detail.



The inside of the box is lined with patterned paper to add a decorative touch.  I also decorate the rim of the lid with the green gingham patterned paper.






I'm not sure I would actually WANT to put a cupcake in this, because I wouldn't want it to get dirty and messed up, BUT that IS it's intended purpose.  :)  LOL  Chocolate is safer.  LOL  WRAPPED chocolate that is.  :) 

Here are the dimensions of the pieces, as well as measurements for scoring the Single Cupcake Box:

Cupcake Box Base
  • Cut to 10 1/2 X 10 1/2
  • Score along all 4 sides at 3"
  • Cut along score lines on opposite sides, cut notches on both sides of each flap
  • Assemble box
  • If you'd like to line the inside of your box, cut 4 pieces to 2 7/8 X 4 3/8 and adhere inside box
Cupcake Box Lid
  • Cut to 8 X 8
  • Score along all 4 sides at 1 5/8
  • Cut 3" hole in center of lid using a Curvy Cutter
  • Add a piece of acetate to the inside of the lid to cover hole
  • Cut along score lines on opposite sides, cut notches on both sides of each flap
  • Assemble lid
  • If you'd like to decorate the outer edge of your box lid, cut 4 pieces to 4 1/2 X 1 1/2 and adhere to flaps of lid
Cupcake Box Insert
  • Cut to 6 1/2 X 6 1/2
  • Score along all sides at a little more than 1" (1 inch was too tight, and I had to go back in and adjust my score lines a bit - you can do this by moving your paper around on the Scor-Pal and eye-balling 1+ a little inch
  • Cut 2 1/4 hole in center of insert (will accommodate cupcake)
  • Cut out the squares on the corner, and also notch the 2 sides of each remaining flap
  • Fold in and place in box - It should be snug
Decorate your Single Cupcake Box!

Here is a tutorial, complete with pictures.  Use the dimensions listed above.  Photos are to show you how it looks during the process, every step along the way.  

This is my awesome Scor-Pal, which I use every time I stamp!  Start with the base of the box and score it along all 4 sides at 3".



Cut along score lines on opposing sides like this.



Cut a notch from each side of each flap (8 total notch cuts).  This helps you to assemble the box without having edges from the flap showing.



Cut patterned paper to use as a liner for the cupcake box inside walls.




Adhere patterned paper only to the areas shown, if you want to line the inside of the box to make it cuter.



Add adhesive to flaps as shown.



Assemble box by folding in flaps, very carefully.  Be sure to maintain the proper box shape when sticking down flaps.



 Add the other 2 patterned paper panels to the inside of the box, to cover the flaps you just stuck down.



Now, score the lid along all sides at 1 5/8.




To score at 1 5/8" on the Scor-Pal, move your paper over 1/8" (to match up with the first groove), and then score at 1 3/4, as shown here:



 Cut a 3" circle out of the lid.  I use the Curvy Cutter.




Cut a piece of acetate to cover the inside of the lid.  I cut it to 4 1/4 X 4 1/4.  Put adhesive around the edges of the acetate and adhere to the INSIDE of the lid.




Cut along opposing score lines.



Notch-cut each flap as you did for the box base.



Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper to decorate lid sides.




Put red line tape on flaps as shown.



Assemble lid.



Score insert, which will accommodate a cupcake.  Score each line a little MORE than 1".  1" was a little too snug. (instructions above with dimensions)



Cut 2 1/4" circle out of insert as shown.




Cut out entire square on each corner, as well as an extra notch on each side of each flap, as shown.



Stamp and decorate insert, then put in box.  It should be snug, but not too tight.



I added some patterned paper to the outside of the box edge as shown, just to add a little detail.



Here is the finished, "naked" box.



I decorated the lid with lots of Rolled Roses, Large Rolled Roses, Leafy Flourishes, and leaves from Upsy Daisy, along with a sentiment from Tag, You're It, stamped on a fishtail banner from First Place Award Ribbon.



Here, you get a peek of both the inside, and the lid of the box.  Fill the box with a cupcake, candy, or anything else you'd like.  :)




Thanks for joining MFT and Scor-Pal today!  Be sure to visit all the participating designers and leave comments for your chance to win one of the prizes.  You'll find the complete list on the MFT Blog.  :) 



If you use my tutorial, kindly link back to my blog post.  Thank you.  :)  Have a wonderful day and I'll see you tomorrow with a card creation.


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83 comments:

  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Jody! Seriously - who needs the cupcake with that sweet box? Fabulous, friend. :)

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  2. What a great project! I hadn't noticed that Tag, You're it set before. It's on my wish list now! : )

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  3. Great step by step instructions. That box is beautiful, the flowers are amazing!

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  4. What a gorgeous box Jody!

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  5. absolutely amazing Jody...I am droolin here..thanks for the great tutorial too!

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  6. Holy moley!!! This is jaw-dropping gorgeous!! Look at all of those perfect roses on your perfect box! Love it and must try it!

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  7. OMG! Look at this! Simply amazing, Jody, just amazing. Oh, and stunningly gorgeous, too!!!

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  8. What a beautiful project. Those flowers are so pretty! And the detail instructions are the best. This is for sure on my favorites!

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  9. Beautiful. An awesome box and beautiful flowers.

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  10. Beautiful job on this box. Very creative and I was very interested in your circle cutter which I had never seen before. Looks like it might be easier to use then even the Martha "Circle Cutter". Thank you for such detailed instructions.

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  11. This is fantastic! Really beautiful!

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  12. Wow, thanks for the detailed tutorial. Love the box!

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  13. Spectacular box love adding the insert for the cupcake!! Thank you for this wonderful tutorial!!

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  14. cute project Jody! love all the flowers!

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  15. VERY nice project!!! Thanks for the tutorial!! That box looks so elegant and beautiful!!

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  16. What a beautiful project! Great instructions too. Wonderful romantic box.

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  17. This is gorgeous. Thanks for showing how you made it.

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  18. This is absolutely stunning! I feel a shopping/crafting urge coming along.

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  19. LOVE this! What a beautiful way to present a sweet treat!!!

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  20. My jaw literally DROPPED when I saw this Jody!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!

    Unbelievable and crazy inspiring!

    HUGS!!!
    Meredith
    xo!

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  21. Beautiful Box!

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  22. Darling box. Love the flowers. Most of all--thank you for such great directions. Very easy to follow. That really helps the beginners like me. ksh

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  23. Thanks for sharing this awesome box!! Loving the flowers, as that seems to be what I am making alot of!!

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  24. I'll admit it. I was afraid to come over here, KNOWING that whatever you created put my project to shame. Yep, I was right ;)
    This is the BOMB Jody! The chocolate cupcake bomb!

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  25. Wow you are so talented! I check in daily and love your work! Your sewing tutorials are very helpful too!

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  26. Wow, Jody, you are so right! This is way too beautiful to put a cupcake in (unless you can wrap the cupcake). Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Love your flowers and wonderful tutorial. I pinned it. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  27. This is absolutely darling! Your cupcake box is decorated so sweetly! Love those darling flowers!

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  28. Great project. My friend always gives me her gift boxes back, but I don't think she would part with this one.

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  29. Love those rolled flowers and always love box tutorials

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  30. What a fabulous project - soo gorgeous!! Thank you for the tutorial,this deserves a second look see. How wouldn't love getting this??

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  31. super elegant! Love the box!!!

    Anne

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  32. OMG Just Beautiful. You are sooooo talented, & I'm jelous.
    Jan B

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  33. OMG Just Beautiful. You are sooooo talented, & I'm jelous.
    Jan B

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  34. what a gorgeous cupcake box Jody :)

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  35. Fantastic! What a beautiful presentation this box makes, you can fill it with anything. Thank you for taking the time to do step by step instructions :)

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  36. WOW! look at those flowers. thank you for sharing.

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  37. oh wow! love the cupcake box and the roses and great instructions!

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  38. Fabulous lil gift idea. Great tutorial. tfs joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  39. Well it will be years before I can even attempt this amazing project! WOW!

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  40. Truly FAB!!!! I love all your details on this box such as the beautiful flowers. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  41. Wow this is amazing! I am speechless...

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  42. Your instructions are so detailed! Thanks you so much! Love the box; it's beautiful!

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  43. First off, LOVE this project! I really like the box! Second, Thank you so much for such a detailed tutorial on this project!

    XoXo,

    Katie

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  44. FANTASTIC! and soooo PRETTY! first time was sweet, but THIS TIME is gorgeous with all those roses!

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  45. Gorgeous! What a great idea for Valentine's day!

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  46. Love it! Rolled roses are on my wish list! So beautiful and a great tutorial.

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  47. Love this cupcake holder, thanks so much for all the dementions and the step by step tutorial, I love that!

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  48. Way to start out the hop with a bang girlfriend!!! Truly stunning!

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  49. OMG, you are amazing,love this cup ke box, the lid is gorgeous, thank you very much for the tutorial, love it

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  50. I love it soooo cute with all those flowers tfs Kat.

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  51. so sweet and pretty! The roses are such an eyecatcher!
    Th♥nks for sharing!

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  52. ok firstly. i am so happy there is a scorpal/MFT blog hop! i just love both products and secondly I NEED inspiration to see how to use the scorpal to its fullest. thanks for sharing!!!

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  53. Holy cow! thank you so much for taking the time out to create this great tutorial! Beautiful cupcake box.

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  54. Absolutely stunny box! I wouldn't put a cupcake in it and chance ruining it. Beautiful work! tfs

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  55. I called my fellow crafter in the house over (my 5-yr old daughter) and she said we have to make that NOW!! It is absolutely STUNNING!! And I agree - I wouldn't want to mess it up with cake either :D

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  56. What a GORGEOUS Cupcake Box! Thanks so much for the Fabulous tutorial! But I seriously, I wouldn't want to mess up such a Gorgeous creation with a cupcake..8-) It's just Way too PRETTY! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  58. beautiful!


    karen adams

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  59. This is sooo beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing great tutorial!

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  60. очень очень очень красиво, здорово просто суперррррррр!

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  61. Oh my heck...what a fabulous box! I think I need a rolled rose lesson!!! My rose didn't turn out that beautiful, lol. Great tutorial!

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  62. A very elegant cupcake box which is perfect specially this coming valentines. Thank for sharing.

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  63. Wow, what a gorgeous box it is. Who cares what is inside with all the gorgeousness outside. Thanks for sharing the details on your box.

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  64. WOW!! That is AWESOME!! What a great project.. I could fill it with treats for a teacher.. SWEET! Thanks for sharing!

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  65. WOW what a super cute gift idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  66. What a great project and tutorial. I agree with you I wouldn't want to get the inside dirty with a cupcake:)

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  67. wow........wow..........did I say wow??? Gorgeous box!!! That's the present all by itself in my opinion and then to add a treat as well. Really gorgeous!!! TFS the tutorial!

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  68. Beautifully decorated!

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  69. The flowers really polish the box!

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  70. Such a great idea! The flowers almost look real. Your attention to detail is amazing.

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  71. Gorgeous cupcake box!! Thanks for the instructions!!

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  72. Fantastic box! how cool to be your friend and receive that treat!

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  73. This is a beautiful project. Love, love, love all the flowers

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  74. Beautiful box! I wouldn't even care what was inside it! LOL You are truly talented. Thanks for sharing!

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  75. Wow - amazing tutorial and a gorgeous box!

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  76. Really pretty. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  77. Wow, what a great creation. Thanks for the instructions.

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  78. Amazing box! I love the flower accents

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