Monday, April 22, 2013

FCCB 157 - 3D

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!  It's time for another fun challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut!!  This week we want to see your 3D projects.  My project this week has a bit of a story to it, so I'll apologize up front for being a bit long-winded today.

As many of you know, I am a runner.  I love running races of all distances, but particularly marathons and half marathons.  Running the Boston Marathon is a dream of mine, and is the dream of many marathon runners.  The events that happened just one week ago really hit home for me.  I might have been there; my husband and parents might have been spectators somewhere near the finish line.  I never thought I would say that I was glad I didn't qualify for the Boston Marathon, but a week ago, I was glad I hadn't.

A good friend in my running group had, however.  She had trained so hard; we carpooled to speed sessions on Tuesdays and to long runs on Saturdays.  Finally, she achieved her dream of qualifying for Boston.  She was so excited to make the trip with her husband, one of her daughters and her son-in-law.

I got an email from a friend last Monday afternoon that was followed within minutes by a phone call from my husband.  Both wondering if I'd heard about the bombs, both wondering if our handful of friends and their families were okay.  I immediately hit the internet, trying to find any information I could.  I logged in to Facebook, looking for updates from friends.  I tried to call my good friend and left a voicemail; I also sent her an email thinking cell service may not be good as so many people would be trying to make calls.

I had to wait over 3 hours before seeing an update on Facebook that she and her family were okay.  A few hours later, she called me to tell me herself and to fill me in on her experience.  What an emotional day for her and her family!

There were three women from my running group who had qualified for Boston but were not able to finish.  Our running couch spoke with the organizers of a local marathon that took place this past Saturday.  They arranged for these 3 ladies to be able to run the last seven-tenths of a mile (the distance they were not able to run to complete the Boston Marathon) at the marathon here in town.  While it's not quite the same, it still meant a lot to these ladies.

A number of runners from our running group went to the finish line of the local marathon to cheer the ladies on as they "finished" their race.  I wanted to do something a little special for my friend and decided to make her a few cupcakes, frosting them in blue and yellow, the colors of the Boston Marathon.  I made a box for the cupcakes using the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge, and personalized it a bit using the Pooh Font cartridge.  I tied blue and yellow crinkle ribbon around the lid because I thought it needed a little something.

On the inside, the insert to hold the cupcakes was a little taller than I wanted.  I trimmed about 1/2 inch off each side so that the tray would sit a little lower in the box, which allowed the cupcake to sit on the bottom of the box and gave room for a bit more frosting on top.  :-)

Here's a picture of the chocolate cupcakes with the blue and yellow frosting.  I hope she liked them!!

Again, I'm sorry for being long-winded today.  Be sure to link up your 3D projects over at Fantabulous Cricut this week.  I can't wait to see what you create!!

Cardstock from DCWV
Box and cupcake tray insert from Sweet Tooth Boxes cut at 11 inches
"Boston" from Pooh Font cut at 1.8 inches
"26.2" from Pooh Font cut at 1.5 inches
"2013" from Pooh Font cut at 1.2 inches
Crinkle ribbon


  1. How thoughtful of you. I'm sure your friend will appreciate this.

  2. This turned out fabulous!! The coloring on the frosting is perfect, and the box is a perfect holder---I bet she just loved this!!!

  3. Had to stop over after seeing your post on Fantabulous. I think it is such a sweet idea and I'm sure your friends loved it. Great idea to allow them to finish out the marathon. And glad to hear they were all ok.
    I am also a crafty runner... you can see my running blog here:

    and my crafting blog here:

  4. Beautiful project and great story behind it. I love it!!