Monday, September 20, 2010

Cupcake Wrappers



If there is any good excuse to "cut-and-print" it has to be for these cupcake wrappers. I've long noticed that Lettering Delights carries many cupcake wrappers in different prints in their store. I've even bought and downloaded a couple but I've never taken the time to use them. The instructions that accompanied each download required that I print and cut them out. All I could think of was that it would be such a drag to have to cut all of these by hand. And then it hit me...I could (Cri)cut these out using the "faux-magine" a.k.a. "cut-and-print" method!


So I finally opened my copy of LD Provincial Princess cupcake wrappers graphic set that I had downloaded many moons ago. With the same method as illustrated in my video tutorial here, I traced the wrappers into MTC.


I probably spent too much time tweaking the dimensions in both Photoshop and MTC but the final results were definitely worth it. I was happy that I didn't have to spend all that time hand-cutting and the kids were happy that they got to eat cupcakes.


I will have a tutorial up tomorrow that will show you how I did this and on Wednesday you will see how you can even personalize each cupcake wrapper with just the basic wrapper shape from LD.


Stayed tuned!

8 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharing this supercute idea! I love the files Lettering Delight sells and love your blog!!!! Bye!
    Anne-Marie
    anne-mariej.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks for letting me know that you are enjoying the blog, Anne-Marie. It really helps to know that I'm keeping my readers entertained. Thank you for all the encouragement! :-)

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  3. I'm new at your blog. I really like your projects. I have a question I don't have Photoshop for use with the lettering delights, could I use other one that I could get for free?, because I'm new with the digital images. Thanks

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  4. So cute!! Send a cupcake my way-I want one with a pink wrapper please :D.

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  5. Hi Indira, Welcome to my blog. I use PS because I am most comfortable using it vs the other graphics editing software. I understand that it is also possible to use Inkscape (a free downloadable program) to convert LD images but I have never used it to do so.. Another alternative that you can consider is Photoshop Elements. It has a lot of the same tools that I am using with PS but it is a lot cheaper than PS. There is a free 30-day trial of the program that you can download. You might want to try the program out before deciding if you need to buy it.

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  6. This is a must have cartridge. I have had my cricut about 10 months and love it! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    Susan - snow58ball@yahoo.com

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  7. Thank you for sharing your tips and techniques in creating cupcake wrappers. I am currently in the process of creating some to share on my blog with the Valentine's Day holiday coming soon.

    You blog is very informative and a great resource. I can't wait to come back.

    Thank you again,

    Nicholas

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