Welcome to Simply Sweet Scrapping! This blog was created to share a variety of craft ideas focusing mainly on paper crafts. I have been interested in crafts and art since I was a young girl and have tried everything from crochet to rock carving. With the new explosion of interest in scrapbooking and card making, I have happily jumped on that bandwagon. I like to use a variety of mediums and tools when crafting. I bought a Cricut a few years ago and fell in love with it! After a small learning curve it has become an essential tool in my arsenal. My husband is handy in woodworking and can build almost anything. I love to have him help me with my creations.

I do not claim to be the originator of any of these projects. I find ideas from a variety of sources, sometimes making changes, combining them with other ideas, or coming up with something unique. I hope that these projects inspire you.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Cupcake Stand

I am terrible at making cakes but I am okay at making cupcakes. I decided for my daughter’s birthday that I wanted to make cupcakes but then I got a bit carried away. My husband built a cupcake stand out of wood for me. I made decorative background strips and attached them to the stand. I also made little picks with creatures to stick in each cupcake. The theme of the party was a Luau so this is supposed to be from the floor of the ocean on the bottom level, the top of the water on the second level, the beach on the third and then the island paradise on the top tier. I made a 6” cake for the top, which fell apart and had to be patched back together with frosting. For the cupcake wrappers, I made a template on Design studio using circles, it worked but there was a bunch of paper waste. I wish they had the Easter cartridge back in September.

I wish that the picture was in better focus, I accidentally hit the landscape button on my camera and all the pictures from the party are slightly off! What a rookie mistake! I am planning on posting instructions on my blog about making the cupcake stand. It might take me a while to get all the measurements done. Thanks!

My sister-in-law used the same stand for her son's birthday. It was a cute airplane theme.

To download the directions (PDF) click both of these links:



  1. you did a fantastic job with the cupcake stand. Well Done!

  2. Hi Karen, i have blog hopped from the message board, your cupcaks stand and cup cakes are adorable.

  3. Ok, I need you to come and do this cupcake stand and cupcakes for my DD party this June 12th.

    Love what you did, it is so cute and I can just imagine how please your DD was.

  4. That cupcake stand is amazing.. looks like a great birthday!!!