Hand-Scripted Love Cupcake Toppers + FREE Cut File & HUGE Font Giveaway!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a cute and delicious sweet treat!  Well, I mean there are lots of ways to celebrate Cupid’s big day (some of which are NSFW and therefore NSFWTSHB), but cupcakes are always a winner whether you’re single or taken.

I freely admit that I generally live by the Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade philosophy of kitchen life, so I use shortcuts.  A lot.  Like buying cute store-bought baked goods then jazzing them up with a simple Christine touch to make them special.  I mean, I can’t be cute, crafty, AND a great cook….that just wouldn’t be fair. {wink}

So, whipped up some easy cupcake toppers and surprised my husband with an early Valentine’s sweet treat.  The toppers will get extra mileage too because they’ll work well for anniversaries, Sweetest Day (although my husband refuses to acknowledge this “holiday”), or any time you want to give a treat to someone special.  I intentionally designed them so Cupid wasn’t hitting you over the head with his bow and arrow. :)

And there’s lots of extra fun in today’s post, too!  You can snag the FREE cupcake topper cut file if you’d like, AND enter a giveaway for an amazing design bundle!  All the details are below!

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Hand-Scripted Love Cupcake Toppers + FREE Cut File & HUGE Font Giveaway!

 

Supplies

  • Printed FREE hand-scripted love cupcake toppers cut file (find it below!)
  • Silhouette Cameo/Portrait/Curio or just plain ole scissors
  • Toothpicks
  • Glue
  • Delicious cupcakes!

 

Designing the Cupcake Toppers

I created my designs in Silhouette Studio as a print & cut project that I would cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.  If you’d like all the juicy details on how to use this incredible feature, check out this tutorial!

I printed my designs out on some matte photo paper to give it a little sturdiness without a glossy shine, then my cut settings were finalized:

  • Blade: 3
  • Speed: 10
  • Thickness: 15

Hand-Scripted Love Cupcake Toppers + FREE Cut File! Perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, Sweetest Day, or anytime you want to treat someone special! | WhereTheSmilesHaveBeen.com

 

The font that I used is a super cool hand-scripted beauty called Hellvina.  Isn’t it just lovely?!  Another great thing about it (besides being gorgeous) is that it has lots of fancy swirly twirly glyphs that are 100% accessible to everyone, so all I had to do to jazz up my design was copy and paste from my Font Book into Silhouette Studio!

For more info on how I did this, check out my Shake Your Booty mug tutorial.

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The cute golden glittery heart included in the “i ♥ you” topper is part of the Hearts and Arrows watercolor clipart set.  Lots of lovey dovey goodness here!

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Both of these goodies are part of The February Bundle from The Hungry JPEG!  It includes nearly 40 fonts and over 1,000 graphics….take a peek at some of them here:

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This bundle is only $29….over 98% savings!  And you’re in luck again, because you can save 20% off using the discount code Smiles20!  Woot!  Or if you’re feeling lucky, enter the giveaway below to try and snag it for free. ;)

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Cutting Out the Cupcake Toppers

Once my designs were printed, I loaded the sheet on my cutting mat and into my Silhouette Cameo, then got to cutting!

Oh, and if you’ve been following along, you know we just moved!  It’ll be a while before I get the craft room of my dreams off my Pinterest board and into realty, so this is my current crafting situation: on the floor! ;)

Hand-Scripted Love Cupcake Toppers + FREE Cut File! Perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, Sweetest Day, or anytime you want to treat someone special! | WhereTheSmilesHaveBeen.com

 

Here’s how the toppers looked after being cut out.  You can see the slight white outline along the edges….perfect!

Hand-Scripted Love Cupcake Toppers + FREE Cut File! Perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, Sweetest Day, or anytime you want to treat someone special! | WhereTheSmilesHaveBeen.com

 

Attaching the Toppers to the Toothpicks

To finish the transformation from printed words to actual cupcake toppers, I just dabbed a teeny tiny bit of hot glue to one end of a toothpick, then attached it to the back of each word/phrase.  Couldn’t be easier!

If you’re feeling extra fancy, you could also use colored toothpicks or decorative lollipop sticks.

Hand-Scripted Love Cupcake Toppers + FREE Cut File! Perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, Sweetest Day, or anytime you want to treat someone special! | WhereTheSmilesHaveBeen.com

 

The Final Hand-Scripted Love Cupcake Toppers!

And here they are in all their adorable and delicious glory!  Such an easy way to jazz up store-bought cupcakes, or embellish homemade ones if you’re a little Miss Betty Crocker over-achiever type.

Also, you may have noticed that I started with eight printed designs but only show seven below.  Let’s just say that my two-year-old spotted these cupcakes on the kitchen counter and COULD NOT WAIT to eat one.  Big ole fat tears were forming in his eyes as I tried to explain he could have one….just not right now.  But Momma here can’t stand to see her baby upset, so I had to sacrifice a “cupacake” before undertaking this photoshoot. :)

Hand-Scripted Love Cupcake Toppers + FREE Cut File! Perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, Sweetest Day, or anytime you want to treat someone special! | WhereTheSmilesHaveBeen.com

Hand-Scripted Love Cupcake Toppers + FREE Cut File! Perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, Sweetest Day, or anytime you want to treat someone special! | WhereTheSmilesHaveBeen.com

Hand-Scripted Love Cupcake Toppers + FREE Cut File! Perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, Sweetest Day, or anytime you want to treat someone special! | WhereTheSmilesHaveBeen.com

Hand-Scripted Love Cupcake Toppers + FREE Cut File! Perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, Sweetest Day, or anytime you want to treat someone special! | WhereTheSmilesHaveBeen.com

Hand-Scripted Love Cupcake Toppers + FREE Cut File! Perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, Sweetest Day, or anytime you want to treat someone special! | WhereTheSmilesHaveBeen.com

Hand-Scripted Love Cupcake Toppers + FREE Cut File! Perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, Sweetest Day, or anytime you want to treat someone special! | WhereTheSmilesHaveBeen.com

Hand-Scripted Love Cupcake Toppers + FREE Cut File! Perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, Sweetest Day, or anytime you want to treat someone special! | WhereTheSmilesHaveBeen.com

 

Grab Your Free Cut File!

If you’d like to also jazz up some delicious baked goods with these hand-scripted cupcake toppers (or use them in any other way), feel free to download the cut file!

>>>Click Here to Download the FREE Hand-Scripted Love Cupcake Toppers Version 3 .studio Cut File!<<<

{THE FINE PRINT: This file is for PERSONAL USE ONLY.  That means you are free to use it on things for yourself or as gifts, but not for any commercial purposes.  So don’t use it on anything you’re selling, and don’t sell or redistribute the file itself or the link.  Thanks!}

 

The February Bundle Giveaway!

Just like with January’s fun, the awesome folks over at The Hungry JPEG are generously giving another lucky reader one of their amazing monthly bundles for free!  For your chance to win The February Bundle, just complete as many entries in the giveaway widget below as you’d like.  Good luck and happy designing! :)

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{This giveaway runs from today through Sunday, February 14th at 11:59p eastern.  Winner will be randomly chosen and have 48 hours to respond to email or another winner will be selected.}

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About Christine

I'm Christine, a SAHM to a spunky toddler and his mini-me infant brother, and married to the best guy you'll ever meet. I (try to) spend their nap times getting my craft on and I blog about my creations and adventures in parenting at Where The Smiles Have Been. My loves are all things DIY, especially Silhouette projects, wreaths, & personalized decor. And ice cream....definitely love me some ice cream.

Comments

  1. The Toppers look really beautiful!

  2. Absolutely love this bundle! So lovely x

  3. Jill Mackie says:

    My favorite one is the nautical clip art. I want to use it to make onesies :)

  4. I don’t “need” more fonts, but these are all lovely.

  5. Hi Christine!
    Your cupcake toppers are SO cute! That font is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers,
    AJ

  6. Eeeee! I saw this bundle on the Hungry Jpeg the other day, and I really didn’t have to go far. I fell in love with the very first font listed, Starlight. Thanks for this opportunity!

  7. I like the Auther font. It’s perfect for using to personalize anything with a first name. Great for one words only…I think!

  8. I really like the Hellvina font. I think it would look great on a chalkboard sign, maybe for some spring decor?

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