The Cupcake Box Template Tutorial

This tutorial, from 2009, features a template that has since been updated and released! I made the top “fluffier!”  I love the new look and I think you will, too!  Go check out my new tutorial and enjoy the eye candy!

Originally released as a thank you for the participants of an online charity event, this template was created with the knowledge that most of the crafters using it would be unfamiliar with digital programs like Photoshop.

You’ll notice that your template contains a lot of different files for a lot of different programs. Most of you are traditional scrappers/papercrafters, so you’ll probably be the most familiar with the PDF “lines only” version of the template. You can ignore the rest for now, but keep them, just in case you ever decide to venture on over to the hybrid scrapbooking world! (I will address hybrid scrapbooking at the bottom of this post!)

Let’s get started on that tutorial, shall we?

Step 1: Choose your paper and print the templates. I chose two-sided Key To My Heart B&T paper by Close To My Heart. If your printer prints borderless, then make sure you choose your borderless option. If your printer doesn’t print borderless, you might need to print at 95% or so. It’s a good idea to print a test run, just to make sure!

Step 2: Cut on the solid lines and score on the dashed lines.

Step 3: Fold on all scored lines. Fold one hexagon to the inside, and fold one to the outside.

Step 4: Apply adhesive to the tab and attach to the inside of the template. Your cupcake is taking shape!

Step 5: Apply adhesive to the bottom hexagon. Remember, one of the hexagons is on the inside of the cupcake. When you close the bottom, you will sandwich the tabs between the two hexagons, creating a stronger cupcake bottom.

Step 6: Assemble the top by folding the plain frosting tabs to the inside first.

Then, fold the “cherry” tops in, hooking the cherry pieces together as shown.

Step 7: Assemble the “wrapper” the same way you assembled the “cake”. If you are using the digital files, you can skip this step, or go ahead and try it for some added dimension!

Now, decorate your adorable little cupcake!

I’ll show you what I did:

(Everything by CTMH except for the lace and the flower, by Prima!)

(Digital papers and elements by Libby Weifenbach (SOA Freebie!), rhinestone by CTMH)

If you would like to try your hand at hybrid scrapbooking (the mix of digital and traditional), and you have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, then check out this blog post at The Hybrid Chick to see how to add digital papers to your template! (I wrote that tutorial with newbies in mind!!) While you are there, take a look around. There are a lot of wonderful, informative articles and inspirational projects. Many of them are step-by-step tutorials with new-to-hybrid scrappers in mind!

If you get super-excited about digital scrapbooking, I’d like to suggest to you. Jessica is an amazing teacher, and you will learn more in one class with her than you will in a whole year trying it on your own! She has some great free classes available right now, so go check them out!

And, if you liked my template, there are plenty more where that came from! Go check out my store at The Digital Press, and be sure to use the coupon that was included in your SOA download! I release new products on Thursdays, and I usually put at least one product on sale for $2 Tuesdays! Subscribe to my brand new newsletter for updates on new releases, sales and special offers just for subscribers!

Don’t forget to participate in the Cupcake Challenge going on this week at Stampin’ Out Alheimer’s! I can’t wait to see what you create!

(Digital papers by Dianne Rigdon, flower by Prima, ribbon and sassy strands by Close To My Heart)

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