Football Cupcake Toppers

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We’ve already had some people in the store asking for ideas for dressing up cupcakes for their party on Sunday so we whipped up these fun football and 12th man cupcake toppers, as well as some cupcake wraps in Seahawks colors.

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They simply could not be easier. For the football toppers, we cut mini football shapes out of this awesome football textured scrapbooking paper at our die cut center (and if you’ve never die cut before, our helpful staff will show you what to do!). We also went over the stitch lines on the die cut with a white pen to make them pop more and then glued a toothpick or mini dowel to the back. When gluing, hold the pieces together with a little piece of masking tape

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The 12th man toppers used a combination of punches and die cuts. Cut the 12 using our 1.25″ Block letters at the die cut center and then use a 1 3/4″ circle punch and a larger starburst punch for the circles. Layer the pieces how you want and glue your toothpick or mini dowel on the back just as you did with the football toppers.

We also cut some super simple cupcake wraps out of Seahawks colored cardstock, in this case a cute dotty paper. These are incredibly easy to make using die J151 and don’t even require glue to put together. Whether you’re baking your own cupcakes or dressing up store bought ones, don’t forget these fun details to make your party complete!

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“GO HAWKS” Banner

Banners are our favorite decor for every occasion so we just had to make one to celebrate the Seahawks! We’re pretty sure you’re going to want one of these if you’re throwing a party this Sunday, so we whipped a little tutorial. Our amazing die cut center makes all the cutting this project requires fast and easy so come in and take advantage of this great resource!

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All you’ll need for this fun banner is three sheets each of blue and green 12×12 cardstock, one sheet silver or white paper, your choice of ribbon or twine, and glue. We kept it simple with ours, but there are so many fun options. Try glitter, dots, whatever you like!

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Once you select and purchase your paper, head over to our die cut center. If you’ve never die cut before, don’t worry! Our helpful staff will teach you everything you need to know.

For this banner, you will use J152, #140, and the 3″ Happy Day letters. Cut four pennant shapes of each color (you can fit two on each page), eight silver or white stars, and letters to spell out “GO HAWKS”.

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Because you will have a blank pennant between “GO” and “HAWKS”, the “O” and “H” should actually be the same color, but otherwise alternate colors for each letter.

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Glue your stars onto the pennants and the letters onto the stars. To put the banner together, you can choose to tie a bow or knot between each pennant, or simply string it together with one long piece of ribbon or twine. Hang in a window or above a buffet table and your party guests will know you have the most team spirit!

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And since we know that you’re busy, we made up some kits so you can skip the die-cutting! All the pieces are included, but you’ll need some adhesive and you get to choose the ribbon or twine you like best to string them all together.

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Seahawks Superbowl Party Decor – Tissue Poms!

We’re SO EXCITED about the Seahawks, and we’re betting you are too! So we whipped up some fun, easy, QUICK projects you can do to get ready for your Superbowl party. First up are these adorable tissue paper pom poms! Of course you can do these in any color and many of you may know how to make single color ones already, but did you know you can do striped poms too?? Of course we had to try it in Seahawks colors.

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You’ll need blue, white, and green tissue paper, a pipe cleaner, and scissors. That’s it!

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Select one sheet of each color, layer them in your chosen pattern, and fold in half. For our poms we wanted the striping to go green, white, blue, white, green so we put down a piece of green tissue, then white, with blue on top and then folded the whole lot in half. This gives a double layer of blue in the middle.

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Accordion pleat the length of tissue paper, starting on one of the two short ends. One long end will be a folded edge and the other will be free. We generally make our pleats about one inch wide but don’t stress, it doesn’t need to be perfect!

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Cinch a pipe cleaner around the middle of your stack of accordion pleated tissue paper and form a hanging loop out of the ends of the pipe cleaner. (The hanging loop is not necessary but makes them easier to hang, of course.)

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Now, cut the ends into a rounded, petal shape. It is a little hard to cut through all the layers of tissue paper so you may do it in stages. This step cuts off the fold edge, so now both ends should be free.

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Fan out the accordion pleats and carefully separate each layer. Pull gently so as not to tear the fragile tissue paper.

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Fluff all the layers into a nice round ball and you have a completed pom pom! Try a cluster of larger solid colored poms and our striped ones together. We think that would be extra cute!

Stay tuned in the next couple days for more Seahawks project ideas. Here’s a little sneak peak!

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