While in Japan I purchased a small cupcake card that had yarn wrapped all around like frosting on the cupcake. When the yarn was unwound, there was space to write your message on the cupcake. I thought that this clever item would make a unique tag and be a way to give a little something (a yard of specialty yarn) to the person receiving the tag.
It is a really simple tag to make. First you need to make the base tag from sturdy white card stock. Then cut the two cupcake liners (front and back) from crimped ( used Fiskar paper crimper) card stock and punch out two red circles using a 3/4" punch (EK Success). The Paper Smooches 'just for you' stamp was curved and used to stamp on one of the red 'cherries'.
Next, glue the parts to the base tag and write your message on the tag. To 'frost' the cupcake, insert the yarn end into the bottom slit and wind the yarn around the tag and finish by inserting the other yarn tail into the top slit.
To make the cupcake look like it was in a glassine pastry package, I placed it into an envelope (Snippets 3-1/2" square) purchased from HM Ben Franklin Crafts. A piece of twine (Doodlebug Designs) was attached to the envelope holding the cupcake tag.
If you want to make one of these yarn cupcake tags you can use the template below to trace the tag base on your card stock. The finished tag should be approximately 3"x 2". Besides giving a unique tag, enjoying these 'cupcakes' have no calories and help to use up all those yarns leftover from lei making. Happy crafty baking!