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How to Make Cupcake Wrappers in GIMP With a Personalised Touch

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Make Personalized Cupcake Wrappers in GIMP
Make Personalized Cupcake Wrappers in GIMP
Text and Images © Ian Pullen
Cupcake wrappers seem to be a very popular craft project at the moment and in this article I'm going to show you how to make cupcake wrappers in GIMP, but with a personalised touch. Cupcake wrappers are simple curved designs that you can print on a desktop printer, cut out and then wrap around a cupcake. They can be a great decorative touch for a party table and this project in particular would be well suited for a birthday celebration.

In this project I'll show you how you can use photos to build up a montage design cupcake wrapper. If you want to follow along and learn how to make cupcake wrappers, you'll need a copy of GIMP, the free and open source image editor. If you're not familiar with the application, check out Sue's review of the image editor and you'll find a link to GIMP's website, where you can download your own copy. You'll also want to download a copy of my cupcake wrapper template that you can use to make your own personalised designs.

Finally, before you get started, you'll want a selection of photos of the subject of your design. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've downloaded a few self-portraits from my Flickr account. Now I know that may make me look a little narcissistic, but can you blame me?

If you've got everything ready, let's press onto the first step.

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