Friday, July 31, 2009

Cupcakes in a Box for Operation Smile

Close to my Heart is holding its very first silent auction at Leadership this year to help raise money for Operation Smile, a charity that they have supported for years. Operation Smile is a wonderful organization. Throughout the world, Operation Smile volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families. With our help, they create smiles, change lives, and heal humanity. For a little as $240, Operation Smile can change a child’s life by giving the gift of a surgery to a child. Click here for more information on Operation Smile.

A few Consultants were asked to create something to be donated to the silent auction. I came up with the idea to make a “Cupcakes in a Box” project in hopes that it might raise some extra money for Operation Smile. Cupcakes are all the rage so I thought this would be a fun thing to donate.

This is what the inside of the box looks like. It contains a box of cupcake mix, pink icing, 4 tubes of sprinkles, pink candles, mini cupcake baking cups, and six cupcake recipes with a sewn pocket to hold them. (You can click on the photos to make them larger.)
Here are the contents of the box.This is what the box looks like when it is empty. I had a hard time trying to make the inside divider to fit all of the contents. I am kicking myself now because I didn’t save the measurements.
Here is a close up of the recipe cards in the pockets on the inside of the lid.It is hard to see, but I sewed some vellum paper with pink thread to make the pockets.
Here is a close up of the cupcake on the front of the box. I drew the cupcake on some Hollyhock cardstock and again on some Desert Sand cardstock. I cut them out and embossed some large white dots on the pink piece. Then I ran the desert sand piece through my crimper and inked the edges with some Chocolate ink.
All products CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Paper
: Silhouette
Cardstock
: Hollyhock, Black, White Daisy
Stamps
: Cupcake Sprinkles, Baby Steps

Other
: Memory Keeper Box, Scallop Punch, Sewing Machine/Thread, Crimper, Hollyhock Ribbon, Scallop Scissors, Prisma Glitter, White Embossing Powder/Versamark Ink Pad, Foam Tape

19 comments:

  1. Lisa, you do quality work. I hope it brings in lots of money for OS. We can be proud of the contribution we make to changing lives.

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  2. An absolutely gorgeous project!

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  3. LOVE IT! You've put my contribution to shame! I know this will raise lots of moola for OS.

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  4. Wow!! Your box is adorable and your artwork is so impressive!

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  5. Oh My Goodness, Lisa!!!! WOWOWOWOWIE!
    This is just the most amazing box I've seen yet! Golly I love your style!

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  6. Wow, Lisa that is so awesome and generous of you!! Love it. Enjoy leadership.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful, original, fun, creative, and fabulous. Just love your project!! :)

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  8. What a fabulous contribution to a wonderful cause! I'm sure it will help create lots of smiles for special children.

    Lisa, your artwork and heart are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. WOW is right. Operation Smile should certainly be proud of this. Everyone can also support Operation Smile every day by using their Yahoo search page at http://www.freelanthropy.com/search/opsmile. Operation Smile earnes money when you use it. Great job!

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  10. Outstanding! And how wonderful that the $$ this great project raises will go for such a worthy charity.

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  11. It really is adorable! So sweet of you.

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  12. This is BY FAR THE CUTEST thing I have every seen!!! Please try to remember the measurement of the dividers!!! Hope you're having fun in sunny CA...wish I could've been there with you guys!

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  13. WOW. This is amazing and is sure to fetch top dollar at the auction.

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  14. Oh my gosh! This is the cutest thing ever. TFS!!!

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  15. Beautiful Job! Any chance we can get the recipes?

    I would love to make one of these for my Granddaughter's birthday!

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  16. Lisa,

    I LOVE this box. I saw it at leadership and I was just checking out websites for ideas and was reminded of how absolutely darling this is. Thanks so much for your inspiration!

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  17. OMG Lisa....you are amazing! I so love it and will try my hand at it!

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