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5.11.2011

LITTLE MAN SHOWER CUPCAKE TOPPERS {Party & Printable}

Do you like these cupcake toppers? Other decorative items for this party are available HERE.

UPDATE: This Cupcake Topper printable is now for sale and comes with my Keep Calm Poster as well as the favor tags.  The whole set is only $6!

To order, please email me at remarkablehome@gmail.com and I will send you a Paypal invoice.  Once I receive the payment, I will email you the file.

I am clueless when it comes to graphic design and it drives me ABSOLUTELY nuts!  I keep asking and asking people I know that know how to make cute things on their computer to tell me what program I should use and no one will really say.  I can’t figure out why no one will tell me.  But, I REALLY want to know how to do it and wish I could take a graphic design class.  I can’t right now but maybe someday.

Anyhow, I am EXCITED because I figured out how I can make some cute things in Microsoft Word!  Take a look at what I have come up with for cupcake toppers.

Little Man Toppers Etsy copy

Are you as excited as I am????  I LOVE them!  I don’t have time to show you how to make them with screen shots, but I think I can explain it.

In Word, make a circle using a drawing object.  Mine are 2”.  Then go to where you format the circle and add a fill.  The blue ones were done using a patterned fill and the black ones were done using a picture fill.  For the picture fill, I found a picture I wanted to use online and saved it to my computer.  Then I used that as the picture to fill the circles with. 

Now, for the text, you need to create a text box for each word.  This makes it so you can move it around easily.  So, go to insert and select “draw textbox”.  Draw a text box and add your text to it.  Now, format your textbox so it has no fill and no outline.  Move it into position on your circles.  If you can’t see it (like it’s behind the circle) then you will need to go to the place where you can change the position and “bring to front”.  You want it sitting on top of your circle.  Do this same thing for your other words.  For the mustache and bowtie I bought some clipart on Etsy.  Then I created a textbox the same way as I did for the text and inserted a picture into the text box.  Then I positioned that text box on the circle. 

Once your objects are in position on your circles, you hold down the shift key and select everything.  This can be a little tricky, especially since you can’t see the outline of your text boxes.  But once you get them selected keep holding down shift and then right click and group them together.  Now, when you select the object you will be able to move it around on your page.  Does that make sense?

Let me know if you have any questions.  I have been making text boxes for a long time but never really thought about filling shapes or text boxes with a picture.  That is when I got excited.

Also, for the damask, the picture was actually black and white but I wanted the bowtie to pop more so I made another circle with a white fill.  Then, under the fill color I made the fill more transparent and then placed that circle over the damask circle.  SO, I have sort of the effect of placing a piece of vellum over a piece of paper.  It dulled down the contrast a bit.

These circles will be cut out and mounted onto scalloped squares and pinking cut circles.  They will be super duper cute!!  Can’t wait to see them on the cupcakes!!

44 comments:

  1. So, so cute! Love how they turned out!

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  2. I'm in love!! You did an awesome job!! I think alot of people use Photoshop and I checked on getting it and it's some major dough! What you did looks stellar!!! I may have to try making some for my next shindig! Thanks!

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  3. I posted a comment earlier, but I don't see it now. I'm a new follower to your blog. I don't remember how I found you, but I'm glad I did! This is one of the most inspiring posts I've read in a long time, and very, very helpful. I am using your techniques to make table decorations for a friend's wedding.

    I accidentally discovered a way to lighten the Fill Picture of a shape. When you select the shape, you will see two Format menus. One is for formatting the picture itself. When you click on it, click on the Brightness and it will allow you to change the brightness in increments of 10 or 20 %. If you want to select an intermediate number, select Picture Correction Options then click on Picture and you can change the sliding number. It doesn't quite have the same look as putting a white partially-transparent shape over it, but it is easier to do.

    Thanks again for the great post!

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  4. I would love the file for these cupcake toppers if you wouldn't mind sending it...I'm doing a "little man" themed party for my younger sis! Thanks for the great ideas! Just in case the file doesn't come through correctly, could you also tell me the fonts you used? Simply adorable! :) (lilsisser79@gmail.com)

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  5. These are SO darling! I LOVE them! Thanks for sharing and GREAT JOB!

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  6. I love love love these cupcake toppers! If you wouldnt mind can you email them to me at Ashley021803 at yahoo dot com. I plan on doing a theme like this for my sons second birthday! Thanks alot!

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  7. Super cute party theme!!! I would LOVE to have the file for these cupcake toppers.... you can email me @ jamienicolewells@yahoo.com

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  8. Hello, I´m from Brazil and I´m loving your blog. I loved this party theme... could you email me the file of cupcake toppers and garlands?
    Thanks a lot!!
    fefebarros@gmail.com

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  9. I would love a copy of this file!! They are simply adorable!! I love the party theme. I wish I had the patience to sit down and figure that out on my own. melisbrems@gmail.com

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  10. I just commented on your post with your "Keep Calm and Grow On" sign. I would love to get a copy of these as well! This is an AMAZING shower idea!
    Once again, thanks so much!

    magnoliasandmimosas@hotmail.com

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  11. I am hoping you will let me steal your cute ideas for my sister's baby shower :) Would you email me your templates?
    Thanks!
    lindeeloo@hotmail.com

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  12. Thanks so much for sending me the file! I love them!! For some reason, the favor template that came through only has "Boy oh Boy" on it. Would you mind sending it to me once more?

    Melisbrems@gmail.com

    Thanks so much!! I appreciate it!

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  13. Could you please send me an email with the PDF for these as well!!! Whitneylovesjon@yahoo.com

    Thank you!!!

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  14. I'd LOVE a copy of these! My sister is getting ready to have a boy and these would be perfect for her shower I'm planning on throwing!

    eriwinters@yahoo.com

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  15. THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I am planning a vintage super hero party. I really wanted cupcake toppers that said "BOOM" etc. Your blog helped me so much. I was able to get them started and finsihed with your advice. You have no idea how much you helped me. Thanks so much!
    www.meyerskids.blogspot.com

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  16. I loved these. They inspired me to make my own picks for my husbands birthday because I couldn't purchase what I was looking for! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Everytime I insert the clipart I purchased from Etsy it has a white box with it and I cant figure out how to have just the image??

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  18. I love everything about the Little Man shower. I'm throwing a shower for a friend and am hoping to borrow your talent and use your designs... could you please email me the pdf's to lindsay.toth@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

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  19. I am so loving everything about this shower! I'm totally going to be a copy cat. :) Could you email me the files for the cupcakes toppers and the Keep Calm and Grow on sign? Pretty please. :) sethdezi@gmail.com

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  20. These are WAY cute! I found them through pinterest and I am glad I did! And I think you did a fab job creating them in MS word! WOW! I say forget the design class.. you got an eye for design that cant be taught! :)

    Most designers like to keep their secrets, because then they cant make money off you if you can do it yourself.. at least thats been my experience when I was first learning. Everyone is guarded and never wants to share. I had to figure things out on my own too. And I will share a little secret with you. I have used the the expensive design programs and I have used free ones. And it really doesnt matter which you use as long as you know what you are doing! The free one I have come across that I LOVE and still use often is called paint.net (not a website.. thats the name) google it and you will find it to download for free.. there are lots of tools and add ons you can download for it! And you could designs lots of wonderful things with it. :)

    Anyways I would LOVE to have these if you are still giving them out. :) my email is agapelovedesigns@yahoo.com

    and please feel free to check out my blog www.agapelovedesigns.blogspot.com Right now its kind of hectic (ive got loads of giveaways going on in celebration of hitting 500 followers) but besides that I usually have lots of fun craty tutorials and free printables as well! :) I am now following your blog, its just too cute! Thanks for sharing your work!

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  21. I would love a copy of the cupcake toppers! leilatahv@gmail.com

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  22. my favorite party theme i have seen in a LONG time! i just about pinned everything onto pinterest. will you email me the file for the toppers? sarah.k.young @ comcast dot net. thank you!!!!

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  23. I would love a copy of this toppers file! Thank you sooooo much for sharing!!!

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  24. hi! i am obsessed with this shower! i am helping to host a shower for my girlfriend this sunday and i was wondering if you could e-mail me the file for the toppers? i am computer illiterate! thank you so much for sharing! my e-mail address is kshay929@aol.com

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  25. I just sent you an e-mail to purchase the set from you... can't wait! :) Thank you!

    kshay929@aol.com

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  27. This is the cutest idea for a baby shower ever! My little sister is having her first boy, five years after 3 girls! I would love to throw her your shower. If you are sharing the templates, I would love them:
    scottnmykalee@yahoo.com
    Thanks!!

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  28. I would love the template for a mustache baby bash shower that I'm throwing this weekend! My email address is: hlsmith17@yahoo.com. Thanks so much!

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  29. could i please obtain a template for the cupcake toppers? they are genious! graham_liz@hotmail.com

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  30. Hi there,
    Am on the same page with you, been looking how to make the topper in the simplest way.. MS Words is the only program am bit skilled..haha...your post helps me lots... good job!

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  31. Thanks so much for the tutorial!!! I made some for my class! However, when I inserted a picture I cannot get rid of the white background behind the pic (is it the clip art or the fact that I got it off the computer make a difference?)...any suggestions??

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    1. Monica,
      the image can't be a jpeg it needs to be a .png file. png files dont have a white background behind them. hope that helps.

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  33. This is AMAZING! I love all of your ideas, I wish I was this crafty! Could I please use this template for my sisters baby shower?

    gottahaveit84@netscape.net

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  34. Hello! I've been looking for just a mustache cupcake topper. Would you mind sending me the template for just the mustache? akdduke@yahoo.com Thanks so much!

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  35. Could you please send me the temples from this shower?! I would LOVE to use them for a shower I'm throwing this weekend! Thanks!! brittneystrebelatgmail.com

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  36. This is easy to follow! I dont know if you're sending anyone the template, as I know this takes a lot of time, but I'm making some for my neice's party and will use your instructions.

    If you are ok sharing the template, Id love to go off of it if at all possible.

    ddonlin1@gmail.com

    Thank you for this great tutorial!

    P.S. Did you use toothpicks or lollipop sticks to put them in the cupcakes?

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    1. I used lollipop sticks, but toothpicks would work also. i prefer the white color of lollipop sticks with this shower. I don't have a template to send, just the completed cupcake topper printable package which I sell for $6. Let me know if you want to order them.
      thanks!

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  37. I would love a copy of the cupcake toppers pls! chrisdeleon25@hotmail.com

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  38. Loving the cupcake toppers. Please can you send me a copy :) melanie.bighi@gmail.com. Thanks. Greatly appreciated

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  39. These cupcake toppers are the cutest!! I've been working on some of my own but I ran into a few things that are holding me up. Can't get them quite right. Not like yours, they are fantastic. Would you mind sending me a copy if they are still up for grabs? Thanks so much!! akdonathan@yahoo.com

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  40. I'm having a little man shower for my sister. I love your cake toppers!!! Can you please email me the template? jennapooh75@aol.com
    Thanks!!!

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  41. I'm having a little man shower for my sister and I LOVE your cake toppers!!! Can you please send me the template?
    Jennapooh75@aol.com

    Thanks!!!

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