Cupcake wrappers come in such fun patterns and colors, yet inevitably end up in the trash. So Suzonne Stirling of Urban Comfort created a way to display those beautiful designs in these festive Valentine’s Day cards.
Continue reading for step-by-step directions.
- An assortment of cupcake liners in different patterns and sizes
- Double-sided tape or quick-setting craft glue
- Heart punch or template
- Fine glitter
- Pin backs or small, flat magnets
- Plain carstock
- Ruler, craft knife or paper trimmer
- Valentine stamps
- Ink pad
- Pinking shears (optional)
1. Suzonne likes to trim the edges of her cupcake liners with pinking shears, for added texture. To do this, fold the cupcake liner in half and trim about 1/4-inch in from the edge. Open it up, and then repeat with another cupcake liner of the same size. Lastly, trim a smaller cupcake liner. (If you don’t have a smaller cupcake liner, trim a larger one about 3/4-inch from the edge.)
2. Gather the middle of each cupcake liner and scrunch it up for a ruffly effect. Flatten the middle section with your fingertips.
3. Layer the cupcake liners as shown, securing with double-sided tape or quick-setting glue.
4. Punch (or cut) a heart shape from the cardstock and coat with glue. Sprinkle with fine glitter and shake off the excess. Set aside to dry.
5. Then cut two strips of ribbon and glue to the back of the heart. Notch the ends of the ribbon, if desired.
6. Glue a pin back or small, flat magnet to the back of the layered cupcake liners. Set aside to dry.
7. While you’re waiting for them to dry, cut colored cardstock into 4×6-inch cards and stamp a Valentine sentiment along the bottom of the card.
8. Finally, attach the cupcake liner pin (or magnet) to the card with double-sided tape.
Read Suzonne’s tips on a faster drying process here.
See more of Suzonne’s craft ideas at Urban Comfort.
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