Conversation Valentine Cupcake Topper : created using the Mirror and Offset tools

One of my favorite, got-to shapes in the online store lately is the word bubble collection. Whether cutting the sentiment out of the bubble, or writing it by hand, they are just a cute addition to cards, gift wrap and scrapbook pages. 
So continues my obsession with the word bubbles here in my double-sided conversation cupcake topper. 
To create the double-sided topper, open the shape in Silhouette studio and ungroup it by clicking the ungroup icon in the bottom left corner of the screen. Then delete all of the bubbles you aren’t planning to use.
Next, to create the white border around the bubble select the shape, open the Offset window and select ‘offset’ from the menu. Then click on the down arrow under ‘offset distance’ until it reads .100 and click apply. 

To make sure the back side of the topper matches the front side perfectly, you will want a mirror image. To do this, select both the shape and the offset border and open the Replicate window. Then select ‘mirror right’ from the menu.
Once you’ve mirrored the shapes, they will look like this. 
Next, move the offset borders off of the mat and type your sentiments inside of the remaining bubble shapes. Then, cut them out of pink cardstock. 
Once cut,  move the shapes off of the mat in Silhouette studio, move the offset borders back on and cut them out of white cardstock.
To assemble, adhere the pink conversation bubble to it’s respective white border. Then, adhere the bubbles back to back onto a sucker stick, or paper straw to insert into the cupcake.

The cupcake toppers are the star of the show, but you can’t go wrong adding a cupcake wrapper and doily cut out of coordinating papers to finish off the look.
Thanks for stopping by! 
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4 thoughts on “Conversation Valentine Cupcake Topper : created using the Mirror and Offset tools

  1. Annette says:

    Oh I love this… I so want a Cameo..

  2. any63 says:

    merci beaucoup!

  3. so fun! I would love to make these!

  4. Great tutorial, thanks so much! Can’t wait to use the offset feature. What an amazing tool the Silhouette is!

    One thing I do to save time is cut the pink and the white papers at the same time by using scraps of paper placed on the grid where the cuts will be. If they’re too small and your mat is old they may jump around, but if you’re worried about that some washi tape will help too.

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