Used Cricut To Make Cupcake Wrapper

Baking By Jenn2179 Updated 27 Aug 2010 , 5:05pm by SweetDreamsBoutique

Jenn2179 Posted 5 May 2010 , 11:38pm
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So I used a sketch from cakelady247 (thanks) and an outline of a cupcake wrapper and using a little photoshop magic, inkscape, and SCAL I cut this cupcake wrapper using my cricut and some card stock. I think it turned out super cute and it was just a quick edit.

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tarheelgirl Posted 5 May 2010 , 11:54pm
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WOW! Beautiful! thumbs_up.gif

MariaK38 Posted 5 May 2010 , 11:54pm
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wow, that's pretty! I was thinking about this very thing over the weekend! I thought you had to have a shape on one of the cartridges... sounds like you made your own and then cut it. I had no idea you could do that! You've got my brain thinking...


tripleD Posted 5 May 2010 , 11:55pm
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Beautiful. I love the cricut

Boop62054 Posted 6 May 2010 , 12:23pm
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O.K., that is really, if I hook up my cricut and use your link, I'd be able to create that as well, is that right? Maybe I have to put it in my cricut design studio first? Thanks for sharing.

all4cake Posted 6 May 2010 , 12:47pm
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That is beautiful!

Omicake Posted 6 May 2010 , 1:03pm
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Jenn, you make it sound so easy, but I'm no computer savvy and after reading the different programs you used I realized you must be good handling all that software. Have to admit that I don't know a thing about Cricut, am expecting to receive mine this month.
Love your wrapper!

jojo0676 Posted 6 May 2010 , 1:22pm
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I am excited to make cupcake wrappers with my Cricut. Would you mind sharing your file?

rltmeng Posted 6 May 2010 , 1:27pm
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Very pretty Jenn, any chance you would share the scal file? I would love to have that design. I have tried to make cupcake holders but I'm just not very talented when it comes to working with inkscape and scal. icon_cry.gif

Thanks, Lisa

victoria7310 Posted 6 May 2010 , 2:23pm
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psurrette Posted 6 May 2010 , 2:30pm
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yeah I dont get the whole other programs. please explain

forthwife Posted 6 May 2010 , 2:39pm
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I am a photoshop failure. I am not capable of making such an amazing thing. If you want to share you file, you'd be my hero!

raquel1 Posted 6 May 2010 , 3:46pm
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Well this has me re thinking about getting a laser cutting machine. I still don't want to spend the money on a cricut expressions but maybe a personal size (under $100.00) would do the trick for me. I'm headed to Linda McClure's website to see what she recommends. Thanks for the great inspiration! icon_biggrin.gif Your wraper is breathtaking!

momto3frogsand1princess Posted 11 May 2010 , 9:11pm
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If you have a Cricut Machine you are half way there. What you need is a program you can purchase and download right on line. It's call Sure Cuts A Lot 2 or SCAL. You can do a google search for a coupon code also. So you can save a little money. Then you download the svg for the wrapper you want, open it with SCAL, hook up ur cricut via USB cord and cut them out. I make my own wrappers myself and have lots of designs already downloaded for wrappers. I did a search for them on google and got plenty of hits for free svg's which is what they are called. If you look at these pics the 2nd 1 shows my wrappers I made recently.

I made 35 wrappers for a grand total of $3 which is what I paid for the scrapbook paper I used for them. So if you've ever bought wrappers you know what a saving that is. Hope this helps! Cristie

Jenn2179 Posted 12 May 2010 , 2:22am
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Send me an email and I can send you the file. It took a little time to understand how the programs work but once you figure it out there is so much you can do. SCAL has a ton to video tutorials that are very well done and helpful. I just got SCAL2 and haven't really used it yet but they made a bunch of improvements on it so I am looking forward to using it. I don't really do much at all with inkscape because I am better at using Paintshop Pro Phot X2.

csverak Posted 12 May 2010 , 7:36pm
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I have SCAL and never made a cupcake wrapper...
in your instructions... you stated to upload the svg to SCAL... what is that?
How do I create a wrapper and print to my cricut from SCAL for this wrapper?
Help, I have my son's bday party in a month!


momto3frogsand1princess Posted 12 May 2010 , 8:57pm
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If you have SCAL and the cricut then all you need to do is search Google for "Free SVG Cupcake Wrapper". You will get plenty of files (svg's) to choose from. You need to download the 1's that you want. They will be in a zip folder. You need to right click on the file then click "open with" and click SCAL. It will then open in your Scal Program. You can then size it they way you want. Then cut it out on your cricut. I test a few till I get the right fit for my cupcakes. Hope this helps as I am still just learning SCAL myself. I figured it out through tuturials and trial and error, lol. Cristie

csverak Posted 13 May 2010 , 1:22am
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Thanks so much! =)

Ren Posted 14 May 2010 , 2:02pm
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I just got my first Cricut and it's the Cricut Cake Model. I have had so much fun playing with it. I used the Cake Basics cartridge and cut out a doily. Then I just folded it in half, and cut the hole out of the center. It was super cute! THat's for those of you that don't have the SCAL. I am looking forward to purchasing that but I wanted to get familiar with my cricut first! Its not a very good picture but it worked great!

KayMc Posted 19 May 2010 , 12:32am
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These are awesome! YOu don't have this in an svg file, do you? It's simply stunning!!!

esq1031 Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 12:18pm
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Is regular scrapbooking "paper" sturdy enough to make the wrappers or are you all using a heavier cardstock? My sister's baby shower is coming up soon and I planned on making some of these wrappers for the cupcakes I'm baking for her, but it seems like the scrapbooking paper has more designs than the cardstock. Where are you all purchasing your paper???

Thanks for your help!

SweetDreamsBoutique Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 5:05pm
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I do a LOT of cupcake wrappers on my cricut. There are carts that have them on there. Walmart exclusively carries a cupcake wrapper cart, and some like I think elmo has one.

I quit buying carts a while back and purchased SCAL 2. You can download svg files from the internet. I only use free ones.

Here is an AWESOME site. Judy's wrappers are really good.

There are also tutorials on using inkscape to take jpg files and convert them into svg (which it what you need for scal). I do not have the design studio software and don't feel I need to with the ability to use inkscape and scal.

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