I was provided product by American Crafts to complete this post, but all ideas and opinions are 100% my own.
If you’ve followed my blog for awhile or follow me currently on Instagram, you know that I’m obsessed with my BFF’s daughter, Stella. Her amazing momma, Andrea, went through a pretty difficult labor with Stella. In fact, Stella didn’t even make her grand entrance into the world until three days after Andrea had been induced. It was a rough time there, but Andrea managed to keep a positive attitude about most things during that time. When they were finally admitted to the hospital for good, she called me and said that she was already starting to plan Stella’s first birthday because it would be her Golden Birthday. Can you see why we make such a good match?!? Since that fateful conversation, the wheels have been turning and I’ve been planning and brainstorming for what her bash would be like.
When American Crafts asked me if I’d like to work with some of their gold and glitter products, I knew it was time to put my plan into action!
Although Stella has another four and a half months until she turns one, it’s never too soon to start crafting! Interested in how to re-create this golden cuteness on your own? Keep reading!
Materials (for all three projects):
- American Crafts Glitter Card Stock, Gold (1 sheet)
- American Crafts Polka Dot Vellum, Gold (1 sheet)
- white cardstock (1 sheet)
- American Crafts Glitter Tape, Gold
- American Crafts Thickers
- Zazz! Glitter Glue, Gold
- 2.25″ round punch
- 2″ scallop punch
- extra large flourish punch
- This to That Double Sided Red Sticky Tape
- This to That Foam Tab Adhesive
- candy sticks
- cardboard letter
- craft and hobby knife
- tacky glue
- embroidery floss
Directions for the round cupcake toppers:
1. Punch circles from the gold card stock and scallop circles from the white card stock.
2. Use the double-sided sticky tape to adhere the two shapes together.
3. Add the gold glitter Thickers as need be to each circle. I used the S for Stella and a 1 for how old she’ll be.
Directions for the flourish cupcake toppers:
1. Punch the gold card stock with the flourish punch.
2. Type and print words that you’d like to have on the toppers. I used the font BlackJack to create mine. No special printables needed here!
3. Cut out the words in a tight rectangle. Add two smaller rectangles on each side and adhere with the double-sided sticky tape. Use the scissors to trim a small triangle from each side to create the banner look. Add a foam tab adhesive to the back to give it some dimension on the topper.
4. Use the Zazz! gold glitter glue to add a few spots of extra sparkle. Let it dry completely.
Can I just pause for a minute and say how much I *adore* this Zazz! stuff? I have never used a glitter glue that was easier to apply and for some crazy reason, I’ve used quite the assortment of glitter glue in my day.
The candy sticks are super easy to attach to your cupcake toppers. Simply squeeze a thin line of tacky glue onto the back of the cupcake circle, press the candy stick in place, and check to make sure it’s lined up correctly with your design on the front. Let it dry fully and they’re ready to go!
To create the banner, I cut a 2″ wide strip of the polka dot vellum and cut the strip into 1.5″ lengths from there. Use scissors to cut small triangles on the end of one side to create the pennant look. Use a small hole punch at the top of each panel to create holes for stringing. I used embroidery floss to string up my banner, but you could also use ribbon or twine.
The glittered letter was the easiest of all the projects. I glued the letter to the back of the glittered card stock with the double-sided sticky tape and cut around the edges with a hobby knife. If any of the paper ripped at all, I used my new best friend, Zazz!, to cover it up and it blended perfectly!
So there you have it! This is just the beginning of Stella’s party prep, but I think we’re off to a good start. What do you think?
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