Make Someone Happy with this Sweet Cupcake Card!

Card crafting has long been a passion of mine. I love that I can do something I enjoy and make someone else happy in the process. Earlier this week, I made this cupcake card for a friend who wasn’t feeling well. I think it cheered her up quite well!

Make Someone Happy with this Sweet Cupcake Card!

Many thanks to Nutella for sponsoring this craft project.

Making homemade cards is a passion that was sparked when I was a little girl. You know how some childhood memories are so vivid and really stick with you? Well, that’s what happened when I was about 10 years old. I was very sick. A friend of my Mom’s from church, a woman that I didn’t really know, dropped off the most beautiful handmade card. It had flaps that opened up and revealed a beautiful garden, complete with sunshine, butterflies and flowers. Inside the card was a simple hair ribbon as a gift. I was so truly touched by the time and the skill that went into making that card, and it’s a memory that has stuck with me.

Make Someone Happy with this Sweet Cupcake Card!

In this age of technology, we don’t send as many letters and cards as we used to. I don’t know about you, but I look forward to getting the mail each morning in hopes of receiving a handwritten note from one of my friends.

Cupcake Card Supplies:

white card stock
2 sheets of scrapbooking paper in contrasting colors and patterns
scissors and a paper cutter, if you have one
clear craft glue or Tacky Glue
An assortment of white buttons


Fold a sheet of cardstock paper in half, to form a card. Then from one sheet of scrapbooking paper, cut a piece that is just slightly smaller than the front of your card. Glue it in place.

From the other sheet of paper, use your scissors to cut a piece that resembles the shape of a cupcake liner – slightly more narrow at the bottom. Glue it in place as pictured.

Arrange your buttons until they resemble cupcake frosting. Don’t glue anything until you know exactly where you want the buttons to go. Glue them in place.

I have a stamp that I picked up from my local craft store which says “maybe a cupcake will help?” and I have been dying to use it. I think it was a sweet addition to this card.

On the inside, I added a little surprise with some washi tape – just because I LOVE washi tape.

I have a ridiculous amount of scrapbooking and cardmaking supplies, but it’s something that makes me so happy. Plus, I love spreading the happy with my cards.

Want to see something else that I’m passionate about?

Nutella Spread the Happy

Nutella is the perfect treat after I have been crafting all afternoon and get a sudden snack attack. It’s good stuff!

What are you passionate about?

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by the makers of Nutella via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nutella.

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  1. says

    I love card making too, and your cupcake card rocks. I never thought of using buttons. I have never tried nutella on that kind of cracker. I haven’t actually had nutella in years, although my nephews love it. My son likes it as well.

  2. says

    I think handmade cards should be a ‘thing’ because nobody really likes store-bought cards anyway. 😉

    While I love Nutella, my kids won’t eat it. I think they’re crazy, but we usually don’t buy things the kids won’t touch.

    I miss it. I miss it so much.

  3. says

    Oh I love that button cupcake! What a cute twist! I think this would be cute in a little girls nursery – sorry trying to distract myself from the fact that I now want a Nutella Cupcake!

  4. says

    I think the card turned out so cute. My daughter is a Nutella nut. I bet I could wrap some up for Christmas and she’d be thrilled. In fact, I wonder if they’ll put out gift pkgs. for the holiday, lol. I will be looking. :)

  5. says

    This is such a cute little card. I’ve never seen a card like this before. My middle son could be a Nutella ambassador, he has gotten just about everyone in our family hooked on it.

  6. says

    Very cute card – the buttons look great as the cupcake icing! My girls love making cards too – we never buy any, and theirs are always so creative and special.
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. Margie says

    This is such a sweet card, and easy too. People always appreciate it when you take the time to make something special.

  8. says

    This is such a cute card! Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. All posts get pinned on our pinterest board! Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on ! I hope to see you there!

  9. says

    Love button crafts! I have chosen this post as Editor’s Pick for Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop on Ducks ‘n a Row. Be sure to stop by this week and see it!♥

  10. TallulahJane says

    I love this idea. I’m trying to be a more thoughtful person and send cards to sick members of my church or friends having a hard time or just a nice card to a friend. I think this is a heartfelt way to express these emotions.

  11. Julie wood says

    What an adorable card! I really love the way it looks and would love to give this card to a family member. I also like Nutella, it tastes so delicious!

  12. Alison Gibb says

    I am with you!! I used have so many penpals and I loved it when the mailbox was stuffed with letters and cards! I miss the olden days!!

  13. Jana Williams says

    When I Was Young I Always Looked Forward to Any Occasion where I Could Make Cards, especially Valentine’s Day & Christmas! Not Much has Changed b/c I Love Arts & Crafts of Any Kind; I Like Cross Stitching, Scrap Booking, Jewelry Making, Painting, and About Anything Artistic! I Still Make Cards for Christmas, although I Don’t Use Crayons but I Still Use Glue & Glitter! One Year for Christmas I Made Multi Colored Glittery Snow Men Cards and it Took Me Days! My Hands & Wrists were Sore From Squeezing Out Glue but They Were Gorgeous and Everyone Liked them Better than there Actual Gift! It Makes me Happy & Makes Me Feel So Good to See those Cards in Frames Every Year at Christmas! I Would do about Anything to Make My Family Smile! Great Craft Idea! Have a Blessed Day! Jana

  14. Tammy S says

    What a fun idea. My daughter loves to do crafts of any type. I am sure she would enjoy this. Plus people always love getting a card in the mail.

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