THE January issue of the Craft Stamper Magazine is out on sale today, see the site for their wonderful free vintage download!
This is a very special issue for me... if you look closely you will see that I designed the cover stamp. WOoo HOoo!!! Thank you Katy for this opportunity, I also have a colouring article using Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
So I thought I would put together a tutorial on the little cupcakes, with cupcake topper featured in the magazine.. you see, I can't resist a little tea party so I went to town with invites, tea bag treats and thank you card which you'll find on page 6 of the magazine tee hee!
I started with two sizes of ribbon reel, can't beat a bit of recycling...
Then cut the circle you just drew, this will give the tapper on the case.
Taking some trim about twice the size of the reel start to sew the top edge with running stitch using elastic thread.
Tie off with a knot so you have a gathered frill for around the largest reel.
Take a pretty paper doily cut a circle from the centre and cut to form a cone.
Then tape I've used Tim's tissue tape it won't be seen under the outer case.
Then with a little more tape LOL secure the doily on the smallest reel, this is the base.
Measure the height of the two reels and cut a strip of patterned paper. Score every half cm scoring every other on the back to create mountain and valley folds.
Secure with strong tape.
Adhere scored outer case to the doily case, I've used my ancient hot glue gun.
Time for the cupcake top... cut a polystyrene ball in half
Cut some cream felt.
Sew with a running stitch again using elastic thread to create a cover for the poly ball.
Next adhere frilly trim to the felt covered poly ball.
For the icing topping I've used some crepe paper...
Twist it into a swirl, twisting it around a pencil to start helps.
You will want to use a cocktail stick at this point to show the position the topper with be. Adhere your crepe topping onto felt cake top.
The icing is made from acrylic paint, I've mixed in a little pink from my pink dabber you might add a little water depending on the consistency you would like.
Then simply pour the paint icing over the top.
While the paint is still wet sprinkle on some glass glitter or sparkle of your choice and leave the cake to dry.
Then, it's a simple case of creating a topper using teacup stamp and adding a little ribbon, flower and bead!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial I realise there are lots of awesome cupcake tutorials out there! AND... Before you head off I have a little Blog Candy (about time hey?) to say thank you to you, for all the wonderful support and enjoyment this craft gives!!!
So first off is a copy of magazine with a pad of pink paislee papers and a few extras so you can make your own cupcake! and...
Two amazing JustRite stamps sets!
So if you would love to leave a comment for a chance to win it's open to everyone! A winner will be randomly picked on the 17th December!!! Good Luck and thank you for stopping by.
Have a wonderfully Creative Day
BiG HuGs Kim :)
Such a fab post....great stamp, I look forward to using!!! Also thank you so much for the fab tutorial its just brill, and thank you for the chance to win such lovely goodies!!!! Hugs Juls
ohmygoodness ... this little cupcake looks good enough to eat! Thanks so much for the tutorial!! I'm a visual kind of gal so I always appreciate seeing how things are done. Thanks for sharing with us! and CONGRATS on your cover stamp - WOW!!!
WOW congrats on your front page status in the Stamper, great news and what a brilliant cup cake. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to share your good fortune with this lovely candy, very generous :0) xx
Great tutorial, I'm definately going to give this one a try. Thanks for the chance to win such great candy.
Kim I've linked you up from CS blog - hope that's OK? Thanks for doing this fab tutorial and thanks for designing a brilliant stamp for us :)
Your cupcake looks so good it made my mouth water...yummy! I really like your teacup stamp, very cute!
What a great tutorial!Thanks~
It is a beautiful cupcake, yummy!!
I feel a little hungry now,lol!
Thanks for the chance to win the sweet candy.
It looks good enough to eat. What a lovely tutorial and project. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day. Angela
Wow that is absolutely gorgeous, thank you for sharing and showing the items steps by steps!
waw i d love to use it and make a pinky cupcake =)
thanks for sahring it
have agreat day
OMG what afabulous cupcake. I've never seen something so cute. Thanks for the lovely candy. Hugs Marja
Oh what fun - I've never tried to make a papercraft cupcake - looks like a great thing to do. Thanks for this and the candy.
Brilliant tutorial and a brilliant stamp in the mag. I hope you like what I did with it. Its on my blog a few posts down. Annette x
What a great tutorial! That cupcake looks so pretty & shabby chic! Congrats on your article! And thanks for the chance to win a fab candy!
Your stamp design on this month's craft stamper is so useable. I'm looking forward to trying it out. Great demo too, cake is almost real. Great to have a chance to win such lovely blog candy.
Lynne in Spain
Fab tutorial, would love to be in with a chance of winning!!! Anika xx
oh wow congrats on your cover stamp this is so exciting for you and wow wow wow this cupcake looks so real so clever i would love to make one of these and thankyou so much for the chance of winning this awesome candy
Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [04 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria
You always make everything look so easy kim! great tutorial and the stamp looks fab xxx
What a fantastic tutorial, love to try this out. it looks totally great!
Truly wonderful tutorial. Just love anything 'cupcake' Just love your free stamp in the Jan. issue. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
I just love that gorgeous cupcake. It looks good enough to eat!
Congratulations on your cover stamp and article, Kim! Your work is just FANTASTIC! Thanks for giving us the opportunity of winning such fantastic blog candy! You're too kind. :D
Wow! What a great tutorial... the resulting cupcake is the cutest!! Congrats on being the 'cover girl' on this issue.
Congratulations on your work in my fave craft magazine. Love your cupcake tutorial and thanks for your generosity with this amazing giveaway.
Fantastic tutorial, the cupcake looks too good to eat !! lol. I am in the process of making one and thanks for a chance to win some candy too !
Love the stamp in CS! What are the alphabet stamps used for the thank you card in the mag? Can't find alphabet stamps that small anywhere!
Hi Kim! What a fantastic tutorial! The cupcake is so adorable and I love the teacup topper. Keep up the amazing work =)
that was a good thing paperbabe.blogspot.com
Hi Kim wow fab tutorial!!! this is my first vist to your blog and wow it won't be the last so much to look at and be inspired by. thanks for the chance to win your lovely candy I have put a link and picture on my blog for you keep up the great work hugs from Lisa
love it Kim!!! great job as always. Also I need to win because I cant get this magazine in Oregon :) If anyone knows where please let me know
Great tutorial! I've just stumbled over your blog after deciding to take the plunge into stamping. Can't wait to try this one out!
What a scrumtious cupcake - great tutorial. Thanks for a chance to win your yummy candy
Aw Kim, i'm so chuffed for you with the stamp and all.. still not got my copy but am off into town tomorrow so fingers crossed.
Love the cupcake and would love a chance to win the goodies, Thanks hun, you're always an inspiration x
Wow Kim, what a fabulous stamp! I put the magazine on my Xmas wishlist because I thought the stamp was so cute.. didn't know you had designed it though! :)
Yey i got my copy today! LOVE the stamp it is awesome! and your samples were out of this world. Fantastic tutorial too.
love tasha xx
Oh wow, this is such a brilliant idea and a gorgeous creation Kim! Great tutorial! Have a lovely Christmas! :) Love, Georgia xx
The teacup and saucer is a charming stamp and I am sure will come in very useful during 2011! Love your tutorial and would love to win the blog candy. Many thanks for giving this opportunity. Best wishes for a marvellous Christmas.
Wow! I've never seen a cupcake like how you have done yours. I Love it!
I love the cup stamp, Thank You for designing it. It will work wonderful on cards to send to friends who I havnt seen for years, to suggest meeting up for coffee and cake.
oh wow! This is GORGEOUS Kim! Thanks for the lovely tutorial!!
(hugs) Hope you are all well!!
LOve the result! The sweetiest gift for Christmas!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful tutorial.
Fabulous cupcake and really easy instructions. Thanks Kim!
Awesome work in the new CS Kim! Love the stamp you designed and fabby tutorial!!
I love your teacup stamp and have used it to make a Valentines card for my DH, which you can see here.http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/233234-jockscrap/1698075-tea-for-two-valentines-day-card/
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