birthday giveaway bash . the plaid cupcake

March 28, 2012 separator etsy

Have I told you guys about my big Europe trip yet? Well, I hate to gloat, but I’m heading that way in May!!! I’ve not been out of the country in almost two year, so I’m starting to get the travel bug big time. Since I won’t be backpacking this go ’round, I’m thinking I might bring a nice, big suitcase to actually be able to take home some goodies with me!

I’m flying into Munich and then visiting the Netherlands, Belgium, and Romania. I couldn’t be more excited, and I’ve been counting down since I bought the plane ticket – eeeeek!!! Which brings me to today’s wonderful continuation of the giveaway love – The Plaid Cupcake! This hand-sewn confectionery shop peddles all sorts of little goodies, but I’m kind of partial to the luggage tags. Do I need one for my upcoming trip, maybe…?!

Oooh – and a passport sleeve!!!

One lucky winner will get a $30 gift certificate to spend on anything they want from The Plaid Cupcake. You can pick out anything you want, and there’s lots to choose from. One of the things I really love is the wide variety of fabric prints throughout – that and the practicality of everything in the shop!

How cute are these prints, though? Seriously? I don’t know if I could keep up with a coffee sleeve, but I do know that my passport is feeling awfully naked right about now…

Like I said, somebody gets a $30 gift certificate! It’s open to everyone worldwide, and this shop is chock full of great gift ideas! Mother’s Day isn’t too far off now!!

To enter, visit The Plaid Cupcake, and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item/fabric is, and why. Be sure to leave a comment here with entry and your email address.

For two additional entries, you can leave a comment telling me you follow the blog (via RSS feedemail, Google Friend Connect, or Blog Lovin’), and you can share the giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or your own blog. Be sure to tag Shrimp Salad Circus in Facebook posts or @ShrimpSalad in tweets so that I can see them! Please leave a separate comment for each entry, up to a total of three entries/comments. 

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, April 11, and I’ll announce the winner whenever I find a spare minute after that.


  1. My sister lives in NYC so I’d love to get her the fun Padded Case for Nook/Kindle/Sony Reader: New York City! tylerpants(at)

  2. I love coffee so naturally a coffee cozy is right up my alley. I’d get the Moroccan Morning fabric. Bert, ftmalways [at] gmail [dot] com

  3. Following on twitter and tweeted the contest under @redgalracer – thank you! kath dot grahn at gmail dot com

  4. I LOVE the Union Jack luggage tag – I’m a Brit living in Canada and often visit home – these would be perfect. Thanks for a great giveaway! kath dot grahn at gmail dot com

  5. The Love Birds Luggage Tag is my favorite! Thanks for a chance to win. hostess {at}

  6. I really like the Luggage Tag / Gift Card Holder – Natural Swirls

    navybaby1113 (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. I love the Coffee Cozy Sleeve in Ocean Lotus. First of all, it’s just so darn cute! I love the colors and and flowers and everything. Also, it saves me from
    A) Burning my hand on my Starbucks Coffee when they run out of the paper holders (it happens…)
    B) Feeling guilty about throwing 1000 of the paper holders in the garbage.

    I would totally love to get one of these for me and my mom to share, we’re both crazy for coffee!

    [email protected]

  8. My favorite item is the Tuscan Getaway Passport Cover. I love the elegant design and bright colors.

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

  9. I love the passport sleeve in fabric Bellydancer, because purple is my favorite :).


    *Sorry if this posts twice, it seems it didn’t go through at first?

  10. My favourite item is London Calling Card Wallet / Earbud Case / ID Holder. 🙂
    phioniray at gmail dot com

  11. I really like the various luggage tags they have – especially Luggage Tag / Gift Card Holder – Calypso. We need some as I am sick of using the paper ones the airlines give you
    Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  12. My favorite item is the Card Wallet / Earbud Case / ID Holder – New York City fabric.
    cspmom at gmaiil dot com
    What a great idea for the ear bud case!

  13. My favorite is the Coffee Cozy Sleeve: Natural Swirls Made to Order because of the spring colors and I love coffee!
    dluckyz at excite dot com

  14. After much thought, I chose this as my favorite item out of all the wonderful items: Luggage Tag / Gift Card Holder – Birds in Love Made to Order
    niuniuzheng at gmail dot com

  15. I follow by RSS feed. I like the Card Wallet / IPod Case / ID Holder – Bollywood. Thanks for sharing this cute Etsy shop!

    lakesrunner at hotmail dot com

  16. The Luggage Tag / Gift Card Holder – Belly Dancer is delightful. I hate having to tie ribbon on my luggage – it’s so cheesy. This would make me so much happier.
    cheatingpiggies at hotmail dot com

  17. I like the new york city card wallet/earbud case because I could use something to put my small ipod and earbuds in!

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

  18. I really like the Card Wallet / Earbud Case / ID Holder – London Calling Made to Order


  19. Card Wallet / Earbud Case / ID Holder – London Calling Made to Order i like this cause it would be great for those quick trips to the store Half Apron – Cornflower Blue – Reversible I like this cause I love baking

    rierie11booger (@)

  20. I love the Coffee Cozy Sleeve: Falling Leaves. Fall is my favorite season and this just makes me thing of fall!!! Love

    emily dot b dot rothman at gmail dot com

  21. I love the Coffee Cozy Sleeve: Falling Leaves. Fall is my favorite season and this just makes me thing of fall!!! Love

    emily dot b dot rothman at gmail dot com

  22. MY favorite item from the The Plaid Cupcake would be the Love Birds Passport Sleeve. it is SO adorable. I am constantly traveling and always looking for a cute passport sleeve and this one is just perfect.
    P.S. I Favorited the shop shop and the item on Etsy (Etsy Id- Francoise F.Q.)

    Email Contact- [email protected]

  23. My favorite iten is The Kindle and Nook Cover: Alphabet City. I’ll buy my ereader soon and this cover is beautiful! I love how simple it is.
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

  24. Hi! My favourite item is the Luggage Tag / Gift Card Holder – Natural Butterflies. Thank you! Marta martaplayita at gmail dot com

  25. I love the Spring Fling – Polka Dots and Alphabet City pillowcases. The print is so much more fun than any sheets I could pick up at Target, and the colors and lovely and soft and perfect for the weather we’ve been having.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  26. I love the London Calling Card Wallet/Earbud Case/ID Holder (but that hedgehogs fabric she’s got on the coffee cozies is awfully cute).


  27. i really like the Card Wallet / Earbud Case / ID Holder – Honey Bees

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  28. I love the Valentines Love Birds coffee sleeve – aqua and red are my favorite colors right now 🙂

  29. luggage tag – lovebird fabric


    Passport Sleeve / Cover: Love Birds

    those are my favorite items, and they just so happen to match. 🙂

    jlaw1407 at hotmail dot com

  30. i want the Kindle and Nook Cover in Key Lime Pie Polka Dots

    just got a nook, and want to keep it protected :]

    giakayleee29 AT gmail DOT com

  31. I really like the hedgehog coffee cozy because its just so cute! beach cove jewelry at gmail dot com

  32. My hubby and I are heading to France in May, hooray for European vacations! We have been to Munich, Belgium, and the Netherlands as well, so if you need any tips on places to stay or things to see, shoot me a message, cheers!

  33. love the card wallets/earbud cases! I’m always losing my earbuds and this small wallet would be so easy to carry around and toss into a purse to keep them from getting lost or tangled!

  34. I love the Card Wallet / Earbud Case / ID Holder – Honey Bees: Made to Order, because the fabric is really cute and the item is very useful 🙂

    nefene at hotmail dot it

  35. I love the Luggage tag in Love bird print. With this tag I would definitely notice my own back from many similars 🙂

  36. My favorite item/fabric is: Coffee Cozy – Pac Man. Why? Because it’s Pac Man!


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