How to Make a Cupcake Card

Updated February 21, 2017

A cute cupcake card is yours without a lot of prepping and absolutely no baking. This project is perfect for craft scraps--think of leftover ribbon, glitter, scrapbook paper scraps, faux jewels--but you will need a few standard supplies such as scissors, card stock and a craft glue of your choice. If you are making cupcake cards for a child's birthday party, consider letting your children decorate their own to make each card creative and unique.

Select and print two cupcake templates from the Internet. See the resources section for an example. Using a template is the most precise and easiest way to get your cupcake card started.

Cut out the templates with a pair of scissors. One template you will use as your card base. The other you will cut in half to make a template for the cupcake parts. Cut the top off the cupcake, so there is a top (where the icing and cherry goes) and a base (the cake part).

Trace the whole cupcake template on a sheet of card stock with a pencil. Repeat this on a second sheet of card stock. Cut out with a pair of scissors and set both cupcakes aside.

Trace the cut-outs of the top and base of the cupcake on card stock with a pencil. You might want to trace the base on a yellow sheet of card stock and the top on a pink sheet of card stock. Cut out with a pair of scissors.

Swipe the back of the pink top and the yellow base with a glue stick and press onto the top of one of the whole cupcake templates.

Embellish the face of the cupcake card with craft scraps. For example, use a silver paint pen to draw vertical lines on the cupcake base. Use a glue stick to attach a strip of ribbon across the base. Attach a faux jewel in the middle of the ribbon strip. Be creative.

Place the decorated cupcake on top of the blank cupcake template. Staple them together by stapling through the cherry at the top. Squeeze a small dot of glue on top and press a pink pom into the glue.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cupcake card template
  • Internet connection
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 2 sheets of card stock (8.5 X 11 and colour of your choice)
  • 1 pencil
  • 1 silver paint pen
  • 1 glue gun with glue sticks
  • Craft scraps (ribbon, faux jewels, glitter, etc.)
  • 1 pink pom
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Vera Leigh has worked as a professional freelance writer since 2008. Her work has appeared in "Learn Overseas" and "Grad Source" magazines. In addition, she received an honorable mention in "Newsweek's" My Turn contest. She has written features for nonprofits focused on literacy, education, genomics and health. In her spare time, Leigh puts her English major to use by tutoring in grammar and composition.