Heart eyes. Sealed with a kiss. Lovebird. Hearts. Emojis are the perfect symbols of Valentine’s love. Pop these emoji toppers on a platter of home-made or store-bought cupcakes, and everyone’s sure to love them like this: 😍 💌 🕊️ 💗 ❤️ !
Materials needed: card stock (white, red, three shades of pink, yellow and gold), scissors, craft glue, 1 inch heart hole punch, ½” heart hole punch, 5/8″ heart punch, 1 ½” circle hole punch, Emoji Bird Template, green magic marker, toothpicks, hot glue gun.
For the Emoji Envelope Topper:
Step 1: Cut out a 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangle out of white card stock.
Step 2: Measure 1 ½” up in the bottom and 1” down from the top and fold into thirds.
Step 3: On the midpoint of the top horizontal edge make a tiny mark.
Step 4: Cut from midpoint diagonally to each side of top fold.
Step 5: Punch out 1” red heart. Glue to point of envelope.
Step 6: Hot glue toothpick to backside.
For the Emoji Hearts Toppers:
Step 1: (Pink Heart Emoji): Cut out a light pink heart with 1½” heart punch.
Step 2: Cut out a magenta pink heart with 5/8” heart punch.
Step 3: Cut out a middle shade of pink heart with 1½” heart punch.
Step 4: With scissors, cut out a heart that is in between the bigger heart and the smaller heart.
Step 5: Glue the three pink hearts in a stack, then hot glue toothpick to backside.
Step 6: (Red Heart Emoji): Punch out 1 inch heart, glue toothpick to backside.
For the Emoji Bird Topper:
Step 1: Download the Emoji Bird Template, and print out on white card stock.
Step 2: Cut out the body, wings, and stem (precision scissors are helpful if you have them).
Step 3: Attach the larger wing to the front of the bird’s body by folding back the lower tab, and gluing the tab to the body. Attach the smaller wing with glue to the backside.
Step 4: Color in the stem outline with green marker and cut out.
Step 5: Carefully glue the stem to back of the beak.
Step 6: Glue toothpick to backside.
For the Emoji Heart Eyes Topper:
Step 1: Punch out a round yellow cardstock circle, and two red hearts.
Step 2: Using scissors, cut out a small smile out of gold cardstock for the mouth. Glue the mouth and the eyes to the yellow circle.
Step 3: Glue toothpick to backside.
Photography by Tim Gibson