Monday, July 14, 2014

A Lori Whitlock Sweet Sixteen Cupcake Card & Gift Bag

It's Mendi here and I'm so excited to be sharing a fun Birthday card and gift bag set that I made using several of Lori's darling shapes and papers from Echo Park's Splendid Sunshine!

This set came about because I was wanting to create a "Sweet 16" milestone birthday card.  I was thrilled to see that Lori already had the work done for me with her cute phrase (and even more thrilled to realize I had a "happy" stamp that matched perfectly from Avery Elle's Oh Yeah set).  I chose to turn the number 16 into candles with the help of a little embroidery floss and a flame cutting file from another candle by Lori.

For my cupcake I used some Glossy Accents on the sprinkles and flames and a paper piercer with a ruler to form holes so that I could hand-stitch the ribs in my cupcake wrapper (after ungrouping and removing other cutouts).

After I was done I thought it would be super fun to make a matching gift bag, but I didn't have any of Lori's newest cupcake boxes so I tried to get creative.  I took her apple favor box file (keeping the base the same size and discarding the apple portion) and enlarged that same cupcake to create a front and back for my little box.  I was able to sandwich a little ribbon between the layers to form my handles and it worked perfectly.

To create my little Birthday ensemble I used the following cutting files which are available for purchase in Lori's Shop:

I hope I've inspired you to play a bit today.  ;)

P.S.  Before I go I wanted to spread the word about an amazing opportunity that is opening up on Lori Whitlock's Creative Team.  She is currently on the search for a couple people to add to her team (both digital and paper crafters).  This is such a fantastic team to work for with sweet people and lots of perks.  If you love Lori's SVG cutting files and her Echo Park paper collections, this might be the perfect fit for you.  You can read all the details HERE.  :)


  1. Oh wow this is just adorable Mendi!

  2. How cute!!! I love how you used the glossy accents! <3

  3. Mendi, Mendi, Mendi - you did it again! You floored me with your utter and completely creative talents!! Those ribs in the cupcake holder - hand sewn - AMAZING!! Putting glossy accents on the sprinkles AND those flames is brilliant. All the details that you always see too, the extras you put into your projects are simply AWESOME!!!!! Hugs to you - you made my day with this super duper cute post!!!


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