Happy 4th of July!
I cannot believe this photo is only a year old. My baby girl has grown sooooo much in this last year. I can feel the baby slipping away into a little girl more and more each day.
At long last:
I'm finally getting around to posting these cupcake wrappers and the promised tutorial. These would make GREAT 4th of July wrappers too...think red liner;).
I made this batch for my son's lacrosse team's end of season party. They are really simple to cut and layer together and they always make a huge splash at a party. The guys even wore the wrappers on their heads after they ate the cupcakes...as crowns. Middle school, I tell ya!
For this project, I used both the Cupcake Wrappers cartridge and the Team Spirit cartridge. I cut my toppers first using the Team Sports cart and then worked on assembling them while the wrappers cut as they kinda take a while. I began the toppers by cutting a lacrosse helmet
To Assemble the Toppers:
Press a toothpick (or skewer if you want a tall topper) into a glue dot
I always do the assembly line thing...
Add some more adhesive around the edges
Stick on the back of the topper. I used helmets on one side and stars on the other, just for fun.
Now, for the cupcake wrappers. I cut 24 wrappers
at 2.25 inches. I also cut the inner layer ( ) as you really do need it for stability as well as for looks.
The wrappers have notches in the sides to assemble them quickly & easily. One end has a notch and the other end has a slit, slip in and DONE! I'm amazed at how well this works, I assumed I might need to supplement with tape but so far I have had terrific results without any tape at all.
Once everything is cut out and notched together, simply nest them into their backing and fill with a cupcake.
TIP: I frost my cupcakes AFTER I slip them into their wrappers. Perhaps I am just messy but I have a terrible time getting them into their fancy wrappers once they are frosted.
It was a great season of lacrosse action and although I didn't document it very well with my camera (too busy chasing the little ones around) I did catch a few shots on the COLDEST day ever:
And here was the nicest day of the year. A beautiful game played at Sunset. Sunset the school and at sunset the time of day.
And last but not least, a couple layouts.
This layout was made using the Cricut cart Team Spirit. Had lots of fun scraping my mat after cutting the lacrosse goal!