DIY Cupcake Stand {And a Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!}

Every time I share Pick Your Plum‘s cupcake stand deals, it seems like they’re a huge hit, so I thought it would be fun to share with all of you how you can really make them yourselves, and use up a lot of scrap papers at the same time! I cut mine out of chipboard with my Silhouette CAMEO®, but as you can see from the picture above, you could easily create them yourself and cut them by hand or with punches you might already have in your craft arsenal.

And just to make things even more fun, not only is the chipboard from Silhouette on sale, but I’m also giving away a Silhouette Portrait™ again this month! (Just a little note here: All of you should be very proud of yourselves! I get to keep giving away Portraits because so many of you enter and share the giveaway love! “Woo Hoo!!” to every single one of you and thank you so much for all of your excitement over the giveaways! You are all awesome and make me smile from ear to ear!) So scroll down for the cupcake stand how-to, the chipboard sale details, and of course…the entry form for the Portrait!

Good luck!

Nikki, In Stitches

1. DIY Cupcake Stand How-To

As I said above, I cut my cupcake stand out of chipboard with my Silhouette CAMEO®. It was actually a design that I found in the Silhouette Online Store, so within minutes I had it downloaded, cut, and was ready to embellish it. (You can find the shape in the online store here, or experiment with cutting your own. The top could easily be punched with a scallop paper punch. The legs might take a bit more to cut by hand. You could actually use an adjustable circle cutter to get the perfect size curve!)

I cut the design twice, first from chipboard, then from scraps of decorative scrapbooking paper. I then just used mod podge to adhere the two layers together, “covering” the chipboard. After the mod podge was completely dry, I just sanded the edges a bit and rubbed a bit of brown ink into the paper. (These last two steps, the sanding and inking, are completely optional. I like the “aged a bit” look, but if you prefer clean lines, you can stop at the mod podging!) Glue the pieces together, and you’ve got a super simple and super adorable way to display your cupcakes and dress up your table!

2. Chipboard Sale…and Cutting Systems Are Discounted, Too!

This month’s featured product from Silhouette is their chipboard. This project was actually my first time playing with it, and I loved it. It’s heavier than any scrapbooking papers you’ll find, which gives it the weight you need for a project like the cupcake stand. You can paint it, age it…you name it!

If you already have a cutting system, you can simply get the chipboard and a $25 download card. If you’re ready to make the jump into the cutting system fun, you can also get the chipboard bundled with a machine (plus the discount card and a dust cover for your cutting system!) all at a discounted price!

Here are the sale details, as well as the promo code you’ll need to get the discount:

  • 25 sheets of 12″ x 12″ chipboard, plus a $25 download card: $19.99 (MSRP: $34.99)
  •  1 Silhouette Portrait™,  1 pack of chipboard (25 sheets), 1 grey dust cover, and a $25 download card: $129.99 (MSRP: $221.97)
  • 1 Silhouette CAMEO®, 1 pack of chipboard (25 sheets), 1 natural dust cover, and a $25 download card: $269.99  (MSRP: $341.97)

Ready to start shopping?

Click here to head over to the Silhouette site and get going!

And be sure to use promo code STITCHES to get your discount!

This offer is only good from 5/8/13 to 5/15/13! 

3. The Silhouette Portrait™ Giveaway! YAY!!

As always, entering the Silhouette Portrait™ is easy! Just use the Rafflecopter app below. This giveaway is open to US residents only! (If you’re viewing this post in your email or through an email reader and can’t see the Rafflecopter box below, click here to be taken directly to the Nikki, In Stitches site.)

Here is exactly what the winner will receive:

  • Silhouette Portrait™ electronic cutting tool
  • Silhouette Studio® software
  • 50 exclusive cuttable designs
  • Power cable, USB cable
  • 8″ cutting mat
  • Cutting blade
  • $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store
  • Basic Instruction Guide

PLUS, I’m adding in my Intro To Your CAMEO class for free!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck to all of you!


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67 Responses to DIY Cupcake Stand {And a Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!}

  1. Michelle Dercksen says:

    What an awesome prize to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. sindy cruz says:

    Awesome! Hope to win! Thanks for the opportunity

  3. Mia H says:

    I don’t have one but I’d love to make some favor boxes

  4. laura says:

    i have a cameo, but the portrait would be sooo much easier to tote around everywhere! Although, I would probably give it to my mom so she can have one. Anyhow, my cameo…I LOVE it! Thanks so much for the chance!

  5. Amy says:

    I haven’t used one yet, but I’d love to. I may have to think about getting one if I don’t win. I have a friend who has the cameo and LOVES it!!! I think I would use it to embellish clothing for my kids!

  6. Sar Tann says:

    These cupcake stands are so cute and versatile. I just love projects like this. 🙂

  7. Ana Olazabal says:

    Thank you for sharing! You’re talented!! Thanks for such a great giveaway. Good luck to everyone!! Hugs

  8. Heather Stanley says:

    I have not used one but would love to!!! fingers crossed and goodluck to everyone!!! Thank you so much for the chance!!

  9. Elena T says:

    I don’t have a sillhouette and would love to win one! There are several projects I’d like to make that would be a lot easier with this

  10. Candice Smith says:

    I don’t have one but would absolutely love too! Thanks for the opportunity again, Nikki in Stitches!

  11. Debbie Sanford says:

    Awesome giveaway – the possibilities are endless using one of these – would love to win one 😉

  12. Nancy says:

    I don’t have one, but would love to have something that would allow me to create home decorations!

  13. Niki Simonton says:

    I LOVE the intricate cuts I can make for cards on the Silhouette Cameo. Cuts like a dream so fast!

  14. Deb vanrooyen says:

    Great giveaway!!!love your blog

  15. Chacoy says:

    I would love a Portrait! I would love to make some pages for scrapping, some fun home decor, also some stuff for clothing like rhinestones! I think I would just cut to see if it is that easy(;
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  16. Nicki says:

    such a cool giveaway!!! You make crafting look so fun.

  17. Mary says:

    Would LOVE to win this machine! Have So many ideas! 🙂

    Thanks so much for the chance to win.


  18. I haven’t used one yet. After seeing what yo can do with one the possibilities seem endless. Did not know you could use cardboard with them. I would love to have one.

  19. Terrie says:

    What a cute cupcake stand! I don’t own a cutting system yet, but I would love to! I would use it to make cards and paper embellishments. I think I would try cutting fabric, too 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway!

  20. Meg Karetny says:

    Woohoo! Thanks for this! I have a ton ideas from cards, personalized gifts to home decor I’m itching to make soon! 🙂 *fingers crossed* 🙂

  21. Maxine says:

    thanks for the chance to win!

  22. Erlinda says:

    I would love to win! The first thing I would make is vinyl labels for everything. 🙂

  23. Kelly F. says:

    I have used a silhouette SD. I love that I can buy just the design I need from the store and I don’t have to buy cartridges. The store has so many deigns but if I am feeling extra creative I can make my own designs.

  24. Elizabeth says:

    I have been coveting a Silhouette for-ev-er! The first thing I would do is put vinyl on EVERYTHING (after watching your online craft classes, of course!).

  25. Andrea Nelson says:

    I would make homemade cards!

  26. Sue McRae says:

    I’ve never used a Cameo or Portrait but would love to win one and use it in my cardmaking. I’m also intrigued by the glass etching feature and would definitely use it for that.

  27. Theresa J says:

    I have never used a silhouette but I am drooling over all different projects I want to create starting with vinyl kitchen labels

  28. Robyn S. says:

    I’ve never used a Silhouette, but I’ve wanted one for a long time. I want to make labels for everything in my house!

  29. Laura says:

    I have not used a Silhouette, but would love the chance to try. I have seen countless things done with them. My daughters are all about monograms, so I would probably monogram some things for them.

  30. Julie R says:

    I would love to try the vinyl for walls!

  31. Brenda says:

    Fantastic Giveaway Nikki!! Thank you!! 🙂

  32. Angela Y says:

    No, I have not used one. I would love to make some vinyl wall art!

  33. Zoe Lee says:

    I will be making all of the decor for my daughter’s third bday 🙂 a mermaid party!

  34. Jessica Hornibrook says:

    I have never used one, but I’ve always wanted to. I think I’d use it first to make cards!

  35. Debbie Painter says:

    I have not had the pleasure to use either one. I would use it for some vinyl projects I’d like to try!! Thank you so much for the chance!!!

  36. Kelly P says:

    I don’t own one, and if I do win, I’m keeping it! We are planning our wedding, so this would be used A LOT for it!

  37. Anny Chap says:

    I don’t have a Silhouette PORTRAIT yet! I would use it to cut out different shapes (like wings) that I then glitter and seal and decoupage to all kinds of things like phone cases!

  38. Heidi says:

    My friends love theirs. I’d love to try it out with the chipboard to make some gift boxes!

  39. Pam (nedlnut) says:

    I have never used one but would love to have one to try. I think I would try some boxes first. What a great giveaway!

  40. ellen casper says:

    I’ve never used one – I would love to make labels for my pantry and use it for scrapbooking.

  41. LinhC says:

    I’ve used the silhouette at crops and love it!!

  42. Alexandra Williams says:

    I would love to be able to use one to cut fabric and vinyl! I’ve played around on one, but not enough to know much about it. But hopefully I win and that’ll change! 🙂

  43. Marisa M says:

    My has one. I keep telling her Im going to “borrow” it… permanently! I would love my own.

  44. Charity Hardin says:

    I haven’t gotten to play with a Silhouette yet… I want one! I would make SO many labels.

  45. Lindsay says:

    Another great giveaway-just need to win one of these times! 😉
    The first thing I would make-some very cute wall decor-map themed!

  46. Amy Jones#8546 says:

    I am hoping to win one and I would make all kinds of things for my cards. I also want to cut vinyl.

  47. Melanie says:

    I have never used one! I would first make some decor for the boys room!

  48. Suzanne says:

    Love your cupcake stand – so cute! If I were the lucky winner, I would start by making stencils. Fingers crossed!

  49. Emily says:

    I would love to win one! I’m so envious of all of the great projects I’ve seen made with them!

  50. Kate says:

    I haven’t used a Silhouette before, but I want to so bad! I want to win one for me, and I have too many ideas for a first project. I can’t decide!! ^^

  51. Lydia says:

    I would love, love, love to have a Silhouette! Thanks for the chance to win! My kids would love for me to make some t-shirt stencils. 🙂

  52. Ellen says:

    I love the cupcake stand that is so cute!

  53. Erica says:

    I have never used one but would love to use it for an upcoming party.

  54. Leann Lindeman says:

    I haven’t used one.. but I am dieing to have one!

  55. What a fun give away!!! Thanks!

  56. Kathy Ropponen says:

    I have used a Silhouette Portrait and am amazed at everything that can be made!! I would LOVE to win one of my own. 🙂

  57. Ana Marcela Herrera says:

    I don’t have one but I’d love to make some card boxes.

  58. Donna karanas says:

    Never tried silhouette. Hoping to win for myself to make party decor

  59. aetiquette says:

    Sorry I don’t own one, but sincerely hope to own one. All the cute and creative things you make from a silhouette make me desperate for one. And the first and foremost on the top of my list the the party favours and invites I need to make for my son’s b’day. Thanks much.

  60. Gabrielle Azucena says:

    I have never used a Silhouette. But I think the first thing I would make would be a scrapbook for my wedding. This is a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. Good luck everyone!

  61. Deana M. says:

    My bare walls will thank you if I win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  62. Nathaly says:

    Hi Nicky, I just saw you in Craft Wars today. Yeah, the shows are shown pretty late here in Europe (Holland). Great performance by the way. Nathaly

    • Nikki says:

      Nathaly! Thanks so much! It was so much fun to do, and such an exciting experience! So happy you liked it!

  63. Cooper says:

    I am dying to own a silhouette so I can make monogram decals:)

  64. David Frey says:

    Cool site. The Silhouette is an amazing product.

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