Graduation Cupcake Wrappers Revisited

In addition to making name tags and announcement/invitation cards for my friend’s son’s graduation party, I decided they needed some special cupcake wrappers.  I started with the four cupcake wrappers that have been available for download since I designed them in 2009.  The first thing I did was to update the closure on all of the wrappers.  I like the hook and slot closure much better than the winged tab and slot version.  The hook and slot is so much easier to put together and can be easily ‘unhooked’ if some one wants to keep the cupcake wrapper.  I then updated the date in the #2 (in the picture below) wrappers to 2012 instead of 2009. 

I had been requested to create wrappers that people could cut from pretty paper – that didn’t have any detail in the main part of the wrappers but looked like wrappers #1 and #4.  Unfortuntely, if you cut those files from light colored patterned papers it is sometimes difficult to read the wording on the top edge of the wrapper.  My solution was to modify the wrapper by removing all of the wording on the top edge and to make it just a bit larger.  Then it became a sleeve which fit on the bottom part of the wrapper but the words are easy to read since they are a solid color.  In the picture below you can see the two separate pieces.


In order to keep the two layers together, I assembled them as if they were one piece.  That is, I held both pieces together and put both hooks through both slots at the same time.  Then I pulled the sleeve down away from the solid piece at about the middle, applied some glue, and then put the sleeve back into place.  That way it was secured in two places. 

For the #1 cupcake wrapper, I gave it some extra interest by adding the graduate’s name, the year, and the school mascot from the school logo in outdoor vinyl.  The outdoor vinyl from KNK-USA is easy to cut and work with.  It is also shiny which makes it stand out on the matt finish cardstock.   My friend said that those wrappers might never see a cupcake.  I’m thinking she liked them.

The sleeve and the vinyl idea could be applied to any of the other cupcake wrappers that have a large plain area at the bottom.  Other embellishments such as flowers, ribbons, rhinestones, cut cardstock pieces, photos, etc., could be used as well.  Just be sure that you add about 1/8″ to the length of the sleeve so it fits around the inner wrapper.

Updated files for these wrappers and the sleeve are in the link below:

Graduation Cupcake Wrappers in KNK, MTC, PDF, SVG, and AI Formats


Christmas Cupcake Wrappers



At long last I have created some Christmas Cupcake Wrappers to add to my cupcake wrapper collection.  These were all created in KNK Studio software and cut on my 15″ Maxx using light weight cardstock.  There are five different designs: Merry Christmas, Deck the Halls, Ornaments, Presents and Tree, and (my favorite) Nativity.  The Nativity wrapper is a bit different because it is actually two cupcake wrappers.  There is a lining wrapper which is very plain and an outer wrapper with the figures cut in it.  The wrappers are assembled individually and the lining placed inside the outer wrapper and a dab of glue placed here and there to keep the two wrappers together.  I have always found it difficult to glue two layers together and then bend them without having problems.  By assembling the lining and outer wrapper separately, you avoid this problem.   A lining can be cut for any of these wrappers using the basic pattern that you can download from  Just use a light weight cardstock or even paper, assemble the lining and wrapper separately, then place the lining inside the wrapper and add a couple dabs of glue to keep them together.  Then it doesn’t matter how unattractive the paper baking cup looks because it won’t be seen.  A bit more work, but sometimes worth the effort.

It seems that no KNK project would be complete with some vinyl, so the star on the Nativity Cupcake Wrapper is cut from gold vinyl.

Thank you, Sandy, for reminding me to add Christmas Cupcake Wrappers to my collection and for setting up the links for the cutting files. Here is the link to download the cupcake wrappers in KNK, MTC, AI and EPS formats:

NEW Christmas Cupcake Wrappers!

Seashell Cupcake Wrappers – Free Cutting Files


These cupcake wrappers were designed for a beach wedding. The files were created in the KNK Studio software. The paper used is scrapbook paper. The picks were created by cutting a seashell double then folding in in half and glueing it to a toothpick. In order to emphasize the detail cut lines in the wrappers and picks I wanted to chalk them and to make sure the “chalk” was food safe, I used cinnamon. Using the KNK Studio software I can create cupcake wrappers with any theme, including names, that I want.

To download these new cupcakewrappers, locate the Cupcake Seashell files here:

Cupcake_Seashell in KNK Format

Cupcake_Seashell in SVG Format

Cupcake_Seashell in AI Format

Additional cupcake wrappers can be seen at: