Tutorial: Cupcake Topper by Mandie Pierce!

Hi guys!  I’m going to show you how to make this super cute cupcake topper.  But, you could skip the toothpick & cupcake altogether and make a fun embellishment for a card or layout doing the same thing!

Step One: Gather your supplies:
12×12 pattern paper
Border Punch
Elle’s Studio Handmade Layers Circle Tags (smaller ones)
Elle’s Studio Handmade Layers Birthday Pennants
Glue Dots
Pop Dots
Scoring Board/ Bone Folder

Step Two: Cut 2  1.5″ x 12″ strips of pattern paper

Step Three: Trim the edges with the border punch.

Step Four: Use a scoring board to make creases in between each curve.  If you don’t have a scoring board, simply accordian fold at each curve and flatten with a bone folder. 

Step Five: Accordian Fold Your Pattern Paper  (you can skip this step if you didn’t use the scoring board.)

Step Six: Attach the pattern paper to each other on one end so they make a 1.5″ x 24″ strip.

Step Seven: Fold the paper into a cricle, and glue dot the two ends together…  (this is the difficult part.  If it doesn’t do it the first time, don’t give it up.) 

Step Eight: Use pop dot to adhere a circle on the front and back of the flower.  (I found it holds better this way!)

Step Nine: Crinkle your banner and insert a stick pin.  Attach to your flower.

Step Ten: Use a glue dot or 2 to attach a toothpick to the flower.  Stick in cupcake & enjoy it’s cuteness!  🙂


  1. Marisha says

    I love it! Great Idea ! Soooo yummy !!!

  2. Kim says

    oh SO CUTE!!!

  3. I absolutely adore this!!!! Thanks for the tutorial, and that scoring board…I definitely need one of those! 🙂

  4. Denise says

    Wonderful tutorial, Mandie!

  5. Sandy says

    Nice tutorial thanks, Mandie

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    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [18 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  7. Patty says

    Gahhhhhhh that is amazing!!!

  8. GretaB says

    So cute and fun! I love the pin through the little flag. I’m stealing that idea. 🙂

  9. Tara says

    Love it! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  10. sam says


  11. So Cute! Thanks for the tutorial. Where can I find that border punch???? I have to have it!

  12. Faaaaaabulous tutorial, Mandie. That is so cute. I want to make one!

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