Friday, February 12, 2010

Floral Cupcake Liner Tutorial



I have several different post over the next couple of days for Valentine's Day.  I would like to have a Valentine Tree someday, covered in Valentine Oranaments and handmade papercrafts.  So I decided to get started this year by creating a couple of candy pouches I could hang on a tree.  This is the first one.  I created my own template for my pouch, scanned it, and can now print it over and over again.  I also created my own frilly/floral embellishment using some mini cupcake liners I had.  The image is from the same Dover Vignette Clip Art Publication I have mentioned before.  I got mine at a local used book store and it was loaded with vintage images for all the holidays.  Here is a link where you can get it from from Dover :



How to use mini cupcake liners to create a handmade frilly embellishment :

I just love the fan fold on the sides of cupcake liners and decided they would make the perfect embellishment.  So I played around with them until I came up with the following.  I hope you are inspired to look at cupcake liners in a whole new way from now on!

Floral #1

 

Flatten and cut 4 cupcake liners as shown above.  Layer them, staggering them so that now gaps are seen.  Fluff them.

Floral #2

 
Fold cupcake liner in 1/2.  Then fold in 1/2 a second time.

 
Fold in 1/2 a third time and snip the pointy end off.  Fluff as shown above.

 
Create 4 of these and then join them together as shown above, slightly overlapping the edges.


Adhere to Floral #1 as shown above.  Now you are ready to embellish the center with whatever you like!!

You can view all of my VALENTINE projects HERE.

8 comments:

Scrappin Cheryl said...

Nice tutorial Melisa! I posted a link to the Scrapbook-Oasis! Thanks!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my gosh girlfriend ... where do you get all of these dandy ideas??? This is awesome ... thanks for the Tut!!

Leann said...

This is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us over at CCT this week :D
Hugs x

LuLu said...

Great vintage/shabby card and love all the layering. Many thanks for joining in with "Fab'n'Funky" challenges this week.

Lou
x

ps: great idea for the flower . . must remember this idea.

my5bratz said...

gorgeous card, thanks for joining in this weeks FnF challenge :)

Scrappinangler said...

Melisa,

This tutorial and project are awesome! Thanks for sharing your time & talents, chickie! :)

Mark - Layers of Color said...

Super cute idea! Thank you! I sent it to my DT!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Oops, that last comment was from me, Laura (I was signed on my hubby's acct) :)

God bless your day with color!

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