Monday, February 8, 2010

How to Make a Cupcake Card

Homemade goodies are always the best way to express how much you care for someone. And with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, you could present your Sweetie with this little bit of yumminess. It’s super easy to whip together and sure to delight!

Fashion a card to your desired size. For my example, I used white cardstock cut to 4-1/2” x 7-1/2”.

Next cut a rectangle of hot pink cardstock the exact same size as the front of the card and punch a scalloped edge. (size of example 4-1/2” x 3-3/4”)

Next cut a smaller, coordinating piece of patterned paper to fit just within the scalloped border. (size of example 4” x 3-1/4”)

Now you’re ready to start on the cupcake!

Cut a 1-1/2” x 3” length of pinstriped patterned paper. Then fold it accordion style, using the lines as guides. Along the top edge, trim a simple zig zag border. Set it aside.

Next punch a 2” circle out of another coordinated patterned paper.

Find a scrap of paper that would make a good “topping” – preferably one with “sprinkles” and trace outside the top edge of the circle slightly. You’ll want this to look like icing, so you’ll want it to be a little bit larger than the size of the circle. Then freehandedly, draw a wavy line across to create the bottom edge of the icing line and cut. Keep all of your lines soft and rounded.

Next, either punch a small heart or use a chipboard accent for your “cherry on top”. You should now have all of the following pieces (or ingredients).

Then simply assemble and adorn as you wish. In my example, I added a bit of puffy paint and glitter along the icing line, a simple ribbon and a sticker.

Have fun and be sweet!


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  2. Fabulous Card Julie.

  3. Love it! very creative, Julie!

  4. This card is soo cute!! I saw it on MCS and loved it. So I had to give it a try and I made it for my mom for Valentine's Day. She loved the cupcake and the card!! Thanks for the inspiration