This week’s challenge was perfect since I needed to complete the purse gift set previously posted.
The Challenge: We all love to receive a little surprise . . . just because! This challenge is all about paying it forward and brightening someone’s day! Create something to give away using your Cricut machine. It can be for a holiday, a season, an occasion, or just because. Be sure to include at least 2 Cricut Image Cuts on your project.
To accompany the purse, I added a matching gift card holder from the Cindy Loo cartridge. A monogram was used to match the purse, and rhinestones were added for some extra bling.
The cupcake was more for nostalgia than anything. I used to bake and decorate cakes before I became ill, a task that is too much for me at this time. Since I could not bake her favorite carrot cake, I decided a sock cupcake would do the trick.
The sock cupcake is not an original idea, but I also cannot give credit to any one particular person, as they can be found on countless websites and done in as many ways. For mine, I cut the butterfly 2 from the Cupcake Wrappers cartridge at 2-1/2x11-1/2 using the same papers as the gift card and purse. A think layer of glitter was added to the top edge of the cupcake holder. I then added some vintage lace and some black hand dyed ribbon; glitter was added to the black ribbon to give it a little sparkle of it’s own. I wrapped 3 sheets of tulle around the sock and rotated them to create a tissue paper look. To make the candle, I simply rolled a strip of leftover paper and cut a flame from a yellow piece of cardstock. The flame was then inked around the edges and glued into the candle base.
Since my friend is a dark chocoholic, I also added some Godiva dark chocolates to the purse. When she received the gifts, she was thrilled and intends to keep them on her desk at work. She also plans to keep chocolates in her purse all the time to share, as well as show off her gifts. Nice to know when you’ve created a gift that keeps on giving!