Donuts and Sprinkles

Donuts and Sprinkles


I do love a donut, but as I'm pretty much sugar free these days, the paper variety is more up my street and this new Time to Make the Donuts die fits the bill perfectly!  I simply die cut lots of donuts from kraft and then the icing layers and squiggle from white so I could colour them for strawberry, chocolate, lemon, lime and blueberry (leaving the white for vanilla). I had two ideas for using the donuts so I made a bakers dozen, 12 in a box and one solo!


For my box of donuts I wanted a dozen that looks like a box you get from Krispy Kreme so I used a small circle die for some so I could get donuts without holes too (not in the die set but you're likely to have a small circle die to match the size if you have a set of circles on hand).   To create the sprinkles I used brighter shades of card scraps and just die cut each a couple of times to build up a good collection. For some of the donuts with sprinkles I used a jewel picker (sticky too) to place them individually on tiny dots of glue.  It does take a minute but it's fun to do!   If you want a quicker technique then for the two with more sprinkles on, I simply covered the icing layer in glossy accents and sprinkled the sprinkles on top whilst still wet.  



To create the box I used the new frame dies - the largest of these is the perfect width for UK cards but you still need to trim a cm off the height.  I simply cut two layers, one from card, one from white foam and sandwiched a layer of acetate in between so it looked like a see-through lid on a real box so you can see the donuts on the card front below.   Finished with a sentiment from the A Dozen Reasons to Smile stamp set stamped in brown to look like chocolate.



Because the donuts are a nice small size (to fit 12 on a card) they are also perfect to use instead of a letter to spell out a word - in this case I went straight to Homer Simpson for both his love of donuts and his famous phrase as I thought it would be perfect for a belated birthday card.  I used the In Stitches Alphabet to spell out the word and the exclamation mark and used the same copic marker to match the icing to bring the word together.   The rest of the sentiment is from the Poop! set by Purple Onion Designs.



Hope that's given you some ideas on how to use these new sugar-free sweet treats!