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DIY Paper Rosette Cupcake Tutorial

Cupcakes are a party favorite and the only thing better than a cupcake is a cupcake with a nicely decorated topper!

Ever wondered how the paper fans/rosettes are created that I often use to decorate cupcake toppers?

You can find them in my many styled parties and I’m happy to share with you just how I make these so you can too!

Required Supplies (click on the supplies to buy these items yourself):

Here is a great YouTube video to watch and see the assembly step by step!

Tim Holtz Paper Rosette with the Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot and Paper Rosette Die-Cut

My die-cut is well used!

Cut your patterned papers into strips.  It is best to use 12″ paper strips but you can also use printed patterned papers from the party sets.  The medallion die cut will be just shy of complete so I just use a circular paper punch for the that instead.

Run your die cut through the Big Shot.  Start with the extended spacer on the bottom, then 1 strip cutting pad, then the die-cut face up, then the paper and lastly the 2nd strip cutting pad on top.  Roll the die through the Big Shot. 

Remove the die cut paper rosette and proceed to accordion fold the long scallop piece along the perforated lines.  On one end, dab some hot glue or double sided tape.  

Roll the  paper into a cylinder and glue the two ends of the scallops together.

On a flat surface, gather the flat side of the cylinder tight together while spreading and pushing down on the top to create the rosette.   

Turn your rosette over and glue the medallion to the back side.  You can use double sided tape, but I recommend hot glue to ensure your rosette remains study.

Add a 2″ cupcake topper to the front side of the paper rosette, again using double sided tape or hot glue.   Lastly, add a lollipop stick to the back side of the paper rosette and pop your decorated cupcake topper into your cupcake!

I hope you recreate the paper rosette cupcake topper in your next party!

Here are a few other examples of how I used paper rosettes to decorate!

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As table centerpieces using photos and table confetti

Time Flies cupcake toppers!

Best in show, Our Lil Cowgirl ribbons

Modern Race Car Birthday

Welcome Race Fans! Start your engines and put your car into drive, this Modern Race Car Birthday Party by will make you feel alive!  Fill up on all the incredible party details to make your race party first to the finish line!

The race car obsession is real in my home which is filled with my three little boys! Our youngest has at least one in his hand at any given moment of the day (or night). Plus, he has at least several more tucked into his pockets for later!  Having three boys, I have learned so much about car names and racing stats, everyone has their favourite car brand! Needless to say this party theme as in my thoughts for quite some time!

Details to look for:

  • Checkered Race Flag cake placed high up on the winner’s podium
  • Gear shift cake pops
  • Racing sugar cookies
  • Gas pump juice boxes
  • Ready, Set, Go guest table
  • Cupcakes with custom toppers and wrappers
  • Letter names and pennant flag banners
  • Antifreeze punch placed in glass bottles
  • And so much more!

 

There is a tutorial on how to create the DIY Checked Backdrop on Black Twine, click here.

Full Race Car Printable party package can be purchased here:

Vendors:
Printable Party Package: Tania’s Design Studio
Cake: Sweetness by Lenka Achacoso
Cookies: Cookievonster

Stellar Space Theme Birthday

Three, Two, One…Blast off!  With out of this world treats and an amazing homemade rocket ship photo booth, Amy of A Dazzle Day, created a stellar space birthday party!

Party Highlights to look for:

  • Solar system chandelier
  • Glitter star garlands
  • Homemade rocket ship photo booth
  • Card board rocket ship crafts
  • Fun glitter embellished party printables!

Happy birthday Gavin!

Full party package available in my Etsy shop, here.

Playful Boys Camping Party at Home

It is so much fun to be in the wilderness, huddled around a fire, roasting s’mores and amking memories with friends. For little camper Musa’s third birthday, his party mom created this playful camp out party in the great indoors!  I love all the wooden elements that make you feel like you’re hanging out around the camp fire!

Be sure to spot these great details of this special attraction birthday party event:

  • Living Room Campsite with Teepee and Fire!
  • Large Marquee Letters on the Mantle
  • Campfire Cupcakes
  • S’mores Station with Custom Menu options
  • Hot Chocolate Takeaway Favors
  • and much more!

How amazing is the wood grain cake! The critter cake pops and adorable too!

A simple picture based scavenger hunt can make the game fun for all ages! Thank you for sharing your party pictures, I always love to see how my customers celebrate their happy occasions!

Full party package is available in my Etsy shop, here.

 

Birthday Scavenger Hunt

Another fabulous party from Amy of A Dazzle Day!  Party guests were invited to a scavenger hunt for Gavin’s 10th birthday.  With a fun birthday menu and hard detective work, this party was sure to keep kids happy and busy!

Be sure to spot these great details of this special attraction birthday party event:

  • Thumbprint ‘Scavenger Hunt’ signage
  • S’more cupcakes
  • Perfect mini sliders for little fingers
  • Kraft paper gable favor boxes filled with great detective gear!

The full Scavenger Hunt party package is available in my Etsy shop:

click here or the listing below

Happy celebrating!

Tania

Lights, Camera, Birthday!

Amy of A Dazzle Day is here to share a show stopper birthday so roll out the red carpet and prepare yourself for a fabulous birthday premiere!

Be sure to spot these great details of this special attraction birthday party event:

  • Concession stand filled with popcorn, hot dogs and cotton candy
  • Star studded cupcakes
  • Old Hollywood red curtains and marquee birthday banners
  • Movie reel water bottle labels

And MORE!

Interested in a creating a movie party for your kiddo, here is the full printable party package to get you started for so ‘reel’ fun!

Click Here or on the listing image below.

Happy celebrating!

Tania

Tania’s Design Studio

Dreamy Unicorn Magic Birthday Party

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This simply dreamy unicorn themed party was styled my Amy of A Dazzle Day! Amy asked for a whimsical, magical party package that would have all of Mia’s party guests prancing and leaping with joy!  This perfectly pastel color palette with the accents of navy and gold make this a unique color combo in the ever so popular rainbow unicorn party scene.

Be sure to spot these precious details of this magical birthday party event:

  • DIY unicorn headbands adorned with felt flowers
  • Waffle cones turned chocolate dipped unicorn horns
  • DIY felt clouds with streaming pastel ribbons
  • My Little Pony pinata turned unicorn
  • Adorable paper roll unicorn craft
  • Pink fur and boa seating for each honored guest
  • Beautifully patterned and scalloped plates

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Full party package available in shop, click here!

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How to Make a Party Hat

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Every birthday child needs the don the special celebratory attire of the ‘birthday hat!’

Every party package that I create includes various party hat designs that are ready for just this job!  So to make the process of assembling one of these easier, today I am sharing a step by step guide.  And if that is not help enough, I am also providing a free printable party hat of this particularly cute striped navy and white design!

To make this party hat, you will need the following…

  1. Party Hat Printable
  2. Pair of Sharp Scissors
  3. Scotch Tape/Hot Glue
  4. Ribbon
  5. Embellishments (optional)

Start of with printing you party hat on heavy white card stock (I would recommend 65lb card stock).  Using the guidelines, cut out the hat with scissors.

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Once you have the party hat cut out, roll the paper into a cone shape with the dotted line side under the finished edge.

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Once you’ve rolled the hat into the cone shape, tape/hot glue in place.  I used scotch tape which can look a bit of a mess, so the other option is to use a the hot glue gun for a cleaner look.  Whatever you choose, this is the back side of the hat and so…what you don’t see is no big deal :)

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Next, choose a coordinating ribbon and trim two pieces to the lengths you need to tie a nice bow once on the birthday child.  Tape or Staple the ribbon to the inside of the hat and keep in mind where is the front.

I decided to make this hat from my son’s first birthday cake smash so I added a shimmer jigsaw chipboard number “1” which is made by MakingMemories (available in most scrapbooking /craft stores).  It is really up to you with how you want to embellish the hat; a pom pom on top, some fringe on the bottom.  So many ways to personalize and make it your own!

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Just for a daily dose of cuteness, my littlest one in his cake smash mess!

Please use this free party hat to create something lovely for your little one.  Download your hat by clicking on the ‘Tania’s Design Studio – Party Hat’ link below!

Tania’s Design Studio – Party Hat

xo

Tania

Tania’s Design Studio

Army Soldier Birthday Party

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Atten-HUT!  Left, Left, Left, Right Left!  Forward & march on up to see the many cool details of this Army Soldier Birthday Party.  Sargent Luka turned 9 and wanted a Boot Camp Style celebration with a compulsory Nerf gun fight.   With camo bandanas, some camo-cake, and a great drill sergeant, this party was a success…Mission Accomplished!

Party Highlights to look out for:

– Camouflage cake [inside & out] topped with a mini bunting and a soldier
– Dog tag favors for each Private and Badges of Honor DIY
– Army barracks tent dessert table backdrop

– Top Secret Draft Notice Invitation
– Obstacle course, Tug o War and Sniper training activities

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Army trail mix! Mixture of pretzels, yogurt covered raisins, goldfish, and mint Aero bites.

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Each Private invited, had a TOP SECRET Mission sealed and ready for after their enlistment.

The Mess Hall was a buzz with important work ahead!

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Simple games and activities kept the soldiers calm before deployment!

These DIY paper roll binoculars were fun to make and doubled as a party favor.

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Favor bags were stuffed with MRE [Meals Ready to Eat]!

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Luka and I were excited to find this ammo crate at the Army surplus and it definitely served its time in a combat zone!

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Camouflage cupcakes!  Not only were these frosted with camo icing, I made the cake batter camo too!

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This Band of Brothers had an amazing time!

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Once the Privates completed their Mission they were awarded their Medal of Honor!

Using store bought favor medals I re imagined them as pin on medals, a little cutting, folding, glue and a pin, they were ready for the troops!

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Happy Birthday Soldier!

Hope you enjoy all your birthdays like you did this one!

Full party package is available in my Etsy shop here.

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Let’s Flamingle! A Tropical Flamingo Birthday

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Let’s Flamingle! A tropical flamingo party full of vibrant color, sweet treats and and good drinks made for a memorable 7th birthday bash!  This fun party is full of great, budget-friendly ideas that can be used in all kinds of parties!

Party Highlights:

  • Pineapple pudding cups
  • Paper rosette dessert table backdrop
  • White petal cake topped with flamingo’s
  • Adorable flamingo invitation and stationery
  • Tissue pineapple decorations
  • Fun flamingo hand print paint activity

This fabulous flamingo party was featured on Kara’s Party Ideas, here!

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Pineapple pudding with hand made chocolate greenery!

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How about setting up a little self serve mini bar where guests can come and choose their tropical refreshments and sample all the yummy cocktails, kid approved and some special reserve mommy and daddy approved!IMG_0144IMG_0180 IMG_0153IMG_0184 IMG_0181IMG_0207IMG_0208

He’ll have some of what mommy’s having!

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Finger painting is always a hit for the kiddos. This simple craft was a great favor to take home too!

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The full party package is available here…

https://www.etsy.com/listing/240432836/

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For your next little one’s birthday choose this cute theme and Let’s Flamingle!

xo

Happy celebrating!

Tania