Monday, May 11, 2009

Cupcake Tag Templates

Cupcake Gift Tags

Cupcakes are as popular than ever and tonight we're joining the fun at Etsy's Cupcake Craft Night! We'll be there in person and online to share our ideas for cupcake gift tags - see our earlier post for examples.

We had fun mixing favorite papers, felt and other creative materials. One one of our tags we used an actual cupcake wrapper for the base - just cut a small section out and trim the bottom as needed to match the template, then glue. We tried using glue dots, glue sticks, double sided tape and regular Elmer's glue. Depending on your materials some may give you better results.

To give the tag a good weight and visual interest, use a few layers of card stock as a base and a coordinating ribbon for tying on gift packages. We love using fancy edge scissors - scallops are our favorite! On the back, we're using a "to and from" stamp but you could also write in by hand or type up and print from your PC.

Tips and Tools

  • Scissors work great - but a Cricut machine is ever better for cutting perfect circles and scalloped squares.

  • Fiscars paper cutter and fancy edge scissors will help you get straight and interesting edges on your card stock bases.

  • The craft stores also carry great scrap booking punches and tools that can give you perfect flowers, hearts and other details to top off the icing on your cupcake tag.

  • If you don't have patterned paper, try using stamps. Stamps that say "happy birthday" or "congratulations" are also great to personalize the tag for a special event.

  • Don't hesitate to mix materials - felt and paper work great together.

Have fun and if you like share a photo of your cupcake gift tag on our Flickr group Crafty Cupcakes or the Etsy Labs Show and Tell.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dinosaurs, Sharks and Cars!!

Dinosaur Toddler Tee

We're excited to launch our hand appliqued tees and totes for boys! Up first - dinosaurs, sharks and cars! Our cotton t-shirts work in all weather. They looks great layered over a long sleeve shirt and equally adorable their own for warm weather. Of course. if your little girl loves sharks (we have one that does) or dinos we can make these for girls too!
Car Tee

Shark Tee

Dino Tee

Great for little guys who can't get enough dino stuff. This detailed Stegosaurus applique is made with wool blend felt in soft vintage shades of blue and green. All hand cut and stitched.He'll use this great cinch tie back pack to tote his gear just about anywhere. Durable orange nylon is easy to care for and tough enough for everyday use.

Dino Back Pack

Looking for something unique? Email us at with your ideas and we'll customize a shirt or tote just right for your little guy.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cupcake Craft Night at Etsy

Cupcake Gift Tags

We're delighted to be going back to Etsy Labs for another fun Cupcake Craft Night - Monday, May 11! We love paper as much as we love felt - so this year we plan to share our ideas for cupcake gift tags. Attendees can choose from four cupcake templates, lots of fun papers, felt and ribbon to create fun, personalized gift tags.

Have some great supplies of your own? Get out your bits of scrabooking paper, ribbons and other fun supplies you've been saving and join us. We'll be there in person in Brooklyn and online for this fun craft idea. The night is sponsored by Etsy and Cupcakes Take the Cake.

Etsy will also be pulling out their supplies for sewing, drawing, printing, button making, (and more!) for you to make things to your heart's content. Let your mind run wild and create cupcake creations of any kind!

When: Monday, May 11, 5-8pm

Where: Etsy Labs, 325 Gold Street, 2nd floor, Brooklyn, NY

Live Webcast: Join us for a live broadcast and demo from Craft Night online in the Virtual Labs starting at 5pm EDT.

Want to see what craft night is all about? See our pictures from last year's event!