Thursday, January 24, 2013

Stylish, Low-Fat Cupcakes to Order!

Here's a few more flowers I made this week with some very pretty cupcake wrappers. You can add the flowers to a card front or use in place of a bow on a package.

I used plain silver and printed black and white wrappers together for this first one. Printed cardstock was used for the handmade charms I made using my Epiphany punch, epoxy hearts and charms. BoatHouse Collection(TM) grosgrain ribbon in Black Granite bows were added to them. This would be a really pretty bow on a wedding or anniversary gift.

For the next project, I added a large flower to the front of a 5" square card. I added Glitter Liner in Gold to the blue and brown wrappers for a little glitz. I used a paper flower for the center also embellished with gold glitter.

For details on this project, including a list of the supplies used, visit our Idea Gallery

The next one is made from different floral wrappers. I trimmed some of the top layers to make the under petals show. Ivory lace and an old painted key accent this floral beauty (more $1 finds at stores:)). The box is our cupcake square box. I love this clear box. It works great for a lot of  projects and gifts.

These flowers are easy to make. Here's a few tips for you that I learned when working with them.

How to make the flowers:
  • To make these flowers, simply layer wrappers that have been slit to create petals.
  • It's best to alternate the wrappers, using the back side for every other one. This helps create fullness since the wrappers bend the opposite way. It also add more "depth" with the color change in petals, too.
  • If all of your wrappers are the same size, trim the top layers to make shorter layers. It will add more fullness and dimension to your flower. 
  • Adhere the layers together. You can adhere each one or use a long-hand stapler and staple in the middle.
  • Add a center piece such as a button, ribbon, rhinestones, pearls, another flower, charm or anything else you can think of.  
A few close-up views to see the dimension...

I hope you enjoyed these beauties. They really are fun to make. Each one can turn out so differently, too. Smiles, Bobbi

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