Cupcake Hot Pad Pocket

By  Debbie Kaste 

size: 7" tall

  • Cupcake Hot Pad Pocket
  • Everything Included
  • Chocolate Cupcake Recipe


  • White cardstock
  • White printer paper
  • White paper doily, 4”
  • Chipboard (designer used a recycled gift box)
  • Vintage girl on cupcake image (Lisa’s Altered Art)
  • Pink trims: rickrack; iron-on heart border
  • Pink mini brads (The Paper Studio)


  • Sewing needle and white thread
  • ColorBox Rouge Fluid Chalk Inkpad (Clearsnap)
  • Sizzix Die-Cutting System and Originals Scallop Combo Tags #2 die (Ellison)
  • Hole punch, 1/16”
  • Paper piercer
  • Detail scissors
  • Pink hot pad
  • Wooden mixing spoons, about 7” long, two
  • Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate! Glue (API)
  • Iron and pressing cloth
  • Computer and printer
  • 1. Fold hot pad in half and hand-stitch side and bottom closed. Use iron and pressing cloth to secure heart trim around three edges of hot pad.
  • 2. Die cut white cardstock tag; sponge chalk ink around edges.
  • 3. Use computer to print "Let's Bake Cupcakes" onto white cardstock; trim to 1-1/2"x2-3/4". Punch a hole at each corner, place over tag and pierce tiny holes through larger holes; insert brads to secure "pocket" to tag. Adhere rickrack across bottom of pocket.
  • 4. Rough, not detail, cut little girl image from image sheet; adhere to lightweight chipboard. Detail cut image and adhere lower portion to tag pocket as shown. Tie tag to pot holder loop with rickrack.
  • 5. Print recipe text onto printer paper; trim, fold and insert into pocket.
  • 6. Cut 2"x5-3/4" chipboard strip; glue paper doily to top and let dry. Insert doily strip and spoons into holder.
  • Note
  • 1. In this recipe, measurements for dry ingredients are given both by volume (cups) and by weight (ounces). Professional chefs tend to use weight measures, while home cooks usually use volume.