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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!

Jan

9 comments:

  1. Love it!! Especially the balloon!!

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

    Love the gift bag!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog)

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