Laser engraved wedding invitations.

My niece is getting married later in 2014 and we were thrilled to make her invitations/save the dates for her. She sent us an idea of what she wanted and left the rest up to us.

The invitation consists of 2 parts: a wooden heart which is laser engraved, and a laser cut “cover” printed on 300gsm paper. We custom made a few matching envelopes as some of the invitations were going to be posted.


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We also inlaid a pretty pink perspex heart cutout into the wooden heart.


The wooden hearts are attached to the covers with pretty ribbons.

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We had such fun making these – my niece and her mom were roped in to add the finishing touches. (Yes I am not ashamed to admit that I used FREE LABOUR for finishing these off )


Laser cut wooden badges

A while ago we received a request to make laser cut badges for a wedding. The bride sent us a photo of what she wanted and asked if we were able to make something similar. I love making something new and the badges looked like they would be easy enough to make.

As with all new products, we prefer to do a trial run first so that we can iron out any glitches and get our act together. So, here is a pic of our prototype – needless to say this badge is MINE.

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The badge is made up of 2 layers of wood: the top layer is engraved and cut and the bottom layer is painted and then glued to the top. The badge is then given a few coats of clear sealant and a magnetic brooch pin is fixed to the back. Simple and quick – the longest process was waiting for the coats of sealant to dry.

Not sure why, but this project had me grinning the entire time I was making them. (I am easily amused). Here is the final product.

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Flower power cupcake wrappers

My daughter was having a birthday and asked me to make some cupcake wrappers. She had a huge choice from the Paperkutz range but she wanted something new. I was pleased, as it forced us to design a new cupcake wrapper. We decided on something fresh and flowery and came up with these lovely Flower Power cupcake wrappers which are gorgeously lacey without being “granny”. We lasercut them in bright pink (her favourite colour) and orange.

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Our Flower Power cupcake wrappers are now available in our store in a choice of 20 different paper colours.

A few new things

Wow, it’s been a while. We have had endless problems with our server and we were unable to add new posts to our blog. What an irritation that was. But at last things seem to be sorted and I have lots of new things to show you.

A few years ago, when we first got our laser cutter, I really wanted to make a cupcake stand. We could have made them from wood but as we send most of our orders via post, the weight was a concern to us. We spent a long time experimenting with different materials, trying to find the perfect one. It had to be lightweight, food safe, and greaseproof. We believe we have found the perfect material and the fact that it is environmentally friendly and recyclable is an added bonus.

Our cupcake stands are supplied flat and are simple to assemble. Each stand consists of 9 pieces which slot together to build a stand which is 27 cm high and 30 cm wide. They are also strong enough to hold a small cake on the top tier and can be dismantled and wiped clean for multiple uses. Available here.

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We used our cupcake stand in our adorable Easter Cupcake Decorating Kit and look how stunning it is.

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Paper Placemats

Check out this awesome addition to our Intrikut range of pretty stuff – a pad of disposable paper placemats. The idea of disposable paper placemats is certainly not new. Restaurants have been using them for years. They are cheap, hygenic and require minimal cleanup.

Paper placemats from Paperkutz come in pads of 50, with the same design printed on every sheet. We have used Earth Kind paper which is locally sourced. We have 2 different vintage style designs available. Click here to go to the Paperkutz store.

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If you run a restaurant/coffee shop/food stall etc, speak to us about customising disposable paper placemats for you.

Dahlia Cupcake Wrappers

We thought it was time for a new cupcake wrapper and our latest design has been waiting in the wings for a few weeks. We love pretty flower designs – we already have a few in our store like our lovely Lace Rose cupcake wrapper, our popular Daisy cupcake wrapper, our cheerful Sunflower cupcake wrapper and our Lace Tulip cupcake wrapper. Our latest cupcake wrapper features a lacy Dahlia design and is available in 20 different paper colours. These would be awesome for weddings, cut in our elegant shimmer white or shimmer cream paper. Available in our store.

New Fondant Stamps

At last we got a chance to add two new fondant stamps to our collection. We designed and made these fondant stamps a while ago but never got a chance to take pics and put them in our store. Check out our “Made with Love” and our “Home Made” stamps – perfect for adding a personal touch to your baking.  We stamped a whole bunch of them onto fondant and cut them out with a cookie cutter. You can follow step by step instructions on how to use fondant stamps over here.  Don’t forget that fondant stamps also work perfectly on chocolate, biscuit dough, clay and just about anything that is rollable/pliable.

We can also customise a fondant stamp for you with your company logo/wedding details/baby shower details/monograms etc. Email us with your request.


Lovebird cupcake wrappers

Following the success of our Lovebird  place cards, we decided to make matching Lovebird cupcake wrappers. These are beautifully delicate and need to be handled carefully.  The swirly branches and leaves are really gorgeous and the design is exclusive to Paperkutz. Available in 20 different paper colours. (Matching Lovebird cake toppers are on their way!)

Customised cupcake wrappers

We make lots of customised cupcake wrappers, usually printed with names, monograms, logos or messages. This week we made some stunning customised wrappers using our ever popular Lace Rose cupcake wrapper design. We tweaked the design it a bit to make space for the printed names and used our gorgeous shimmer white paper. The result is pretty awesome!

Polka Dot cupcake wrappers

We have been meaning to add polka dot cupcake wrappers to our shop for a while now and we finally got round to it this week. Polka dots are pretty versatile – they look good at kids parties as well as at weddings depending on the colour you choose. Our polka dot cupcake wrappers come in 12 different colours – we have included pastels and brights so you are spoilt for choice. Check them out here.

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