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!
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.
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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.
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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.
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!
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!!
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
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.
Sandra Watts says
You are so creative! I love that card. How cute is that! Thanks for sharing.
Sarah Matos says
I love making homemade cards. The buttons are a nice touch.
I’ve been into crafts for ages, but haven’t made any cards in years. This one is sooo cute I must make a few!!!