Video:How to Make a Cupcake Birthday Invitewith Aubrey Franchell
Want to learn how to make a cupcake birthday invite? Here, see step-by-step instructions for making a cupcake birthday invite at home.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make a Cupcake Birthday Invite
For the first technique, I am going to make my own, reusable cupcake stencil.
Supplies for a Cupcake Birthday Invite
For this project, you’ll need:
- A cutting board
- A piece of acetate or stiff plastic
- A drawing or printout of the cupcake design a few pieces of paper or card stock for the invitation
- a pencil
- A few pieces of low-tack
- construction paper
Instructions for Making a Cupcake Birthday Invite
To begin, I’m going to draw a cupcake design for my card freehand. If you aren’t comfortable drawing your own design, you can go to FamilyCrafts.About.com and print a cupcake clipart image to use for your stencil. Once you have either drawn or printed your cupcake image, place the acetate on the cutting board. Now place the design front facing downward on top of the acetate.
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Secure the edges of your design to the acetate with a few pieces tape. You don’t want the acetate to move while you are cutting out the image. Make sure the cupcake doesn’t extend all the way to the edges of your sheet of acetate, you want to make sure that there is enough acetate around the border of your design so that you won’t accidentally tear your stencil. You are ready to start cutting. Make sure the blade on your craft knife is sharp, a blunt blade is less safe and can make the task of cutting clean lines more difficult.
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Start cutting the straightest and longest line of your design. Press down firmly enough to ensure you only need to cut each line once. You can hold the acetate down with your free hand to ensure the acetate doesn’t slip just be sure to keep your finger well out of the way of the blade. Keep turning the design as you work so you are always cutting at an easy angle. When you finish cutting out the cupcake, clean up any jagged edges. Your stencil is now ready to use. Line up the stencil on the appropriate colored sheet of construction paper for the bottom of the cupcake. Trace the design.
Now repeat this process for the frosting top. Now repeat for the cherry. You can trace the stencil multiple times on the same piece of construction paper to save time and create multiple cards at the same time. Now cut out each piece of the cupcake.Prepare a sheet of paper to be used as the card. Fold it in half once for a larger card. Fold it in half again for a smaller card. Now set it aside while you prepare the cupcake designs. Place a sheet of wax paper down to keep your work surface clean. Line up the cupcake pieces so you can glue them all at once, saving yourself time. Dot the back of each piece with glue. Glue each piece. Now assemble the cupcake on the card.
Place the cupcake bottom down first. Now place the frosting top over the bottom piece. Finally add the cherry on top. Allow the card to sit until it fully dries. You can also use the stencil to draw the cupcake on the card and then color with crayons, paint, or markers. You can reuse this stencil for each invitation.Before you finish, don’t forget to include all of the party invitation details on the inside of your card. Include the date, time, location, and RSVP contact information. Thank you for watching.
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