Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tweetheart

ETA: Hi! The pattern for this project has been uploaded...please scroll down to get it and to see more samples :)

What a crazy day...I never thought I'd make it on to my computer...but I did promise to post this project by today, so here it is:


It's a cute little mini cupcake favor that's quick 'n easy and can be used for any occasion. I did run into some "technical problems" with the pattern...but, I'll tweak it a little tonight and post it tomorrow.




And here's the giveaway featuring our sweet little bird, "Tweet":



Sorry this post sounds so rushed...leave me a tip (by midnight, Saturday January 16) about your favorite way to calm down after a crazy day...I'll pick one of the entries at random and the winner will get these stamps (check back on Sunday, January 17). Have a great night!!

p.s. I got the mini cupcakes at Whole Foods :)

ETA: If you're checking back to get the pattern for this cupcake holder, please click here. It's very simple to make...simply curl the pattern piece as shown below:



Hold edge in place with double stick tape...there's a dot on the pattern to show how far the ends need to go. If you wrapped the right side over the left, and the pattern doesn't seem to match up...try going left over right (and vice versa). Here are a couple more samples:





Thanks for checking back!!!

43 comments:

Clare M. said...

My favorite way to calm down is to look at all these rubber stamp/scrap booking blog site. Then I get inspire to work on some project. I get so into it that it really relaxes me.

Mele09 said...

Hi Jean: After a crazy day (at work) I just like to come home; take a nice cool shower, and have a glass of wine! Love your cute cake holders! Dori T.

Cheryl said...

Hey, I'm using those this weekend! Cute cupcake holders and it looks so delicious!!!

Jenny said...

These are adorable images, little bird is so sweet. To calm down after a crazy day would be relax inside the bathtub with warm water & bubbles. Listening to some slow jazz music.Very relaxing. Great project, looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

Super cute cupcake holders! You have read my mind. . .

amy

Lynn said...

Well Jean, when I want to calm down I disappear into blogland, visit websites, and of course craft! Looking at cute projects (like the ones on your site) give me so many ideas. Creating makes me happy and that has a calming effect. So jean, you are one of the people who help me de-stress....thanks!

valtupgal said...

Tending to my garden makes me feel so relaxed and peaceful; and the next day I come home to a beautiful home!

Kris said...

Jean these are soooooo cute!!! love the little birdies!! =D crafting helps me relax and so does reading a good book!! Have a great weekend! hugs, Kris

Saskia said...

Ooooh... so yummy and so gorgeous!!! Great project, Thanks!

After a crazy day... take a lavender-bath, drink some herbal-tea or a good glas of red wine,... after that... do some crafting! :)

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Jenny said...

So cute Jean! Are the cupcakes yummy? They sure look yummy! I think crafting is how I relax. At least tomorrow is Friday!

Jenny
crazyforpaper.blogspot.com

Charlene said...

Love the cupcake holders, but wow the cupcakes make me hungry!! After a crazy day I love to take a walk by myself and enjoy the quiet time. Thank you for the opportunity to win such cute stamps!

Beth said...

My favorite way to relax after a crazy day at work is read my ever growing list of rubber stamping blogs! I love everything to do with cupcakes, those stamps are so cute!

Nikki said...

After my dear cat passed, my vet gave us an abandoned kitten. When I pet her and hear her purrrr, it maked me peaceful and calm.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

love your tweetheart stamps...love that birdie! cute cupcake holders :)! to calm down, i love to come home and look at craft stuff online and also do crafts! i love crafts! have a great day and weekend, jean!

BlueRose said...

When I need to calm down I just turn on some Christian Praise music and in no time at all my day is forgotten.

By the way I just love, love your stamps set it is just the perfect combo a heart and a chick♥

Michele said...

Hi Jean,

This cupcake holder is and birdie stamps are ADORABLE!

When I need to calm myself down, I actually shut myself in my room (or find a quiet spot) and just sit or lay there in complete silence, taking deep breaths until I feel myself losening up..it really works for me! :-)

nicky w. said...

This project is sooo cute and looks yummy!

To relax after a crazy day, I take a deep breath, lock myself in my room, put in a movie and think of nothing else but what's happening in the movie. In fact, that's what I had to do yesterday. :OP

Anonymous said...

To relax after a crazy day, make yourself a cup of Chamomile tea & have one of those yummy, cute cupcakes! Love those little tweets! They are so cute. Beth

Wanda said...

Such a cute idea, Jean!

My way to unwind is to watch K-dramas while trying to color or cut out my stamped images. It's hard to multi- task when trying to read the subtitles, but in doing so, I don't feel unproductive. Happy Friday!

Wanda said...

Such a cute idea, Jean!

My way to unwind is to watch K-dramas while trying to color or cut out my stamped images. It's hard to multi- task when trying to read the subtitles, but in doing so, I don't feel unproductive. Happy Friday!

Carole said...

Calm down? How about a nice long swim in one of the lagoons at Ko Olina. It helps me get everything into perspective.

Angie said...

adorable stamps! I am loving that heart! So, WINE, yes, it was said before, but it works. WINE!

Sharon N said...

After a hectic day I like to shop on-line for craft supplies or check out different stamping/crafting blogs. There are many creative people out there! Thanks for the chance to win these cute stamps.

Anonymous said...

I love to look at my stamp/scrap magazines for inspiration and relaxation.

Anonymous said...

When I need to calm down, I put on the Ipod touch and listen to Michael Buble (love him!) and look through all my craft magazines.
Thanks Jean for all the wonderful ideas.

val

Lori C. said...

My favorite way to relax is to read or to watch TV and stamp! The birds are very cute!

sorbet said...

OMG your additional samples are super cute, as always. I have to share with my forums.

Sue from Oregon said...

These are so much fun...How big of a piece of DP did you use? Ahhh to relax I go into my craft room and put on my favorite music kind of loud and sing along...my kids love it LOL!

Naya said...

These cupcakes look so delicious. Love those little birds.
I like to watch tv and enjoy a cup of tea.
Have a good weekend.

Richard said...

Reading has always been a calming factor for me, I just curl up with the latest novel and lose myself in it's pages! Also love to read before going to bed, makes me sleepy and sometimes, I don't get very far! Then, DH has to remove the book from my hands, if I've fallen asleep!
Love your newest idea, that is definitely a keeper, that I plan to use for our church ladies monthly brunch!
Thanks for all the great ideas and congrats to the latest stamp winner! CM2

Janet S said...

After a stressful day at work, I like to turn on the "spa" music channel on my tv(cable) and then lay on the couch. Listening to beautiful instrumental music and closing my eyes helps me relax and forget the day's stresses. Of course, I also love to stamp and make cards which is my OTHER way to destress!

kg said...

Another cute idea.......To relax, i grab a book and lie on the sofa.............kg

mst822 said...

Ooh, your cupcake project is sooo cute! I luv the images! When I need to relax & calm down, I have 1 glass of wine, take a really hot shower & go blurfing! So relaxing!
Tammy

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean, My favorite way to calm down is to plop myself down on the sofa and be greeted by my three dogs. They are so full of love and always make me smile.

Love your stamps!

BJ

Cyndi said...

very cute stamps and the cupcake holder! when i have a crazy day, i craft! and listen to music!

Shari said...

My favorite way to make the stress go away is to do a fun craft project.

Thanks for the chance to win an awesome set of stamps!

Brenda said...

Such a cute birdie! What a perfect party cupcake!

When I am stressed, I make some green tea and hit my craft table to get lost in stamping or scrapbooking.

Linda said...

LOVE the cupcake holder! When I am looking for some peace after an especially stressful day, I put on my most comfy loungewear, grab an mug of soothing cocoa or tea, head to my oversized living room chair and curl up with my favorite magazine which is usually food or craft related. I hope you try this and it works for you as well. ENJOY!

kate said...

I love these mini cupcakes. My favorite way to calm down is to get into a spa bubble bath with the candles all lit and a nice glass of wine

Jen said...

Very clever cupcake holders!Thank you for sharing.
most times when I need to calm down I just simply tell hubby that he has the child and i close myself in my craft room for a bit.

Jamlie said...

Love your cupcake holder! I think I' going to have to make some monkey ones for my daughter's 16th bday party. If after a crazy day, I come home to an empty house, I turn on my computer and surf my favorite craft sites while my cat sits in my lap and cuddles up. Thanks for the inspiration! Julie

Anonymous said...

Hi! loved your cupcake favor. After a hectic day, I like to take a walk to unwind, then watch TV. After unwinding, I feel more able to craft which also helps me to "calm". Happy Martin Luther King Day!

aloha Delma

Mungo said...

A super idea, thank you