Inky Goodness

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Birthday Blog Hop Yumminess

Welcome!!  If you are participating in KinderStampO's 34 Birthday Candles and Counting blog hop you will have just come from the talented Tina and her Flower's Inspirations blog.  This hop is featuring over 40 amazing and talented artists and I am so honored to have been asked to participate!  We've each created a birthday themed project in honor of Jess (KinderStampO) who has a birthday this month.  Happy Birthday Jess!

When I think of birthday themed items the first thing that comes to mind is cupcakes.  I absolutely adore cupcakes!  Your very own personal cake - what's NOT to love?!?  For my project I decided to "cupcake-ify" a paper mache hat box.  I used lots and lots of Glimmer Glam and Lindy's Stamp Gang mists to give this project lots of depth and sparkle.  This cupcake had lots and lots of layers!


Cupcake box with ribbon handle
I started out by misting the inside of the lid and insides of the box with a Violaceous Violet Moonshadow mist from Lindy's Stamp gang.  After the mist dried, I went over it with a coat of Glimmer Glam in Lipstick Pink.  I love to use Glam on these sorts of projects because it acts like a sealer and gives a nice smooth glossy finish.  After that dried I added a layer of Glimmer Glam in Golden Goddess.  Once that dried I used my finger to rub more Lipstick Pink Glam in places to add additional depth.  I did mention I used lots of layers, right?  ;)  I love the result!

Layers of yummy goodness.  I planned to cover the bottom and sides with paper so I didn't worry about misting those.

Decorated inside lid.  You can see the sheen and depth from the multiple layers of Glam.  YUM!


The combination of the running ink from the Moonshadow Mist and layers of glam really added depth and shine.

I covered the outside of the lid, outside of the bottom, and inside bottom with paper from the Nook and Pantry line from Basic Grey.  The cupcake images were the perfect size!  I added Distress Ink and glitter to them to give them some punch.  I felt they needed an anchor so they weren't floating on the side of the box.  I took some vintage cotton lace and painted it with white acrylic paint and then added Distress Ink to give it some depth.

Paint and ink add even more texture to the lace.
I adhered the base paper, lace, and cupcake cut outs with matte gel medium.  I like using gel medium for this because the paper doesn't curl as it does with other wet adhesives.  Once it was completed I added a layer of Rock Candy (clear) Distress Crackle Paint.  It seems I can't seem to make a project without!  Once the paint had cracked and dried, I rubbed the outside of the box with more Distress Ink.  The Ink helped to bring out the cracks.  I also dry rubbed some more Lipstick Pink Glam on various places around the box to give it some interest.

Pre crackle paint shot.

Post crackle paint glossy crackly goodness.  It makes the frosting on the cupcakes look real!

I wanted the box to look like a cupcake itself so I took some white flower ribbon and coiled it around the top of the lid to make it look like frosting.  I painted a flower with Glimmer Glam and added it along with some velvet leaves to the center.  Instant frosted cupcake!

Yummy enough to eat!
Then it was off to the finishing touches.  I added some pom pom fringe to the lid and eyelets to the bottom to thread the ribbon through.

I'm not quite sure who will be the recipient of this little cupcake box but each time I look at it I want cupcakes!

Thanks so much so stopping by and participating in the blog hop!  There are tons of great sponsors and I'm sure you'll find something to inspire you.

Your next stop on the hop is Jess herself at KinderStampO.  You can also find a full list of blogs on her site as well in case you get lost hoppin' around.  Enjoy!

Products used in this project:
  • Paper mache hat box (Michael's)
  • Patterned paper (Nook and Pantry collection from Basic Grey)
  • Matte gel medium (Golden)
  • Violaceous Violet Moonshadow mist (Lindy's Stamp Gang)
  • Lipstick Pink and Golden Goddess Glimmer Glam (Tattered Angels)
  • Glitter glue (Martha Stewart Crafts)
  • Snow Cap Adirondack Paint Dauber (Ranger)
  • Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • Rock Candy Crackle Paint (Ranger)
  • Vintage cotton lace (Precious Memories)
  • Bling (Prima)
  • Fabric flower (7 Gypsies)
  • Velvet leaves (Remember When)
  • Silver eyelets (Making Memories)
  • Brown polka dot ribbon (Michael's)
  • White flower ribbon (American Crafts)
  • Wet adhesive (Helmar)
  • Fabritac (Beacon)

119 comments:

  1. Wow! I love it!
    creativediva98@gmail.com
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  2. What a beautiful creation!!
    http://www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  3. WOW. what a heartfelt project. I love it and so much love went into making it. Jess will love it.:D

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  4. Amazing! This is a great idea. I only wish I had the patience to tackle something at this level.

    Thanks for sharing

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  5. Lovely Idea, I need to make one at take it to work that way we would get our cupcake fix and no calories. Yah right!!! Thanks for sharing
    debbie_craine at hotmail dot com
    Debbie
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  6. Your project is just beautiful. I love your work. I am one of your newest followers and can't wait to see what all you have to show us in the future. I hope you can stop by my blog to check it out and become a follower. myscrapbookinghideaway.blogspot.com
    kayla.taylor7@yahoo.com

    Hugs,
    Kayla at My Scrapbooking Hideaway

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  7. What an inspiration you are, the box is fabulous!!
    Cindy

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  8. Cute project! TFS

    mlenclade at gmail dot com

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  9. what a super creative idea!! Love it perfect for b-days..thanx for the inspiration..:)

    nicolleatnicollelovesscrapbookingdotcom

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  10. New follower
    The is truly amazing. It would be a lovely center piece at an adult bday party or spring tea!!

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  11. OMG.. AMAZING!!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks for sharing!! I am a new follower and can't wait to see what you do next ;)
    Hugs,
    Tanya
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  12. Oh my, the flowers make it look like you could eat it. Thanks for sharing. I too am a new follower and can't wait to see more work.

    Mindy - The Determined Scrapper
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  13. Really beautiful!

    Tanya
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  14. THis is gorgeous! What creativity you have.

    TFS

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  15. very cute project! I love all the embellishments and *layers*! :)
    Thank you for inspiring!!

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  16. wow what an amazing project!


    Kimmie

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  17. that is just amazing. It must have taken you all day or more. Beautiful

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  18. What a project! A lot of heart went into this one. Beautiful.

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  19. wowwwww wonderful project just beautiful and well done also calebwmartin@yahoo.com

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  20. Sooo cool =) I am now one of your newest followers =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
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  21. I am a new follower, I love your project, thanks for sharing how you made it.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com

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  22. What a fabulous project!
    mnimmo@gmail.com

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  23. I love this project!! so cute!!
    I am a new follower on this blog.
    davisj026 at gmail dot com
    hugs

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  24. oh my...what a fabulous idea, so cute!

    I'm now a new follower

    TFS
    Debi

    http://cards-by-montana-reflections.blogspot.com/

    cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net

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  25. verty pretty project. TFS

    Jess B.
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  26. Very creative cupcake. Love all the layers. It's absolutely gorgeous!
    mary3mom at yahoo dot com

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  27. The box would be gift enough but I could just imagine getting a little something special inside! WOW! What a way to make someone feel special!
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  28. Very creative and beautiful! TFS Susan
    shanna13@frontiernet.net

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  29. I love your creativity! So inspirational!
    steph4575@msn.com

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  30. Wow! This is amazing!!! I'm sure whom ever you give it to will treasure it!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  31. Absolutely amazing project. I love it!!! Great job. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  32. How creative, great gift box.
    Cherylann (prinkles)
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  33. I'm a new follower. Wow so many beautiful projects today. I MUST COME BACK HERE AND TRY TO MAKE ONE OF THESE. L O V E I T... TFS

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  34. Nice job. Lots of work on a beautiful project.

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  35. for a second I thought it was a real cupcake! great job!
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  36. wow!!!! beautiful result for a LOT of work!! Thanks for sharing!
    esthert119@yahoo.ca

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  37. WOW, What amazing detail and LOTS of love and hours put into this project! I just totally adore it! *Hugs* and TFS!

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  38. what a great projects. lots of elements and details thanks for sharing

    nygator95 at gmail dot com

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  39. this turned out great! so much detail!
    thanks for sharing!
    Alexandra
    taz8kiddo@yahoo.com

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  40. love the idea
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  41. Wow what a pretty project! I am so happy to be a new follower of your blog! Great idea! Thank you so much for sharing and being part of this hop! pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  42. I absolutely love your project for Jess. What a great idea a cupcake box. That is pretty original.I am also a follower and glad to meet you through this hop. It is always nice to meet new friends & I have done that through this hop. TFS

    Dee:)

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  43. This is so beautiful! What a great idea! I am a new follower, and I can't wait to see your future projects!!


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  44. Looks good enough to eat, how clever, thank you for sharing your idea. jman4@comcast

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  45. Oh my stars!!! This is just yummmmmmmmmy. So creative and clever. Love it!!!

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  46. What a awesome idea. Thanks.
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  47. Wow, I sure am hungry! Thanks for sharing this wonderful project, so creative! Just became a follower!
    lauermaa@gmail.com

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  48. Your cupcake box is absolutely fabulous. I think you should keep it for yourself (or you could send it to me). I love, love, love it. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  49. Beautiful project - thank you for sharing! gikinney1@gmail.com

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  50. Beautiful! Not sure if I would have the patience to do that but maybe I'll try it.
    I am a new follower.
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  51. This is the most gorgeous project I think I have seen................absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing!
    kathlee154@gmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  52. This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing

    kissall@bellsouth.net

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  53. Yummy! I got hungry for a cupcake just reading your directions! I'm a new follower...I can't wait to come back to explore your blog some more! You can find me at ksjennings at gamil dot com and/or http://karelj.blogspot.com

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  54. Wow What a great project. TFS the how-tos written and photos. I am new to your blog. I just became a follower today after I found you through this hop. Will be back....often. {Hugs} Peggy M
    Stampnmore at aol dot com

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  55. Wow, totally amazing, creative, wonderful job. New followers and can not wait to come back to explore your site. Thanks so much.
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  56. All i can say is this is awesome, great job,Im gonna become a follower because if you create like this I wanna see it. Dawn Ri
    abosoffit@hotmail.com

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  57. All I can say is wow!!! So cute...
    Will be scraplifting :)
    TFS
    Angelia
    angeliaspapercrafts.blogspot.com

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  58. What a fabulous job! Your "cupcake" turned out so pretty. ☺
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  59. Hi, I'm a new follower... I love your work. The hat box is amazing.

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  60. absolutely PERFECT. I love this box.

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  61. Adorable I just love it. now a follower TFS
    Hugs,
    Liset
    hailemnat.blogspot.com
    hailemnat@gmail.com

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  62. WOW! Totally awesome creation. TFS
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  63. Beautiful!! TFS!!


    amandaremus at gmail dot com

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  64. Amazing project!! I love it :-)

    kimappelt@sasktel dot net

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  65. This project is amazing and absolutely beautiful. I never would have came up with an idea like this. Thank you so much for sharing and can't wait to see more..

    bree.paris@gmail.com

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  66. beautiful project.


    pookie
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  67. I have to give this a whirl. I love how your box looks... well Yummy!!! You did a fantastic job! tfs all the info on how you created it especially with the mist and shine. kimmariebaker@gmail.com http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com

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  68. Cute project. :)

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  69. Wow, what an amazing project. Iam a follower

    Kathy
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  70. WOW, that is absolutely beautiful!!
    You did a wonderful job on it.

    thanks for sharing

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  71. Fabulous! I can tell you spent lots of time on this little project! You did a wonderful job on it and whoever the recipient is will surely love and appreciate it.

    Anne
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
    Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

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  72. This is so pretty. You did an awsome job. What a wonderful gift. Hugs, Debi

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  73. WOW! What an amazingly beautiful project!!! Very lovely!

    ~Lauren
    http://scrappinwithlala.blogspot.com

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  74. Amazing project. I can just imagine the time & effort that went into creating it. I don't think I'd be able to give it away. lol TFS!

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  75. wow such a great project, thanks for such great ideas.

    shanasewing at yahoo dot com

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  76. Gorgeous! TFS!
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  77. This project looks like a lot of fun. Love the layers of glimmer and glitz! Thank You for helping celebrate Jess's Birthday
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  78. Yum - O !!! What a sweet sweet project! Great job!

    And I just found your blog and am now a follower. So nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  79. What an awesome project! It is so beautiful!

    Holly

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  80. Very creative and beautiful!!! A new follower here. TFS!!!

    karen
    karen_staten@hotmail.com

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  81. Love that absolutely CREATIVE project! It definitely looks like a cupcake!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
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  82. Way to think outside the "box" :)

    Jenn
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  83. What a beautiful creation~Fabulous work!!

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  84. That's awesome!
    I have 2 hatboxes collecting dust that I might dig out and alter now. Thanks!!

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  85. GORGEOUS creation!!!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  86. wow! very original! jess will gocrazy when she sees this! tfs! Dina arm1997@msn.com

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  87. What an awesome idea. Brings back memories of Grandma! :)

    Thx for sharing.
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  88. What a lovely box. I know it took lots of work, but it was well worth it.

    Patti
    bbitster@windstream.net

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  89. Gorgeous box. Such a great idea. thanks for sharing.

    erika.seever at klrd.ks.gov
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  90. I'm a NEW follower
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
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  91. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing your creativity.
    http://theembellishedcard.blogspot.com
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  92. i love cupcakes, too! so cute.

    allie
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  93. wow this is so beautiful, I would of love to have this last wk for my Birthday, you are so amazing making this. thanks for sharing I am happy to be in the hop with you I am now a new follower please come visit and follow with me now Debbie

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  94. WOW talking about "saving the best for last"!!!!
    This is truely amazing!! Thank you for showing us you passion. pennykitz@charter.net
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  95. Wow! this is awesome!
    Just became your newest follower...Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.
    Minta
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    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  96. Pretty elaborate project. I don't have the patience but I enjoyed it anyway. Thanks for sharing.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  97. What an amazing project! That is great! I am sure whoever receives it will enjoy it!!!
    New follower!
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  98. REally nice! I am a newbie to blogs, following amd hopping! Enjoying the creativity ;)

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  99. Great job!
    Thank for Sharing
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  100. Wow - this is absolutely beautiful - love it. TFS.



    GiGi

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  101. Adorable and it was yummy enough to eat I loved it.. Beautiful

    Christy

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  102. Really great cupcake good enough to eat.
    Thanks for sharing
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  103. just love this adorable box

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  104. This is absolutely gorgeous... I'm pretty sure who ever gets this is going to be very happy!!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  105. Wow! This is just amazing! Love it!
    Xo ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

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  106. What an awesome project Tracy!!! I love the topping!!!

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  107. Hey Tracy~ What a super cute cupcake... love the idea! You are so creative <3 Lisa

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