Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Seahorse Cupcake Wrappers & A Big Cricut Explore Air 2 Bundle Giveaway!

These adorable seahorse cupcake wrappers can be cut in any color with your Cricut cutting machine.

I am linking up with some of my crafty Canadian blogging friends today to share our most recent projects made with the Cricut. Many thanks to Ariel from PMQ for Two for hosting and also hooking us up with a special Cricut giveaway. (Enter to win your own shiny new beautiful Cricut cutting machine and a whole bunch of other amazing things below!)

My daughter and I were browsing the latest designs in the Cricut Design Space™ and her eyes lit up when she saw the lovely seahorse cupcake wrappers. Like me, my daughter enjoys baking. Cupcakes are one of her specialties. On the day we made these cardstock cupcake wrappers, however, we were light on time, so we bought cupcakes at the store. I'm actually happy we did, because I think this scenario better illustrates how you can buy simple cupcakes at the grocery store and whip together a few of these wrappers to make them look special. (Maybe you can even pass them off as homemade? I won't judge.) I want to show you just how we made the seahorse cupcake wrappers in case you would like to make them yourself.



The Cricut Design Space was updated recently and I really like the way it looks and functions. As always, you are not obligated in any way to completely follow the project specs in any given project in Design Space. Feel free to change the size of the cut image or modify the shape or change the suggested colours, as I did in this case. For these cupcake wrappers, you can select cardstock colours to suit your party's colour scheme or simply your mood. We went with dark pink and light pink cardstock rather than the teals suggested in the project.


One of the best features of the new Design Space is the search function. Whereas before you could only browse through various categories, now you can search for a specific keyword. For the seahorse cupcake wrappers, enter "summer soirees cupcake wrappers" in the search bar on the upper right.


In addition to the cupcake wrappers, you'll find coordinating projects, like the adorable seahorse banner.


When you click on the project, it will show you the materials needed. The seahorse cupcake wrappers are not complicated. Basically you need your Cricut, one or two cutting mats, two or more colours of cardstock and some basic tools. Click "Make It" (lower right) to make the project as is, or "Customize" to change the size or any other feature you wish.

Materials Needed for Our Pink Seahorse Cupcake Wrappers:







I selected "Customize" because I wanted to cut just one cupcake wrapper first to test out the size for our cupcakes.


I selected the extra cupcake wrapper images and used the X in the upper left corner of each to delete them.


I didn't bother to change the colours of the cardstock in Design Space but you could certainly do that if you wanted, just for the visuals. Once I had just one cut (two layers) left, I selected "Make It."


Although I am a Cricut Access member, with access to great fonts and images, this particular project does require purchasing the image for the cupcake wrapper. I purchased it for a whopping 89 cents with my Access discount and then we were off to the races.


I adjusted the machine dial to cardstock, adhered the first (lighter pink) cardstock to the cutting mat and my Cricut started its magical cutting routine.


The Cricut alerted me when it was time to remove the first mat and load the second mat with the darker pink cardstock. Once my images were cut, I needed only to remove them from the mats using the weeding tool and remove excess cardstock from the mat with the scraper.


I then glued the two cut layers together with a glue stick. The cut design even includes a slit in one end of the wrapper so that you can tuck the other end in it to keep the wrapper in place. It turns out the sizing of the cardstock cupcake wrapper was perfect for our store-bought cupcakes. So I went back to the original design and cut several more.


I cut some with the dark pink cardstock in front and some with the light pink cardstock in front, like this one above.


These cupcake wrappers are super cute and made our purchased cupcakes much more festive and fun for summer. Obviously they would also be great in teal for a beachy theme.


Want to make it? Pin it for later:


These adorable seahorse cupcake wrappers can be cut in any color with your Cricut cutting machine.

I really would love to make the seahorse banner as well, but I think my family would call for a garland/banner intervention!

Does this look like a project that would be fun to make for your family? Do you like to bake or would you be inclined to dress up some store-bought sweets?


Be sure to check out the other Cricut crafting project ideas from my Canadian blogging peeps:

PMQ for two // Hello Creative Family // Lemon Thistle // BrooklynBerry Designs // Woman In Real Life // The Learner Observer // Love Create Celebrate





Enter to win an amazing Cricut Explore Air 2 bundle including:


  • Cricut Explore Air 2 (mint)
  • Cricut deep cut blade with housing
  • Cricut Color Candy Shop pen set
  • Cricut tools basic set
  • Cricut cutting mat 12x12 variety 3-pack
  • Cricut window cling 12x48 (black)

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26 comments:

  1. I would make scrapbooks, and I would make the cards and decorations for my niece's upcoming birthday party!

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  2. Oh wow, those wrappers are the cutest!! If I was lucky enough to win, I'd probably make collage elements and stickers for all my art journals and planner!

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  3. These are super cute! I may need to do a Under The Sea party for my birthday this year and these will def be a part of it!

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    1. Thanks Ariel! Your party theme sounds like fun. :)

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  4. I am a first-year teacher who loves to craft. I would use this awesome machine not only to help make my classroom an awesome place to be but also to make crafts at home too! This project would be great for themed classroom parties!!

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    1. Hi Megan, Yes, the Cricut is so great for teachers!

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  5. Joann these are SO LOVELY! How pretty would they be for a mermaid themed birthday party! One of the first projects I made on my Cricut was cupcake wrappers, but I haven't had an opportunity to make them again. Thank you for the reminder! Pinning this project to come back to later. <3

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    1. Thanks so much Crystal! I'm happy you like the cupcake wrappers. You definitely should make some again. I'm planning to look for some other themes too. :)

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  6. Awesome idea!
    Diana at pinklady620@gmail.com

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  7. These are SO cute!! I LOVE them! Cupcake wrappers make every party better :)

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    1. Thanks so much Lindi! I don't know if I'll be able to make cupcakes without making wrappers from now on... ;)

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  8. My daughter and I are into scrapbooking. I would use it to make some lovely themed scrapbooks!
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  9. I would use this for decorations and wall decor.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  10. My grandson loves cupcakes, so I would make fancy wrappers for cupcakes for all of our family parties. I would also make decorations for his bedroom and we could make themed crafts together.

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  11. I want to redo my pantry with glass jars and vinyl labels. That is the first project I would tackle.

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  12. Would be so useful is helping me prep for my kiddos upcoming birthday!! I'd love to create some decorations!

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  13. I would use it for getting my pantry organized and fun seasonal projects.

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  14. I'd customize everything...we have tons of water bottles and I'd make sure everyone had their own, I have a coffee cup at work that some asshat has been using....my name in huge letters...also, t-shirts!! yes, I love my t-shirts but if I can customize them, I'll have some with my pets on them too...but the work coffee cup is number one on the list (just plain grosses me out)

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  15. I would use it for my scrapbooking and I also like to make homemade greeting cards. :) :)

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  16. I would use it to make cards for all occasions and for my scrapbooking crafts.

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  17. I would make scrapbooks for my entire family.

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  18. I would use it for scrapbooking.

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  19. Those are so lovely! Unique party decorations are hard to come by these days, especially if you live in a smaller town! How much fun this would be to make them yourself!

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  20. I would use it to make cucake wrappers and for scrap booking

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  21. I've wanted one of these for so long! I would certainly start with making t-shirts with the vinyl and never stop with various projects!

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