Thursday, April 6, 2017

birthday cupcake toppers and wraps

It's Birthday Week over on the We R Memory Keepers blog, so today I'm sharing some pretty cupcake wraps and toppers for a birthday party that I made with some of my favorite We R tools. The colors I chose are inspired by spring, but you can make these in different colors to fit your needs. Then I used the Heidi Swapp Minc to add a very special finishing touch.

Birthday Cupcake Toppers and Wraps featuring the DIY Party Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers
For full instructions and details, visit the original post HERE.

To make the cupcake toppers I used the Mini Alphabet Punch Board to create the number that reflects the age of the birthday child.

Birthday Cupcake Toppers and Wraps featuring the DIY Party Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I made the number 8 because that's the birthday my youngest daughter will be celebrating. You can make any number or letter for your toppers--simply follow the instructions in the included booklet. Then I used the DIY Party Board to make my cupcake wraps.


I trimmed my cardstock to 7x7 inches (as explained on the board) and then followed the instructions to cut a cupcake wrap. CLICK HERE for an overview video of the tool on the We R YouTube channel.

Before assembling the cupcake wraps and toppers, I added some beautiful foil polka dots with Heidi Swapp toner reactive paint, a stencil, a foam makeup applicator, some foil sheets and my Minc. I love the organic, handmade look of the toner paint. Mixed media fans will love it too! Once I finished "minc-ing" my party decor, I assembled my wraps with Sticky Thumb Double Sided Red Tape.

Birthday Cupcake Toppers and Wraps featuring the DIY Party Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I cut a section of some striped paper straws and attached them to the back of the cupcake toppers so I could insert them in the cupcakes. I love using the paper straws for toppers--they're not only decorative and colorful, but you know they're food safe as well.

Birthday Cupcake Toppers and Wraps featuring the DIY Party Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today! I hope this project has inspired you to get out your favorite crafting tools for your next birthday celebration. Happy crafting friends!

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