My sister has mostly boys in her life, so there's just never enough pink in her house. That's why I went with pink slipper socks for her. They were pretty inexpensive at Michael's on Thanksgiving night after using my 30% entire purchase coupon. Wrapping them up to look like frosting was very easy, too!
For the holder, I used the Cricut Sweet Treats cartridge's Cupcake Holder feature and layers for Cupcake4 (p27). The Stampin' Up cardstock colors were Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede.
Then the "cupcake" was topped off with a large pom pom for the "cherry!"
Then I tucked a Caribou coffee gift card and Barnes & Noble gift card at the back of the cupcake holder to complete this cozy ensemble! That's right up my sister's alley to curl up with a good book, have a nice coffee in hand, and have cozy socks on her feet!
Next I placed the cupcake into a clear treat bag (from Wal-mart's party goods section), and tied it with an "I Love You" ribbon from American Crafts' dollar Valentine 2010 collection.
After I made the gift, I decided that I just had to make a matching card. I used the same SU brown cardstock for the cupcake wrapper, Pretty in Pink for the card base, and Real Red for the cherry. And then of course I had to add the bling by applying Stickles to the cherry and the cupcake holder lines. Voila! A birthday cupcake fit for an awesome sister and friend!
Next I will post my Christmas card. Have a cozy weekend, everyone!