Monday, January 21, 2013

A box of 'cupcakes' for a new little cupcake.

My project today was a definite 'labor of love'.  I thought it was going to be fairly straightforward, but then I kept getting all these ideas (I blame Pinterest!) and one thing led to another.  My hairdresser (and friend) is about to have her first baby next month, so I knew that I just had to pull out the heat transfer vinyl (HTV) and make some cute onesies and bibs.  Here is what I came up with.

All the HTV was cut using my Silhouette Cameo - it just makes it all so easy. The font I used for 3 of the items is called 'Smiley Monster' - I love how this looks on baby things - one thing to remember when you are cutting fonts is to flip the words (mirror image) before you cut them.  The glittery HTV is some new stuff I bought from Joann's, it is made by Tulip and called 'Shimmer Transfer'.  These sheets have no backing, (so you do not need to reverse images or fonts), however if you cut out letters you have to lift them off the cutting mat individually and try to line them up perfectly on your project.

My next step was to find a way to package these - this is where I become quite distracted my Pinterest!  I found several ideas, but the one I really liked was rolling up the items of clothing with a different coloured sock in the middle to make it look like a cupcake with a cherry on the top.  You then take your cupcakes and present them in a cupcake box.  Here is how mine turned out.  First a look at the empty cupcake box.

This is a fie from the online Silhouette store, the file is designed by Lori Whitlock and is very simple to put together.  Now with the cupcakes loaded.

And all ready to go.

This was such a fun project to make - I really hope my friend gets a kick out of it.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. This is so so cute! Love the diaper loading one especially. TFS

  2. That is so cute! Makes me want to have a baby. Lol not really. Love the project.

  3. That is so cute! Makes me want to have a baby. Lol not really. Love the project.

  4. Love, love, love your work with HTV! These are fantastic....

  5. Wow, this is an awesome creation, All I need now is some cupcakes.
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving the lovely comments.


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