Saturday, May 23, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, OH For the LOVE of Chocolate!!!!!

What a SUPER FUN week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge...the challenge is CHOCOLATE!!!!! YUMMY!!!

Now for anyone that knows me REALLY well, knows that I have an OBSESSION with CUPCAKES!! My husband can attest to that because I'll eat just about ANY fact we recently went to Wal-Mart and there were a DOZEN cupcakes in the day old bakery aisle for less than 1/2 off...I snapped those things right up! He tried to bury them in the bottom of the cart...WHY? you may ask...because they had Hannah Montana rings on them...LOL...and we don't have any children or nieces/nephews...LOL...apparently Hannah Montana was an embarrasment to him, but it didn't stop him in partaking in their delicious goodness once we got them home...LOL...I personally didn't care WHAT was on top...I was getting a delicious treat!

So, after looking at most of the other DT members fantastic chocolate creations I was STUMPED...and then I got to thinking...I could make a chocolate cupcake and then the lightbulb went off to a video I watched months before that made CUPCAKES with socks! Ha, PERFECT! (and non-caloric too {wink})

So this is what I came up with FAUX CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE socks! There are 3 pairs of ladies socks here, 2 socks each for the "chocolate" and 1 sock for the wrapper (this is PER cupcake)... Go to the "how to make a cupcake" video by Lauren Meader to learn how easy these cupcakes are to make! Once you get the hang of it they go really, really fast!

I then made the little carrier to put them in. These have been so popular with everyone I show them to I just automatically make them as Birthday gifts... So...I've got about $3 in socks for a birthday gift...easy peasy! I think these would be great for birthday favors and wouldn't they be fun to present to a girls sporting team with their school colors?...lots different that the usual goodie bags...well, I'm sure you can think of lots of great uses for them too!

Thanks for looking and be sure to drop by the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog, our prize sponsor this week is Diecut Dreams!

  • Cupcakes: (for both), 2 pair of dark brown socks, 1 pair of white socks, ribbon and chunky glitter
  • Carrier: Brown cardstock, DCWV Sweet Shop DP, Martha Stewart Lace Punch, SU Scallop Punch, EK Success Circle Punch, Nestabilities, CC Designs Stamps, Copics, Adhesive and Organza Ribbon


Liza said...

This is a brilliant idea Paula and they are a great little gift. Fab job!

Liza x

joey said...

Oh Paula, a pair of socks have never made my mouth water so much! this is stunning and a clever gift, love it. Joey.x

Laura said...

This is so sweet!! What a genius idea!! I love all your work with Stamptacular Sunday!! Great challenges!!

Carmen O. said...

Wow this is FABULOUS and you're so very right these would be a great "treat" for anyone!

Ri said...

Paula, those are sooooo cool.
I have seen this before but your's just ROCK!!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Just love this idea Paula. Those sock look good enough to eat:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula~ This is such a cute idea. Love it!

Lora said...

wow I can't believ you made this with some socks!! Thay look good enough to eat! Although I don't think I would like to try them lol.
This really made me smile, thank you!
Hugs Lora xx

Donna said...

Wow Paula I have stared and stared at them and I can't see them as you've done an excellent job here. Really fabulous idea.

Ellie said...

OMG, this is fantastic.

Gingerbread Gal said...

So sweet Paula! Wonderful gift idea and so cute! Love it!
:) Rachel

Anonymous said...

It looks so awesome :D

Janneke X

mamichelle said...

Ha! I don't blame K one bit! I'd hide 'em too. How come you don't look like you like cupcakes?!

Love this project! It's amazingly adorable!!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Oh, this is just adorable! What a great little gift. Might just have to make these for DD's friends!