I have always enjoyed being crafty. I remember getting really excited about stickers and fun stationary when I was little. Well its good to know that some things in life never change!

I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. My love of crafting has branched out to include DIY, projects, gardening, baking, and canning. I hope to share my projects here.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Elmo Cupcake toppers and Gift bag.

Hi All! Today's projects are for my niece's birthday party tomorrow. I made some little Elmo cupcake toppers as well as a personalized gift bag for her.

Here are the toppers:

I made 24 toppers, six of each design. They are all cut from Sesame Street Friends at 2.25" using smooth card stock from my stash. I also cut an extra blackout layer for the reverse side.
I cut a bamboo skewer into thirds and sandwiched it between the layered Elmo and the blackout layer, using a glue dot for the skewer and then pop-dots to keep the layers level.

Here is the gift bag:

I cut a large Elmo from Sesame Street Friends. He was cut this time at 11.29". All the other cuts were from Birthday Bash. The Balloons were cut at 7.06". I cut the Happy Happy Birthday twice, once in blue and once in green. I then trimmed off the part of the green that I didn't want ans adhered it to the top of the blue. It was cut at 11.0" The letters and corresponding shadow layers were all cut a t 1.5"
Here is the gift tag:
Earlier this year we bought Savannah an Elmo balloon that just had his face on it. I used that as inspiration for the gift tag. I cut the same large Elmo that I used on the bag a second time and just trimmed around the eyes, nose and mouth to get the cuts I wanted. I tied a narrow black ribbon to the tail.
I had cut the Happy Birthday for the gift bag originally at 6.06" and decided that it was not large enough for the bag, so I decided to use it on the reverse side of the tag.

Another reason why I LOVE my Gypsy:
I like to squeeze as much onto a sheet as possible. I cut the large Elmo, all the letters, as well as 20 of the 24 Elmo toppers on one sheet of 12x12 paper. I can save SO much more paper that way rather than using the paper saver button or the auto fill buttons.

Thanks for visiting today.
Have a Great and Crafty Day!



  1. Love it!! Especially the balloon!!

  2. Wow! That's a lot on one sheet!

    Love the gift bag!!

  3. Very cute! Love the balloon tag. You sure did cut a lot out of one sheet of cardstock!

  4. WOW! That's a lot of work and ohhh so cute! your niece is gonna love it! :o)

  5. Very cute!!! She will love them!

  6. Those cupcake toppers are so cute! My kids are too "old" for that type of stuff. LOL.

  7. Wow love the cupcake toppers. You did a wonderful job.

  8. Fantastic!!!! I love that balloon gift tag! Your Elmo picks are fantastic -- what a labor of love!

    Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog)