Hi everyone! My name is Carole (cjhouse). For the next three months, I will be a guest on the Hybrid Chick team! I am so excited to share my project with you for July!
Recently, my daughter Kimberlee and I made cupcakes for our July 4th celebration. We had so much fun creating cupcake wrappers and toppers, we just had to share them with you!
- Cupcake Topper Template and Cutting Files by Stacy Molter Designs
- Cupcake Wrapper cutting file – the one I used was a free one found on the web
- Land of the Free – Digital Kit by Wishing Well Creations
- Cupcakes (of course!) – Kimberlee baked and decorated the cupcakes!
- Epson Presentation Matte paper – This is my favorite paper to print my hybrid projects on!
- Toothpicks for pennants
- Adhesive – I started out using the one you see pictured but then I realized I needed a stronger adhesive so I used my scotch ATG gun. I wanted to make sure the flags would stay together.
- Silhouette SD Die Cutter
- Cupcake Stand- Purchased from my favorite store – Target
Open the cupcake wrapper cutting file and also the cupcake topper templates and cutting Files.
I created a file in my silhouette software that has 2 cupcake wrapper templates on it. I opened the file and placed the wrappers on it. Be sure to use the cupcake wrapper dfx file for Silhouette. This will work for an 8.5×11 sheet of paper.
Using Photoshop Elements 9.0 I created an 8.5×11 file for my pattern paper. I choose a few designs from the Land of the Free kit, sized them to 8 ½ x11, and printed them on my printer. When printing the pattern paper, make sure you choose Presentation Matte Paper in your printer settings before printing. This will make a big difference in the look of your finished product.
Next, you are ready to cut out your cupcake wrappers. I used a Silhouette SD die cutter to cut out my cupcake wrappers. I opened my cupcake wrapper file and cut 2 wrappers per page.
Once the cupcake wrappers are completed, you are ready to make pennants. I used Stacy Molter’s Cupcake Topper Templates and the Land of the Free kit to create my pennants. I used the pennant shape as a clipping mask and chose a background paper to use. You can choose the same paper or change it for each one. I created six pennants on the page in Photoshop Elements 9.0.
I printed the pennants on Epson Presentation Matte paper and cut them out. The next step is to place the toothpick in the center of the pennant and fold it over. To do this you will need to put adhesive on the backside of the pennant. I just put a strip of adhesive right down the middle of the backside of the pennant. You want to use a strong adhesive for this part. I used my scotch ATG gun because the adhesive I chose was not strong enough. You can see the finished product below.
All right, we are now ready to decorate our cupcakes using the cupcake wrappers and the pennants.
Place adhesive on the cupcake wrapper as seen below.
Wrap the cupcake wrapper around a cupcake and press in place. Continue until each cupcake has a wrapper around it.
Then after wrapping cupcake wrappers around each cupcake, you are now ready to place the pennants in each cupcake as seen below.
When you are finished you will have an awesome cupcake display! The best part is that you can create this for any occasion!
I hope that this will inspire you to create some for your next special occasion! If you have any questions please let me know!