Hey there cupcake
I am a self-proclaimed Queen of Cupcakes. I love them. They seem to be very trendy now, popping up on clothing, tv shows, and bakeries all over the place. Not only are these sweet treats delicious to eat, but they‘ll provide you with some yummy inspiration for your next paper crafting project. With the help of some Fiskars tools, of course!
I’ve seen some pretty elaborate cupcakes that look almost too good to eat. Use the decorations on your cupcakes for inspiration for your page. I took the flower design that was piped onto my birthday cupcakes and create my own embellishment. Using He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not squeeze punches in XL and L I made a pink flower just like the decorations and included a leaf punched with Mint Condition M squeeze punch. The white border punch also mimics the scalloped edges of the icing on the cupcakes. (note: I used Heidi Grace "daydream believer" paper on this layout)
This cupcake card is a great all-occasion one to whip up. I used the bright and fun papers of Heidi Grace's "a little birds tale" for this card. It can be used for birthdays, thank yous, or just an everyday hello. Who wouldn’t want to get a card in the mail that’s good enough to eat? I used my Ultra ShapeXpress and the Celebration 1 template to cut out the body of the cupcake. I cutout two of the icing shapes (from the celebration template) and layered them with dimension tabs on top of each other… since I like extra icing on my sweets!
Another idea: For another fun realistic twist, use your Paper Crimper to create the look of a classic cupcake wrapper for your paper cupcake!
Whether they’re homemade, or in my case store bought, it’s always fun to add a personal touch for the recipients of these treats. Cucpake toppers are a quick and easy way to make dessert extra fun. Using the XL and M squeeze punch shapes (circle, heart, star), I layered two pieces together with dimension dots and added some fun chipboard, then taping them on top of a toothpick. A message or a name can be included by using rub-ons on a small strip of paper, tucking them around a toothpick, and securing them with a brad. I used Heidi Grace's "baby" line for these cupcake toppers.
Since I’m not much of a baker, I always appreciate a home baked treat from a friend. You can deliver your goodies in a cute, personalized box. The last time I stopped at a bakery I requested an extra box to embellish later. Using my Fingertip Craft Knife and Heidi Grace "baby" papers, I cut out a decorative shape in the top of the box. A page protector was cut into a small square, then stamped with Heidi Grace stamps (a little birds tale icons) and my Stamp Press. Adding scalloped paper border cut with Cloud Paper Edgers adds an adorable touch.
I hope that these ideas have inspired you. Remember- all of these ideas can easily be used with any color scheme and for any occasion. The next time you are looking for inspiration in your crafting, why not look to your kitchen? Today it's cupcakes, who knows what else could inspire fantastic projects!
By Kelly Purkey
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