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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Nutella Spread the Happy

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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. That is a really cute card and great way to repurpose those old buttons!

  2. Love the button frosting. I’ve never seen that before. I’ve also never tried Nutella on crackers. Both are must tries now.

  3. I remember when it was fun to go to the mailbox because there was always a handwritten note and now it’s bills and flyers.
    Such a cute card!

  4. Oh that is such a cute craft, and what a great way to cheer someone up!

  5. Love Nutella. That card is so cute.

  6. What a cute craft to brighten someone’s day!

    You could frame it too!

  7. 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.

  8. I love your card – such a great way to use up old buttons. (Colored buttons would be cute, too) And boy, I’m passionate about Nutella, which is why it’s not allowed it the house. I’m so passionate that it can disappear in a few days!

  9. Love that this is something even I can do! Love the button frosting.

  10. OMG that cards is way too cute!

  11. 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.

  12. I’ve so many nutella combination it’s almost sad. Can’t wait to enter.

  13. My kids LOVE Nutella! They like it with jelly or honey! Great for anytime of the day!

  14. What a cute card! Something like that would totally put a smile on my face!

  15. Very cute card. This is a great idea to use buttons too. I have all kinds of crafts to start using up. This is a nice way to cheer someone up too.

  16. I love the buttons, very creative!

  17. The card is cute, but I got distracted by the Nutella. It’s a weakness of mine. I love it!

  18. This card is too cute. When I read it a smile immediately spread across my face.

  19. Jessica Urgelles says:

    Love Nutella… We use it instead of peanut butter.

  20. That is such a cute, adorable card!

  21. Very creative! What a cute card! Love the huge cupcake! lol!

  22. 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!

  23. ADORABLE! I actually still send cards through ‘snail mail’ quite a bit. Not homemade ones though, that’s raising the bar ;)

  24. 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. :)

  25. Adorable craft and we are out of Nutella. Must replenish.

  26. This reminds me of the days when I used to make handmade cards for my grandmother. I miss her so much, but there’s always someone out there who could use a card, and the handmade touch is priceless.

  27. The cupcake card is such a cute idea. It inspired me to use some leftover buttons around the house for arts and crafts projects with my kids.

  28. i love nutella and pretzels. I hadn’t thought about butter crackers

  29. My daughter would love this craft! We have so many buttons!!

  30. OMG, I just realized how not crafty I am with this simple of a thing…my kids could totally do this and it has never even crossed my mind. :-)

  31. That card is so darn cute!!

  32. That card is just adorable! I haven’t ever though about eating Nutella on crackers, but, boy does that look good!

  33. That card is adorable. I love how original homemade cards are :)

  34. Ok, that is sooo cute! I love it, so pretty, I’d love to receive a card like that!

  35. Oh that’s adorable :) Cupcakes always help…and so does Nutella!

  36. Oh that is beautiful. I never think of making things like these until I see it done already. This would be a great project for me and the kids to do.

  37. 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.

  38. This is so adorable! I love handmade cards. And Nutella, yum!

  39. That is such a cute card!

  40. I still love to send out handwritten notes and cards. This card is so cute and we love Nutella!

  41. That card is super cute and I just absolutely love the colors!

  42. The card is adorable I love that you made it.

  43. That card is so cute!!! I love the idea of using buttons for the icing! Who wouldn’t love a cupcake card?!

  44. I love Nutella on a salty snack like that. The cupcake card is adorable too!

  45. I love button crafts. They’re so cute. I have a ton of old buttons…maybe I’ll make a card with them! Thanks!

  46. That is just too cute. I would love to make such a pretty card to brighten someone’s day.

  47. That is an adorable card. We love Nutella over here too!

  48. I love making cards and this one is adorable. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  49. What a sweet card – love card making, love buttons, love cupcakes!

  50. Wow that looks professionally made! I can’t believe it’s so simple to make!

  51. 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

  52. This is so cute, I am a big cupcake lover. I would love to receive this card.

  53. That’s adorable! Buttons make anything cuter. :)

  54. What an adorable card! This combined with some added Nutella would DEFINITELY make me happy.

  55. What a pretty card! A great use for all those extra buttons!

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

  57. What a cute idea, love it. Thanks. Deb P

  58. 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!

  59. 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!♥

  60. 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.

  61. 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!

  62. 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!!

  63. 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

  64. 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.

  65. You are so creative! I love that card. How cute is that! Thanks for sharing.

  66. Sarah Matos says:

    I love making homemade cards. The buttons are a nice touch.

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