Hi there everyone! Please welcome our first Guest Designer for the month of February, Pam Boedeker. She will be sharing how to create a DIY cupcake box with all of you today!
Pam is an Altenew Certified Educator and has been crafting for many years! She has also worked in a scrapbook store which is a dream come true for crafters! She has recently started to host her independent virtual workshops which we list HERE. Let's hear it from Pam.
Get to know Pam
My first crafting memory goes way back to about age 8. I had attempted to make a paper mâché tunnel for my brother's toy train. It must have been too humid or the paper mâché consistency too wet. My mother investigated a rancid cheese smell which led her to the garage where my tunnel was found all soggy and moldy. That was to be followed by many many years of fabulous, creative mixed-media experiments; some successful and some not so much.
Hot pad holders, embroidered pillowcases, bowls made of melted records, jewelry, Mod Podge, Paint-by-Number, ceramics, dried weeds that burst open in the garage, painted wood ornaments, felt Christmas tree skirt and stockings, candles, cross-stitch, needlepoint, quilting, sewing clothing, folded magazines, and paper bags, home decor, stuffed animals, scrapbooks, wood-mounted rubber stamps and always paper, lots and lots of paper.
Classes of all kinds filled my calendar. Remember Stretch and Sew? Cake decorating, appliqué, wood finishing, and finally scrapbook classes and conventions. Jennifer McGuire (not yet McGuire) was one of my first teachers. She was still an engineer teaching at a local scrapbook store in the evening. She led me to Hero Arts. My stamping obsession began and has never ended.
The dream job finally came in semi-retirement. I was named manager of a scrapbook store. There I was all day long with my kind of people. During those years I met Anna Griffin who influenced my style and encouraged me to design scrapbook pages for her and even teach at conventions. Tim Holtz has been my mixed-media guru beginning with an in-person class.
Now retired in my home studio, I spend hours every day exploring what can be done with paper and all kinds of mediums. The purchase of Altenew's Vintage Roses led me on a fabulous journey with AECP and my cherished Altenew friends around the world. I teach virtual classes and will return to teaching in-person in March. My projects are posted on my blog pamspaperddiction.com, FaceBook, and Instagram.
Pam's DIY Cupcake Box
I ordered inexpensive cupcake boxes from Amazon. Then I looked through my Altenew stash to see what I might use to decorate the boxes. Tiny Patterns Hot Foil Plate, Glitter Cardstock, and Craft-A-Flower Poppy are my three chosen products. Combining them is my objective.
The guide provided by Altenew gives important information. Each die is cut a different color. Generally, the best results come from following the light, medium, dark colors as shown in the guide. I love getting a little fancy. There is no better way to add glam than with hot foil plates.
Each machine is different but usually, the sandwich is
- Hot foil plate flat side down
- Foil pretty side down
I hot foiled Tiny Patterns in as many different combinations as I could think of in pinks, reds, whites, vellum, and mirror gold.
Using the guide, I determined the colors I would use on the different layers.
There are two different flowers in this set. I assembled them using glue and double-sided foam tape.
A sentiment strip from Painted Encouragement was heat embossed and cut into a strip.
Now all you have to do is add the cupcakes to these DIY cupcake boxes!
SCRUMPTIOUS! This is so wonderful Pam!! I am craving a cupcake now and that too packed in a gorgeous box! Thank you for being our Guest Designer for the month of February. I hope you will join us again soon!
Everyone please leave some love for Pam in the comments below and let her know how fabulous her project is!
Thank you for reading and we hope this inspired you to create your own DIY cupcake box!